DeLonghi’s Magnifica ECAM22100 is similar to the Magnifica ESAM3300, except smaller and more compact.
(The “XS” in the model name stands for “Extra Small.”)
Yup, compact convenience is the calling card of this model.
That compact design does come at a small price, however, as DeLonghi had to go with a single boiler for the ECAM22110 instead of the dual boiler systems used in the ESAM3300 and Prima Donna ECAM28465.
On the plus side, this ECAM22110 is a newer version of the ESAM3300, and that means more programmable functionality and additional features.
For example, you’ll enjoy these upgrades:
Really, the biggest annoyance is the way the bean hopper is designed. Sometimes the beans don’t fall into the grinder and need a little help.
Honestly, this is something I’d classify as minor, but for others it’s a real deal-breaker. Your mileage may vary.