Compact, Clever and Customisable
I'll start by saying I've never been a coffee lover, but with this machine, I've turned to the dark side. : )
I'm normally a tea connoisseur. My wife was after a high tech coffee machine that would complement our new kitchen. I balked at the asking price considering how good a coffee pod machine is.
After we got it, we found there's much to learn how to best use this machine. Cool things like ordering your coffee from your phone, customising your choice of beverage, adjusting temperature, volume, strength, grind, choice of drinks. Lots to take...
Doesn't even make a warm latte.
Less than 24hrs after purchasing from the Good Guys after they guaranteed I would love this machine more than a Breville dual boiler I'm taking it back. It can't produce a warm to hot coffee, most disappointing purchase for a long time. Tried all the tricks recommended to get a warmer drink, better off with a manual machine.
I've used a $200 manual Breville for 9 years, it made fantastic cafe standard drinks, I was very sceptical of an auto machine but I succumbed to Good guys salesmanship. If I can't exchange than this delonghi machine for a real coffee making tool it will be sold on gum tree.
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Fuss Free Coffee Machine
I have had a number of Sunbeam Cafe series manual espresso machines. My partner didn't want any part of grinding & tamping coffee beans, so she used an ALDI pod machine. Having two coffee machines, a grinder & a Sunbeam EM0100 Bang Bang Coffee Grind Waste Bin on the kitchen bench was taking up too much space. So I started looking for a fully automatic coffee machine, to replace the lot & free up bench space. After the usual internet research, I decided on the Delonghi Dinamica Plus, as it can make different styles of coffee with just one touch ...of the LCD screen (including milk frothing/dispensing). The ability to program & save your favorite coffee settings, using your mobile phone (bluetooth) was also attractive. You can adjust the style, volume, strength, & temperature of the coffee to your liking & save those settings. Once saved, those settings are available on the LCD screen. I have found that different brands/roasts of coffee beans require an adjustment to the fineness of the built in grinder, to get the best flavor, aroma & crema. It takes at least one cup of coffee before the effects of each grind adjustment is apparent in the coffee. I am a little disappointed with the milk frother which doesn't really produce thick, creamy froth like the steam wand on my old Sunbeam machine. I guess that this is the price you pay for having an automatic one touch machine! We don't have cappuccinos very often, so this doesn't really bother us. Have not had any leakage or cool coffee temperature (very hot, if set to high) issues. Wish the water tank was larger, as it requires filling often. I like all of the reminders, 'empty the waste coffee container', 'fill the water tank' etc. It is also great that the machine rinses itself on turn on & at turn off. This machine suits anyone who wants a great coffee, without the fiddling needed with a manual coffee machine (Of course a manual machine can yield a better coffee, if you can master consistent tamping, dosing, frothing etc.) Very happy with this machine & recommend it, if you want great coffee with minimal fuss.
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We bought this machine in April. It keeps on leaking and have been send in for repairs twice. We have now been advised there is a problem with the tray and they have ordered the modified tray. But it is on back order and no time available for when they will receive this part.
So frustrating this machine has been in the workshop for almost 4 weeks and counting and previously 3 weeks.
What a waste to spend money on a coffee machine just to have it in the workshop and we have to drink instant coffee.
We bought this machine a few weeks ago and after much playing with it the coffee is now perfect. We mainly drink cappuccinos and they are perfect every time.
The down side is I am unable to link it to my phone but in all honesty I probably wouldn't use the link anyway.
I would highly recommend the machine.
Good coffee but "ok" build quality.
Like other reviews I also experienced leaking water under the machine. I returned it to JBHIFI for a replacement.
The back left corner of the drip tray was noticeably different. It had a small round hole instead of the large square hole on the new machine.
I have also noticed that the milk containers on both the original machine and replacement machine have an identical faint line on top. Hopefully this is not something that will turn into a crack.
Nice looking machine
Nice machine, coffee consistent.. however really disappointed that the milk drinks are barely luke warm. I can hold my finger under the slightly warmed milk as it's pouring. Returning tomorrow. :(
Purchased in May 2020.
Fails to Produce Hot Coffee
I have had 5 other brands of coffee machines previously and was looking forward to getting a new machine. Opped to go for a Delonghi machine as we have other Delonghi products and these have had been quite reliable. However, this machine fails to produce any HOT milk based drink. I followed the instruction booklet to the letter and it still couldn't produce anything above lukewarm. At $1450 you would expect it would be at least able to make a HOT flat white. Will be returning and requesting a refund. Very disappointing.
Purchased in April 2020 for $1,450.00.
Great for first 2 days.
Was given this as a present on Sunday 10th May. It's been great up until tonight we have gone to turn power button on , it's turned on but not popped back up again. We will be returning first thing tomorrow morning for hopefully a replacement.
