Delonghi ECAM23.420  Bean to Cup Coffee Machine + Claim FREE gifts worth up to £45  £299.99 @ Currys
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Delonghi ECAM23.420 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine + Claim FREE gifts worth up to £45 £299.99 @ Currys

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Found 13th Nov
Looks like a really nice machine, it's been a while since it's been this price. Few freebies to go with it too, I had a look on the Delonghi site to see what you get:

"Manual milk frother, eligible for over £45 worth of free gifts including 3 x 200g Union coffee and 5-piece machine care kit: ECAM21.117SB, ECAM23.123.B, ECAM23.120B, ECAM22.110.B, ECAM22.110.SB, ECAM22.113.B, ECAM22.320.SB, ECAM 23.420.SW, ECAM350.35.W, ECAM44.620.S, ETAM29.510.B, ETAM29.510.SB, ETAM29.620.SB"

I'm yet to get a bean to cup machine, as I fear I'll never leave it alone


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  • Coffee beans
  • Tank capacity: 1.8 litres
  • 15-bar pressure
  • Auto shut-off
  • Integrated grinder & milk frother

Top features:
- Cappuccino system delivers the perfect drink every time
- Personalise your coffee with various settings
- Integrated coffee grinder with 13 settings

Cappuccino system


The Delonghi ECAM23.420 features a Cappuccino system which mixes steam, air, and milk to deliver a rich, creamy froth for the perfect cappuccino.

Personalise your coffee

With various customisable settings, including length, strength, and temperature of your coffee, you can personalise your drink to your taste.

Integrated coffee grinder

The ECAM23 has 13 adjustable whole bean grinder settings so you can enjoy the perfect grind.


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81 Comments

I was looking at this earlier
this or for the philips HD8827 on eBay for £349 which comes with a separate milk frother included
Decisions 🤔

Delonghi for me

Ive got the etam 29.510.b


Love it

Good deal.

Same price as they had last month. Cold for me

Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I buy a coffee grinder, grind my beans, then add the resulting powder to a filter machine...... will it taste the same as using one of these?

yespleasesir16 m ago

Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I …Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I buy a coffee grinder, grind my beans, then add the resulting powder to a filter machine...... will it taste the same as using one of these?


Yes

yespleasesir26 m ago

Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I …Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I buy a coffee grinder, grind my beans, then add the resulting powder to a filter machine...... will it taste the same as using one of these?


Not quite, this will pump the water through the coffee at high pressure giving a crema head. Espresso from a filter machine is horrible

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kencool29 m ago

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should be fine now

JellybearXo4 h, 14 m ago

I was looking at this earlier this or for the philips HD8827 on eBay for …I was looking at this earlier this or for the philips HD8827 on eBay for £349 which comes with a separate milk frother included Decisions 🤔


This not the Philips. I had one of these for years (It is an old model) and abused it until it died. Replaced it with a Philips which lasted for not much over a year. Replaced the Philips with another one of these a few moths ago, excellent machine.

bytemaster32 m ago

This not the Philips. I had one of these for years (It is an old model) …This not the Philips. I had one of these for years (It is an old model) and abused it until it died. Replaced it with a Philips which lasted for not much over a year. Replaced the Philips with another one of these a few moths ago, excellent machine.

Agreed ive a different version for year and half took months to decide which to buy and im glad i picked delonghi never skipped a beat.

yespleasesir3 h, 43 m ago

Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I …Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I buy a coffee grinder, grind my beans, then add the resulting powder to a filter machine...... will it taste the same as using one of these?


definitely not, this is ground, compressed into a disc and water at the right temperature pumped through it, i've gone from cafeteria on the hob (the italian way) french press & filter machine, none of them match bean to cup, this is the cafe experience. and i don't mean the coffee sitting in a jug warming on a machine for half a day like in greasy spoons this is barista style

I've had this model for a year, really nice coffee. It get's used 5-6 times daily, and when we purchase beans I do it in bulk!

The water filler is bit small, and should have a direct to tap connection in my opinion. Plus it wants to be descaled after a very short amount of use (which requires you to refill the water dispenser 2 or 3 times). Apart from those few niggles its spot on and worth the luxury of freshly made coffee.

I would like to have bean to cup at home but tried coffee from various machines of this type and the coffee (latte, cappuccino etc) never taste right- bitter, weak etc (I'm trained barista), so wondering if people can't set it up, don't know how the coffee should taste, or this machines are crap??

Is this good for lattes? Can I make caramel flavoured ones with it? I've only ever owned a Tassimo so clueless.
Edited by: "sikh_warrior" 14th Nov

person166 h, 18 m ago

I would like to have bean to cup at home but tried coffee from various …I would like to have bean to cup at home but tried coffee from various machines of this type and the coffee (latte, cappuccino etc) never taste right- bitter, weak etc (I'm trained barista), so wondering if people can't set it up, don't know how the coffee should taste, or this machines are crap??


That's why I ended up buying an original Italian Gaggia Classic from eBay.

OK I have this, but haven't been able to master the perfect coffee. I've bought Lavazza Rossa beans and I'm simply trying to recreate a Lavazza Wetherspoons coffee. After quite a few efforts, i cant crack the taste. In a regular cup, what strength, quantify and grind setting are you guys using?

