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DeLonghi EC155 Espresso Machine

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The DeLonghi EC155 is the most affordable pump-driven semi-automatic espresso machine we offer. This little powerhouse packs 15 bars of pump pressure, so getting a good extraction is simple and fast. Delonghi’s patented Sempre Crema Filter helps ensure you’ll get a layer of rich crema on your shots, and the EC155 also comes with a filter basket designed for use with ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods to make brewing even simpler.

A dial on the front of the machine controls all of the functions on the DeLonghi EC155, from brewing to steaming to hot water. For making cappuccinos, lattes, and other espresso-based milk drinks, the EC155 features a steam wand with an attachment that makes steaming and frothing milk a breeze. Maintenance is also easy, thanks to a removable 35 oz water reservoir, drip tray, and straightforward cleaning cycles.


Features & Benefits: Coffee

Versatile Portafilter

The DeLonghi EC155 lets you create delicious espresso 2 different ways. You can use the Sempre Crema Filter to brew using your favorite ground coffee beans, and depend on a smooth layer of crema every time you brew. The EC155 also comes with a special filter basket for use with ESE pods for added convenience—no grinding, dosing, or tamping needed.

Powerful Pump

A dependable pump means consistent, well-extracted espresso shots and lots of steam. The DeLonghi EC155 features a powerful 15 bar pump to create a consistent extraction every time. It’s also self-priming—a rare feature for a machine at this price point. This feature means you don’t have to worry about complicated set-up when you first get the machine or after a long period without being used.

Straightforward Controls

A dial on the front of the machine controls the EC155 and it features 5 different settings. From left to right, they are steam, power off, power on, coffee/hot water dispensing. Indicator lights are also located around this center dial and will illuminate when the machine is on and when the machine is at proper brewing or steaming temperature.

Stainless Steel Boiler

Great heat stability and durability are the major qualities of a stainless steel boiler. They are less vulnerable to pitting and damage from scale build-up. Not only does the EC155 have a stainless steel boiler, it also has 2 separate thermostats so that the proper temperature is always reached for brewing or steaming.

Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water

Easy Frothing

If you love cappuccinos, latte, and other café-style drinks, you’re in luck. The DeLonghi EC155 has a special frothing attachment that helps you steam and froth milk with ease, so you can create almost anything you’d find at your local coffee shop. To steam, turn the knob to the steam icon and wait for the temperature ready light to illuminate (next to the word “OK” on the control panel). Once illuminated, the EC155 is ready to steam. Just immerse the tip of the steam wand in a pitcher of cold milk, turn the steam knob located on the top of the machine, and froth away. Make sure to clean the wand after every use, once it has cooled down.

Hot Water

If you want to enjoy a cup of tea, hot chocolate, or a bowl of delicious instant soup, the EC155 can dispense hot water right from the steam wand. Just turn the control knob to the coffee/hot water dispensing icon at the same time as you turn the steam knob. When the desired amount of hot water is reached, just turn the steam knob to stop the flow of water.

Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance, & Other

Large Water Reservoir

The DeLonghi EC155’s 35oz water reservoir is located on the back left side of the machine. With such a large capacity, you can make multiple espresso shots and steam without having to refill. Plus, it’s removable, so cleaning and refilling is a snap.

Removable Drip Tray

No one wants espresso to drip on their countertop. The EC155 has a removable drip tray, so you can clean up after a day of brewing, or entertaining guests. Just remove and rinse with warm water and non-abrasive detergent to clean.

Housing Construction

The EC155 is housed in durable black and silver plastic that is easy to clean and maintain.


