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DELONGHI ECAM23.420 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine £299.99 @ Currys Half Price + Claim £45 Free Gifts
DELONGHI ECAM23.420 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine £299.99 @ Currys Half Price + Claim £45 Free Gifts

DELONGHI ECAM23.420 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine £299.99 @ Currys Half Price + Claim £45 Free Gifts

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cruisecars

Very true saves money why bother going to a coffee shop



​is it portable. Can it be put in a rucksack, so if you walk past a coffee shop and think, I fancy a coffee, so instead of popping in, you whip out the machine and make yourself a coffee.

I "invested" in a bean to cup and probably made over 1500 cups of coffee now. With fresh beans it's a few pence a cup...

This should come with a warning. It WILL make you a coffee snob. You won't be able to drink your gold blend.

I bough this before xmas, same deal
Its a great machine
I used to have the £1000 version before it broke (italian!) but this one is smaller, quieter and less parts to go wrong. I also didnt use the milk compartment on the old machine anyway

Still wish the water catch tray was easier to clean, i tend to catch the water with a cup instead.

Those who say its a lot of money for 'just coffee' clearly dont understand the difference in quality - its no pod based drink maker, its no instant, sweet hot chocolate multi machine - its a Burr grinding, bean crushing coffee shop style machine that youd happily pay £1.50 a go for

I have a nespresso, a manual espresso and this machine now. This machine gets used all day long, one button press, no fuss, great coffee (real coffee), the others are in the loft and bedroom in case of emergancies

Snobs may argue its not a true espresso machine as this requires manual intervention, however, it is.. and it creates the SAME coffee every time you ask fo ir - no variables, no "oh crud what did I do wrong" nor the dreaded "can i have another one" when the family is round.
You can change the length of the drink, v.short, short,normal, long extra long
you can change the strength, v weak, weak, normal, strong very strong
You can adjust the temperature
You can use filtered water via its filter option or dont its up to you.
You can adjust the grind on the burr grinder

It will give you the variables you want and you can program them to how you like it (custom) - so you can see the variables are there with the benefit it will do the same thing time after time!

If youve got some expensive kit already i still recommend these, as ive had really bad coffee from really expensive kit, you get it wrong a lot more than get it right unless you have training this does it 90% as well as a shot youve mastered but consistently.

It just works - for that, i shoved it int he basket when going to buy a TV... i still havent regretted the £300 credit card balance.



Edited by: "NorthantsPete" 15th May

much cheaper in the long run than a nespresso / tassimo etc
+ a much better coffee
Edited by: "mattmerch" 14th May
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Still an awful lot of money for something that only makes a cup of coffee, but I can appreciate it's a good price, having been looking for machines of late.

As I'm drinking my 2nd cappuccino of the day (2600) I have to say it will be a good investment! Heat.

gabesdad

Still an awful lot of money for something that only makes a cup of … Still an awful lot of money for something that only makes a cup of coffee, but I can appreciate it's a good price, having been looking for machines of late.



its well worth the price buy x 2 coffee's in starbucks or costa thats £8 quid this machine pays for itself !

All depends if you like coffee or not or stick to that instant crap !

nhs007

As I'm drinking my 2nd cappuccino of the day (2600) I have to say it will … As I'm drinking my 2nd cappuccino of the day (2600) I have to say it will be a good investment! Heat.



Very true saves money why bother going to a coffee shop

much cheaper in the long run than a nespresso / tassimo etc
+ a much better coffee
Edited by: "mattmerch" 14th May

cruisecars

Very true saves money why bother going to a coffee shop



​is it portable. Can it be put in a rucksack, so if you walk past a coffee shop and think, I fancy a coffee, so instead of popping in, you whip out the machine and make yourself a coffee.

northwales

​is it portable. Can it be put in a rucksack, so if you walk past a c … ​is it portable. Can it be put in a rucksack, so if you walk past a coffee shop and think, I fancy a coffee, so instead of popping in, you whip out the machine and make yourself a coffee.



​The best idea here is to buy the Starbucks beans from the supermarket which have a voucher for a free tall latte

japes

The best idea here is to buy the Starbucks beans from the supermarket … The best idea here is to buy the Starbucks beans from the supermarket which have a voucher for a free tall latte


Good response!

I "invested" in a bean to cup and probably made over 1500 cups of coffee now. With fresh beans it's a few pence a cup...

This should come with a warning. It WILL make you a coffee snob. You won't be able to drink your gold blend.

https://m.tesco.com/h5/groceries/r/www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=257207437

79p and tastes just as good as every other coffee.

cruisecars

its well worth the price buy x 2 coffee's in starbucks or costa thats £8 … its well worth the price buy x 2 coffee's in starbucks or costa thats £8 quid this machine pays for itself !All depends if you like coffee or not or stick to that instant crap !



thing is though you buy starbucks/costa when you're out and about, you cant exactly take this machine with you when you leave home

Great machine, I had one of these recently until changing to a JURA machine, purely for the convenience of having a connected milk fridge.
Quality machine, I had no issues with it at all! Mine had made 6700 drinks according to the cup counter before I gave it away, and it's still going strong!

cainer1

thing is though you buy starbucks/costa when you're out and about, you … thing is though you buy starbucks/costa when you're out and about, you cant exactly take this machine with you when you leave home



​exactly, trying to say this will save you x amount of money at a coffee shop is just dumb. Still wouldn't pay 300 quid though.

electric coffee grinder, moka pot and glass jar(£30 ish), does the exact same job.

