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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 Superautomatic Espresso Machine

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The DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 might be small, but it's packed with plenty of power and productivity-enhancing functions to deliver cup after cup of delicious roast. Magnifica ESAM3300's digital control panel with programmable settings, built-in burr grinder and one-touch foam system helps save you time.
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 Superautomatic Espresso Machine

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The DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 might be small, but it's packed with plenty of power and productivity-enhancing functions to deliver cup after cup of delicious roast. Magnifica ESAM3300's digital control panel with programmable settings, built-in burr grinder and one-touch foam system help save you time, while its 7 1/2 cup (60 ounce) water reservoir means you'll need to refill less often. Did we mention Magnifica's self-cleaning powers? 'Tis true, this sublime Super-Automatic includes a decalcification indicator and an easy-to-clean, removable coffee bin and drip tray.

Features & Functionality of the DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300

  • Compact and High Performance: Because the Magnifica's new exclusive brew group is so compact, the excellent heat distribution guarantees a perfect espresso at the ideal temperature every time.
  • Double Boiler: Thanks to the stainless steel double boiler, the inside is easy to maintain and keep clean. We recommend descaling the boilers every two to three months to ensure all mineral deposits are removed. Descaling is very easy to do and is outlined in a few simple steps in the manual that is includes with the machine.
  • Instant Reheat: This special function heats the core of the Magnifica, ensuring the machine is always at the ideal temperature for espresso, no matter how long the interval between cups.
  • Removable Water Tank and Bean Container: DeLonghi knows that the counter space in your kitchen is always at a premium. The Magnifica is the only Super-Automatic machine that allows you to fill the water tank and empty the coffee grounds without moving the machine. All of the controls are at the front of the machine, from the on/off switch to the cappuccino system.
  • Integrated Burr Grinder: A space saver container for coffee beans is fully integrated into the Magnifica. You can set the grinding level to customize your espresso. The Magnifica 3300 can also be used with ground coffee.
  • Cappuccino System: The patented cappuccino system rotates 180 degrees to allow for any size milk container.
  • Front Panel: Magnifica allows you to customize your coffee by adjusting the quantity of water and amount of ground coffee to suit your taste: long or short, weak or strong.
Pros
  • Reliable - The 3300 is one of the least-returned machines that we sell. Our customers report low instances of breakdown.
  • Dialed Controls - The manual dials on this machine are less likely to fail versus the dials on its digital or touch counterparts.
  • Bypass Doser - It's one of the only superautomatics under $1000 with a bypass doser.
Cons
  • Noisy Grinder - DeLonghi's superautomatics are known for being a touch louder than others.
  • Oil-Free Beans - Like most superautomatics, the grinder is not oily-bean friendly. Try a medium espresso roast for optimal results.
Model Number ESAM3300
Manufacturer DeLonghi
Width 11.0 inches
Depth 15.25 inches
Height 14.5 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 24.0000
Watts 1350W
Volts 120V
Programmability Yes
Case Material Plastic
Reservoir Size 60 oz
Steam Wand Type Panarello Only
Cup Warmer Yes
Boiler Design Double Boiler
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On Yes
One-Touch No - Steam Wand Only
Bypass Doser Yes
Material Plastic

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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 Superautomatic Espresso Machine
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A shopper asked: Does this machine brew espresso as well as a regular cup of coffee? Oct 1, 2012
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Rick F: Yes, I use it for a regular cup of coffee and my wife uses it for espresso, just a quick dial change. Though the true definition for the regular coffee may be coffee "Americano," (espresso diluted.) But I think it tastes much better than our old coffee maker. Oct 9, 2012
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David T: Depends on your definition of a "regular cup of coffee". You have control over the amount of coffee used and volume of water dispensed using the knobs on the front of the machine. Dial up the volume of water and dial down the ground coffee and you have Cafe Americano. We do this all the time and have heard no complaints unless the roast is really dark ;) Oct 9, 2012
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Teri KStaff: Any superautomatic machine like this DeLonghi Magnifica, will make shots of espresso as well as a long coffee, or Americano. This is essentially a shot of espresso (so the same grams of ground beans) with more water pulled through the shot. Oct 9, 2012
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Joshua P: Yes - the machine lets you control the amount of water and strength of each cup of coffee. So you can brew a shot of espresso or brew a regular cup of coffee by adjusting the water (size) of the cup. Oct 10, 2012
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Angela E: I have had no issues with the espresso brewed by my machine. Of course the beans and water used will make a difference. I have had to adjust the amount of beans on occasion if I am using a lighter bean. I get great Crema every time also. I also only use reverse osmosis filtered water. I make americanos but have not actually made a cup of straight coffee. I think someone else has though...and I have never had a complaint on any of the drinks I have made. I know there are several water levels up to I think 12 oz. so making a cup of coffee would be easy. And there is a preground bean option so you can also change the beans for a drink and not use the whole beans. There are clear instructions on how to do that.

