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DeLonghi EC140B Espresso and Cappuccino Maker


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  • Espresso machine with stainless-steel boiler makes 1 or 2 shots
  • Special sempre crema filter holder produces authentic crema
  • Adjustable steam emission with swivel jet frother
  • 35-ounce, removable water tank for easy filling
  • Measures 11-1/2 by 8-1/2 by 7-1/4 inches; 1-year warranty


Product Details

Product Manual [9.60mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 9.5 x 8.8 inches ; 8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0000CDCMM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,348 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

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Savor a burst of true Italian flavor at home with this DeLonghi espresso and cappuccino maker. With a durable stainless-steel boiler, two thermostats (for water and steam), 35-ounce water reservoir (which removes for easy filling and cleaning), and two nozzles, this self-priming pump machine brews up single or double shots of espresso in just minutes. As for taste, the machine’s ‘sempre crema’ filter holder produces a perfect, caramel-colored crema, the essence of great espresso. Before brewing, a built-in tamper levels and presses the grounds before use; some practice is usually required to tamp at just the right pressure. After brewing, a lever on the filter holder flips up to hold the metal basket in place in order to knock out the used grounds. Three switches make the entire brewing process intuitive: on/off, espresso/water delivery, and steam: the machine preheats cups and filter holder with hot water and also froths milk for cappuccino using a swivel steamer and adjustable steam control knob. An "OK" light illuminates when the machine is fully heated and ready to go. A drip tray under the nozzles holds two espresso shot glasses or cups (not included), and removes for dishwasher cleaning. The machine measures 11-1/2 by 8-1/2 by 7-1/4 inches, and is covered by a one-year warranty against defects. --Ann Bieri

Product Description

Delonghi Espresso/Cappuccino Maker with patented "sempre crema" filter holder. Used with ground espresso, this unique filter mixes air into the brewing process to produce a perfect crema. Distinguished by its caramel color, the crema is the seesnce of authentic espresso.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It makes great espresso and cappuccino.
RDL
Sent it in for warranty service; it's unrepairable and replacement will take about three months.
Drew Tronvig
I have had no problems with making steamed milk and froth.
Zorbas

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

72 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Jose Mario Vides on October 2, 2005
When i read the opinions of the "experts" about the needed of heat exchanger espresso machines to obtain good espresso at home and see the price of this machines in the range of $600 to $1000, i think it hurts to spend this quantity of money in a machine for your home, then i asked to an Italian friend who owns a caffé near to my house about:

What machine do they use in Italy at home to make a real espresso? and the answer was "Delonghi".

I ordered one in amazon.com and coupled with a cheap La Pavoni burr grinder and the bodum canteen double wall espresso glasses plus recently roasted espresso coffee beans and without so much dollars invested i enjoy of the best espresso at my home, better than the espressos i drink in any caffé of my country El Salvador, even better than the Espressos that my Italian friend makes in his Caffé with a professional Nuova Simonelli machine, you can obtain excellent espresso with tons of crema and better taste than any commercial caffé, my espresso is not bitter and with tons of crema.

I am an Espresso purist, i make double ristrettos and drink it without sugar and this machine is really an excellent combination of low price with the highest quality.

Is important to use recently roasted coffee, the right blend for espresso, recently grinded coffee, 30 lb tamping, to obtain excellent espressos with this machine.
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208 of 219 people found the following review helpful By N. Caine on August 9, 2004
I owned the maker for a while. It's far better than many of the Krups and other models typically for sale at department stores. If you want an espresso, you'll need a pump machine. Many cheap machines will say "steam driven" or otherwise have "steam" in the title: what this means is that they lack a pump and merely use steam pressure to get now overly superheated water to flow through the fine espresso grinds. (By the way, "espresso" is, for all intents and purposes, a grind, not a roast. It is a very fine powdery grind, just shy of Turkish grind.) This results in charred burnt espresso, with little or no crema.

