I have been buying de Longhi coffee machines for a while now and they seem to be getting worse. I started on a Delonghi EC152 which was low cost and pretty reliable. Then when my 2nd one died, I tried to order a replacement but it had been discontinued and so equivalent model was a EC146.B which was really poor. As luck would have it, or so I thought, I received another de Longhi as a present, an EC 270. But this leaks like crazy after only a few weeks. If you fiddle with the valve on the water vessel it stops leaking for a few hours.
So I would like to buy a coffee maker which doesn't leak and which will last.
Willing to spend a reasonable amount to get something that will last.
I am looking for a home use machine for say 1-2 cups per day. Our cooker is an electric hob - so not sure the stove types would work.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.