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Delonghi EMK6 Alicia Electric Moka Espresso Coffee Maker Reviews

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Delonghi EMK6 Alicia Electric Moka Espresso Coffee Maker

Product Features

  • The Italian way to make authentic espresso with the Moka process.
  • Your espresso will never burn or overflow with the safety automatic shut-off. And the keep warm function keeps espresso hot for 30 minutes.
  • Easily monitor the entire brewing process with the transparent container. It’s durable and easy-to-clean.
  • Choose 3 or 6 cups of espresso with the convenient filter adapter.
  • Serving is simple with cordless operation and detachable base.

Product Description

Using the Italian way to make authentic espresso, the DeLonghi Alicia Moka espresso and coffee system has a transparent container that can be easily monitored for the entire brewing process. Easy to operate, it has an on/off switch and indicator light, cordless operation, a detachable base, and a filter adapter that lets you choose between three and six cups of espresso. Complete with multiple safety features, this espresso and coffee maker has a pressurized safety valve, a cool touch handle, and an automatic shut off when brewing is complete and when the body is lifted from the base. Other features include a 30 minute keep warm function, a transparent lid, and a durable aluminum boiler that will last for years to come.

4-1/4″ L x 9-1/5″ W x 9-1/2″ HA compact way to get your daily shot, the DeLonghi Alicia Electric Moka espresso maker satisfies the dueling needs for convenience and caffeine. Italian in origin and engineering, DeLonghi is well respected for its small appliance innovations, and this unit boasts several, from durable construction to safety features. Because it is outfitted with a cool-touch base, the Alicia goes anywhere you can plug it in. The sturdy aluminum boiler is built for frequent use, and the container is transparent to let you track the brewing progress. The boiler automatically shuts off to prevent overheating and, in the case of inopportune phone calls, keeps your coffee warm for up to 30 minutes. The Alicia also automatically switches off when you remove the coffee-maker from the base. Additional helpful features include an indicator light, a cool-touch handle, and a swiveling base. Measuring 5.12 by 8.27 by 10.63 inches, the Alicia churns out 3 to 6 cups of espresso. The 3-cup adaptor is available separately. –Emily Bedard

From the Manufacturer

Moka is the Italian Way to Make Espresso

Authentic espresso is the heritage of the Italian culture and tradition, and the great Italian tradition of coffee making began with moka. Found in most Italian kitchens for more than half a century, moka produces an inherently aromatic espresso. It is more intense in flavor, and more pure in coffee taste. That is why generations of Italians have sworn by stovetop moka espresso makers.

In fact, in Italy every family owns at least two mokas. Used on the stovetop, the heat from the burner boils the water and directs it up through the ground coffee and into the receptacle, producing a perfect espresso every time.

Why an Electric Moka Espresso Maker? Although the traditional stovetop moka makes great espresso, people have been searching for a safe, convenient and easy-to-use alternative. The new six-cup machine embodies DeLonghi’s commitment to its Italian heritage and innovative kitchen design. The Electric Moka Espresso Maker is a modern-day, convenience-minded adaptation of a beloved Italian staple.

Electric Moka Espresso Maker Features:

  • 3- to 6-cup espresso capacity
  • Transparent Coffee Container lets you easily monitor the entire brewing process. And the durable container is easy-to-clean.
  • Filter Adapter allows you to choose 3 or 6 cups of espresso, so you can select the amount of espresso to make depending on the number of people you’re serving.
  • Automatic Shut-Off With Keep Warm Function keeps espresso hot for up to 30 minutes. And with automatic safety shut-off, your espresso will never burn or overflow.
  • Two-Level Safety System will automatically shut-off the machine when the unit is finished brewing and when the body is lifted from the base.
  • Cordless Operation with Detachable Base makes serving convenient and simple. You can bring your espresso right to the table.
  • On/Off Switch with Indicator Light Easy-to-use illuminated push-button control lets you know when the unit is in operation.
  • Pressurized Safety Valve ensures safe operation.
  • Aluminum Boiler is made of durable, high-quality aluminum. Count on getting great espresso for years to come.

How to Make the Perfect Italian Espresso in Just a Few Simple Steps:

  1. Fill the aluminum boiler with water.

  2. Fill the filter with ground coffee.

  3. Attach the transparent coffee container to the base.

  4. Plug in and switch the push button to the ON position.

Technical Specs:

  • Dimension: 5.12 by 8.27 by 10.63 inches
  • Weighs 3 pounds
  • 120 volts

The DeLonghi Devotion to Living Innovation

DeLonghi is committed to creating products that enhance and benefit the lives of our consumers. Consistently high standards, innovation, and design are what have made DeLonghi a leader in household appliances around the world. Family, tradition, passion, style, taste are qualities that all Italians embrace, and are the embodiment of every product we create. Our Italian heritage is reflected in every product, every feature and every design. Once you’ve discovered us, we think you’ll agree that every DeLonghi appliance is truly a “Living Innovation”.

