If you are looking for an excellent instant coffee making machine you should include De’longhi ESAM4200 in your wish list. The machine can produce a hot cup of espresso in few minutes and according to your required taste. This machine can take ground coffee as well as ESE. (easy serving espresso).
The De’longhi Magnifica ESAM4200 is a perfect device for anyone who is looking for buying an instant coffee maker for their home. It is one of the top priorities of user who love to have coffee every day. It is often called bean – to – cup machine as it can produce authentic coffee taste nearest to barista style coffee machine.
It has electronic temperature control and adjustable coffee and water quantities so whether you are making cappuccino or after dinner espresso, each cup will be brewed with perfection and with taste of your choice.
Only you need to add your coffee beans and select your required strength and a built-in grinder will grind a coffee with perfect taste. It has a professional 15-bar pump pressure which you expect of a machine in this price range.
It also has traditional stainless-steel milk frothing arm and double boiler system which enables you to steam your milk at the same time as your espresso is brewed.
It lacks some features that you can find more expensive machine such as pre-programmable drinks or touch screen display. It can be little noisy in operation, but most buyers don’t care too much about it, only because of the perfect taste brewed by this machine.
De’longhi ‘s standard two-year guarantee on the ESAM4200 cover all the mechanical breakdowns and thus you don’t need to worry about these breakdowns. It comes with all the required attachments which are mostly integrated to produce single rich shot of espresso to more milky coffees like cappuccinos and latte.
- 1 Delonghi Magnifica ESAM4200.S Automatic Bean Top Cup Coffee Machine Review 2021:
- 2 Pros Of Magnifica ESAM4200:
- 3 Cons Of De’longhi ESAM4200:
- 4 FAQ’s:
- 4.1 1.What would be the size of mug? Regular or tall?
- 4.2 De’longhi ESAM 4200 Vs De’longhi ESAM 2800: which is better?
- 4.3 Is it single spout or dual spout coffee machine?
- 4.4 How much capacity it has for coffee beans?
- 4.5 What is the max amount of coffee the De’longhi ESAM 4200 coffee maker can brew into one cup?
- 4.6 Does it contain milk frothing arm?
- 4.7 Does it include warranty?
- 5 Conclusion:
Delonghi Magnifica ESAM4200.S Automatic Bean Top Cup Coffee Machine Review 2021:
The De’longhi Magnifica is affordable priced espresso/coffee machine. It is ideal for those coffee lovers who wants to have fresh taste and smell of coffee and proved to be worth buying for anyone who loves to have’s coffee with different taste range.
It is available online at amazon for 299.99£ sporting a traditional stainless-steel design and can be easily used in kitchen or bedroom’s coffee bar.
Although it lacks some advance features of newer coffee machines but still owned is space in market due to its various features.
Appearance And Design:
The De’longhi Magnifica has an attractive eye-catching design and is available in two colors: ESAM4200.S (silver) and ESAM4200.B (black). The only complaint about its appearance is that its exterior is of plastic rather than metal but it’s not the major drawback. The dimensions of the machine are 28.5cm × 37.5cm ×36cm and its weight is about 10kg.
Internally, the Magnifica 4200 has the standard 15 bar pump pressure and a removable brewing unit. The machine is designed to have dual spouts for brewing two espresso at a time and features to use option of pre-ground coffee.
De’longhi also refer ESAM 4200 as “Silent” but it is certainly not silent but perhaps less noisy than previous models. It also has water tank of capacity 1.8 litre which is easy to remove for refilling and cleaning. The only problem with its design is that the warning lights are bit confusing. So, one must look to its manual to decipher a message given by the lights.
Another advantage of ESAM 4200 is that you can adjust the setting that suits your personal taste. It provides multiple setting and options. These options include coffee quantity, water quantity, temperature, cup size and fine grinding of coffee beans.
Other Coffee Taste:
De’longhi ESAM 4200 doesn’t have automatic milk frothing system but it contains manual milk frothing arm which is called cappuccino system. But you need to practice to make creamy latte or cappuccino.
Cleaning And De-Calcifications:
All machines require proper maintenance to keep it in working and increase its shelf life. So, the De’longhi ESAM 4200 has both automatic rinse and de-calcification program. This descaling system takes 30 minutes to complete its round, but these are essentials for keeping the machine running smoothly and maintaining the brew taste.
Value For Money:
We think the De’longhi Magnifica ESAM 4200S provides excellent value for money. It’s not the cheapest bean-to-cup coffee machine on the market, but there aren’t many models that can match its versatility, durability and coffee taste in this price range.
You don’t get the advanced display, smart functionality and other bells-and-whistles found on newer models. But for producing consistently aromatic and tasty espresso, the ESAM4200 is a brilliant machine.
Pros Of Magnifica ESAM4200:
THE COMPETITIVE Price:
Price is the main factor people consider before buying any machine. So, De’longhi has solved this problem by making such a machine in competitive prices. If you research the market, you will find it as a best choice in reasonable prices. It is effective for home use and available at affordable prices.
Number Of Servings:
It is also another interesting feature. This machine can make two cups of coffee at the time faster and in most convenient way. Just put two cups under the drip and let them fill while you can do your other tasks.
Removable Milk Carafe:
If you want to have coffee without milk, this machine allows you to remove the milk carafe and put it in fridge and thus use it when you want to have coffee with milk. This feature saves your milk from souring and wasting and thus a useful feature.
