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Old 09-28-2017, 08:22 AM   #1
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De'Longhi Dedica Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine

De'Longhi Dedica Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine

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Old 09-28-2017, 04:49 PM   #2
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We have used the Breville BES840XL the Infuser Espresso Machine for five years in both our camper and home
They’re wonderful units

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Old 09-28-2017, 04:55 PM   #3
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Is this the unit you are asking about?

http://www.delonghi.com/en-us/produc...0mb-0132106100

https://www.amazon.com/Delonghi-EC68.../dp/B00KA8YC6A
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I personally own a Breville 920XL, but it doesn't go in our AS as we will just use what we did before we bought the espresso maker...V90 pour over or Aeropress. I would suggest checking out Seattle Coffee Gear as they have good reviews and overviews in video format, and comparisons of some models. They sell most of the major brands, so they "don't have anything to lose" by recommending one over another (in theory). In general they are great people, and I am fortunate enough to live close enough to have the option of shopping locally in a store from them.

That said, you really need to determine what your priorities are...and make sure to budget adequately for a matching grinder. Reality is that the part of espresso machines where the "rubber meets the road" is pretty similar, its a method of heating water and a pump (made by one of a few companies, e.g. Ulka), a diffusion screen and a portafilter+basket. There really is little that differentiates them beyond consistency of temperature and the shape of the portafilter basket itself, unless you are a latte drinker. The steaming portion of machines is absolutely where they vary greatly. If you are a milky espresso drinker than the steaming piece can either be annoying or a gift from god. If you are a pure espresso or Americano drinker (or iced espresso drinker) then it is less of an issue.
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The grinder and freshness of the coffee, honestly, impact the quality of espresso more than the machine itself. If you truly care about the quality of the coffee, be prepared to waste a few shots worth of beans anytime you change "batches" or "brands" of beans. You will learn to love/hate different roasters based on how consistent they are, or how oily their beans are (when it comes to cleaning the grinder).

If you want quality coffee, you are on the right track...but be sure to avoid the temptation of "pods". I say this as an admitted coffee snob.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:17 PM   #6
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Thank you for posting to the folks pushing the Breville but that is not the unit I am asking about. I have had several different espresso machines over the years so not a nugget to making fine espresso. Saw the Delonghi Dedica and thought it might make good replacement for my most recently deceased one and was a good size for the trailer. It overall has very good reviews on Amazon and YouTube.
So still waiting for an actual user to respond.
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Yes it is. I have found several different suppliers with better prices.
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For the record, I never pushed a Breville, I stated the facts of espresso machines. Did I sing the praises or features of a Breville? No, I just stated that is what I own as a point of reference. Lets not have this become a ProPride, Hensley, vs the rest of the world thread. If I was going to recommend the "best", it wouldn't be a Breville :P

Only you can decide if you want to buy another machine that ends up as landfill fodder in 2-5 years or not, and I am not saying a Breville will or won't. There are absolutely brands/models that will not end up that way, as they can be repaired (which Delonghi and Breville both fall short at). I had a Delonghi full-automatic before in life, I hated it...but I cannot speak for the particular model you reference. You also never stated you owned any espresso machine before, thus I was trying to provide general useful guidance.

You are likely to find more coffee users of a particular model on a place dedicated to coffee, such as coffeegeek
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I am just trying to keep this thread on track. I know that is pointless on Airforums but I can dream. If my post offended you maybe you might want to move on, this isn’t Facebook where anything goes.
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Yes it is. I have found several different suppliers with better prices.
Looks like a great little unit. Delonghi makes good stuff in general FWIW. At 1300 watts a larger inverter could handle this, or shore power obviously. Have to admit I am favoring real quality espresso over any brewed coffee more and more. Where are the prices better?

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PS -- Xipper -- If you "bounce up" a level to the Stella's Kitchen forum [see blue organizational levels at top left with ">" symbols between levels], you will find many coffee and espresso threads.
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Peter, eBay has good prices as does De’Longhi. Currently they have a sale going on. Also local Bed bath and beyond has them on sale plus I have a 30% off coupon there. That is the best price I have found so far.
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Yes the De'Longhi sale price looks good. I checked Costco and don't see it there, but maybe someday.

Thanks again for the lead. I am tempted.

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Follow up. I contacted De'Longhi about discount prices on the internet and warranty coverage. Seems there are zero authorized sales on EBay and the only authorized sales from Amazon for new products only. There are several sellers on Amazon and eBay that are sell open box/display models. These sellers are buying direct from China and bypassing the De'Longhi sells network. Therefore no De'Longhi supported warranty is covered except from authorized sellers.

They gave me a list of authorized sellers in my area.
I ended up buying locally from Bed, Bath and Beyond. They had it on sale for 20% off their already discounted price and honored my discount coupon for an additional 30% and they covered the sales tax (7%). Ended up with a nice 57% off from their normal already discounted price. Brought it home and went thru the set up procedure. Pulled my first shot with pleasant results.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:02 AM   #14
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. . . Pulled my first shot with pleasant results.
Thanks for the followup. We just got back from a trip, so sorry for slow reply.

Your "pleasant results" seems a bit tepid IMO. Did this unit fall short of your expectations?

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