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10 best espresso machines under £100

We've scoured the shops to bring you the best espresso machines under £100. At this time of year there's always bargins to be had so make sure you check sites such as Amazon. There are espresso machines for everyone - the eclectic Presso Coffee Maker that requires no electricity just a bit of elow grease to produce a fantastic espresso. Then there's the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto by Krups KP210040 - espressos don't come any easier than this courtesy of the Nescafe pods you can buy in all supermarkets. Want a more traditional espresso machine under £100? Go for the De'Longhi EC330S Pump Espresso Maker.

Type of coffee that can be used Espresso machine specification Features
Espresso machine Ground coffee Coffee beans Coffee pods Type of machine Machine pressure (bar) Number of espressos Capacity Steam pipe Removavble tank Filter Cup warmer
Presso Coffee Maker Yes No No Hand 5 - 10 1 n/a No n/a Yes No
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto by Krups KP210040 No No Yes Pump 15 1 1.6 No Yes No No
De'Longhi EC330S Pump Espresso Maker Yes No Yes Pump 15 2 1.4 Yes Yes No Yes
De'Longhi Bar 14 Café Treviso Yes No No Pump 15 2 0.9 Yes Yes No No
Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker, 6 Cup Yes No No Stove-top n/a 6 300ml No No No No
De'Longhi EC270 Pump Espresso Machine, 15 Bar Yes No Yes Pump 15 2 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Delonghi EC152 Pump Espresso Coffee Machine Yes No Yes Pump 15 2 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo by Krups KP100240 No No Yes Pump 15 1 0.6 No Yes No No
De'Longhi BCO261 Pump Combi Yes No Yes Pump 15 2 1.38 Yes No Yes No
Kenwood Es416 Espresso Cafe Chic Yes No No Pump 15 2 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes

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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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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