This machine works great, pulls a really good, strong, full bodied shot. I had been using this in conjunction with my smart grinder pro by Sage/Heston (see my other auctions), and it performs amazing, better than most chain coffee shops. I will include my spring loaded grinds tamper for getting the perfect consistent tamp. I drink black coffee or double espresso, i don't use the milk frother but it does work very well for milk recipes like cappuccino.
Unfortunately i do not have the original box or instructions any more. There is light scratching to the shiny plate of the drip tray, see photo.There is light scratching to the black plastic bit under the drip tray. I do not have the original plastic tamper that came with the coffee machine, it was useless. I do not have the original single shot basket.
I have instead a full size basket that pulls a coffee shop size double. Most recipes use double shots.
This is what I used all the time, it requires removal of the plastic swirl chamber which is inside the portafliter (1 phillips head screw). This has in no way affected the portafliter and i have put it back to how it was when it was new. The item "Delonghi EC685 Black Dedica Traditional Pump Espresso Coffee Maker. With Tamper" is in sale since Sunday, July 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Appliances\Coffee, Tea & Espresso Makers\Espresso & Cappuccino Machines".
The seller is "pnuk" and is located in Chard. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.