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Product Description

Every good home barista knows the size of the machine shouldn't be the deciding factor, the features are what counts! Coming in at just under 7 inches wide and 13 inches tall, the DeLonghi Dedica is dedicated to bringing you fast and tasty espresso when it counts. This fiercely fast machine heats up to its ideal brewing temperature in approximately 40 seconds and heats up to its ideal steaming temperate in about 12 seconds. The Dedica also offers an array of brewing options with its removable brew baskets. Brew with the single shot basket for those lighter espresso days and move up to the double shot basket for those, "I gotta have espresso, and I gotta have lots of it!" kind of days. Want delicious espresso without all of the mess of free-flowing grounds? Brew with the Dedica's E.S.E pod basket and simply toss the used pod for an easy clean-up!

Features & Functionality of the DeLonghi Dedica EC680 Espresso Machine

  • Programmability - Small doesn't always mean option-less! The Dedica allows you to program the water temperature (low, medium or high) for hotter espresso, adjust the amount of time until the Dedica goes into stand-by mode (9 minutes, 30 minutes or 3 hours) and set your water hardness (soft, medium or hard) for a better tasting brew.
  • Stainless Steel Panarello - Easily froth and heat milk for a delicious milk based drink, or access hot water for tea, hot cocoa or an Americano.
  • Versatile Brewing - Brew with your single or double shot basket to savor your favorite pre-ground or ground up whole bean blend, or brew with the handy E.S.E pod basket for a less messier way to brew.
  • Cup Warmer - Store a few espresso cups on top of the Dedica for a toasty drinking vessel when its time to brew.
  • Descaling Mode - The Delonghi Dedica will let you know when it's time to descale and has a full descaling mode, so you don't have to manually flush water and descaling solution through the machine.
Pros
  • Fool Proof Brewing - Each brew basket features a handy symbol on the bottom to remind you if it's a single, double or E.S.E basket.
  • Superbly Slim - A fully functioning espresso machine, that also offers milk frothing capabilities, in a super slim and compact size? Yes, please!
  • Included Accessories - The Dedica arrives at your doorstep ready to brew with it's pressurized portafilter, three filter baskets (single, double and E.S.E pod compatible) and the all in one scoop/tamper. All you need is your favorite ground coffee or E.S.E pod to begin the brewing magic.
Cons
  • Pressurized Baskets Only - The Dedica only includes pressurized baskets, and non-pressurized baskets are not currently available.
  • Weightless Machine - Ok, so the Dedica is not weightless, but it does lack the substantial weight that most espresso machines posses to keep it grounded when twisting the portafilter on and off.
How Does it Compare?

The DeLonghi Dedica is a great entry level machine and should also appeal to those that want to brew espresso at home, but aren't concerned with learning all of the technicalities more advanced machines have to offer.

Tips and Tricks

Surfs up, dude! If you like to steam your milk before brewing, don't forget that temperature surfing is an option to quickly lower the boiler's temperature and get the Dedica back down to its ideal brewing range. To begin this nifty trick, place an empty cup under the panarello and turn the steam dial to the steaming position. The Dedica's panarello will begin dispensing a mixture of steam and hot water and will automatically stop once it has reached its ideal brewing range.

Additional Information

Model Number EC680
Manufacturer DeLonghi
Width 6.75 inches
Depth 13.00 inches
Height 13.00 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 9.0000
Watts 1300W
Volts 110V
Programmability Shot Time, Temperature
Case Material Stainless Steel/Plastic
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Cup Clearance 3.00 inches
Reservoir Size 1 liter
Solenoid Valve No
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 51mm
Available Portafilters E.S.E Pods, Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 40 seconds
Warm Up: Steam Time 12 seconds
Boiler Design Thermoblock
NSF Certified No
Pod Friendly Yes - without adaptation
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma No
Material Stainless Steel and Plastic

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Is the thermoblock in the delonghi dedica aluminum or stainless steel?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
I can get essentially no crème with this machine regardless of grind setting on my Baratza Virtuoso. I have tried from about a 10 on the settings up to as fine as it will grind (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.) and have also varied tamp amount and the heat setting on the machine. Videos on the company or seller websites show crème but all I get is a thin layer of creamy bubbles no matter what I try (including different beans). Just wondered if that grinder is the issue or if my machine might have not quite the right something?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2015
Best Answer: Crema has everything to do with the freshness of your bean. It's true that some machines create oxygen via pressure creating a fake crema, but the crema you get has very little to do with your grinder or your machine and everything to do with how fresh your bean is! Try going to a local roaster and getting a bean that was roasted within 2 weeks and see if you notice the difference!
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jul 31, 2015
Can the pressurized filter be replaced with a non-pressurized one?
Philip D on Jun 2, 2015
Best Answer: Technically yes, but we don't know of one that will fit this machine.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jul 2, 2015
What size of tamper this machine needs?
Feliciano M on Feb 14, 2016
Best Answer: I use a 51mm tamper with this model.
Reply · Report · Thomas I on Dec 31, 2016
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Hi, just wondering if it's possible to replace the pressurised basket with a third-party, non-pressurised replacement?
A shopper on May 29, 2015
Best Answer: If you can find one that fits! I believe it is a 51mm portafilter.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jun 17, 2015
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I want to create microfoam for latte art on this machine. But if I remove the original pannarello attachment completely, it is not long enough to reach the bottom of the pitcher. Is there any other way I can do it? By the way, my pitcher is a 400mL one. Thanks.
Billy on Jan 12, 2016
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Hi, I wanted to know what type of boiler this delonghi dedica has? I know some thermoblock machines have stainless steel but I wanted to know if this one is aluminum or stainless steel.

