Delonghi ECAM 22.360 S Magnifica S/B: Delonghi’s starter milk machine

This mod­el is almost out of stock.the cur­rent suc­ces­sors are ECAM 23.460 or ECAM 350.50.


Automatically brews cappuccino and latte with the push of a button

If it is not easy for you to wake up with­out a cup of fra­grant nat­ur­al cof­fee, but at the same time you do not like to brew it your­self, then you prob­a­bly thought about buy­ing a cof­fee machine. Let me intro­duce to you: an Ital­ian-made cof­fee machine Delonghi ECAM 22.360 S Mag­nifi­ca S. This is an auto­mat­ic mod­el of com­pact size, designed to pre­pare var­i­ous drinks from cof­fee beans, includ­ing those with the addi­tion of milk, with a min­i­mum of user inter­ven­tion. Thanks to the patent­ed “Auto­Cap­puc­ci­no” func­tion, cap­puc­ci­no and lat­te are pre­pared auto­mat­i­cal­ly at the touch of a but­ton, with­out inter­me­di­ate manip­u­la­tions.

The most affordable brand machine with adjustable milk froth height

In fact, Delonghi ECAM22.360 is even the brand’s most afford­able milk dis­penser. Despite the fact that the man­u­fac­tur­er’s rec­om­mend­ed price for it is some crazy 1100$, it is quite pos­si­ble to buy it for 30–35 if you get on one of the shares. And for this amount, you will no longer find a com­peti­tor with a built-in jug that allows you to adjust the height of the milk foam when prepar­ing milk and cof­fee treats in auto­mat­ic mode.


Delonghi ECAM 22.360 S Magnifica S - The brand's most affordable machine with adjustable milk froth heightThis para­me­ter is adjust­ed with a sep­a­rate knob on the milk jug (see pho­to), the choice is avail­able from 3 options: no foam, lit­tle foam, a lot. The first allows you to sim­ply heat the milk, the sec­ond option should be cho­sen when brew­ing a lat­te, the third — for a cap­puc­ci­no with a lush crown.

In addi­tion, this reg­u­la­tor has a fourth posi­tion, also impor­tant — “Clean”. This is a quick clean­ing of the milk tract, which should be done after each prepa­ra­tion of cof­fee with milk. The machine even itself reminds of this with a cor­re­spond­ing mes­sage on the screen. It takes lit­er­al­ly 5–10 sec­onds, but it notice­ably pro­longs the inter­val between clean­ing the milk jug “hard”, with dis­as­sem­bly (the process is described in detail in the instruc­tions).

Grinds beans to your desired consistency

The beans are ground to the con­sis­ten­cy of your choice using a built-in steel, burr cof­fee grinder with 13 degrees of grind­ing, after which pres­sure is built up inside (the pump gives out up to 15 bar, but in prac­tice we need 9, which is achieved by a spe­cial valve), under which cof­fee is brewed in brand­ed remov­able CRF brew­ing cham­ber. The brew­er can be eas­i­ly removed from the right side (behind the water tank) for clean­ing, it has a pre-wet func­tion and holds between 7 and 14 grams of ground cof­fee. A sep­a­rate fortress set­ting clear­ly con­trols this.


Two coffees in one brewing session

To con­trol the Delonghi 22.360 S Mag­nifi­ca S, there are but­tons and a text dis­play on the front pan­el of the machine. Even with­out read­ing bor­ing instruc­tions, you can eas­i­ly pre­pare the desired drink. You can make one or two cups of black cof­fee with one touch, and for espres­so and lun­go there are sep­a­rate keys with remem­ber­ing your favorite por­tion size.


Delonghi ECAM 22.360 coffee machine control panel

I would like to draw your atten­tion to the fact that there is no sep­a­rate pro­gram for Amer­i­cano, it must be done by dilut­ing a por­tion of espres­so with hot water. Since you have a milk machine in front of you, this means first replac­ing the milk jug with a spe­cial out­let for hot water. In this sce­nario, it is eas­i­er to use a sep­a­rate ket­tle with boil­ing water.




Summing up the review

The Delonghi ECAM 22.360 cof­fee machine is an excel­lent bud­get option for a milk machine with a built-in jug. This is the num­ber one choice if you want to pre­pare cap­puc­ci­no in one touch, and the bud­get does not allow you to choose among more sophis­ti­cat­ed mod­els. The fact is that in terms of the qual­i­ty of the final prod­uct, whether espres­so or cap­puc­ci­no, the mod­el does not lose even to pre­mi­um mod­els. Yes, it will not allow you to adjust some of the fine para­me­ters of the drink, it does not have an active cup warmer (there is a pas­sive one, it bare­ly warms), there is no mem­o­ry for dif­fer­ent users (pro­files), but the taste of the drink will not dif­fer from what some or ECAM 28.465, sim­ply because they actu­al­ly have the same grinder, pump, ther­moblock, brew­er and milk jug.

Main technical characteristics of the Delonghi ECAM 22.360.B/S coffee machine:

Full instruc­tions: Down­load in for­mat pdf
Device type: Grain machine
Width x Depth x Height: 24 x 43 x 34 cm
Used cof­fee: Grains, ground
Cof­fee grinder: Mill­stone, steel, 13 degrees
Brew­ing group: One, remov­able, pre-wet

Heater: Ther­moblock, 1450 W
Max pres­sure: 15 bar
Water tank: 1.8 l front access
Com­part­ment for cof­fee: 250 g
Waste com­part­ment: 14 serv­ings, front access
Cap­puc­ci­na­tore: Auto­mat­ic, with a com­plete jug with foam height adjust­ment
Max­i­mum Cup Height: 142 mm
Con­trol Fea­tures: Adjust­ment of the fortress (5 degrees), tem­per­a­ture (4 degrees), screen, on timer
Oth­er fea­tures: Pas­sive cup warmer, por­tion counter
Col­or options: Black — DeLonghi ECAM 22.360.B, sil­ver — DeLonghi ECAM 22.360.S