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|DeLonghi Icona ECO310R Remove||Add another||Add another||Add another|
|Price||£129.99 Best price found from 6 retailers|
|Launch date||Jun 2009|
|Test Date||17 November 2009|
|Machine pressure (bars)||15|
|Coffee formats supported|
|Bean hopper capacity||N/A|
|Grounds taste test|
|Beans taste test|
|Capsules taste test|
|Speed of making an espresso|
|Speed of milk steaming|
|Ease of use|
|Ease of use|
|Using the portafilter|
|Noise - espresso|
|Noise - grinding beans|
How pressure (bars) is achieved - by electrical pump or pressure from steam build up. See features explained for more information.
Machine pressure (bars)
How many pressure (bars) is achieved. Manufacturer's stated operating pressure.
Number of espressos that can be made at once. Normally this is either one or two.
The maximum volume of water the tank or reservoir can hold, as stated by the manufacturer. If not stated, then our measurement.
How much the coffee machine weighs without any coffee inside, or water in the tank.
The length of the manufacturer's guarantee included with the product when you buy it. Some coffee machines may let you register a product to extend the guarantee.
This machine is compatible with ground coffee.
This machine is compatible with coffee beans.
This machines uses capsules.
This machine can use ESE pods.
If a coffee machine has a steam pipe you can heat and froth milk to make milky coffee drinks, such as cappuccino.
Some drip trays are removable so they can be emptied and cleaned; some are removable and adjustable, so that you can use different sized cups.
A removable water tank will make it easier to fill up, empty and clean.
This model comes with a water filter included, or it's possible to purchase one separately to use if it's not included.
Some coffee machines let you adjust the default temperature settings, which is useful if you prefer your coffee hotter than the default setting.
Uses heat from the boiler to warm the plate on top of the coffee machine, and this is where cups can be placed to gently warm them before use.
Capsule machines can only take the unique capsule designed for that machine.
Bean hopper capacity
Bean-to-cup machines will have a bean hopper. This is where coffee beans are loaded before they are ground.
Bean-to-cup machines will have an internal grinder to grind coffee beans. This indicates which type it is.
Grounds taste test
This rating indicates the quality of espresso produced using ground coffee only. If this star rating is blank then this model doesn't take ground coffee.
Beans taste test
This rating indicates the quality of espresso produced using beans only. If this star rating is blank then this model doesn't take beans.
Capsules taste test
This rating indicates the quality of espresso produced using capsules only. If this star rating is blank then this model doesn't take capsules.
The quality of the crema (the golden foam on top of the espresso) produced by using the main coffee format for this machine.
The quality of the appearance of the espresso produced by using the main coffee format for this machine.
The quality of espresso aroma, produced by using the main coffee format for this machine.
Speed of making an espresso
How long it takes to brew one espresso.
The quality of cappuccinos made using the steam pipe (if there is one present), or accessories supplied, to heat and foam the milk. If this is blank, it means the coffee machine doesn't have a steam pipe.
Speed of milk steaming
How quickly the machine produces steam and heats milk to 70°C. The star rating will be blank if no steamer is present.
Ease of use
How easy the coffee machine is to use, overall.
Cleaning the coffee-making apparatus, emptying the drip tray and cleaning the body surfaces.
Using the portafilter
Some portafilters can be hard to lock onto the coffee machine, and tight-fitting filter baskets can make them tricky to empty.
How easy it is to fill and empty the water tank. This includes removing it from the coffee machine and fitting it back on.
Noise - espresso
Coffee machines are noisy. We rate how noisy the coffee machine is when making an espresso.
Noise - grinding beans
Coffee machines are noisy, especially bean to cup machines. We rate how noisy the coffee machine is when the bean grinder is in operation.