Time for some more top espresso machines, this time we’re going to check out the best espresso machine under $500. We have to admit first, not so many products fit the $300 – $500 range in terms of variety of products. And if the lower price ranges we already went through revealed that the pod compatible espresso machine by Nespresso and traditional espresso machines by DeLonghi were the clear winners, this time… both brands are going to win for the same models.
Indeed it seems the best sellers for the best machines under $500 are the DeLonghi Nespresso Latissima espresso machines. These are some really interesting models by DeLonghi that integrate the Nespresso capsule system. Another interesting point about these products is they are now really close in price, the smallest EN520 is priced just under $400 while the EN660 and EN670 are priced just a little over $400.
Sharing the same features, this is something you should know about those machines that will have more or less capacity and features, but are built with the same core technology: the Nespresso Capsule system and its 19-bar pressure pump. The Latissima will allow you to easily prepare cappuccinos and lattes too, with a single touch button. No need to remind you these are of course super easy, convenient and fast to use. Just slip in a capsule, and press the brew key.
Best Espresso Machine Under $500
If we had to give a top 3 for the best espresso machine under $500, that would be this selection:
- DeLonghi Lattissima Plus EN520 Nespresso Capsule System $387 – $395
- Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Maker $324.95
- Gaggia 14101 Classic Espresso Machine $387.85
The Breville Cafe Roma above is a really nice machine, and many people enjoy it. It will be recommended to those who like preparing espresso the authentic way, without capsules or any pod of any sort. It has a milk frothing system too, and a 15-bar pump. A very well performing machine which can be yours for under $330. If you like the whole stainless steel design of things, that’s one to have a look to. (You can also read our Breville Cafe Roma Review)
To complete our selection, these are some nice players in this price range, some we mentioned earlier in this article.
- DeLonghi EN660.R Nespresso Lattissima Single-Serve Espresso Maker $407
- DeLonghi EN670.B Nespresso Lattissima Single-Serve Espresso Maker $327
- Breville BES830XL Die-Cast Programmable Espresso Machine $399.99
Looking at the list above, it seems not only these machines are under $500, they are more likely under $400 for the most part. In our next article we’re going to see what are the best espresso machines under $1000!