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DeLonghi EC155 15 Bar Espresso and Cappuccino Machine, Black

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  • 15-bar professional pressure for quality results every time
  • Adjustable controls for personalized taste preferences
  • Manual frother for creating creamy froth
  • Three-in-one filter holder for different espresso preferences
  • Advanced Cappuccino System for instant brewing
  • Sleek and compact design
  • Easy to clean with removable water tank and parts
  • Includes removable tank, cup warmer, and milk frother
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DeLonghi EC155 15 Bar Espresso and Cappuccino Machine Buying Guide

Introduction

If you are looking for a high-quality espresso and cappuccino machine, the DeLonghi EC155 is a great choice. With its 15-bar professional pressure and adjustable controls, you can customize your beverages to your personal taste preferences. This buying guide will help you understand the key features and considerations when selecting the DeLonghi EC155.

Table of Contents

  • Professional Quality Brew
  • Foaming Options
  • Filter Holder
  • Convenience Features
  • Cleaning and Maintenance

Professional Quality Brew

The DeLonghi EC155 provides a 15-bar professional pressure, ensuring quality results every time. The adjustable controls allow you to make modifications to meet your personal taste preferences. This machine can brew single or double espresso, cappuccino, or latte beverages just like those you enjoy at your favorite coffeehouse.

Foaming Options

The manual frother feature of the EC155 allows you to mix steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth for evenly textured drinks. You can customize the foam according to your liking, whether you prefer a softer or denser froth.

Filter Holder

The DeLonghi EC155 comes with a three-in-one filter holder. This holder includes filters for one espresso shot, two shots, and one for an easy-serve espresso pod. Depending on your preference and brewing method, you can easily switch between these options.

Convenience Features

The Advanced Cappuccino System in the EC155 maintains the optimal temperature, allowing you to brew cup after cup instantly without waiting in between. The machine has a sleek space-saving design with a narrow footprint, perfect for fitting on a kitchen countertop without taking up too much space. The water tank is simple to remove, refill, and reattach, and the water level is easily visible, eliminating any guesswork. Additionally, the removable water tank and drip tray make for easy cleanup, and the parts are dishwasher safe.

Cleaning and Maintenance

To keep your DeLonghi EC155 in excellent condition, regular cleaning and maintenance are essential. The removable water tank and drip tray make cleaning easy. The parts are dishwasher safe, so you can easily clean them when needed. It’s also important to note that the grind size and amount of coffee used may impact the pressure for a proper brew, so ensure you use the appropriate grind and coffee quantity. Reprogramming may be necessary if you adjust the size and amount of coffee used.

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Specification: DeLonghi EC155 15 Bar Espresso and Cappuccino Machine, Black

Brand

De'Longhi

Included Components

De'Longhi EC155 15 Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Product Dimensions

12.2"D x 19.3"W x 15"H

Special Feature

Cup Warmer, Milk Frother, Removable Tank

Coffee Maker Type

Espresso Machine

Filter Type

Reusable

Style

Manual

Specific Uses For Product

Coffee maker

Color

Model Name

EC155

Voltage

120 Volts

Human Interface Input

Dial

Package Type

Frustration-Free Packaging

Item Weight

6.67 pounds

Manufacturer

Delonghi

Item model number

EC155

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Date First Available

October 2, 2003

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  1. Amazon Customer

    I’ve been using the machine for about a month, and I’m really happy with it. It’s not perfect, but for the price it seems great. I owned a Philips pump espresso machine for many years, and this one is better – though it remains to be seen whether it will last as long.

    Previous reviewers have complained about the small space for the cup and for the milk jug. The space is a bit less than other machines, but this isn’t really a problem for me. Likewise vibration and noise (which some reviewers have complained about) haven’t been an issue for me.

    The only issue I have experienced is that the holder is quite hard to get into place. The first few times it seemed like I was going to break the machine to get it in, but with time it has got easier. I read a helpful review that suggested putting it into place as far as possible, turning the pressure on until coffee just starts to flow, and then tighten the holder. This seemed to help a bit – though I don’t need to do it now that I’ve used the machine for a while.

    I find that this machine makes a good crema – even with cheap coarse grind coffee. The steam wand works great – it seems almost impossible to not create a good foam (I use cold 1% milk and a stainless steel jug). I haven’t used the tamper – it looks a bit useless because it is attached to the machine – I use the hand-held plastic one that I had from my old machine.

    All in, I’m really happy with this purchase. (And the Amazon purchase and delivery was faultless as well).

