Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo, Black, EP3241/54 Everything ElseLive viewers eye icon

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Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo, Black, EP3241/54
Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo and Iced Coffee, EP3241/74

 

 

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Customer Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars (4343)  (0) 4.3 out of 5 stars (3913) 3.5 out of 5 stars (20) 4.5 out of 5 stars (2)
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Color Black black Silver Black Black
Item Dimensions 17 x 10 x 15 inches 19.29 x 11.42 x 18.9 inches 11 x 15.3 x 14.4 inches 18.36 x 10.2 x 14.16 inches
Item Weight 21.06 lbs 23.12 lbs 24.00 lbs
Material Plastic Stainless Steel Ceramic Stainless Steel

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Philips 3200 Series fully automatic espresso machine w/ LatteGo, Black. Frequency: 60 Hz.

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10 reviews for Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo, Black, EP3241/54 Everything ElseLive viewers eye icon

  1. Jake Wood

    I was hesitant to drop serious cash on a coffee maker, but boy am I glad I did. This makes perfect coffee, every time. I wish I had an option to just put out steamed milk, but I can live without it. The two piece frothing system is so ridiculously easy to clean.Note: The machine will purge water when you turn it on and when you turn it off. This is normal. Don’t heat it up with your cup under the dispenser or you’ll end up with extra purged water.

  2. Karen Anderson

    What a great machine. We purchased this for our small office (10 employees) and it has been a huge hit! It took about an hour to set it up, do the start up cycle, and figure out what all the settings did but has been a breeze to brew since then. The coffee tastes so fresh and delicious. There are several settings so everyone can brew what they’d like. We’ve added labels to the top so there is no mistaking where the beans go vs. already ground. Very sleek looking machine. Make sure you have plenty of room as it is 17″ deep, 15″ tall, and 9″ wide.Because this is in an office, I feel like it gets a lot more use than something you’d keep at home. With that being said, it does expel some water every time you turn it on. And by some, I mean enough where you don’t want your cup under the dispensing spout when you first start it up. Because it dispenses so much water every time it’s turned on, you have to empty the drip tray quite a bit. (Again, probably not at home unless you live with 10 coffee addicts) Cleaning the brew group doesn’t take much effort every week but it is something to think about in order to keep the machine in working order. We also empty the coffee ground container every time we empty the drip tray simply because it pulls out with the drip tray and is usually 1/4 – 1/2 full by then.

  3. Kevin

    Excellent Expresso machine and coffee maker. Easy to use and clean. Six different brews of coffee. Easy setup. Easy to assemble and disassemble. Love that fresh ground brew and the ability to make six different brews, including adding its own milk. The only dislikes, the in-tank water filter changes the taste a tad, but it’s unnoticeable really; and, it’s noisy at 2am. But… I’m a satisfied customer. I’d buy it again.

  4. D. Duong

    Love this machine. Have only had it a few weeks, but we are highly satisfied after replacing our Keurig and Nespresso machines for this one. I’m glad to get out of the pods and using fresh coffee beans. Love the customization and how easy this machine is to maintain. It has self cleaning, which uses up water so you end up having to fill the tank more than you’d think, but that is a fair trade off. Couple points to keep in mind if you are considering this machine: – Your first several cups will be watered down and undrinkable. The pucks will be a soggy mess. Do not get alarmed and rest assured this is just temporary as the machine gets broken in. – I found the coffee a little weak for my liking so I adjusted the grinder to level 4 and it’s much tastier now (perhaps some of that is the machine also dialing in a better cup as it’s still breaking in). – You can program the quantity of the Large size for any of the drinks. – The manual doesn’t tell you the drink sizes, but a couple of the more Helpful reviews tell you the size for every combo (thank you!) – For purists, the milk is always dispensed first. Doesn’t matter to me, but could be a concern for others. – The temperature isn’t very hot, even at the highest setting. This is more of a concern for the milk based drinks. – You can’t make a double of the milk based drinks like you can for espresso/coffee/americano. I end up adding in a single shot of expresso if I need a little extra jolt, which is not a terrible inconvenience, but is an additional step.

  5. J. McVey

    We are quite happy with this Espresso machine. If you have a big family then you’ll be refilling the water reservoir fairly often as it really isn’t that big. Perhaps 5-6 cups of the size we make.It makes great coffee and we also love the milk frother for lattes. We have moved to decaffeinated beans so we can enjoy a cup in the evening as well. Here’s a simple iced coffee method we love during the summer: fill a cup about half full of crushed ice, add a little caramel syrup, put your cup under the spout and have this machine dispense one or two servings of Espresso into it. Add a bit of chilled milk and stir. Fantastic!Some complain the beans don’t move down to the grinder quite well enough, but in truth that is such a minor issue. Make it a habit to check the beans when you check the water.We highly recommend this reliable machine.