Thanks,
Macy
Massiel B on Apr 13, 2015
Best Answer: The Dedica uses a thermoblock that is aluminum with a stainless steel lining, so the water just comes in contact with stainless steel.
Reply · Report · Miranda GStaff on Dec 1, 2015
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Please let me know about pressurized vs. non pressurized baskets and why having just the pressurized is somewhat negative aspect ?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2016
Best Answer: It entirely depends on you! Pressurized baskets let you use pre-ground coffee and don't make you perfect your technique (grind, tamp, dose), but your coffee's flavors are definitely muted, and cleanup is a pain. If you think you'll be happy with the convenience (at the cost of a little flavor) then there is nothing wrong with a pressurized-only machine. But if you're someone who likes to experiment or wants room to grow with your machine, something with a non-pressurized option, like the Duo-Temp Pro, may be a better fit.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Dec 13, 2016
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We have had the DeLonghi Dedica for about six months. When it was new, it worked great. Recently I have had difficulty getting the machine to make sufficient steamed milk. It seems to take forever, makes a very loud noise and the milk never seems to be very frothy. I recently tried descaling the machine, but it didn't seem to make any difference. Could there be something wrong with the machine?
A U on Jun 11, 2016
Best Answer: That sounds like a great question for one of our experts in CS! They'll be able to walk you through troubleshooting at:

support@seattlecoffeegear.com
or by phone at 866-372-4734 (toll free) or at 206-774-3164

Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jun 17, 2016
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Where is this made?
Ed K on Apr 12, 2016
Best Answer: We recently bought a Dedica here in China and it says 'Made in China!'
Reply · Report · Will N on Jan 2, 2017
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I have recently bought a Dedica here in China. As an espresso newbie I've been reading and watching YouTube videos and often they recommend 18gm of coffee per shot. Trying this out on my Dedica, the double shot filter holder only takes 13gm (using the Delonghi recommendation of 2 scoops). The most I can possibly fit is 16gm after tamping and refilling.

Will I get a better espresso if I make sure the filter basket is absolutely full?

Thanks.
Will N on Jan 3, 2017
Best Answer: Honestly, the best way to match the 18 gram recommendation is to reduce your shot volume. Try dropping the shot volume to ~1.5 ounces and see how the flavor comes out!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jan 4, 2017
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how do you clean the espresso baskets?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2016
Best Answer: A general rule of thumb I follow is to remove your basket and wipe out the inside and bottom every time you wipe down your drip tray! It really helps with coffee oil buildup.

For deep cleaning, your portafilter/basket can be soaked in a detergent like Joe Glo: (https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/joe-glo-espresso-machine-backflush-detergent-cleaner)

Make sure to not oversoak your portafilter, as the chrome finish can be damaged by prolonged exposure to the cleaning detergent.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Nov 8, 2016
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The crema is thin and does not last long. Is there anything I can do about it or do I just need a better machine? It's not a cheap device so would love to know what to do about it?
Andrew P on Jul 19, 2016
Best Answer: The biggest boost to crema production I've seen is tied to how fresh your roast is. What beans are you using?
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jul 20, 2016
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Hello ,
I would like to ask: What material is the Thermoblock made of for DeLonghi Dedica EC680 Espresso Machine?
Thank you for your answer in advance.
Moopp on Jul 4, 2016
Best Answer: It is a Stainless Steel lined boiler.

Victor
Seattle Coffee Gear
Reply · Report · SCG SStaff on Jul 5, 2016
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What is the best water temperature setting for perfect espresso?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2015
Best Answer: between 195-205 degrees
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jan 17, 2016
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What is the ideal grind setting on the Baratza Virtuoso for use with this machine? We've tried various settings and tamp pressures but our espresso continues to pull in drips rather than a stream.
kelly p on Nov 28, 2015
Best Answer: There is no ideal setting it is based on the coffee being used, although if it is dripping instead of a slow stream when brewing it is just a little too fine.
Reply · Report · Samantha BStaff on Nov 29, 2015
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is there a stainless steel portafilter available for this machine? Same question for the baskets (if they're aluminum also). Thanks!
A shopper on Nov 20, 2015
Best Answer: We do not carry any other portafilter options for this machine. All baskets are going to be stainless steel however.
Reply · Report · Samantha BStaff on Nov 22, 2015
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Does it come with a frothing pitcher?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2015
Best Answer: No
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Oct 27, 2015
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wondering if the thermoblock has teflon coating or is it stainless steel?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2015
Best Answer: The thermoblock is aluminum with a stainless steel lining.
Reply · Report · Miranda GStaff on Dec 1, 2015
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Hi,

I was wondering is there a non-pressurized portafilter available for this machine? Failing that, could you recommend a similar model which has a non-pressurized portafilter?

