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Better than Cafe Coffee
I worked as a barista for 7 years and this honestly is sensational coffee. For a cheaper, slimline coffee machine, its quick warm-up time and simple functionality is flawless. Excellent pressure against the coffee grounds produces a rich crema ready for any latte art, and the steam wand heats milk to the silkiest texture. I've had this for two years and no sign of slowling down.
I'm torn between wanting to be a regular at the local cafe, and realising the best coffee in town is in my kitchen...
Purchased in March 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $280.00.
Nice, small machine, doesn't make coffee
When it makes a shot of coffee, it is delicious. However, since I was gifted the coffee machine in February, it has made a shot of coffee maybe 10 times. The rest of the time, when I put a full group head in, it somehow doesn't draw the water through, and I am left with an empty cup and a group head full of wet coffee. Basically, it's a brand new machine that doesn't make coffee. I'm sure it's faulty, and that other delonghi machines would be fine, but for me it's a no. My ALDI machine was better, and I regret giving it away for this one.
Purchased in February 2021 at JB Hi-Fi.
Water leaks from group head
I have purchased the Dedica from Bing Lee for a while however did not really get to use it until COVID-19 hit in March 2020 when I needed to work from home that I've started to use it every day.
Since November 2020 there's water leaking from the group head (so much water that I would need to put a tray underneath to catch it, see my recorded video). After some research online I realised this is a very common faulty issue amongst Dedica owners - mostly related to the connector?
With the water leaking issue it's posing electrical hazards for m...
Purchased at Bing Lee.
simple to use
bought this machine for our caravan and it fits the bill, simple to use, compact and makes an acceptable shot. One downer is the coffee holder clogs consistently requiring cleaning. Very frustrating as it wastes coffee but requires a needle to clean the orifice.
Purchased in December 2020 at The Good Guys for $199.00.
- Dedica EC685BK (Black)
Consistently great coffee
Easy to use, doesn't take up much bench space. We did buy a bodum coffee grinder as freshly ground beans make all the difference. Produces a coffee the same as a Cafe once we figured out the best grind/how to barely pack it as at first the water couldn't get through when we packed it too tight. For frothing milk I bought a Breville thermal milk jug that shows how hot the milk is getting- amazing. Got the coffee machine on sale at Myer!
Purchased in June 2020 at Myer for $199.00.
Great Coffee Machine - get one!
I had to add to this list because I love my DeLonghi it makes great coffee ALL THE TIME, like any machine you need to learn how to operate it and then it delivers in spades. Buy great beans, grind them fresh and let your DeLonghi Dedica do the rest! Great machine, well done DeLonghi!
Purchased in April 2018 at Kitchen Warehouse WA, Osborne Park for $375.00.
Wastes so much coffee
This machine can make a nice cup of coffee when its having a good day. Around 6/10 are a good coffee. Its often either getting blocked and not pushing water through or its not frothing milk properly. It is a very frustrating machine to use. Also you cant use a very fine grind of beans eg: Lavazza, as it wont be able to push it through, even a corser grind very often doesnt work. I only lightly tamp the coffee so its not because of that. I clean the machine regularly including basket and wand parts and purge after every cup made, I still have these problems.
Purchased in February 2020 at Bing Lee for $290.00.
Perfect for the price - However, requires some tweaking
It is a great machine for the price. I picked one second hand (1 year old with 1 year of warranty left) for $100 and tweaked it up with getting a proper non-pressurised basket and a proper continuous step burr grinder (the official Delonghi grinder cannot go fine enough) and a good tamper. With those enhancements, my Dedica pulls very nice shots of espresso and a lovely tasting cappuccino. It is capable of frothing milk with a similar texture to commercial machine once the panarello wand is thrown away (by using purely the rubber nuzzle). There are heaps of tutorials online on how to turn this machine into a real beast. So for the money you pay for it you cannot get a better deal. Good luck
Purchased in October 2020 for $100.00.
De Longhi Dedica is an amazing coffee machine for it’s price range.
I grow up in an Italian household so I’ve been in contact with my fair share of espresso machines. This one is a great compact one, fairly easy to use, you can access on some espresso tutorial if you are not satisfied with your company, and disregarding some comments I read here on product review it make a decent milk froth for cappuccinos.
Purchased in October 2020 at Bing Lee for $279.00.
When it makes a coffee it is quite good. However, like other reviews it constantly tries your patience as to whether it will actually make a cup of coffee. Have done the cleaning, etc works and then will fail again. Also the coffee cup filters that go in the holder fall out at will, which means more wasted coffee grounds. Would not buy again. Also plastic tamper that comes with machine pretty useless, bought a correct sized metal tamper - much better.
Purchased in March 2020 at David Jones Retail Stores for $179.00.
Very average but ok for the money
Bought this machine 2 months ago after reading the reviews but wish I spent more on a good machine. We have 3 or 4 coffees a day each and sometimes more with friends. Cheaply made, feels like it’s going to fall apart any minute. Milk frother spurts out a jet of water before steaming so watch out for that. The portafilter needs to be cleaned each time instead of knocking the coffee out and going again. It does make an ok coffee but I will sell this unit and buy the breville. More expensive but much better, definitely worth it
Purchased in August 2020 for $400.00.
