Updated 18 May 2017

DeLonghi

Autentica Cappuccino ETAM 29.660.SB

Snapshot: The DeLonghi Autentica Cappuccino ETAM 29.660.SB is an automatic espresso machine with a heat-up time of 1 minute and automatic turn-off function. Can it make a good coffee?

Autentica Cappuccino ETAM 29.660.SB
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1398

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Test results

Overall score
61
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk-frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • Easy to use.
  • OK milk frothing.
  • Automatic power turn-off.
  • Very good controls.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Programmable coffee quantity.
  • Has a digital display.
  • Can use pre-ground coffee.
  • Fits large cups.
  • Standby mode.

But

  • Extremely poor temperature consistency.
  • OK taste.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Taste (60%): We assessed crema colour and thickness as well as the coffee's aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste.
Ease of use (20%): Based on convenience of water container and filter, controls, exterior cleaning and operating the unit.
Milk frothing (15%): Evaluated froth quality and ease of using the frothing mechanism.
Temperature consistency (5%): Assessed consistency of temperature across 4 cups of coffee.

Key data

Model

Type
Automatic
Avg price
$1398

Specifications

Heater
-
Heat-up time (min:sec)
1:00
H x W x D (cm)
34 x 20 x 48
Weight (kg)
9.8

Features

Automatic turn-off
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
5
Programmable coffee quantity
Milk frothing
Automatic
Digital display

More Info

Notes
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