DeLonghi Caffe Sorrento 4-Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

  • Steam-driven unit for a frothy cappuccino or espresso in 3 variable strengths
  • Dishwasher-safe, 4-cup, glass carafe; push button operation with lighted “on” signal
  • Convenient top-fill water tank; large removable drip tray for easy cleanup
  • Includes espresso filter, espresso tamper, and measuring spoon
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

DeLonghi Caffe Sorrento 4-Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Maker Reviews

Decent Espresso machine (By )

For a low end machine it seems to work very well. The big drawback with a machine like this is that you have to time frothing and brewing very carefully. Would certainly be much better with a switch to move steam from brewing to frothing, but I guess what do you expect for [money amount]on christmas special. In any case, I use mine 7 days a week for lates and have had no problems for the last 7 months. Rubber o-ring pressure seals are much better than more expensive “cheap” models I’ve used. I’m still looking for a better maker but after reading reviews it seems even the expensive models blow pressure seals and heating elements. This works.

one of the first (By Middle)

current Caffe Sorrento has been in use for quarter of century and finally showing its wear . . . in need of replacement.
Sorry to find only one showing of this particular model [simple on/off switch]; prefer nothing but the basic — just more to quit operating.
never have had overheating issue or pressure ring not holding; the elderly device has seen better days not bad for daily use . . . continue to keep in stock

fire hazard here (By J. Wood)

You have to watch this appliance carefully or it will melt and likely catch fire. The first time I tried it out I ran water through it with no coffee, as suggested in the manual to get rid of “any new smell.” I did not switch the unit off and after about 5 minutes it had started smoking profusely and the plastic was severely melted on the vertical front surface (presumably in front of the heater coil).

The manual does say to turn it off when done brewing, but it neglects to mention what will happen if you don’t!

This is a dangerous design; it’s an accident waiting to happen. Sooner or later you will get distracted by the kids, dog, phone or whatever, then watch out!

good dependable machine (By Brooke K.)

I’ve owned this machine for years and love it. It’s dependable and makes good espresso. My only complaint is that the frother stopped working after only about 5 times using it, but the rest of the machine still works well, about 3 years after I bought it.