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The DeLonghi Lattissima Plus EN520SL Espresso Maker is a popular model and offers various enhanced features. Manufactured by a reputable brand, I took a chance with this model mainly because of the attractive design. In addition, I was impressed by the many automatic features and unique systems built into the machine. The DeLonghi Lattissima has many pros that other models don’t have. Here is a breakdown of the best features and also a few tweaks that are needed to make this product perfect.
Convenience with DeLonghi Lattissima Espresso Maker
Convenience is one of the most important benefits that I look for before purchasing any product. The DeLonghi Lattissima EN520SL Plus Espresso Maker requires just one touch of a button to froth the milk, whether I am making a cup of cappuccino or a latte. This smart little machine doesn’t require a separate frothing device like countless other brands. Other models tend to include a gadget to warm up the milk but cleaning is required, no matter how simple. The DeLonghi Lattissima Plus has a built-in frothing feature so maintenance is eliminated altogether.
My favorite feature of the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus is the built-in “clean” button. The milk unit is detachable and is easy to clean with just one touch. This process simply involves a blower which puts steam through the nozzle to clear out any remnants of milk. It literally takes me seconds to complete the cleaning process instead of the grueling process with other models I’ve had before.
Smooth Operations of the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus
I was sure that after using my DeLonghi Lattissima for a few months, the parts would eventually loosen up and the machine would start becoming noisy. After all, almost all the espresso makers I ever had usually have this problem. But to my surprise, the process to steam milk is shockingly quiet. With my old machine, I could wake the entire house within a few seconds. The DeLonghi Lattissima Plus Espresso Maker definitely minimizes the noise during operations.
When brewing with the DeLonghi Lattissima, I have had zero problems with increasing noise or loose parts. Contrary to my original expectations, the machine did not depreciate in condition even after months of use. In fact, the overall durability is quite impressive compared to the plethora of other espresso machines I have used in the past.
My Not-So-Favorite Feature of the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus
The one and only complaint I have about the DeLonghi Lattissima is the limited water capacity. Though the container size is fairly large, it is the source of water for steaming milk and brewing. I regularly use my machine to heat and froth milk, and also to brew espresso, cappuccino, or coffee so the water supply can run out fairly quickly. This not-so-favorite feature is somewhat reasonable because I use the machine multiple times throughout the day.
When all is said and done, my original expectations for the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus were exceeded by its performance and ability to last. Aside from having minimal problems with the machine, I loved the automatic cleaning and shut-off features. Another favorite about this powerful machine is the patented touch system for heating and frothing milk. Usually my least favorite chore, there is no need to clean the milk nozzle or prepare because the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus Espresso Maker does it all on its own.