  6. Badger13

    I bought the Philips 3221/44, without the LatteGo feature because I don’t like milk in my coffee. Also I’m a bit noise sensitive and the LatteGo has been compared in some reviews to the sound of an airplane taking off. I previously owned a pricey built-in Miele coffee machine that came with our house. The Miele worked fine for about ten years before becoming increasingly cantankerous with age (like many of us). It was a marvel of 2000s technology that would have felt right at home on the International Space Station, except it was probably too heavy to ever reach orbit. It cost almost as much to fix as I paid for the new Philips.The 3221 appears functionally identical to the Miele except in a smaller, lighter, and much cheaper box. I shall call it ‘Mini-Miele.’ Mini-Miele has a similar brewing unit, which is called a “brew group” even though there’s only one of them. Mini-Miele also makes similar noises. According to my iPhone it puts out around 60 dB while brewing and 70 dB while grinding. The former is a steady 60-Hz electric hum, whereas the latter sounds more like a racoon trapped in a recycling bin. Overall noise levels are somewhere between normal conversation and a vacuum cleaner. Not bad really. The Miele also made a series of loud “thunks” that Mini-Miele thankfully does not reproduce.The Miele was made primarily of steel and lots of it; Mini-Miele is all plastic with pseudo-chrome trim. Sounds cheap I know but this seems to be the norm for most such machines, including some in the $2000-range. Materials, fit, and finish are all on par with a new Toyota, which is to say quite good. The control buttons worked easily once I overcame the desire to press them. It just takes a light touch. The buttons are logical and marked both with text and little pictures, helpful in case I forget how to read English. The water container is smaller than in the Miele but adequate, and features a cute little water softener/filter that lives inside. It has to be replaced at some interval but you don’t have to call the Culligan Man.On startup, Mini-Miele entertains with a robotic dance of flashing lights, groaning sounds, and waterworks. Once it settles down from that (about one minute) it’s really easy to operate. It does doubles if you want, but with a caveat: you have to wait for the grinding and brewing routine to complete itself twice. A double Americano takes about two and a half minutes. The first cups from Mini-Miele tasted, well…bad actually. Like coffee laced with aspirin. The machine apparently makes its own adjustments during this time, but not enough to help. What did help was using different beans and adjusting the grind a few clicks finer. The coffee tastes much better now, quite similar to what the 5x more expensive Miele could produce during its prime. Not on par with a good café in Florence, but good enough to avoid driving to the local Starbucks.Cleanup of Mini-Miele supposedly requires only a weekly rinse of the brew unit. Apparently nobody told the coffee grounds however, which may be found freely sprinkled about the machine’s interior. Still, it’s easier to clean than the Miele due to fewer dark corners and crevasses. A quick wipe of the interior surfaces gets the job done. The Miele did have a larger used coffee bin, which meant less frequent emptying but also more mold. True espresso afficionados inspect the used ‘pucks’ the way a big-game hunter might inspect scat, in their search for the perfect ‘pull.’ Mini-Miele’s droppings appear drier and more puck-shaped than the Miele, which I think is a good thing.I’m still in the honeymoon phase with Mini-Miele but am optimistic about its future. It produces push-button coffee at a fraction of the cost of the showier but often troublesome Miele, with no noticeable difference in taste. I don’t yet know about its long term durability, but so far Mini-Miele looks like a winner.

