Phillips 3200 series fully automatic Espresso Machine Review [June 2023]

Phillips 3200 Series Automatic Espresso Machine

  • Aroma Control.
  • Aquaclean Filter.
  • 12 grind Settings.
  • Handy Control Panel.
  • Temperature Control.
  • Four Pre-Programmed Recipes.

Phillips is a world-recognized name when it comes to kitchen appliances. It covers a wide range of kitchen appliances, including toasters, microwave ovens, inductions, frothers, refrigerators, coffee machines, and so on. The list is unending. You name it, and Phillips has many options available for you. Phillips’s products are reliable, durable, user-friendly, and have a long life.

Phillips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine Review, describes about the fully automatic coffee maker that has milk frother which gives you steamed milk or milk foam just at a single press of a button. It has an innovative design and sturdy build. Also, the 3200 series has an intuitive touch screen control panel that is easy and convenient.

It has five pre-programmed recipes, and you can brew any one of them of your choice in less than a minute. Also, it has an AquaClean filter that doesn’t need descaling for about 5000 cups. So basically, you need to descale it once in 5 years if you brew three cups daily. Cleaning and maintaining the machine is also very easy because of the removable parts in the front and sides. No other espresso machine comes with this many features in this price range. To know more about this amazing machine, see the full review below.

Phillips 3200 series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine Review: First Impressions ​

phillips 3200 series espresso machine review

Phillips 3200 Specifications
Dimensions17 x 10 x 15 inches
Wattage1500 watts
Voltage110 volts
Capacity3.8 pounds
Weight21.06 pounds
Grinder Settings12
Drip TrayRemovable
Warranty1 year

Reasons To Buy

  • Easy Cleaning.
  • Convenient to Use.
  • Dishwasher Safe Parts.
  • Makes Delicious Coffee.
  • Silky Smooth Milk Frothing.

Reasons To Avoid

  • Loud Grinder.
  • Small Drip Tray Capacity.

Detailed Specifications​

1. Design and Build

Phillips 3200 espresso machine has an attractive and stylish design that catches everyone’s eye instantly. The body is built from plastic with a chrome design, and the front panel has an aluminum lining. The body form factor is compact, so you don’t need to worry about space in your kitchen area. And the lightweight of the machine allows you to move and shift between places.

On the right side of the machine, the water tank can hold up to 60 ounces of water. So you don’t have to bother yourself to pull out the machine from its place to refill, just like other coffee makers who have the water tank at the backside. And on the top, the bean hopper and the grinder are located. And if you want to use ground coffee, a bypass doser is located in the front of the machine. This bypass doser is removable along with the drip tray.

On the top of the front panel is a touch LCD with controls to brew your coffee and displays information about the machine, such as water tank refilling reminder, filter change reminder, or any error that occurred in the machine. The coffee spout is also adjustable. So you don’t need to worry about your cup size or length. Your coffee is not going to splash. 

2. Display Panel

The front panel of the Phillips 3200 series is very attractive and easy to use. The LatteGo system allows you to choose from 4 coffees: espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato, americano, and black coffee. And when you turn off the LatteGo system, you can extract just hot water as well. These four coffee recipes are pre-programmed in the machine and are available with just a press of a button in less than a minute. There is also an option in the front panel to brew a double size of espresso, americano, or regular coffee.

You can customize these five pre-programmed coffees as well, and if you want a long shot, the machine will add more water to it. There are three options available for it: minimum (40 oz), medium (50 oz), and maximum (60 oz); the temperature can also be adjusted, and the brew strength is also customizable for each size of coffee you choose.

3. AquaClean Filter

Due to this AquaClean Filter, there is no need to descale the machine up to 5,000 cups of coffee. That is about five years or so. It implies that you will have to descale the machine once every five years. And the filter itself needs to be replaced every 50 tanks.

You will get to know when to change the filter when the light on the front panel turns from blue to flashing orange.

Hence we can say that AquaClean is quite useful and easy to use, better than most espresso machines that need considerable descaling once every few months; otherwise, the machine won’t work.

4. Temperature Control

This feature allows you to set the temperature of your coffee in three settings: normal, high, or max. This feature is not easily accessible at first. You need to follow a complete step-by-step procedure to access temperature control. The steps you need to follow are given below:

  1. Firstly, turn off the machine.
  2. After completely turning the machine off, press and hold the quantity button.
  3. Now press the icon and select any one option from normal, high, or max temperature when the lights are up.
  4. Now press the stop/start button and turn the machine back on.

