The century old history of award winning Italian designs by DeLonghi continues with the production of the EC860 espresso machine. Combining eye catching beauty and under-the-hood engineering excellence is a hallmark of the DeLonghi tradition. The EC860 incorporates the DeLonghi patented automatic cappuccino system. The design of the milk delivery and holding system takes into account the users’ health and safety. It has automatic rinsing after every milk delivery to eliminate contamination of the next drink and a removable carafe for safely storing the unused portion of milk in a refrigerator.