Best Espresso Machine: DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica vs. ECAM23210SB Magnifica S

(Last Updated On: 2016年6月12日)

[Abstract] The DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica and  ECAM23210SB Magnifica S are both super-automatic machines by one of the best espresso machines brands, DeLonghi. To start with, let’s point out that the ECAM23210SB is an updated version of the ESAM3300, but that still doesn’t mean that it’s the right fit for you, you don’t want to pay more for features that you won’t use. So have a look at the features of each individual machine to help you with your decision. Here is one of the best reviews of these two products, hope to help you to create colorful and health technical life.


The main features of DeLonghi ECAM23210SB:
• A compact size (for a super-auto): 9.4″ x 17.0″ x 13.8″ yet it features everything a full size machine does.
• Built-in water filteration system, so you can use tap water and the machine will automatically purify it for you.
• Built-in conical burr grinder.
• Aroma button time-releases water to saturate coffee grounds a little at a time to extract a fuller flavor.
• Patented Cappuccino system for easy milk frothing to prepare cappuccino, lattes, macchiato and any milk-based drinks.
• Energy saving switch saves up to 77% power.
• 15 bar pump pressure.
• Silent grinder with 13 grind settings.
• Removable water tank.
• Height adjustable spout to fit different cup sizes.
• 250g bean hopper.
• Coffee ground container.
• Stand by function with instant re-heat feature that eliminates start up wait.
• Cleaning, rinsing and descaling program.

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica

The main features of DeLonghi ESAM3300:
• Dimensions: 17x13x18 inches.
• 15 bar pump pressure.
• Patented Cappuccino System.
• Built-in silent conical burr grinder with 13 grind settings.
• Removable water tank.
• Aroma control for extracting fuller flavors from beans.
• Height adjustable spout.
• Cleaning, rinsing and descaling program.
What the ESAM 3300 lacks:
Stand-by function – Water filteration system – coffee ground container.

Is it all? Not yet, see the following reviews from
“The things I like the most about my new ECAM23210SB as compared to my old ESAM3300 are:
1) After a break-in of about a week, I got perfect espresso and coffee with the machine left at its default settings. During the first week the results were a bit weak, and I needed to crank up the strength dial. Now I have it back at the middle setting and get perfect results.
2) It is much smaller.
3) It makes much less noise.
4) It has pre-sets for coffee and espresso. The old machine had separate dials for water and ground beans quantities, but required experimentation to figure out where to set them for coffee and espresso. The pre-sets on the new machine are much easier to use.
5) The milk frother is easier to use. The old machine would spit water out of the frother until it heated up, requiring an additional pitcher to catch the water. The new machine emits only steam (unless you specifically request hot water).
6) The beans hopper cover makes a tight seal, keeping the beans fresh longer.
7) Although both machines purge water into the drip tray, the water in the drip tray in the new machine remains clean with no coffee residue. The old machine collected water mixed with coffee in the drip tray, making it harder to clean.


Things I don’t like about the new machine are:
1) Oily beans don’t feed well into the grinder. I think this is due to the incline of the hopper interior being steeper, and the entry area to the grinder being larger, on the old machine. However, if I manually push the beans into the grinder opening during the grinding cycle, then the new machine grinds perfectly. I haven’t tried removing the mushroom cover as suggested by Steve, but that would probably help as well. If you use drier beans than I do, you may not have this problem.
2) When the grounds hopper is full and needs emptying, the new machine usually indicates this when I first turn it on in the morning. The old machine would do this immediately after brewing. When I get up in the morning and I badly need a caffeine fix, the last thing I want to do is clean my machine first.
3) The cover of the drip tray on the new machine is shiny like a mirror, and scratches easily. I prefer the matte finish of the drip tray cover on the old machine.

In summary, I much prefer the new ECAM22110SB to the old ESAM3300, and I am very happy with my purchase.”


Traditional is stable and less error, but it is not means ECAM22110SB will has error incidentally. Both of them have one year warranty, so no need to worry about it.

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