Basically, I am VERY happy with my purchase.

Good luck!
A
Oct 10, 2012
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Cameo C M: This is an Espresso Machine...it really doesn't do drip coffee, and is used best with whole beans. You can substitute ground, but you have to do it in individual servings. You can however set how coarse you want your beans ground, as well as how much coffee is brewed and the strength. The best thing I would say, is that you get a much deeper, richer, coffee, that you can dilute with water and turn it into an Americano, which is like a high quality drip brew. Oct 9, 2012
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Victoria B: Yes it will brew one cup at a time you just need to change the settings which are the two little buttons on the upper left side of the machine. I have tried it myself and it works fine. You may need to brew a cup a couple of times depending on how strong you like your coffee. Oct 10, 2012
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John C: This machine brews only expresso type beverage: expresso, latte, cappuccino, etc. It creates beautiful expresso with crema. But it does not make regular drip coffee. Oct 10, 2012
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David L: Yes, this machine will brew espresso as well as a regular cup of coffee. It's an excellent coffee maker, I would buy another. Oct 12, 2012
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Clara G: Yes, the machine is awesome, and if it brakes I'll make sure I purchase the same one again. Oct 11, 2012
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glenda s: Yes. It brews very good coffee. Best to use espresso coffee beans. Oct 9, 2012
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Larry T: This is an Espresso Machine. It does not brew regular coffee. Oct 9, 2012
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Ian W: That is exactly correct. It will brew espresso, Americano, latte etc Oct 10, 2012
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A shopper asked: What are the best settings or most recommended settings in this machine for Expresso and Americano? Apr 11, 2014
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mark z: I love this machine so much at work, I bought one and took it for home use. It is a work-horse. I backed into just how to characterize how much work it's done for our small office. It's been inservice for 7 years. No Issues. It makes between 10-20 cups of espresso/capp per day. Figure 200+ working days per year. This means this this soldier has faithfully produced something on the order of 14,000 to 28,000 cups of coffee without even a hick-up. Now that's what you call a Marine: "Thank-you sir, may I have another" Hoo-ha.

As far as americano goes, and what setting to choose, I only have preference for espresso. I dialed the quantity for duo espresso cup to 3.5 dots of water, and for strength of coffee, it's full twist to the right to 10-dots (no actually about "11" ) for maximum amount. This is purely preference. It gives the largest filter cake. I do recommend you start with a larger filter cake and then scale back to where you like it. You can always add water, but you can't take it out.
May 28, 2014
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Debbie G: I like to strongest setting for the strength of coffee and then the knob on the far left (for size of pour) I put on the lowest. Typically in a semi-automatic, I would try for 22 to 25 sec for a shot. The Delonghi is faster. Since you can't tamp down the grind or change it too much, you can only change the amount of pour and the strength of the coffee. I have found that the shots are more like true espresso when you pour one shot on the lowest volume pour (the knob on the the left.)
For Americano: Again, I prefer the one cup setting on the half volume which gives the best flavor. Also, remember that the type of bean you use is important. I buy Lavazza online and have it shipped. I've also had some luck with a Kona blend from Costco of all places. Good luck.
Apr 11, 2014
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Peter S: I have this machine and have grinder inside set to 7. On front of machine i always keep the left side at about the 2nd dot (less water setting) and rhe right side at just below max strength. For latte abd cappucino i always use the double shot button in a regular coffee cup/ cappucino cup. You might try the doubke button and single bitton for larger drinks. For an americano i use the double button TWICE in larger 16 oz (grande size) cup and topnoff with hot water from the wand. (Push the water button and turn steamer handle counter clockwise).

