6 / 10.0

DeLonghi Combi BCO 430 Coffee maker

Among the features of this 10-cup espresso and drip coffee maker are: auto-shutoff, permanent filter, measuring capacity of 47 ounces, and cone-shaped filter.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the DeLonghi Combi BCO 430 Coffee maker as part of our Coffee machines review program. The criteria below were used to evaluate Drip coffee makers like this one in our lab tests.

3.8/5

Carafe Handling Score

It covers balance and ease of emptying the last liquid, as well as comfort, drip tendency, and balance of a full carafe. Those who don’t have a score here brew into single-serve cups or are self-serve. In the latter case, the coffee is stored in a tank and is dispensed by pressing against a lever.

3.8/5

Convinience Score

Based on the ease with which an appliance can be used, refilled with water, and cleaned after use, we give it this rating.

2.9/5

Brewing Performance Score

For optimal brewing, the water temperature must be between 195° and 205° F for five to six minutes; this rating is an indication of the ability to reach that temperature as well as the concentration of the coffee.

1.8/5

Owner Satisfaction Score

A brand owner’s satisfaction rating is based on the proportion of owners who would highly recommend their automatic drip coffee maker to a friend or family member.

1.8/5

Product Reliability Score

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on the average number of problems per unit in the first four years of ownership among estimated newly purchased automatic drip coffee makers.

Pros

Based on our observations of setup, operation, and cleanup, it is exceptionally easy to use.

We had no trouble using, holding, pouring from, and emptying the carafe.

Cons

It fell short of recommended guidelines for brewing temperature and duration.
To test coffee makers, we brewed a full pot using a filter filled almost to the top, as some consumers might do.
In this test, the machine sometimes overflowed.

In-Depth Review

In terms of brew quality, the combination espresso and programmable 10-cup drip coffee maker earns just a Good rating. It’s a good choice if you want to be able to make drip coffee and espresso drinks without needing to own multiple machines. For this price, it would be better if you purchased an espresso machine separately and a better drip machine.

Reviewing products for us is a process in which we choose which products to test, buy them at retail, and never accept any payments from manufacturers in exchange for testing or rating their products. When a product meets our standards, it is rated “Recommended”. We are happy to recommend the DeLonghi Combi BCO 430 Coffee maker product because it meets our standards.

Specifications

Brew Strength

This machine does not have the brew-strength control feature. Machines with this feature allow you to adjust the brewing time to make stronger or weaker coffee.

Small Batch

The DeLonghi Combi BCO 430 Coffee maker boasts a setting for making partial pots without messing with the quality of the coffee.

Mug

The DeLonghi Combi BCO 430 Coffee maker does not come with a thermal carafe.

Programmable

A programmable model such as the DeLonghi Combi BCO 430 Coffee maker has a clock that can be set to brew at a preset time.

Brew Time

According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 9. The brew time measurements corresponds to our measurement of time to brew a pot of coffee in its regular cycle, using 40 ounces of water in our models making 8 to 14 cups of coffee. We use 10 ounces of water in our models making one or two cups of coffee.

Dimensions

The measurements of DeLonghi Combi BCO 430 Coffee maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 22 x 15 x 14 inches.

These measurements are rounded to the next whole inch. Height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.These measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch. The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.All dimensions are in inches; height, width, and depth are rounded to the nearest half-inch.

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