Electric Espresso Cooker Test

02/2020

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Electric Espresso Cooker

We have 2 test winners in this category: Both the Rommelsbacher EKO 364/E Espresso Mini and the Moka Espresso Maker by Cloer are of high quality, easy to clean and provide a delicious taste experience. Our favourites with the test mark 9.4/10!

We have tested 7 espresso cookers and paid special attention to handling, cleaning and the taste result.

Do you like to start your morning with hot and powerful espresso, but an espresso machine is too bulky for your kitchen? Then an electric espresso maker is just the thing for you. It prepares the strong little ones in just a few minutes.

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last modified: 19.03.2020, 14:20
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Best price winner
Our winner: Rommelsbacher EKO 364/E Espresso Mini Our winner: Cloer Moka Espresso Maker Bialetti Moka Elettrika Review Cilio CLASSICO Electric Espresso Cooker Review Ariete Electric Coffee Maker Moka Review DeLonghi Alicia Plus Review GOURMETmaxx Electric Espresso Cooker 6 cups Review

Rommelsbacher EKO 364/E Espresso Mini

Cloer Moka Espresso Maker

Bialetti Moka Elettrika

Cilio CLASSICO Electric Espresso Cooker

Ariete Electric Coffee Maker Moka

DeLonghi Alicia Plus

GOURMETmaxx Electric Espresso Cooker 6 cups

Test seal: Rommelsbacher EKO 364/E Espresso Mini, Rating 1.45
Test seal: Cloer Moka Espresso Maker , Rating 1.45
Test seal: Bialetti Moka Elettrika, Rating 2.15
Test seal: Cilio CLASSICO Electric Espresso Cooker, Rating 2.25
Test seal: Ariete Electric Coffee Maker Moka, Rating 2.45
Test seal: DeLonghi Alicia Plus, Rating 2.45
Test seal: GOURMETmaxx Electric Espresso Cooker 6 cups, Rating 2.55
  • High-quality design
  • High-quality design
  • Quiet device
  • Small and practical
  • High-quality design
  • Very quiet
  • Fast cooking process
  • Quiet device
  • Quiet device
  • Gets very hot
  • Gets very hot
  • Becomes very hot
  • Poor sealing
  • The water tank is not enough for 6 cups
  • Gets very hot
  • Upper part out of plastic
  • Upper part out of plastic
  • Upper part out of plastic

High-quality design, easy cleaning and good handling, but very hot during use.

Large and robust espresso maker in a high-quality design that heats up quickly.

Practical, quiet espresso maker for travelling, but with poor sealing.

High-quality designed espresso maker, which unfortunately is not sufficient for the indicated 6 cups.

Fast and quiet espresso maker with warming function and plastic top.

Easy to handle and fast brewing of up to 6 espresso cups, but tricky cleaning.

Easy to use, yet tricky to clean and cheap design.

