DeLonghi ESAM3300 Review – Magnifica Espresso Machine Review 2019

Introduction

DeLonghi had made us wondered several times with innovative aesthetics and technology of their coffee makers. But with Delonghi Esam300 Magnifica, they seem to exceed even the milestone set by themselves.

We’re not the only one behind the statement. Esam3300 had almost become a talk of the town since it’s launch back in 2016.

With Magnificia, you can literally experience a full-form automatic espresso machine, but in a way more compact, minimalistic design. They’ve got not one but two stainless steel boiler, which is a dream-come-true for coffee lovers. And they’ve embedded their own patented technology behind it.

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DeLonghi ESAM3300 Overview

Let’s start from the aesthetics of DeLonghi ESAM3300. It’s a quite a beautiful coffee machine with a silver-metallic frontal face, and a molded black back. The sleek design, the modern lines, and the smooth edges- definitely one of the smartest looking coffee makers DeLonghi had ever brought up.

Reviewing a machine can’t be completed unless we talk about the reservoir. This mighty reservoir of Esam3300 is able to hold up to 60 ounces of water.

On the other hand, the machine is able to provide with coffee in a maximum cup size of 8 ounces(double shots). That shows that even the hardest of the coffee lover can have 7-8 cups of coffee at stretch.

The integrated grinder is another state of the art of Magnificia. Like most of the top rated coffee makers, this one also comes with a beans-to-brew system.

And it has got a smart and sufficient integrated grinder inside. The grinder can uphold up to 7 ounces of coffee beans(medium roast), and brew them properly for a perfect cup of coffee.

To let you control the griding aspects, there is a dialer located next to the hopper. With the dialer control, you can fine-tune the coarseness of the coffee beans. And we definitely advise you do master on the controlling because that’s one of the major key-factors when it comes to deciding the taste and strength of the coffee.

As you know, the most two important factors of brewing a perfect cup of coffee are- the extraction rate and the contact time. The extraction rate mostly depends on the size of the surface area. You can increase the surface area of the beans by changing the setting to a finer grind in this model.

The other important factor is the contact time between the grounds and water. The higher the contract time, the less contact time is needed.

Finding the right setting between these two factors can be easily done by just a knob in this model. There will be optimal contact time and strength if you make sure to control the machine in a proper manner.

Another mention-worthy part of the Magnificia is, it’s patented double boiler system. The stainless steel construction, the compact size and the quick heat rate- everything go to the favor of a coffee lover.

In fact, the double boiler has it’s the ability to boil water is the quickest span of time. So the time to wait in between two consecutive cups of coffee had been lowered down to a significantly less amount.

A quite small, but significant feature is the telescoping coffee spigot of the model. When you are dealing with a variety of cup sizes, this feature will come handy.

Talking about the cup sizes, let’s shift our radar to the espresso grind and strength of this machine.

Apart from the other regular factors, a crucial factor of making espresso is the pressure. IN case of Magnifica, you will have 15 bars of pressure on a usual basis, where you only need 9 bar to have a nicely brewed cappuccino. So, chance fo disappointment as long as you’re an espresso lover.

Most of us users don’t have an abundance of space in the kitchen. So if we consider buying a coffee machine, we would like it to be compact.

The good news is, DeLonghi ESAM3300 weighs only 28.1 pounds, which is pretty light for it’s kind. And the overall size measurement is 15 inches x 11 inches x 14 inches- which is compact enough.

Small footprint and carriable weight- such a deadly duo for a coffee maker machine, right?

Highlighted Features

  • Rich and creamy froth from the patented cappuccino system of the DeLonghi Esam3300.
  • Ergonomic and easy-to-access control panel with programmable menu settings.
  • 8.8 ounce of bean container along with a reservoir capacity of 60oz.
  • Direct brew system with a patented and easy to clean design.
  • A manual milk frother is there to provide to bring on evenly textured grinding.
  • You can customize the settings on the panel to receive coffee in the way you like it to be.
  • Can deliver brew sizes within a range of 1.5oz to 8oz in increments.
  • Special one press button to provide single or double servings of coffee.
  • For the sake of safety and preventing over-brewing, there is an auto shut off feature up to 3 hours.  
  • Instant reheat for keeping the coffee maker ready to serve at the ideal temperature.
  • Removable bean and tank container for quick cleanup and descaling.

Pros

  • Compact footprint and space-saving design.
  • Removable double boiler made of stainless steel.
  • Rich, creamy and delicious aroma.
  • Integrated Burr Grinder.
  • Adjustable coffee Spigot.
  • 180-degree rotary cappuccio system.
  • Removable cup tray.
  • Works with medium-roast coffee beans.
  • Takes half of the cleaning time than others.
  • No monthly cleaning tablets required for maintenance.    

Cons

  • The milk frother doesn’t work so well as other good models.
  • No latte or cuppicccino button provided.
  • No temperature control option.    

