DeLonghi EC 680 M Dedica Espresso machine
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Test report: DeLonghi EC 680 M Dedica Espressomaschine
DeLonghi EC 680 M Dedica Espresso machineIf you want to create an Italian flair in your kitchen and feel like in a small coffee bar, the DeLonghi EC 680 M Dedica espresso machine is the right choice. Above all, the smallness of the machine impresses. She really finds room in every kitchen. It is 14.9 cm wide and thus one of the smallest espresso machines on the German market.The exact dimensions are 14.9cm x 33.0cm x 30.5cm. As with all DeLonghi machines, the design impresses with Italian elegance and a classic design. The machine is available in red, black and silver. The simple operation convinces the user from the start. Through the many adjustment possibilities, the coffee lover can choose individually how he wants to brew his coffee. Both the desired water quantity, as well as the water temperature and the water hardness can be adjusted separately. The design of the control buttons is pleasant and easy to use.
Options: pads or classic espresso powderThe milk frothing by hand is made possible by an additional nozzle. So the perfect cappuccino gets a creamy milk froth of steam, air and milk. It is possible to use classic, previously ground espresso powder as well as ESE pads (pre-portioned Easy Serving Espresso "Pads) in the filter holder The energy consumption is 1,450 watts.
Useful featuresOther useful functions such as the water level display, the cup warmer function and the standby function make the machine quick to use. The cup warmer can be switched separately. The user always finds pre-heated cups. The water tank itself is large enough and can be easily removed. The DeLonghi EC 680 M Dedica espresso machine works with a thermoblock heating system. Thus, the machine is very quickly ready for use in comparison to a water heater. Immediately after an espresso is made, the water is drained in the heating coil. This prevents limescale deposits, especially in very hard water. The advantage is that the espresso machine does not often have to be decalcified. This thermoblock heating system is particularly suitable for the permanent use of coffee.
Short- Indication of water level - additional cup warmer - standby function - Thermoblock heating system
The DeLonghi EC 680 M Dedica Espresso machine can be purchased without hesitation if you do not have a lot of space in the kitchen and still want a high-quality appliance that also has a cool Italian design. The espresso machine offers a lot of performance in a confined space.Convenient is the on / off switch with automatic shutdown function after 30 minutes, if the shutdown was forgotten in all hectic. Above all, the very quiet pump is another plus. If frothy milk is left, it can be kept in the fridge for the next coffee, since the foam does not collapse so quickly. The machine operates at 15 bar. The coffee and the crema have an excellent taste and are highly recommended. The shapely machine can also be easily cleaned. The water tank is removable and it has smooth surfaces everywhere, which allow a cleaning well. It is very difficult to remove parts for cleaning. The price is also a big plus. For under 200 euros the customer receives a very good device. The tamper for evenly distributing the coffee powder in the filter holder is of poor quality. If you do not pay attention and distribute the coffee powder negligently, a taste reduction can be found in the coffee. That would be a point I wanted to improve. The manual is not always helpful. The description could be more detailed and friendly. The operation is not intuitive. With a little practice, however, a first class espresso as well as a creamy cappucino is very good.