Handling
Cleaning
Result
Design
Automatic switch-off No No No No
Number of cups 2-4 3-6 2 6 2-4 3-6 3-6
Capacity 250 ml 350 ml 150 ml 280 ml 250 ml 300 ml 300 ml
Material Stainless steel, plastic Stainless steel, plastic Aluminium Aluminium with coloured coating Stainless steel, plastic Stainless steel, plastic Stainless steel, plastic
Safety valve
Sieve insert with spring No No No No No
Warm-keeping function No No No No
Water level indicator No No No No
Preparation time For 2 cups 2:45 min; for 4 cups 4:45 min 3:40 min for 3 cups; 6:15 for 6 cups 5 min 4:50 for 6 cups; 3:00 for 4 cups For 2 cups 2:30 min; 4 cups espresso 3:15 min 3:00 for 3 cups; 4:45 for 6 cups 4 min for 3 cups; 4:45 min for 6 cups
Quality impression Excellent Excellent Good High-quality Good Good Satisfactory
Additional warranty No information 2 years 2 years 5 years No information No information No information
Scope of delivery Coffee container, water container, filter insert, filter funnel, base, operating instructions Coffee container, water container, filter insert, filter funnel, base, operating instructions Coffee container, water container, filter funnel, operating instructions Coffee container, water container, filter insert, filter funnel, base, measuring spoon, operating instructions Coffee container, water container, filter insert, filter funnel, base, measuring spoon, operating instructions Coffee container, water container, filter insert, filter funnel, base, operating instructions Coffee container, water container, filter insert, filter funnel, base, operating instructions
Height 20 cm 21.5 cm 19.5 cm 24.5 cm 21.5 cm 24 cm 21.5 cm
Width 11 cm 13.5 cm 9.5 cm 16 cm 16 cm 12 cm 12.5 cm
Depth 11 cm 13.5 cm 9.5 cm 12.5 cm 12.5 cm 19.5 cm 18.5 cm
Quality of instructions Good Good Good Good Good Good Good
Manual language GER, EN, FR, NL GER, EN, FR, IT, NL, DK, NO, SV, FI, ES, TR, GR IT, GER, EN, FR, ES, PT GER, EN, FR, IT, NL IT, EN, GER, RU, AR, EL, NL, PT, ES, FR IT, EN, ES, PT, EL, NO, CS, HR, SL, BG, RO, AR, DA, GER, FI, FR, HU, KZ, NL, PL, RU, SK, SV, TR, HU GER, EN, FR, NL
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Tested products

1st place: Rommelsbacher EKO 364/E Espresso Mini

Test seal: Rommelsbacher EKO 364/E Espresso Mini, Rating excellent

The EKO 364/E Espresso Mini by Rommelsbacher offers high-quality design, is easy to clean thanks to the filter funnel with spring and enables easy handling. It should be noted that the jug gets very hot.

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Cloer Moka Espresso Maker  - thumbnail Test seal: Cloer Moka Espresso Maker , Rating excellent

2nd place: Cloer Moka Espresso Maker

The Moka Espresso Maker by Cloer is easy to use and clean and also offers a chic design. Care must be taken during use, as the stainless steel can gets very hot.

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Bialetti Moka Elettrika - thumbnail Test seal: Bialetti Moka Elettrika, Rating good

3rd place: Bialetti Moka Elettrika

The electric espresso maker Moka Elettrika by Bialetti is particularly practical when travelling because it is very small and has an integrated base. It is very quiet and makes about 2 cups of espresso in a reasonable amount of time. The gasket does not fulfill the desired function. In addition, preparation takes comparatively longer than with other appliances.

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Cilio CLASSICO Electric Espresso Cooker - thumbnail Test seal: Cilio CLASSICO Electric Espresso Cooker, Rating good

4th place: Cilio CLASSICO Electric Espresso Cooker

The CLASSICO Electric Espresso Cooker by Cilio is easy to use and offers a chic design. The cleaning is a bit more difficult without a spring and by fiddling out the filter insert. In our test, the maximum filling quantity is not sufficient for 6 cups.

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Ariete Electric Coffee Maker Moka - thumbnail Test seal: Ariete Electric Coffee Maker Moka, Rating good

5th place: Ariete Electric Coffee Maker Moka

The Electric Coffee Maker Moka by Ariete is easy to use and prepares 2-4 cups of espresso in a very short time. The espresso maker is also very quiet and has a warm-keeping function. Unfortunately, the top is made of plastic and leaves a cheap impression. In addition, cleaning the filter and the filter insert is difficult.

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DeLonghi Alicia Plus - thumbnail Test seal: DeLonghi Alicia Plus, Rating good

6th place: DeLonghi Alicia Plus

The electric espresso maker Alicia Plus by DeLonghi prepares up to 6 cups of espresso in 4:45 min and then switches to the warming function. The upper part is made of plastic. Since the filter insert does not have a spring and the filter insert has to be removed with the nails, cleaning is rather difficult.

