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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.

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

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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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