Review of DeLonghi ECAM22110SB Compact Automatic Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso Machine
And we finish with this Delonghi model that is designed to help you prepare the best coffee but without having to complicate your life too much to get it. It can be used with both coffee beans and ground coffee so that you choose the one that convinces you the most.
The Delonghi ECAM22.110.SB is an automatic espresso machine with a range of coffee customization options, Cappuccino System and an 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 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 flavour (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).
The Delonghi ECAM22.110.SB produces an excellent espresso with a strong aroma. While the taste is greatly affected by the quality of the beans you use, the machine is capable of producing a balanced espresso with a rich cream. It also comes out very hot if you choose the highest temperature.
The taste of other coffee variants, such as cappuccino
The milk frother allows you to prepare drinks such as latte and cappuccino. The milk frother should be used manually and requires some practice.
Like other Delonghi machines, the ECAM22.110.SB is designed to be easy to clean. While some manual cleaning and maintenance are required, especially the removable processing unit, there are also automatic programs for rinsing and descaling.
The machine will remind you when the descaling program should run. This is usually every few months, but it depends on how often you use the coffee maker machine.
The 1.8-litre water tank can be removed to refill and rinse. It also includes a complete indicator. The drip tray is easy to remove and empty when the entire indicator is displayed.
In addition, the machine is automatically rinsed every time it is turned on and off. This helps keep it in the best condition without any additional effort.
Taking into account the range of features included in this Delonghi automatic espresso machine, we believe it is an excellent machine that offers great value for money. It is cheaper than models such as the Jura ENA Micro 1 but includes more configurations and a Cappuccino system. If you love fresh coffee and want to have control over how it tastes, you will get a lot of value from the Magnifica.
Our Conclusion for Delonghi ECAM22110SB
The Delonghi Magnifica ECAM22.110.SB is an excellent semi-automatic coffee machine if you don’t want to spend more for a fully automatic machine (for this, see the Delonghi Eletta). With its range of coffee customization settings, the manual Cappuccino system and a tasty espresso, it is one of the best automatic espresso coffee machines in its price range.
For these reasons, we totally recommend this machine. If you buy it, you will enjoy many very good coffees.