Delonghi EC152 15-Bar Espresso Machine £34.98 !!! (Save >50%) @ Sainsburys Instore
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Delonghi EC152 15-Bar Espresso Machine £34.98 !!! (Save >50%) @ Sainsburys Instore

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Found 7th May 2013
Iced Latte anyone?

Easily the best value coffee machine on the market. Makes a great brew, and at 50% off it's a storming hot deal!

Pick this up from any decent sized Sainsburys for a teeny £34.99. It RRP's at £99.99 and it's a whopping £39.99 off the Amazon price £74.97. Why wait for postage either?

Spotted at Sainsburys Ashton-Moss, but it's the on the shelf price with the usual "50% off" appearing on your till receipt. Dealicious!

Okay, so it's a bit hot for a Cappucino? ...Iced Latte anyone?

Product Description

The high performance 15 bar pump pressure coffee maker makes perfect espressos, cappuccinos and caffe lattes or can be used to create any favourite coffee or milk drinks. It is both stylish and easy to use with a simple dial operating system. The professional filter holder and built-in tamper creates the perfect crema on your espressos and the traditional manual milk frothing arm mixes steam, air and milk to produce a rich, creamy froth for a great cappuccino or latte so you can have barista-style coffee in your own home.

The pump espresso/cappucino maker is built to accommodate two full-sized cappuccino cups or one or two espresso cups. It features a water boiler that can be switched between espresso and adjustable steam emission function to ensure faster use and optimum temperature control. Other features include a removable one Litre water tank and removeable drip tray.
Box Contains
1 x Coffee Maker
1 x Filter holder
1 x Fitted UK plug
1 x Ground coffee measuring spoon
1 x Full product instructions

69 Comments

Why cold?

What store was this seen in?

What store has this been seen in?

will buy one if I can get one

A good first espresso machine - I don't mean this in a patronising way. Espresso machines require a certain amount of effort and maintenance which is why there are so many of them on eBay. These Delonghi machines are capable of delivering decent coffee and a chance to see if you get along with the things without spending a small fortune. If you like it, when it wears out in a year or two look out for a good, little used pre-Philips Gaggia on eBay and invest in a burr grinder.

And if you can't be bothered with the faff as I found, get a nespresso

Original Poster

This was purchased from Sainsburys in Ashton-U-Lyne. It recently came into stock, and the box looks new and wasn't dusty.

So you should pick one up at any decent sized store if you're quick about it.

Original Poster

jessthemess680

What store has this been seen in?



Sainsbury's Ashton-Moss

Original Poster

Sid Harper

And if you can't be bothered with the faff as I found, get a nespresso



Or if you hate Nestle or want real Coffee...? You can pick a good quality bean and grind it up nice and fine.

Original Poster

Dave-T

A good first espresso machine - I don't mean this in a patronising way. … A good first espresso machine - I don't mean this in a patronising way. Espresso machines require a certain amount of effort and maintenance which is why there are so many of them on eBay. These Delonghi machines are capable of delivering decent coffee and a chance to see if you get along with the things without spending a small fortune. If you like it, when it wears out in a year or two look out for a good, little used pre-Philips Gaggia on eBay and invest in a burr grinder.



Agreed, it won't last forever, but the seller, by law, needs to make sure it's of reasonable quality and lasts a fair time, irrespective of any explicit warranty. It's Sainsburys, and it has a £99 RRP so you should still be able to expect it to last and return it for a couple of years if you're up on your consumer law. It's the reason why a lot of companies actually make the warranty an explicit 2 years as a selling point now.

It does make excellent coffee if you get the grind right and buy decent stuff. The milk frother is fantastic. But you will need to use a small mug to collect your espresso, like with most of these.

This gives good quality coffee for not a lot of money. Not sure why anyone would say it would wear out in a year ot two but even if it only lasts that long - at this price buy two.

That is if you have the time to mess about with stuff like this. Nice if you have the time but for those of us who have to work for a living, the Tassimo is the better buy.

Great machine for the money. Got an older version of this model 4 years ago for £17 and it is still going strong.

Don't buy this – it's just going to produce brown water. If you can't afford a proper espresso machine, get an Aeropress.

None in Somerset!!

Strongly disagree. It has very decent reviews. I read an article where it had beaten few machines costing several hundred quid in quality of espresso. It doesn't look posh and it's not tassimo or other stuff like that. But because of that it gives you freedom of brewing any beans that you buy.

hello_world

Don't buy this – it's just going to produce brown water. If you can't a … Don't buy this – it's just going to produce brown water. If you can't afford a proper espresso machine, get an Aeropress.



What absolute nonsense!

Anyone picked one of these up in any other stores yet?

bytemaster

What absolute nonsense!



How so? Anything that has a pressurised portafilter cannot produce anything other than bitter water; it's simply unable to produce good coffee. There's a reason this is so cheap and it's not because this is a deal. If you genuinely want good coffee, use a good burr grinder and an Aeropress. If you want espresso at home, be prepared to pay £400 and up (let alone what you should pay on the grinder).

iammienta

Strongly disagree. It has very decent reviews. I read an article where it … Strongly disagree. It has very decent reviews. I read an article where it had beaten few machines costing several hundred quid in quality of espresso. It doesn't look posh and it's not tassimo or other stuff like that. But because of that it gives you freedom of brewing any beans that you buy.



Do you have a citation for such a review. Any unpressurised portafilter espresso machine would provide a completely superior cup to this what this could provide.

Had one for a year, great machine, easy to clean. Mostly use with illy & Lavazza, produces fantastic taste and a lovely crema. This price is an absolute steal!

