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Be your own barista with the Magnifica S by DeLonghi. This compact automatic espresso machine includes all of the features of our full-size machines, but in a smaller, more convenient size. You and your guests can enjoy delicious cappuccinos and lattes anytime. It’s never been easier to create authentic Italian drinks with our patented milk container. Simply slide it onto the front of the machine, place a cup under the nozzle and press any of the one-touch buttons. It not only makes incredible espresso drinks, but also saves you money while doing it, with the energy-saving switch. Select either whole beans or ground coffee, the machine does both. For the freshest results, the patented direct-to-brew system grinds beans instantly before brewing. With five coffee-strength settings from extra-mild to extra-strong, everyone gets their ideal flavor. The choices don’t end there, select from four cup-size options to suit your preferred taste. Other highlights include easy-to-use digital controls, silver exterior finish, as well as a cup warmer and a removable drip tray. Enjoy coffee for years to come with the Magnifica S.
This machine, the Magnifica ECAM23450SL is a replacement for my previous similar DeLonghi machine, ESAM 3500, which I used for about five years. This new model is better in every way! It has been redesigned so the footprint is smaller, the coffee bin now has a rubber seal to keep the beans fresher and the milk pitcher nightmare is over.
The previous design used two different pitcher tops/nozzles for the milk; either latte or foamy cappuccino. Over the life of the machine, I purchased three different cappuccino tops but was never able to get foam and finally gave up. The current model uses just one top with a selector knob with infinite settings from latte to very foamy - the foam can be heavenly clouds! Other improvements: the grinder is now a bit quieter (partly due to the rubber seal on the bean compartment) and the coffee temperature may now be adjusted upward through 4 stages to “very hot” if desired (it has been rated as having among the hottest coffee temperatures).
The appearance of the machine is beautiful with one caveat: the surface plate on which the coffee cup rests is a beautiful clear, shiny metal which shows scratches and scuff marks whenever ceramic cups are used.
The manual insists a DeLonghi descale product must be used, but a call to tech support elicited an OK for the much more prevalent Durghol descaler.
This machine makes a fabulous cup of coffee!!
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