Updated 16 Jan 2018

DeLonghi

PrimaDonna Elite ECAM 650.55.MS

Snapshot: The DeLonghi PrimaDonna Elite ECAM 650.55.MS is an automatic espresso machine with a heat-up time of 45 seconds and automatic turn-off function. Can it make a good coffee?

PrimaDonna Elite ECAM 650.55.MS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$3299

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Test results

Overall score
75
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • Easy to use.
  • Good milk frothing.
  • Very good taste.
  • Automatic power turn-off.
  • Excellent controls.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Programmable coffee quantity.
  • Has a digital display.
  • Can use pre-ground coffee.
  • Fits large cups.
  • Standby mode.
  • Can be controlled by mobile phone app.

But

  • Extremely poor temperature consistency.

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.

Price is from a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Type
Automatic
Avg price
$3299

Specifications

Heater
Not stated
Heat-up time (min:sec)
0:45
Time to deliver coffee (sec)
17
H x W x D (cm)
38 x 26 x 47
Weight (kg)
12

Features

Automatic turn-off
Programmable coffee quantity
Digital display
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
5
Milk frothing
Automatic
Removable water reservoir
Yes
Adjustable water temperature
Yes

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Notes
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