Delonghi Dinamica Plus Vs Siemens EQ 6: A Detailed Head-To-Head Comparison

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On the hunt for an efficient and dependable bean-to-cup machine that won’t empty your wallet? I present two formidable contenders: Delonghi Dinamica Plus vs Siemens EQ 6. Cutting to the chase, the Siemens EQ 6 earns my vote.

The Delonghi Dinamica Plus is in the mid-range segment, but it is equipped with a ton of bells and whistles to elevate your one-touch espresso game. I loved that it can be controlled remotely and has a unique iced coffee function, which is usually found in higher-priced machines like the Jura Z10.

The Siemens EQ 6 is not a tech-rich espresso machine and has room for improvement in some areas. Still, considering what it can bring to the table and its affordable price, I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation.

Delonghi Dinamica Plus Vs Siemens EQ 6: Comparison Chart

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THE WINNER (#1)
De'Longhi ECAM37095TI Dinamica Plus Connected with LatteCrema System, Fully Automatic Coffee Machine, Colored Touch Display,Titanium
THE RUNNER-UP (#2)
PrimaDonna Class
Model
Delonghi Dinamica Plus
Siemens EQ 6
Dimensions/Weight
9.3 x 14 x 17 inches /20.9 lbs
15.2 x 11.1 x 18.4 inches/21.8 lbs
Heating System
Single Thermoblock Heating System
Single Thermoblock Heating System
Interface
Color Touchscreen Display
Color Touchscreen Display
One Touch Drink Options
15
8
Spigot Type/Cup Clearance
Dual/3.5-5.5 inches
Dual/1 – 4 inches
Water Reservoir/Bean Hopper
1.8 liter/0.37 liter
1.7 liter/0.31 liter
Pump Pressure
19 Bars
15 Bars
Built-in Grinder
Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder
Ceramic Burr Grinder
Grinding Settings
13
5
Pre-Infusion
Filter
Delonghi Water Filter (Optional)
Brita Intenza Water Filter (Optional)
Milk Frothing System
Auto Frothing System
Auto Frothing System
Compatible With Pre-ground Coffee
App Connectivity
What I Like
Price
$1,399.99
N/A
THE WINNER (#1)
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De'Longhi ECAM37095TI Dinamica Plus Connected with LatteCrema System, Fully Automatic Coffee Machine, Colored Touch Display,Titanium
Model
Delonghi Dinamica Plus
Dimensions/Weight
9.3 x 14 x 17 inches /20.9 lbs
Heating System
Single Thermoblock Heating System
Interface
Color Touchscreen Display
One Touch Drink Options
15
Spigot Type/Cup Clearance
Dual/3.5-5.5 inches
Water Reservoir/Bean Hopper
1.8 liter/0.37 liter
Pump Pressure
19 Bars
Built-in Grinder
Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder
Grinding Settings
13
Pre-Infusion
Filter
Delonghi Water Filter (Optional)
Milk Frothing System
Auto Frothing System
Compatible With Pre-ground Coffee
App Connectivity
What I Like
Price
$1,399.99
More Info
THE RUNNER-UP (#2)
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PrimaDonna Class
Model
Siemens EQ 6
Dimensions/Weight
15.2 x 11.1 x 18.4 inches/21.8 lbs
Heating System
Single Thermoblock Heating System
Interface
Color Touchscreen Display
One Touch Drink Options
8
Spigot Type/Cup Clearance
Dual/1 – 4 inches
Water Reservoir/Bean Hopper
1.7 liter/0.31 liter
Pump Pressure
15 Bars
Built-in Grinder
Ceramic Burr Grinder
Grinding Settings
5
Pre-Infusion
Filter
Brita Intenza Water Filter (Optional)
Milk Frothing System
Auto Frothing System
Compatible With Pre-ground Coffee
App Connectivity
What I Like
Price
N/A
More Info

Last update on 2024-04-09 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Delonghi Dinamica Plus Vs Siemens EQ 6: Differences

The Delonghi Dinamica Plus knocks out the Siemens EQ 6 with a 4-2 win. Check out my detailed comparison below for more information.

Coffee Flavour

Winner: Delonghi Dinamica Plus

Built-in Grinder

The Delonghi Dinamica Plus utilizes a stainless steel conical burr grinder, while the Siemens EQ 6 has a built-in ceramic one. So you won’t need to spend money on and find extra space for a costly separate grinder. Moreover, burr grinders themselves are amazing. It achieves a consistent grind size by crushing the beans rather than chopping them, which is a primary advantage over its blade counterparts.

