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DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker, Stainless
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- Pump driven and 15 bars
- Automatically self primes
- Use pods or ground coffee with the convenient patented filter holder
- Craft cappuccinos or lattes with the patented easy to use frothier
- 44 oz. and 1.3 litter removable water tank
- Utilize De'Longhi's call center for customized help setting up and maintaining your machine at 1-800-322-3848
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De'Longhi Pump Espresso EC702
Manual Espresso/Cappuccino Machine
Discover the barista brewing inside you. See how easy it is to make authentic espresso and cappuccino at home. With the De'Longhi Pump Espresso EC702 machine choose to brew ground espresso or use Easy Serving Espresso pods with the unique patented dual filter holder. The Sempre Crema Filter, used with two measures of ground coffee, enhances the brewing process to produce a perfect crema. The E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) Filter, used with pods or one measure of ground coffee, makes espresso preparation simple and convenient. Either way the choice is yours, making your espresso truly made to order. Enjoy espresso or cappuccino without worry with two separate thermostats that control water and steam pressure, so you can make both espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature. If you prefer cappuccino you’ll enjoy using the easy-to-use patented cappuccino frother, which includes a special chamber that mixes steam and milk to create a rich creamy froth achieving perfect drinks every time. Other highlights include self-priming operation to eliminate pesky start-up preparation, a unique no-drip design, so you don’t have to deal with messy cleanup and a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler to ensure many years of delicious espresso.
Brew Like a Pro
Whatever your preference – single or double espresso, cappuccino or latte – the machine brews authentic barista-quality beverages just like you enjoy at your favorite coffeehouse.
Your Foam, Your Way
A manual frother mixes steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth for evenly textured drinks – just the way you like them.
Every Cup to Your Liking
15-bar professional pressure assures quality results every time, and adjustable controls allow you to make modifications for your personal taste preferences.
One Espresso Shot or Two?
The three-in-one filter holder, included with the unit, has a holder for one espresso shot, a holder for two shots, and one for an easy-serve espresso pod – whatever your preference.
Easy To Use
The machine does most of the work for you. The Automatic Flow Stop feature dispenses just the right amount of espresso while maintaining the ideal brewing temperature.
No Waiting Between Cups
The Rapid Cappuccino System maintains the optimal temperature so you can brew cup after cup instantly.
Convenient Water Tank
The water tank is simple to remove, refill and reattach, and the water level is easily visible to eliminate the guesswork.(Feature shown on similar model)
Easy To Clean
Removable water tank and drip tray make for easy cleanup, and the parts are dishwasher safe.(Feature shown on similar model)
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|Cappuccino System||Advanced Manual Frother||Advanced Manual Frother||Advanced Manual Frother||Advanced Manual Frother||Manual Frother|
|Removable Water Tank||35 oz.||44 oz.||37 oz.||37 oz.||35 oz.|
|Automatic Stand-by Function/Energy-saving||✓||✓||–||–||–|
|Accommodates Taller Glasses||✓||✓||✓||✓||–|
|Three-in-one Filter Holder||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Heating Element||Thermoblock||Stainless Steel Boiler||Stainless Steel Boiler||Stainless Steel Boiler||Stainless Steel Boiler|
|Finish||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Black with Stainless Accents||Black with Stainless Accents|
Enjoy delicious espresso made your way with De'Longhi's pump espresso and cappuccino maker. You can choose to brew ground espresso or E.S.E pods with the unique patented dual filter holder. The Sempre Crema Filter, used with two measures of ground coffee, enhances the brewing process to produce a perfect crema. The E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) Filter, used with pods or one measure of ground coffee, makes espresso preparation simple and convenient. Either way the choice is yours, making your espresso truly made to order. You can enjoy espresso or cappuccino without worry with two separate thermostats that control water and steam pressure, so you can make both espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature. If you prefer cappuccino you'll enjoy using the easy-to-use patented cappuccino frother, which includes a special chamber that mixes steam and milk to create a rich creamy froth achieving perfect drinks every time. Other highlights include self-priming operation to eliminate pesky start-up preparation, a unique no-drip design, so you don't have to deal with messy cleanup and a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler to ensure many years of delicious espresso.
Top customer reviews
I won't go through the reasons I didn't buy other machines and it is possible that many I chose not to buy would have been perfectly good. What I will tell you is that thus far, about 3 months and 100+ espressos later, I am extremely happy with my DeLonghi EC702. The bottom line is that it produces a perfect crema with a rich taste. The steaming wand, though not perfectly designed, works well and I can make excellent Lattes. I feel it is important to add that like any machine, it takes some practice to produce the perfect espresso. There are so many human variables that come into play - how long to let the pump run, proper warm-up time, type of coffee, the grind, how much you compact/tamp the coffee, etc. - that no two people will get the same results. However, the performance of this machine has been flawless. I have not experienced any leaks or problems. I have followed the instructions carefully from the first use, kept it properly cleaned and it has rewarded me with a great cup every day.
Some other positives:
- Very good clearance between the bottom of the filter holder and the base. I have a nice size cappuccino mug (in addition to standard espresso cups) and it fits perfectly. Apparently this is a problem with some other machines.
