Review of DeLonghi ECAM22110SB Compact Automatic Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso Machine
The Delonghi ECAM22.110.SB is an automatic espresso machine with a range of coffee customization options, Cappuccino System, and elegant design, also received good reviews from shoppers at shopping sites.
But do the characteristics of ECAM22.110SB justify its price? And how does the espresso really know? Let’s find out in our review!
It integrates a grinder that can be adjusted with up to 13 adjustable programs and, thanks to its “Cappuccino System”, is capable of getting foamy cream with an incredible flavor.
It has a panel with a wheel that allows you to adjust the intensity of the cream.
In addition, it also has an automatic cleaning function, warning of when to decalcify and change the water filter.
Its size is 23.8 cm x 43 cm x 35.1 cm and it has a weight of 9kg.
Installation of Delonghi ECAM22110SB
Initially, it seemed that it would take a while to properly configure the De’Longhi Magnifica ECAM 22.110.B, but it actually turned out to be one of the easiest models we have encountered to date. It took less than 10 minutes to take it out of the box, plug it in, turn on the main power switch on the back of the machine, clean some items, install the water filter, fill the water container and add some coffee beans. We are ready to prepare our first cappuccino. Of course, other accessories were included: a water hardness test indicator, a coffee spoon, a brush to remove excess ground coffee, and a descaling. accessory.
Appearance and Design
With its silver exterior (also in black) and professional design, this automatic espresso machine looks very different from other Delonghi models (such as the Eletta or the Esam 4000.b) that are often black and futuristic. While we have praised the appearance of other Delonghi models, we are also big fans of the Magnifica. It will not look out of place in any kitchen.
The control panel seems initially intimidating, but it becomes self-explanatory after some test runs. The main button allows you to decrease the coffee intensity, while the surrounding buttons modify the setting, such as long or short coffee.
On the left side of the machine is the Cappuccino system (which is not found in cheaper Delonghi models, such as the Caffe Corso). This allows you to manually froth milk for cappuccino or lattes using the steam arm. While this is a useful feature, it is not an automated system, so it may take some practice to obtain the correct consistency.
There are two dispensers for coffee, which allows you to make two cups of a single brewing cycle. The height of the dispensers can be adjusted depending on the size of your cups.
Is it hard to make coffee in Delonghi ECAM22110SB?
Making a cup of coffee or a special drink is as easy as the setting. For this, you may want to consult the manual, since the buttons only have images of coffee cups with several levels of filling, although the cup with the least amount of liquid is obviously an espresso. Being an automatic espresso machine, it is obviously capable of making an espresso, but it also makes you a long coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato, and hot water.
To prepare a beverage, you must press the front power button, select the types of coffee you want, choose a coffee flavor (soft, standard, or strong) by pressing the coffee bean button, and then press the brew button. When the machine starts the coffee brewing process, it makes a loud noise that if you’re not yet awake, it will definitely shake you. It makes some gurgling sounds that resemble an annoying belly.
To make a cappuccino, you must place the milk container. To do this, you must remove the hot water accessory. It may seem that you will break it if you drag it in the wrong direction, but don’t think about it too much: the attached attachment is easily removed. Placing the milk container is just as simple. However, you must first fill it with milk. There is a button on the container to adjust the milk foam. When you empty the milk, the accessory cleans itself. You should put a cup under the tap, as hot water is expelled during this process.
Pros and Cons of Delonghi ECAM22110SB
Setting: You can customize the coffee as we want.
Simple cleaning: It has an automatic cleaning function.
Wheel panel: It allows us to adjust the intensity of the cream.
Learning how to use the machine can be complex.
As you would expect from an automatic espresso machine in this price range, there are a variety of settings to customize your coffee. Probably, the most important thing is the button to adjust the potency of the coffee, but you can also choose the aroma and if you want a short, medium or long coffee.
A great feature is the coffee temperature button. Not all automatic machines include this configuration, but if you have a temperature preference, this small detail can make a big difference.
Like most machines, the integrated grinder also has roughness settings (13 to be exact).