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DeLonghi EC 860.M Espresso Machine - Stainless Steel

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Product Description

The DeLonghi EC860 Espresso Machine combines the control of a semi-automatic with the freedom of a superautomatic, all in one compact, stainless-steel machine. Unlike other entry-level espresso machines, the EC860 incorporates an automatic cappuccino system that froths your milk and pulls your shots right into your cup. Then when you're ready to upgrade to creating your own frothy drinks, the EC860's interchangeable traditional steam wand will make you feel like you're a home barista.

Features & Functionality of the DeLonghi EC860 Espresso Machine

  • Automatic Cappuccino System - Giving you the ability to make your favorite caffeinated drinks at a push of a button, the built-in milk carafe will steam, froth and pour your milk right into your cup, with no need for your to lift another finger.
  • Traditional Steam Wand - You'll be able to practice your barista skills with the built-in steam wand that also produces hot water for tea and Americanos.
  • Programmable Menu - Choose your choice of programming three coffee temperatures to your preference.
  • E.S.E Pod Friendly - The EC860's portafilter is both ground- and pod-friendly. Feel free to use your favorite pods for an easy and quick clean up.
  • Filtered Water Reservoir - The 35-ounce water reservoir is removable and has a built in water filter that'll produce clean, crisp, odorless water for ideal shots.
  • Stainless-Steel Casing - Unlike its plastic predecessors, the EC860 has been upgraded to a sturdy stainless-steel casing.
  • Compact - With a small footprint, you can fit this machine just about anywhere no matter what size your kitchen may be.
  • Hybrid - Steam milk with the steam wand or with the milk carafe.
Cons None
How Does it Compare? The stainless-steel casing makes this model much sturdier than its previous plastic iterations.
Tips and Tricks When using the automatic frother, run the clean cycle first to get hotter milk.

Additional Information

Model Number EC860
Manufacturer DeLonghi
Width 10.60 inches
Depth 12.20 inches
Height 12.00 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 20.5000
Watts 1200W
Volts 120V
Programmability Milk Volume, Shot Time, Temperature
Case Material Stainless Steel
Cup Clearance 3.50 - 4.00 inches
Reservoir Size 35 oz
Solenoid Valve No
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size No
Available Portafilters Pressurized
Boiler Design Thermoblock
NSF Certified No
Pod Friendly Yes - with adaptation
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma No
Material Stainless Steel

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Warranty Information for the DeLonghi EC860 Espresso Machine

What it Covers:

DeLonghi espresso machines, coffee makers and grinders


- 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 EC860 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.

Videos Featuring the DeLonghi EC860 Espresso Machine


I love, loooove, LOVE THIS MACHINE!!!!!Review by jenny
i have had this machine for about 4 years now. i use it eveeery single day and i just LOVE it!!.. as much now or maybe even more than the day i got it... for me it is the perfect medium. it does just enough in the automatic department, yet is still really simple to use!!... no feeling like you need to work at NASA to be able to get your coffee every morning!! just have to choose single or double espresso or cappuccino.

this machine works just as great today, as on day one!! it warms up in the time it takes you to brush your teeth and produces wonderful and even temperature espresso and frothed milk every time!! the light tells you when its time to descale (easy button!!) and its super simple to clean the few areas that need it regularly.

some may say it seems like a heavy machine, but i actually like that it feels like you are getting a sturdy, well made machine and not a cheap plastic one trying to look expensive... the price definitely was a little hard for me at first, mostly because i had never spent even close to $500 on any kitchen appliance let alone a "coffee machine".... but i will tell you that after using it and loving it for a couple weeks, i was over it and the machine was TOTALLY worth it to me!!

bottom line is this is an all around AWESOME machine that delivers great coffee and is easy to learn and use on a daily basis!!! (Posted on 4/30/2016)
would marry it if I couldReview by Sarah W
I have had this machine for over a year now and boy, am I in love!
I have 5 am wake up calls so I prep my espresso before I go to bed and turn it on first thing while making breakfast. I am spoiled rotten with this machine. I honestly couldn't tell you the last time I frothed my own milk. My main problem was finding coffee mugs that would fit under the machine but I have a pretty decent collection of wide coffee cups now that hold an American sized amount of espresso/milk. I was a bad latte buyer before this machine and would spend about $750 a year on buying drinks. I have saved a ridiculous amount of money since buying this machine.