Also, i always use the LaVazza gran aroma beams. They are awesome and produce excellent crema.

Hope this helps.
Apr 11, 2014
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Robert M: I think it's a matter of tase. I like a thick 0.5oz. shot, and so typically have the left-hand knob all the way to the left, the right-hand knob most of the way to the right, and the grinder on 3. But for my Italian teacher, I move the left-hand knob to about 10 o'clock and the right-hand knob to 1 o'clock--it's a longer shot, made with a little less coffee, just as she likes it.

I expect I'd have to change the adjustments some if I changed my blend as well. .
Apr 11, 2014
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David N: Wow that's a hard question to answer. Mostly it depends on personal taste. So to find out the best settings for you experiment. I usually make Americano and have it set for a double at 2/3s for water and 2/3s coffee. The type of coffee you use will also make a difference.

After a little circuit board issue I'm really enjoying the Supermatic. It will spoil you and you won't want to be without it.
Apr 11, 2014
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Lenni K: For an Americano I recommend the max coffee grounds (strongest) and water level set at 50% - then choose double shot. I also enjoy a single-shot espresso with the water level set at ~25%, max coffee grounds, and single shot serving.

I never really find a need to change the string on the coffee grounds to anything but max.
Apr 11, 2014
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Manuela A: Hi,
For one shot of espresso, I use the water amount set at the third dot from the minimum or left, and the coffee at 1 dot. My husband like his espresso with the same amount of water but two dots of coffee. He makes an American with five or six dots of coffee and 5-6 dots of coffee.

I hope this is helpful!
Apr 12, 2014
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James B: For both I set the right front knob to max amount of coffee beans. For Americano I set the left knob to max, for espresso I set it to about 10:00 o'clock.
I have the knob inside the bean hopper as it came from the factory, at 3
Apr 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the temperature of coffee this machine makes? Jul 4, 2012
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Joshua P: I have never actually measured the temperature of coffee made. However, I can offer this: when I make an espresso, the temperature is about the same as what I get when I order espresso at a starbucks or restaurant high end espresso maker.

When I make a full cup of coffee (using the double button with more water), I often heat the coffee in a microwave for 20 seconds.

Overall, we have been very pleased with this maker. We make 3-5 cups of coffee every day since we bought this machine.
Jul 5, 2012
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Steve C: I haven't put a thermometer in it but the coffee brews at about 195 so probably a little less than that when it reaches the cup.
We have had the machine a couple of years now and it is superb.