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  2. oceanboy

    The most important thing to remember is there are two filters. One in the basket and the other above where the basket locks in place. Make sure to clean both. I forgot about the top one and it caused overflow which then caused me to take the machine apart… completely.

    Now, having done so, I know for a fact that this is put together quite well. I do not recommend taking the machine apart because it’s a giant pain.

    I did get it all back together and it’s working quite well after a few years of quite regular use.

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  3. VSorceress

    Reading a good amount of in depth reviews from people who were self proclaimed “espresso/coffee connoisseurs and watching product demonstration videos on the web, I was persuaded to purchase this item and return the Mr. Coffee espresso machine I was going to originally purchase for my father. I am by no means a connoisseur and occasionally drink cappuccino, and my dad almost exclusively drinks cappuccinos. So between the two of us, could we use this machine to create what we like that would rival that of our local coffee shops?

    Design
    The design isn’t too bad. the casing is plastic but there are some features such as the boiler and portafilter is stainless steel… it’s not exactly sleek like I have seen in the other product of the line, but its not unsightly. It is a small appliance that takes up very little counter space, which is good in our small kitchen. My dad still had enough space for it to be put proudly on display on the counter along with the various accessories we have purchased; it looks like a mini coffee shop in the corner of our kitchen.

    Prep Time:
    The machine is fairly to get used to but as some others said there is a bit of work involve. If you are looking for a machine where you just press a button and everything is made for you, this is not the product to buy. By the time you prepare the steamer for the milk, depressurizing and reheating for the espresso, adding the espresso to the portafilter and then pulling the shot, It’s roughly 10 minutes. If you are grinding your own beans (I recommend the 

    Mr. Coffee IDS77 Electric Coffee Grinder with Chamber Maid Cleaning System, Black

    review coming to that shortly as well) then add about another 3-4 minutes to the process.

    Functionality:
    The water tank was easily removable so I did not have to worry about filling the pitcher from the appliance but yet take it out to fill it. It probably doe not need to be said but make sure that you are using good water, if it is tap water then at least try to put a filter on it for better a better tasting drink. You can also see the water level when it is sitting inside of the appliance (just make sure you have good light in kitchen to see where the level is at).

    The steaming wand for frothing milk is low towards the counter surface, and if you are using a milk frothing pitcher that is more than 10 ounces, you are going to have to lift the machine to pull it in and out (unless you want to spill the milk). I strongly recommend that you purchase a stable block for the machine to sit on; not too high, maybe 2-3 inches off the ground if you are going to use a 8 or 12 ounce pitcher. Some have complained that the bulky steaming wand tip attempts to be dummy proof but it gets in the way, but I didn’t see a problem with it. I followed careful directions on how to use it and it came out amazing.

    There is a metal textured surface on top and from what I saw people could put glasses on top to warm it because that is where the boiler is. If you are a klutz like me, don’t do it. If you are not, then its pretty stable place. to put things.

    There is little room for you to put a coffee mug as is with the portafilter being nonadjustable and sitting low on the appliance. Some of said to remove the drip tray from the bottom. If you are inexperienced like we were, it is best to go with thermal espresso shot glasses like anyway that way you can closely watch how much espresso is being pulled and turn it off in time. It may be one more item to rinse out but then you wont have to be bothered with removing the drip tray each time. You can buy them online, but I went to a nationally known import store and picked up two glasses for under $5.

    There is a tamper on the side. some say that it sucks because you have to tamp up and recommend to purchase a tamper; others say it doesn’t really matter because you technically do not have to apply 30lbs of pressure to your coffee because the filters are pressurized. I went on ahead and purchased 

    RSVP Terry’s Tamper

     to get used to the idea of manual tamper in case we upgraded later on down the line, and have been using that to tamp our espresso grounds.

    The portafilter comes with two filters a single and a double espresso baskets. You can use the pods for single serving or you can free form it with grounded espresso coffee. With this as a single boiler it will take some time going between drinks for you to go back and forth between frothing more milk and making more shots. If it is just you and another person, this appliance would be absolutely perfect for purchase. If you are one of those constant entertainers and need to have your espresso drinks ready immediately and to more than 2 people, this is not the machine to buy.

    The first time that you put the portafilter into the machine, you may feel as though you did not put it on securely because due to pictures and videos, you did not do a complete 90 degree twist on to the appliance and it is not pointing straight at you; from the forums I have read that is normal and it will take some wear for it to lock directly in front of you at such an angle. don’t be like me and almost panic because the seal is tight you are fine; as long as you make sure that it is secure and wont move then you shouldn’t worry about a leak from up top. Speaking of leaks, there will be a tad of water leakage at the bottom, but even the manual itself said that it may happen.

