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We’ve compared two espresso machines by DeLonghi, the EC155 and EC702 as two slightly similar espresso makers from the same brand. But what if you’re on a specific budget and want to compare two machines based on that? Well, like always, we’re here to help! In this post, we will be comparing the DeLonghi EC155 and Saeco Poemia espresso machine, two entry-level espresso machines for someone with a budget under $100.
Is There a Difference Between Them?
According to our research, there’s no notable difference between them. The Saeco Poemia does have a slight better design, with a broader cup warming tray on top and a better, longer steam wand equipped with Pannarello which makes a better and easier froth. Performance wise, they both work the same way.
Both the Saeco Poemia and DeLonghi EC155 are decent entry-level espresso makers for under $100. They’re perfect for someone who’s just beginning to make espresso at home and also make a great gift. If you’re buying an espresso machine mainly for milk based drinks (cappuccino, latte…), we would recommend the Poemia over the DeLonghi EC155 for the better designed milk frother, which should make the task easier for you.
At nearly double the price of the Saeco Poemia, you pretty much get the same features from the DeLonghi ICONA. It does have an overall better look, button operation vs. a dial knob for the Poemia, but you would get the same result when it comes to operation. The steel exterior of the ICONA is probably the reason for its extra price, and it’s available in many colors. As an appliance that sits over the counter and is on display all the time, this could be worth it.
Now when it comes to the Breville Cafe Roma, it’s quite an upgrade compared to the Saeco Poemia, and you can see that at first sight. It features a beautiful industrial inspired design and full stainless steel body, this commercial grade housing makes it very durable to use. The grouphead on the portafilter is also metal, unlike the plastic on the Saeco Poemia, which gives you better extraction, and makes it more durable.
The Breville Cafe Roma is higher in price than the Saeco Poemia, but in this case, you get what you pay for.
The DeLonghi EC155 is one of the best selling espresso makers for its really budget-friendly price, but we can’t say that it’s one of the best espresso machines out there. This model goes head to head with another DeLonghi machine, the EC702. Despite the price difference, these two machines are normally shortlisted by buyers and they usually get confused over which one to buy. In this post, we’ll be comparing these two espresso makers to help you make a better long term decision instead of saving you some cash in the short run.
Image Feature Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder
Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother, for perfect drinks every time
Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the self-priming operation
Always brew espresso at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately
Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure
Coffee cups not included with the product
DeLonghi Pump Espresso Maker
Stainless Steel construction for long lasting durability
Patented cappuccino frother
15 bar pump pressure for most authentic flavor
Quick and easy to use
Title De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker, Stainless Height 10 inch 11.61 inch Width 11 inch 9.06 inch Length 8 inch 11.02 inch Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Link More Info More Info
At first glace, you can see that the DeLonghi EC702 looks better built than the EC155. But that’s not what we’re basing our opinion on. Before we get into the design features, let’s talk about the common features between these machines:
What Is The Difference?
If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll naturally choose the EC155 as your machine as it is half the price of the EC702. However, the EC702’s stainless steel construction alone is worth paying double the price. When you’re making espresso everyday, a lot of heat comes in contact with the body of the machine, this can lead to the plastic body of the EC155 cracking or breaking in some way. This is not a concern when it comes to the EC702.
You might have noticed the DeLonghi BAR32, which might feel similar to the EC155. Is there a difference between the two?
The difference between the two espresso makers isn’t major. Overall, the EC155 has a better design, better shape and space on top that serves as a cup warming tray. As for everything else, they’re pretty much the same.
A demo of the DeLonghi EC155:
A Demo of the DeLonghi EC702:
Apart from the wide range of Nespresso machines available, sometimes other espresso maker brands team up to use the Nespresso’s capsule system in their machines. One of the most notable brand to do that is DeLonghi. In this post, we’ll share a few machines (Other than Nespresso’s) that are compatible with the Nespresso coffee pods.
De’Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine:
What Is Difference Between The Lattissima Plus and Lattissima Pro?
There’s a large difference between the two machines. The Lattissima PRO is an upgraded version of the PLUS, design and function wise. It features a touch screen display that makes controlling the machine very easy. It also features 6 pre-set drinks which are all customizable to your liking. It has a larger water tank (44 oz vs. 30 oz for the PLUS) and a larger milk frother (17 oz vs. 8 oz). The Lattissima PRO’s brushed stainless steel design with blue LED backlight makes the modern and sleek machine more appealing to have.
SpressoLuxe CAF-SP5 Single Serve Espresso Capsule Brewer:
A newcomer to the world of Nespresso compatible machines, the SpressoLuxe is a great alternative for someone who is looking for a basic single-serve espresso maker:
DeLonghi is one of the well-know coffee and espresso machine manufacturers, as well as other home appliances, that continue to receive top ratings from customers. DeLonghi happens to make the best espresso machines for home use, available in many sizes and at different price ranges suitable to many people. So we’re here to showcase the best espresso machines by DeLonghi aimed for the home user.
DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker:
Click here to read the customer reviews of this machine and find more information.
DeLonghi ECO310BK 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Machine:
Click here to learn more about this machine and read the customer reviews.
DeLonghi Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System:
Click here to learn more about the Nespresso DeLonghi Lattissima and read the customer reviews.
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine:
Click here to learn more about the DeLonghi Magnifica and read customer reviews.
The four DeLonghi espresso machines listed above all provide top quality barista style coffee in the convenience and comfort of home. Whether you prefer pods, ground coffee, single touch milk frothing, compact machines, quick heat up functions or all combined, DeLonghi has a range that can cater to everyone.
For most of us the convenience of popping into a coffee shop to pick up an espresso, cappuccino or latte is what attracts us to this expensive way of consuming coffee. The hassle of trying to recreate a barista style coffee at home is too great, especially when in a rush to get to work in the morning or entertaining guests, most of us simply don’t have the time to fiddle about. Super-Automatic Espresso Machines not only provide high quality barista style coffee in the comfort of your own home but also require minimum effort. It’s a push-button system that gives you a truly amazing cafe experience at the comfort of your own home and with a friction of the cost!
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine:
KRUPS EA8250001 Espresseria Full Automatic Espresso Machine with Built-in Conical Burr Grinder:
De’Longhi EN720.M Automatic Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso Machine with Nespresso Capsule System:
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