What Is The Difference Between A DeLonghi ESAM3300 vs Breville BES870xl?

Both DeLonghi Esam3300 and the Breville bes870xl are two of the most talked about automatic coffee makers. The first one is completely automatic, and costs a little more than the second one.

There are some differences to watch out. Have a look-

Telescoping Coffee Spouts

Esam3300 has a telescoping coffee spout with a range of cup size adjustability from 2.5 inches to 5 inches in height. Where Breville bes870xl has just a regular coffee spout.

Compact Size

As you’ve seen in the review, Esam3300 Magnificia is already famous for its a compact footprint. It’s dimension is 15″x11″x14″, where the other Breville bes870xl has a dimension of 13.2″x12.5″x15.8″.

Reservoir Size

Pointing at the reservoir size, the Breville bes870xl is the winner. Because of the compact physique, Esam3300 is not able to hold more water than 60oz in its container. On the other hand, the reservoir capacity of the Breville bes870xl is around 68 ounces.

Grinder Settings

In the case of Magnifica, there are 7 different grinder settings and the grinder itself is made of stainless steel. The grinder of Breville bes870xl is made of the same material, but the number of settings in this machine is virtually unlimited.

The Boiler

Esam3300 is unique from the point of boiler type and functionality. It has got a double boiler, and both of them are made of aluminum. On the other hand, Breville bes870xl has a single boiler, with the same material. By the way, both fo the boilers are lined with stainless steel.

Automation

The operation is completely automatic in case of Esam3300. But in case of the Breville bes870xl, the operation can be rather called semi-automatic.

How To Clean And Descale DeLonghi Esam3300?

If you own a coffee maker machine for regular use, cleaning and descaling is a regular chore for you. Thanks to the advanced design of Esam3300, so that it takes quite a minimum effort for the maintenance and cleaning.

Still, you need to do that once in a while. To give you a hand, here are the actionable steps of cleaning up and descaling Esam3300-

Turn on the Descaling Flush

There is a descaling light to indicate when it does need a descaling. If you seem to figure out it flashing, that’s when you should start the process. Take the first step by turning on the machine and getting it ready to use.  

Empty Up the Water and Pour the Descaling Fluid

Now, take on whatever left inside through the nozzle, and make sure that there is no water in the water tank. Now, get the descaling fluid that you get with the box(or buy separately), and fill it up into the tank. There is an ‘A’ mark until which you have to keep pouring.

Once you’ve reached with the descaling fluid fill, add water until the ‘B’ mark.

Press The Descale Button for 5 Seconds

Now, push the descale button located right on the control panel. Keep it pressed for 5 seconds. Make sure that the light onto this button is turned on.

Now, find the steam dial and turn it to 1 position. The machine will go through a complete and thorough cleaning process now.  

Let it take Care of Itself for 30 Minutes

It takes time to complete the automated cleaning process inside. The machine may not seem to make any buzz of working, but it actually is! Let it be that like for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, turn the steam dial button into 0 positions.

Empty Up

The container is now full of rinsed water inside. Take the removable tank out and empty it up. Take some fresh water into the tank, and rinse it with that several times. Make sure no smell of the descaling liquid is left over.

Put the Steam Dial to 1 Again

We’re about to finish the process. Now, put the tank full of fresh water into its place and turn on the steam dial once again. Let the machine rinse with water. As it’s done, put the steam dial to 0 positions again. The rinsing should be turned off by now.

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Customers Feedback

‘When it comes to automatic coffee maker machines, it’s either a bulky 1000 dollar machine or even bulkier one which breaks down anyone’s bank. But This model from DeLonghi seems to make the miracle happen. So happy with it now!’

‘Although, I wanted to end up with a 70oz boiler because of the frequency coffee requirement in my office, I’m happy to give that up. The reason behind is- Esam3300 gives me a completely effortless, but delicious coffee, cups after cup.’

‘There are a number of things that I would like to list as good features of Magnifica. But for now, I found the compact size as a blessing. I don’t have much space in my house kitchen, the Magnificia seems not to mind at all to fit right on. would recommend to everyone up there…..’

FAQ

Question: How many beams can I put in Esam3300 bean container?

  • Answer: The bean container box has a capacity of around 7 pouches.

Question: Is there any temperature control?

  • Answer: Nope. But there is a technology to keep the temperature constant all the time.

Question: Does it has an auto shut off feature?

  • Answer: Yes, it does.

Question: What is the Cladding material in DeLonghi Magnifica?

  • Answer: As long as the manufacturer’s catalog is concerned, the cladding is made of ABS plastic.

Verdict

From our neutral point of view, there are still some scopes of development. As an example- the bean container size should be enhanced, the grinder would be better performing if it would be of ceramic, and there should be some temperature control option.

But, comparing all the odds and evens, we found the Esam3300 a good match for any budget and any kind of kitchen. Hope this DeLonghi Esam3300 review helped you out to figure out more reasons to give it a try.

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