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GOURMETmaxx Electric Espresso Cooker 6 cups - thumbnail Test seal: GOURMETmaxx Electric Espresso Cooker 6 cups, Rating satisfactory

7th place: GOURMETmaxx Electric Espresso Cooker 6 cups

The Electric Espresso Cooker by GOURMETmaxx electric espresso maker is easy to use and brews up to 6 cups of espresso. Since the filter insert does not have a spring and the filter insert has to be removed with the nails, cleaning is rather difficult. The plastic upper part leaves a rather cheap impression.

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Rommelsbacher - EKO 364/E Espresso Mini

Winner: read review

What kind of coffee?

  • The grind should be slightly finer than that for filter coffee preparation but not as fine as that for a screen holder espresso machine.
  • If the coffee tastes aqueous, the grinding may be too coarse, if the coffee tastes bitter, the grinding degree may be too fine
  • You can use espresso powder but also coffee powder - it depends on your taste.
  • Basically a stronger coffee is used because only with espresso beans you get the typical, strong taste.
  • The coffee strength can be regulated via the powder and water quantity

Fine coffee specialties

You can also use an espresso maker to prepare other coffee specialties, most of which are based on espresso for example:

  • A delicious cappuccino or
  • A mild latte macchiato,
  • An espresso macchiato,
  • Or a Cafe Americano

What else you should know

  • Perfect espresso should be really hot, which is why the cups are preheated with hot water, for example.
  • Although the warming function is practical, the espresso quickly loses its typical aroma.
 

In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:

  • Handling
  • Cleaning
  • Outcome
  • Design

In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the espresso makers. In these tests, each machine must boil 2 to 6 cups of espresso in several rounds, depending on the filling quantity. First, the handling and quality of the cookers are assessed. Devices that are processed with cheap plastic parts have a poorer design. The espresso cookers are prepared according to the manufacturer's instructions and filled up to the edge of the filter. Once the appliances are cooking, the volume and temperature are measured. It also stops the time it takes for the appliances to reach their maximum number of espresso cups. In addition, the espresso cups are tested for functions such as automatic switch-off and keeping warm. The finished beverages are distributed to several test persons. They check the quality of the espresso and assess the result. Finally, the cookers are cleaned.

thermal image of an espresso maker
thermal image from the test of an espresso maker

In order to rule out errors and to ensure the stress of everyday use, each test takes place in several rounds.

The test criteria are given percentages depending on their importance. The final score is then objectively calculated from the test criteria using an algorithm.

Product selection

Our product selection is based on an observation of the current market. In addition to popular branded products, we also include insider tips in our selection. Criteria such as price and range of functions are an important factor for us. The test field is also determined by analysis and evaluation of customer reviews and external tests (e.g. Stiftung Warentest).

The devices are purchased anonymously or lent to us by the manufacturer. Dealers and manufacturers have no influence on the tests and our evaluation.

As soon as new relevant products come onto the market, our test field is extended by these. The new products go through the same test as the already tested devices.

Coffee enthusiasts experience the traditional coffee enjoyment of its country of origin, Italy, with an espresso maker. For lovers of Italian coffee culture, an espresso maker is a must. The handling is very simple. It only takes a few steps until you can enjoy the finished coffee. What you need for it, how it works and what else you should know, you will learn in the following explanations.

Espresso cooker of the brand Cloer und Espresso
Modern espresso cookers often consist of stainless steel

An espresso maker, also known as an espresso pot, is used for the classic preparation of coffee on the stove. It was developed and produced in 1933 by the Italian Alfonso Bialetti. Since then, these appliances have become firmly established in the kitchens of lovers of Italian coffee art. Espresso makers are available in the classic version for cooking and as electric models in various shapes, sizes, and materials.