Comparing these two together, the ceramic grinder has my vote for two reasons. First, it doesn’t overheat when used, which can lead to burned grounds that ruin the flavor of your espresso. Also, it seems to produce less noise during operation, which is a significant advantage for those who find the sound of grinding disruptive, especially in quiet environments or early mornings.

In return, the Delonghi Dinamica Plus takes the lead with 13 different grind settings, whereas the Siemens EQ 6 let me down a bit with its 5 settings. In the world of automatic espresso machines, the more grind settings you have, the more space you have to tweak your brew for perfection. 6 is the industry average, so 5 is, again, not terrible but a bit disappointing. You can change the grind size by turning a knob inside the bean hopper. Just do this while the grinder is already running.

delonghi dinamica plus vs siemens eq 6's grind settings
Delonghi Dinamica Plus vs Siemens EQ 6’s grind settings

I also recommend sticking with medium roast beans and staying away from dark roast ones (or oil beans) since oils can result in a clogged grinder. If you still want to try the latter, you’ll need to acquire a separate grinder designed to handle such beans and then use a bypass chute.

Heating System

They are single boiler machines featuring the Thermoblock system for rapid heating. Having only one boiler means they can’t perform the dual tasks of coffee brewing and milk steaming concurrently. Also, there is a slight delay for the machine to transition from one function to another.

To make up for this, Thermoblock technology can heat water to the proper temperature for each task in about 20 seconds instead of minutes, significantly reducing the wait time, especially when compared to traditional boilers, which can take minutes.

Having an espresso machine with two thermoblock boilers is definitely better for the preparation of your favorite milky drink, as it can do two tasks at once. But such a machine also requires you to raise your budget significantly. So I personally find that a single Thermoblock boiler system strikes a balance between efficiency and cost for home use.

Better yet, both have a built-in cup warming tray, which is really important in the art of coffee-making but often goes unnoticed. Why? Espresso is brewed at a specific temperature to extract the right flavors, and drinking it at the intended temperature is part of the experience. So pouring hot espresso into a cold cup can cause an immediate drop in temperature, affecting taste and mouthfeel.

So by pre-warming your cups with the cup warming tray (or rinsing the cup with hot water), you can ensure your espresso is maintained at the ideal temperature from the moment of extraction to the first sip. The tray on these machines uses the residual heat from Thermoblock to warm the cups, so it’s not too hot, but it’s definitely warm enough to warm your cup.

cup warming tray
Cup warming tray

Brewing System

Both initially moisten the coffee grounds with hot water to make them “bloom” or “puff up” to ensure optimal aroma extraction and reduce the risk of channeling, which can cause either over or under-extraction. This brief step is called “pre-infusion,” which is nearly ubiquitous in the espresso world and the key to having a well-rounded shot of espresso.

Unlike drip-brew coffee makers, which only rely on gravity to pass water through coffee grounds, the Delonghi Dinamica Plus vs Siemens EQ 6 brew espresso at a pressure of 19 and 15 bars, respectively. For those who don’t know, the pressure used to extract espresso is measured in “bars.” One bar is equivalent to atmospheric pressure at sea level, and it takes at least 9-10 bars of pressure to make quality espresso.

After all,  I found both to yield espressos rich in aroma and flavor, topped with abundant crema. Might they give your regular coffee shop’s brew a run for its money? Well, I think yes. But there is one small snag – the Delonghi Dinamica espresso came out a tad too hot for immediate tasting.

Milk Frothing System

The era of depending solely on skilled baristas for milk-based delights is over. Thanks to cutting-edge automatic milk frothing machines like the Delonghi Dinamica Plus and Siemens EQ 6, you can make them in the comfort of your home with just a button push. Coffee purists or would-be baristas tend to prefer a steam wand since it gives them greater control over the temperature, amount, and quality of the milk foam created. But of course, it takes practice to use, which can be daunting for beginners.

delonghi dinamica plus vs siemens eq 6's automatic milk frothing systems
Delonghi Dinamica Plus vs Siemens EQ 6’s automatic milk frothing systems

The DeLonghi Dinamica Plus LatteCrema milk frothing system is among its biggest selling points. Well, it’s basically a thermal milk pitcher, which is neatly attached to the left side of the machine’s front to prepare some milky drinks or is tossed in the fridge when not in use. Right off the bat, I love its setup, as no tube or extra space for the milk jug is needed.

