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Good compact coffee machine
I like the Delonghi EC685. It is compact and makes decent coffee.
I have found that the lights on the machine often flash yellow and I have to turn it on and off a few times to get it to work.
The coffee is always consistent, good temperature and I really like the single or double shot options.
I also find the steam wand never works first go. I always have to flick the silver switch on and off, same with the steam button to get it to work. It does steam milk really well once it works!
Overall, for the $199 I paid I am happy with this machine.
Purchased in November 2021 at JB Hi-Fi for $199.
Very happy customer
We bought this coffee machine as I love my double shots (hold the milk) and wanted to see if I could make coffee as good as local cafe (not quite the same as our local barista, but close). The Crema is amazing and quality very good. I haven't used frother yet as I don't drink milk so can't comment. Would recommend.
Purchased in December 2021 at Myer for $199.
Had it for 2 weeks and want to return it.
This seems to be a common issue after reading these reviews. Works once, then all lights flash and doesn’t want to work anymore. Same with steam wand. We’ve tried trouble shooting, watched the delongi videos but to no avail. Have already called and returning this weekend.
Purchased in November 2021 at JB Hifi Home for $265.
- Dedica EC685R (Red)
All round a great compact, semi-automatic espresso machine
Background: my nephew & I bought one each on special (from Aldi) last week. We upgraded from simple moka pot (Italian stove-top pot) machines, and occasionally borrowed a full-auto Breville. Also, my coffee-fanatic friend was staying with me... This is our newbie limited experience after about a week.
TLDR: Design, looks, features, and results are all solid quality. My morning coffee experience has gone up a level! Quite impressed. No down sides apparently.
It was chosen due to being a compact size for a smallish/standard apartment kitchen, i...n the hope that even then, we could get a decent espresso. It has not disappointed. Machine boots up (to build pressure) really quite quickly. Probably half a minute? By the time I grind and warm my espresso cups with boiling kettle water etc, it's already ready. I haven't used the milk steamer/frother, so no comment. But it looks good.
Purchased in November 2021 at ALDI for $169.84.
Great coffee, slimline design, easy to use
Very impressed with this machine. Good strong espresso shots, compact design so it hardly takes up any room, and a quick heating time -- the steamer takes hardly any time to heat after the coffee. Quick steaming time too. Temperature is just right for us as we always use steamed milk -- may not be super hot as an espresso at times.
Purchased in November 2021 at Myer for $300.
Love this machine, had it 1.5 years - but losing pressure
Worked fantastic for first year - yes, price wise this machine was extremely affordable - so I was not expecting it to be as good as it was. Unfortunately about 12mths it has started losing pressure and hopefully I can get it repaired or solve the issue. I descale it when ever it flashes the yellow light, but it might just be that it needs a service of some kind.
Took a while to work out the right grind (can't be too fine) and about every second time the pressure is normal, but in the past few months it will regularly lose pressure and the sh...ot will pour in slow drips. At first I thought it was the grind, but it will pour very slow on the same grind it previously poured perfectly with. I would love a solution to fix this, as I would love to get at least 2-3 years before investing in a new one.
Purchased in June 2020 for $199.
Do not recommend both prodcut and customer service
The coffee machine is very poor quality. Getting broken very often. My friends have the same one and the same problem occurs (pressure) My broken when under warranty and I have sent it back in August The last one part of the machine (handle) and from August (we have end of November) I am not able to use it as the missing part is out of stock
Purchased for $219.
- Dedica EC685M (Silver)
Great Coffee Machine
Almost 12 months since purchase this has been an awesome coffee machine.
Still going strong can't fault it highly recommended.
Make sure you keep the coffee holder clean for it's easy to just rinse and forget about.
If you don't keep it clean it will turn itself off under the pressure, was funny to see for the first time.
Since then i make sure to keep it clean.
Frothing milk is super easy, i don't like it really frothy so i keep the slider part which controls the froth all the way up.
Purchased in November 2019 at Applianceonline for $309.
Great til it doesn’t work
Loved this machine but now - it’s a pain in the neck. I have the exact same problem as this:
It switches on and heats up fine. When I press the button to pull a double shot it will start pouring the espresso but after a few seconds all three lights flash for a few seconds and it stops pouring. It’s not a full shot by weight it’s only 30ish grams for a double. I can then press the button again and get the rest of the double, same thing happens even with a bottomless portafilter so it’s not too much coffee or too fine as I’ve run the machine wi...thout coffee and the same problem occurs. When I use the steam wand, it works fine for a few seconds, but then the three lights flash again and it switches off and I have to reset the steam function to get it going again, it makes it impossible to steam or froth milk.