Steve
Jul 5, 2012
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Victoria B: I have not actually tested the temperature but it is plenty hot enough for me compared to a coffee chain I would say it is the same temperature as the regular drink you would purchase from them Jul 5, 2012
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David L: It's perfect...I like my coffee hot, but it's not too hot...btw, I've had this machine for 18 months, easily the best coffee machine I've ever purchased. Jul 5, 2012
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Tim B: 157 degrees Jul 7, 2012
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First Name L asked: What is the max cup height ? Oct 30, 2013
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David N: A 4 inch cup is the maximum height you can use without having to tip the cup. Oct 31, 2013
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James B: Just measured. Four inches is about it, maybe an 1/8" more if you need it. Oct 31, 2013
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Manuela A: Max is 4". Oct 31, 2013
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Noreen V: 4-1/8" Nov 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this machine do a double shot (i.e. grind and brew twice)? Dec 15, 2012
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Bruce R: Not that I am aware - to get a double shot you hit the button under the two cup symbol. If you want more than a double you have to hit the button again (either one or two cup symbol, depending on amount desired.) You can repeat as many times as desired, assuming adequate water and bean supply. Dec 30, 2012
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Wade B: There is a button for a "double shot" that grinds once and pours two espressos (similar to what you see in the product picutre); however, it dilutes the shot in half and I find making two shots do not produce the quality of espresso that I'm used to. Dec 28, 2012
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Joanne C: If I understand the question correctly, this machine will grind and brew twice consecutively, but only grinds once for a double shot poured out at the same time. Great machine. Jan 3, 2013
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Paula M: No, you'd simply have to press the button a second time. Will add a few seconds to the process, but the machine is so low-maintenance, I think it's a very minor hassle. Dec 28, 2012
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A shopper asked: We have had ours for several years, and it just recently stopped pumping water,is this failure typical for a unit that is used on a daily basis? Jun 2, 2014
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Teri KStaff: Unfortunately the downside to any super automatic machine like this DeLonghi Magnifica 3300 is that they could have the potential for various issues because there is so much going on inside the machine. We would be happy to take a look at your machine to determine what is going on with it in our service center, however typical life expectancy for super autos is between 5-8 years. If you'd like us to set up a repair order for you please fill out the form below:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/service/repairs
Jun 2, 2014
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T S asked: We are finally getting close to purchasing a good expresso machine. Had toys in the past and want a good expresso at this point. Looking seriously at the ESAM3300 and wonder if somehow we can adapt a conventional steam wand so as to make froth for 'artwork'? Apr 28, 2014
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Teri KStaff: No, unfortunately there is not an adaptation that I am aware of to modify this Magnifica to a traditional steam wand. The only super automatic machines we offer that have traditional steam wands are the Saeco Exprelia and Xelsis machines. Otherwise for the best latte art possible, then you might want to check out some semi automatics like the Breville Barista Express. I have included a few links to these different machines below so that you can take a look:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/saeco-exprelia-evo-superautomatic-espresso-machine

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/saeco-xelsis-evo-stainless-steel-one-touch-espresso-machine

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/breville-barista-express-espresso-machine
Apr 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: My brother has a machine that the grinds do not have to be dumped each time. It presses them into a disk looking pod until it is full. Does this do that? Feb 27, 2014
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Teri KStaff: Yes, this DeLonghi Magnifica 3300 has a built in grinder that will grind and brew each cup with a dosage of coffee that is pressed into a puck. The puck is then dumped into a small holding container inside the unit that will hold about 5 or so pucks before the machine requires emptying. Hope this clarifies! Feb 27, 2014
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Espressodouble asked: May I use grounded coffee in semi-automatic coffee machines if I like to make espresso with different flavor of coffee once an while, or should better buy a Breville Express 870? Thanks Feb 5, 2014
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Teri KStaff: A flavored coffee is generally sprayed with flavoring, and so it has a coated exterior that can really clog up both the grinder and the internals of an infuser (brewing unit) like this DeLonghi 3300. If you tend to use flavored coffees, then yes, I would recommend a machine like the Breville Barista Express 870, as maintenance will be much easier. Feb 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is this machine made in Italy or it is made in China? Dec 9, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The DeLonghi Magnifica 3300 is made in Italy. Dec 9, 2013
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Pete D asked: How easy is it to change the beans in this machine? My wife prefers to drink decaf coffee, so I'd want to swap the beans. Sep 14, 2013
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Teri KStaff: It is not ideal to change beans on a machine like this DeLonghi 3300 between shots, as there will be beans in the grinder hopper as well as the grinder itself and the grinder chute leading to the brew unit. This means that it usually takes brewing about 3 cups before all of the older beans will be out of the grinder and chute. Most folks who have a decaf user in the house use one kind of whole beans in the hopper and the second type of beans as preground espresso in the bipass doser. This machine does have a bipass doser for this purpose. Sep 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: Lately, my front access door keeps popping open when the machine is cycling up or down. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Aug 21, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Without seeing the machine, my guess is that either your infuser was maybe not fully locked into position in your machine, or perhaps the door latch is failing. If the infuser does not seem to be the issue, we can always take a look here in our service center! You can bring the machine in to the store or send us an email for shipping it in for repair: support@seattlecoffeegear.com. Aug 22, 2013
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Mary B asked: Does this machine have a water filter? Jun 29, 2013
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Teri KStaff: No, unfortunately this machine does not come with a water filter, and we do not offer a compatible water filter for the DeLonghi 3300. Jun 30, 2013
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Sonja R asked: what kind of a grinder does this machine have? Is it a ceramic? Jun 8, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The DeLonghi Magnifica 3300 has a steel burr grinder, not a ceramic grinder. Jun 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: What is the shell of the machine made of? Is it stainless steel or silver plastic? Apr 6, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The body of the DeLonghi Magnifica is made of plastic. Some Saeco machines have a stainless exterior, like the Syntia, the Exprelia, or the Incanto, however all of the superautomatic machines will have some plastic pieces. Apr 8, 2013
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Warranty Information for the DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300