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Does not make hot milk based coffees
Please see above for a review from Roy ! Same thing happened to me , I was majorly disappointed in this very expensive machine ! The milk based coffees are barley Luke warm , there is no thermostat to control the temperature of the milk , after endless calls I was advised by not 1 but 2 reps from De’Longhi to boil my kettle , pre heat the cups , do 2 rinse cycles and 2 clean cycles on the milk jug before attempting to make a late ? After stuffing around For 10 minutes I did all this and ended up with a late that was 40 degrees so microwave was ...used to heat it up ! And if this wasn’t enough I returned the machine to the goodguys to have it replaced and the sales man blatantly said to me I wouldn’t bother I have one my self and you can’t get a hot late or cappacino out of it ! Wow ! I’m totally blown away that a machine that costs this much money is useless well I guess if you only like to drink espresso or Luke warm to cold coffee then this would be the machine for you ! Waist of my time and energy ! Very actually extremely disappointed and definitely wouldn’t recommend this machine to anyone
Purchased in April 2020 at Goodguys for $1,300.00.
Milk temperature not adjustable
Its unfortunate that the milk tempetature is not hot enough or adjustable.
The coffee temp is adjustable.
I like my coffee hot but this machine only delivers a flat white around 60 degrees.
If you like your coffee warm ..fine and go for it
Otherwise tbe machine works the way it suppose to.
Love my new coffee machine
Purchased from David Jones about a month ago. Have had perfect coffee individually programmed for myself and my husband (who is a coffee connoisseur is the same) every morning. Had a Magnifica for 14 years and then a couple of smaller Sunbeam ones inbetween when it was finally time to replace the original Delonghi. Due to our previous experience decided to spend the extra and buy this one. Glad we did. So far so good! Thanks for another wonderful product Delonghi!
Leaking every time we make a coffee just started after 7 days after purchase
We bought our dinamica plus on the 28th of December 2019 from good guys hoppers crossing and within 7 days it started leaking also under the machine has a small piece of plastic broken off ( cosmetic only)
Every time we make a coffee now now it leaves puddles of water on the bench.
We’ve only had it 11 days and being that it’s a $1,700 machine this is disappointing.
I’ve rang the good guys and will be taking it in tomorrow to follow up. They advise me whether it’s a repair or replacement. But given it’s only 11 days old I don’t believe we should be subjected to being mucked around to a repair.
I will write a follow once it’s been checked
Superb coffee but...................
Along with some others I also have the dripping water on the left side and discovered only when pulling out the tray. We had the first machine exchanged but it is now happening with the second just after 5 days.
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Amazingly good coffee. Best coffee machine I've had.
We have had this for about 5 months now. We spent a few weeks travelling around northern Europe and couldn't wait to come home because we couldn't find coffee as good as the ones we make at home with this machine.
Seriously, the coffee it makes is that good.
There is a few things to keep in mind. You need to set the machine up properly and you should buy freshly roasted beans. Once the machine is set up right you will never have to mess with it and it will be consistently good every time.
I recommend the following to set it up:
- Turn the c...
Purchased in April 2019 at Qantas Frequent flyer .
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Brought the machine 8 weeks ago and it leaks water on to my bench under the drip tray every time I make a coffee. I brought this because I had another DeLonghi (different model) that started doing the same thing.
The other thing I don't like about the machine is that if you are using the programmed buttons and it runs out of water, milk or coffee beans the machine stops and you can not resume the process once you fill so you are left with a cup of milk or a cup of coffee.
Best machine i have EVER have
Not only is the design of the machine flawless but the options that are already programmed just makes life so much easier and tastes like a barista made it in my home. 10/10
Purchased in May 2019.
I love this coffee machine!
I recently upgraded my manual coffee machine because it was too hard to use. With my old machine I always struggled to make a strong coffee and found the clean up a hassle!
I am so glad I upgraded to this machine, it's so easy to use and clean!
My favourite thing about this machine is the fact that you can customise and save different coffee recipes. I like my coffee strong and it’s super easy to make a coffee the way I like it again and again.
I highly recommend this machine!
Purchased in February 2019.
Great tasting coffee!
We moved recently and were on the look out for a new stylish coffee machine.
We decided on the Dinamica Plus and what can I say, we absolutely love it! It’s so easy to use, looks great in our kitchen and the coffee is easily as good as our local café!
Our friends have commented on how good the coffee tastes and we have no hesitation in recommending it to them.
Definitely great value for money if you’re considering purchasing an at home coffee machine.
Purchased in January 2019.
Questions & Answers
We have the Delonghi Dinamica Plus. We are trying to customise profiles on the machine and having no luck! I have googled everything. Has anyone got any advise please.
It is tricky. Try doing custom ones through the app.
The other way is to press "My" button and customise the drink you like. You can also add your own drink but better to refer to manual for that. I did it once with the help of instructions
Hi Andrea, the tips Simon has given are great and we definitely recommend to follow them!
If you are still having trouble you can book in a one-on-one zoom session with a coffee expert and they will teach you how to customise :)
Hello, would this machine work with plant based milk made for barista purpose? eg. Vitasoy Oat Barista Milk or Coles Dairy Free Barista Almond Milk?
I can't say yes for certain, but I have very successfully used Soy based Vitasoy & Aldi Soy milk to make Lattes & Cappuccinos. I can't see why products made to froth well, wouldn't work.
My suggestion would be to contact Delonghi Customer Support on 1800 126 65 & see if they can answer you query.
Hi Callena H,
Yes but it's best to use Barista based milks as these are made for coffee machines, I personally use "Australia's Own, Barista Almond".
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