Delonghi Esam3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine Review 2022

by Selmir Omic

A coffee lover knows that it does not have to be expensive to enjoy an authentic espresso. The DeLonghi Magnifica is the perfect example of a machine that offers exceptional features at an affordable price. If you are looking for top-notch performance without spending too much, this is the ideal model for you.

Are you looking for a great cup of coffee? The DeLonghi Esam3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine just might be the perfect machine for you! This machine can make both espresso and coffee, and it has a ton of great features. Keep reading to learn more about the DeLonghi Esam3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine!

History of Delonghi Coffee Company

The history of Delonghi Coffee Company begins with the company's founder, Desiderio (D.J.) Fontanini, who was born in 1908 in Bra, Piedmont, northern Italy. Following his father's death at an early age and having to be the man of the house at sixteen, D.J. was determined to provide for his family by working in the machine manufacturing industry, but was not satisfied. By the time he had accumulated enough savings to purchase a truck, D.J.'s venture into entrepreneurship began when he immediately upgraded to include coffee vending machines.

As it turned out, coffee vending machines were an up-and-coming trend, with many coffee bars during this time period beginning to replace traditional service by employing espresso machines. D.J.'s company was given the name "Fratelli Fontanini" (The Fontanini Brothers) in 1938, with his brothers joining him by the following year.

It wasn't until 1956 that coffee started to become the primary focus of Fontanini's business, when D.J. invented a type of air-tight coffee container which he named "Brikka" (it was designed to imitate water boiling in a small flask and then rising). Shortly after, in 1958, the company debuted its first patented home espresso maker called Bialetti' (based on an old design), and shortly after became Italy's largest exporter of household appliances.

In 1960, Sigue Corporation purchased Fratelli Fontanini from D.J., but allowed Dije to remain as President until he retired two years later in 1962. After retirement, Dije began working with Italian immigrants in New York City by teaching them how to make espresso and other coffee recipes. Dije Fontanini passed away in 1985, leaving behind a long and successful legacy.

Delonghi purchased Bialetti Industrie in the early 1990's and incorporated it into their vast collection of household appliances., although Bialetti is still currently its own company under Delonghi as well as its own separate trademark. In 2004, The European Housewares Association awarded Delonghi the "One to Watch" Award for being one of the top thirty most promising companies within Europe, especially for its licensing business which includes names such as Karen Kolton, Etna, Dualit, Scanomat, Farberware, Leopold Vienna, iFco Krups Krups, and many more.

Today, Delonghi is a leader in household appliances with its various divisions including home coffee systems, kitchen components, beverage preparation products, room heaters and electric kettle s. In 2006, Delonghi rolled out its first two-in-one espresso machine which combines milk steaming technology along with the automatic espresso machine.

Description and Features of Delonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine, Super-Automatic Review

De'Longhi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso & Coffee Machine, Silver
De'Longhi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso & Coffee Machine, Silver

A coffee lover knows that it does not have to be expensive to enjoy an authentic espresso. The DeLonghi Magnifica is the perfect example of a machine that offers exceptional features at an affordable price. If you are looking for top-notch performance without spending too much, this is the ideal model for you. DeLonghi Esam3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine Review

Full Features of the Reviewed Delonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine
Full Features of the Reviewed Delonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine

Brewing Espresso or Regular Coffee

The DeLonghi ESAM3300 is an automated unit with great functionality for brewing espresso or regular coffee. It features a user-friendly control panel, meaning that even beginners will not have any problems adjusting the machine to their needs. The stainless steel exterior makes it look great in any kitchen, and it will fit perfectly with most decorating schemes. This machine not only offers superior functionality but also includes a cup warmer so you can serve your coffee to guests immediately after brewing.

The markings on the side of the machine are hard to see. However, this is only an issue if you are trying to fill the water tank with a minimum amount of water. The user interface is very easy to understand, ensuring that the device will be ready to work in no time. This DeLonghi coffee maker can prepare 3 different espresso sizes without any problems, so you can easily accommodate your friends and family.

9 Different Coffee Strengths to Choose From

9 Different Coffee Strengths to Choose From
9 Different Coffee Strengths to Choose From

There are 9 different coffee strengths to choose from when using this machine, which means that it has something for everybody's taste preferences. You can also adjust the height of the spout if you want froth or foam on your beverage. The steam wand allows you to make cappuccinos and lattes at home instead of having to go out for these drinks every single day.