- Two size filters - one for single shot and one for double shot espressos.
- Filters also use the ESE pod system if you're into that. I don't use pods.
- Large, easily removable and cleanable water holder.
- It looks great. All silver, mostly metal. Doesn't have any of that cheap looking black plastic.
- Warming tray on top really works. I store my cups and filters on top and they are nice and warm after about 15 minutes, which is the recommended warm-up time. And BTW - this is not a problem. I get up, walk in the kitchen, turn it on. By the time I come back into the kitchen after getting the kids going, it is ready. Those people who complain because they have to wait a few minutes need to re-evaluate their addiction to coffee.
- Great price point. Under $200.
- Yes, it is somewhat noisy for the 15 seconds it produces the coffee - but it is a pump machine, which you must have. My kids running around in the morning make far more noise than the machine.
- Your first 5-6 cups will taste like battery acid. I was warned of this from an experienced friend. All new machines must be broken in to eliminate that metallic taste. So when you get it, after following the directions and running water through it a few times, then make several throw-away cups of coffee as well. I used a less expensive coffee for this instead of wasting my good stuff. Allowing the coffee flavor to permeate the filters will properly prep the machine.
- You must clean it at proper intervals. The machine even comes with a bottle of descaler.
- Buy an external tamper. It will make it much easier on you, help you be consistent in your tamping and will keep the machine cleaner. I bought the $8 Terry's Tamper on Amazon and it is the perfect size for the DeLonghi filter. Don't waste your money on expensive tampers.
- Make sure you use the proper very fine grinds meant for espresso machines. I took one bag of beans to a grinder at Trader Joe's and set it to the finest grind, which I thought was great. However, I later bought a can of Illy pre-ground for espresso (a fabulous coffee by-the-way) and learned that my public grinding was nowhere near as fine. So my espressos improved even further using a better grind.
So there it is. I actually purchased mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond as a 20% off coupon brought the price down to equal the generally better Amazon prices, but also allowed me an easy, walk-in no questions asked return policy if I wasn't happy.
I hope this helps people. I felt I owed a review as thanks to all those whose reviews I leaned on. My final thought is that once you get hooked on making your own espressos, even with a good machine like the DeLonghi, you do start to see the value in the really expensive machines that are fully automatic and even grind the beans like my friends $700 gizmo. But for the regular guy who doesn't mind a little manual labor and doesn't have $700 to drop, I highly recommend this machine.
The good news is you can find original DeLonghi parts for this machine on various web sites at reasonable prices - but beware of the shipping charges. I started with the easiest possible "fix" - replace the gasket between the grounds cup and the unit. The old gasket was showing some minor deterioration from being in constant contact with the heat of the hot water vessel and replacing it had NO effect on the problem - the water would still rain out of the unit when the pump ran.
The next step was exploratory surgery to determine the location of the leak. This is where I was surprised by the construction of the unit. You need a torx driver with the security pin feature to remove three screws holding the unit together - or a long shank small-tip straight screwdriver - so much for the security feature. All other screws are standard cross-heads - some bite into sheet metal, others are biting into plastic - so you need to keep track of their locations. The sheet metal used is rather sturdy and the bends and curves in the metal add to the strength of the unit body. The wiring and connectors were neat and clean and the components were of better than expected quality. This is a well made machine. Except mine was leaking.
Once the top was off the unit it was obvious where the water was leaking from. There is a small plastic tube connecting between the pump output valve and the heating tank. The water was leaking from where this tube was connected to the heating tank. This tube is held in place by a simple clip type compression fitting that requires a small O-ring between a ferrule on the tube and the connector housing on the tank (and also one on the valve). Pull the pins and the tube comes out of the fitting - the )-ring may not. The O-ring on the pump output valve was still in perfect shape. The O-ring on the heating tank, not so much. It was intact but crumbled as soon as I began to blot it dry. I had found not only the leak - but also the root cause. THe O-ring was obviously damaged by the heat of the tank - which is just below 212 deg. F for coffee, and over 212 deg F if you use the steam for frothing milk (I do not). Now the challenge was to locate a replacement O-ring.
There seemed to be a shortage of the OEM DeLonghi O-ring from the on-line suppliers. All supplies were on back-order for nearly a month - and they all wanted over $6 to ship an O-ring that a postal scale would not even measure. So... off to the local hardware store. I found several O-rings that were close but not an exact match to the ones in the unit so I bought one of each, paid my $2 and went home to give them a try. I replace the O-rings on both ends of the tube, placed some silicone plumbers grease on them, reassembled the connections, and fired up the unit. NO MORE LEAK!
After letting the unit cool down, I reassembled it, ran a good tank of water through it, and them made a cup of coffee.
The lesson learned here is only turn on the machine when you are going to use it and turn it off immediately when you are finished using it. It heats up quickly and you can preheat your cup using hot tap water if that is important to you. While this machine is impressively constructed on the inside, it uses components that are subject to deterioration from the heat - at least mine was. DeLonghi may have addressed this issue by making changes in the composition of the O-rings to be more heat tolerant. However, from now on, mine will be turned on only to make a cup and then turned off immediately.
Most recent customer reviews
Makes a lot of crema and delicious.
I recommend either Latin American or Italian coffee.Read more