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DeLonghi BAR32

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of DeLonghi BAR32. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The maintenance and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the capacity and noise.

usability, price, maintenance, design, durability

noise, capacity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the DeLonghi BAR32 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: worddoctor (

Great machine, but what's up with the pods


This is my third DeLonghi espresso machine over a period of about ten years. I work at home, so my espresso machines get a workout. I've had this one for about a week now, and have been totally satisfied thus far. This makes the best espresso and latté...

Great espresso, thick crema, beautiful to look at. Best machine I have ever owned.

Confusing instruction manual, useless "pod" holder for people who don't know how to scoop coffee.

Consumer review by: Joe (

DeLonghi Bar 32


No problems with box, bottom didn't open up accidently. No leaking from water basin. Delivery was a day ahead of schedule and everything that was suppose to be in the box, was.

I made my first cuppuccino this morning and WOW!!! I will be enjoying the DeLonghi Bar 32 for many years to come

None, completely happy with it

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Easy to use.


I got a real bargain on this at NewEgg, and received it promptly.

My first espresso maker. It's easy to use & clean. Just take a little time to understand what it takes to make a good cup. Selecting the proper grind, tamp, machine pre-heat, and run time are all you need. Search on Espresso Guy for a good guide to...


Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Inconsistent but pretty good


Have been using Italian ESE pods only, and from pod to pod of the same type, the crema hasn't been consistant. Flavor usually excellent though. Will experiment with running water shots thru first - maybe temp with the pods is even more touchy. Have...

Easy to use, sometimes an excellent crema

Frother gets in the way, moves 'back' to an annoying place. Crema has been inconsistent (considered sending it back, but wasn't sure if it was the machine or the pods.) Portafilter when using any pod is pretty darn snug. Really have to get a grip to...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: jimfet (

Great little machine


Don't need a cup warmer being I do shots. So I do not miss the fact it does not have one. Grounds cake is also hard to remove. That 15 bars really packs them in.

Been making perfect cremas since day one. I have not messed up a shot yet. I add 1 tsp of sugar to the bottom of the shot, then filler up. Perfect. For the money this thing can't be beat. I fill it up from the back. I never remove the water holder

The frother gets in my way. I move it out of the way, but it slowly moves back. I do not use it. Not my style either

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Buzz (



I use Lavazza Crema e Aroma coffee beans that I buy online. Nice crema, taste and aroma.

Have been using this for 6 months. Very happy with it. Low maintenance, easy to use. So far only had to clean the check-valve once. Easy to do. This only has to be done when flow slows down ; Have owned anything from a full blown commercial unit to...

None so far

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

better than you could expect


you will love this machine according to your patience

great espresso

takes a long time to heat

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: DM (

Best machine for the price. Crema galore!


Here's a big tip: the green "OK" light only means the coffee is ready to begin -- it doesn't mean it's ready to brew a full cup quite yet. For the strongest pull, you need to wait for the water to heat a few minutes longer (some folks wait up to 15-20...

If you're coming from a department store steam espresso maker like I was, this thing is going to blow your mind. Obviously it doesn't compete with thousand-dollar-plus commercial machines, but only deluded snobs would make that comparison. Very simply,...

People wanting to switch from steam (or drip) should know beforehand that you're just not going to get the same volume of drink as you did with that Mr. Coffee. Of course, this fact just comes with the espresso territory ; That said: the pump lets you...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (



Pump is the way to go

Great Deal for a great machine

none that we have found so far. Besides that lack of espresso cups and milk container that most come with

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Results for the Price


The description page claims there are thermostats on the machine, but I have looked and looked and haven't found anything. I've seen other websites also list thermostats, and I have seen websites say no thermostats. I wonder if there has recently been...

Easy to use, easy to clean, cheap price, and consistent results

My machine is very leaky. There is some reservoir inside the machine that is not sealed shut (either on purpose or not). Due to this, any vibrations cause water to leak out the bottom. Just the act of brewing a shot will create a puddle underneath....

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

DeLonghi is proud to present this unique and popular BAR32 Retro Pump-Driven 35 ounce Espresso Maker. Just a few of it's features include pump driven, makes coffee in mug-size or smaller cup-sizes, brews standard or with pods. With ESE (Easy Serving Expresso) espresso making has never been easier. The Sempre Crema filter produces a rich, creamy froth and the swivel jet frother makes frothy milk for cappuccino, latte and other beverages. The easy cleaning 35 ounce water tank is removable and fills easily right at the faucet. This model features an exclusive anti-drip design.