    Maintenance
    I haven’t really had much maintenance outside of cleaning the drip trays and portafilters and that was pretty easy. According to the manual, I still have some time before I have to go through the whole descaling and cleaning process, so I will give an update in a few months when it is time. From what I have read and watched, is ts really putting the cleaning solutions through the water tank and running it a few times (so its not as much work as you would normally do during one run of making an espresso several times in a row.

    Is It Worth It?
    Its not a perfect machine, but I think it is a very good one and its affordable. You might need to make adjustments due to the steam wand, and use espresso glasses to avoid getting frustrated because none of the cups in your cabinet will fit under the nozzle :). You will also need to not mind working a little for your cup, but that in itself may be something that you enjoy like my dad and I did. During Christmas, my dad and I spent all morning using it like we were barista’s; used samples from our coffee shop and enjoyed the process that we had to go through to get our “perfect cups of cappuccinos”. We taste tests and made various hot drinks such as cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate (steamed milk). It took a pretty good beating since we used about 10 times on Christmas. Shockingly, everything came out great, but not everyone may experience that on their attempts, but its not the products fault 🙂 that could be anywhere from the coffee bean itself to the human factor that never fails to creep up on us when we aren’t paying attention to recipe instructions.

    So in the end did we rival the local shops by making it at home? Yes! Absolutely.

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  4. Sharon

    i decided to write a review and give back to the community since i have relied heavily on amazon reviews for various past purchases (on amazon or otherwise)!

    Some facts:
    – i only got this machine for 1 week so i can’t attest to it’s durability.
    – i used the milk frother 8 times.
    – i used the expresso part 5 times (3 with the double shot filter and 2 the single shot filter)
    – i read about the plastic head’s threads for forthing may wear out since the wand is metal and the head is plastic. I still decided to buy it because of the price.
    – i have a tassimo tas65 at home i bought at walmart 1 year ago. it’s still good but the t-disc are costing me too much. 8 Cappuccino disc cost me 9$. since we are 3 in the house and like to have a Cappuccino on the weekends, that makes 6 discs each week. so it’s 24 discs a month. The maths comes to 27$ + tax /month for coffee. I don’t know about anyone else, but i prefer to spend that on something else… Also, the milk in the t-disc is not fresh milk, which worries me for the long term.
    – i clean my machine after each use really well (i run steam/water after i’m finished with the forther and clean the coffee filter even before i start enjoying my cup)
    – i use pre-ground coffee marked espresso (camardo espresso crema, macinato moka). I’m not crazy about it, will try something else once i finish the pack.

    Positive:
    – Price: i got this at 90$ free shipping, since there’s this promotion going on now until end of march. you can’t beat the price!
    – Really REALLY good reviews at amazon.com! it’s because of those reviews that i bought this machine! and i mostly read 3 stars reviews to know what to expect.
    – Comparing that to tassimo or keurig, this makes your coffee way cheaper! and in Tassimo’s case, with this machine, you use fresh milk and your own coffee.
    – Environment: you’re not using those discs, so less plastics in the garbage. i know some people don’t care, but just image the tons of garbage each household creates using Tassimo and Keurig disc/pods.
    – I’m not a coffee expert, so i can’t attest to how good my expresso is. the way i made it, i had a decent amount of crema and good frothing with my milk (1%) , I just today used the forther without the plastic head: the milk was frothed fine.
    – small : doesn’t take lots of counter space.
    – build in tamper, which works fine (i don’t understand why some reviewers were complaining about it…)

    Negative:
    – i don’t know if it’s the machine or my coffee, but it doesn’t smell/taste as nice as a nespresso cup i tried at someone’s home. i must say, the nespresso made the absolute best tasting coffee i’ve had to date (including coffee houses). I’m going to try another brand of coffee and see if it’s gonna improve. I think it’s comparable to the tassimo tdisc coffee i had (nabob cappuccino), maybe tassimo was a bit better.
    – Cleaning: more work than the tassimo, but that is to be exprected. Also, the forther’s head is annoying to clean and the thread will wear off eventually (from other reviewers experience) so i decided to take it off. I use pre-grounded coffee marked espresso, so my filter wasn’t clogged as some reviewer said and i clean while the machine is still hot, so it may be dangerous (very hot), but it’s much easier to clean.
    – time to prepare: i don’t think you can prepare that before work in the morning. i’m the type that prefer to sleep and wake up at the last minute, so it’s only on the weekends (or after work) i’m gonna use that machine. I don’t mind since i have free coffee at work lol
    – height for the cup: this wasn’t a problem for me since i had little tea glass that fit under the filter, but i do believe it’s a negative since many people have complained about it.
    – height for the milk forther: with the head on, it was a problem, but since i took it off, i have enough space for a regular mug in which i pour my milk into (only half cup).
    – noise: forthing milk makes LOTS of noise. but personally, i don’t mind.
    – taking off the plastic head: aesthetics and the milk splashes more while forthing. i cover the cup a little bit with a small paper tissu while forthing to prevent the splashes.

