DeLonghi - Pump Espresso Maker - Black/Stainless

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DeLonghi EC155 Pump Espresso Maker: Make quality espresso beverages, such as cappuccinos and lattes, at home with this espresso maker, which includes a jet frother to heat and froth milk.

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (326 out of 379)

Features


Dual-function filter holder lets you choose between ground coffee or pods

A tamper is included right on the machine for easy packing of your ground coffee. E.S.E. espresso pods (sold separately) are convenient and make for quick cleanup.

Prepare frothy, delicious beverages

15-bar pump pressure delivers great-tasting espresso with a nice layer of crema, and the swivel jet frother lets you steam the perfect cup of milk for cappuccinos and lattes.

The perfect temperature for both your espresso and your milk

Two thermostats regulate steam pressure and water temperature separately to heat each to the proper level.

Built with durability in mind

Boiler is made from stainless steel to make for a long-lasting, quality machine.

Easy setup, easy cleanup

Self-priming operation cuts down prep work. Both the 35-oz. water tank and the drip tray are removable to simplify the cleaning process.


Overall customer rating

4.2
87%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

    Posted
    Mae88

    Let me start by saying for 3 months after I purchased the machine it worked perfectly I was able to brew a double shot every morning. However it slowly started to take longer and longer to brew and before I knew it it was taking as long as 10 minutes to brew a double shot. Now i know the filters get clogged n the machine needs to be descaled and all that to keep it functioning. I complied with the latter even tried to use the single shot filter that I never used before and it still took about 10 minutes to even get a single shot. I of course call Delonghi customer service and nothing was done.. This is how the convo went Well let's troubleshoot .. Twist the knob at the bottom of the filter to loosen it up and open the holes.. I obliged While it is running scrape the broiler unit.. against my own good judgement I obliged and even was burned a bit from the hot water dripping out :/ Let's do a video call and we can see what you are doing and how the machine runs.. creepy but I obliged. Run thru with just water.. oh your machine is working it's pushing water out so that works... well yes but when you add the espresso it doesn't really push thru. Oh well turn the frother knob and turn the knob to the cup position before use to remove air then fill it half way only with coffee and tamp just a bit. .. so to get espresso I have to knock 3 times shake the machine a bit add some MacGyver sht to it to brew a double shot?!? In what world does that make sense?? I should be able to simply turn the machine to heat wait for that little green light to come on and then brew. But nonetheless I m not able to do that and if I would like to enjoy a cup I will have to be MacGyver as Dehlongi refuses to even send the machine to a service center or do anything at all to help their customer. They have very little concern or care for their customers. Find any other brand of espresso machine. I'd even recommend spending a little bit more to get better quality. As you will not get much bang or longevity for your buck with this machine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST MONEY SPENT!

    Posted
    SPVF
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    If you're a coffee/espresso enthusiast like me and are tired of spending $3-6/cup this machine will help your finances in the long run. I don't use the steamer option (milk frothing) because it's a mess that I don't like to clean up when I'm trying to get ready for work in the morning. It's a great option to have though when I can take my time with my drink on the weekends. Do your research before purchasing this machine so you know what to expect and won't be disappointed. Before buying this espresso machine I knew that: I needed to have special cups for espresso because regular cups will NOT fit, there is no automatic shut off so you need to watch it or it will overflow, the machine does vibrate A LOT so the cup will move if you're not holding it in place, for best tasting espresso go for Lavazza or Illy is the way to go. I tried a different brand that was half the price at HEB but it was absolutely horrible. I've used this machine daily for a little bit over a month now and I feel like I've already made my money back. Buy with confidence, you won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Already Paid For Itself

    Posted
    Will
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this machine to replace a Breville I bought a decade ago that had a constantly hot, melting contact inside that I opened and repaired myself many times. Still I had liked it because it made me a great latte or espresso. It finally conked out beyond repair and I did not want to spend too much replacing it. I found this DeLonghi and after reading the reviews and watching a video review decided to try it. That was just over a month ago and after all the brews I have made for my wife and me with it, I am sure it has paid for itself at least once if I were paying with "Starbucks" at Starbucks or even McDonalds for a similar drink. The space underneath the spouts where the espresso drips out is rather low making the use of a short cup a necessity, and instead of using a small cup to catch it, I found a stainless steel metal measuring cup with a handle, ordered through Amazon Prime, that fits in the well perfectly below it, and is convenient for pouring the espresso into a mug or cup. After figuring out the way to use the controls I can now say this machine works twice as well as the previous machine I had, mentioned above, for half the cost, and twice as fast. In fact, it is early morning and I am going into the kitchen right now to make a rich, tasty, foamy espresso with some frothed, bubbly, naturally sweet milk on top! Sprinkles optional...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    espresso molto bene!

