DeLonghi ECAM26455M Prima Donna Deluxe Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

$2,399.96
Reg. $2,999.95
Latte Rewards: $47.99

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The translation of “prima donna” means “first lady” in Italian, it was a term originally used to describe female leads in opera and Commedia dell’arte. As far as DeLonghi is concerned, the PrimaDonna Deluxe will no doubt become the leading lady of your espresso routine. Featuring DeLonghi’s patented “Automatic Cappuccino” system, you can make perfect cappuccinos, lattes, and macchiatos all at the push of a button. Want an encore? The PrimaDonna’s memory function allows you to program your desired amount of milk and coffee, the temperature, and allowing you to craft a drink to your personal preferences, all at the touch of a button. Additionally, you also have control over the temperature, water volume, and coffee dosage, so your drinks are brewed to your exact specifications. When you’re done brewing, you can push the cleaning button and the machine will perform an automatic rinse cycle, and any leftover milk in the Autocappuccino’s carafe can be stored in the refrigerator for future use.

 

Internally, the machine grinds and brews with a silently integrated coffee grinder with 13 adjustable grind settings and a thermoblock boiler designed for temperature stability. The PrimaDonna boasts a 2 liter removable water reservoir with a water level indicator as well as a 250 gram bean hopper with a flavor preserving lid. You also have the option of brewing with pre-ground coffee by using the machine's bypass doser. The brew group is removable for easy cleaning and can hold between 7 and 14 grams of coffee, allowing you to make drinks of varying strength and personalized to your tastes. This also allows you brew up to 2 beverages at once.

 

Maintenance of the PrimmaDonna Deluxe is made easy thanks to the machine's numerous automatic alerts and functions. You can program your water hardness and take advantage of the automated rinse and descaling programs. You can also program your machine to turn on each morning at your preferred time. There is also an automatic shut-off feature defaults to trigger after 2 hours of inactivity, but this duration can be can also be set to 15 or 30 minutes, or 1, 2, or 3 hours.

 

 

Dimensions: 9.37" W x 17.36" D x 13.58" H

 

Weight: 25.35 lbs

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Grinder and Bean Hopper

The PrimaDonna Deluxe's grinder boasts an impressive 13 grind settings, granting you greater flexibility when it comes to brewing. The bean hopper has a 250 gram or roughly 8.8oz capacity and features a flavor preservation lid to keep your beans fresher, longer.

Memory Function

Really like a drink that you've made? The memory function allows you to program your favorite cappuccino by remembering your preferred amount of milk and espresso. You also have control of the temperature, coffee dosage. Brew your favorite drink again and again with the push of a button.

Easy to Maintain

Maintenance of your machine is made easy thanks to its numerous maintenance alerts and functions. You can program your water hardness and take advantage of the automated rinse and descaling programs.

Automatic Turn-On/Shut-Off

Like your machine primed and ready to brew each morning? You can program your preferred time to have your machine wake up with you. The automatic shut-off feature defaults to trigger after 2 hours of inactivity, but this duration can be can also be set to 15 or 30 minutes, or 1, 2, or 3 hours.

Customizable Brewing

Brew a drink that matches your most precise specifications. The PrimaDonna Deluxe features robust customization options, allowing you to choose from one of three temperatures, drink volumes, and aroma settings. You can also opt to use the bypass doser to brew using pre-ground coffee instead. The machine can brew up to two drinks at a time and features adjustable illuminated spouts coffee spouts than can accommodate cups between 3.42" and 5.59". The 2 liter water reservoir is removable and features an indicator to let you know when it is empty. Lastly, you can brew up to 14 drinks before having to empty the grounds container.

Autocappuccino System

DeLonghi's patented Automatic Cappuccino system allows you to craft delicious milk drinks with no hassle and no wait time thanks to a dedicated steaming boiler. Designed as a specialized external carafe that can detach from the machine, the Autocappuccino system froths milk and dispenses it directly into your cup. When not in use, the carafe can be detached from the machine and stored in your refrigerator with any leftover milk. The PrimaDonna Deluxe also comes with an additional hot water spout that doubles as a hot water dispenser and manual milk frother.

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