De'Longhi Magnifica Bean to Cup Espresso/Cappuccino Coffee Machine ESAM4000 & ESAM4200 UK Review
The De'Longhi Magnifica Bean to Cup ( Model Number ESAM4000.b), is one of the biggest selling coffee machines, currently available on the UK market. This is a very high quality coffee maker. Buyers rate this model as 4.5 out of 5 stars, so well rated and has sold in its thousands.
You can see what this particular De'Longhi model looks like just below. It is available in a distinct black colour or a silver colour, which I have shown below . Both colours look really good, though I have a slight preference for the silver.
It will however come down to which colour matches your kitchen the best. Please note each colour has its own model number, as shown below. They are the same coffee machine but in different colours.
De'Longhi ESAM4200 Silver
De'Longhi ESAM4000.b Black
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.
This coffee machine can be used to make coffee shop style coffee. That includes coffee drink choices like espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos. You can also use it to make hot chocolate and all in the comfort of your own home.
What Buyers Say About the De'Longhi ESAM4200 Coffee Machine
Below we have summarised what real life buyers make of this machine. Overall they rate this model as a 4.5 out of 5 star machine. This is based on a 5 star rating system, with 1 being the lowest rating, and 5 stars being the highest.
I have shown the buyer ratings by a percentage split, which I think you may find useful, to see the ratings at a glance.
It is pretty easy to see from these ratings, that they are very good. Around 3 out of 4 people give this machine a full 5 star rating. 89% rate it 4 stars or higher, so overall pretty good ratings. At the other end 5% is a small number for the lowly 1 star rating.
What Buyers Didn't Like About the De'Longhi Esam4000.b
If the percentage of 1 star reviews is small, I normally ignore that, as the complaints are small. However at around 5% at the lower end, there could well be something for you as a buyer, to consider, before making a purchase. Please keep low ratings in perspective though, and with this model I found about 70 bad reviews out of 1,500
When I looked at those here is what I found. Some buyers said that parts of it stopped working after 2-3 years. A few others said that it didn't make great coffee. There were also a few longer rants about poor customer service, when something did go wrong.
Most of the complaints were justified as in my opinion, there is never an excuse for poor customer service. That said, I am reviewing the actual machine rather than the disappointing after sale's service.
Overall though with just over 89% being satisfied with their purchase, we will now look at this coffee machine in much more detail.
De'Longhi ESAM 4000.b Coffee Machine Specification & Key Features
I have listed the main key features just below:
- This model is classed as a "bean to cup" coffee machine - beans in the top and coffee out the bottom
- You can make coffee using whole coffee beans, or from ground coffee
- It uses a built-in good quality burr grinder that grinds the beans
- It has a milk frothing arm
- The maker has a removable drip tray, active cup warmer, and you can also adjust the height
- Uses a dual boiler system
- It uses 1,450 watts of power
- Measures 36 x 28.5 x 37.5 cm and weighs around 10 Kg
- Main body is made of plastic
- Capacity is 1.8 Litres
- Comes with a 2-year warranty
Who Would Buy this De'Longhi Coffee Maker?
There are a great many choices for bean to cup coffee machines in the United Kingdom. The average price for a good quality coffee maker of this type varies a lot. They can be anything between £300-1,500.
This De'Longhi is around £380-400 so although not a cheap option, is still a very good price for a very high quality machine. So if you are on a tight budget, this is probably not the one for you.
People who like to make all the coffee shop favourites, will need a machine of this standard. It makes great espresso, and with a milk frothing arm, really opens up the range of coffee drinks that you can make. That will include coffee drinks like Cappuccino, Caffe Latte, or Latte Macchiato.
If you are a real coffee buff, then this would be a good choice for you. This machine can make two cups of coffee at the same time. That is really handy if you want to make a coffee for you and your partner, or for yourself and a friend.
Another very useful feature is the coffee strength setting. That allows you to select the strength of coffee that you like the best.
Key Things to Know About the ESAM 4200 & 4000 model
Coffee beans are put in and ground, or you can use ground coffee. All bean to cup machines work by forcing water under pressure through the machine, to make your base espresso. Once you have that, then you can turn it into your required coffee drink.
The typical cost of making a cup of coffee with a machine of this quality is around 10-15 pence. It depends on what coffee you use etc, but around 12 pence is a good guideline. Now just think how much money those coffee shops make.
This coffee machine also comes with a measuring spoon, and one pack of descaler.
My Summary & Verdict on the DeLonghi-Magnifica-Espresso-Cappuccino-ESAM4200
The huge majority of people seem happy with the results. This is a high end machine and one that is clearly very good quality. When you see in and around 1,500 reviews then you know instantly that this product has sold in its thousands.
The De'Longhi brand name is also a very good one, and quickly recognised when it comes to buying good quality coffee machines. There is a short video review just below.
This machine does come with clear instructions and it is actually very easy to use. If this is not the machine for you, then check out our top 10 list of bean to cup coffee machines, by clicking here.