This DeLonghi, by contrast, does a fine little job of pumping. In addition, it uses a small stainless steel boiler -- not a superheated "thermoblock" [which means the water is run over a heating coil, not heated within a boiler].

That said, the only way to get an espresso, meaning a coffee drink in which properly heated water is compressed through a powdery grind of freshly roasted beans, and thus producing a chemical reaction which releases a frothy caramel colored liquid (called "crema"), is by using a very good grinder to produce a very fine, even grind. This machine, when coupled with a Gaggia MDF or Rancilio Rocky, or at the most economical, an Innova Lux or Solis Maestro Plus, and beans roasted within two weeks prior, can produce good espresso.

As to cappuccino, the machine does a fine job for the price in steaming milk. In order to do this, though, you must "temperature surf" the thermostat. What this means is that you steam while the boiler is heating. It's simple: start steaming your milk and you'll find that the steam power will run out in about 15 seconds.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Ulrike Schatz on January 2, 2005
I bought my Delonghi machine in August and as of yesterday it has died. While it was working I was quite happy though - great coffee latte. The only thing was that it was leaking through the steam wand and made a big mess on the counter but I took care of theat by moving the wand above the drip tray. I'm disappointed that it didn't last longer. I'm upgrading to a Gaggia.

One thing I learned: Don't write reviews right after purchase and don't trust reviews written right after purchase
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Khorsandi on May 10, 2005
For the price this machine brews some amazing espresso. I used to have a steam driven machine, from which I obtained reasonably good results. This new pump machine blows that old machine away. I am impressed with the consistent coffee. The color and amount of crema is consistent. The coffee flows quickly and the steamed milk is consistently frothy. The built in tamper is located nicely on the machine. It is made of plastic, but it does not feel flimsy. I may upgrade to a separate tamper soon. I am still a graduate student, so this machine was a nice upgrade over my previous machine. It does not cramp my small kitchen's counter compared to larger machines, and it did not kill my wallet.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cesar S. Rodriguez on October 3, 2005
I bought this machine 10 months ago, my first pump driven cappuccino maker.

For a novice it is an okay machine. A way to learn the tricks of making an acceptable cappucino, to practice the art of frothing.

I do not use the machine that often. Two cups of cappucino 2 to 4 times a week. After 10 months of use, the steam pump is not producing the steam at the same pressure. I can not get the milk frothed as it used to, just when I finally got better at this. I have tried to contact DeLonghy 1-800 service number. Got an answering machine but not a call back.

To start up it is an okay machine. For keepers, better look at something more solid.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By J. Webster on February 2, 2007
I just re-checked my original receipt and found that I purchased this DeLonghi in Nov. 2000 for $179 from the Hammacher-Schlemmer catalog. At that time, it was featured as their "BEST" coffee maker, and since I have been using this little machine for over 6 years, I think it deserves a 5-star rating!

Here are my tricks so that this machine performs at it's best (remember, it is NOT the $1,000 machine!). My focus is on a very good expresso with a minimum of fuss, and here's how I do it:

- I ground the beans for a couple years (getting the grind exactly right is of key importance with ALL expresso machines), but then I discovered expresso "pods". Pods are individual servings of expresso powder vacuum packed between thin sheets of filter paper. You insert a single pod in the filter holder (designed for pods). After brewing, the used pod drops out and you discard it - with NO mess! A box of 12 pods (regular or decaf) is sold at Starbucks for about $5.00.

- in the morning, when I am bleary-eyed, it takes me a total of 3 minutes to have my latte (2 min. warm-up, about 1 min. pump-through)

- use the supplied spout diverter so that you are making 2 shots with ONE portion of coffee (grinds or pods). Don't expect to put a huge coffee mug under the spout - if you don't want to splurge on the little expresso glass (about $4 at Starbucks) then just use any liquor shot glass, maybe one with a little vacation spot logo on it to make you smile in the morning!

- here is probably the biggest tip of all if you are a latte person - these small machines (under $100 type) are not the best or the quickest at frothing milk to a very hot temperature with a very stiff foam, which is what I like. So here's what I do...
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