De’Longhi Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine ECAM22 UK Review 

 October 25, 2018

By  Enda McLarnon

Thanks for taking the time to check out our UK review of the De'Longhi Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine ECAM22 model. This is one of the more affordable options when it comes to buying a bean to cup type of coffee machine. 

When we say more affordable, we mean that these machines can be priced anything between £300-3,000. That price change is wide and mainly down to the range of features that you get, plus the actual quality of the machine.

Online buyers rate this model very highly and overall they have given this one an 88% buyer satisfaction rating. That placed it an number 2 position on our top 10 list of bean to cup coffee machines priced at under £500.

You can usually find this particular model online at a really good price as we will explain later in this article.

This ECAM22 model is suitable for using with either coffee beans thanks to the built-in grinder, but can also be used with ground coffee, if you don't want to grind the beans.

It can quickly prepare two cups of coffee at the same time so ideal for couples, or for coffee with a friend.

It makes a great espresso but the brand advertises this model mainly as a great cappuccino model. That is because it uses a combination of freshly ground beans, steam, air and milk to make a wonderful creamy froth.

De'Longhi Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine ECAM22.110.B

Who Would Buy the De'Longhi ECAM22?

If you are a buyer who likes the idea of coffee shop quality coffee then this is an ideal model to consider. This does make great coffee, has more than enough features, and yet remains pretty easy to use.

You can make a wide range of coffee drinks with this particular model, and it has certainly stood the test of time, so reliability and consistency of coffee are assured.

A Little About the De'Longhi Brand

This is one of the best known brands when it comes to buying coffee machines. This is an Italian brand and they have been making coffee makers and machines since 1974.

Their vision is to be recognised as the global market leader in coffee, comfort and selected kitchen and home care.

They are known for their high quality design, and also for making high quality products.

How Buyers Rate the ECAM22-110-B Model?


Overall buyers rate this model with an average 92% buyer satisfaction

  • 78% of all buyers gave it a full 5 star review
  • 4% of all buyers gave this one a bad review

This is based on 2,500+ online buyer reviews

What Buyers Said About this Model?

We know from the above satisfaction rating that overall buyers rated this coffee maker with a very good rating. In this section we look at what buyers had to say about why they gave their rating and why they awarded the score that they did.

To achieve this we have read the reviews, and then summarised those. We found the easiest way to present these was in the form of a pros and cons table, which we have included below.


  • Buyers said this machine was very fast and very easy to use
  • Buyers loved the fact that it cleaned itself when you turn it off
  • Buyers said it delivers really hot coffee time after time
  • A few buyers said this machine does everything for you except drink the coffee
  • Buyers say it does an excellent job of making good quality coffee and is super easy to use


  • Only 2 buyers thought this was not worth the money

You can quickly see from the reviews above that buyers really like this machine a lot. A couple of buyers said they thought it was over priced, but we would disagree with that.

For the price we believe that you get a great machine, and this one is at the lower end of the price point. Almost every buyer review mentioned just how easy this model was to use.

If you have not owned a coffee machine like this before, then with many models you need to read a thick book to be able to use them. This one is just not like that, and you will be up and running in no time at all.

De'Longhi ECAM22 Specification

Just below we have included the technical and specification details for those that want that type of information.

We have also included the main features and why these are important.

  • It measures 23.8 x 43 x 35.1 cm
  • It weighs 9 Kg
  • Has 1,450 watts of power
  • Pump pressure 15 bar
  • Has a 1.8 litre capacity (makes up to 14 cups)
  • Can be used with either fresh coffee beans or with ground coffee
  • The coffee beans container has an aroma saving cap that keeps the beans and grounds really fresh
  • Easy to see control panel to prepare your specific coffee drink
  • Includes an integrated silent grinder with 13 adjustable settings
  • You can make two cups of coffee from one brewing unit
  • It has a removable brewing unit, making cleaning and maintenance easy.
  • It also has rinse and decalcification auto-programs
  • Has a memory function so once you find your perfect brew that can be stored in the memory for future use
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty

Our Verdict on this De'Longhi Model

This filter machine came out at number 2 position on our top 10 list of machines costing less than £500.

As we have mentioned this is a very competitive price point for this style of machine, and the brand name is very well known in the world of coffee.

We believe that this is simply a very good buy if you want to own a high quality bean to cup coffee machine.

It has all the right features and will become a great time saver for you around the kitchen. The coffee is always hot and the consistency of the brew is always there.

Add to that the fact that is is very easy to use and virtually cleans itself, and you can see that you will own a really good machine.

There are practically no complaints about this machine from buyers and that is always a very good sign. Any grumbles that we did find were simply a few people's opinion on the price.

Buyers liked the appearance of this machine, and they also liked the fact that you could use this for hot water, if you fancied a cup of tea instead.

We know from our experience that once you upgrade to this type of bean to cup machine, that they all take a bit of getting used to. This ECAM22 model does as well, but in all honesty, does not take a great deal of time.

If it arrived in the morning then by lunch time you would have this one mastered.

Enda McLarnon

Enda McLarnon has a Business Management Honour's Degree and applies his professional insight, to analyse and write helpful product reviews with tips and useful advice. I am also a coffee lover and enjoy tasting all of the coffee types the world has to offer.

Enda McLarnon

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