DeLonghi ESAM3300 Review
Pros: The Delonghi ESAM3300 is one of the few super-automatic espresso makers priced under $1,000. It is also the only one in this price range that comes with a bypass doser. The double boiler provides this high-value machine with even more value. You don’t have to wait around for the brewing to stop in order for the steaming to begin- all of this happens at the same time. When you also consider the fact that this machine is returned less than any other espresso maker in the market, and you will see how durability and reliability factor into the solid reputation of the DeLonghi Magnifica brand. Customers also love the dial controls, which provides the machine with added reliability (in contrast with digital controls which have a tendency to break).
Cons: Compared to many other super-automatic machines from the same class, you will need to cope with excess noise from the grinder. However, it’s something we are willing to live with if it helps to keep the price down. Also remember that oily beans do not do well in the super-automatic grinder, so for optimal espresso strengths and tastes, you need medium espresso roasts.
Bottom Line: The fairly low price in combination with the excellent commercial-grade elements and superior design make the Magnifica the highest value and finest value super-automatic espresso machine available in today’s market. For the enthusiasts who knows good value for the money and fine coffee, this espresso maker is a “must have.”
Detailed Review Of The DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica
Despite being small in stature, the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Espresso Machine is big on many other things, especially features, ability, power and value. In fact, the Magnifica is such an impressive machine that it is widely regarded as the the top-of-the-line super-automatic espresso machine. It delivers one delicious shot after another. The digital control panel is fully programmable, which makes it simple to make your espresso.
With one touch of a button, the super quiet built-in burr grinders are set in motion, while the foam is frothing and perfect shot strength and amount are measured out. Or the controls can be set to exciting and new twists to give your taste buds a new adventure. Whatever you decide, it will help to minimize tedious tasks you need to do such as refilling the machine’s water tank (the 7.5 cup or 60-ounce capacity makes quite a number of shots) as well as cleaning the machine given that it is self-cleaning and has a decalcification indicator as well.
Adjust how much water you use in order to create different flavor profiles and strengths for various family members. The control panel also features a unique cappuccino system which provides you will complete 180 degree rotation, allowing you to get any size milk container directly in there. The coffee spigot is also 100% adjustable for whatever size cup you are wanting to use.
In addition, the Magnifica, unlike most other espresso-specific machines, lets you make whatever you want- from frothy specialties, to coffee to lattes to cappuccinos. The Magnifica utilizes a bean to brew system, and provides you with the most flavorful and aromatic drink ever possible every single time. In addition, the heat distribution is flawless, all due to the machine’s two stainless steel boilers, which means you waste less time in between espressos an produce better quality beverages. There is also an instant re-heat function that works no matter how long it has been since you brewed last. To get the most realistic of tastes, pre-warm your cups prior to brewing your espresso.