What it Covers:

DeLonghi espresso machines, coffee makers and grinders

Length:

- 1 Year (Small espresso machines, capsule machines, coffee makers, grinders and other electronics)

- 2 Years (Superautomatic espresso machines)

Who Supports the Warranty: DeLonghi
Warranty Contact Information: 800-322-3848
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes (Superautomatic espresso machines only).
Can SCG Repair? Yes (Superautomatic espresso machines only). Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300

  • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
  • Soap out water tank and drip tray every few days.
  • Remove the brew group and spray it down with hot water (no soap) about once per week.

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First of all, Seattle Coffee gear beat EVERYONE in price - including Amazon and that's amazing. In addition the unit came with a free extra year warranty from Seattle Coffee Gear - also a major extra.

We had a Spidem Divina for about 10 years which operated very similarly, however the Spidem company does not have a good reputation for taking care of American customers, so I assume that is why they abandoned the US market. When I sent my Spidem in for another repair and was told it wasn't worth it at this point, the owner of the repair facility recommended this machine - and with Seattle Gear's price we actually paid less for this brand new machine than we did for the Spidem some 10 years ago!

It's easier to clean, set up, adjust and has a better appearance on the counter. Plus the coffee is outstanding - and easy to adjust strength for my inlaws who prefer cafe allonge (weaker 'lengthened' American coffee) - on the old machine we had to add hot water from the cappuccino arm to accomplish that easily.

We love it!

(Posted on 7/25/14)

excellent machine; makes great coffee and espresso, easy to use

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The best value for the money.

(Posted on 7/22/14)

So far, so good

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I've had a Saeco (it lasted and I loved it for 8 years!) and a DeLonghi manual (a plastic internal piece broke and the repair was the cost of a new one), but decided for groups of 4 or more this semi-automatic would be better, and with fresh ground beans. The only hassle is now finding hearty enough beans for a good espresso brew for our daily latte and yet not oily as Starbuck's espresso beans are. We are trying out some Mr. Coffee Bean Columbian, but it would be nice if the oily beans weren't a problem, although they are more bitter, so guess all around this will be a good move. Hope I don't have the issues I'm reading about in some reviews, but I think positive and expect it to last a LONG time...and we are loving the espresso it makes!

(Posted on 7/10/14)

awesome!

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couldn't be any happier with this machine. My sister in Germany got me hooked on one. She has had one for years. Now I have one too. It is awesome and I got it for a good price here compared to some other places. It is easy to use too. To summarize it - I just love it- that is all I can say!

(Posted on 7/9/14)

fantastic

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Love this machine!

(Posted on 7/1/14)

2 nd one and happy

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Our first lasted until a stone in the coffee beans hurt the finger that helps the beans into the burr grinder. Parts not available so we got a temp fix that lasted a couple years. When that broke I bought this new one. Hope it lasts as long and performs as well as the first.

(Posted on 6/30/14)

Love my Magnifica

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I've had my Magnifica for over 2 years and still love it. I work from home and no longer drive for coffee shop brews. I also spend 15 minutes cleaning out the inside of the machine a few times a year to remove grounds and dried on coffee.

This machine has more than paid for itself and it makes yummy expresso with nice crema.

(Posted on 6/27/14)

Leaking and broken

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this machine is leaking since the beginning, 2 repairs under warranty didn't fix it always a small leak under it. After 2 years the main panel broke, I change it for a Saeco, no problem since this time. Maybe I had a lemon but they never fix it.

