DeLonghi EC702 Review

DeLonghi is a world famous Italian coffee machine brand and this EC702 from the brand is a perfect example of what makes DeLonghi a preferred choice for coffee lovers. The machine has a durable stainless steel housing which makes it stand out regarding its functionality and structure. The semi-automatic machine is pod-friendly and enables users to effortlessly make espresso shots without any fuss.

DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker

The frother system of EC702 can be used to make cappuccino and latte drinks. The machine also excels in maintaining a consistent temperature for steaming and brewing with two different thermostats. And as the machine self-primes automatically, it heats up instantly. In this DeLonghi EC702 review, we’ll have a detailed look at the features and benefits of this device.

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Features

15 Bar Pressure- EC702 is driven by a pump which can generate a pressure of up to 15 bars for allowing users to easily extract espresso with a generous crema from coffee grounds.

Patented Filter Holder Design- The filter holder of this machine is innovatively designed to enable users to either use coffee pods or ground coffee. With pods, users are not required to spend time on grinding and tamping coffee. The seeds are highly recommended for users who are not too serious about the brand of beans or how fine the grinds should be.

And if you are someone who thinks making espresso is an art, calling shots will allow you to select the beans, amount of force you want to apply for tamping and customize grounds.

Patented Cappuccino System Frother- The cappuccino system frother of DeLonghi EC702 allows users to instantly steam and froth cappuccino and latte drinks. The system effortlessly mixes milk and stem to provide creamy, rich froth every single time.

Automatic Self-Priming- Unlike other hot favorite espresso machines which require you to wait for the boiler to reach the correct temperature for pulling shots, the automatic self-priming feature of EC702 enables you to make espresso faster.

Water Tank of 44 Ounce- As compared to its predecessor EC155, DeLonghi EC702 has a much larger water tank capacity of 44 ounces. As the reservoir is bigger, it’d need lesser refills. Also, it would save you more time to focus on other things. Even the side location of the vessel makes it easier for the users to detach and attach the tank. There is also an indicator to indicate when the water level is minimal.

Benefits

Quality Beverages at Home- No matter if you like single or double cappuccino, latte or espresso, the EC702 has all the features to help you make authentic drinks just like the ones you enjoy at a coffeehouse.

Cup Warning Tray- The warming tray of this espresso machine is continuously heated to allow you to warm the cups before you make espressos. The tray is spacious and can comfortably accommodate up to 3 cups.

Two Thermostats- Be it espresso or any other milk-based beverage, DeLonghi EC702 Pump Espresso Machine will always brew the beverages at perfect temperature as it features two thermostats which control steam pressure and water separately.

Manual Frothing- The machine eliminates the need to invest in a separate frother is you like the creamy froth atop your beverages. The manual frothing feature of this EC702 mixes milk and steam to create creamy, rich froth for your beverages.

Automatic Flow Stop- The Automatic Flow Stop feature of this machine dispenses the right quantity of espresso every time while automatically maintaining the correct brewing temperature with its Rapid Cappuccino System.

Easy to Clean- The drip tray and water tank can be easily removed for cleaning. Moreover, the parts are dishwasher safe to further enhance the cleaning convenience.

Compact Stainless Steel and Plastic Build- While DeLonghi EC702 has some features that can help you make best of beverages at home, it has a small footprint and won’t take a lot of counter space. Its housing is made from stainless steel and plastic which not only makes it durable but attractive too.

Specifications

  • Brand- DeLonghi
  • Model Number- EC702
  • Dimension- 11 x 9.1 x 11.6 inches
  • Weight- 13.6 pounds
  • Color- Silver/Black

PROS:

  • Pump-driven machine ensures proper extraction and consistent shots.
  • Boiler made from stainless steel for enhanced durability.
  • Patented dual filter for making espresso from pods or coffee.
  • Size of the drip tray is generous as compared to the overall size of the machine.
  • Minimum buttons and easy controls.
  • Water tank has a large capacity of 44 ounces and is located on the side for easy removal.
  • Self-priming features eliminates the need to wait for start-up.
  • Froth Wand features a clip for holding the pitcher when frothing
  • Stylish and durable stainless steel housing.

CONS:

  • The cup clearance is only 2.75″ which makes it difficult to use taller cups with this machine.
  • The tamper is not easy to reach, and its performance is just average.
  • Filter holder basket is not locked properly. Users are required to turn the lever for holding the basket and dump used coffee.

Conclusion

EC702 from DeLonghi is an upgraded version of EC155 and has some improved features, like larger water capacity, cup warming tray, etc. If you are looking to enjoy barista-grade coffee right at your home, this machine can be an excellent choice. It is reasonably priced and is very easy to use too. While some DeLonghi EC702 reviews have complained about the cup clearance and built-in tamper, it is still an excellent machine if you are looking to buy a reliable coffee machine without a lot of bells and whistles.

We hope that this DeLonghi EC702 review provided you with all the information you were looking for. If you have any queries about this coffee machine, use the comments section available below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. And if you are looking for other great espresso machines and delicious coffee recipes, don’t forget to visit other pages of our website.

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