It is great that the manufacturer provides filter baskets because they allow you to start enjoying your beverages right away. If you want to prepare espresso with steamed milk, this machine does it perfectly. The cleaning process is also very straightforward thanks to the self-cleaning function that flushes out any leftover coffee grounds automatically.

Based on the innovation that DeLonghi has demonstrated with previous models like the DeLonghi Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso Machine, many consumers are expecting exceptional functionality from the ESAM3300 model without having to pay an arm and a leg for it. This unit delivers everything you could wish for in terms of convenience, output quality, and durability, even though its price tag might make you think otherwise at first glance.

The user interface is well-organized so that even beginners can figure out the buttons and adjust everything quickly. The overall design is elegant and sleek, so you can keep it on your countertop without any issues. Everything about this model was designed to deliver a superior quality of espresso and coffee with minimal effort from the user's part.

8 Different Coffee Drinks

This device makes 8 different coffee drinks, including cappuccino, latte macchiato, cafe latte, espresso macchiato, flat white, café au lait, long coffee, and hot milk. In order to make sure that there is always enough water pressure in the boiler at all times, DeLonghi included a stainless steel pump inside it. The automatic steam option helps you create frothy milk for your beverages effortlessly.

The unit also comes with a cup tray that you can use to keep the cups warm before serving your beverages. The removable water tank has a capacity of 1.8 liters, which makes it easy for you to fill the reservoir without any issues. It is recommended that you don't pour water directly into the tank but instead use its lid in order to prevent spilling any liquids at all times.

In terms of performance, this model will work great no matter whether you want to make regular coffee or espresso shots. You can create up to 9 different varieties of coffee with this device, and there are plenty of settings that allow you to adjust your beverage size easily. In addition, the user interface comes with a backlight so that you can pick whatever setting you prefer even when it is dark.

Change the Machine's Language, Choose Between either Strong or Regular Coffee

You can select the machine's language, choose between either strong or regular coffee, and pick an aroma to suit your preferences depending on how you want your beverage. The steam nozzle does a great job at maintaining the optimal temperature of up to 160 degrees, ensuring that every drink tastes just as great as it would in any cafe.

While this model requires some time to perfect the art of making espresso shots, you will manage to create quality beverages with little effort after weeks or months of practice. We also like that the manufacturer included a 2 cup filter holder for customers who don't necessarily need help preparing large quantities of coffee at once.

The water tank is removable and easy to clean, and you can use ground coffee (coarse or fine) in order to achieve maximum convenience. There are also three different strength settings available for the milk frother, so you can choose your preferred option with ease.

Patented Cappuccino System

The patented cappuccino system rotates about an angle of 180 degrees; you can therefore place a milk container of any size on the slot. You can also adjust the coffee spigot to suit cups of different sizes, including the espresso and ristretto cups as well as the large mug. This system is really convenient because it mixes steam and air in order to deliver a rich foam that enhances the flavor of any drink you make. You can even adjust the amount of milk used in each beverage without any issues whatsoever.

Integrated Burr Grinder

Integrated Burr Grinder
Integrated Burr Grinder

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica comes with an integrated burr grinder that is quiet and saves a lot of space.

The burr grinder grinds beans automatically.With this machine, it's quite easy to customize your espresso because you can set your preferred grinding level. The unit allows you to use ground coffee too.

To get espresso with an amazing taste, DeLonghi recommends that you use illycaffe. With illy, you are assured of the best taste cup after cup. It is rich, balanced, smooth and never bitter.

The front panel of the machine offers easy-to-use controls for the cappuccino and on/off switch system.

Additionally, the easily accessible controls enable you to adjust the quantity of coffee and water to suit your preferred taste, from weak or strong to long or short.

Beans-to-brew system

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Latte
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Latte

Many people have asked us the secret of making high-quality espresso. This is what we have told them, and this is what we are going to tell you too: using freshly ground coffee beans!

When you use freshly ground coffee beans you get espresso with a fantastic taste and aroma.

This machine allows you to prepare coffee with a superb aroma, thanks to the beans to brew system.

No traces remain in the machine since the coffee is freshly ground. The Magnifica is, without a doubt, the only super-automatic espresso machine that produces the freshest results.