(Posted on 5/22/14)

So far it exceeds expectations

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Purchased to replace a Saeco super automatic that lasted at least 8 years (when everyone else's seem to last about 2). This machine is quieter than I expected. And is making fantastic coffee / espresso much better than the previous Saeco. I haven't fiddled with the grind yet but so far the pucks are coming out pretty dry and in one piece so I don't really feel a need. I did go ahead and purchase a two year extended warranty since this kind of machine regularly breaks down it seems. And besides, with the price I was able to get it at it didn't add much.
SCG was fantastic with their customer service. The only thing that could have made it better would be having the option to back order the unit when it is out of stock. They did offer to send me an email as soon as it was in stock which was almost immediately. And I'm quite happy with that .I don't know how they can sell this machine for the price they did because it's about $400 less than everybody else! I'm not complaining though.

(Posted on 4/30/14)

Simply Awesome

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Forget space capsules, flying cars and personal robots - this machine is the height of human achievement.

(Posted on 2/24/14)

Needed to be sent to a repair center twice

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I got this in September 2013 as a gift for my boyfriend. It worked great for 2 months. It started to turn itself on and off. We had to ship it to a repair center. After 1 month, it came back. Then it leaked. It seems not fair to us to have to ship it back to the repair center and I am sure it is going to stay there another month. It's not fair not to have the machine I purchased for 2 months and not to have a home made coffe for that long period. We asked for a new machine. It was rejected. I will never purchase this brand again.

(Posted on 2/13/14)

Overall pleased with purchase

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I have had this machine for about 2 years. I gave it 4 stars for quality as I had to send it in once for repair. Delonghi paid for freight both ways so I was pleased with that. The 2 year warranty was also longer than the standard. I gave it 5 stars for price as I got it on close out from Sams Club and there was also a rebate which made my final cost about $500. It is easy to use and clean. The espresso shots have nice crema. I recently switched to a more costly bean but could tell the quality was better than the grocery store brand for sure. You have to guess the size of the shot by the water dial and once you figure it out it is not a big deal. The frothing wand works well and never seems to lose steam pressure. I am not disappointed in this machine after 2 years of use.

(Posted on 1/22/14)

Excellent Super Automatic

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I've used a DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 for 6 years during which time it has been used to make 4 double cappuccinos every morning and usually a couple of espressos every evening. It is fast and easy to use and produced a product that was as good as the semi automatic I owned before it. It has lasted longer than any espresso machine I've owned but it is beginning to show its age and I'm about to replace it. It has made roughly 8,760 double cappuccinos which would have cost about $37,230 at Starbucks. It was a great investment!

(Posted on 1/21/14)

Best tasting coffee- great machine

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This is clearly the best tasting coffee/espresso maker out there. And this model has everything we need. The next level up has the auto-frother, but we like to do our own- that way you can get it just right, you can steam milk for hot cocoa, etc. This is a great machine. Would have preferred stainless all over instead of hard plastic, but that is a minor complaint- it still looks very nice. And the coffee is the best (and hot too). Highly recommended.

(Posted on 1/20/14)

Quality Control NON Existent

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Bought this product, that's normally as much as a refrigerator, on a promotion, new from a major department store. The first machine had a front door incorrectly attached so it couldn't open properly. The also new replacement, straight out of the box, didn't work at all!

To all appearance they were undamaged and had nothing missing.

Regardless the product rubbish quality control is completely rubbish. Buy something else

(Posted on 12/4/13)

A Great Machine for the Price

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I purchased this machine about 2 years ago. I wore out my previous espresso machine (a semi-automatic that had stress fractures on the coffee grind compactor - I had to apply manual pressure so it wouldn't snap off more pieces of metal while brewing for the last month I used it) and it was no longer being made, so I made the choice to move up to a nicer machine. However, I couldn't justify thousands of dollars for my morning coffee. This machine was reasonably priced and has done the job nicely. I have cleaned it weekly and descaled it when the light comes on (about every 6 months for me). Other than that, it has not needed anything from me but water and beans. I'm very pleased with my purchase.