List Price: $ 79.99

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Customer Reviews

161 of 167 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent coffee — read update 😉, January 30, 2006
This review is from: Delonghi EMK6 Alicia Electric Moka Espresso Coffee Maker (Kitchen)
1/20/06 First reviewed: I received this as a gift and had about twenty wonderful cups of moka from this cute little electric machine, but then one day in the third week of ownership, steam went a’flyin outside of the moka maker instead of into the top chamber. I called customer service and was given a run-around, ugh. I was told that without a receipt I could buy the replacement unit for around plus shipping. She said that most of their products have a 30 or 60 day warranty, which surprised me greatly. Since I’d owned the product for less than 30 days, I figured I was still in the warranty time any way one looked at it, but I was wrong. With no receipt, no exchange from DeLonghi. Well, I tried to use the unit after really tightening the top and bottom together and the escaping steam abated. The next week, the shut off valve on the heating unit started making a terrible noise and the unit wouldn’t even start. It would be triggered within a few seconds to shut off, so I had nothing at all brewing. Aha, I regained my smartness finally, and took the item to Bed Bath and Beyond, and they were extremely gracious in having another sent to me because the store didn’t have it in stock. I hope that when this replacement arrives in a week or two I’ll love it again, but I hope this time it’s a more long lasting relationship. I’ll recommend that you buy this from Amazon because the price is substantially less but be sure to keep your receipt even if you register the warranty!
UPDATE 2/21/07 The replacement unit has been working flawlessly for a year now and it’s used on a daily basis. I’d give it another star!
UPDATE 1/16/09 Another year has almost passed and this is still working great. With proper care, I think it will outlive us all!


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93 of 96 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
It has a big flaw, but I love it anyway, August 9, 2006
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This review is from: Delonghi EMK6 Alicia Electric Moka Espresso Coffee Maker (Kitchen)
I’m on my 2nd Electric Moka machine. The first one died when the plastic piece on top cracked near the handle and it began to leak. I realize now that it cracked from tightening the top piece by rotating the plastic handle rather than grabbing the metal mid-section. I also realize that I began tightening it extra tight when the rubber washer inside started to wear out. So that’s the deal. Replace the washer when it gets ragged and don’t screw the pot together with the plastic handle. Do these two things and the machine will last ages. BTW, it makes FANTASTIC espresso, is easy to clean, is compact and very cute. I love it!!!


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84 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome caffe / espresso on the cheap, September 12, 2010
Daniel Marsalone (Phoenix, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

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This Delonghi electric moka pot rocks the house period. This is coming from someone who is big into espresso, starting out on moka pots in college, moving to vibe pumps and levers later on. I still use my moka pots at home occasionally to crank out the huge batch of espresso needed for tiramisu rather than make like twelve espressos on a real espresso machine. Anyway about this guy. I just started working in an office where there is no coffee machine!?!?!? Whaaaat? Yeah, I’ve never seen one w/o coffee either until now. The other guys run out to one of the three or four cafes located within a block our two of our office to snag some joe. Now they ain’t big coffee drinkers, usually one cup in the morning and maybe one in the afternoon. I am more used to drinking maybe four or five cups throughout the day plus the two doubles at home in the morning. After hitting up the cafes a few times and spending on double espressos, I figured that I was going to be in the poor house before bowl season if I kept that up so I decided to become self sufficient at the office in matter of the roasted bean.

I was initially looking at espresso machines. My criteria were: small (couldn’t take up too much space on my desk), easy to clean (no kitchen in office, have to rinse out in bathroom sink), not to messy loading in coffee since it is on my desk, and inexpensive. Well most of the espresso machines were big and expensive. I didn’t want to pay 0 on a Gaggia or 0 for a La Pavoni for the office, plus they are big and messy but I was going to use the espresso pods to make things cleaner and easier. Still the expense and size of even the cheapest machines (about 0 refurbed) were looking bad. Then a light went off and I thought about moka and wondered if they made an electric moka pot.

Well looky what we got here… …practically made to order. This thing is dang near perfect ladies and gents. Diminutive, low key, cheap, easy to clean in bathroom sink, and caffe eccellente. The only slight negative is that since it doesn’t use pods you have to use your own coffee which is good economically but a little messy when loading. I just load it on top of a sheet a paper and toss the paper when done. That is it other than that this machine rocks the heezy.

As to the operation of the machine, so simple and easy with a few nice touches. The coffee chamber holds enough coffee for six demitasses of espresso. I used it this way the first few times but never drank all of the coffee soon enough. Delonghi also gives you a little metal disc which effectively cuts the coffee chamber in half so you can make three demitasses at a time (there are markings in the water chamber to let you know how much to fill for a 3 shot brew). At first I thought that the disc was a gimmick and the coffee would turn out crappy but I gave it a try and badabing it tasted just like full 6 brew. Now I am in business.

Now on to to cup size. The 3 shot brew yielded basically two double espressos. I’ve had the Nuova Point espresso and cappucino cups for decades and that is what I brought to the office. For a while there I just used the espresso cup and would have two full cups per three shot brew. That was too much trouble so now I just pour the whole 3-shot brew into a cappucino cup and it fills it nicely.

Some operational details, the machine after it brews, will stay on for half an hour to keep things warm. There is a mechanical switch on the base that turns off the heat once you lift up the pot to pour your coffee. You could just hit the switch again for another 30min of heat if you want. Brewing time, here is where it gets phenomenal, it only takes about two minutes to crank out a pot. This is super fast and when I make moka on the stove it usually takes about twice as long. It totally surprises you how fast it is. Having the see through top is a nice touch so that you can see when it is done, might not be as solid as the regular full aluminum top but it takes the guesswork out of whether it is done or not, just be a little more careful. As far as clean up, after it cools down, unscrew it holding on to the bottom of the pot and the metal at the base of the top section. Rinse out the bottom, the coffee holder, the top of the upper section and the bottom side of the top section making sure to clean the gasket of stray grinds. That is it.

Final thoughts, to those jerks who dis moka coffee, go screw. Those anal retentives deserve to wallow in their misery and I hope they end up married to hoarders. Sure the coffee isn’t the exact same as full fledged 9-bar, big ol’, 0, espresso machine. This thing is only like or so and makes legit moka. For me, moka is real good. Way better than the regular office coffee that I had been drinking for years simply because it was available. On the coffee scale of things, regular coffee is like Pop Warner, Moka is like NCAA Football in the SEC, and a Cimbali,…

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