Cheers
A shopper on Jun 15, 2015
Best Answer: Unfortunately I don't have a non-pressurized portafilter available for this machine. Most models in this range come with pressurized. However, if you purchase the Saeco Aroma or Via Venezia, you can purchase a non-pressurized portafilter for it. That can be found here: https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/non-pressurized-portafilter-upgrade-for-saeco-and-starbucks-espresso-machines
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jul 20, 2015
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is this a 15 bar machine?
A shopper on May 20, 2015
Best Answer: Yes
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jun 10, 2015
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Can I program this machine for amount of sinlge and double shot espresso? Right now when I press single shot, I got a lot of coffee (same like I do for a double). In order to get single shot I need to press button again in order for machine to stop pouring. I am wondering if this can be programmed? I tried looking at manual and following instructions but no success. Please help.
Thank you
redcloudbgd on Aug 3, 2016
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I notice the Dedica has three heat settings: low, medium, and high. Any idea what actual heats (in terms of degrees) each of those settings represents?
Gavagai on Jul 19, 2016
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I like this machine, but I can never get an adequate crema. I buy fresh beans, and never had a problem with my previous espresso maker (cuisinart). I have tried all types of grinds,different coffees, and even exchanged my first dedica,, thinking that it may be faulty.The puck is usually perfect, but the creama is very minimal. Any ideas? Thanks
A shopper on Apr 18, 2016
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How much water does the reservoir hold?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2016
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I'm struggling to get my milk perfect for latte with this machine. It always has too much thick foam on top. It looks so easy in the video. Can yoy give any tips?
A shopper on Feb 29, 2016
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I had this machine for a couple of years and it has worrked really well. But... I just bought Ascaso iMini grinder, and my DeLonghi will only 'accept' the most coarse grind from the grinder settings. The water does not run through fine grains. Does this sound 'normal'? I am using Brazilian arabica beans. Many thanks!
magic on Feb 19, 2016
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Warranty Information for the DeLonghi Dedica EC680 Espresso Machine

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? No
Can SCG Repair? Yes (Superautomatic espresso machines only). Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.


Caring for the DeLonghi Dedica EC680 Espresso Machine

  • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Delonghi Descaler.
  • Clean the brew gasket daily with a cleaning brush.
  • Soap out water tank (if applicable) and drip tray every few days.

User Manuals for your DeLonghi Dedica EC680 Espresso Machine

Reviews

Great little workhorse Review by Sam
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I have had this machine for a little over a year. I pull about 7 double shots per day. I use the in tank filter most of the time and diligently flush the machine with the recommended descaler on schedule. The milk steamer is reasonable for the price point. I use the rancilio rocky grinder for optimal performance. The coup de gras is a blend tech blender to blend the espresso, sweet ground cocoa, 1883 french vanilla syrup and milk for the champion of all mochas. Iced with nugget ice, of course. For $300 this machine is top shelf. (Posted on 1/9/2017)
It leaks! Review by Will
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I've had 3 replacements and they've ALL leaked from the base. This model is a dud! Pity, it made great coffee and has great features. (Posted on 1/4/2017)
I want to like itReview by WendiS
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I really want to like this little unit, but somehow, I just can't. I had an old steam DeLonghi that I bought from Costco in the 90's that I liked better. It's simple to use. Does make nice, frothy milk but the espresso is kinda yuck. The flavor was better in the old cheap job. I can't get decent crema to save my life, and it's a ton of work to get the coffee hot enough. I can't just pull a shot. I have to run one without coffee into my cup to heat the head and filter, heat the milk to almost scalding, then pull my shot. If any of those steps are missed the coffee is luke warm and just gross. I've adjusted the temp to the hottest setting and that just isn't hot enough. I returned my first one and the second does the exact same thing. I use it and I'll keep it, but I wouldn't recommend it (Posted on 10/17/2016)
excellent Review by Big Al
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Easy to use clean and set up, makes a great cappuccino (Posted on 9/26/2016)
I like it!Review by MarkL
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This is my first espresso machine and I am quite enjoying it. Pretty easy to use, and makes a nice cup. I am making latte's with it and am pretty happy. It comes with an easy to follow instruction card for making most coffee drinks. Pretty easy to clean up. (Posted on 9/11/2016)

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