DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110 Review

DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
90
Durability (20%)
96
Ease of Use (10%)
94
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
The smaller version of the DeLonghi Magnifica, this Magnific XS is more compact and a little more basic, sacrificing the dual-boiler system for a single boiler. Still, few super-automatics are better values than the XS.
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Key Features of the DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110

Key Features of DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110

  • Type: Super-automatic
  • Boiler: Single stainless steel thermoblock
  • Bean Hopper: 8 oz
  • Bean Grinder: Yes
  • Pressure: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: 60 oz removable
  • Portafilters: None
  • E.S.E. Pod Compatible: No
  • Auto-Off: Yes
  • Unit Size: 13.8″L x 9.4″D x 17.0″H
  • Unit Weight: 20.0 lbs
  • Watts: 1250
  • Warranty: 2 years

DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110 Overview

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On the plus side, this ECAM22110 is a newer version of the ESAM3300, and that means more programmable functionality and additional features.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:

  • Brew as little as a single shot or as much as two long coffees
  • Programmable water hardness setting
  • Energy saving mode for up to 77% lower energy costs

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.

Pros
  • Extremely intuitive controls and user interface
  • Easy to see water level, which seems like a small convenience until you have a machine that doesn’t offer this
  • Brews both espresso and coffee
  • Programmable water hardness setting
Cons
  • Frothing wand requires you to combine espresso and milk
  • Sometimes beans don’t fall into grinder and need a little help
  • Louder than most espresso machines

Is the DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110 for you?

Is DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110 for you?

I’d pit the larger Magnifica ESAM3300 versus this small Magnifica XS ECAM22110.

Which is right for you?

  • Go with the Magnifica if you want reliability above all else.
  • Go with the Magnifica XS  if you’re willing to sacrifice a little reliability for the additional functionality of a more recently-released model.

Both machines have a 2 year warranty from DeLonghi, so it isn’t like you’re throwing your money away if either breaks down.

DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110 Review: An In-Depth Look

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DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110
The smaller version of the DeLonghi Magnifica, this Magnific XS is more compact and a little more basic, sacrificing the dual-boiler system for a single boiler. Still, few super-automatics are better values than the XS.

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