Best Coffee Machine
This coffee machine is the best machine. I have owned 3 x Breville coffee machines that had issues, one the 12 month warranty ran out. This machine has 2 year warranty. I would recommend this coffee machine.
Purchased in March 2021.
GREAT COFFEE MACHINE
Great coffee machine. Does what’s it supposed to do. If you want to make your coffee manually or if you want one on the go it’s has the automatic option.
Purchased in May 2021.
Not worth the money
We have had a few coffee machines and this is the worst we have had yet. I managed to get our old Sunbeam Toronto repaired after being so disappointed with this machine.
It got one star because hubby liked it frothing they milk for him. We have had the magifica, we have a small travel delonghi we use for travelling so i have had a few delonghi coffee machines to review on experience. This machine will now become an emergency machine.
Purchased in October 2020 at JB Hifi Home for $1,999.00.
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So far so good (excellent)
I recently purchased the Maestro after a fair amount of online research. This was an upgrade from the Magnifica S which was an excellent semi automatic. The Maestro is delivering on the promised features. We predominantly make long blacks and flat whites, and while we enjoy the "manual" process of coffee making, the automatic milk feature is very useful during the week before work when we are in a rush to get out the door and just want a push button process. On a weekend the manual milk wand gets used and we like the flexibility the machine of...fers. The inbuilt tamper is excellent and minimises the mess of spilt coffee grounds, and we don't feel we have compromised on manual tamping. At the price point I believe it is a no brainer compared to the equivalent self-tamping Breville machines (I have used the top of the range Oracle in the office and the Delonghi more than matches in coffee quality - the only real differential may be the automatic milk frother is not as smart as the Breville's but the manual wand (and price) makes up for it. I also like the look of the Delonghi machine more than the Breville which is a bonus given it will be on the kitchen bench for a long time). The only downsides so far have been the automatic milk delivery is not *quite* as good as the Breville and the position of the water tank at the rear of the machine is awkward when refilling). Overall I'm very pleased with the machine and there is a very noticble step up in coffee quality from the semi automatic Magnifica which we feel justifies the price tag. The addition of non-pressurised baskets also makes this the better option over the less expensive La Specialista and makes the required dialling in of the machine a bit more fun (the YouTube videos are very helpful in this respect as the menu setup is not as intuitive as the Breville). The bonus gift was a nice touch and I managed to get a great deal on the price at Myer.
Purchased at Myer for $1,699.00.
Fantastic coffee machine BUT not after 5 months
Bought this machine a couple of weeks ago when my old pod machine died. Felt real beans was the way forward....and I’m so glad I did. We had a zoom session with Heather who was awesome and gave us some barista tricks to functions, menus and making the perfect froth.
This machine is so user friendly, my 7 year old can still make coffee with the automatic milk frother.
Everything you need to get started and work through to set your coffee machine up is in the manuals or easy to view YouTube clips online.
Cleaning and maintenance appears to be ...
Purchased in December 2020 at Myer for $1,699.00.
Delonghi La Specialista Maestro
I am most impressed with this machine. Great results in making my various coffees with great taste and consistency. I have never experienced a true coffee flavour until I received this coffeemaker and made my own drinks, Lattes and Cappuccinos regularly. Most enjoyable even the way the temperature is set is perfect. Absolutely rapt with this machine.
Purchased at The Good Guys Online store.
Best of both worlds
I purchased this recently because I currently have a Delonghi fully automatic but I’ve always felt that the milk was not quite hot enough. This machine gives me the best of both world because I can now froth the milk myself or the machine does it for me. I was shown by Suzy, Delonghi QLD rep the in and outs of the machine. Very happy and I’ve always trusted the brand De’Longhi.
Purchased in November 2020 at Harvey Norman.
DeLonghi Maestro - Awesome Machine!
This machine does it all! It has the automated functions we need to make high quality coffee fast, with little effort, as well as the option to be used manually for more customised brews.
I had Suzy Harper, the DeLonghi QLD Sales Rep, demonstrate all the great features of this machine in a one-to-one lesson at Harvey Norman. The Maestro is easy to use and has a wide range of options to personalise each setting to get the coffee you love every time, remembering your preferences the next time you use it.
Love this machine, would recommend to anyone.
Purchased in November 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,850.00.
Questions & Answers
Anyone else having issues with the automatic milk system? Ours won't draw milk up from the carafe, and just sputters tiny milk bubbles from the spout. We get less than 5mm of milk total in the cup when using the latte, flat white and cappuccino presets. We've cleaned the milk system and machine thoroughly, but it's been like this from first use. We've given up on the automatic milk system and use the wand instead. Really disappointing as the near full automation of the machine was what I purchased it for in the first place. The steam pressure from the wand is also less than I would have expected (definitely less than my old Breville machine), and takes quite a bit longer to heat the milk.
We had a similar experience but found it was all about how you ‘drive’ it in the end. The 2x button has to be on to get enough milk through for a decent sized latte. Before you make any coffee you have to let water down through the centre insert until it is hot - you can see steam and you have to put steam through the wand. We use the automatic milk frother for nearly every coffee and don’t have anymore problems. We also use the bigger coffee filter as well because we use big coffee mugs all the time. Hope this helps.
I have a similar issue despite looking after this machine impeccably. The automatic milk won’t froth the milk anymore. Despite the milk setting being on cappuccino it comes out warm and flat. I have cleaned and tried other settings. Thieve machines are duds
Is it normal for a new machine to have coffee grinds on it and smell strong of coffee in the grinder?
Do you mean at the point of ‘unboxing’ from the shop.??
Yes straight from the box I brought it today opened it and it has grinds near the tamp and the grinder smells like coffee
Take it back and ask for a new machine as paid for, not a 2nd hand one as received. Unacceptable on every level from any retailer.
Coffee grinder no working
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|Category||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines|
|Pump Pressure||19 bar|
|Input Power||1,450 W|
|Dimensions||450 x 360 x 350 mm|
|Milk Frother||Steam Wand|
|Bean Grinder||Integrated Burr Grinder|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
|Release date||Oct 2020|
- MPN: EC9665.M and EC9665M
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