DeLonghi’s Kmix 15-bar Pump espresso maker is a great entry-level machine for under $300. It has been getting many mixed reviews, which can confuse anyone interested it in. So here’s our unbiased opinion on the machine:
First of all, let’s have a look at its features:
- 15 bar pressure. Excellent for making espresso and all espresso-based drinks like Cappuccinos and Lattes
- Swivel steam wand make it easier to froth and heat milk.
- Dual function portafilter allows you to use ground coffee or pre-measured E.S.E pods.
- Available in 9 colors, including the die-cast aluminum pictured above.
The DeLonghi Kmix is a no-hassle, simple to use espresso machine, which makes it a great entry-level machine for beginners. Priced under $300 puts it right between a high level espresso machine and small espresso machines that normally don’t last long. The design of the machine is classic with a dash of fun (for the colored ones) that will suit any kitchen decor. It’s also compact in size and does not require much counter-top space.
Some customers have been reporting that their Kmix Espresso machine has been failing at about the 7th or 8th month of using it. The common problem would be water leaking, which could be caused by misuse of the machine or not cleaning it properly. Espresso machines need descaling every few months, this cleans up any calcification built-up inside it from water. Neglecting that usually leads to water leak. Other times, you get unlucky and end up with a faulty machine which causes that too. The good news though is, your machine will be covered by a one-year warranty. So if that every happens to you, you can have the machine repaired or replaced under warranty.
So, is the Kmix worth your money? We believe it is a good price for its value. The customer reviews might have you believe otherwise, and we can’t guarantee the reason for their complaints for sure. So you have to decide yourself whether you’d like to give it a try or not.
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