EC-702 | DeLonghi 15-Bar Espresso Machine (Stainless Steel)
Making your own expresso and espresso-based drinks such as Latte and Mocha have never been easier - save your money and your time by maing them right in the comforts of your own home. The DeLonghi EC-702 is an attractive (and practical) addition to any coffee-lover's home.
Patented Dual Function Filter Holder
The specially designed ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) filter holder allows you to incorperate either ground espresso, or espresso pods depending on your preference without having to switch between multiple filters. Everything can be done with a single filter.
Cappuccino Frother System
The cappuccino frother system mixes steam with milk to breate creamier, smoother foam for your lattes and cappuccinos.
All start-up operation are done automatically with the self-priming operation, so all you have to do is add water, and turn on the machine.
44oz. Removable Water Tank
The large-capacity water tanks is removable so you can fill directly from the sink.
Stainless Steel Boiler with Two Separate Thermostats
Premium stainless steel boiler with the two separate thermostats ensure that the water is heated to the perfect temperature for maing espresso. Two separate thermostats, one for espresso and one for steam and water to ensure the temperature of the water for these two functions stays separate to preserve the taste and aroma of your espresso.
- Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder. It makes espresso preparation simple and fast.
- Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the patented ""Cappuccino System"" frother. It mixes steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth for perfect drinks every time.
- Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the self-priming operation.
- Always brew espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately .
- Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler.
- Achieve the most authentic flavor with the 15 bar pump pressure.
- Easy to clean with removable water tank (44-ounce) with indicator light and removable drip tray.
- Always have a warm cup ready with the cup warming tray.
- No need to deal with messy cleanup with the anti-drip design.
- Enjoy the easy operation of the on/off switch with an indicator light.
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30 Jan 2017
Update to the Blog http://tomndi.blogspot.ca/2014/11/delongi-702-expresso-maker.html
Two years and 3 months on the machine sprung a leak :( oooooo
I immediately contacted Forum Appliances Vancouver to order a replacement. They also confirmed they would repair it for $75 BUT the shipping costs would be around $40 each way. :(O
I decide to open the machine to see what where the leak was .
YouTube is mine of useful info for such purposes :
There are several more video on other EC702 repairs.
What I found was that a gesket on the output side of the Valve #71 had been sqeezed out .
Showing the #71 Valve output side disconected
and the damaged Seal/ gasket
Damaged seal detail.
Here is a link to the parts manual for EC702.
There being no breakdown showing the gasket I orders two replacement valves - #71 @ $5. each form Forum. I see this a cheap insurance :)
As 2nd repaired machine will reside in the RV Trailer.
The replacement machine arrived this morning just in time to make my mid morning brew - Happy birthday Me !
Even with this failure I still consider this to be the best value for money coffee maker on the market . Which is why I replaced with the exact same one.
Only my original 1990's Starbucks Barista which lasted 7 years has not disappointed me - I have suffered through 2 Krupps 2 failures within weeks ( Leaks)
Breville 2 failures (Electrical).
Read my modification post to further improve this machine
Works as specified in the instruction, price / quality, very good and did a great Espresso. I recommend purchasing this heater that comes with a cleaning agent.
This is my first espresso coffee machine, it works very well and not expensive. I am satisfy.
I am a coffee fanatic = I buy a section of green beans and roast them in an electric pop-corn popper weekly.
Over the past 19 years i have owned several expresso machines. the first a Starbucks Barista ( $500 ) by Saeco I believe lasted by far the longest 1997 to 2006 . When it died it was no longer serviced by Starbucks and in fact Starbucks no longer sold this type of machine.
It was replaced by the then new-comer in the market place Breville ( $350 ) this machine made excellent coffee bit the steam wand was not so good. When it blew its boiler after 18 mths just out warranty I switched to cheaper Krupps machine from Costco ( also about $300 ) this thing failed inside 3 mths and was replaced under warranty but i had to pay the freight to return it ($50) when it failed again a few moths later Krupps Canadian agents would not replace the unit so beware this and other brands handled by them.
So after a long hiatus I re-entered the market and found Focus appliances in Vancouver to be extremely helpful when i phoned and spoke with one of their expresso consultants. He was confident that i would be happy with a machine that has been around a long time - solid reliable and serviced by them.
They offered the machine @ $220 with an extra 12mths warranty and free shipping = remarkable savings .
I received the machine this morning and thoroughly cleaned its inards with several hot water and steam passes through it. Having watched a few youtube demo vids of the machine I was not surprised to find the Auto steam wand produced steamed milk OK but with lots of bubbles and almost no micro-foam. One professional Barista who has this machine at home said to remove the outer sleeve from the wand permanently and learn to use the single jet tip as in the professional machines to make perfect micro-foam with a texture like latex paint .
Tomorrows coffee will be even better :)