Lidl - Espresso Machine £39.99
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Lidl - Espresso Machine £39.99

£39.99LIDL Deals
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Found 2nd Dec 2011
Cheapest around except for the Argos cookworks own version (till the 5/12) but this one looks better :-)

Everything you need for an Italian-style coffee experience in your own home
1100W
With 2-in-1 high pressure valve for making hot drinks and frothing milk
With powerful, high-pressure pump (bar): 15
With built-in coffee tamper, removable drip tray, high pressure milk frother and 2 interchangeable filter heads
Suitable for use with E.S.E. pods or ground coffee
Water capacity (L): 1.5
Includes 2 filters for 1 or 2 cups
Cable length approx. (m): 1
Size approx. (cm): 31 x 21 x 28
3 year manufacturer’s warranty
Contents & accessories not included

24 Comments

haha, just spent the last 15 minutes watching lidl promo vids for their products. hilarious. and yet so tempting. i needs me a raclette grill. pretty good deal methinks.

That video is fantastic. It's clearly dubbed, hilariously so. This is a rebranded de longhi (so my research suggests). Very good deal considering the warranty- with these highly pressurised but small espresso machines, there's a material chance of a problem developing later if not sooner, whoever is the manufacturer.

I would love to hear from somebody that actually owns one of these. £40 is a great price if it is good, or a large enough amount to be really annoying if it ends up being rubbish.

TheWendysGuy

I would love to hear from somebody that actually owns one of these. £40 … I would love to hear from somebody that actually owns one of these. £40 is a great price if it is good, or a large enough amount to be really annoying if it ends up being rubbish.



Google it, there are past HKUD and other website posts. Turns out it's a rebranded De Longhi Which best buy. Nothing to lose by buying, you have a no quibble return at Lidl. I'm certainly going to try out.

antonio1

Google it, there are past HKUD and other website posts. Turns out it's a … Google it, there are past HKUD and other website posts. Turns out it's a rebranded De Longhi Which best buy. Nothing to lose by buying, you have a no quibble return at Lidl. I'm certainly going to try out.



Did just that after posting, and I will definitely be giving it a try. Good reviews for it, as well as for it under the De Longhi badge.

It looks stylish. Which rebranded DeLonghi model is it?

Lidl sell coffee pods that make delicious coffee. Melangerie brand Pods. £1.59 for 18. Gold Winner, The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2011. Only 9p a cup. If you're visiting Lidl to buy the machine, then do buy some pods too. There are 3 blends if my local Lidl is any guide.

Also consider this £35 Which? 'Best Buy' espresso machine. With optional 3 Year Warranty, it's £42 I think. Until recently it was the second-highest scoring coffee machine ever tested by Which? It's now in sixth place, but only beaten by far more expensive machines. Click here for 3 minute video of machine in use.
Edited by: "dooper" 3rd Dec 2011

Looks to me like the De'Longhi EC220. But if I recall when I checked past posts on this and other sites (referring to when Lidl sold it in previous years, for the same price), some were saying it's the EC152. And I thought it had been described as a Which best buy but in fact the 152 doesn't show currently as a best buy and the 220 isn't Which listed.

Anyway whichever De Longhi rebrand it is it did get positive feedback from others and I'm sure it'll be of good quality. We're certainly in coffee machine bargain season. Usually Aldi do one as well around now! I've just bought the Argos one you mention (3 yr warranty is a bargain) and the De Longhi Icona (as I'm trying to see which I prefer and I'll keep two at these cheap prices). I can barely tell the Argos Cookworks and the De Longhi Icona apart on espresso quality. And whilst it's uglier, the Cookworks has better height space for cups/glasses and is less stiff to close the filter holder in postion. But so far the Argos one doesn't seem to be producing sufficient pressured steam to froth milk well, whereas the Icona is pretty perfect at it. Need more experimenting.....

antonio1

I've just bought the Argos one you mention (3 yr warranty is a bargain) … I've just bought the Argos one you mention (3 yr warranty is a bargain) and the De Longhi Icona (as I'm trying to see which I prefer and I'll keep two at these cheap prices).



i bought the delonghi icona in blue when it came down to £113, then it dropped to £79, now it's back up at £135. i can't understand these price undulations! so in your opinion, the argos cookworks is just as good? still, not as stylish eh, and part of what swayed me was the matching colour schemes for our toaster and kettle.

The DeLonghi EC152 was indeed a which? 'Best Buy'. Score 71%. The Lidl model doesn't look much like the image of the EC152 I have. Agreed it looks like the EC220, though I cannot trace any reference to the EC220 on the Which? website.

My local Lidl & Argos are next to each other. I would be tempted to buy the Lidl & Cookworks Signature machines, & evaluate them side by side. But I won't, as I'm very satisfied with the Cookworks Signature machine. It's time for a cup of Melangerie Brazil Blend.

Hi. Just tried to post this deal but i would just duplicate it :P

Anyway we have been in the market for espresso maker for a while and were planning to get one for christmas (lol). So when it popped up in local lidl we took plunge.

I just finished my Machiato and wife her Latte and we really liked it. All we have to do now is to go to nearest starbucks and buy some milled coffee so we could enjoy their taste at home.