(Posted on 9/5/13)

Coffee maker

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The Delonghi super automatic espresso maker is wonderful. It's so easy to use & clean. I prefer my home coffee now more than Starbucks. I like Cappucino & this maker has made it so simple to make. Love the self cleaning feature.I would recommend this espresso maker to anyone looking for a great cup of Joe.

(Posted on 7/27/13)

Quieter than same model previously owned

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This is my second Magnifica...the first one lasted for several years and two cross-country moves, but finally shorted the heater.

I ordered the exact same model again because I was so happy with the previous one. I have also owned a Jura, which didn't last near as long and always sounded like it was underpowered and straining when making espresso.

From all the reviews I've read and my own experience with the Jura, I believe this Magnifica is one of the most reliable machines available for anywhere near this price. They seem to be prone to needing repair, and it's expensive and a hassle returning such a large and fragile appliance.

The ONLY complaint I had about my previous Magnifica is that it was incredibly loud when grinding the beans. The Jura was much quieter. BUT...they evidently addressed this issue and my new one is much more muffled.

(Posted on 7/12/13)

work horse

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My boss bought the magnifica for our work place about 3-4 years ago. I'm the coffee-snob in the office, so I take care of the machine. I do the decalicification whenever it calls for it. about every month. The thing is beyond this maintenance, the machine has operated flawlessly for all this time. We go through about 2 pounds of beans per week on this little workhorse, with no problems. Never counted, but Im guessing a dozen shots a day. The Crema is good, not the most amazing I've ever had, and the frother gets the job done. The place I buy my beans at here in Arlington, Barismo, puts recommended dwell times on each type of coffee bean they sell. You can adjust the grind to get the 27-30 seconds needed for a double shot. Length of shot, water volume, is also adjustable.

Some one had mentioned on another review about the seals on the steaming wand and wondering if they wear out--they don't. I was skeptical about all the plastic, but nothing has broken over the years, and I clean the drip tray and coffee grounds knock-out box once a week. I can see it going another 3 years. Love it so much I'm buying one for home.
Mark
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(Posted on 5/19/13)

Love it!

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I've had this machine for 7 years and only needed service once-minor issue.

Love it!

(Posted on 5/8/13)

So good, we own 3 of them and gave 1 as a gift.

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Easy to use, easy to clean and makes delicious perfectly
brewed expresso. The adjustments make it possible to adjust
coffee for each individual's taste.

(Posted on 11/8/12)

Best Espresso Ever

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I have had many machines through the years - but none have ever compared to this, and this one does most all the work for you - including letting you know when it needs water, when the grounds are full, and when it is time for a preventative cleaning.

(Posted on 10/9/12)

great machine

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My first espresso maker so I'm a newbie. However I like gadgets. This is a great machine. Just got back from Italy and this provides similar quality espresso and cappuccino. The only potential limitation I can envision is that the steam wand is three pieces with 2 "o" rings to seal. Would expect rubber "o" rings to deteriorate over time and become a problem. Would have preferred a solid metal on piece wand. Makes a great espresso with nice creama!

(Posted on 10/2/12)

wonderful coffee

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I have to be astounded to give anything 5 stars. Overall makes terrific expresso and lattes after some tweaking of the settings to suit my tastes. Brewing with ground coffee has been disappointing--frequently fails, with the grounds just dropping into the waste tray. So I brew with top quality beans alone and can't believe I have been home brewing with a drip machine forever. Not ready to call myself a barista, but this thing is pretty awesome. Yes, cleans easy. Because its almost all plastic, be happy if I get more than 3-4 years out of it, but still strongly recommend.

(Posted on 7/6/12)

Didn't realize what I was missing.

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The coffee is hot and full of flavor. I use the spent coffee pucks to fertilize my roses and azaleas.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Best cup of coffee ever, Large Water Container

Cons:
Noisy

(Posted on 4/26/12)

Great and Low priced

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I love this superautomatic...it's my best friend...I would buy anaother...

