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New Toy – DeLonghi Rialto 4500 September 13, 2009

Filed under: Coffee,Espresso,Household — 10:12 pm

Starbucks DeLonghi Rialto 4500

One-Touch Super Automatic Espresso Machine

We said goodbye to our trusty Saeco and hello to a one-touch wonder.  It grinds the beans, steams the milk, and cleans itself.  We used our Saeco so much we knew we would love a newer model that would save us time.  This is so cool that, after staying with us, my mom went and bought one too.


You do have to clean the inside parts, but is very easy and doesn’t take a lot of time.  Here are the innards:


By the way, don’t you love my bronze wall tile in the first picture.


2 Comments for this post

Kevin Says:

I just bought one at Starbuck’s for $700. My wife and I figured we’d be WASTING $500 to buy one that required all sorts of maintenance and cleaning. I want one-touch mochas, man!!

I’ve read a couple of reviews complaining about the temperature. I can tell mine doesn’t make ‘em quite as hot as possible — but they’re perfect “drinkable” temperature. Not “tongue-burning” hot, but ready to go. Any input?

egillette Says:

Kevin – I totally agree with you. It is annoying not being able to adjust the temperature, but my latte is warm enough. If anything I would want to make the latte more hot just so it would stay warm longer.

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