This is not expensive for a consumer level bean to cup automatic espresso machine. Look at least at £1000 for a really good domestic espresso setup of separate semi-auto machine and grinder.

An integral grinder is a pain in the backside. Difficult to change over beans whenever you want. Can't be used to grind for other brewing methods. If one part eventually breaks down, you've the whole machine to replace.

But this machine is probably worth the money if a simple automatic cup of coffee is what you're after. So much so that if you do buy it but then go buy supermarket rubbish, especially starbucks or costa, you've wasted your money. For the love of Joe buy some quality, fresh, well roasted beans.
Edited by: "Pokey" 14th May

cruisecars

its well worth the price buy x 2 coffee's in starbucks or costa thats £8 … its well worth the price buy x 2 coffee's in starbucks or costa thats £8 quid this machine pays for itself !All depends if you like coffee or not or stick to that instant crap !



I don't disagree with the sentiments of it being more cost effective that Starbucks, etc., but then that's the World we live in whereby people will pay £3 or thereabouts for at least one coffee a day. I have a portable Breville device that I got cheap in a sale to make me something better than instant at work.

Another model also reduced - ECAM23.460 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - £370

These offers come and go for Delonghi machines. They are very good machines but I think these reductions are part of how they sell them. Have high RRP and then reduce in different places to get people to rush to buy as they think they are such a great deal. Good machine, good price etc if you are actually after one but I wouldn't class these offers as bargains.

DoctorDeals

https://m.tesco.com/h5/groceries/r/www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=25720743779p and tastes just as good as every other coffee.



haha what a load of rubbish ! tastes like hot water sick !

cainer1

thing is though you buy starbucks/costa when you're out and about, you … thing is though you buy starbucks/costa when you're out and about, you cant exactly take this machine with you when you leave home



Well i dont drink coffee all day so thats ok

Been running this machine for a few years now. Very good machine and they made some improvements over the previous versions ESAM versions.

These are easier to clean, the internal design of the ESAM I had was a plastic maze designed to trap errant grounds This is better but still not perfect. Switching between steam and coffee is almost instant. Used to take an eternity for the old one to cool down to make another shot after frothing some milk. The footprint is narrower, whilst it is taller, being narrower its better for those with limited worktop space.

Whilst the machine is good, Delonghis service is dire. The previous machine went back several times to them, with video evidence of the issue. Each time it was returned without anything having been done. Usually filthy. On the last occasion it was clear they hadn't even tested it. Fortunately John Lewis stepped in at this stage and gave me a full refund, which I used to get this one. I would strongly advise getting from a decent retailer, as Delonghi will mess you around if anything goes wrong.

Also if you're in a hard water area and will be using the filters, I switched to these generic ones a while back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MXRNU26/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Currently 32.99, but seem to drop to £23.99 periodically. At £23.99 they are significantly cheaper then Delonghi originals and seem to do the same job.

cainer1

thing is though you buy starbucks/costa when you're out and about, you … thing is though you buy starbucks/costa when you're out and about, you cant exactly take this machine with you when you leave home




That's true, but since buying a decent coffee machine I've started holding off spending three quid when out and about, and having a 'free' one at home instead.
Maybe I should start putting that £3 into a jar.

Bought this on the last deal, been using it for 2 months now and it's been flawless. Tried different beans and settled on Tesco Finest (above the Starbucks and Costa ones imo) - takes 30 secs to warm up and cool down so fab for a quick pick me up espresso

great machine

Mentos

Been running this machine for a few years now. Very good machine and they … Been running this machine for a few years now. Very good machine and they made some improvements over the previous versions ESAM versions. These are easier to clean, the internal design of the ESAM I had was a plastic maze designed to trap errant grounds This is better but still not perfect. Switching between steam and coffee is almost instant. Used to take an eternity for the old one to cool down to make another shot after frothing some milk. The footprint is narrower, whilst it is taller, being narrower its better for those with limited worktop space.Whilst the machine is good, Delonghis service is dire. The previous machine went back several times to them, with video evidence of the issue. Each time it was returned without anything having been done. Usually filthy. On the last occasion it was clear they hadn't even tested it. Fortunately John Lewis stepped in at this stage and gave me a full refund, which I used to get this one. I would strongly advise getting from a decent retailer, as Delonghi will mess you around if anything goes wrong.Also if you're in a hard water area and will be using the filters, I switched to these generic ones a while back:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MXRNU26/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Currently 32.99, but seem to drop to £23.99 periodically. At £23.99 they are significantly cheaper then Delonghi originals and seem to do the same job.



