De'Longhi ECP Espresso Coffee Maker £119.99 delivered + 2 Year Guarantee  [ECP 3531] @ John Lewis [Similar Black model £99 at Argos/ebay in OP]
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De'Longhi ECP Espresso Coffee Maker £119.99 delivered + 2 Year Guarantee [ECP 3531] @ John Lewis [Similar Black model £99 at Argos/ebay in OP]

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Found 12th Oct
Nice looking machine and a good price with the 2yr guarantee. Free delivery as well, which is always appreciated when spending this kind of dosh.

Also there is this one [ECP31.21] at Argos/ebay in black for £99 if you'd prefer - Here
(12 Month Guarantee)




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Multi-functional, energy efficient and easy-to-maintain, the De'Longhi ECP35.31 Espresso Coffee Maker is a superb addition to your kitchen. Become your very own barista and enjoy cappuccinos and espressos in the comfort of your own home.

Creamy Cappuccinos
Choose the level of froth that goes into your coffee with the Adjustable Cappuccino System. Using the 360 degree nozzle enjoy Italian-style latte or add extra froth for a rich and creamy cappuccino.

Practical Drip Trays
Whether you prefer a latte in a tall glass or an espresso in a small cup, the exclusive drip tray can house up to 13cm. The drip tray is easy to remove and clean.

Multi-Filter System
Prepare more than one coffee at once with the Accessory Storage Facility and the complete set of filters. The filters allow you to prepare one cup, two cups or use ESE pods and the machine comes with an external tamper that allows you to prepare coffee how you like it.

Energy Efficient Device
There's no need to worry about leaving the device on and wasting energy due to the Electronic Auto Off system. After 9 minutes of non-usage the machine will simply turn itself off, preventing you from wasting energy and keeping your energy bills low.

Key Specifications

  • Stainless steel boiler
  • Transparent water reservoir with visible water level and is removable
  • Metal cup warmer
  • Hot water function
  • Functional buttons with indicator lights for On/Off mode and espresso or cappuccino mode
  • 2 separate thermostats to control water and steam temperatures
  • Steam emission regulating knob


    When someone calls it an "Expresso machine"

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11 Comments

is this bean to cup?

can you make americano's from this machine?

Arnt the two machines the same size? You've just swapped the dimensions around

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1982john1 h, 25 m ago

Arnt the two machines the same size? You've just swapped the dimensions …Arnt the two machines the same size? You've just swapped the dimensions around


Could be, was the height that got me, they show as different, could well be a description error there.

thefinest12 h, 35 m ago

is this bean to cup?can you make americano's from this machine?


Doesn't look like bean-to-cup. Yes you can make Americano's (see video on JL site). Not the best price; can be found slightly cheaper if shopping around, but always worth paying the few quid extra if with John Lewis for that 2 year warranty.

Is this machine any good? I need to find one for the hubby who has an occasional coffee.

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Chuck_Norris1 h, 0 m ago

Doesn't look like bean-to-cup. Yes you can make Americano's (see video on …Doesn't look like bean-to-cup. Yes you can make Americano's (see video on JL site). Not the best price; can be found slightly cheaper if shopping around, but always worth paying the few quid extra if with John Lewis for that 2 year warranty.




Yeah, the extra warranty is brill from JL. I bought a TV a few years ago from them, £15 more than elsewhere but ended up with 3 years more cover for that extra £15. Thankfully not needed to use it, but good to know you're covered in that way.

carloszoe19822 h, 56 m ago

Is this machine any good? I need to find one for the hubby who has an …Is this machine any good? I need to find one for the hubby who has an occasional coffee.



If you are buying a machine like this you will also need a conical burr grinder to get coffee fine enough for espresso.
Hand crank ones like a Hario Skerton are about £20 and take around 3 minutes of vigorous exercise to grind enough for one coffee.

Electric burr grinders will probably cost more than this machine. I have a Bodum Bistro and one of this coffee machines predecessors (ec155) and (unmodified) the Bodum doesn't quite go fine enough for proper espresso.

Using pre-ground or poorly ground coffee with make strong coffee but not espresso. Think fizzy wine compared to champagne or burger meat compared to fillet steak. Similar ingredients but not the same end result.

Honestly if you are buying for occasional coffee get either a bean to cup or pod coffee machine as both are so much quicker, easier, require no practise and are significantly less effort. They will probably work out the same price once you have included the cost of the grinder.

If you want to start making proper espresso as a hobby or become an amateur Barista this could be a good place to start but you will soon want unpressurised baskets, dedicated tamps, coffee scales, milk thermometers etc. Once you decide you want all that you will want a Gaggia or La Pavoni and the cost keeps rising!


winchman1 h, 11 m ago

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331799582148Does the same..

This is no way as good--3.5 bar pressure as opposed to 15.in the De'Longhi.

I had a bean to cup and returned it. The infuser got ridiculously dirty after just one cup. Very hit and miss to make a decent cup of coffee. Now getting better, cleaner results with a £15 filter machine.

monitor113 h, 9 m ago

This is no way as good--3.5 bar pressure as opposed to 15.in the De'Longhi.



You are right, I'm sure its a better machine as they recommend at least 9 bar, It was more to point out that you don't need to spend £120. As coffee has got more popular the price of simple machines has shot up.
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Edited by: "winchman" 13th Oct
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