Clean Up

Clean Up
Clean Up

Since the stainless-steel double boiler is removable, it's very easy to clean the interior of this machine.

Also, since it's a super-automatic machine, it comes with auto programs for rinse and decalcification. Clean up is, therefore, something you need not worry about with this machine.

It is advisable to clean the machine regularly for two important reasons: to reduce the need for service and to maintain the best flavor.

The Brewing Unit

Direct To Brew Creamy Froth
Direct To Brew Creamy Froth

This machine features one of the smallest, if not the smallest, removable brewing systems.

Thanks to DeLonghi's compact patented boiler, the Magnifica features an excellent heat distribution system that guarantees high-quality espresso at the perfect temperature every single time.

Cleaning this machine's interior is super easy because of the incorporated removable boiler.

You'll manage to clean even areas that are not easy to reach, without using harsh detergents.

And since regular maintenance determines the lifespan of a machine, you can expect the Magnifica to last for ages.

The machine also features two stainless steel boilers that provide an instant reheat function and excellent heat distribution.


Auto Coffee Maker
Auto Coffee Maker

Being a super-automatic espresso machine, you always expect the best tasting espresso with this baby.

For any task or activity, the final product usually depends on two major factors: the right process and the right ingredients.

For this reason, to achieve the best results with this baby, we recommend that you use the best coffee beans you can get your hands on.

If you use inferior, poor-quality coffee beans, don't expect anything more than an inferior taste.

And about using the right process-and technique-the first step is to go through the instruction manual carefully.

If you encounter any problems, feel free to contact us, or conduct a quick search on the web for tutorials on the same.

But, if you have experience in using other espresso/coffee machines you'll get the hang of this one within no time.

This DeLonghi espresso/coffee machine is capable of preparing coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte drinks and all other espresso-based drinks.

Feel free to experiment with a variety of possibilities. Make use of a good number of recipes.

A quick glance at this DeLonghi coffee machine may give you a picture that it's a complex machine.

That's far from it. You don't need to be an expert to operate this baby. The front panel's controls are easily accessible, easy-to-use and programmable.

The controls we are talking about here are ones for adjusting the quantity of coffee, water and milk as well as the cappuccino system.

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso Coffee Machine Review
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso Coffee Machine Review

DeLonghi Magnifica Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Great for espresso and coffee (as well as other espresso based drinks)
  • Incredible features that make it convenient, fast and easy to use
  • The device saves up to two coffee beans at a time in order to create custom beverages later on without having to worry about them running out quickly, which is great for people who enjoy drinking their drinks right before they get cold.
  • For ultimate convenience, this model comes with an automatic cleaning cycle that you can use to clean the device whenever necessary.
  • The steam nozzle does a great job at maintaining optimal temperature levels in order to create quality espresso shots without any aftertaste whatsoever.

DeLonghi Magnifica Cons

  • The Magnifica can be a bit noisy, especially during the first few seconds of operation
  • This is not exactly an energy efficient model, which means that it costs more money over time for your electrical bill.
  • While the design looks sleek, some people might consider it inconvenient because of its shape and size.

How to Use the Delonghi esam3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Coffee Machine

How to Use the Delonghi esam3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Coffee Machine
How to Use the Delonghi esam3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Coffee Machine

Power up

First, be certain that after it has been plugged in, the machine is turned on by moving the On/Off switch from Off to a position between 1 and 3. This will not damage the Delonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine if it is done accidentally.

Prepare the Machine

Now we must prepare the machine. This is done by putting a large container under the Carafe and inserting the small end of the Carafe into it. Be certain that there are no obstacles in your sink that will interfere with this process, as you do not want anything to damage the Coffee Machine. If your sink does have something in it, just move it aside until you're finished using the Coffee Machine, or purchase an alternate method of preparing coffee for use later on.

Press Firmly

Press Firmly
Press Firmly

Next, be sure to press firmly so that all 9 bars are securely submerged under water They should form an approximate arc, like the hull of a boat. To ensure maximum flavor, it is best to keep this arc facing away from any objects or people in the immediate vicinity. This will help avoid unnecessary damage to you, your kitchen, and your floor if any accidents should occur.

Press Carafe Firmly

Finally, press Carafe firmly into machine slot until it clicks audibly. Be careful not to push too hard or you could break something inside the Delonghi Magnifica. The machine should now be ready for use!