Wonderful upgrade, great crema but..
Have been using my coffee machine for about a week now and have had no problems making great coffee except that the milk frothing wand only lasts for 5 seconds when I turn it on so have had to return to microwaving the milk and using my electric ikea milk frother instead.
Purchased in September 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $279.00.
Question to others when you use this machine does it shake? My one does and I have to hold the cup so it does not fell off from its place. Did I do something wrong during installation or just have a faulty machine? Oh and it’s very noisy as well.
Purchased in September 2020.
Too temperamental. I have tried different grinds and varied tamping. But it feels like the luck of the draw to have a consistent pour. Coffee comes out over the top randomly and spills everywhere. I am disappointed with the constant juggling act and failures. I'll be looking around for a machine that works 1st time every time.
Purchased in September 2019 for $290.00.
I’ve moved into a smaller place. I used to use a Jura Ena5. That’s too big. So I went hunting for a simple machine that will give me the opportunity to use different coffee beans. Honestly have a machine that grinds your beans is good but then you are stuck with the one flavour.
The delonghi is fantastic. It is consistent and reliable. Even my 11 year old can use it. I don’t use the cup warmer or the milk steamer. I heat half a cup of milk in the microwave and I have programmed the two cup option to fill the rest with coffee.
To those that aren’t happy with their brew, change your beans.
Love this machine.
Purchased in August 2020 at Harvey Norman for $300.00.
- Dedica EC685BK (Black)
Wow, didn't expect it to be as good as it is!
We have a Sunbeam Cafe Series EM7100 that is brilliant and never fails to deliver a wonderful cafe style coffee. We wanted a coffee machine that was more compact to use in our motorhome. Made my first cappuccino with the DeLonghi Dedica today, not expecting it to taste as good as the ones made with my Sunbeam machine, but it was! Won't be making inferior pod coffees anymore on our travels!
Purchased in August 2020 at Peter's of Kensington Online store for $269.00.
Great value for money . tics almost all the boxes
Replaces fully automatic Krupps machine and is learning curve to making it yourself. Am not thrilled with the sump , pod and filter but for overall cleaning and maintenance seem to work in favor of not having blockages . Only real problem is not being able to get 2 cups at same time , there is not room for 2 cups on the cup plate . If there is an accessory for this please send me one.
Purchased in July 2020 at eBay for $179.00.
This machine has been fantastic
We bought our machine in 2012, it makes great coffee every time and it comes with us in our caravan packed away oh so nicely all around Aus including many a dirt road and was dropped once to the ground at Daly Waters pub park & has a pretty good dent in it & it's still producing great coffee. Couldn't ask for any better than that. Cheers Delongi.
Purchased for $425.00.
Best manual coffee machine we have had
We still like to make our coffee with ground beans (not pods) and froth our own milk. So after having both sunbeam and breville machines we were a bit hesitant about Delonghi brand. It has been the best machine so far. We use it every day and it has been pretty faultless for over 18 months. Quick to heat milk, stops the coffee flow after a given time and is much thinner in size so we can fit it easily on the bench.
Purchased in December 2018 at Harvey Norman.
Disappointed with machine
I have just bought this machine after reading other reviews. I use merlo grounded beans As it suits my palate. Unfortunately after each use the filter is full of water which is totally unsatisfactory. I clean the filter after every use. To be honest I would prefer to return the machine and buy another brand.
Purchased in July 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $275.00.
Questions & Answers
Hi I use to love my 685 but very frustrated now! It worked fine for a few months. Then the other day I unplugged it to move it to the other counter. It didn’t work. I have followed SO many videos on how to reprogram it etc and nothing helps. All lights are where they should be. When I press either the 1st or 2nd shot button it is making a very loud strange noise and nothing comes out. I’ve tried it with the filter full of coffee and I’ve tried it with no filter and still no water comes out. And no water comes out when I turn the steam button on. Tank has water, is attached correctly, still nothing. Please help.
My Delonghi machine is only about 6 months old and was working great but has stopped working. When I turn it on all I get are all three lights flashing simultaneously. I’ve watched many videos and tried just about everything but nothing works. Has someone else had this problem and if so, is there a fix? I can’t work at the moment due to an injury so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
|Category||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines|
|Pump Pressure||15 bar||15 bar||15 bar||15 bar|
|Input Power||1,300 W||1,300 W||1,300 W||1,300 W|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||No||No||No||No|
|Water Tank Capacity||1.1 L||1.1 L||1.1 L||1.1 L|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Red||Black||White|
|Dimensions||303 x 149 x 330 mm||303 x 149 x 330 mm||303 x 149 x 330 mm||303 x 149 x 330 mm|
|Weight||4.2 kg||4.2 kg||4.2 kg||4.2 kg|
|Milk Frother||Steam Wand||Steam Wand||Steam Wand||Steam Wand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 8004399331198
- MPN: EC685M and EC785PK
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