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Are DeLonghi coffee machines any good?

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DeLonghi makes a wide range of coffee machines - find out how reliable its machines are and whether customers would recommend them.

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Italy is synonymous with great coffee, so it's no surprise that a whopping 50% of those surveyed own a ground coffee machine made by Italian brand DeLonghi. But when it comes to buying a new machine, are DeLonghi models a good bet?

We've brought together years of testing data from our labs, our expert knowledge of the coffee machine market, and our exclusive brand reliability and satisfaction ratings from coffee machine owners to help you decide if DeLonghi is the brand for you.

Delonghi makes a wide range of coffee machines, from Nespresso and Dolce Gusto pod machines to ground coffee machines and bean-to-cup models. Prices range from budget to premium, making it one of the few brands that offers something for everyone.

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Our verdict on DeLonghi coffee machines

In the table below, you'll find an at-a-glance guide to DeLonghi coffee machines, including:

  • Which? test data – How well DeLonghi coffee machines do in our tests, the range of scores and the number of models awarded our 'Best Buy' accolade. Plus, any Don't Buys to avoid.
  • Brand reliability rating – How likely DeLonghi coffee machines will last, based on our survey of owners experiences.
  • Value for money rating – Whether DeLonghi owners feel as though their coffee machine was good value.
  • Customer score – Combines how satisfied our members are with their coffee machine and how likely they are to recommend it to a friend.
  • Overall verdict – We weigh up the pros and cons of the brand.

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Choosing the best DeLonghi coffee machine for you 

DeLonghi coffee machine prices range across pretty much the whole price spectrum, so there's something to suit every budget. Several of the DeLonghi coffee machines we’ve tested cost less than £100, but most cost between £150 and £400. DeLonghi's top-of-the-range bean-to-cup coffee machines, such as the DeLonghi Prima Donna, can exceed £1,000.

All of the DeLonghi coffee machines we’ve tested have some kind of milk frothing mechanism, but their scores for making milky drinks vary. If you want a machine that will let you prepare tasty cappuccinos or lattes quickly, make sure you choose a model that scores well for this.

While most of DeLonghi's bean-to-cup machines are fully automated, it has launched a traditional style model, the La Specialista. This offers a much more hands on coffee-making process, requiring you to prepare the coffee manually, so its ideal for those who like the idea of a freshly ground brew combined with an at-home barista experience. 

As well as bean-to-cup and ground coffee machines, Delonghi also make pod machines, including the Latissima range of Nespresso machines, and some Dolce Gusto machines

DeLonghi coffee machines: top picks 

We've rounded up our top DeLonghi models below.


This coffee machine is a few years old, but remains one of the best-scoring coffee machines we've tested. It uses ground coffee, or ESE pods, and has a steam wand for milk frothing. This stylish, affordable machine is a top pick - it makes excellent espresso and cappuccino with minimal fuss.


You get lots of features with this bean-to-cup machine including automatic milk frothing, customisable settings and smartphone control. It aced our tests, so it’s a top pick.


This stylish compact coffee machine makes excellent espressos and cappuccinos, all while taking up much less space than your average ground coffee machine. It's a good bet if you want a top-notch traditional coffee maker with a small footprint.