DeLonghi Alicia Plus

Test 02/2020

  • DeLonghi Alicia Plus - testing
  • DeLonghi Alicia Plus - front
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  • DeLonghi Alicia Plus - boxed
  • DeLonghi Alicia Plus - top
  • DeLonghi Alicia Plus - delohnghi-espresso
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  • DeLonghi Alicia Plus - detail
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Test seal: DeLonghi Alicia Plus, Rating 7.9

last modified: 04.12.2019, 11:43

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 35%
Cleaning 35%
Result 20%
Design 10%
Tested by: Xenia

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Resumee

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.

Pro

  • Quiet device

Cons

  • Upper part out of plastic

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

The DeLonghi espresso maker in silver brews 6 cups of espresso in only 4:45min
The DeLonghi espresso maker in silver brews 6 cups of espresso in only 4:45min

Handling

The electric espresso maker Alicia Plus by DeLonghi is easy to learn to use. The water tank is filled with up to 300ml of water. Unfortunately, the water tank doesn't have a water level indicator, but the notches inside serve as orientation. The filter funnel is easy to fill and insert. If necessary, it can be used to prepare 3 cups of espresso. This filter insert makes a rather unstable impression, as the material looks very thin and fragile. The top can be simply screwed up and then the on/off button is pressed. During operation, the machine is very quiet (47dB). A further advantage is that the upper part does not get excessively hot because it is made of plastic. The espresso is ready after only 4:45 min and that with 6 cups. No signal sounds as soon as the coffee is ready, but the espresso maker has an automatic cooking stop and then switches to the keep warm function for 30 minutes. The appliance then switches itself off.

The upper part of the DeLonghi espresso maker does not get too hot because it is made of plastic
The upper part of the DeLonghi espresso maker does not get too hot because it is made of plastic

Cleaning

The filter insert has no spring, which makes it rather difficult to remove. The water tank can be held in the sink, so the filter insert simply falls out. The filter insert must be removed laboriously with the fingernails, whereby the coffee grounds stick under the fingernails. The appliance is not dishwasher safe. All other parts can be cleaned quickly and easily.

Design

The top is made of plastic. The espresso maker leaves a cheap impression, but at the same time scores with the silver water tank.

Instructions

The manual enables a quick understanding of the handling. The commissioning is explained by pictures and is therefore suitable for everyone. In addition, possible problems and solutions are addressed.

We have evaluated approximately 70 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 65 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are a good 20 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 65% positive and 20% negative ratings

The following points were often positively noted:

  • Adjustable quantity
  • Easy cleaning
  • Simple operation

The following points were often negatively noted:

  • Gets very hot
  • Processing (plastic parts)
Manufacturer DeLonghi
EAN 8004399327207
Width 12 cm
Height 24 cm
Depth 19.5 cm
Safety valve
Sieve insert with spring No
Number of cups 3-6
Capacity 300 ml
Water level indicator No
Preparation time 3:00 for 3 cups; 4:45 for 6 cups
Warm-keeping function
Material Stainless steel, plastic
Automatic switch-off No
Packaging Appealing, illustrated
Quality of instructions Good
Manual language 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
Quality impression Good
Weight 819 g
Scope of delivery Coffee container, water container, filter insert, filter funnel, base, operating instructions
Additional warranty No information
Handling
Cleaning
Result
Design

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2019-11-26
Does the device have an automatic switch-off?
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No, it only switches off after standing for a longer period of time.
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2019-11-26
Is the appliance dishwasher safe?
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No, it needs to be cleaned by hand.

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