But all coffee makers have one thing in common, they have a typical and simple structure. They consist of five parts that are there:

a can base with a safety valve (the so-called kettle) for the required water. The pressure relief valve regulates the pressure in the event of blockages. In this way, the water vapour can escape quickly and explosions of the cooker are avoided;

  • a filter insert for the coffee grounds;
  • a fine sieve with sealing ring;
  • a can top with riser pipe;
  • a mostly ergonomically shaped, heat-resistant handle, and
  • a hinged lid.

The electric models are additionally equipped with a base plate including heating element and a cable with plug.

Otherwise, the classic cooker jugs differ from the electrical appliances only in terms of energy supply and functions, such as integrated heating elements, automatic switch-off, water level indicator, and automatic heat regulation. Many electric cookers are also equipped with a 360-degree rotating pot on the base. But how does an espresso cooker work?

Before you can enjoy your coffee, prepare the machine for use. This means that before you put the cooker into operation, it must be filled with water and coffee powder and the jug must be screwed securely to the kettle. Only now can you start adding heat until the water boils.

Generally, a stronger type of coffee is used because only espresso beans give you the typical strong taste.

During the heating process, the water vapour rises from below via the funnel into the coffee powder and impregnates it. All aromas and flavours are extracted. The resulting coffee is then pressed through the filter at a pressure of approx. 1.5 bar and pushed upwards through the riser tube. The espresso enters the jug with bubbling noises through a corresponding opening above the tube.

It is very important not to remove the jug from the heat source until the extraction is finished and no more hissing can be heard. The electric models are based on the principle of a kettle and switch off automatically. The result is a strong coffee, which you can enjoy immediately in black, but also as a coffee-milk drink.

If you are in a hurry in the morning and don't want to do without your aromatic coffee, then an electric espresso maker is indispensable. It ensures that you can enjoy your finished coffee in three to four minutes. The functional principle of the electric models is reminiscent of that of a kettle. Thanks to the integrated heating module, these stoves can be used flexibly wherever there is a socket. Otherwise, the design of an electric espresso cooker is similar to that of the classic cooker version. But how is the ready-to-drink coffee prepared?

First, unscrew the cooker, remove the funnel and fill the kettle with water so that the pressure relief valve is not covered. Since the size of an espresso pot is indicated in the number of cups, it is advisable to use an espresso cup to fill the kettle with the correct amount of water.

In order to enjoy maximum coffee enjoyment, the coffee beans for the required ground coffee should only be ground shortly before preparation. Here it is important to use the correct grinding degree. It should be adapted to the sieve size of the cooker and should correspond to the grinding degree which is also used for hand infusion with a coffee filter. As a rule, this is the somewhat coarser, medium grinding degree.

The entire filter insert must be filled with the ground coffee powder. You should make sure that the ground coffee is not pressed on. This is very important, as otherwise the rising of the water in the cooker could possibly be prevented. Only after you have wiped the edges of the funnel from any traces of coffee can the seal be fitted and the funnel inserted into the lower part. Now all you have to do is assemble the upper part with the lower part and tighten the screws.

In addition, connect the device to the socket using the power plug and switch it on. Now the water is heated by the espresso maker and the brewing process is started. When the extraction starts and the coffee runs continuously into the upper part of the machine, a slight bubbling can be heard. As the pressure builds up, the water is forced through the coffee powder, releasing the aromas and reaching the upper part of the jug via the riser pipe. The coffee turns dark brown but becomes lighter and lighter. But you have to do without crema because the brewing pressure of the electric espresso maker is only one and a half bar. For this, nine bar are needed.

When the bubbling noise can no longer be heard, the brewing process is complete and the appliance switches itself off automatically. Some electric espresso makers even emit a beep when the coffee is ready. The automatic switch-off also reacts if the pressure becomes too high or if there are other problems with the machine.

Now nothing stands in the way of pouring in and enjoying the finished coffee at a preferred drinking temperature of around 86 degrees. Only the cups with the thickest possible walls need to be filled with coffee. Thick-walled cups keep the coffee warm longer. But first, the coffee should be stirred briefly in the cooker. This ensures that the coffee has the same taste and strength in all portions. However, you can also distribute the drink in small quantities over the corresponding cups.

