De'Longhi EC685BK Dedica Deluxe Overview
The DeLonghi Dedica Deluxe EC685 Espresso Machine is an ideal entry level espresso machine thoughtfully designed to satisfy the needs and wants of less experienced baristas. At a mere 6" wide, you'll have no trouble finding a spot for the Dedica on your countertop, while the professional stainless steel exterior and chrome accents compliment the decor of the modern kitchen.
Features and Performance
Internally the Dedica Deluxe brews with a 15 bar self-priming vibration pump and a high speed thermoblock boiler. The thermoblock design allows for rapid heating with the machine ready to brew only 40 seconds after turning it on. This also guarantees high speed steaming with a scant 15 second transition time between brewing and frothing. The machine features two brew buttons for single and double shots of espresso. The pressurized portafilter includes three styles of filter baskets, single, double, and pod to allow for brewing with both ground coffee and ESE pods. Pressurized portafilters help to take the guesswork out of brewing for a more consistent result.
Each machine includes a dual purpose scoop and tamper to assist with filling the portafilter. Crafting milk drinks utilizes the manual cappuccino system to texture perfect milk foam for favorites like lattes and cappuccinos. Steaming is easy, simply press the steam button twice and ensure that the steam knob is in the steaming position. The machine can also dispense hot water for drinks like tea and cocoa by repositioning the steam knob to the hot water position.
For maintenance the Dedica Deluxe can be programmed with one of three water hardness settings and features an automatic descaling alert when the machine is ready to be descaled. Lastly, the water reservoir can be fitted with a DeLonghi water filter to slow mineral buildup and preserve the integrity of your espresso's flavor. The DeLonghi Dedica comes in three colors, silver, white and black to add your own personal touch to your home coffee bar.
Why You Should Get It
The DeLonghi EC685BK Dedica Deluxe is intuitive, compact espresso machine that uses it's straight forward design for easy espresso at home. It has a durable, full-metal body, an adjustable automatic milk frother for lattes and cappuccinos, and you can skip on buying a grinder if you're comfortable with pre-ground coffee and ESE pods.