Great coffee machine, the crema is fantastic, better than a lots of other ones for hundreds of £££s. Good expressos and caps, would definately recommend!! The downside is that it's hard to find full size coffe mugs that fit underneath it (only really made for expresso cups), even with the drip tray out, but that's only a minor inconvenience and something I can workaround.

hello_world

If you want espresso at home, be prepared to pay £400 and up (let alone … If you want espresso at home, be prepared to pay £400 and up (let alone what you should pay on the grinder).



Yes but that wouldn't be a Hot UK Deal would it now....Enjoy your £400+ coffee machine.

Aeropress is like the iPhone - Trendy and overrated. Sure this isn't the best espresso machine, but given the right coffee and grind it will produce a decent cup of coffee; far better than what most people are used to.

Deal of the century if you can find it at your local one. Excellent find.

Awful machine. Had one and returned it. Can't fit enough coffee in it to make enough or strong enough espresso, and it tastes awful anyway.

bytemaster

Aeropress is like the iPhone - Trendy and overrated. Sure this isn't the … Aeropress is like the iPhone - Trendy and overrated. Sure this isn't the best espresso machine, but given the right coffee and grind it will produce a decent cup of coffee; far better than what most people are used to.



Pressurised portafilters compensate for a poor grind, so even with pre-ground, a good burr grinder or a terrible blade grinder you're still getting a mediocre coffee. It doesn't have to be a Aeropress: a V60 or even a French Press would provide better coffee than this.

None in Lincoln

hello_world

Pressurised portafilters compensate for a poor grind, so even with … Pressurised portafilters compensate for a poor grind, so even with pre-ground, a good burr grinder or a terrible blade grinder you're still getting a mediocre coffee. It doesn't have to be a Aeropress: a V60 or even a French Press would provide better coffee than this.



Hahahaha! It's a £35 coffee machine! You're talking as if the coffee beans have to be crushed between the thighs of virgins before you'll even smell them. It's a f**king deal! Find one better for the price or stop talking. You. Are. Boring.

Original Poster

hello_world

Do you have a citation for such a review. Any unpressurised portafilter … Do you have a citation for such a review. Any unpressurised portafilter espresso machine would provide a completely superior cup to this what this could provide.



While it's a bit tekkie... and I would strongly disagree that it only produces bitter water, yes there are others out there that make somewhat better coffee. NONE of them cost under £35.

I own an Aerobie... and it REALLY DOES make terribly bitter water in comparison.

Fantastic little machine,I bought one about 6 months ago and use it everyday of the week.
You will need a couple of low cups to fit under though,and a pint sized measuring jug to froth the milk up.
Heat added!

Don't get why people moan so much about using proper espresso machines - don't see the point in these pod machines unless your going to get an expensive one that does milk as well. Better off getting this machine, some little espresso cups (or if your feeling cheap some shot glasses from £land), a metal milk jug and some Grande Cappuccino cups (wide mugs like they use in costa). Once you've done it a few times it should only take 3-5 minutes to make the coffee, froth the milk and clean the stuff, hardly worth complaining about. Plus you can experiment a lot more (make different milk based hot drinks etc).

I can't believe the tosh spoken here by coffee snobs whe clearly don understand th chemistry behind decent coffee. This machine is capable of producing very good coffee, as good as coffee from machines 10 times as expensive. It is a bargain if all you want is a good cup of coffee.

I bought one of these about a month ago, £5 from Asda:
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I’m enjoying it a lot so far.

Has anyone got this out side the original shop?

None in Telford Sainsburys this morning.

hello_world........................hello_numpty!

I own this machine and it is A1.You need to live in the real world.
For the rest of the NORMAL people out there I would give it a go.

Eagerbeaver

This machine is capable of producing very good coffee



Yes.

Eagerbeaver

as good as coffee from machines 10 times as expensive.



Just no.

First of all, people comparing this with tassimo clearly haven't a clue what good coffee tastes like. Second, the aeropress is a fantastic little device that's widely used in the best coffee shops in London. Thirdly, for the price this is a great deal. Buy your beans from a roasters and grind them using a burr mill as required and you'll have fine espresso for home. If you want better then go to a decent coffee shop (no, not Starbucks or costa)

s2frost

Agreed, it won't last forever, but the seller, by law, needs to make sure … Agreed, it won't last forever, but the seller, by law, needs to make sure it's of reasonable quality and lasts a fair time, irrespective of any explicit warranty. It's Sainsburys, and it has a £99 RRP so you should still be able to expect it to last and return it for a couple of years if you're up on your consumer law. It's the reason why a lot of companies actually make the warranty an explicit 2 years as a selling point now.It does make excellent coffee if you get the grind right and buy decent stuff. The milk frother is fantastic. But you will need to use a small mug to collect your espresso, like with most of these.



I do agree from many years experience of several different brands of espresso machine (and a friend who had a similar experience) that some parts will have worn out say by the 5 year mark (though I had one that lasted 10 years). Interesting so many people these days are smartly suggesting a 6 years Sales of Goods Act warranty. You should certainly expect at least 2 years + use as long as you clean and descale. But after year 1 it's always easier to claim under a shop extended warranty than argue about statutory rights-because unless you litigate, you can't enforce that argument. As to De Longhi, well they're as good as many others here post. Lidl do a rebranded De Longhi for £40 at least once a year so if you can't get this, keep your eyes open.

I have read some c--p on this site but please, what is a 'pressurised portafilter'? I have had various pump espresso machines over the years, ALL are still functioning none have broken. All of them make better coffee than is available in this country-to my taste.strong.

Go get it experiment with coffee, getting the right grind is quite important. good find op.
Edited by: "compadre" 8th May 2013
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