I bought a new Delonghi espresso machine stilosa, when I came to use it I found it that it’s hard to use, so I checked its manual and other’s manuals online, and also checked many videos to figure out how to use it easily.
While I was searching for the manuals and videos I found that there a several DeLonghi espresso machine stilosa which guided me to know how to use delonghi espresso machine on different models.
When done reading manuals and watching videos on how do you use a DeLonghi espresso machine stilosa I figured out that use this kind of espresso machine is one of the easy espresso machines to use, so if you were struggling like I this guide is for you.
In this article, I’ll show how to use delonghi stilosa espresso machine in different models step-by-step, stay tuned
The 15-bar pump creates the optimal pressure to extract a single or double espresso according to espresso brewing standards. An ergonomically designed portafilter has two filters, for a single or double espresso.
Without further ado let’s jump in!
How Do You Use A DeLonghi Espresso Machine Stilosa: Step-By-Step Guide
Step 1: First Use
1. Open the lid.
2. Remove the water tank.
3. Fill the water tank up to max level.
4. Insert the water tank in its housing.
5. Push the water tank down.
6. Close the lid.
7. Insert the required coffee filter (1 or 2 cps) in the portafilter.
8. Attach the empty portafilter to the machine.
9. Place a container under the spouts (33.81 oz / 1l capacity).
10. Plug the appliance in.
11. Turn the selector dial to (the cup coffee/drips) icon and discharge half the tank from the boiler outlet.
12. Turn the steam dial to (the steam/drips) icon and discharge the remaining water from the cappuccino maker.
13. Turn the steam dial back to 0 and the selector dial to ON.
14. Empty the container and put it back under the spouts (step 9).
15. Proceed with a second rinsing.
16. Remove the portafilter.
Before we skip to the next step Please note:
• No water is delivered or the pump is too noisy: make sure the tank is filled and placed correctly and repeat the operation until water is delivered. Make sure the water tank is pushed all the way down
• Never operate the appliance without water in the tank or without the tank. Check the water level in the water tank by the display (A6).
• Refilling the water tank: the water tank can also be filled without extracting it, by pouring the water directly from a jug.
• When making several coffees in a row, wait about 6 minutes every 6 preparations.
Step 2: Make espresso coffee
1. Place the ground coffee filter (C3) or (C4) in the portafilter.
2. Fill the filter slowly to prevent the coffee from overflowing.
3. Distribute the coffee evenly and press it with the tamper.
4. If you use pods: use the coffee filter (C3)and insert the pod, centering it as far as possible.
5. Attach the portafilter to the appliance and turn it counterclockwise (always turn as far as it will go).
6. Place the cup or cups under the portafilter spouts.
7. Wait until the READY light turns on.
8. Turn the selector to the (cup coffee/drips) icon.
9. When the desired coffee has been delivered, turn to ON to stop the flow. Coffee is ready.
10. To remove the portafilter, turn the handle clockwise.
Tips for a hotter coffee To make espresso coffee at the right temperature, the coffee maker should be preheated as follows:
• Turn the appliance on by turning the selector dial to ON (the ON light turns on) and attach the portafilter onto the appliance without adding pre-ground coffee;
• Place a cup under the portafilter. Use the same cup to be used later to prepare the coffee, in order to preheat it;
• Wait until the READY light turns on and immediately afterward turn the selector dial to (the cup coffee/drips) icon and deliver water until the READY light turns o, then stop it by turning the dial to ON.
• Empty the cup, wait until the READY light turns on again, and then repeat the operation. (It is normal for a small and harmless puff of steam to be given o when removing the portafilter).