5% cashback with Quidco. Tuesday only

Having had a Magimix and two Gaggia Platinum machines, then buying a Delonghi as a stop gap between getting a new one -- around two years later it is still going strong. Easy to clean, coffee just as good and a fraction of the price! - Whats not to like? Recommended.

Got this machine, can’t believe it’s been almost 7 years :O

For anyone who wants the one with auto frother it’s only £30 more:


currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

I have shopped around the internet for the perfect beans, tried subscription etc. But, no one comes close to algcoffee.co.uk/ for range, quality and service!


To those asking the difference between this and filter is like sipping a fine wine in the Italian hills compared to a swigging blue nun from a bottle down the local park.

is it better than DELONGHI ECAM44.660.B

ao.com/pro…spx

I just looked at the comparison and seems like price is reduced for all series of DELONGHI

kagoo.co.uk/cof…660
Edited by: "telcoengr" 14th Nov

Also my previous machine was a Delonghi ESAM, variants of that still pop up here, its the one with the manual dials and is wider than this. The ECAM is a step up in many respects:

1) Its a narrower footprint so takes up less space on the work space.
2) Internally its better designed. They all spill some grounds inside the machine, but the ESAM had way to many nooks for the grinds to hide in. The ECAM is much better, but still not perfect. For the love of god Delonghi make the internal plastic white so we can easily see if we've got all the stray grounds.
3) The digital display is slightly easier to deal with. Although if like me you're the main user, you just set it once and go, so the analogue one is fine aswell.
4) Aesthetically the ECAM looks better then the ESAM manual knob machines. Although perhaps thats subjective.
5) Has a filter (not sure if its was possible to fit one to the ESAM), I believe the hard water in my area led to the failure of the first machine. I use generic replacements from amazon which are cheaper.
6) The switch from steam back to coffee is instant. On my ESAM machine it would take a while to switch back to make a second coffee after frothing milk for the first.
7) The frother heats up much quicker on this and also works better.

In terms of the Delonghi range, I think largely the differences are cosmetic. My in laws have the Eletta and it produces the same coffee as mine. I think aside from the early manual dial ESAM machines, there rest are just the same machine in different clothing.

person169 h, 28 m ago

I would like to have bean to cup at home but tried coffee from various …I would like to have bean to cup at home but tried coffee from various machines of this type and the coffee (latte, cappuccino etc) never taste right- bitter, weak etc (I'm trained barista), so wondering if people can't set it up, don't know how the coffee should taste, or this machines are crap??


I have one of these and you're right, I was getting much better results from my kyocera hand grinder and rancilio silvia.

I really wanted to love this machine as I was sick of grinding beans manually but the taste just can't be compared and I'm far from a coffee snob.

I've since bought an iberital mc2 to go with the silvia.

This isn't a bad machine but don't expect to have it knocking out coffee you would expect from any of the highstreet chains.
Edited by: "plum83" 14th Nov

telcoengr15 m ago

is it better than DELONGHI …is it better than DELONGHI ECAM44.660.Bhttp://ao.com/product/ecam44660b-delonghi-eletta-cappuccino-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-black-41972-65.aspxI just looked at the comparison and seems like price is reduced for all series of DELONGHIhttps://kagoo.co.uk/coffee-makers/compare/delonghi-ecam23460-vs-delonghi-ecam44660


That is the exact machine I have, and I would highly recommend it. Makes the perfect latte, cappuchino, Long Americano style coffee. Great machine

If you can spend the extra £100 - I would!
Edited by: "nevergofull" 14th Nov

telcoengr48 m ago

is it better than DELONGHI …is it better than DELONGHI ECAM44.660.Bhttp://ao.com/product/ecam44660b-delonghi-eletta-cappuccino-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-black-41972-65.aspxI just looked at the comparison and seems like price is reduced for all series of DELONGHIhttps://kagoo.co.uk/coffee-makers/compare/delonghi-ecam23460-vs-delonghi-ecam44660


I have had the ECAM23.420 for almost seven years (without auto frother). My inlaws bought the ECAM44.660 earlier this year. I took them some of my beans when they first got it, so can compare like for like (other then the auto frother).

I prefer the ECAM23.420 for foot print. The other machine appears a bit bigger in the metal and is a little wider which means it takes more worktop space.

The ECAM44.660 has slightly better controls. Would be handy if you like playing around with settings/etc or lots of people use the machine. If like me you just set it once and go, then it doesn't really matter.

In terms of coffee produced, they were exactly the same.

My machine is a manual frother, as when I originally tried the auto frother version the coffee was too cold (that was an ESAM machine). But they appear to have fixed this now and would probably get an auto frother ECAM (either machine) if I was buying now.
Edited by: "Mentos" 14th Nov

yespleasesir14 h, 32 m ago

Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I …Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I buy a coffee grinder, grind my beans, then add the resulting powder to a filter machine...... will it taste the same as using one of these?