Purchased in July 2020 at Noel Leeming Physical store for $289.
Great little machine.
It's compact and very easy to use. We've had it for over a year now and it hasn't missed a beat. The milk frother is a bit finicky when cleaning, as you need to take the outer attachment off to clean the rubber tube inside, as just letting steam out doesn't clean it.
Purchased in March 2020.
It is good when it works, but it always overheats when I steam my milk (first two lights flashing 3 times) and I need let my coffee get cold while I wait 5 minutes for the machine to cool down. Letting water run though grouphead/steam wand apparently doesnt cool it down either.
- Dedica EC685BK (Black)
Second Delonghi dedica. Work Horse and Slight improvement after few years
this is my second unit. the first last for 3 years and is still working.
Improvement on the porta filter is quite good. giving better consistencies.
Black color is very good. The red unit previously peels off after a few years.
Previous unit looses pressure due to wear and tear.
there are many instructions online to swap over the steam outlet which gives significant improvement.
Purchased in July 2021 at The Good Guys for $179.15.
Not as good as predecessor
Coffee not as consistent as E680 Model, sporadically after 3 months the pressure decreased and sporadically resolves. Otherwise, compact size is great. Milk frother paranello wand not as easy to use normal wand.
Purchased in May 2021 at JB Hi-Fi for $249.
Great Little Coffee Expresso Machine
I purchased this coffee machine in June 2021. I am a qualified Barista but not employed as one so I do have knowledge of coffee quality and good expresso taste and look. I am very satisfied with this machine as it is simple to use makes great coffee in competition with my local coffee shop :). Easy to clean and no problems with the milk heater wand. its a little beauty and affordable - I purchased from David Jones.
Purchased in June 2021 at David Jones Retail Stores for $274.
One of the Best delivered Coffee Aroma this machine can provide
Perfect quality coffee delivered to your taste, I would have to say our of all my coffee machines this Delonghi is the next best thing and I would highly recommend it to anyone, it's also cheap on Amazon for $199 in black colour. You can play around with the temperature as this machine heats up without you noticing so before you it you will have the best coffee made with any type of ground beans, also E.S.E pods can be used, overall it's been 3 years and I love this barista style coffee machine, it has saved me from buying each day from the cafes. Highly recommended.
Purchased in August 2018 at Appliances Online for $200.
Questions & Answers
Have just purchased this machine (our second one as we have one at work and at home )and am finding the new one has an extremely tight filter holder. It requires two hands, one to hold the machine in place and the other to twist holder into place.very different from our previous one which is 5 years old. Any one else having this issue?
Hi, I've just bought my EC685 machine 2 months ago. And it started to leak water from steam wand while I prepare espresso. What should I do about it? I saw more questions about this problem, but no answer from @Delonghi..
Get an answer from our members and DeLonghi representatives
- The DeLonghi Dedica works using either freshly ground coffee or coffee pods, using Easy Serve Espresso Pods.
- Quick to start up, the machine reaches the right brewing temperature in 40 seconds, using Thermoblock technology.
- This coffee machine allows you to make espresso, as well as creamy, milk-based drinks like cappuccinos and flat whites.
- You can choose between having a single or double shot of espresso, or preparing two cups of coffee at a time.
- An adjustable, two-tiered drip tray accommodates tall glasses up to 12cm in height.
- A slimline design that’s 15cm wide makes this coffee machine suited to smaller spaces or kitchens with limited benchtop space.
- Available in 4 colours; stainless steel, red, black and white.
Points of praise
- The majority of reviewers liked the DeLonghi Dedica’s ability to make consistently good coffees, with thick crema and well-textured, silky milk.
- Reviewers appreciated that this machine saves you from spending too much money at cafes.
- The compact size was viewed as convenient by reviewers, as it saved space in the kitchen and didn't look obstrusive.
- In most cases, the machine was easy to use and clean, including when it came to descaling.
- The affordable price, when weighed up against the Dedica’s reliable performance, made it good value for money.
Something to consider
The group head sometimes becomes clogged and doesn’t push water or coffee through, resulting in wasted coffee. Sometimes descaling the machine can fix the problem.
|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|
|Input Power||1,300 W|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||No|
|Water Tank Capacity||1.1 L|
|Dimensions||303 x 149 x 330 mm|
|Milk Frother||Steam Wand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Replaced by||DeLonghi Dedica EC685M (Silver)||DeLonghi Dedica EC685R (Red)||DeLonghi Dedica EC685BK (Black)|
- GTIN13: 8004399331198
- MPN: EC685M and EC785PK
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