Comparing One Touch Super Automatic Espresso Machines

March 1, 2010 by  
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You can't beat a one-touch super automatic espresso machine in terms of convenience, but how do some of the models compare against each other? Gail shows us how the Jura Z5, delonghi Gran Dama and Saeco Primea super automatic espresso machines work, weighing in on their pros and cons.

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine
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Jura IMPRESSA C65 Automatic Coffee Machine, Platinum
Jura IMPRESSA C65 Automatic Coffee Machine, Platinum
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DeLonghi ECAM22110SB Compact Automatic Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso Machine
DeLonghi ECAM22110SB Compact Automatic Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso Machine
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Delonghi ECAM22110B Super Automatic Espresso, Latte and Cappuccino Machine, Black
Delonghi ECAM22110B Super Automatic Espresso, Latte and Cappuccino Machine, Black
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DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

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DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine
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Description

Capable of preparing espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte drinks, and more, this super-automatic machine features a unique beans-to-brew system that grinds coffee beans right before brewing for exceptionally aromatic espresso. The appliance comes equipped with two stainless-steel boilers that provide excellent heat distribution, as well as an instant reheat function, which keeps the machine at an ideal temperature, no matter how long the interval between cups. In addition, its quiet burr grinder automatically grinds beans and can be set to a specific grinding level, but the unit can also be used with ground coffee if preferred. The unit's front panel offers easily accessible controls for the on/off switch and cappuccino system, as well as for adjusting the quantity of water and coffee to suit individual tastes, from long or short to weak or strong. Its patented cappuccino system rotates 180 degrees to allow for any size milk container, plus the coffee spigot height can be adjusted to accommodate all different cup sizes--from a classic espresso cup to a tall mug. Even more, the unit’s exclusive cup tray keeps cups warm before use, and its three-hour automatic shutoff provides added safety. Other highlights include a 60-ounce removable water tank, a handy water-level indicator, a 7-ounce bean container, an electronic steam and coffee thermostat, rinse and decalcification auto programs, and a removable drip tray for easy cleanup. Made in Italy, the 1,150-watt espresso/coffee machine measures 17 by 13 by 18 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty. From the Manufacturer Capable of preparing espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte drinks, and more, this super-automatic machine features a unique beans-to-brew system that grinds coffee beans right before brewing for exceptionally aromatic espresso. The machine makes espresso at a consistently ideal temperature because of its new stainless-steel double boiler, which provides excellent heat distribution, as well as its instant reheat function, which keeps the machine at an ideal temperature, no matter how long the interval between cups.

Features

  • Patented "Cappuccino System" frother that mixes steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth
  • Easy-to-use rotary and push button control panel with programmable menu settings
  • Grinds beans instantly with the patented, compact and easy-to-clean "Direct-to-Brew" system. Use your favorite coffee beans to create your perfect espresso. Beans with less visible oil, usually a medium roast, are recommended for best grinder performance
  • Professional-quality, conical low-pitch burr grinder with adjustable grind fineness
  • Utilize De'Longhi's specialized call center for help in setting up and maintaining your machine at 866-528-8323 (LatteBest)

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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Proven Performer For Over 8 Years!, June 12, 2016
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Brett B (Phoenix, AZ United States) - See all my reviews
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My absolute love of the Delonghi Maginfica ESAM3300 is hard to describe. It has been a faithful crema steeped friend and morning ritual for at least 8 years, and the current unit I bought as a replacement last week (another ESAM3300) is a testament to why I give this well built Italian Stallion "super automatic" espresso dream machine a SOLID 5 star rating.

Yes - my old unit finally gave out it seems. But 8 years of duty + the fact that I am ordering the exact same model should provide a clue as to the reliability and proven quality engineering of this model. Yes there are many newer models - but for this price point, the ESAM3300 is a champ all the way.

Bottom line: with very few adjustments and some good Italian or locally roasted whole beans, the Magnifica consistently puts out shot after shot of delicious espresso that will FAR exceed anything you could get at most coffee shops. I always used many of the yummy Lavazza beans including the "Super... Read more
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-designed and makes great Americano, December 10, 2016
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A terrific machine-- nearly five stars, but has a few relatively minor drawbacks (see below)
PROS:
Makes perfect espresso and Americano (the only reason for buying an elaborate machine like this)
Ability to make a double cup with just one touch of a button
Relatively quiet operation (compared to prior machine)
Compact, attractive styling
Balance of water and grounds is infinitely variable, as both are controlled independently by knobs
Easy to clean and de-scale

CONS: Smallish water reservoir, needs refilling often if you drink Americano rather than espresso
Grounds bin is lightweight plastic and has tabs that stick out around the edges. They could easily be broken off, an invitation to future annoyance, as the tabs are clearly there to perform some crucial function.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Espresso Champ, July 7, 2017
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Clan McK (Olalla, WA USA) - See all my reviews
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Great little investment if you enjoy good espresso frequently at home. This machine paid for itself already compared to buying at Starbucks everyday. I never thought I'd prefer my own homemade coffee beverages over the big chain either... but now I do! So not only am I saving money but they taste better too! No complaints about this espresso maker,, it puts out 16-24 beautiful and delicious shots a day between my husband and I without a problem. My friends love coming for coffee too! Lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, americanos, macchiatos, frappucinos, iced, you name it I've made it. Simple as can be to use and operate as well. We're very happy with this purchase and highly recommend it.
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