De’Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine
Black and stainless steel De’Longhi Stilosa (EC260BK) is an entry level, affordable and easy to operate manual espresso machine, cappuccino and latte maker with a contemporary and compact design, 1100-watt power (110V), decent 15 bar pump pressure and a milk frothing steam wand.
It is listed as Amazon’s Choice for De’Longhi espresso machines and the average user rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars by 206 customers on the day of this post release. It is returnable within 30 days if you’re not completely happy with it. It weighs 4.89 pounds and measures 13.5 x 8.07 x 11.22 inches and can have a permanent spot on your kitchen counter with its compact size and small footprint. De’Longhi Stilosa will look nice on your kitchen countertop with its contemporary design.
You can brew as much and as many espressos, cappuccinos and lattes in your home kitchen. It would make a nice addition to your kitchen without occupying a lot of space and you can clean it easily once you’re done. 15 bar pump on this compact espresso machine gives you the ideal amount of pressure to get double or single espresso and you can enjoy the rich coffee flavors. By using the milk frother on the right hand side you can froth your milk to add to your flat white, latte or cappuccino. You don’t need to heat the milk, and you can use cold milk straight from the fridge, that will heat up during frothing.
This stainless steel boiler has a sturdy construction and should last a long time if you take good care of it and do the maintenance and cleaning after each use. You’ll get an ergonomic design portafilter and two filters (single and double pod) with your purchase for making single or double espressos. It lets you use different sizes of cups and you can have as little or as much coffee as you wish. You’ll also get a measuring scoop and tamper with your purchase. The stainless steel boiler will offer you a consistent performance. You should be able to make cafe quality espressos even if you don’t have much knowledge.
De’Longhi Stilosa is a low cost espresso machine with a simple and straightforward set-up and operation. But the total newbies may need to try a few times before they get the handle of it and make good quality coffees. It is reported to make nicely balanced and smooth tasting coffees quickly. You’ll get the instructions manual and the quick start guide in the box. The set-up instructions are not very clear and you may need to read it carefully even if the set-up itself is not hard. The filter cups can be a little difficult to remove if they are not aligned properly so you may want to check before use. It can make a bit of noise but nothing significant and seems to be quieter than many others. It comes with a year of warranty and appears to be very good value for money.