Delonghi EC-145

Name: EC-145
Brand: Delonghi
Type: Espresso
Operation: Manual
Capacity: 1 litre

Delonghi EC145 1 Litre 1100 Watt Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, Black
Delonghi EC145 1 Litre 1100 Watt Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, Black
15 Bar pump pressure; Traditional milk frother; Filter holder and tamper for perfect crema

The Delonghi EC145 is a manual espresso machine, but if we are strict, we should include it in an intermediate segment of semi-automatic espresso machines.

The Delonghi EC145 is an espresso machine with an excellent price-performance ratio and automatic controls to determine the pressure pump and the water temperature. It allows us to prepare both espresso and cappuccino thanks to its integrated frother. It has various pre-set water volumes (coffee sizes) that make it possible to switch off the water injection when the specified volume is reached.

Very useful, especially for users with little experience in preparing espressos with manual coffee makers. Furthermore, we would like to point out that the 15 bar pressure of the Delonghi EC145 guarantees an excellent coffee taste and density.

Preparing Cappuccinos in the Delonghi EC145

On this occasion, the Delonghi EC145 does not have a milk frother or skimmer in use but uses a mixed system that mixes steam, air (as in milk beaters) and fresh milk to obtain a spectacular milk foam, ready to crown your cappuccinos or lattes.

Steamer for cappuccinos Delonghi EC145

Features and Technical Data of the Delonghi EC145

In this section, we summarize all the characteristics and technical specifications of the Delonghi EC145 coffee maker.

  • The boiler is made of stainless steel.
  • The water tank is transparent, which allows us to know at all times how much water we have left. It has a capacity for 1 litre of water and is also removable.
  • Built-in Self-priming system: This means that the Delonghi EC145 coffee maker is always ready for use.
  • Built-in milk frother for preparing lattes and cappuccinos.
  • The coffee maker is controlled by a single button: you select whether you want to make an espresso or a cappuccino.
  • Includes two separate thermostats: for the steam and for the espressos.
  • The steam emission can be regulated.
  • Includes a filter holder for ground coffee.
  • We can prepare one or two cups at the same time.
  • The cup tray is removable.
  • It has a practical anti-drip system.
  • Includes an instrument for pressing ground coffee.
  • 15 bar pressure
  • Approximate weight: 3 kg.
  • Dimensions: 19 x 24 x 29 cm.

Advantages of the Delonghi EC145

  • The value for money of the Delonghi EC145 is one of the best on the market. You won’t find many machines with such a range of options for less than £100.
  • We can make cappuccinos and milk froth without the need to purchase external accessories.

Disadvantages of the Delonghi EC145

  • If you look at the photos, you will see that a glass or a very large cup does not fit under the filters. The cup holder cannot be lowered or raised, so the only solution is to prepare the coffee in cups and then pour them into larger containers.
  • If you compare it with more advanced coffee machines and prepare several coffees in a row, you will notice how the heating/preparation time needed by the machine between coffees is much longer than usual for its rivals. However, in our opinion, this is a detail that does not affect the ordinary home user.

Delonghi EC145: Videos

A comprehensive video review of the Delonghi EC145 coffee maker so you know what it looks like and can see it live before you buy it.

Why Buy a Delonghi EC145?

The main quality of the Delonghi EC145 is that it is a complete espresso machine, with all kinds of extra functions and options, which we can take home for a very competitive price, much less than other competing machines.

It is no coincidence that it is one of the best-selling models in the very wide segment of espresso coffee machines, and it also has a brand behind it that is an absolute reference in the sector and which also manufactures many models of pod coffee machines, such as Delonghi.

When buying a Delonghi EC145, you should know that it is one of the (very few) models that are usually sold in hypermarkets and department stores, but at a fairly high price, especially when compared to the prices of espresso machines on Amazon.

If you want to opt for a similar but more modern coffee machine, with more recent manufacture and polishing some details, you can choose the renewed version of this model: The Delonghi EC-155.

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