The DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM 23210B is one of the most compact superautomatics we have ever seen, but don't let its small size fool you. The Magnifica ECAM 23210B contains many of the features found on much larger and more expensive machines, such as an intuitive interface, removable water tank, automatic three hour shut off and energy saving mode, a professional quality burr grinder and a cup warmer.
The DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM 23210B is one of the most compact superautomatics we have ever seen, but don't let its small size fool you. The Magnifica ECAM 23210B contains many of the features found on much larger and more expensive machines, such as an intuitive interface, removable water tank, automatic three hour shut off and energy saving mode, a professional quality burr grinder and a cup warmer. We predict it will only be a matter of minutes between taking the DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23210B out of the box and making your first cup of great tasting espresso.
Features & Functionality of the DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM 23210B
Compact Size: The ECAM 23210B's sleek design allows for an easy fit in any size kitchen without sacrificing features found in some of the larger models.
Minimize The Mess: The ECAM 23210B automatically indicates when it's time to tidy up. Comes with a removable hopper and drip tray for easy cleaning.
Removable Water Tank: With a removable 1.7 liter see-through tank, it is easy to tell when you need to add more water or clean it out.
Going Up And Down: Whether you prefer espresso, demitasse or 12 ounce cups, avoid the messy splash with an easy to adjust dispenser spout.
Save The Earth: With an automatic three hour shut off as well as an energy saving mode, the ECAM 23210B is safe and eco friendly.
Some Like It Hot: There is no better way to keep your favorite drinks hot longer than preheating your cups on the included cup warmer.
Some Like It Hotter: Prefer tea or hot chocolate? The ECAM23210B's included hot water dispenser allows for an even larger variety in drink choices.
Keep It Clean: The cleaner the water, the better the coffee, and with an internal water filtration system, the ECAM 23210B ensures the freshest cup possible.
Don't Lose Any Flavor: The ECAM 23210B's 5.3 ounce coffee bean container keeps the beans fresh with an easy access flip lid.
Professional Quality Burr Grinder: With a lower pitch conical burr grinder, the ECAM 23210B produces a more consistent espresso or coffee. Grind settings also allow you to customize the fineness of your grinds.
Compact - One of the smaller superautos on the market, the Magnifica ECAM 23210B is great for small kitchens or limited office counter space.
Simple Controls - Straightforward and easy-to-navigate controls.
Built-In H2O Filter - Clean water equals fresh coffee. The Magnifica ECAM 23210B has an internal water filtration system to ensure the greatest tasting cup of coffee possible.
Short Steam Wand - The steam wand's design is not very ergonomic and is a little shorter than we'd like, making frothing your milk difficult at times.
Ease of Care and Maintenance
Ease of Use
Overall Value for the Money
How Does it Compare?
The Magnifica ECAM 23210B is great in size, but offers no other upgrades versus other superautomatics.
Product Weight (lbs.)
Steam Wand Type
Warm Up: Brew Time
Warm Up: Steam Time
Auto Shut Off
No - Steam Wand Only
Bean Hopper Capacity
Submit a question directly to owners of this product and ask what they think about it!
Michael S:Takes whole bean in a large holder, grinds the beans and delivers a beautiful espresso type beverage. It also will take pre ground coffee manually put into a separate receptacle by the user. I use this for decaf beverages mainly, but it will take any preground coffee (finely ground is best)Apr 17, 2012
Ray M:Yes, it will take pre ground coffee. FYI, I love this espresso machine. It's easy to use and makes a fantastic latte. You want to use a high quality bean though and ones that are not oily or it can gum up the grinder.Apr 17, 2012
Tom S:It takes pre-ground coffee through the little bypass door seen on the top of the machine. We use it for de-caf. If you are planning on making a lot of coffee using this provision, this may not be the best machine. You are limited to a single scoop and don't have as much flexibility relative to brew strength. That said we love the machine.Apr 17, 2012
Francisco asked:I know this might sound crazy but I order an 8 shot Americano every morning and I am looking to save money by buying my own machine. If I wanted to pull 8 uninterrupted shots - would this Delonghi Magnifica continue to keep the water evenly hot during this or would it require wait time between them? Thank you in advance!Aug 3, 2012
Teri KStaff:Any superautomatic will have a fairly quick heat up and be able to pull a number of shots without wait time between them. The downside is that you will need to press the button to brew more than once, as the machine cannot pull 8 shots unattended by pressing the button just once. In a showroom test on our Magnifica ECAM 23210B, I found the temp of the shots was consistent over 8 brews, and there was not any additional wait time.Aug 13, 2012
Walter T:I make about 4 double shots every morning but not without a few minutes between draws. I can attest to 2 double shots in a row without a noticeable diminution of temperature. I just don't know if that would continue for the remainder you seek.
Lydia A:Absolutely no wait time for the water to heat. Even when first turning the machine on in the morning the wait time for the machine to get ready is less than a minute! Once it shows it is ready to brew the water coming out is hot. Fantastic machine! I totally enjoy mine.Aug 14, 2012
Michael S:I like my coffee strong, so I do the maximum beans and max single cup twice for the larger amount (approx 12 oz total) If you do the two cup at once it is weaker as it is more water but the same amt of coffee is ground. I only tried that once, and it was not strong enough for me. If you like it stronger and want more volume then you have to do single cup twice. It is very fast and easy to do it twice. It makes wonderful coffee. European style, strong with "crema" on top. If you want espresso style it does that very well also, just set for less water.Dec 28, 2012
Teri KStaff:The finest grind on this DeLonghi Magnifica is a 1, and the best setting will depend on the beans you use. I would suggest trying a grind of about 4 and see how you like the flavor. An oily bean may need a coarser setting like a 5 or higher, and a drier bean may need a 3. Generally finer grinds result in stronger flavor with a dry, matte finish bean, and will also be necessary to use as the burrs wear with age. If the machine is new, a middle range setting would be best and a setting of 1 should not be necessary unless your burrs are very old/worn. Hope this helps!Jul 29, 2014
Teri KStaff:Yes, actually! The noise of the grinder is quite quieter in this Magnifica ECAM 23210B than it was in the 3300. Keep in mind, though, that no grinder is noise free, unfortunately!Aug 9, 2013