    So in summary, it really depends on if you consider the negative points i made will really affect you or not. I’m really tolerant on some of the negatives. if this machine lasts me for at least 2 years, i will consider myself happy. As I said, i’m not a coffee expert, but i do like the coffee and the frothed milk that comes out of this machine. But i will change the brand of coffee once i finish my current pack as i’m hoping this machine can make coffee as good as nespresso (fingers crossed). Cleaning is messier than the 1 button machines, but i’m not complaining because of the price. I think anyone who is putting price at the top of their priority and a decent (not expert) tasting cup should give this machine a go!

    I hope this review helps you decide!

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  5. Avk

    My wife purchased this for me. I have used a Steam Powered machine for a very long time until one day she told me that the steam machine wasn’t extracing very well, still had dry coffee in the basket. Wether I did a slight pack or not. She worked in a coffee shop for some years, so she would know. I was skeptical, as I always am about devices. But, I gave it a shot.

    Plus, after trying a few other Iced Latte’s from good coffee shops (not $tarbuck), and trying to make them at home and finding they weren’t the same no matter what I did, or the coffee I used, I told her to buy me a good one. She found this one. For the price, it is a very good machine.

    A Steam Powered Machine might give you the symbolance of espresso, all it really is, is a concentrated coffee. Not the true flavor of espresso. The problem is, it heats the water far too hot and powers the water through the coffee extracting more than just the essance of flavor that is espresso. Has a tendancy to burn the grounds as water is forced through the medium.

    Pump Driven Machines, are far more subtle in that they allow a proper tempreture of water to flow more fluid, and not be forced by high pressure steam.

    One other important factor. If you notice, Steam Drivem Machines produce a grit in the bottom of the pot. This doesnt happen with a pump driven machine. Or at least, not this one.

    If you are like me and have used Steam Powered Machines for years. DO NOT treat this machine like one of those. Steam Powered Machines are extremely inferior. The amounts of coffee you use in those is far more and the extraction is completely different than a quality pump driven machine.

    (Yoda Voice) You will need to unlearn what you have learned.

    The build quality of this EC155 seems to be quite solid. I do get a whistle during extraction tht is caused by the frother valve. I can make it stop by turning the valve on top, but then water comes out of the steam tube. It can be annoying at first, but I don’t think it is doing any damage. I will work with it and see if I can make it stop.

    Use Espresso coffee. A very good dark roast, not just any dark roast will do. If you don’t like a strong coffee, then you can use a dark or medium roast. But, for me, I like strong, so only a very good Espresso Dark Roast will do. Illy Coffee, or probably Lavazza. And use an Espresso Grind, nothing finer or courser. It is important. However, I did make a grind mix from turkish to espresso grind and that has worked well also. There are a lot of coffee blends out there, and it can take a few tries to find a good one that produces a good flavor. This has nothing to do with the quality of the machine, but the qaulity of the coffee. You can try the grocery store, but chances are, they won’t have a good quality espresso type bean there. None of mine do. I did buy a can of pre-ground Illy Espresso. It’s good, but far too expensive (approx. $30/lb). We have a local coffee roaster and thier Espresso blends are as good or better for $12 a pound.

    Do not tamp too hard. I have been tamping a bit too hard. If you need to know, press on a bathroom scale to about 30 lbs, it is less and more than you think. The proper tamp does make a huge difference. Basically, I have it down to, place coffee in basket (single or double, they are the same motion), press slightly to level it out, then a bit more pressure and a twist to smooth out the surface. It takes a bit of practice to get a firm but level, smooth pack. Then just push any excess from rim into or off the basket and you are ready.

    One other little thing,,, the shot splitter. I am not sure I am impressed with it. It doesn’t appear consistant enough to pull 2 equally single shots at the same time. I am skeptical of this feature on any unit, not just this one.

