Review and Recommendation
The Delonghi ESAM 5500 Automatic Coffee Machine, with a touch function is one of Delonghi’s largest coffee machines. Since its price became lower, the ESAM 5500 now belongs to the “middle class” of the Delonghi’s Fully Automatic Coffee Machines. Of course Delonghi is manufacturing machines in all price classes. You can find other coffee machine review on this link (link of review navi).
Delonghi ESAM 5500 in Review – Summary
The word that best describes DeLonghi ESAM 5500 is solid. It is a robust device, which its functions are reduced to the essentials functions, without omitting anything important. App control and other relevant functions are ineffective.
Very good espresso coffee!!!
Delonghi ESAM 5500 you can find it here online and in very good price.
The brewing unit also provides perfect heat distribution. It does all of the priming, pre-brewing, coffee dosing, coffee tamping, warming up, and extraction for you. It is automatically rinsed every time you turn the espresso machine on or off. The innovative design means the brewing unit is removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Its operating and cleaning concept is very practical. There is a flap on the front, through which the brewing unit can be removed. This possibility is now available to all manufacturers except Jura and Krups, but for most of them you can remove the frewing unit from their side. That means that the respective side has to be accessible. This is why the DeLonghi ESAM 5500 offers an above-average number of possibilities to position it in the kitchen.
The innovative patented milk carafe plugs straight into the machine. Select the froth density tailored to your coffee and simply press the button on the control panel for café latte, cappuccino, or other milk drinks. The machine does the rest for you.
Pressing the auto-clean button, it cleans the pipes inside the milk carafe, enabling the carafe to be unplugged and stored in the fridge. When it’s time to change the milk in the carafe, it can be dismantled and all parts can be conveniently popped in the dishwasher.
This is a fully automatic coffee machine with one-touch function. This means you just have to press the “Cappuccino” button and get your drink without having to do anything else.
Delonghi ESAM 5500: Settings, Functionality and Maintenance overview
The noise volume is much lower than on the best Delonghi models, such as: DeLonghi ESAM 3000.B. But there are even more silent coffee machines on the market. I liked very much the stepless adjustability of the espresso and the milk amount. This is really above average. That’s why I give a star more.
The grinding grades can also be finely adjusted to 7 adjustable coarseness settings, as with most other coffee devices. The taste and quality of your coffee depends deeply on how finely the coffee beans have been ground. You can choose the finer setting for a stronger coffee taste or a more coarse setting for a weaker tasting coffee drink. The coffee beans are freshly ground for each coffee preparation. The strength of the coffee is fully programmable, so you can choose and change the amount of coffee it grinds and dispenses from 7g up to 11g.
The result was a nice strong espresso with a spotted crema and this is really what I’m really expecting from a coffee machine.
You can also select one or two cups of coffee at the same time just by pressing the right button. These function is available for the black coffee options and espresso on the machine and is indicated with a single or double cup on the front panel. You can also automatically adjusts the amount of coffee ground in a single brewing cycle.
Most appliances fail by coarse grinding. But not the DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500. The Delonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 can automatically switch by itself off after a pre-set amount of time has passed. The coffee dispenser can be moved up or down to accommodate either full size latte glasses or espresso cups. A fully automatic coffee machine which has been on the market for a long time, but still can be in the TOP 10 in its class. One of the reasons its price reduce too.
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500à Here you can find it online and the current price too.
It is also available in leather optic – I believe extremely overpriced and a little bit ugly too!
Benefits of DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
- Brewing group can be removed from the front
- Automatic bean-to-cup machine prepares perfect espresso, cappuccino, café latte with one button functionality
- Excellent adjustability of the espresso, personalized coffee settings
- Milk foam adjustable (infinitely variable)
- Grinding wheel adjustable in 7 steps
- Can use either beans or ground coffee
- Auto-rinse and decalcification programs
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Good and easy coffee preparation and maintenance
Weaknesses of DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
- Needs a lot of space
- No water filter can be used
- On the market for a long time (old model)
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500: Technical Specifications
|Display type||LCD text display|
|YES – 4 Levels Coffee Powder Quantity|
|Watter Filter||Not applicable|
|Brewing Unit||Removable from the frond side|
|Grinding system Type||Conical Grinding System|
|Dimensions H x W x D||430 x 238x 340 mm|
|Watter Container||Removable 1,7 l|
|Milk frother system||Automatic|
|Coffee Drinks||Various Coffee drinks can be
prepared with one button functionality
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