DeLonghi EC270 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Machine, Black and Stainless

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  1. Susurration "profmis" says:
    32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Tank replaced, machine is wonderful once more!, October 29, 2009
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    Susurration “profmis” (PA United States) –

    This review is from: DeLonghi EC270 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Machine, Black and Stainless (Kitchen)

    UPDATE 3: I have now had this Espresso maker for almost two years and it is still going strong. No problems at all since I replaced the water tank. The coffee quality is still excellent. I use the machine daily and descale about once every six weeks or so. I still love the coffee that this machine makes – I get freshly-roasted beans from Peace Coffee online and grind a week’s worth at once. This coffee is so good – much better than any coffee house can make. I’d definitely buy another of these machines if this one died. It is easy to use, foolproof, and makes wonderful coffee.

    UPDATE 2: I found a replacement water tank fairly cheaply online. It totally fixed the leaking problem. The through-flow problem and pump noises that made me think it was dying seem to be down to the fineness of the grind. I made the grind a little coarser and stopped tamping it so hard (apparently you don’t need to tamp the coffee so much for these pressurized portafilter machines). Now it is working again just like new! So I am upping my rating to 4 stars, as the tank may need replacing every so often, but this is very easy if you know where to look ([...] – just search on brand and model number EC 210). It was very easy and inexpensive (10.95) to replace the tank. The new tank had a tighter fit than the original – perhaps it will last longer. I’m a happy bunny again, now I am getting my daily fix of espresso once more … :-)

    UPDATE 1: Seven months of wonderful coffee, but now getting floods all over the counter, with a distinct lack of flow/throughput from the espresso head. DeLonghi were no help at all in fixing the problem, even though the machine was still under warranty – they asked for multiple details over the course of 6 emails, told me it was out of warranty (they take the date of manufacture) and then told me to ship it 100 miles to get the problem sorted once I emailed a scan of my original invoice (they only have a few espresso machine repair centers in the USA). It was cheaper to obtain a new tank from a third-party supplier than to ship the machine. So don’t expect to get this (apparently really common) issue fixed under warranty.

    ORIGINAL REVIEW:
    The machine is easy to use: you need to run two lots of heated water through the espresso filter part to heat it up (takes 3-4 minutes, including wait time for the light on top to tell you that it has reheated between runs). Then you can pop in the pod or a tamped espresso filter and make your coffee. I use Peace Coffee Guatemalan espresso beans, ground fine with a Braun burr grinder. If I can’t be bothered to grind the next few days’ supply, I use Lavazza Espresso Pods Gran Crema, 150-Count, .25-Ounce Pods. Both make excellent coffee, although the Peace coffee is to die for!

    The milk steamer/frother works perfectly for me. For the reviewer who said they could only get froth out of this, you need to hold the milk jug closer underneath the wand and at an angle so that the steamer is near the bottom of the jug. If you just put the tip of the steamer wand in the milk, you get froth. If you immerse the wand so that the steamer is close to the bottom of the jug, it steams the milk with very little froth. Move the jug down on the frothing wand as the milk is heated, to add as much froth as you want by steaming the top 1/2 inch at the end of the heating process. I’d really recommend the Krups XS5020 20-Ounce Stainless-Steel Milk Frothing Pitcher as this is *just* the right size to steam milk for 1-2 large (16oz) lattes and has a great handle that keeps fingers away from the heated stainless steel. I would also recommend the Rattleware 5-Ounce Brew Pitcher, which is just the right size to fit under the espresso spouts. I make a long shot of espresso which fills the pitcher from a double-shot amount of espresso (or two single-shot pods). This is the advantage of using a machine that does not have an automatic cutoff for the water-flow: you can make your coffee how you like it (the standard double-shot is only 2oz – I make nearer 4oz, which still has a real kick that you don’t find in filtered coffee, yet is not at all bitter).

    The RSVP Terry’s Tamper is just the right size for this espresso filter and tamps the coffee much better than the (rather fragile) plastic tamper that comes with…

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  2. A. C. says:
    34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome Machine, love the steam frothing, June 8, 2009
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    A. C. (California) –

    This review is from: DeLonghi EC270 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Machine, Black and Stainless (Kitchen)

    This machine is nicely heavy and strong, normally with every pump espresso machine you have to wait like 5 minutes or more to let it warm up, well this one is ready in seconds, the pump is not noisy at all, the steamer works very nice mixing perfectly the milk with the steam without making boiling the milk before you get a firm foam and that is a good advantage because you can froth directly into your cup instead of using frothing pitcher (less clean to do), the water reservoir can be remove to fill it or it has a lid too, and it comes with two kinds of filters one to use with ground coffee for 2 cups, and another one that can be use with ground coffee for 1 cup or with E.S.E pods( which although they are bit expensive, once you use them you love them cause they are super practical) and at last but not least the fact that this has stainless-steel boiler is a plus since all the small espressos use aluminum which is not that healthy. In general it is very easy to use and to clean machine.

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  3. KW says:
    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Insane Leaks!!!, October 21, 2009
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    KW (Portland, OR USA) –

    This review is from: DeLonghi EC270 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Machine, Black and Stainless (Kitchen)

    We had high hopes for this machine, and it was well reviewed and very reasonably priced. The first time we filled the water reservoir a few minutes later we were stepping in water (oh, it leaks.) We cleaned up, filled it up again, and this time carefully ensured it was seated properly. Then we waited. Yep, it leaked again.

    After a couple of additional attempts (push it firmly in, gently rest it in place) I decided to turn on the machine…maybe running a cycle or two would fix things. As it warmed up, water started leaking out of the steam nozzle! (first time it was ever used) followed by leaking from the water reservoir.

    The manual says nothing about troubleshooting leaks. I think we got a dud, and I’m very disappointed.

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