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De’Longhi Icona ECO310 OB Pump Espresso Machine

De'Longhi Icona ECO310.OB Pump Espresso MachineThe De'Longhi Icona Pump Espresso Machine is a stylish looking espresso and cappuccino maker that makes a great espresso.

The Icona is a pump based machine that can either be used with traditional ground coffee or the ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods. It comes with a stainless steal milk frothing arm, a cup warmer (for two cups), removable drip tray and a built in tamper.

It has a big water reservoir and the water heats up to a good temperature ensuring hot coffee. The Icona is ready to use within minutes of being switched on. The milk frother is excellent – quick and efficient and easy to clean, you won’t have any problem frothing milk.

The machine makes lovely coffee particularly if you use freshly ground beans, delivering a delicious espresso with a good crema.

It is an attractive looking espresso maker that as well as being available in the pictured classy Onyx Black also comes in a stunning Scarlet Red and a bright and breezy Azure Blue.

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De’Longhi Bar 14 Cafe Treviso Espresso Cappuccino Maker

Buy the De'Longhi Bar 14 Café Treviso espresso cappuccino makerThe De'Longhi Café Treviso espresso and cappuccino maker is  good and efficient entry level machine that is small and compact and doesn’t break the bank.

This is a pump espresso machine that can be used with both ground coffee and the ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pods. It comes with a steam pipe for frothing milk for your cappuccino.

The water comes out of the 1 litre reservoir very hot and great for any use.  It is easy to set up, easy to use, and providing you have good quailty coffee makes a great espresso.

The machine is also very easy to clean. The milk frother is stable and effective and the frothing widget on the end of the pipe does its job.

Whilst not having the classy looks of a Gaggia the advantage is that it doesn't have the price tag of a Gaggia. It is functional and reliable enough to use as a daily coffee machine.

This De-Longhi is a good value for money espresso machine that is well made and easy to keep clean.

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Cuisinart EM200U Espresso Coffee Maker

Cuisinart em200u Espresso Coffee MakerThe Cuisinart Espresso Coffee Maker is a high quality coffee machine that produces a superb espresso.

This is a programmable espresso machine so with the touch of a button you can help yourself to a solo or a doppio. It also has a manual mode so you can control the flow of water yourself.

As well as using traditional ground coffee you have the option of using the ESE coffee pods. It is supplied with a stainless steel nozzle and a frothing jug.

Cuisinart is one of those brands you can trust to produce quality products and this coffee machine is one of them. It is solidly constructed and built to last, coming with a  three year guarantee.

The chrome finish oozes class and also makes the machine extremely easy to clean.

This is also a very quick coffee maker so you get the double whammy of convenience and quality. With little practice you'll be making the perfect espresso or cappuccio every time.

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Gaggia Classic RI8161 Coffee Machine

Buy the Gaggia Classic RI8161 Coffee Machine from Amazon UKThe Gaggia Classic Coffee Machine is a beautiful-looking coffee maker, stylishly compact and solidly built. And most importantly it makes a great espresso!

This Gaggia can be rightly called a classic because such is its popularity the model has been in production for years. It is a pump espresso machine and has a '3 way solenoid' that gives it the power to deliver coffee in the way a commercial machine does. It also takes the ESE pods and has a cup warmer.

The machine comes with a commercial-sized portafilter. The large size of the portafilter means the water is distributed evenly throughout the coffee - one of the major reasons why the Gaggia Classic is capable of producing great coffee.

As an espresso maker it is easy to use - the controls are straightforward and lights let you know when the temperature is good to go and the milk frothing can be done. The 'turbo frother' is very effective, making sure you achieve a pleasingly frothy cappuccino every time.

Browse customer feedback and time and time again you will see words like 'solid', 'robust', and 'reliable'. Quality commercial components, great design and build all add up to a fantstic little espresso machine.

The Gaggia Classic Coffee Machine comes in two finishes - Brushed Chrome and Ivory. Easily the best espresso machine under £300.

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De’Longhi EC330S Pump Espresso Maker

Buy the De'Longhi EC330S Pump Espresso Maker from Amazon UKThe De'Longhi Pump Espresso Maker is capable of making a fantastic espresso coffee at a very competitive price, out-performing rivals and those in the next price class.

This is a pump espresso machine that can be used with either ground coffee or ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods. It has a built-in steam pipe for frothing milk for your cappuccino and a large 1 litre water tank and cup warmer.

The De'Longhi has the air of a more expensive espresso machine. It has an effective boiler so water heats quickly guaranteeing hot water and plentiful steam for frothing. Simple to use and easy to clean you will be producing great coffee without taking too much time out of your busy day.

The brushed stainless steel finish looks smart and the machine is nicely compact and certainly won't make your kitchen look scruffy. A smart buy if you are looking for an espresso maker on a budget.

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