out of curiosity which machine did you have I've the magnifica S and it's been zero hassle

Some strange comparisons here, you can't compare money saved against having one out, otherwise why go to pub when you can drink at home or go out for a meal when you can cook at home, I have one but I've never thought, well that's saved me £7 when we have a cup each, I still go to coffee shops

cainer1

thing is though you buy starbucks/costa when you're out and about, you … thing is though you buy starbucks/costa when you're out and about, you cant exactly take this machine with you when you leave home


If you buy Starbucks or Costa then you really don't care about quality coffee so make one at home and put in a flask.

barkinglama

out of curiosity which machine did you have I've the magnifica S and it's … out of curiosity which machine did you have I've the magnifica S and it's been zero hassle



Sorry, I can't remember the exact model number now. Its was one of the ESAM3XXX or ESAM4XXX with all manual controls (no display/etc). Many of those are essentially the same machine with a few cosmetic differences, I presume for segregating their major retail partners (i.e. "exclusives", making price matching difficult).

Which ever version it was, the compartment which held the grinder was very poorly designed. There were lots of plastics protrusions forming various nooks in which grounds would get caught. Making it a real pain to clean. Absolutely silly design given it should have been obvious errant grounds would end up here. Its like they designed it deliberately so there was a place for coffee to hide from you

Unfortunately I was made more acutely aware of this design flaw, as this particular machine developed a penchant for spilling coffee and grounds randomly. It would simply dump half the ground coffee with some boiling water into this compartment randomly. Not sure if it was pumping too much water through, one of the seals was loose, or there was some other reason for it.

It went back several times to Delonghi who kept sending it back saying it was fine. I took pics/videos/etc, but they just played dumb. On a couple of occasions it came back with the grounds dumped inside the machine, so they had clearly seen it. On another they hadn't even made a coffee to test it. Fortunately I was taking it in store to John Lewis, who saw what was going on and just gave me a full refund (think it was a couple of years old by this point, so top marks to them).

It was around Jan sales, so there weren't many options. Most machines of comparable price were out of stock, otherwise I wouldn't have bought another Delonghi after that experience.

On a positive note, they've improved the design of the grounds compartment in the ECAM series. Whilst not perfect, its much easier to mop up errant grounds that have escaped the hopper.

Darkmemento

These offers come and go for Delonghi machines. They are very good … These offers come and go for Delonghi machines. They are very good machines but I think these reductions are part of how they sell them. Have high RRP and then reduce in different places to get people to rush to buy as they think they are such a great deal.


Yep - yo-yo pricing, AKA the DFS model.

northwales

is it portable. Can it be put in a rucksack.



Yes to both questions.

it is a lot of money but a great machine and im hot

northwales

​exactly, trying to say this will save you x amount of money at a coffee s … ​exactly, trying to say this will save you x amount of money at a coffee shop is just dumb. Still wouldn't pay 300 quid though.electric coffee grinder, moka pot and glass jar(£30 ish), does the exact same job.



​Would agree, except you don't have to burn your fingers if you want a 2nd cup with bean to cup

reedy12

Great machine, I had one of these recently until changing to a JURA … Great machine, I had one of these recently until changing to a JURA machine, purely for the convenience of having a connected milk fridge. Quality machine, I had no issues with it at all! Mine had made 6700 drinks according to the cup counter before I gave it away, and it's still going strong!



Our 5400 is currently sitting at just under 16,000 cups, and works the same as it did when it came out of the box - cleaned thoroughly once a week and descaled when prompted, it just works.

aeropress. £25....

DoctorDeals

https://m.tesco.com/h5/groceries/r/www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=25720743779p and tastes just as good as every other coffee.



You are kidding right. There is no comparison at all

I have had a delonghi magnifica S bean to cup machine since Christmas an love it. Where do people buy beans for these machines? We currently go through about 1kg a month

gabesdad

I have a portable Breville device that I got cheap in a sale to make me … I have a portable Breville device that I got cheap in a sale to make me something better than instant at work.



What about one of these in-car espresso machines for during the commute?
http://s29.postimg.org/ng5fhoc53/handpresso.jpg
Handpresso

YouTube Video
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Edited by: "Ripperoo" 14th May

Ripperoo

What about one of these in-car espresso machines for during the … What about one of these in-car espresso machines for during the commute?HandpressoYouTube VideoX)


Driving without due care and attention, that's what.

cainer1

that thread is over 1 month old, re-posts are allowed every month



yep. but the other one should be expired - silly to have live offers of the same thing (e.g. that ol' cpc extension lead that's always on offer)

Ripperoo

What about one of these in-car espresso machines for during the … What about one of these in-car espresso machines for during the commute?HandpressoYouTube VideoX)



Great. All I need is a car now

Your timing is excellent, been considering getting a bean to cup for the last week. Going to go for the 23.460 though as highlighted by Darkmemento as i'm too lazy to to hold a jug under the frother! Have some hot, hot heat!
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