Anyway for a 40 quid you get 3 year warranty and a great wee coffee maker...
If You are looking for espresso maker do not hesitate !!

dooper

It looks stylish. Which rebranded DeLonghi model is it?Lidl sell coffee … It looks stylish. Which rebranded DeLonghi model is it?Lidl sell coffee pods that make delicious coffee. Melangerie brand Pods. £1.59 for 18. Gold Winner, The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2011. Only 9p a cup. If you're visiting Lidl to buy the machine, then do buy some pods too. There are 3 blends if my local Lidl is any guide.Also consider this £35 Which? 'Best Buy' espresso machine. With optional 3 Year Warranty, it's £42 I think. Until recently it was the second-highest scoring coffee machine ever tested by Which? It's now in sixth place, but only beaten by far more expensive machines. Click here for 3 minute video of machine in use.



Picked up my machine today, and at your recommendation I tried their pods as well. I have bought one bag of each of the 3 varieties of pods that they sell.

And thanks to the OP, riskpc, for posting the deal initially. Looks like a great machine for the price! Hopefully the espresso I will be making lives up to my hopes.

That video

Machine seems pretty good, also picked up some pods as well.

Cheers

First impression: it's good and can recommend. Good crema on the espresso and steamer works fine. Also it's a little stylish, reminds me of a mini Dalek (!) By chance, I sampled a much pricier Gaggia espresso in John Lewis at the weekend which was being demoed. Really I couldn't tell much difference between that, this, the Argos Cookworks or De Longhi Icona. Based on this and my past machines (Krups, Dualit) which after 10 and 5 years respectively wore out as they tend to do, it seems to me provided an espresso machine is 15 bar and you use the right fine espresso grind (or pods), it'll be good. Then it's down to design and price. So these Argos or Lidl options are really great deals, which given the number of people who buy overpriced drinks in Starbucks etc, deserve to be much hotter.

This looks like the previous model in a new housing. That being the case then I can thoroughly endorse it and have two of them, one at home and one at the office, although I have recently replaced the home one with a bean-to-cup. Really excellent brewer and crema. I think it is as good as you can get under about £300.

A few tips to ensure that you enjoy the best espresso.
Buy your coffee little and often, and store it in the fridge. Coffee goes stale very quickly.

Unless you have a proper burr grinder, only buy ground coffee. Food processors, mini grinders etc. cannot do the job properly. The grinding of coffee beans for espresso is an important but often overlooked part of the process.

Keep the machine clean, coffee grounds will accumulate on and behind the shower plate at the base of the brewing head, just above where you put the filter holder. These will go stale and rancid and will taint every cup you brew.

I worked on the coffee industry for 20+ years and spent several overseeing the catering espresso machine division.

So if you want to venture into the world of espresso, you won't find a better option than this little gem.

Picked one of these up at the weekend but won't get to try it until xmas!

Where's the best place to get pods online?

I bought one of these today. I was initially very impressed by the fact that the basket/sieve can be taken apart for cleaning rather than the whole thing being a sealed unit. However, I was less impressed when I found that the larger (2-cup) sieve won't fit into the holder - it fouls on the plastic insert in the bottom of the holder.

The smaller (1-cup) sieve fits perfectly, but the 2-cup stands proud of the top by about 2mm - so I don't want to risk breaking anything by forcing it into the machine.

Has anyone else had this problem?

From memory, there is a small rubber nub on a disc which is part of the filter assembly and this slots into a hole in the metal part. If this is not assembled correctly then this might be the cause of the problem.

Disassemble the filter unit, then reassemble with care.

Problem solved. I took it back to Lidl and compared it with another one. The plastic insert in the bottom of the holder of my machine was taller than the one in the other, thus preventing the sieve from seating correctrly. Bizarre!

Johnyfav - you might want to check the larger (2-cup) sieve fits snugly in your holder before you put the machine away for Christmas!

Bytemaster - you're correct about the locating hole - I'd discovered that myself too! I still give this machine top marks for having a sieve/basket that can be dismantled. The number of machines I've had that have suffered from the small hole underneath getting clogged ......
Edited by: "conrod" 13th Dec 2011

I'll check it out thanks!

Does this take the senseo pods as well does anyone know?

Can't say for sure but I think someone on one of the Argos Cookworks forums asked that question and the answer was that machine takes both the Lidl and senseo pods. So by deduction as this one does take Lidl pods, you'd expect it to take the senseo ones.

Owned this a week now- it really is excellent.

i see the same price at NEXT-southampton civic centre

We tried it out yesterday. Lovely. But had to read the instructions 3 times over. It's 10 times more complicated than making a mug of tea!

I am very happy with my machine and glad that I made the purchase. I am still learning and getting to grips with it a bit, but it was money well spent.

With regard to the Senseo pods, I don't think that they would work very well. If you are going to use pods they should be ESE pods, which are 44mm, while Senseo pods are 62mm. Perhaps you could make them work with some sort of careful folding etc, but I am not sure it is worth the effort.

*edit* for clarity - I have not used Senseo pods, nor have I attempted to use Senseo pods. I am purely going on dimensions and machine specs.
Edited by: "TheWendysGuy" 15th Dec 2011

Sorry I read the wrong thread - I think the argos one can use the senseo pods not this one! Thanks though!
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