Be your own barista with the magnificent as by De’Longhi.
This compact automatic espresso machine includes all of the features of our full-size machines, but in a smaller, more convenient size.
You and your guests can enjoy delicious cappuccinos and lattes anytime.
It’s never been easier to create authentic Italian drinks with our patented cappuccino system frother.
Simply place a container with milk under the nozzle to create a rich, creamy froth.
The magnificent as does all the work for you! It not only makes incredible espresso drinks, but also saves you money while doing it, with the energy-saving switch and single boiler system.
Select either whole beans or ground Coffee, The machine does both. For the freshest results, The patented direct-to-brew system grinds beans instantly before brewing.
With five coffee-strength settings from extra-mild to extra-strong, everyone gets their ideal flavor.
The choices don’t end there, select from four cup-size options to suit your preferred taste.
Other highlights include easy-to-use manual controls, convenient water filtration, as well as a cup warmer and a removable drip tray.
Enjoy Coffee for years to come with the magnificent as!
DeLonghi Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso Maker – 1250 W – Silver
- This compact machine has a professional burr grinder with 13 adjustable settings grinds fresh beans every time to ensure maximum freshness. You can also use pre-ground in the second chamber. Your choice of regular, specialty or decaf.
- The adjustable manual cappuccino system mixes steam and milk to create the thickest, longest-lasting foam for your cappuccino. And it’s easy to adjust the levels to prepare a creamy latte, macchiato or flat white. Height adjustable Coffee spout
- Simply adjust the menu settings for temperature, coffee strength and cup size according to your preferences. The machine takes care of the rest.
- Maintenance: de’longhi machines require half the cleaning time of other brands, unlike competitor machines, which require chemical cleaning tablets monthly.
- Warranties may not apply to purchases from an unauthorized retailer.
Be your own barista with the magnificent as by De’Longhi.
I don’t drink coffee so it took me about 6 weeks to research every automatic coffee maker out there. I bought this as an anniversary gift and so I had to learn a lot about coffee quickly. I am surprised at how complex the decision was and how many different options are out there. I wanted something that was sturdy, reliable, had a good reputation, and was easy to clean and maintain. Ideally I wanted one that I could hook to the kitchen water supply like the refrigerator has, but that proved to be a very expensive option so I gave it up.I grew up with my mom making Folgers in a big glass pot that boiled water up a stem that dripped down through grounds. I had no idea what I was getting into when starting this quest. From the start I knew that what I didn’t want want was to be locked into some DRM scheme like the Kureg at the office does. I hate that I have to buy coffee from one supplier for the office machine. So, I eliminated all of the options that required a branded pod of coffee. I read tons of reviews on every brand that I could find. There are some really passonate coffee drinkers out there. Wow. I narrowed it down to machines that were in my price range first (sub $1000), then machines that could grind the coffee or take pre-ground coffee, had a large enough reservoir for at least 4 cups, and could tolerate American style mugs (4 to 5 inches tall). That got me down to about 8 machines.From there I eliminated any that had predominantly bad reviews. That got me down to 5. Then I read the 2, 3, and 4 star reviews (eliminating the exceptions). I created a little spreadsheet of features/functions and positive things identified in reviews and negative things identified in reviews.And, I selected the Delonghi. Why…* Reviews consistently said that the build quality was solid* Every other machine had comments about difficulty to clean the frother, the catch pan, the grounds pan, or the water reservoir* The grinding mechanism on this machine is more robust that most and not prone to gumming up on “oily” coffee beans* The size is right to fit under a standard American cabinet* The silver matched the rest of the kitchen* Cup height tolerance eliminated a few* Reviews indicated that the self cleaning mechanism was simple and reliable* The temperature of the heated water was higher than all of the other models that made it to my final selectionThere were a few other reasons but those were the big ones.I compromised on a few things:* I would have liked to have been able to set the type of brew and strength in profiles so that multiple people could use the machine by just selecting their profile and not having to adjust the buttons or the strength for each cup that was different* I would have liked to have had more control on the water temperatureWith all of that said, after owning this machine for 4 months now, I can say it was one of my better choices for buying something that I had no personal experience with and will never use. The only true negative of the machine is that you have to put a tall cup under the outputs when you turn it on and after you brew the coffee. When it does its self clean cycle, it doesn’t use much water but even with the nozzles at the lowest position it splashes all over the counter. The water doesn’t go into those two little holes in the catch pan. For our house that is remedied by putting a tall glass under the nozzles for the cleaning cycle.The recipient of the gift has been exceptionally happy with it.
Mama B, PhD –
I like to start my day with a latte, so after spending $5 a day at the local coffee shop I decided to bite the bullet and buy a super-automatic machine. After about 6 months of use, here are my main pros and cons:PROS(relatively) affordable compared to other machines with similar functionalityvery compact — takes up less counter space than my drip coffee maker + hot water dispensersimple to use and maintain — you just need to take the time to read the manual before turning it onheats up fast for both coffee and steam functionsallows you to adjust grind and dose to your tasteit tells you whenever it needs maintenance (more water, empty grounds container, change water filter, descaling)integrated burr grinder = heavenCONSit’s loud — that’s pretty standard for these machines, but some people might be surprised by itcleaning of steam wand is a pain — you have to disassemble the wand and hand-wash the removable pieces after every use. After doing this every day for about 2 months, one of the O-rings (which is what makes the steam wand actually create milk foam in addition to just steaming the milk) snapped, which gives me some doubts about the longevity of the machine. After 4 attempts to contact DeLonghi customer service to request a new O-ring since my machine is under warranty, I have received no replies. Again, this gives me some doubts as to whether I would be able to get the machine serviced if there is a bigger issue.Overall, the machine has been worth the price. The coffee is fantastic (if you buy good, freshly roasted beans). The unit looks really sleek, even though most of the outer casing is plastic. If I had more confidence in DeLonghi customer service, I would have given this machine 5 stars.
Mama B, PhD –
I’ve had the previous Magnifica model for 7 years, bought this new XS model to replace it & am disappointed. Both my husband & I were manually pushing the beans down into the grinder for every cup we made. I called DeLonghi customer service & they said it was an issue with oily beans clumping up & not feeding down thru the grinder. So I tried drier beans, same deal. If we didn’t push them down, it just made a whirring noise & gave you weak coffee. Needless to say I returned it & then spent $300 to fix my old machine. Sorry DeLonghi .. the new design needs a better grinder – then it would be GREAT!