10 Best Semi-Automatic Espresso Machines Without A Grinder

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We have compared 14 semi-automatic espresso machines without a grinder and narrowed down our top 10.

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  1. The Best
    1

    Smeg ECF01
    2 colors
    Score
    94/100
    Good
    Great price
    Hughes.co.uk £269
    Great price
    Amazon UK £499
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    Can use capsules
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.6) 377 reviews
  2. 2

    Sage The Bambino Plus SES500BSS
    3 colors
    Score
    92/100
    Good
    Great price
    Currys.co.uk £299
    Great price
    Amazon UK £390
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    9 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.6) 888 reviews
  3. 3

    Sage The Dual Boiler BES920UK
    2 colors
    Score
    89/100
    Good
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    LCD-Display
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 126 reviews
  4. 4

    DeLonghi EC 685
    3 colors
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    Can use capsules
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 65360 reviews
  5. 5

    DeLonghi Stilosa EC260
    2 colors
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    Great price
    Hughes.co.uk £106
    Great price
    Hughes.co.uk £106
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    Can use capsules
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 2202 reviews
  6. 6

    ‎Sage The Bambino SES450BSS
    2 colors
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 389 reviews
  7. 7

    Sage The Duo-Temp Pro BES810BSS
    Score
    86/100
    Good
    Great price
    Amazon UK £299
    Great price
    Currys.co.uk £299
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 702 reviews
  8. 8

    DeLonghi ECP 31.21
    Score
    84/100
    Satisfactory
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    Can use capsules
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.2) 6718 reviews
  9. 9

    DeLonghi ECP 35.31
    Score
    84/100
    Satisfactory
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    Can use capsules
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.2) 6218 reviews
  10. 10

    DeLonghi ECP 33.21
    Score
    82/100
    Satisfactory
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    Can use capsules
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.1) 6094 reviews
  11. 11

    Cecotec Cafelizzia 790 Pro
    Score
    80/100
    Satisfactory
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    20 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.0) 10663 reviews
  12. 12

    DeLonghi ECOV 311.BK
    Score
    80/100
    Satisfactory
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    Can use capsules
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.0) 7601 reviews
  13. The Cheapest
    13

    Cecotec Power Espresso 20
    Score
    78/100
    Satisfactory
    Amazon UK £97
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    20 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (3.9) 25707 reviews
  14. 14

    Gaggia Gran Prestige
    Score
    71/100
    Sufficient
    Semi automatic espresso machine
    Milk frother
    Can use capsules
    15 bar pump pressure
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (3.6) 1164 reviews
Reviews and scores updated on February 2, 2024. Price updated daily.
Updated:
05. December 2023

Advantages of semi-automatic espresso machines without a grinder

  • Cost: Semi-automatic espresso machines without a grinder are typically less expensive than fully automatic machines with a built-in grinder.
  • Versatility: If you sometimes prefer to use pre-ground coffee, you will be better off with a semi-automatic machine without a built-in grinder, especially if you already have a separate grinder at home.
  • Storage space: A semi-automatic espresso machine without a grinder is much smaller and lighter, so it takes up far less space in the kitchen.

Disadvantages of semi-automatic espresso machines without a grinder

  • Convenience: Using a built-in grinder will save you the hassle of having to grind your coffee beans separately.
  • Counter space: A separate grinder takes up extra storage space, which may be problematic if you have a small kitchen.

How much cheaper is a semi-automatic espresso machine without a grinder?

In general, semi-automatic espresso machines with a built-in grinder are much more expensive than models without a built-in grinder.

Semi-automatic espresso machines with a built-in grinder have an average price of £266, while models with a built-in grinder have an average price of £489.

The following chart compares semi-automatic espresso machines without a grinder against models that do have a built-in grinder.

Updated February 20, 2024

Which semi-automatic espresso machine without a grinder is the cheapest?

The cheapest semi-automatic espresso machine without a grinder is the Cecotec Power Espresso 20 at £96.99.

These are the 5 cheapest semi-automatic espresso machines without a grinder:

Semi-automatic espresso machine Price
£96.99
£106
£149.41
£149.41
£159.99
Updated February 20, 2024 | See the full list

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Tests

Stiftung Warentest

Test of 7 semi-automatic coffee machines.
Edition: 12/2021
Published: 11/2021
7 tested
1st place in test
"Good"
"Test winner"

ETM Testmagazin

Test of 5 compact semi-automatic coffee machines.
Edition: 12/2018
Published: 11/2018
5 tested
1st place in test
BEEM Classico
"Good"

ETM Testmagazin

Test of 8 compact semi-automatic coffee machines.
Edition: 6/2015
Published: 05/2015
8 tested
1st place in test
Rancilio Silvia
"Very good"
"Test winner"

ETM Testmagazin

Test of 8 compact semi-automatic coffee machines.
Edition: 1/2013
Published: 12/2012
8 tested
1st place in test
DeLonghi EC 860.M
"Very good"
"Test winner"

Comparison

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Smeg ECF01 Sage The Bambino Plus SES500BSS
Sage The Dual Boiler BES920UK
Name Smeg ECF01 Sage The Bambino Plus SES500BSS Sage The Dual Boiler BES920UK
Score
94
92
89
Reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.6)
377 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.6)
888 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.4)
126 reviews
Price £269 £299 £1,139
caret-up caret-down Technical details
Type Semi automatic espresso machine Semi automatic espresso machine Semi automatic espresso machine
Power 1350 W 1600 W 2200 W
Water container capacity 1.0 l 1.9 l 2.5 l
Pump pressure 15 bar 9 bar 15 bar
Max. cup height 8.0 cm 7.0 cm 10.0 cm
Housing material Plastic Stainless steel Stainless steel
Portafilter size 51 mm 54 mm 58 mm
Coffee heating system Thermoblock Thermoblock Double boiler
Thermometer
Pressure gauge
caret-up caret-down Coffee brewing
Can use capsules
Removable water tank
Adjustable coffee amount
Adjustable brewing temperature
caret-up caret-down Coffee grinder
Integrated coffee grinder
Bean container capacity
Material of the coffee grinder
No. of grind settings
Type of coffee grinder
Automatic tamper
Automatic dosing
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Milk frother
Milk frothing method Steam wand Steam wand Steam wand
Milk container
Milk container capacity 0.48 l
caret-up caret-down Functions
App-control
Descaling program
Cleaning program
Auto shut off
Display
Display technology LCD-Display
2-cups function
Suited for ground coffee
Water filter
PID controller
caret-up caret-down Dimensions and weight
Height 33.0 cm 21.0 cm 36.0 cm
Width 14.9 cm 19.5 cm 37.0 cm
Depth 30.3 cm 32.0 cm 36.0 cm
Weight 4.7 kg 6.5 kg 15.46 kg
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