The Delonghi Icona ECO310 Review
Product: Icona ECO310
Value For Money: 8/10
Feature Range: 8/10
Available From: Amazon
- Cup Warmer
- Milk Frother
- Removable Tank
The De’Longhi Icona ECO 310 is an affordable but feature rich coffee machine that anyone shopping for a coffee machine on a budget should definitely consider. The Icona ECO 310 has a variety of features and is designed to be used for day to day use. It can use ground coffee or ESE pods to make a delicious cup of coffee or espresso or any other similar drink.
What Is The Delonghi Icona ECO 310 ?
The Icona ECO 310 is a coffee and espresso machine made by Delonghi. Delonghi is well known for providing affordable and feature rich coffee machines and the Icona ECO 310 is no exception. The Delonghi Icona ECO 310 is designed for baristas that are starting out and provide premium level cappuccinos and coffee.
As expected from an entry level barista coffee machine it is equipped with all the basic features which include a 15-bar pump, stainless steel boiler and pressurised portafilter that does require some getting used to but once mastered can make one amazing espresso shot. It features two filters and thermostats to make two different kinds of drinks at the same time.
The Design & Features
De’Longhi have combined their tested and proven features with a traditional pump espresso machine to make the Icona ECO 310 and it has paid off fabulously. The design is a mix of plastic and stainless teal that gives it an elegant look and the high gloss finish makes it a must have for anyone that wants their kitchen to look stylish. It works just as well with ESE pods as it does with ground coffee while retaining the texture and aroma which other lower price espresso machines lose in the brewing process.
The downside of the design is the built in tamper. Not is it mostly useless but it also gets in the way when you’re brewing coffee. The built in tamper is the right size for using with the filters but its place on the espresso machine makes it rather hard to use. Beyond the built in tamper the Delonghi Icona ECO 310 has quite a few amazing features which include the following.
15-Bar Pressure Pump
To get the perfect shot from the ground coffee beans or ESE pods you’ll need more pressure than an average espresso machine. The Icona ECO 310 has a 15-Bar Pressure Pump which extracts the aroma, rich taste and texture of the beans but does require some practice to get the right shot.
The Icona ECO 310 has a Panerello Frothing Wand which is perfect for frothing milk to be used for making espresso or cappuccino. It froths the steam, air and milk to make the perfect mix of creamy and foamy milk which is essential when it comes to making a delicious cup of espresso or cappuccino.
Ease Of Use
As mentioned above, this is not a machine for complete beginners and requires at least some knowledge of making coffee/espresso as a barista to use at its full potential. Using it without any experience will still make a better cup of coffee than you can achieve with normal coffee machines but to get it just right you’ll need a bit more experience.
- It has a Cup Warmer on the top
- Variety of features
- It has two thermostats
- The gloss finish is lovely
- Compact, lightweight and seems well built
- The built in tamper is pretty much useless
Final Bean Rating Out of 5 :
Where To Buy: Amazon
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