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Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

Cons:
Grinder noisy no big dea, Noisy

(Posted on 1/6/12)

I love it

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I bought this about two months ago and I could not be happier. Many complain about the noise, buy my Mom's Jura is even louder. It makes a great cup of coffee, the steam wand works well, and it is easy to clean.

My only complaint is that I would appreciate automatic controls; however, the manual controls work well when you find the right settings and are one less thing to break.

Pros:
Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

Cons:
Manual controls

(Posted on 11/19/11)

best buy!

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I bought this machine with doubts at the beginning, "do I really need this pricey metal for a cup of coffee?" After using it a couple times, I'm completely satified with it and highly recommand those who demands for fine coffee!

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Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Easy To Use

Cons:
Noisy

(Posted on 8/25/11)

Delonghi delight

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Our second Delonghi. It performs as advertised and brews excellent coffee.

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Easy To Use, Great Taste, Well thought out design, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 12/31/10)

Great Machine saves time and money

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I purchased this machine to replace one that I had bought at another retailer several years ago. Compared to the manual one I had it is much quieter than my previous machine. I read the reviews about it being noisy and that was the general consensus from several customers but to me it seems quieter than what I had previously and the bonus is everything is in one machine which I like alot. It took a few tries to get the grind and other adjustments to where I liked but overall I am extremely happy with my purchase and am not disappointed.

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Great Taste, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing

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(Posted on 11/4/10)

Better than the Saeco

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My Saeco was leaking and was not functioning properly. It was also making more noise that the Delonghi. I had paid more for the Saeco than the Delonghi but this machine is so much better, it is almost unbelievable. The coffe also tastes bette. I will never buy a Saeco again but I would buy another Delonghi any time.

Pros:
Great Taste, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Small Water Container

(Posted on 10/3/10)

happy so far

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compared to my previous machine which became unusable after a year this one seems like it will be more reliable. the self cleaning with each shut -off should help keep the insides happy and user cleaning is easy. The controls feel a bit flimsy but otherwise construction is decent. coffee is perfectly made. a bit noisy but most of these superautomatics are. happy after 3 weeks.

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Easy To Use, Large Water Container, Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Practical

Cons:
Noisy

(Posted on 8/11/10)

A fine coffee maker!

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We like this machine. It does what it says it will...makes a good cup of coffee every time. It's easy to clean and maintain, and so far, after a month of use, we're quite pleased with it.

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 7/20/10)

great machine

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Fantastic machine; only downside is that it is a bit noisy. Not ideal to make a lot at one time as isn't super fast.

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Easy To Use, Great Taste, Large Water Container, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Noisy

(Posted on 7/14/10)

Finally, a reliable super auto

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Ok, here's my story and we will see if review stands. First, I started my love for Super Autos with the Saeco Italia. Read the reviews. Like an Italian sports car... when it worked it was great. Most of the time however!!! Went through three before I got one that lasted three years. Even on that one, the brew group failed. After a long call to Saeco they sent new brew group for free.

It seems clear the Saecos are incredibly tempermental. See reviews and all have same hassles. What's worse is repairing them usually cost an average $300-$400. Call a service center and ask. I tried a Saeco Odea Giro. Failed in first week. Simply stopped working.

So finally, after reading, researching and frustration, I buy the DeLonghi 3300 from great people at Seattle Coffee Gear.

People, it is like magic! Finally, a logically designed reliable super auto! 2 year warranty and in home repair service from DeLonghi!

Machine has power control up front and you can see water level on the side. Steam wand tucks in out of the way. Controls on front for shot size and intensity are great. Bypass includes a spoon that sits in chamber. It even includes a water test strip for calcium so you can correctly set the descale interval alert based upon your water quality.

THIS IS THE MACHINE TO GET UNDER $1000. AVOID THE FRUSTRATION AND JOIN THE SATISFIED.

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Great Taste, Not a Saeco, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 5/24/10)

Love It!

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I use this everyday, it is easy to use, tastes great and I am very happy with it. I would recommend it to anyone. One thing, don't buy beans from [...], they are too oily. Buy your coffee beans from another source like Seattle Coffee Gear.

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(Posted on 3/19/10)

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