DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23460S

DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23460S Review

De'Longhi Magnifica ECAM23460

$993
7.8

DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23460

7.8/10

Pros

  • Attractive, Compact Design
  • Good Milk System
  • Easy Cleanup

Cons

  • Limited Pre-Set Milk Drinks
  • Better Options At This Price Point

ECAM23460S Review 2020 Update

Our DeLonghi ECAM23460S Review has been updated for 2020 as part of our 2020 DeLonghi Magnifica Buyer’s Guide. Our updated reviews include reevaluating models that have been on the market and comparing them against new models like the Gaggia Cadorna line.

For more information on which DeLonghi models are the best, take a look at our 2020 list of the best super automatic espresso machines, which the ECAM23260SB made but this model did not.  

At around $993 the ECAM23460S is competing against other, true super automatics. Given that we do not recommend it. It is a good product, but there are better ones.

Like other DeLonghi models, the ECAM23460S is attractive looking and well designed. It is surprisingly compact at 17 by 9.4 by 13.4 inches. It also weighs only 9 pounds. This is amazingly light and they did pack a lot of capacity into that. The warming plate on top of the machine works well and still fits under most cabinets.

This includes a full sized, 8.8 oz whole bean storage bin and a spent grounds container large enough for 14 pucks (pads of used grounds). It is also easy to fill and the cleaning is easy and fast.

ECAM23460 Magnifica

De'Longhi Magnifica ECAM23460 Review for 2020
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Brewing Features

Like all other DeLonghi’s, the ECAM23460S has the basics locked down. It has a 15 bar pump but no manual temperature control, unlike models like the ECAM22110SB. You can choose between 5 strength levels and it brews one or two cups.

Grinding

As we pointed out in our Magnifica ESAM3300 review, most of the Magnificas seem to have the same grinder. So, for the ESAM3300 you get a surprisingly good grinder with a sub-$500 machines that has 13 settings. But, for at the ECAM22110SB price range this means it is pretty unremarkable.

Microfoam

We wouldn’t buy any DeLonghi that doesn’t have their LatteCrema System. It is the automatic system for heating, steaming and frothing milk and you need it to make cappuccinos and lattes or just for steaming milk.

Maintenance & Cleaning

All the Magnifica’s are easy to clean and the DeLonghi ECAM23460S is too. You can remove the infuser unit, which is one thing you need to do for long term maintenance. It does include an automatic decalcification indicator lights lets you know when it’s time to clean the machine

However, many Gaggia and JURA models seem like they are designed with long term ownership in mind and, with the ECAM23460S it feels like more of a side thought.

DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23460S Review Summary

Our DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23460S review rates the ECAM23460S a “Do Not Buy.” While the Delonghi ECAM23260SB Magnifica did make our 20 Best Super Espresso Maker list, the ECAM23460S did not.

For better results, more features and better long term ownership consider looking at the Gaggia Cadorna line or maybe a Gaggia Anima Prestige.

ECAM23260SB Specifications

  • Dimensions (l x w x h inches): 17 x 9.4 x 13.4
  • Weight (Lbs): 9
  • Rated voltage/Frequency (V~Hz): 120~60
  • Input power (W): 1450
  • Color: Silver
  • Aroma control: Yes
  • Audio Signal: Yes
  • Automatic cleaning: Yes
  • Auto shutOFF: Yes
  • Beans container capacity: 250
  • Cappuccino System cleaning indicator: Yes
  • Coffee grounds container: 14
  • Uses ground coffee: Yes
  • Cup holder: Yes
  • De’Longhi LatteCrema System : Yes
  • Descaling, cleaning and rinsing program: Yes
  • Display: Text Display
  • Energy saving function: Yes
  • Maximum cup height: 86/142
  • New silent grinder with 13 settings: Yes
  • Power supply switch: Yes
  • Programmable switch-on: Yes
  • Programmable water hardness: Yes
  • Pump pressure (bar): 15
  • Removable drip tray with level indicator: Yes
  • Removable infuser unit: Yes
  • Removable water reservoir: Yes
  • Selection for 1 cup: Yes
  • Selection for 2 cups: Yes
  • Stand-by function: Yes
  • Water filter: Yes

More DeLonghi Espresso Maker Reviews

For a more comprehensive list see our DeLonghi Magnifica 2020 Buyers Guide. Also we have reviewed the Delonghi Magnifica ESAM3300, the DeLonghi ECAM22110SB and the DeLonghi Elleta.

Should I buy a DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23460S?

The ECAM23460S did not make our 20 Best of 2020 list and was not among the best rated DeLonghi espresso makers. We recommend other models that have their LatteCrema System, temperature control and a better grinder.

How big is the DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23460S?

The DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23460S is 17 inches by 9.4 inches by 13.4 inches and weighs 9 pounds. See full specs here.

Is the DeLonghi Magnifica easy to clean and maintain?

DeLonghi designs all the Magnifica espresso makers for easy cleaning. All removable parts are dishwasher safe and relatively easy to access. While the infuser is accessible, companies like JURA and Gaggia design for better long term maintenance.

How much coffee does the DeLonghi Magnifica ECAM23460S hold?

This Magnifica has an 8.8 ounce whole bean storage bin and storage for 14 pucks of used coffee grounds.

What is the best DeLonghi espresso maker?

For 2020 the DeLonghi ECAM28465M earned the #4 spot on our 20 Best Super Automatics List. The top rated Magnifica was the ECAM23260SB.

Does the DeLonghi ECAM23460S Maker Good Espresso?

The ECAM23460S very good brew technology, a 15 bar pump but no manual temperature control. It also offers 5 coffee strength levels.

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