Another interesting feature you can enjoy with this coffee maker is its versatility. You can choose varieties of coffees and your required temperature as well how fine you want the coffee beans to be grounded. Also, due to its built-in coffee grinder it allows you to ground bean according to your taste and you can change the quantity of coffee and water to reflect your taste preference.
Low Maintenance Cleaning
The ESAM 4200 uses a pre and post blast of steam to keep itself clean as possible. Maintenance along with cost are two biggest factors that put people off when buying bean two cup coffee machines, so it is good to know that along with competitive price the De’longhi have put a lot of time and thought in to keeping clean in minimum time.
The machine also includes a warning sign when de-scaling is required which is represented by fourth light from the left in the bottom raw of the control panel flashing red. Only fifteen-minute cleaning with de-scaling liquid can solve this problem.
Water Tank Capacity:
It has large water tank capacity, holding 1.8 liter of water for minimal refilling. Thus, it is a perfect choice for home with multiple coffee fantasies.
The De’longhi ESAM4200s also advantage you with its adjustable dispenser to be best suited to different cup sizes. The height of its dispenser can be altered to accommodate everything from espresso to cappuccinos and latte. It also features the option of warming the cup of coffee before it is served so one can have maximum enjoyment while having coffee.
TheESAM4200 is also featured with automatic timer, if you have a set morning routine you can have your machine up and running automatically around when you wake up. Just you need to push the button and your coffee with selected taste will be tailored.
The De’longhi 4200 is designed to save energy by automatic stand-by and shut-off functions. So, it is good choice for those who are more concerned about the environment and wastage of energy.
Cons Of De’longhi ESAM4200:
With a lot of benefits, it offers, here are some cons of this machine too. Although overall this machine has proved itself among the users but some of the cons are:
As this machine allows you to warm your cup before serving the coffee but this option works little bit slower so if you need to warm the cup before serving it will need more time than usual cup of coffee.
Drip Pan Fills Too Fast:
One of the hazards of leaving the machine to make your coffee while you do something else is that the drip pans beneath the cups tend to fill very quickly. It’s a good idea to empty these after each use, so there are no annoying spillages.
Mug Size Matters a lot for Some People:
If you are one of those people who likes to have larger mugs of coffee every time, then it may be disappointing for you because this machine does not offer too large mugs of coffee.
1.What would be the size of mug? Regular or tall?
Ans. The size of mug is adjustable and can be adjusted according to your preference. It can be for both small and regular mugs but extra larger mugs it is not suitable.
De’longhi ESAM 4200 Vs De’longhi ESAM 2800: which is better?
Ans. Both the machines ESAM 4200 and Caffe Corso 2800 are quite similar in appearance. Both are automated bean to cup coffee machines and eco-friendly. the difference in both ESAM 4200 and 2800 is that 2800 only has 7 grind coarseness setting while 4200 has 13 grind coarseness and 2800 lacks option for water temperature adjustment and slower than ESAM 4200.
Is it single spout or dual spout coffee machine?
Ans. De’longhi offers both single spout and dual spout coffee machines but if we talk about ESAM Magnifica 4200 then it comes in dual spout for brewing two espresso cups simultaneously.
How much capacity it has for coffee beans?
Ans. 200 gms bean capacity.
What is the max amount of coffee the De’longhi ESAM 4200 coffee maker can brew into one cup?
Ans. If you put one cup under both outlets and select the double cup feature you can get 380ML/13FL oz. If you put a cup under each outlet it is 190ML.6.5 FL oz. You can turn the strength of the coffee you make by using the right-hand dial. We have ours set a 1 o’clock on the water side and 3 o’clock on the coffee side. This gives us a full mug of coffee at the strength we like.
Does it contain milk frothing arm?
Ans. Yes, it has manual milk frothing arm and it can be used for brewing many different types of coffee from espresso to latte and cappuccino.
Does it include warranty?
Ans. Yes, it includes 2 years warranty.
Any Complaint Reported:
- Some people have complained about the temperature of the coffee not being hot enough but if you read the instructions thoroughly and you warm up your cup first you shouldn’t have a problem. I recommend pouring boiling water into your cup first to warm it up rather than relying on the cup warmer.
- People have also reported problems with the grinder but again if you follow the manual and only adjust grinding level when it is on you shouldn’t go wrong.
The De’longhi Magnifica ESAM4200 is an outstanding bean-to-cup coffee machine – especially for the price. It’s reliable, easy to use, and, most importantly, brews consistent espresso that’s almost a match for coffee shops. The milk frothing arm is also great for producing dense, creamy foam for milky coffees.
Overall, this is an excellent little machine that’ll do the jobs it claims. You can make two cups at once, grind quietly, and change the settings to make the type of coffee you prefer, just how you like it.
This coffee maker is primarily marketed as a cappuccino and espresso specialist, but the comments from previous buyers clearly confirm that it’s great for lovers of the simple Americano too.
There are a few drawbacks though. It’s relatively loud when grinding, although this is common for machines with burr grinders. The machine can be a bit finicky when it comes to maintenance, although the individual tasks are quick and easy. There are also no advanced features found on recent machines, such as the ability to save user profiles or connect with smart devices. But overall, it would be the best choice for household purpose.