7DeLonghi Dedica

DeLonghi Dedica

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7DeLonghi Dedica
4.0

291 reviews

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Build Quality
3.9
Value for Money
4.1
Ease of Use
4.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.9
Noise Level
3.6
Consistency
4.1
Milk Frothing
3.9
Uses coffee beans or pods
Compact design
Affordable

Reviews

291 reviews
dmisso42
dmisso42Victoria21 posts
  EC685M

Lightweight

This would suit a light coffee drinker with muscle.
The Steam wand produces bubbles, not textured milk.The design is too tricky by half.
The basket size is small and prone to blockage. If filled with the recommended grind, it takes a bit of force to lock the Group handle into the head. You'll need to hold tight to the machine or it will skid over the counter.
If you really like coffee and want to make Café art, go for the next price range up say, the Sunbeam Minibarista.
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Brad
BradMetropolitan Adelaide, SA13 posts
  EC685BK

Awsome coffee in an instant

Drank instant coffee until I told my wife I was over coffee. She purchased this for my birthday and now I love coffee again. So easy to use and great coffee.
Brian F.
Brian F.2 posts
  EC685BK

Makes good coffee every time

Easy to use and clean.Makes excellent coffee every time. We do not use the milk frother. Show details
MEJ
MEJSouth East Queensland, QLD
  EC685BK

Had the first one for more than 5 years

Best Value for money ever, had the first one for over 5 years, used 5-6 times a day, have just bought our second one, so happy I will buy a spare and put away, cause who knows when when production will stop or change Show details
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Karl M
Karl MSydney, NSW
  Verified EC685R
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Mureed A.
Mureed A.79 posts
  EC680M

Good value for money

Compact coffee machine with a powerful steam wand.

The key is to firstly flush the water before steaming the milk.

Secondly fill the milk to the v shaped bottom of the spout.

Third push the valve up before steaming the milk. Steam the milk for 30 seconds then push the valve down to let air in to create the Crema & steam the milk for a further 40 seconds to create the Crema.

You got to love delonghi.

When I give them a good review of the delonghi dedica. No recognition, absolutely zero.

But when I give an honest review of their absolute Rubbish of a lemon, Delonghi Magnifica Evo, they cry like babies.
Got to love delonghi. Show details

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Brad
BradSydney36 posts
  EC680M
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Carolyn E
Carolyn ESouth East Queensland, QLD33 posts
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Di Di
Di DiGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
  EC685BK

Not good

My first one lasted 5 years... then I had to buy 3 in 12 months with the newer model version.. The pump stopped working on all 3 occassions. When I returned it, I had to wait weeks for it to be fixed then the problem occured shortly after that. Show details
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Hi Di Di, thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear of your experience. Please do get back in contact if there is anything else we can help you with. Thanks, De'Longhi

Jean J.
Jean J.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  EC685BK

disappointed

This machine does not do what the description states. The coffee is poor almost like dishwater.Changed coffee brand to the top of the range with the same result.Could not recommend this product. Show details
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Coolumkell
CoolumkellSouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts
  Dedica

Inconsistent Product

Had a Sunbeam Cafe Series and should have stuck with Sunbeam instead of the DeLonghi. Difficult to programme & clean. Inconsistent Crema - one day it's a flat white and next it's a cappuccino and I haven't changed the wand setting off froth setting. Fitted a water filter which pops out of it's housing all the time, so I have to keep an eye on that. Watch the clip that holds the Water Reservoir as mine broke off when I was removing the tank to refill. Replaced under warranty but I now do not remove it and manually fill tank. Sorry we purchased last year. Show details
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Shan
Shan
  EC685BK

You pay for what you get. Unreliable and poor performing

This machine was great for the first 2 months, then it failed intermittently thereafter. DeLonghi have a repair process and refuse to provide a replacement/refund until they have deemed the machine completely un-repairable. Have been without the machine for 5 weeks now, and have spent more money in the past 5 weeks purchasing coffee than the total cost of the machine. They are sending it back "repaired", only for me to hope it doesn't happen again, and if so, they will request it to be sent away again.
Super disappointing at their customer service and "processes" in place, really making the whole experience a lot worse. Show details
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Sydney
Sydney4 posts
  EC685BK

Disappointed at longevity

Bought this machine again after my first one died after about two years… Two years later, and just out of warranty, it’s happened again. I’m pretty disappointed at the quality of the machine. Coffee it makes is fine and it’s easy to use but I’m honestly unhappy about the machine breaking down just after the two year mark. Show details
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Dee
Dee
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Sydney Guy
Sydney Guy5 posts
  Verified EC685M

Okay machine but did not last the 2 year warranty period

I was happy with the machine, except it failed 15 months after purchasing. It was unable to deliver steam and the timer function on the boiler water dosage was not constant. The silver and white are no longer sold, only the black. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Hamish B.
Hamish B. · Dedica EC680R (Red)

Suddenly stopped working and all three lights flashing. Cannot reset as instructed, doesn't appear to be heating steam, but cup heater top is warm.

Brad
Brad  

Try descaling machine. Worked for me when lights were flashing.

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Amy
Amy · Dedica EC680M (Silver)

Water has starting leaking from underneath the machine, everything is fitted probably.seems to only leak when in use. Machine is quite a number of years old, and haven't had issue till recently. Descaled regularly.

DeLonghi
DeLonghi   DM   

Hi Amy, we're very sorry to hear about this experience. We've direct messaged you to further assist. Thanks, De'Longhi

Ammara K.
Ammara K. · Dedica EC685M (Silver)

I just bought it but the steam wand isn’t dispensing any water or steam. Any ideas?

DeLonghi
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Details

Features

  • 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.

Compare all DeLonghi Dedica listings
CategorySemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines
Price (RRP) $229$349$349
Pump Pressure15 bar15 bar15 bar
Input Power1,300 W1,300 W1,300 W
Dishwasher Safe PartsNoNoNo
Water Tank Capacity1.1 L1.1 L1.1 L
Dimensions 303 x 149 x 330 mm303 x 149 x 330 mm303 x 149 x 330 mm
Weight4.2 kg4.2 kg4.2 kg
Milk FrotherSteam WandSteam WandSteam Wand
Bean GrinderNoneNoneNone
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishBlackStainless SteelRed
Replaced byDeLonghi Dedica EC685M (Silver)
  • GTIN13: 8004399331198
  • MPN: EC685M and EC785PK

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