Review of De’Longhi ECAM 23.450S and Philips Saeco HD 8943 coffee machines

De’Longhi ECAM 23.450S

Italian De’Longhi brand is well known all over the world. De’Longhi coffee machines belong to the upper segment and are very popular among fans of this beverage. De’Longhi ECAM 23.450S refers to an average price segment among high-quality coffee machines.

It’s made of stainless steel in a traditional style. This universal design fits well in almost any interior.

ECAM 23.450S is a fully automatic model. It prepares a wide range of coffee beverages, including espresso, cappuccino, latte and latte macchiato.

The recipes of latte and latte macchiato differ in the mixing procedure. Latte is prepared by adding milk to coffee. The recipe for latte macchiato is based on adding coffee to milk.

De’Longhi ECAM 23.450 S uses a patented Tubeless system. The block of this system rises to the coffee grinder and takes freshly ground coffee. Accordingly, there are no tubes or funnels for feeding the coffee powder.

The coffee grinder has fourteen levels of grinding adjustment. The capacity of the container for coffee beans is 150 grams.

The pre-wetting system enhances the flavor and aroma of the finished coffee.

This model is equipped with an electronic-mechanical control system.

The timer is designed to set the On time.

The dispenser height is adjustable in the range from 86 to 142 mm.

The model can cook two cups of coffee at a time. The capacity of the removable water container is 1.8 liters.

Cleaning is simple and convenient. The brewing unit is easily removed and rinsed under running water. This process can be viewed on the video in the article’s end.

Philips Saeco HD 8943

Various household appliances are produced under Philips brands for many years. However, coffee machines and coffee grinders were not available until 2010. The Italian Saeco Company has long been specialized in developing and manufacturing this equipment. As a result, Philips bought Saeco in 2009 and appeared Philips Saeco coffee machines. Philips Saeco HD 8943 belongs to the Xelsis line.

This model has nine coffee making programs and supports up to six separate user profiles. Of course, this opportunity is very convenient for an office or a large family.

Philips Saeco HD 8943 prepares espresso, cappuccino, latte and latte macchiato in fully automatic mode.

This model uses pre-wetting the ground coffee, adjusts level of milk foam in the cup, the strength coffee, temperature and amount of water in the cup, can simultaneously cook two cups and use ground coffee. Thus, the HD 8943 is equipped with almost all modern functions, except for heating and lighting cups.

The built-in coffee grinder with adjustable grinding degree is equipped with silent ceramic millstones.

Capacity of a container for coffee grains reaches 350 grams which is very much. For comparison, this value rarely exceeds 250 grams. The airtight and lightproof container lid reliably protects the coffee beans from oxidation with oxygen. The container capacity for milk is 0.5 liters. Removable water container holds 1.6 liters. The dispenser height is adjustable. The large display has a convenient interface with large icons.

Removable design of the preparing group is very convenient for maintenance. Cleaning the coffee and milk supply systems is automatic.

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