Step 3: Make cappuccino
1. Prepare the espresso coffee as described in the previous sections.
2. Turn the selector to (steam icon) and wait until the READY light turns on.
3. Fill a jug with about 3.38 fl. oz. of milk for each cappuccino to be prepared.
4. Place the jug under the cappuccino maker.
5. Turn the steam dial to the (steam/drips) icon. The milk now starts to increase its volume and becomes creamy.
6. Interrupt steam delivery by turning the dial to 0 and turning the selector to ON.
7. Pour the frothed milk into the cups containing the espresso coffee prepared previously.
8. Cappuccino is ready.
9. Cleaning the cappuccino maker after use:
• Discharge a little hot water from the cappuccino maker (step 5 of section “6. MAKE CAPPUCCINO”).
• Wait for a few minutes to allow the steam spout to cool down.
• Unscrew the cappuccino maker by turning it clockwise and washing it thoroughly with warm water.
• Remove the nozzle by pulling it downwards.
• Make sure the holes are not clogged. If necessary, clean them with a pin.
• Reposition the nozzle and the cappuccino maker back on the steam nozzle, turning it and pushing it upwards until it is attached.
Tips for milk beverages
• For best results, the milk must be at refrigerator temperature (not hot!). You are recommended to use 2% milk.
• In choosing the size of the jug, bear in mind that the milk doubles or triples in volume once steamed.
• To prepare more than one cappuccino, make all the coffees first then at the end froth the milk for all the cappuccinos.
• To make coffee again after the milk has been frothed, first cool down the boiler, or the coffee will be burnt.
To cool it down place a container under the boiler outlet, turn the selector to, and discharge water until the READY light goes o. Return the selector to ON and then proceed to making coffee.
Step 4: Hot water
1. Turn the selector dial to ON. Wait for the READY indicator light to turn on.
2. Place a cup under the cappuccino maker.
3. Turn the dial to (the cup coffee/drips) icon and at the same time, rotate the steam dial to (the steam/drips) icon.
4. Hot water is delivered from the cappuccino maker.
5. To stop delivery, turn the selector to ON and rotate the steam dial to 0.
6. Hot water is ready.
Note: You should not deliver hot water for more than 60 seconds.
How To Clean DeLonghi Stilosa Espresso Machine?
Step 1: Cleaning the drip tray
1. Remove the tray.
2. Remove the cup grille, empty the water, and clean the tray with a cloth, then reassemble the drip tray.
3. Put the drip tray assembly back in place.
Step 2: Cleaning the coffee filters
Rinse the filters after each use. Clean the filters thoroughly every 200 cups of coffee.
1. Remove the filter from the portafilter.
2. Remove the filter cap by unscrewing in the direction indicated by the arrow on the cap.
3. Disassemble all the components and rinse them with fresh water.
4. Rinse the filters under running water.
5. Clean the perforated filter with a brush.
• Make sure the holes are not clogged. If necessary, clean with a pin.
6. Reassemble the components making sure to insert the pin on the plastic disk into the hole in the gasket indicated by the arrow.
7. Screw the cap on.
8. Clean with a cloth. The filter is ready.
How To Descale DeLonghi Stilosa Espresso Machine?
We recommend descaling the coffee maker about every 200 coffees using the De’Longhi descaler (purchase separately).
Step 1. Fill the tank with the descaler solution, and dilute the descaler with water up to the max level of the tank.
Step 2. Turn the selector dial to ON.
Step 3. Make sure the portafilter is not attached, and place a container under the cappuccino maker (1l capacity).
Step 4. Wait until the READY light turns on.
Step 5. Turn the selector to the (coffee cup/drips) icon.
Step 6. Descaling starts: deliver about 1/4 of the descaling solution (up to the first mark on the water level display).
Step 7. From time to time, turn the steam dial to (steam/drips) icon to discharge steam.
Step 8. Then interrupt delivery by turning the steam dial back to 0 and the selector dials to ON.
• Repeat points 5 to 8 another 3 times, until the tank is empty.
Step 9. Then proceed to rinse the circuits:
• To eliminate residues of the descaler solution, carefully rinse the tank and fill it with clean water (without descaler).
