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.
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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
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
Hi are the cappuccino nice and hot I currently have a very expensive machine but not impressed
Hi Renny, for this particular machine, yes the cappuccinos are hot. Since this is a manual machine you can heat up the milk with the steam wand to however hot you would like.
The best places to look around for the best price would be at https://delonghicoffeemachines.com.au/ and this will also tell you which stores near you are selling the Maestro :)
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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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