TDeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso Coffee Machinehe DeLonghi ESAM3300 Espresso/Coffee Machine is capable of making espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte and much more.  This machine has an unique beans-to-brew system that will let you grind your beans right before you brew your beverage, resulting in an exceptionally aromatic espresso every time.

You can’t beat this machine’s two stainless steel boilers that allow it to provide excellent heat distribution, eliminating the wait between making espressos and cappuccinos.  The appliance also has an instant reheat function that helps keep the coffee maker at the perfect temperature no matter how long your wait is in between cups.  This coffee machine is a bean-to-cup machine that has an automatic burr grinder.  The grinder quietly grinds beans and can be set to a specific grinding level.  Grinding your own beans makes for an excellent cup of brew, but you can also use ground coffee with this machine.  If you don’t have time to grind your own beans, you can add coffee grounds instead.

This machine has a lot of features including a 60 ounce removable water reservoir, a water-level indicator, a 7 ounce bean container, an electronic steam and coffee thermostat, automatic programs for rinsing and decalcifying, a removable drip tray for easy cleanup, and an integrated cup warmer.

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1. Features
2. Serving Size
3. Dimensions
4. Available Colors
5. Customer Reviews
6. Pros & Cons

 

Features

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  • Unique beans-to-brew system that grinds beans right before you brew your beverage.
  • Two stainless steel boilers that provide heat distribution and also eliminates waiting time between preparing espresso and cappuccino.
  • Instant reheat function that keeps the machine at the perfect temperature.
  • A quiet burr grinder that automatically grinds beans.
  • Unit can be used with ground coffee if you don’t want to grind your own beans.
  • Has a patented “cappuccino system” frother that mixes steam and milk creating a rich, creamy froth.
  • Has an easy-to-use rotary and push button control panel with menu settings that are programmable.
  • Has a 60 ounce removable water reservoir.
  • Spigot height can be adjusted to allow for different sizes of cups.  A classic espresso cup to a tall mug will fit under the spigot.
  • The cup tray keeps cups warm before they are used.
  • Has a three-hour automatic shutoff to provide for added safety.
  • Has a water level indicator.
  • Comes with a 7 ounce bean container.
  • Has an electronic steam and coffee thermostat.
  • Automatic programs for rinse and decalcification.
  • Removable drip tray to make cleanup easy.

Serving Size

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This unit is a single serve unit with the ability to make two hot beverages at the same time.

Dimensions

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17 X 13 X 18 inches
Weight: 15 pounds

 

Available Colors

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Silver with black accents.

Customer Reviews

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Many consumers say that the DeLonghi ESAM3300 performs well for its price class.  When compared to other competitive models, the DeLonghi ESAM3300 makes hot beverages of a similar quality for a lower overall cost.  Consumers like the warm, rich flavor that the unit provides along with the great crema production.  Espresso users also like the cleaning capability of their machine along with the fact that when the decalcification notification arises, they know it’s time to clean their unit.  Cleaning the machine on a regular basis will allow it to continue to produce a great tasting cup of brew.  Heavy maintenance is reduced significantly if the machine is cleaned regularly.  Consumers seem to also be happy with the easily adjusted cup size and brew strength as well as the fast warm-up and the fact that it is easy to clean.

 

Pros & Cons

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ProsPros:  ThDeLonghi ESAM3300 has a lot of features that consumers seem to like.  It makes a great cup of espresso and has a trademarked cappuccino system frother, a control panel that is ergonomic and a patented direct to brew system.  It makes the perfect froth and you can adjust your coffee blend to the strength that you like.  To get the best tasting espresso, you can grind your beans right before you make your beverage.  Some other features you might like are the ideal brewing temperature control, the reheat functions and the decalcification indicators.

 

 

ConConss:  Maintenance after warranty seems to be an issue with some consumers.  From reading the Amazon reviews, one of the major maintenance requests for repair was due to water leaks that were coming from the back or from the side of the machine.  DeLonghi only has two places in the Unites States for you to send your machine for repairs.  If you can’t fix the machine yourself, just know that there are only two warranty repair places to send your machine.  The DeLonghi ESAM3300 warranty lasts for exactly one year after the purchase date. 

A requirement for keeping this machine running is the use of non-oily Arabica beans.  These are the only kinds of beans that should be used in this coffee maker.  Clogging is caused inside of the machine if non-oily beans aren’t used and the life span of the machine will be decreased.  The brewing mechanism should be cleaned once a week under hot running water.  It was also recommended that spring water be used instead of tap water to keep any weird flavors from your tap entering the coffee.  Some other complaints from consumers were that the cup warmer doesn’t work very well, it doesn’t turn on automatically but it only takes a few minutes to heat up, and it’s noisy. 

 

 

Overall, you probably can’t go wrong with the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Espresso/Coffee Machine.  It’s a great choice when purchasing an espresso maker.  The unit makes great tasting cappuccinos and espressos and saves consumers money, because they aren’t buying coffee beverages from coffee houses anymore.  If your machine has complications, there are a lot of free resources online that will help you in understanding what might be wrong with your machine.  If you have to make repairs to this machine, it is cheaper to make the repairs in your home than sending the unit off to the manufacturer’s repair locations.  This machine makes great tasting hot beverages and will pay for itself in the long run.

 

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DeLonghi ESAM3300 Espresso/Coffee Machine

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