On the other hand, the Siemens EQ 6’s milk system follows the same path as the Swiss brand Jura: you will need to hook one end of an included hose into the auto frother and put the other end into a filled milk container. Then the machine sucks milk into the boiler and heats it, then pours a mixture of hot milk and froth into a waiting mug. 

As always with the Jura automatic machines, this one lacks a milk pitcher. So you’ll need to spend a few more bucks on a stainless-steel milk carafe from the manufacturer or just use one of your own. It’s not a deal-breaker, but who really enjoys making purchases in two stages?

They both can froth a range of milk varieties, from almond to soy and oat milk, ensuring that individuals with dietary needs aren’t deprived of their favorite beverages. You can also change the milk and coffee ratios on both, but only the Delonghi Dinamica Plus allows you to fine-tune the level of milk froth (by turning a dial on top of the carafe): none (just hot milk), min, max.

manual milk froth dial
Manual milk froth dial

Regarding the results, they did a great job of producing thick, frothy foam for perfect cappuccinos but failed a bit to reach the micro-foam level needed for flat whites. Also, they automatically dispense milk, so you can’t make latte art with them.

Design & Usability

Winner: Tie

Dimensions, Footprint, & Weight

Delonghi Dinamica PlusSiemens EQ 6 
Dimensions9.3 x 14 x 17 inches15.2 x 11.1 x 18.4 inches
Weight20.9 lbs21.8 lbs

These bean-to-cup machines aren’t among the smallest machines on the market, but they still fit a limited counter space with ease. But if you’re considering placing your next espresso machine underneath something, like a shelf or cabinet, just bear in mind that their bean feeders are designed for top-loading.

They have a sleek look, making them a handsome addition to most any kitchen. They are crafted predominantly from robust ABS plastic with some stainless steel touches to exude a premium vibe. From a constructive point of view, it would be nice to have a machine made entirely of stainless steel, but that would mean digging a bit deeper into your pockets.

I appreciated their color touch screens for delivering a smartphone-like user experience, though I’m not a big fan of such displays. They are so intuitive that I wager many can operate them without resorting to the manual. The Siemens EQ 6’s screen seems a tad less responsive, but it’s a minor quibble.

delonghi dinamica plus vs siemens eq 6’s control panels
Delonghi Dinamica Plus vs Siemens EQ 6’s control panels

Pre-programmed Coffee Options

Delonghi Dinamica PlusSiemens EQ 6 
Gourmet Espresso
Double Espresso
Long
Coffee
Truebrew Over Ice
Coffee Pot
Doppio+
Cappuccino
Latte Macchiato
Milk Cappuccino +
Cappuccino Mix
Caffelatte
Flat White
Espresso Macchiato
Hot Water
Espresso
Coffee
Cappuccino
Latte Macchiato
Caffe Latte
Milk Froth
​Warm Milk
Hot Water

The Delonghi Dinamica Plus really stands out here with an extensive collection of one-touch drinks, including the fancy option “Truebrew Over Ice.”  But don’t let its name fool you! It doesn’t whip up cold concoctions. Instead, it just produces espresso at room temperature, and then you can add some ice cubes for a real cold drink experience.

truebrew over ice
TrueBrew Over Ice

Another welcome option is the coffee pot. It allows you to prepare up to six cups of espresso at once, making it a breeze to share a caffeinated moment with colleagues. But the drink doesn’t stay hot for an extended period, so you and they won’t be able to enjoy it at the optimal temperature.

These units are designed to give you delicious drinks from freshly ground beans, but they still have a plan B whenever you run out of beans – a bypass chute for the use of pre-ground coffee. Well, they also have a hot water option for brewing tea or crafting an Americano.

delonghi dinamica plus vs siemens eq 6's bypass chutes
Delonghi Dinamica Plus vs Siemens EQ 6’s bypass chutes

All the drinks can be reprogrammed if the factory settings don’t please you. You can change the aroma strength, cup size, coffee-to-milk ratio, and brewing temperature. As mentioned above, the Dinamica Plus goes a step further by letting you calibrate the milk froth intensity.

At the end of the day, you’ll want to save your favorite drinks with all the ideal settings to recreate them with one touch the next day. While the Siemens EQ 6 only allows you to save four customized drinks, the Delonghi Dinamica Plus provides four user profiles, so you and your loved ones can have any personalized drinks saved to the machine.

user profile
User profile

Spout & Cup Clearance

Delonghi Dinamica PlusSiemens EQ 6 
Spout TypeDualDual
Cup Clearance3.5-5.5 inches1 – 4 inches

Their dual telescope espresso spout can go up and down easily to fit a variety of cup sizes. That’s not bad, but it would be ideal if they could be lifted up to 6 inches for those, especially large coffee vessels or on-the-go mugs.