You only need freshly ground coffee, a stovetop and some time to prepare it with the classic, traditional cooker. It doesn't matter whether it's an electric stove, a stove with a ceramic hob or a gas stove. They are all suitable. The induction cooker is an exception. It may only be used if ferromagnetic steel has been used to make the espresso stove. You can check whether this is the case by holding a magnet to the floor. If the magnet sticks to the bottom of the appliance, the stove can also sit on the induction stove. But what are the individual steps involved in making coffee with traditional espresso stoves, and what do you have to do about it?

As with electric espresso makers, the first step is to unscrew and remove the funnel. The kettle is then filled with water up to the lower edge of the pressure relief valve. It is also advantageous to fill the kettle with hot water. This prevents the bottom part of the jug from overheating and thus the coffee grounds from burning. In addition, the taste is not negatively influenced. However, if the water to be filled is already too hot in advance, it can happen that the brewing process takes place too quickly. This makes the coffee too hot and tastes bitter.

In order to obtain a particularly aromatic coffee, you should use freshly ground coffee grounds.

The grind should be slightly finer than that for filter coffee but not as fine as that for an espresso machine screen holder.

For this, you can use a mortar, a hand-operated coffee grinder or an electric coffee grinder with different grinding degrees. The freshly ground coffee powder is then to be loosely filled into the intended attachment (funnel) and not to be pressed. Make sure that you have enough powder to fill the funnel completely. This is the only way to achieve an aromatic taste after the brewing process.

After this has been done, the lid must be closed and the espresso maker can be placed on the stove. Under the influence of high heat, the water in the kettle is brought to the boil and the brewing process is triggered. This can be seen from the bubbling noise, which is characteristic of the traditional method of preparation. Now you should reduce the temperature to medium heat. Similar to the electric espresso cookers, the pressure is built up in the classic cooker version as well, the water is pressed through the coffee powder and led via the riser pipe into the upper part (pot) of the cooker.

If you can hear a "hissing" of the appliance, the water has risen completely. Now you can remove the stove from the stove and cool it under cold water. The brewing process is now finished. The preparation time of a coffee with the classic espresso pot is about six to seven minutes.

If the coffee tastes watery, the grinding may be too coarse, if the coffee tastes bitter, the grinding degree may be too fine.

Espresso with Cantuccini
The preparation process results in a very concentrated coffee with a dense, nut-brown foam layer, the so-called 'crema'.

For an espresso, also known as a "small black coffee", coffee powder is made from espresso beans in contrast to the classic filter coffee. These beans are roasted longer and darker than coffee beans for filter coffee. This causes the beans to lose more caffeic acid. This prevents the acids from being quickly dissolved from the coffee powder during the brewing process. In addition, the caffeine content of the coffee grounds is lower than that of normal filter coffee powder. However, since less water is used in the preparation of an espresso compared to filter coffee, the caffeine content of espresso is higher than that of a filter coffee. The grinding degree of the coffee powder for preparing an espresso (medium grinding degree) also differs from that of filter coffee. The extraction takes place in espresso machines according to a strictly standardized brewing process in 25 to 30 seconds. The brewing pressure is six to nine bar. The water temperature is between 90 and 96 degrees Celsius. The taste is very aromatic and intense. It also has a crema. The espresso is served in small cups.

The beans or the finished filter coffee powder should also be of excellent quality when preparing a classic filter coffee. The preparation of a filter coffee does not follow any standardized brewing process. In addition, the espresso and filter coffee differ in the degree of grinding. The coffee beans for a filter coffee are ground much coarser. To prepare a coffee, the coffee powder is placed in a paper filter that has been rinsed beforehand. The coffee powder is then gradually brewed in the filter with water at a temperature of 88 to 96 degrees Celsius. This process is also known as the "pour over" process. However, it is also possible to place the coffee powder in a container such as a French press, fill it up with hot water and stir.
After the coffee has been left to brew for several minutes, you can enjoy it. This is the "full immersion" process. However, the coffee machine is mainly used to prepare a filter coffee. The filter coffee is poured into classic coffee cups.

