DeLonghi EC155 Espresso Cappuccino Maker Review

By Paul Carabis | DeLonghi

Sep 16

We all know that one person that seems to be so good at everything that you have a hard time classifying their expertise. When it comes to coffee machines, that is the EC155. Delonghi did not just want to create a fast espresso maker or a flawless cappuccino crafter, so it put both of those into one machine.

DeLonghi EC155 Espresso Cappuccino Maker Review

The DeLonghi company is one of the grand old ladies of Italian coffee machine making. It was founded in 1902 in Treviso, near Venice. You think having over 110 years of experience helps this particular machine? Our Delonghi EC155 Espresso Cappuccino Maker review tells you about all of the incredible things that this brewer offers.

What Makes it Different?

We have all heard of the term ‘manumatic’ right? It is the combination of an automatic and manual transmission. It has been wondrous for people who have generally one vehicle they use for everything. The EC155 is just like that. Its dual filter gives you the ability to create fast espresso with coffee or a catered cappuccino with ground coffee.

Product Details
  • Coffee Compatibility: Ground coffee or coffee pods
  • Frother: Swivel jet frother!
  • Hot Water: No.
  • Pressure System: 15 Bar
  • Pressure Power: 1100 Watts
  • Boiler Size: N/A
  • Wait Time: Dependent on coffee type, but at most 5 minutes
  • Water Level Detection: Yes.
  • Removable Tank: Yes.
  • Tank Capacity: 35 ounces
  • Auto Power Off System: No.
  • Grinder: Not included.
  • Body Material: Stainless steel
  • Size: 8” x 11” x 10”
  • Weight: 6.7 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year for household use
  • Indicator Lights/Buttons: On/off, brew size, and froth knob and lights.

When you find something that has been around this long, sold this well, and is still operating, it is hard to not to want the magic that it offers. This machine has been reviewed over 3,700 times online, far more than any other that we have seen. They must make one amazing drink!

What Other Espresso & Cappuccino Dreamers Are Saying

Amazon Rating: Delonghi should pat themselves on the back for this one. It is not often that coffee crafters like this one maintain 3.8 out of 5 stars over 3,719 reviews. Long term users have some undeniable praise they want to share with you.


“Great espresso, incredible price!

I love espresso, and this little baby makes a great cup. Here are a few points that might be useful for you to know.


*It doesn’t take up too much room on the counter and looks nice with it’s silver metal accents.


*The water reservoir is a good size, you can make about 8-10 shots before you need to refill it, which is very easy to do, and there is a clear section behind the basket which shows the water level.


*Fast heat-up time (only about a minute), good frothing wand, no wait time between frothing and brewing (though you do have to wait a little between brewing and frothing)”


“It tastes great! It’s easy and simple to work as well I researched a lot to buy an espresso machine for my husband. This one does the job, it tastes great! It is easy and simple to work as well!”


“My husband loved this gift! My husband loved this gift! After spending 3 weeks in Europe, he became an “espresso snob” and he is now able to make great tasting espressos at home!”


First, we had to laugh at the woman calling her husband an ‘espresso snob’. After that though we realized we forget to share a critical piece of information with you. This machine is under $100! Quality flavor for under $100? Yep! It is not a joke.

Similar Products

Comparable products generally run a few hundred dollars more than this one and will sometimes offer less. If you have reached espresso snob ‘plus’ status, you can always upgrade to a commercial quality machine like the Breville Dual Boiler Espresso Machine. We must warn you though, when you do, you will find yourself asking, “What’s a Starbucks?”

Final Thoughts

We do not really enjoy when we are at a loss for words. In this case, it is a spectacular thing. A dual function machine that looks amazing and pours an even greater cappuccino. Wait, there is more. Espresso perfectly created and heated. There is still more. A price that its competitors want to go nuts over. Honestly, we could go on forever about the Delonghi EC155, but we would rather let you tell us how much you love it.

Find out more info and read user reviews about the DeLonghi EC155 Espresso Cappuccino Maker

About the Author

Hi, I'm Paul Carabis, coffee lover (ok, maybe coffee addict). I started this website as a way to document the best coffee machines, products and information for personal use and it took off from there! Now I help thousands of readers per month and I trust that I've helped you too!