    Posted
    TraLaLa
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The DeLonghi EC155 Pump Espresso Maker replaces a similar DeLonghi espresso maker we had for the past 10+ years. Every cup is as good as the last ... rich, deep flavor, lots of creme ... mmm! mmm! mmm! The design has changed just a bit, but the machine is a wonder! Two built-ins we don't use are the steamer spout on the left side of the machine and tamper on the right ... we have hand-held gadgets that are easier to clean and work very well for us. Our former espresso maker had a steamer spout on the right side of the machine ... that was a better location since it didn't interfere with the removal of the basket/handle. The only thing holding back from a 5-Star rating is the position of the steam spout ... to remove the basket/handle, the handle must be turned left and the spout (which can swing a bit) is in the way. I've improvised a make-shift solution ... I tied a string to the steam spout and pulled it to the farthest swing point; the string reaches behind the machine and is tied it to the build-in tamper located on the right side of the machine ... hardly visible ... problem solved. A small compromise for a perfect espresso every time. This machine should last at least 10 years and makes an espresso molto delizioso every time. Great for dinner parties ... one cup at a time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best espresso machine under $500

    Posted
    gamefry

    My wife and I have owned various espresso machines over the years. And while we would love to get a bigger/fancier unit, our space and budget don't really allow that. But of all the inexpensive espresso machines we've had, I would say this one is the best. In fact, this is actually the second one of these machines that we have owned. The first one finally gave out after about a year. And if that doesn't seem like a long time, it was a year of brewing 3- 6 double shot lattes every day, so I feel that we got our money's worth. PROS: Brews delicious coffee. Froths milk quickly. Inexpensive. CONS: It's a little short, so it will only fit small shot glasses under the basket when brewing shots. For the same reason, you'll probably have to lift the unit up to fit your frothing pitcher under the steam wand, and it's easy to spill milk when doing this so it can be a little messy. Tends to vibrate when brewing so you have to make sure your shot glasses don't wander away. All-in-all, while this machine isn't without its flaws, the fact that it makes decent espresso for such a low price makes it the one to get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This.is.the.WORST

    Posted
    mishmed
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I had high hopes for this machine. After unpacking it and setting it up, it took a little bit to decifer the instructions which I found to not be very helpful (at all!) - The pump (pretty sure that's what it's called) is extremely difficult to turn to the lock mode. This is a hard stop for me. Anyone with arthritis should be aware that this is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to turn to the lock position. Ran it first with just water as instructed. I walked away assuming it would automatically shut off after the brew was finished. Sadly, I didn't not realize that you actually had to shut it off to stop the brew (instructions did not say this) So when I came back there was water all over the counter and down on the floor. After running the water through, I stayed put and brewed it with the coffee. It was ok, just ok. My coffee make restitution makes better coffee with the espresso beans I freshly grind. I didn't use he frothing devise, so I cannot comment on that. Assessment is that this machine has incomplete instructions, the pump is hard to lock, and it doesn't automatically shut off. This is getting returned tomorrow. This may be the worst purchase ever.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than Mr. Coffee

    Posted
    dolphinsc66
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    For many years we had a Mr. Coffee cappuccino maker(inexpensive and good value) but that machine failed us after many years of much use so we upgraded to the newer model. After having that model replaced twice in a year because it literally blew up and coffee grounds and broken glass was everywhere, I decided to upgrade to a better brand. So far, I've been happy with the quality of this machine and the quality of the cappuccino. The only thing I don't like is the lack of measurable distance between the dispenser and the base. You cannot put a cup under it that is even of medium size so you do have to purchase those tiny cups that will fit under it. It's deceiving from the photo because the cups look to be at least of medium size. On the other hand, a shot of espresso is what it really makes room for so if you have a couple of shot glasses they would work equally as well as the tiny espresso cups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice and easy to use

    Posted
    Brooklyn9292013
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I love this little guy. I use it almost every day and have had it about 3 weeks now. I still haven't mastered the amount of foam versus steamed milk, but I have gone through three gallons of milk trying. It is fun making my lattes, mochas and cappuccinos though. Overall, it's a great value for the price, and I have saved ample money from otherwise going to a big name place for my mocha. I have taken it apart a few time to clean, but after the initial cleaning and taking off of the milk steamer knob, it seems the mojo that made steaming and frothing milk is gone. Perhaps not gone, but it seems that the seal isn't perfect, and thus it seems more difficult to easily choose to make frothed milk or steamed milk. Disclaimer though, it could easily be operator error, and I have had a lot of fun practicing. Whether it's a lot of steamed milk or a lot of froth, I have enjoyed this little device and it's ease of use (and ability to clean easily).

    I would recommend this to a friend



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