Now that it's prepared, put some coffee in the filter basket under the group head, open up one of those bags of beans you bought at "Whole Paycheck," pour them in, close the bag, and put it away somewhere. Anywhere will do - we'll get to it later.

Fill the Container With Water

Fill the large container with enough water for one cup of coffee and place it under the group head. Open one of those boxes of "instant D/T/D" and pour its contents into your mug or measuring cup or whatever thing you use to drink coffee out of. It doesn't matter how much you use, just so long as it's enough for one cup.

Lift the Handle on the Machine and Push It

Now lift the handle on the machine and push it all the way down. The machine is now engaged, so be careful not to bump into anything or let your children play with the controls. Be also aware that there may be hot steam coming from beneath the group head at this point. If you don't have a child who will burn themselves on a stovetop burner at least once in their lives, consider yourself lucky.

If everything is set up correctly, after approximately 5 minutes have passed there should be hot water in the large container and the machine will automatically drain it into the Carafe. The machine will then pause for approximately 5 seconds, making a loud noise like "HONK HONK." This is normal - in fact, it's designed to make this sound so that you know the Magnifica Coffee Machine is working as intended.

When this process has finished, the machine will lift the Carafe and drain it into the large container. Be careful to avoid obstructions now - you have very nearly completed one cycle! If you've been following all of these directions exactly as they appear, you should have a piping hot cup of coffee ready to drink in approximately 10 minutes.

Note that this process can be repeated by moving the On/Off switch from Off to 1 or 2 or 3 and then back down again, but this is not recommended unless absolutely necessary because it tends to create an excess of espresso. It is better to prepare one coffee at a time and save the rest for later. Appliances like this are designed to be used according to specifications, not modified or altered in any way. Please remember that it is your responsibility to use the Delonghi Magnifica Machine correctly and in compliance with all appropriate safety standards.

Delonghi recommends using pre-ground coffee whenever possible to avoid damage to the internal components of your esam3300. However, if you have a grinder and must grind your own beans, please be sure to remove any stones from the ground coffee before placing it in the filter basket under the group head. Stones tend to wear down the Delonghi esam3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Coffee Machine's burrs and should be avoided at all costs.

Delonghi recommends using coffee with a rating of "Very Fine" or finer. It is also recommended that you use the same amount of coffee as you would normally use when preparing it by other, inferior means.

From the DeLonghi Manufacturer

Satisfaction Guarantees for The Delonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine
Satisfaction Guarantees for The Delonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine

FAQs for the DeLonghi Magnifica Espresso / Coffee Machine

FAQs for the DeLonghi Magnifica Espresso / Coffee Machine
FAQs for the DeLonghi Magnifica Espresso / Coffee Machine

Customers' Reviews for the DeLonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine

Top Positive Review from a Verified Customer
Top Positive Review from a Verified Customer
Top Critical Review from a Verified Customer
Top Critical Review from a Verified Customer

KYG's Verdict for the DeLonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine

All things considered, the Delonghi Esam3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine offers all of the features, performance, resilience, durability, and convenience you could wish for in terms of personal appliances. It has everything one might seek in terms of convenience and functionality, especially given the price range. Compared to other models on the market, this one feels much more durable and capable of lasting for years without any issues.

Buy them at Walmart, eBay, Etsy (limited quantity)

De'Longhi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso & Coffee Machine, Silver - Walmart, Etsy, eBay

Conclusion for DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Buyers

The DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso Machine is certainly one of a kind. It's not easy to find a super-automatic espresso machine that matches its functionality. Yes, it is small, but it makes up for that by producing espresso with an amazing taste and aroma each and every time.

The Delonghi Magnifica Machine is a high-quality super-automatic espresso/coffee machine that has many features to help you make the perfect cup of coffee. -Some of the key features include an automatic milk frother, adjustable grind settings, and a water filtration system. The Delonghi Esam3300 Magnifica is also very easy to use, with simple buttons and controls. Overall, this machine is a great choice if you are looking for an affordable but high-quality espresso/coffee maker.

About Selmir Omic

Selmir Omic is KYG's cannabis lifestyle writer. He currently resides in San Francisco and can often be found enjoying design-forward cannabis accessories, candles and seltzer simultaneously. When he's not writing about pot or waxing poetic about vape pens, Selmir can be counted on to offer sage advice about the best strains for anxiety or how to make cannabutter without a stovetop.

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