Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
consumer product reviews
consumer espresso machine reviews
Delonghi Magnifica - Joe Jiovanazzo's Review
Posted: March 15, 2009, 6:08pm
review rating: 1.0
feedback: (0) comments | read | write
DeLonghi Magnifica Original
Where to Buy
Arrow Seattle Coffee Gear
Arrow Amazon
Arrow 1st in Coffee
 List your business site here.
About "Where to Buy"

More About This Product
Arrow The Delonghi Magnifica has 18 Reviews
Arrow The Delonghi Magnifica has been rated 8.58 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since April 5, 2006.
Arrow Delonghi Magnifica reviews have been viewed 209,819 times (updated hourly).

Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Dave Boingo 10.00
Trey Harrell 9.83
Leighton Smith 8.66
David Kamikawa 8.50
Mark Edwards 8.00

Previous Review Next Review
Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Delonghi Quality: 8
Average Price: $1,000.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $372.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: e-bay Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: Very satisfied
Positive Product Points

Ease of use and learning curve
Quality of espresso and froth
Simple clean up

Negative Product Points

none as yet

Detailed Commentary

Bought the reconditioned model from ebay. Fast delivery. After about 6-8 shots I had it dialed in with what I believe to be lower quality beans purchased from a local coffee shop. At first attempt at frothing milk the machine would not produce steam only continualy dripping water.
A call to Delonghi (surprisingly an American picked up after a couple rings). No time on hold! What is this, customer service in this day and age.
She walked me thru several steps but to no avail. She said they would send me box to ship to service center. Box arrived next day air.
About two weeks later the machine was sent back and it's been pure bliss. Especially since due to recomendations from this site purchasing a couple pounds of "Toscanna" from Kounter Kulture. Simply amazing quality. I have had a couple $3-400 machines that couldn't remotely compare to this. I can't belive the thick cremma this produces with this particular coffee. And the frothing works great. I get really thick micro foam every time. Clean up is a breeze and it heats up in seconds and recovery time for another brew is only seconds away.
Considering the mess and expense of a grinder and the time it takes to get a good shot I am greatly relieved that I took this super auto route to nirvanna.
And a great deal of thanks to all that took the time to submit reviews to this site. I made this purchase after hours of time spent here.
I will post a follow up in a few months. And I very highly recommend the Toscanno beans.

Buying Experience

Very prompt delivery from ebay store.
Great customer service from Delonghi.

Previous Review Next Review
Write a Review for this Product
review rating: 1.0
Posted: March 15, 2009, 6:08pm
feedback: (0) comments | read | write
Login Password
forgot pw | signup
Rocket R58 Double Boiler
Rocket Espresso R58 Double Boiler -  Everything you need for the perfect shot!
Great Espresso at Home
Curated selection of the best machines from La Spaziale, Izzo, Quick Mill, La Marzocco & more.
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2015 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.184499979019)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+