They can make two cups of espresso or coffee at once with twice the amount of coffee grounds instead of just double the amount of water.  Remarkably, the Siemens EQ 6 has the added capability to prepare two milky beverages simultaneously – a feature commonly associated with top-tier models.

the siemens eq 6 can brew two milky drinks at once
The Siemens EQ 6 can brew two milky drinks at once

Water Reservoir & Bean Hopper 

Delonghi Dinamica PlusSiemens EQ 6 
Water Reservoir1.8 liter1.7 liter
Bean Hopper0.37 liter0.31 liter

Their tank containers aren’t small at all. But if there are some power coffee drinkers in your household, they will need to be refilled more than once per day. There’s space in each tank for a water filter (Delonghi and Brita Intenza water filters), but using it is totally optional.

delonghi and brita intenza water filters
Delonghi and Brita Intenza water filters

One major advantage of utilizing the filter is its ability to extract water impurities, thus enhancing espresso quality and minimizing the frequency of descaling the machine. You could escape the recurring fee associated with replacing the filter by using distilled or bottled water, but on reflection, I still find that using the filter is the smartest move.

Each has an airtight lid to create an element-free environment for any remaining beans. That way, they can last a long time with the best aroma, and your espresso is always brewed with fresh beans.

delonghi dinamica plus vs siemens eq 6's bean hoppers
Delonghi Dinamica Plus vs Siemens EQ 6’s bean hoppers

Cleaning & Maintenance

Winner: Tie

Their brewing groups are detachable, which requires manual cleaning and lubrication. That means your maintenance list has an extra job, but  I firmly believe that this component benefits more from hands-on cleaning than an automated cleaning cycle.

both have a removable brewing group
Both have a removable brewing group

Several other detachable components, such as the drip tray, dregs box, and water tank, call for manual cleaning as well. Although their milk system undergoes an automatic cleaning cycle after each use, you should rinse the milk pitcher (and the tube) every few days to get rid of any potential bacteria and mold.

They also have an automatic alert that will remind you when they need to be descaled. This relies on an automatic cycle, so you won’t have any difficulty there. It’s always best to stick to the descaling solution suggested or supplied by the manufacturer.

Utilities & Other Features

Winner: Delonghi Dinamica Plus

Remote Control

Via the DeLonghi Coffee Link app (available for Apple and Android), you can connect your smartphone/tablet with the Delonghi Dinamica Plus to access the list of preset drinks and all the settings. Imagine the joy of beckoning an espresso to brew without leaving the comfort of your couch and interrupting a captivating movie.

However, the app still has its limitations when it comes to making a milk-based drink. You need to attach the milk pitcher to the machine and turn the dial to choose the froth level manually. At that time, who needs to use the app?

delonghi coffee link app
Delonghi Coffee Link app

Auto Off

The Delonghi Dinamica Plus can be set to automatically turn off after a period ranging from 15 to 180 minutes. That way, no longer will you depart in the morning clouded by concerns about an active coffee machine back home.

Quick Rundown Of Delonghi Dinamica Plus

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De'Longhi ECAM37095TI Dinamica Plus Connected with LatteCrema System, Fully Automatic Coffee Machine, Colored Touch Display,Titanium
  • 3.5” TFT full-touch, colorful display provides intuitive and simple experience of one-touch specialty recipes
  • De’Longhi Coffee Link App lets you create and save up to 3 personalized espresso recipes in your profile, so every cup of coffee is always customized to your unique taste
  • 16 one-touch or customized coffee drinks: latte, espresso, cappuccino, flat white, iced coffee, regular coffee and more.
  • Built-in conical burr grinder with 13 settings for always freshly ground coffee, for any beans of your choice.
  • The intelligent Smart-One-Touch feature recognizes your preferences and is programmed to list your most frequently selected drinks as first on the display.

Last update on 2024-04-09 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Pros
  • Has a hermoblock fast-heating system.
  • Offers a bunch of specialty coffees.
  • Has a compact and sleek design.
  • Has 4 user profiles.
  • Can be controlled remotely.
Cons
  • Single boiler instead of twin
  • Quite heavy.

Quick Rundown Of Siemens EQ 6

Pros
  • Thermoblock system heats up rapidly.
  • The ceramic conical burr grinder work well.
  • Brew two milk-based drinks at once.
  • Has a built-in cup warming tray.
  • Easy to use and clean.
Cons
  • Only one boiler.
  • Few grind settings.

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