Easy to handle and fast brewing of up to 6 espresso cups, but tricky cleaning.
DeLonghi Alicia Plus
last modified: 04.12.2019, 11:43
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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.
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 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.
The top is made of plastic. The espresso maker leaves a cheap impression, but at the same time scores with the silver water tank.
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.
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)
|Sieve insert with spring||No|
|Number of cups||3-6|
|Water level indicator||No|
|Preparation time||3:00 for 3 cups; 4:45 for 6 cups|
|Material||Stainless steel, plastic|
|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|
|Scope of delivery||Coffee container, water container, filter insert, filter funnel, base, operating instructions|
|Additional warranty||No information|
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