Descaler Used: Urnex Cleancaf
Warranty (Years): 1
Country Of Manufacture: China
NSF Certified: No
Recommended Applications: Home
Service provided
Repairs By: DeLonghi
Contact Number: 800-322-3848
Misc Data
Manufacturer: DeLonghi
Model: EC155
Dimension - Width (Inches): 7.5
Dimension - Height (Inches): 11.2
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 9.5
Weight (lbs): 10
Watts: 1100
Volts: 110
Housing Materials: ABS Plastic
Drip Tray Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Capacity (Oz): 9
Power Cord Length (Inches): 36
Cup Height
Adjustable Height: No
High (Inches): 3
One Touch cappuccino
One Touch Cappuccino: No
Frothing Wand
Material: Plastic
Steam Wand Style: Wand
Wand Movement: Articulating
Usable Length (Inches): 4
Height Off Counter (Inches): 3.25
Number Of Holes: 1
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 35
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Type Of Controls: Push Button
Cup Warmer
Material: Plastic
Size (Inches): 6 x 5
Passive / Active: Passive
Portafilter Data
Material: Stainless Steel
Type: Pressurized
Weight (lbs): .75
Diameter (Millimeter): 54
Pressurized Filter Baskets Included: Single/Pod & Double shot
Ground, E.S.E. Pod And Capsule Compatible: Ground & ESE Pod
Bottomless Portafilter Available: No
Tamper Size (Millimeter): 54
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 1
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Type: Thermoblock
Brew Boiler Watts: 1100
Brew Boiler Material: Stainless Steel
Brew Boiler Heater Location: External
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Pump Wattage: 45
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15
Self Priming Pump: Yes
Initial Heat Up (Seconds): 2.7 Mins
Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds): 7 Mins
Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup): 170
Brew Time for 2 Oz: 25
Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup): 168
Time To Produce Steam (Seconds): 41
Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds): 88
Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F): 160
Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds): 37
Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds): 75
Sound Level - Brewing (Db): 62


Artd33 asked:

I have had a Delonghi ec155 since Christmas 2014, and have used it almost daily.  Now I am getting only dripping when I do an extraction.  I have varied the tamping pressure and get a stream when I loosely tamp, but that seems to go counter to a good espresso.  I have also flushed it with plain hot water and get only a minor improvement.  Any suggestions?

Answer by Sanfam:

At this time, your best bet would be to contact DeLonghi directly.  They offer all service and support in-house.  However, my suggestions based on your symptom would be to check your grind.  It sounds like it might be too fine, or be somehwat inconsistent to the point where fines are sneaking in.  

Answer by Artd33:

Thanks.will adjust grind

grace asked:

I own a DeLonghi EC155 and love it. Only problem I am having is with the 2 cup filter assembly. The espresso seems to get stuck and comes out very slowly. Could the holes be plugged up? What can I do about this? Replacing it is too expensive for the cost of item vs the whole unit.
Also, I get leaks at times. I have used this machine daily for like 2 years so it has really worked well all this time. Can I do something about this filter?? Any ideas?

Answer by techkathy:

Have you descaled or decalcified the machine recently? Cleaning the machine with the portafilter in place can clear up any clogs.
The machine shouldn't really leak, even occasionally. I would recommend contacting DeLonghi to see if there is a simple fix.

grace asked:

I have had my De Longhi EC155 for a few years now. I love it. Only problem I am having is that the 2 cup filter assembly is plugged up or something. The expresso is coming down really slowly. Not sure if the holes get plugged up or what. Anyone have the same issues? It also leaks at times, but I have used it daily for a long time. :)

Answer by techkathy:

Have you descaled or decalcified the machine recently? Cleaning the machine with the portafilter in place can clear up any clogs.
The machine shouldn't really leak, even occasionally. I would recommend contacting DeLonghi to see if there is a simple fix.

Deanna asked:

Hi, we just bought our machine a week ago and have yet to have it make great espresso. The machine appears to run thru the coffe so fast the end product is something more like weak coffee to light tea. What are we doing wrong?

Answer by A:

If you are using your own grinder, I would suggest making the grind a little bit more fine. If you are using pre ground coffee, you can tamp it down a bit to slow the water down in the grounds to get a more robust extraction from it.


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