This model from the company’s deluxe series offers solid construction, a sleek design, and high-quality features you would expect from a machine costing three times as much.
The main differences between this machine and the other deluxe models (like the EC685S) are found in the details.
For example, the EC685R has a double-pump system with a 15-bar pump, a water tank that can hold 35 ounces, a sleeker brushed silver finish, and a more compact 6-inch body.
However, other features are similar to those on the more expensive model, like the Rapid Cappuccino System, Thermoblock Heating System, and so on.
Overall, this makes it an excellent choice for people who want a premium espresso machine but don’t have the extra money to spend on the more feature-laden machines from the deluxe series.