Have you ever wished for a machine that will make life a little easier? DeLonghi can help to ease you into morning with the PrimaDonna S De Luxe superautomatic espresso machine. With a patented Instant Frothing Device, you can rest assured the PrimaDonna has what it takes to create a perfect cappuccino, macchiato, or latte every time with a push of a button. Select your drink and choose a frothing option. The PrimaDonna is like an Easy Button for espresso drinks!
Features & Functionality of the DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM26455M
Auto or Manual Frothing - The PrimaDonna comes equipped with an auto-frothing milk carafe for those that like hot frothed milk with just a touch of a button, and a steam wand for those that like a little more frothing control.
Digital Programmable Menu Settings - Allows you to adjust start time, auto shut-off, clock, temperature of coffee, length of shot, strength of taste, and water hardness.
Some like it strong! - Choose from five different coffee strengths: extra-mild, mild, standard, strong, and extra-strong.
Light Show - The PrimaDonna S De Luxe includes a cup illumination feature that brightens while it brews.
Grind Away! - This machine offers 13 different grind settings to please the pickiest of grinders!
Easy to Clean - With a touch of a button the PrimaDonna will perform an automatic cleaning cycle.
Cup Warmer - Warming plate on top of the machine preheats your cups for the best results. This function can also be turned off if cup warming is not desired.
Interchangeable Hot Water Spout & Steam Wand - Hot water spout is ideal for tea or hot chocolate, while the steam function lets you manually steam your milk.
Removable Water Tank - The 68 ounce water tank fits comfortably in the right side of the PrimaDonna. The machine will also let you know when it needs a refill.
Auto-Frothing Milk Carafe - At the touch of a button, DeLonghi's PrimaDonna dispenses hot frothed milk right into your cup.
Manual Steam Option - If you like the thrill of steaming your own milk, this machine offers a manual steam spout for those days when your inner barista comes out.
Need a Little More? - If your cup looks more empty than not after the drink cycle is complete, simply press the corresponding drink button within three seconds after the machine has finished and the PrimaDonna will continue making your drink of choice.
Limited Programmability - You are only able to program one user per drink (i.e. multiple people cannot have their own cappuccino preferences programmed into the PrimaDonna).
Ease of Care and Maintenance
Ease of Use
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Tips and Tricks
Like most manual steam wands, it is best to thoroughly clean after each use.
Hi, I'm hoping a member of staff could clarify something for me. De'longhi have informed me that ALL their bean to cup machines should double the dosage of coffee beans when you select the two cup option. What are your thought on this? I have done some experimenting with my Prima Donna S and it definitely seems to up the dosage of beans, although not quite double it. In your video review of the ECAM 23.450 (at approx 01:28) the girls state that the two cup button simply doubles the amount of water but does not up the dosage of coffee beans.
Best Answer:This is actually something that has puzzled us, too! I was recently speaking with my technicians about this and yes, pressing that button does increase the amount of grounds the machine uses, but it doesn't seem to be a true double of the amount of grounds to us either. I tried measuring the amount of grounds for the single and double cup buttons and wasn't able to find consistent enough results to say yes or no to your question, unfortunately. It is always best to rely on the manufacturer to provide most accurate information about their machines, and I am sorry I am not able to offer you better clarification on this! Hopefully regardless you are happy with your PrimaDonna!
A shame -- poor build quality but great coffee when it worksReview by Sandman
This machine makes great coffee but for the price you would think it would be of higher build quality. We have one of these machines in London and I had to send it back for repairs after 3 months as the steam line blew -- this when I religiously descale and maintain it. After that it was worked fine but we didn't have a machine for several weeks. My wife, who is very particular about her expresso, asked that I get the same machine here in the states for her and I brought it on this website ( very happy with service here). Got machine but out of the box the steamer didn't quite work right and the grinder stopped functioning after a week. I called Delonghi service and they were quite nice but again I need to send the machine away for service. Not having a machine for us is a big issue. I asked for a replacement but that is not their policy -- for me at this price and for an out of the box failure - they should replace it. It's just not the US standard service levels. We wouldn't know for how long the machine will be gone as they might not even have the parts in the US and that is after I have to ship it across the country by ground - again that is their system. Very frustrating for a very expressive machine. Again, the service center was very helpful in trying to get this fixed but seriously constrained by corporate and policies. Bottom line is that we like this machine which is why we borough another one even at a higher price than what they charge in Europe, but I wouldn't do it again in the US -- more choices and better customer Service can be had elsewhere - at the high end Delonghi just doesn't get the US consumers expectations for quality and support. (Posted on 9/12/2014)
I love this MachineReview by Mary
I didn't buy my machine through Seattle Coffee Gear. If I'd known your company existed at the time, I would have. Your store seems to be very fun to visit. Unfortunately I live too far to have the advantage of visiting Seattle Coffee Gear. live on the opposite coast. I have enjoyed the employee's sense of humor on You Tube. I love the expanse of knowledge and experience your employees. They seem to be good people! Now, my comments about the DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Lux. I love this machine. When I compare it to my last machine, this machine delivers a rich espresso and coffee flavor expected with a high quality machine. If I desire a cup of "hot" coffee it doesn't let me down. I love the push of a button drink menu and I am still able to customize what comes out. I would have purchased its big sister with all of its bells and whistles but since it's only my husband and I, all the programming on that machine would have been a waste. I am delighted with this purchase. This is a beautiful machine. (Posted on 6/26/2014)
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