A milk frother as a useful addition

If you want to really enjoy your espresso, you can complement it with delicious milk foam. In our opinion, milk frothers with induction are best for frothing milk. You can find out which models are the best in our large Milk Frother Test.

In addition to the classic espresso and filter coffee, there are many other types of hot drinks that are prepared on the basis of coffee or espresso. Some coffee specialities and their preparation are presented below.

Cappuccino - the mild, creamy pleasure

Like espresso, cappuccino from Italy is one of the classics. It consists of an equal amount of espresso, heated milk and milk froth. To prepare a cappuccino, an espresso is first made. The espresso is then placed in a cup holding about 120 millilitres and filled with hot milk and milk foam. To obtain a velvety, dense and creamy milk froth, froth hot fresh whole milk with a fat content. Finally, you can garnish the cappuccino over the crema with chocolate sprinkles or cocoa as desired. It can also be individually sweetened according to taste.

Latte Macchiato - the "stained milk" for connoisseurs

Latte macchiato, which translates as "stained milk", also originated in Italy. In this coffee speciality, 150 to 200 millilitres of milk or milk foam are added to 30 millilitres of espresso. First, the heated milk is filled into a tall glass and the espresso is added. Now fill the milk foam up to the edge of the glass. Since the milk froth is lighter than the espresso and the milk, the typical latte macchiato layering is created. This coffee speciality is served either with a long spoon or with a straw. With a straw you can enjoy each layer on its own, because they don't mix when you drink them. The latte macchiato can be sweetened with sugar as desired.

Milk coffee - the coffee speciality from southern Europe

Coffee with milk is very popular in many countries. In Italy, it is known as Caffè Latte, in France as Café au Lait and in Spain as Café con Leche. If you order a Galão or Meia de Leite in Portugal, you also get a latte with milk. All these variations are interpreted differently in different countries.

In Germany, a latte is made from filter coffee and warm milk in a 50:50 ratio. The freshly brewed coffee is placed in a large cup or bowl and filled with hot milk. It is also occasionally served with milk foam.

Coffee with milk, known in France as "Cafè au Lait", is prepared in the same way as the German version. This means that filter coffee and milk or milk foam in a mixture of 50:50 are also used for the Café au Lait. It is part of a French breakfast and is traditionally served in a so-called bol, which is a large cup without a handle.

For an Italian latte, a Caffè Latte, a normal or double espresso is filled with milk instead of filter coffee. The mixing ratio varies. Milk foam is generally not used. Depending on the time of year, Italians enjoy their latte with either warm or cold milk.

In Spain, too, milk coffee is prepared under the name "Café con Leche". The preparation of the drink is similar to that of the Italians. Espresso is also used for the Café con Leche. However, the Spaniards supplement the milk with milk foam. This gives the coffee speciality a French component.

In Portugal, the milk coffee called Galão, similar to the Italian Caffé Latte consists of an espresso stretched with hot milk. It is prepared in a glass-like the Latte Macchiato. If you want to enjoy a Meia de Leite in Portugal, you will get the Portuguese interpretation of the French Café au Lait. However, the Meia de Leite is made from 50 percent espresso lungo and 50 percent milk.

Mocha or Turkish coffee - the world's oldest coffee speciality

Mocha or Turkish coffee from Turkey is not only the oldest coffee speciality in the world, but it has also been declared a UNESCO cultural heritage site. It is not only a great pleasure in the Arabic regions. It is also very popular in Germany. To prepare this coffee speciality, a long-stemmed pot, fine coffee grounds and water are needed. The coffee powder is usually boiled twice with the water in the pot. When the first boiling process is finished, the resulting froth is placed spoon by spoon into the cups rinsed with hot water. Then the drink is boiled a second time and the coffee and coffee powder are filled into the cups. Now the coffee must brew until the coffee particles have settled. This process can be accelerated by adding a few drops of ice-cold water. You can give the mocha an oriental touch by adding a pinch of cardamom, cloves or cinnamon.