5. Ceramic Grinder

Phillips 3200 espresso machine comes with a flat burr grinder with 12 grind sizes. You will be able to grind beans of diverse coarseness. The ceramic grinder is extremely precise and durable with amazing uniformity. The blades of ceramic grinders are strong and sharp. Also, their sharpness is long-lasting, and the blades can be sharpened again and again almost permanently. 

Phillips is providing ceramic grinders in their espresso machines despite being quite expensive. Many other companies skip ceramic grinders and opt for a stainless steel conical burr grinder for cost-cutting. Aside from grinding your regular coffee beans, you can also use pre-ground coffee by putting it on the top of the machine right in the middle of the main hopper.

6. Coffee Quality

Phillips 3200 espresso machine makes good quality coffee and steamed milk in its default temperature and milk froth settings. Everyone has their taste, and with this machine’s programmable features, you can customize your coffee just as you like. And with every option you try, you will get perfect and amazing coffee unless you mess up with the settings.

  With this machine, you can make perfect espresso home without knowing any key skills. You don’t need to spend any time perfecting your skills. The programmable features allow you to experiment with the different options available and make the coffee of your choice. Once you find your perfect choice, you can enjoy it anytime within a minute, and the quality will be the same every time.

7. Cleaning and Maintenance

Cleaning and maintaining the Phillips 3200 series espresso machine is not a big deal because of its detachable parts. You can easily detach the parts from the machine, clean them, and put them back in their places without any effort. The detachable parts are the brew head, drip tray, used coffee grounds container, water tank, and LatteGo milk system.

And as far as maintenance is concerned, every machine requires proper maintenance to stay in working condition for years. The parts such as the drip tray, LatteGo milk system, and coffee grounds container are dishwasher safe. And the exterior is also easy to clean. Just wipe it with a wet cloth, and you are done with the cleaning. Do not forget to apply lubrication to the brew unit every two months. This will increase the life of your espresso maker.

Final Verdict​

Phillips 3200 series fully automatic espresso machine comes with better and more options compared to other espresso machines at 2 or 3 times less. It has a stylish look and a durable build. Coffees made by this machine are amazingly delicious, allowing you to customize your coffee with many options available. 

No compromise on any of the features has been made. Cleaning and maintenance are also very easy. You don’t need to remove the machine from its place to clean it because all the removable parts can be removed from the front side itself. Also, it features a ceramic grinder which is not present in other expensive coffee machines.

Overall we can undoubtedly conclude that the Phillips 3200 series is the most affordable espresso machine that comes packed with so many features, makes the perfect coffees of your choice, and also gives you the option to customize your coffee according to your choice. It is the best espresso machine in this price segment with all these amazing features.

Frequently Asked Questions​

1.  Does the machine have an auto shutoff?

Yes, the machine has an auto-shutoff. You can set how much time the machine stays on before shutting off. The timer can be set for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes.

2. How much does it take to make one cappuccino?

The first cup takes time because the water has to heat. After the first cup, it can make one cup of cappuccino in under two minutes.

3. Can this machine make just steamed milk?

No, but since the steamer is separated, you can get the steamed milk first and let the coffee go to another cup. In this way, you can get steamed milk only.

4. Does the company give any warranty?

Phillips 3200 series fully automatic espresso machine comes with one year warranty from the company.

Kanchan Thakur

About the author

Kanchan Thakur is a senior staff writer at the AnG Eesti Technologies, where she covers outdoor gears and hunting tools. Kanchan began her career in blogging as an outdoor writer. Along with crossbow hunting, she enjoys exploring food and drink pairings around the world. Her love for coffee began when her friend introduced her to the glories of Italian Moka pot. That technology got her through too many early morning final exams in college and eventually turned her into Coffee Aficionado.
She believes in writing creative articles & blogs on travel, adventure, and health. Exploring various platforms for blog writing is one of her passion. She also loves to design indoor and outdoor spaces. In her free time, when she’s not writing, she enjoys watching movies, exploring different places with her friends. Also, she is very into fitness activities. She believes in staying fit is the root of good health.

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