"With a price tag between $500 and $1100, the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica is undoubtedly on the premium-price end, but with a superior price tag, comes excellent coffee."
The DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica is a high-quality, super automatic coffee machine. It’s versatile, durable and built with the coffee drinker in mind. The impressive construction of the ESAM3300 is expected from DeLonghi, a well-known and reliable brand in the world of coffee manufacturers. The ESAM3300 Magnifica can be used with coffee beans or pre-ground coffee, so you always get that great coffee flavor. The unique beans-to-brew system on this coffee maker grinds the beans for you just before brewing them, resulting not only in great taste but an incredible coffee aroma with every cup. With a price tag between $500 and $1100, the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica is undoubtedly on the premium-price end, but with a superior price tag comes excellent coffee.
The overall appearance of the ESAM3300 is highly impressive. The silver finish shows off DeLonghi’s quality as a manufacturer and recognizable brand, and the design takes a sophisticated and modern approach. It’s a wonderfully simplistic coffee maker but is still bursting with modern quality. The Magnifica coffee maker is one of the heavier coffee machines available, weighing over 27 pounds, but it still takes up a surprisingly small footprint on the countertop. Its dimensions are 15.3 x 11 x 14.4 inches and can easily fit onto the counter without taking up too much room but would still become a talking point of any room. This coffee machine is best kept on the countertop as the coffee bean and ground coffee sections open from above, so this may affect its use if it were to be placed underneath on a shelf. Plus, it’s a coffee machine worth showing off! The bean container holds up to 7 oz of coffee beans, and there is also a sperate section to put ground coffee into if this is your preference.
The DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica also comes with a 60 oz removable water tank, which holds plenty of water before you need to refill it. This water tank is located discreetly on the side of the ESAM3300 and fits in with the overall design of this coffee machine. DeLonghi has done an excellent job in maintaining their reputation of providing durable appliances, as the ESAM3300 is indeed built to last. This coffee maker also benefits from having an accessible front panel with clearly-visible and sleek controls. Although it may take some getting used to figuring out how to use the various buttons, coffee machine reviews and DeLonghi’s instruction manual will certainly help.
One of the highlights of the ESAM3300 coffee maker is its versatility. DeLonghi has created the Magnifica with the user in mind, giving you full customization when it comes to the type of coffee you wish to create. There are five options you can choose from to make the perfect coffee for you, whether it’s an espresso (short or long), Americano, cappuccino, latte or hot water. The ESAM3300 also gives you the option to pick the brew strength you prefer, either a single or double espresso. This can also be used to make two single espressos in one go, as this coffee machine is equipped with a double spout. This is also adjustable, so you can alter the size of it depending on the cup you’re using.
Another great customization feature on the ESAM3300 is the option to use the integrated milk frother to create the firm favorites of cappuccino, latte or flat white. The manual steam wand allows you to develop frothy or foamy milk textures to suit the coffee you wish to create. You can adjust the strength of your coffee by changing the quantity of water to the bean and then froth away on the easy-to-use wand. This steam wand is considered extremely durable by customers, especially compared to other coffee machines where the wand isn’t built to last a long period.
The integrated burr grinder on the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica does all the hard work for you by grinding the coffee beans to the level you choose. With a 15-bar pressure, the extraction quality on the espressos brewed by the ESAM3300 is exquisite in taste.
Ease of Use
The DeLonghi ESAM3300 is quite easy to clean and upkeep. The durability of the exterior of this coffee maker means it will last a long time if taken good care of. This coffee machine comes with a removable water reservoir, waste bin and drip tray so they can be easily cleaned and put back into place. The sleek design and silver finish do mean that the Magnifica is more prone to marks and smears that will need cleaning and wiping off more regularly. However, the overall cleaning time of the DeLonghi ESAM3300 is swift and easy to maintain, with rinse and decalcification programs automatically set up in the coffee machine. With regular cleaning but minimal effort required, the Magnifica will always look its best and function properly.
There are various features on the ESAM3300 Magnifica that make it an easy to use coffee machine. For example, the patented cappuccino system rotates 180 degrees so milk jugs of any size can fit into it. As well as this, the coffee spout at the front of the machine can be adjusted to fit both short and tall cup sizes in place, so you’re not limited to only using smaller sized cups. The cup tray on this coffee machine keeps your coffee cups warm before use, maintaining a warmer temperature for the coffee. With an average heat up time of around 75 seconds, the ESAM3300 is also extremely efficient, so you can have your favorite coffee ready for you when you’re in a rush.
Overall, the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica is a magnificent coffee machine. Whether you’re a budding coffee connoisseur or a coffee-making beginner, the ESAM3300 is suitable for your needs. You can easily customize coffees to suit your personal preference with a few clicks of the buttons, and it consistently delivers bold and rich flavored coffee time after time. The price of this coffee machine can be a hindrance to someone thinking of buying it, but for automatically made, delicious tasting coffee that’s easy to personalize, the ESAM3300 could be the best machine for you.