What a fantastic buy! I honestly didn’t think it was possible to get a deal as good as this. I was looking for a coffee machine that was on the lower end, pricewise, and I thought I would have to sacrifice on quality to save money but boy was I wrong. DeLonghi Stainless Steel Combination Drip Coffee machine is perfect in pretty much every way, with some great features that would make your experience worthwhile.
To start off with, this machine gives you an all in one experience which means that you can brew pretty much all the coffee you would need at home. Whether you like regular coffee, a decadent cappuccino or an espresso to give you that burst of energy, this machine really has you covered. I also enjoyed using the pause and serve setting, it pours me a cup of coffee while the rest of the pot is brewing so I can sip it while I wait.
Pros and Cons
My husband works some pretty long hours so I am the one that has to do all of the cleaning at home, but this machine honestly did not add much to that work load. It’s really easy to clean, as the detachable filter and the front access water reservoir just need a quick rinse now and then. Even if I was lazy I could get away with just giving it a good scrub here and there every month or so!
I also love how easily programmable the machine is. I used to have to get up earlier in order to make myself and my husband coffee, but now I just have to push a few buttons and the machine has me covered! I can program it to make coffee in the morning and in the evening and I won’t have to do a single thing after that. This makes my life a lot easier, as I am saving a lot of work that I would have had to do otherwise!
Now, I think a couple of problems I had with this machine firstly involved how it looks. Frankly speaking this isn’t a very good looking coffee maker and it kind of messes up the look of my kitchen with its ungainly appearance, but honestly it makes my life so easy that I couldn’t care less.
You might also want to keep in mind that this machine doesn’t grind coffee beans. I don’t mind this at all, I don’t use whole beans anyway, but some people out there can get pretty persnickety about this so you should keep this in mind.
However, if you are like me and just want a machine that would give you coffee when you need it without you having to lift a finger, you have found your all purpose solution right here. I really recommend getting DeLonghi Stainless Steel Combination Drip Coffee machine, it’s one of the cheaper ones out there but the features are completely high end.