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Delonghi Magnifica - Alan Weatherhead's Review
Posted: January 18, 2009, 5:54pm
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DeLonghi Magnifica Original
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Dave Boingo 10.00
Trey Harrell 9.83
Leighton Smith 8.66
David Kamikawa 8.50
Mark Edwards 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Delonghi Quality: 8
Average Price: $1,000.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $1,000.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Myer Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Simple to operate, Great tasting coffee. Remove the auto frother and easily learn your own techninque for making the right type of froth for Caps, Lattes and Flat Whites.
Positive Product Points

Simple to operate
Great double shot system
Easy to clean
Variable strength
No more mess makes it a favourite with my wife

Negative Product Points

Milk frothing technique needs to be learned
Works better with milk frother removed
Maybe the water tank could hold a bit more

Detailed Commentary

This is a very simple to operate unit that makes a very professional tasting coffee. It's easy to use and simple to clean out. The unit tells you when to clean, when to fill the tank and when the hopper needs more beans. Bean grind can be adjusted.
For some, the auto frother works fine but I found that by removing the frother you can really work up a much better result with a fine and consistent froth right through the milk. It just takes some practice. My issue was that after my little Sunbeam manual model, this unit heats up the milk so quickly you must really concentrate.

Buying Experience

Purchased at Myer Department Store new year sale at a really good price.

Three Month Followup

Our machine remains in good working order and the quality of the coffee is excellent particularly when attention is made to the purchase of fresh beans and we continue to have fun appreciating the differences with the many styles of beans available. To be very pedantic, I still would like to be able to make the milk froth up a little finer. It is particularly difficult when making one cup. When frothing larger quantities then a much better result is gained. Everyone else thinks I am crazy but, I am a coffee geek aren't I?

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