The perfect Latte Macchiato with a milk frother


If you want to enjoy your coffee properly, you can complement it with delicious milk foam. In our opinion, milk frothers with induction are best for frothing milk. You can find out which models are the best in our large Milk Frother Test.

If you're willing to buy yourself an espresso maker.
Before you buy, consider a few criteria. This is the only way to achieve the best possible result. So you should know in advance:

  • whether the energy supply should take place classically on the stove plate or via electricity connection. Devices with a power connection can be used flexibly;
  • the type of stove to be used, electric, induction, ceramic or gas stove, ceramic hobs;
  • the manufacturing material of the espresso maker, aluminium or stainless steel. Aluminium is cheap but can affect the taste. Stainless steel is a little more expensive, but it has a neutral taste;
  • the capacity of the jug (cup specification);
  • the jug should be removable and easy to clean (dishwasher safe);
  • whether crema is desired (brewing pressure nine bar). Classic espresso makers do not achieve this. They give you a strong
  • coffee with a higher caffeine content than a filter coffee;
  • For safety when handling the pot, it is also important that it has an ergonomic, heat-insulated handle and a safety valve;
  • The stability of the appliance is also very important for safety reasons;
  • A drip guard to prevent scalding is also an advantage;
  • you should also think about the shape and design before buying, and
  • the price-performance ratio also plays a role.

If you consider all these criteria when buying, you will enjoy your espresso maker a lot.

  • Before using an electric espresso pot, make sure that it is firmly closed.
  • The kettle (lower part) of the cooker may only be filled to below the safety valve. Otherwise, it could calcify.
  • The espresso maker may only be operated if there is water in the lower part.
  • Under no circumstances must the electrically operated cooker be filled with milk.

Espresso cooker - cleaning

Espresso stoves must also be cleaned after use. Cleaning by hand is recommended. However, some parts are also dishwasher-safe. However, electric stoves should never be cleaned with the dishwasher. Before you start cleaning, you must unscrew the cooker and remove the coffee powder from the filter by lightly tapping it. Under no circumstances should you use sharp objects, as otherwise unattractive scratches could appear on the surface.
Then pour the individual parts into warm water without adding detergent. Dishwashing detergent would negatively affect the taste of the coffee. A sponge or cloth can be used to clean the appliance parts quickly. After you have dried and reassembled the individual parts with a tea towel, nothing stands in the way of their next use.

With an espresso maker, you can quickly and easily prepare the "little strong Italian" in your home. A distinction is made between traditional and electric models. Espresso makers are usually made of aluminium or stainless steel. They consist of a bottom part (kettle), funnel with fine sieve and pot. In traditional preparation, a stove plate is used as an energy supply. The electric cooker only needs a socket and can, therefore, be used flexibly. This variant also has additional functions. The operation of the appliances is very simple. Depending on which espresso maker you choose, the prepared coffee is a pleasure in any case.

If you are also a lover of a small portion of intense coffee, then you should get an espresso maker at home. You won't want to miss the beautiful moments with your "little delicious Italian" anymore.

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We have 2 test winners in this category: Both the Rommelsbacher EKO 364/E Espresso Mini and the Moka Espresso Maker by Cloer are of high quality, easy to clean and provide a delicious taste experience. Our favourites with the test mark 9.4/10!

We have tested 7 espresso cookers and paid special attention to handling, cleaning and the taste result.

Do you like to start your morning with hot and powerful espresso, but an espresso machine is too bulky for your kitchen? Then an electric espresso maker is just the thing for you. It prepares the strong little ones in just a few minutes.

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