Nothing beats the aroma of freshly brewed espresso or cappuccino in the morning. With the De’Longhi ECP3420, you never have to sacrifice one for the other – you can have both. With 15 bars of pressure, this espresso machine is professional-grade and features a milk frothing nozzle to brew delicious cappuccinos right from the comfort of home.
We had the chance to take this espresso maker for a test drive. Before we head into our review, here’s what we liked and didn’t like about this machine:
- 15 bars of pressure brews authentic espresso
- Single or double shot option
- Manual frother lets you make cappuccinos and lattes at home
- No waiting for reheating in between brews
- The bottom of the tray can be removed to make room for bigger cups
- Large water tank that’s removable and easy to clean
- The frother is a bit disappointing
We love that the ECP3420 comes with a frother, but at the same time, the results are a bit of a letdown. It can produce froth quickly, but it tends to be light, bubbly and large – not thick and dense like what you’d find in a café. This isn’t a deal-breaker by any means, but is something that should be pointed out to all you connoisseurs out there.
Our De’Longhi ECP3420 Review
De’Longhi is one of the most respected brands in the industry, and they’ve been in the business for a long time – since 1902. It’s fair to say they know a thing or two about making espresso machines.
The ECP3420 is an affordable espresso machine that comes with features you often see on high-end models that are two or three times the price.
With the ECP3420, you can easily brew an authentic, delicious shot of espresso all without ever having to leave your kitchen. That’s all thanks to the 15 bar pump pressure, which is what commercial-grade machines in cafes use.
But the ECP3420 also has convenient features for home users, like a removable 37-ounce water tank and a removable drip tray that accommodates larger cups.
The self-priming feature makes it easy to prepare for your brew, and the stainless steel boiler allows for even heating.
With the ECP3420, you can brew a single or double shot. You can also use the frother wand to create cappuccinos and other coffeehouse drinks in your kitchen. And if you’re brewing shots for guests, you’ll appreciate the Rapid Cappuccino System that helps the machine maintain its temperature. The system allows you to brew another shot immediately – no waiting for the machine to reheat.
Features at a Glance
- 15-bar pressure
- Removable 37-ounce water tank
- Second tier drip tray for bigger mugs
- Frothing nozzle
- Self-priming feature
- Stainless steel boiler
If you’re looking for an affordable, reliable and consistent espresso machine, the De’Longhi ECP3420 is a great option. Not only can you brew espresso, but you can also make cappuccinos and lattes with ease. The self-priming feature makes brewing a breeze, and the large removable water tank means fewer trips to the sink in between cups.