Modest coffee machine without unnecessary features
Do not expect a large set of options from the DeLonghi Magnifica S: the coffee machine can automatically brew only two products — espresso and americano. The cappuccinatore is installed here, but you will have to manually froth the milk and clean the nozzle.
The device has separate buttons for preparing two cups of coffee or espresso, you can set the degree of strength of the drink, the amount of water supplied and its temperature. True, the choice of recipes for the device is very small, as well as the container for coffee beans: only 200 grams are placed in it, so you will often have to refill. Also, the coffee machine can use an already ground mixture.
But the water tank has quite a suitable volume, you need to remove it from the front, which is very convenient (though unusual). By the way, you can install a water filter in it. Hardcore economy fans will rejoice at DeLonghi’s low power consumption of just 0.5 watts.
Low price, great coffee
The low price of Magnifica S (about 20,000 rubles) does not mean that you will get a watery and burnt bourda, vaguely reminiscent of coffee. On the contrary, the car performs on par with competitors that are three to four times more expensive than it, for example, the Jura E8 (2018), which costs about 70,000 rubles. The taste of coffee, however, is not as rich as that of the luxury class competitors, but it is more balanced. In addition, the machine can be very finely tuned: there are as many as 13 degrees of grinding!
It was not easy for our colleagues to operate a coffee machine without a display. However, the coffee, according to reviews, turned out to be “creamy and fragrant”, as well as “tasty and not burnt.” But even here it is not without drawbacks: before starting work, the machine needs a rinsing and preheating cycle — the process takes a full minute.
Should I buy a coffee machine from DeLonghi?
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 22.110.B cannot be called a luxury coffee machine, but at the same time it brews excellent coffee — at the level of much more expensive models. The layout of buttons and knobs is very simple, but for fine tuning you will have to look at the instructions.
Aromatic, delicious espresso
Very good value for money
Inconvenient to use
Small bean tank
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