DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto

Test 06/2019

  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - front
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - front2
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - front3
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - front4
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - back
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - boxed
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - deckel
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - detail
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - einschaltknopf
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - einzelteile
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - endergebnis
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - hoeheneinstellung
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - im-einsatz
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - kapselhalterung
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - kapselkaffeemaschine
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - klappe
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - plastikkapsel
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - schieberegler
  • DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto - wassertank
Test seal: DeLonghi EDG260.G Dolce Gusto, Rating 8.2

last modified: 19.05.2020, 16:59

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 30%
Speed 30%
Volume 20%
Cleaning 20%
Tested by: Johanna


Product tester


The DeLonghi Dolce Gusto coffee capsule machine did not handle very well. The water supply must be stopped manually and the machine must not be left out of sight during use. Apart from that, it worked well.


  • Large water tank capacity
  • Very fast
  • With adapter also compatible with capsules of other manufacturers


  • No automatic switch-off of the water supply - manual
  • Not dishwasher safe except for capsule holder

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Well-functioning machine, but only with manual starting and stopping.

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Infinissima video review

The DeLonghi Dolce Gusto coffee capsule machine has a modern, organic design and is truly an eye-catching device in every kitchen.

Delonghi coffee capsule machine
The Delonghi coffee capsule machine


The device is delivered without capsules, which must be purchased by the customer. It is equipped with a water tank with a capacity of 1.1 litres and can be filled with one capsule at a time. The capsule holder can be pulled out of the device. The device is equipped with a collecting grid for overswelling liquids, which can be adjusted to three different heights, depending on the cup size. The DeLonghi capsule coffee maker works with the Nescafe Dolce Gusto capsule system, which are available at the supermarket.

The machine comes with a little bit of an undetailed operating instruction, which consists exclusively of pictures. However, the operation is quite simple and self-explanatory.

The collecting grid can be adjusted in its height
The collecting grid can be adjusted in its height


Before using the device for the first time, it must be cleaned once. Therefore the water tank must first be filled and then water must run through the machine in two runs. First, turn on the device with the button at the bottom left of the machine. At the beginning, it lights red. If it changes to green, the machine has heated up. This takes about 30 seconds. There is already a plastic capsule in the capsule holder, which is only intended for cleaning, so you only have to close the device. Now you can start the device with a slide switch. For this, you push it once to the left (blue) and let cold water run through once and then once to the right (red) and let hot water run through once. It must be noted that the water process does not stop by itself, the slider must be pushed by yourself back to the middle to stop the water flowing. The instructions indicate that you should push the controller back after 60 seconds. However, if you wait that long, the water will overflow. Now the machine is cleaned and ready for your first coffee.

Switch on button
The device must be switched on by the botton

The lid of the water tank
The lid of the water tank

The filled water tank
The water tank has a capacity of 1,1 litres


For your first coffee, you have to refill the water tank and remove the plastic capsule from the holder and insert your coffee capsule. When the machine is closed and your coffee cup is in position, start the machine with the slider. The instructions only tell you how much water you need for the different types of coffee, but not how long you have to keep the machine running. Since you cannot adjust the quantity on the machine, you have to calculate it intuitively. This is a big disadvantage compared to the other machines because you have to stay next to the machine. During use, it comes to a volume of 59 dBA. After use, the device automatically switches to standby mode after 4:50 minutes.

The capsule holder
The capsule holder

The flap
The flap is closing the machine

The slider
You have to start the machine with the slider


The cleaning of the device must be done by hand because apart from the capsule holder, no single parts are dishwasher safe according to the instructions. All individual parts should be removed and cleaned once and all surfaces can be wiped well with a towel. Then, as already described in the preparation section, let only water run through the machine once more. In addition, the machine must be decalcified regularly, this is signalled to you by the machine as soon as the switch on button lights orange.

The single parts of the machine
The single parts of the machine

We have evaluated approx. 50 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 90 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are approx. 5 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 90% positive and 5% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Nice design
  • Very handy

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Coffee process must be ended manually, not automatically
  • Workmanship (cheap, unstable)
Manufacturer DeLonghi
EAN 8004399333048
Capsule system Nescafe Dolce Gusto
Duration Around 50 sec (until the cup is full, without heating time)
Adjustable cup filling quantity No (only manual)
Volume 1 metre distance 59 dB
Heating time 30 sec
Adjustable drip tray Yes (3 steps)
Automatic switch-off ✔ (after 4:50 minute in stand-by)
Dishwasher safe Only the capsule holder is dishwasher safe
Capacity litres 1,1
Material Plastic
Stand-by power consumption 0,6 W
Power in Watt 1460
Length of the power cable 80 cm
Weight 2,58 kg
Depth 25 cm
Height 37,5 cm
Width 15 cm
Manual language EN, DA, DE, ES, ET, FI, FR, IT, LT, LV, NO, RU, SV, TR
Quality of instructions Good
Scope of delivery Device, operating instructions, safety instructions, warranty instruction
Quality impression Very good
Packaging Good
Additional warranty 24 months

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ALDI now offers a range of pods for this (and other) machines. The Americano blend is very good and excellent value at £2.50 for 16 pods (16p/pod).
Thank you for the tip.
Please share links of compatible capsules for a infinissima machine.
These two capsule-brands are compatible with any Dolce Gusto system:
Is it possible to adjust the amount of water?
No, the amount of water must be controlled manually. The device is started and stopped with a slider.
Can other capsule systems also be used?
Yes, there is a capsule adapter, so you can also use other capsules.


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