Not quite but does not mean it will taste bad, espeially if you brew americano

Mentos9 m ago

I have had the ECAM23.420 for almost seven years (without auto brother). …I have had the ECAM23.420 for almost seven years (without auto brother). My inlaws bought the ECAM44.660 earlier this year. I took them some of my beans when they first got it, so can compare like for like (other then the auto frother).I prefer the ECAM23.420 for foot print. The other machine appears a bit bigger in the metal and is a little wider which means it takes more worktop space. The ECAM44.660 has slightly better controls. Would be handy if you like playing around with settings/etc or lots of people use the machine. If like me you just set it once and go, then it doesn't really matter.In terms of coffee produced, they were exactly the same.My machine is a manual frother, as when I originally tried the auto frother version the coffee was too cold (that was an ESAM machine). But they appear to have fixed this now and would probably get an auto frother ECAM (either machine) if I was buying now.



I have an auto frother ECAM that I picked up December last year. The frother is worth its weight in gold, so much easier having a seperate tank that you can chuck in the fridge and it does it all for you rather than having to manually froth the milk as my previous machine had. I would say the tank is probably not good though if you infrequently use it. I make 5 or 6 a day out of my machine which means a milk tank never lasts more than a day. I've found that as the milk tank is not sealed, the milk in it only really lasts 2-3 days so if its something you want to use once a week, it might be a pain in the ass.
As for the coffee, I love it and find it pretty damn close to what you would get from Costa, and my girlfriend who is an ex Costa Barista approves of it too. These are the best beans I've found to date for my taste: ravecoffee.co.uk/col…end
They do all that roasted within a day or two of them sending it so you know its fresh and the prices for a kg are pretty good too.
Edited by: "ahdinko" 14th Nov

Can you fit a regular coffee cup under it? or does it need to be some tiny poncy one for espresso ?

£300 for a coffee machine, lol.

daskapital1 m ago

Can you fit a regular coffee cup under it? or does it need to be some tiny …Can you fit a regular coffee cup under it? or does it need to be some tiny poncy one for espresso ?



Yes, the spouts move up and down.

A tall latte glass doesnt fit. But I just froth the milk in the latte glass, then top it with coffee from my mini frothing jug

jimhuf1 m ago

£300 for a coffee machine, lol.



£63 for some Levis, lol

ahdinko23 m ago

I have an auto frother ECAM that I picked up December last year. The …I have an auto frother ECAM that I picked up December last year. The frother is worth its weight in gold, so much easier having a seperate tank that you can chuck in the fridge and it does it all for you rather than having to manually froth the milk as my previous machine had. I would say the tank is probably not good though if you infrequently use it. I make 5 or 6 a day out of my machine which means a milk tank never lasts more than a day. I've found that as the milk tank is not sealed, the milk in it only really lasts 2-3 days so if its something you want to use once a week, it might be a pain in the ass.As for the coffee, I love it and find it pretty damn close to what you would get from Costa, and my girlfriend who is an ex Costa Barista approves of it too. These are the best beans I've found to date for my taste: https://ravecoffee.co.uk/collections/coffee-bean-blends/products/signature-blendThey do all that roasted within a day or two of them sending it so you know its fresh and the prices for a kg are pretty good too.




When I got my first machine about 10 years ago, I tried the auto frother machines at the time and the cappuccino was way too cold for my liking. They seem to have rectified that since then, so I agree it is much better on the newer machines. As I said in my last post I'd get one with auto frother now. But I'd probably just grab the auto frother version of this machine, which is £30 more at Currys rather then the 44.660 for £100 more.
Edited by: "Mentos" 14th Nov

A big advantage that most De'Longhi machines have is a separate orifice for ground coffee - so if you want a cup of decaff, it's easy enough to produce. Great price for this model.

daskapital15 m ago

Can you fit a regular coffee cup under it? or does it need to be some tiny …Can you fit a regular coffee cup under it? or does it need to be some tiny poncy one for espresso ?


yes , the dispenser goes up and down and you can set the size of cup you want.

thanks to both for replying.
Edited by: "daskapital" 14th Nov

yespleasesir15 h, 25 m ago

Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I …Ok. This question may well open me up for some serious Micky taking. If I buy a coffee grinder, grind my beans, then add the resulting powder to a filter machine...... will it taste the same as using one of these?


No the pressure of water through beans creates the better flavour. Filter cannot achieve same pressure and is much less efficient

telcoengr1 h, 25 m ago

is it better than DELONGHI …is it better than DELONGHI ECAM44.660.Bhttp://ao.com/product/ecam44660b-delonghi-eletta-cappuccino-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-black-41972-65.aspxI just looked at the comparison and seems like price is reduced for all series of DELONGHIhttps://kagoo.co.uk/coffee-makers/compare/delonghi-ecam23460-vs-delonghi-ecam44660

That Delonghi model is a steal at that price. You get a free service with that model too. A lot better deal IMHO

Anyone had an email back after signing up

jimhuf1 h, 26 m ago

£300 for a coffee machine, lol.


£39,000 for a Hatch Back? £450k for a house? £24 for a bottle of wine?!

The world is a place where people like what they like, and some people may see value in things that you do not? For me £300 to enjoy a few tasty, well brewed coffee each day is a wise investment. Takes all sorts!
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