• Turn the selector to (steam/drips) icon and deliver water until the tank is empty: from time to time turn the steam dial to (steam/drips) icon to discharge steam.
• Repeat rinsing again: now the machine is ready for use.
Does Delonghi Stilosa use coffee pods?
Yes, it does, you can use E.S.E pods by using the 1 cup filter of your delonghi stilosa to serve easy and quick tasty espresso.
E.S.E or (easy, serve, espresso) pods a similar to tea bags except for inserted tea leaves they are packed tightly with ground coffee they represent an effortless way to consistently deliver flavors in espresso coffee with matching texture and taste
E.S.E pods are for those looking for instant espresso, and also it’s for those who work and have no time, if you are this kind of person I recommend you to use E.S.E pods.
I also use it when I don’t have enough time and when I wake up early I use E.S.E pods for instant and quick tasty espresso.
It’s easy to use and I will show you how:
1. Switch the machine ON while the machine is configuring itself.
2. prepare the filter by inserting the E.S.E pod into the filter and remount to the machine.
Once configured the buttons will see splashing signifying the machine is ready for operation
3 Place an espresso cup beneath the coffee delivery area and press the single espresso button.
the new DeLonghi dedicated thump espresso machine will deliver the perfect espresso in approximately 18 seconds, once use the pods can be composted as the fiber is biodegradable and the coffee provides good organic material for your plants to prosper.
What Temperature Should Delonghi Stilosa Be?
At the coolest, 70 degrees C; at the highest 80 degrees C. Of course, you can go lower or higher, but I see these temperatures most often mentioned by various sources. The usual starting point is often (unsurprisingly) somewhere in the middle, with 83 degrees often cited as optimal.
Different beans (origins, roasts, ages, grinds, doses, etc) react differently to temperatures and experimentation is needed to optimize extraction. More important than temperature is accuracy and stability. Great machines (competition grade) can hit a brewing temperature and maintain stability to less than +/- 1 degree C.
To maintain the best temperature pre- heat your espresso or cappuccino cups using the cup warmer storage on the top of the machine.
Alternatively, warm them in hot water or use a thermal-style cup. Ensure your first coffee is at the ideal temperature by pre-warming the filter and filter holder before making coffee.
Simply fit the filter to the filter holder, without coffee in it, Add it to the machine and place a cup underneath. Select the single cup option and ‘purge’ the machine allowing hot water to pass through the filter into the cup.
This will also pre-warm the cup too! Use one level scoop of freshly ground coffee for best results.
What Coffee Do You Use In A Delonghi Stilosa?
Foremost always use freshly ground, good-quality espresso coffee to give you the best possible extraction.
Choose your blend according to your personal taste. To avoid wastage, purchase coffee in small quantities this way you only use what you need and it’s guaranteed to be fresh. Store coffee in a cool, dark, and dry container, vacuum seal if possible.
If you grind your own powder from fresh coffee Beans remember the grind size can affect the brew strength. If coffee is ground too coarse, then the coffee will flow too quickly and be weak, this is known as under extraction.
Coffee that is ground too fine will flow slowly and may be thick or taste burnt, this means it is over-extracted.
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Using my guide How Do You Use A DeLonghi Espresso Machine Stilosa will help you to use your Delonghi stilosa machine the right way and will help you to make tasty espresso in the morning.
The delonghi stilosa espresso machine is affordable and easy to use though it might take a few tries for a complete novice to get a good handle on the machine it’s very straightforward to set up and use
I think anyone would be comfortable using it the taste of the espresso was nicely balanced and smooth and making drinks was a quick process we thought the stilosa looks nice enough to have displayed on a kitchen countertop
Stilosa espresso this model is an Affordable easy-to-use entry-level home espresso machine with a built-in milk frother that can prepare your favorite cafe-quality drinks at home even if you don’t have any espresso know-how.
If you are looking to buy a Delonghi espresso machine i recommend you to buy, Delonghi stilosa espresso machine EC260 – 265
Thanks for reading!