DeLonghi EN520BK Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System, Black
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- Patented single touch hot milk system; simply slide the milk tank onto front of the machine; clean button makes it easy to maintain
- Convenient illuminated control panel buttons allow you to choose your favorite drink with ease, with 3 milk and 2 coffee selections
- Patented coffee capsule system
- Energy-saving with adjustable auto-off timer
- Accommodates latte cups with the unique sliding drip tray
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First the positives.
First, the process is fully automated, though it helps to follow the instructions as per manual to avoid initial frustrations. The entire process is simple. Just insert the pod and press one of the four buttons to get your drink. The machine does the rest.
Second, there is an ability to customize your drinks. The machine comes with the pre-set amounts of water and milk that is used in the process of creating drinks. If you do not feel that those factory pre-sets fit your expectations, then you can customize the amounts of water or water and milk up to certain limits. You do that by pressing and holding down the button of the drink you want to create until you get to the desired amount of selected liquid (either water or milk) then let go off the button. The machine will use that amount next time. So you can customize all four drink types to your liking, within the limits. I experimented with those amounts without using the coffee pods, just water and milk trying to get where I wanted to be.
Third, the machine has a small footprint and is not tall, so it can fit neatly under the cabinets.
Fourth, using the pod based system helps you avoid the messiness that may come with the non-pod systems. I think most of the people who buy this machine look for the convenience. Who has the time in the morning to take several steps and clean the mess when using the non-pod machine.
Now to the caveats or potential negatives.
First, the customization has its limits. The maximum amount of coffee per drink is 200 ml. Same with milk, 200 ml only. That means the maximum amount of your latte cannot be more than 400 ml.Read more ›
The Lattissima has been highly praised for the one–button creation of milk-based drinks. To some, this may be worth the premium over the more rudimentary models such as the Citiz Milk, Pixie, and Escenza.
This review serves several purposes:
1. To help the reader choose between the different models
2. To elaborate upon the pros and cons of the Lattissima Plus
3. To give some tips on more effective operation of the machine
4. To address common concerns and issues users are currently facing while operating the machine
This is a long review. I suggest skipping to the conclusion if you do not wish to dwell into the specifics.
= Comparison Between Models =
The Nespresso range consists of two main categories: milk and non-milk models. Regardless of the choice, all machines (except Lattissima+, elaborated later) use a very similar single-thermal heating block design of for brewing the espresso shot. This is important to note, especially when choosing between different models. Unlike purchasing a traditional, more expensive espresso machine that uses coffee grounds, purchasing a Nespresso machine involves much less critical consideration. One only has to decide which functionality is of more importance, and how much more will one be willing to pay for that.
For example, do you like milk-based drinks? Or do you prefer single shot pure expresso? Do you value a more convenient integrated one-button coffee solution, or would you prefer a modular system of making milk-based drinks such as the Citiz Milk?Read more ›
I decided to try to cut back on some starbucks expenses without giving up my addiction. Driving to the store and paying the premium to have someone else prepare it was adding up to quite a hefty chunk of my budget. I wanted to save money, so buying a grinder for several hundred dollars and an espresso machine for several hundred more than that just wasn't an option. I wanted something that could deliver the taste and caffeine I crave, but actually saved me money. Enter the Lattissima Plus!
At 60-67 cents per shot, Nespresso cups are not exactly cheap, but they are about half the cost of starbucks on a per-shot basis. Buy them from the Nespresso club site directly to get that price. I personally started with the intro offer from the club which came with 200 cups for about $125. Shipping was fast and I got to try out all the main flavors. One note, though - there are 4 or 5 sleeves (10 cups per sleeve) of *decaf* varieties in that starter pack... you might not want that so choose accordingly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
LOVE! this product! The milk container detaches easily so you can return the left over milk to the refrigerator. I have not met an espresso capsule that I do not like. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Justin Drake
I own many coffee machines including another Nespresso Evoluo VertuoLine machine. All I can say is....this machine is HANDS DOWN the best! Read morePublished 2 days ago by Nick
I bought a second Lattissima Plus to replace one I had for about 3 years. The first one got tons of use, about 5 lattes a day on average. I wish the lattes were a little hotter. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jason T. Mccurdy
The machine leaks 1+ cup of water every time I open the tray to dispose of the used coffee pods - and this is even with the water container removed. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Jonathan H. Ward
Machine worked well for the first year. After a while, the right side of the machine started to bulge and smell like a burned electrical component. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Ryan
Makes drinks at a temp that can be enjoyed right away, I'd say about 145, but in my opinion it's perfect. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Gabby
We have been using it everyday for the last 3 months. We LOVE it!!! I would definitely recommendPublished 1 month ago by joy green
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