    My machine is ready within about 5 min, I then pull an empty shot or two. Then load a shot and pull that one. It is not 15 to 45min like some, and even the book says. However, the book times may promote some nuances, that might make some difference on some level, that I personally just don’t really care about. Give me my coffee and shut up.

    The diameter of the basket is 54mm

    Buy a tamper. The built in one is not that great. Difficult to get a proper pack.
    A 52mm Tamper I think is the perfect size. I am using a meat mallet (smooth side, duh)
    that is 50mm and it works just fine.

    On the bottom of the baskets is a knob that you can remove for cleaning. Loosen completely and then tighten to just the point of tension. This will allow better extraction.

    Find, buy or get a 2 oz espresso shot glass. It makes measuring the shot much easier

    When pulling a shot,,, depending on the pack and the grind, could be about 15 to 17 seconds for a double. About 7 to 10 sec for a single.

    After pulling a shot and removing the basket, yes, you will see that the coffee is wet, with water on top, and sometimes a little soupy on top. But, it really is not as big a deal as others might make it out to be. It still pulls a very good shot. Again, this is not your Steam Powered Espresso Machine.

    This is much, much, much,much better.

    The lever to hold the basket in when emptying is a little quirky. But, once you learn how to use it, it really is helpfull in preparing a second shot quickly.

    The frother, however, can be an issue. And I am still working with it. It’s not perfect, but it does work. Not something I will use often, as I drink iced mocha and iced latte. It does have a tendancy to pump water through, instead of steam, if it is not heated up properly. This may just be my unit. But, could be a deal breaker for some, if you experience the same. You do want to use an emtpy glass or something to make sure the tubbing is clear first. One it gets started, it seems to be ok for a bit. But again, it takes time to heat up, so, this may be where and why the book states those time frames. Again,, I can pull a fully hot shot in less than 5 min though. Steaming milk is a different story. I think (cause I haven’t tried this) if you turn it on the steam heat side for about 15 min, clear the tubing, steam/froth your milk, then pull the shot, it sould be fine.

    With that said, if you still have your old steam machine, and it does a good job of frothing milk, if you find the steamer on this one inadaquate, then keep the other as a frother, that is what I am doing.

    I say, buy the machine and test it yourself. The shots are Really, really good. Not a single steam machine out there can even come close.

    Over all,, for the money,, it is not a bad machine. Yes, you can do better, but you will spend 2 to 10 times the money.
    If you have the money to spend, then get a better Machine. If not, this machine is very worth it.

    4 stars for ease of use, quality of shot, lost one for the frother and wand is short.

    Iced Latte

    24oz mug, cup, or something
    2 x double shots espresso
    2 1/2 scoops sugar (not splenda if you can help it)
    If you want a mocah, use 1 1/2 scoops sugar (or to taste) and 1 scoop chocolate syrup
    About 1 cup ice

    Put sugar in mug, pull 2 double shots espresso, and pour in mug
    Stir till disolved, pour in ice and stir till cold, then pour milk to full

    Better than any Starbucks (or thier cra-frapaccino in a bottle), as good as Carribou Cafe, or any other Coffee shop. And cheaper.

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  6. mireille potvin

    Je m’attendais a quelques grosses imperfections cosmĂ©tiques mais pas a ce que la poignĂ©e du rĂ©servoir pour l’ eau soit brisĂ©e ! bref, plus abimĂ© que je croyais…Bonne machine quand mĂŞme mais le plastique est très fragile !!!!

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  7. Amazon Customer

    This machine doesn’t have too many “bells and whistles” which was what I was looking for. You can manually control the process of making coffee, and decide how long or short you want your cup. I love that it has a dial on top and not a bunch of digital stuff to figure out. It is pretty sturdy, and the attachment to hold the coffee will take grounds or if you want, you can use those prepackage pods (I prefer using grounds). We tried it with a cheap coffee and Lavazza, and the Lavazza gave a better crema. The only downside is that you can’t put a big cup underneath; you have to remove the tray below to get a slightly bigger cup. It has inserts for one or two cups, which is really great and it doesn’t take up too much room on the counter. I got rid of the drip coffee maker and put it in storage to make a space for this machine in our small kitchen. Overall, I recommend it to anyone who just wants a nice delicious cup of expresso. There is a milk frother attachment, but seeing as we already have a very amazing milk frothing machine, I haven’t tried the steamer/frother thingy. Remember to give it at least 15 minutes to heat up before brewing.

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