  7. Sunny and Tony

    I purchased the Philips 3200 Lattego with an additional filter as part of Amazon Prime Day, so my review is directly tied to that discounted price.I find that this machine is really worth the money. It makes excellent espresso and latte macchiatos. That is a given, but how does it handle milk alternatives. I feel like there isn’t much comment on this, and I think it is worth discussing.Since realizing, after two decades of pain and suffering, that I am lactose intolerant, I switched from milk products to oat milk. I typically purchase Silk brand’s original oat milk, but I also buy their creamy version, and other brands of oat milk. This machine does a good job of heating and frothing the oat milk, however, because it is quite a bit thicker than milk, it uses less oat milk in the automated process. This doesn’t bother me too much, because I typically use the latte macchiato function twice in a row to fill my coffee mug. Yeah, it is a healthy amount of espresso in the drink, but that can be adjusted. It does work with oat milk, and I prefer it that way. I have not tried it with soy milk, almond milk (might be a good choice given how thin it is), cashew milk, or other milk alternatives.I recently also thought I would try lactose-free Horizon organic milk, and it works as a normal milk product would. It froths a lot more than the oat milk does, so be prepared for a lot of foam. It tastes a lot like an espresso drink you would have at any coffee shop, other than Starbucks. Even using Starbucks espresso beans, it comes out slightly less perfect than they can do, but over significant use, it surely pays for itself and it is still darn delicious.One tip to mention is that when using pre-ground beans, make sure to close the lid after you load in one scoop. Don’t overfill it and don’t load it too early. When wanting to use pre-ground coffee beans, make sure to power up the machine and let it do the cleaning cycle first, before loading in the grounds. My machine doesn’t seem to do the pre-ground stuff as well as I’d like, and it has to do with the process. I am not sure why, but it will sometimes take two or three tries to get the machine to make it correctly, but once it does the first time, you can repeat the process in the same power cycle without issue. Load one scoop of grounds, close the lid, choose the drink, let the machine work. When it is done and you can select a new drink, repeat the process of loading the grounds, closing the lid, then choosing the drink.I’m not entirely sure I would buy this machine at full price, but if you see it on sale, it is a great deal. I think the regular price of this one versus a higher end one from Philips is only $100 or so in difference, and the higher end models, 4300, 5400, etc., offer more options. That can be important for some. On sale, with the milk carafe, it is a bargain and worth it for the first super-automatic espresso machine. I think the price to consider picking it up if money is an issue is the $650 or so price point. Amazon Prime Day’s deal was less than. Highly recommended.Made in Romania

  8. Danielle K. Hawthorne

    Followed the straight forward directions, up and running in now time! Oh my gosh, the nuances we can now taste in the flavor profile of every bean is incredible. Easy to make a number of cup size and styles. We’re using fewer beans too as no wasted coffee from a pot. Wicked thrilled with how easy it is to use and cleans. Makes fantastic coffee everytime!

  9. Chardo

    I’ve wanted a good espresso machine for a long time and I have experimented with many before this Philips 3200 (and then later traded in to get a 5400 with more features).First, I tried the manual – definitely cheaper, but also more of a hassle with lots of bad shots, some great shots and a bit of mess each time. Not for me.I also tried Nespresso and for work, it does a great job as there is no clean up (provided you are not using the milk frother). But it is not cheap – machines are $300-$700 (or more) and the coffee is 70-85-cents each, meaning a double shot latte is pushing $2+ milk, which can add up over time.So – I looked into fully automatic machines and for the longest time I have wanted one, but they are VERY pricey (many are $2k+) and also require extensive maintenance / cleaning.I mean, Jura, which makes some great machines, suggests that after each milk drink, you run a rinse & cleaning cycle. This is a bit excessive, but certainly at least once a day you need to do it and it involves getting a tablet, some water, running the hose through the solution… no thank you.This Philips is a game changer in that regard. The milk jug is stand-alone meaning there is no ‘hose’ that the milk runs through, and it doesn’t go into the machine at all. It is all managed via the frothing jug, which comes apart in two (well, three parts including the lid) making it super easy to rinse off. That’s it.In terms of making good coffee, I followed some videos online that suggested adjusting the grind right away to 3 or 4 and it made a world of difference. Immediately the pucks became much less soupy and more solid.In terms of the touch screen, it is pretty basic, but in all honesty, for what you are wanting to make, it does a great job. You can customize the espresso strength, ml, and shots and also adjust how much milk you want.I can’t speak to longevity yet, but so far, it is doing great and I’m loving this machine more than I even thought I would.

  10. Christopher Hatch

    9/10 the 1 star reviews from this machine are from people buying the oily starbucks dark roast beans from costco–which destroys the internals of the machine and voids the warranty. Another issue is that defective O ring which phillips gladly sends you in the mail free of charge–super easy to install. If you clean this machine as directed every single week and do the monthly maintenance/replace filter this is a wonderful machine that’ll pay dividends for years to come. I use the LaVazza Tiera and they work fantastic. It’s the only beans i’ll use! This is the best bang for your buck super automatic on the market and I eecouage everyone to skip the pod systems–shell out a few hundred dollars more and use your own beans in bulk–tastes better, will save the environment/land fills and your wallet at the end of the day! The organic beans I use work out to be about 18 cents per coffee and thats at the highest bean grind amount

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