I have talked a couple friends into buying themselves one too and they are all in love as well. The videos and the picture set up manual making set up a breeze. (Posted on 11/4/2014)
WOW WHAT A MACHINE!!Review by David
I have owed 3other machines but this one is awesome!
The set up was a breeze with the water filter and steam wand attached. It purged beautifully .
Then I ran 2tanks of water through it and 1 more through the milk frothier to take out the new plastic taste and smell.
I have a very good grinder and dialed in my first espresso lungo so
I could program the button using the doubleshot basket.
And voila it made a great shot the very first time. I couldn't be happier with the capuchino and latte feature as this also works perfectly and the cleaning cycle is amazing.
I did a lot of research on this machine and am enjoying the fruits of my labor.
If you don't want the fuss of a portifiter then buy a super automatic but I like a little more control over the grind and tamping for best results.
Thank you delonghi and thanks to Seattle coffee Gear for their exquisite videos. (Posted on 3/14/2014)
Excellent value propositionReview by Bill
Watch the videos and read the instructions. Set-up was easy. The milk dispenser is fantastic. Great cappuccino. The stainless steel feels like high-end quality. (Posted on 2/23/2014)
Great machine butReview by Rick
The turn on process does take some time to warm up almost ten min.In the early morning hours, like 3am you just dont have that kind of time.I wish it had programmable warm up, that would make this machine perfect. (Posted on 2/22/2014)
Great upgrade from TassimoReview by Jim in FLA
My wife had been using the Tassimo to make lattes every morning for a few years. After the company had problems with their espresso pods early in 2012 we figured they wouldn't be around much longer, so we started looking at other machines to get a good, easy latte or cappuccino. We thought about the Nescafe Nespresso but the pods were very pricey and the amount of coffee you got didn't seem like much. Keurig does not offer frothed milk so that was out. The new Starbucks pod machine seemed fairly good but again, expensive pods and not much yield. So, this machine seemed to fit the bill for us in the semi-automatic category. I bought it for my wife for Christmas, so we've been using it for 9 months now. It works very well. I adjusted the temp to the maximum to get hotter coffee and I use the trick noted on SCG to use the clean cycle on the milk frother first to get the warmest milk. I bought my wife a Baratza Encore grinder as well so we grind our own beans, usually Starbucks Espresso but we have tried others as well. This machine has had no problem with wet pucks as noted in the SCG video in my experience. I'm very pleased with what I got for the money, especially considering SCG had 15% off for Christmas when I bought it. The only small complaint I have is when I fill the water container, it drips slightly from the quick connect as I walk from the sink to the machine to replace the container. Very minor and I'm sure if I took the time to contact Delonghi they would send a replacement part. I haven't had to descale the machine yet so the filter must be working. Hoping for many more years of enjoyment! (Posted on 9/19/2013)
Not reliable - worked well for a too short of a periodReview by Mass resident
I have an EC860 and Its been problematic. The milk container wasn't connecting correctly to the main unit - thus very little milk. It took Delinghi months to replace it as they didn't have any parts in stock. Finally got a new Milk container 2 months ago there is a water leak in the main casing - making it dangerous to even plug in. Ironically the year warranty has expired just in time for this new issue. Not a happy customer. Don't buy this. (Posted on 5/30/2013)
Great Almost Automatic Machine for the priceReview by Noise Drop
Great Almost Automatic Machine for the price. It makes decent shots of espresso and the auto-milk is nice. I think for the price point it is a great machine. I do wish it came with non pressurized baskets and that the frother was a little better....but $500 what do you expect. (Posted on 1/6/2013)
HappyReview by Kathy
This is the first product review I've ever written. I just can't let this machine go without a customer review.

I had shopped for an espresso/latte machine for about a year, and I've probably watched most of the Seattle coffee reviews (thank you Gail and Cat!). I had resigned myself to a Jura super automatic, but knew I wanted more hands on opportunities . This Semi was exactly what I was looking for. The ability to relive my coffee girl days (barista was always a bit too fancy of a term for me) and the option to be more automated at 0400 when I'm just too tired and time pressed to get everything just right.

I am incredibly pleased, and find myself excited to get out of bed in the AM for latte time! It makes a great latte, and the video review is dead on. I was prepared for the machine to set my foam consistency as it auto injects the air. I'm quite happy with the temperature, which seems to be a common complaint when looking at the more automated machines.

The only difficulty I had was in setting the machine up. It took an hour for me to finally get the water filter flushed properly so that it could work. I'm sure this can be attributed to lack of experience, but I had almost started boxing up the unit for return. However, i was certain it was difficulty with the water filter, and Inevitably it got enough water through it to work properly.

Minus that one hiccup, it's been exactly what I wanted . Great look, quality and price. The bottom tray slides out so that a large mug or medium travel cup can be accommodated. I was surprised at the cup clearance, and love not having to use a shot glass to transfer my espresso.

5 stars for me. Gail got it right."It's a winner". (Posted on 12/1/2012)

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