Over the years, De’Longhi have gone on to become one of the greatest Italian Espresso Machines manufacturers in the world.
Beating some of the biggest names with their finest lines of commercial and non commercial espresso machines.
But perhaps what has helped De’Longhi remain as the highlight of the espresso world even after one hundred and ten years is perhaps their dedication for introducing the world with the fines Italian Espresso Machines. And the latest masterpiece by De’Longhi which is best able to define the long going Italian legacy, is De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
But to understand what makes the EC155 15BAR, De’Longhi’s next claim to fame as the one of the best espresso machines under the $100 category. There is nothing better than an in dept review.
What is Good
The first positive thing about the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR would undoubtedly have to be the below $100 price tag, which makes this espresso machine affordable for even buyers with a limited budget. Even though most experts may believe that the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR comes along with a limited set of features, De’Longhi have gone an extra mile to make the EC155 15BAR one of the best espresso machines in the beginners category.
Even before users get down and dirty with the workings of the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR, the outstanding design and overall look is more than enough to give the EC155 15BAR some much needed personality. The intricate blends of plastic, crafted with the finest stainless steel makes the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR one of the best looking espresso machines today.
Once you break away from the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR’s stunning looks and get down with its workings, then you would realize that the low budget cost has not deterred De’Longhi from adding some of the most elaborate features like the Swivel Frother and patented dual filter holder which has become somewhat of a trademark with De’Longhi.
De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR has one of the quietest startup and preheats amongst most of the De’Longhi’s competing espresso machines in the budget range. And the silent start up is not the only feature which gives the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR the edge over its competition, as its highlight is the 30 second brewing time post pre-heat which allows users to enjoy two delicious cup of espresso under 30 seconds.
The patented dual filter also does a decent job of giving De’Longhi EC155 15BAR some extra credit points, as users no longer need to remain confined to coffee pods or ground coffee only. Users can easily add pods or coffee ground to the filter, attach it safely to the espresso machine, make sure that its attached properly and brew espresso within seconds.
What is Bad?
Even though the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR might be one of the best espresso machines in the budget range, it has managed to scrape up a few cons across the way, and these cons are something which De’Longhi can change with their next budget espresso machine.
The first con of the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR would have to be the missing indicators for power on and water levels. LED lights cost only a few dollars and a few more to install, and if De’Longhi would have increased the price just up by a couple of dollars then they too could have added lights for power on and water level indicator.
The missing auto shut down is also another feature which gives the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR some negative brownie points, because it does not cost much to add a automated power off button and would have definitely been a feature which would have given the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR a significant edge over the competition.
|1||Compatible With: Ground Coffee and Pods With Dual Filter Holder (Patented)|
|2||Cappuccino/Milk frother: Yes – Swivel Jet|
|3||Hot Water: No|
|4||Pressure System: Pump-Driven|
|5||Pressure Power: 15 bar|
|6||Boiler size: NA|
|7||Brewing Time: Under 30 Seconds After Pre-Heat|
|8||Water level detection: No|
|9||Removable Tank: Yes|
|10||Tank capacity: 1 Liters|
|11||Auto power off system: No|
|12||Body main materials: Plastic and Stainless Steel|
|14||Size: 8 Inches x 11 Inches x 10 Inches|
|15||Weight: 9 lbs|
|17||Warranty: 1 Year|
After comparing both the Pro’s and Cons for the De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker, it is clear that even though there was some room for improvement for the EC155 15BAR. But even with its own set of drawbacks, the De’Longhi EC155 15BAR is a decent Espresso machine which does deserve a second look.