Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carito I love it!
I been using everyday, it is so good the espresso!
23 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrazyDave Excellent coffee, easy to use, with only a few catches
The biggest problem with this machine is the temptation to start overdoing coffee consumption. Flavor is great and usage pretty easy. Here's the part between the lines.
- One time the brew unit jammed in mid-cycle (while trying to get to an airplane flight, of course). The puck bin was held by the brew unit. Finally we were able to disassemble them together, clean them, then carefully reassemble the jigsaw puzzle. When turned back on, the machine cycled to the correct starting point. It hasn't happened a second time.
- Daily cleaning is easy, but requires multiple steps: 1. rinse the frother, 2. empty the puck bin, 3. remove and rinse the small brew unit catch tray, 4. remove and rinse the brew unit, 5. remove and rinse the big catch tray, and, finally 6. rinse and refill the water reservoir.
3 November 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Thecoffeeguy Constant Warning lights!!!!!
When I first got this machine, all was good! Coffee has very good flavor. After so many months of operation, the coffee donut dispenser drawer light kept coming on, the red light. Sometimes, it was empty and still went on. Would open it, close it and then the red light would turn off. I kept this machine CLEAN, very clean. Still, after 3 or 4 cups, a warning light would come on again. It got to the point, every time you use this espresso machine, be prepared to open this door, or some container to get the green light to go on again. It's highly "buggy", always some issue causing the red light to go on. Sensors everywhere, simple is better, NOT complicated. Maybe they are built very well, but this one you have constantly play with it to make it work. Frustrated. TODAY, the red light wont go off!
21 October 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rockdirector Great bean-to-cup for the price... but unreliable electronics.
I am so disappointed by this unit.
It brews an excellent espresso, it's compact and has reasonable water/bean capacity for its size. It's fairly easy to clean and maintain. (I don't use the cappucinatore regularly or it would require much more cleaning.)
However, after only 18 months of use the backlight for warning modes (replace water, empty grounds) has burned out. It makes it very difficult to see what's wrong, and will require service.
Occasionally the hopper stops dropping beans and we have to go in and jiggle whatever's stuck, but that's a mild nuisance. If you use pre-ground coffee, you need to make sure it's not packed too tight or it won't make it down into the brewer and you need to poke it down.
17 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Idelia The product is easy to use and clean
This is a great coffee maker. This is the best Saeco so far as I have had several over the years. This one has a feature that I like alot. The coffee is REAL HOT after brewing unlike the previous models I have owned. It also allows you to stop the water flow at anytime during the brewing to create an individual brew. I highly recommend this coffee maker.
7 September 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by TerPer High Maintenance - Always an Issue
I had many espresso machines from saeco and this one is horrible! Everytime we turn it on there is an issue to deal with. Firstly, there is no indication light to inform you that the coffee bean tray is low or that the water tray is full (as found in older models). It uses a tremendous amount of water and the container needs to be persistently filled. The cappuccino steamer frequently has issues and does not steam the milk. We spend every morning trying to problem solve our way through an issue. Too much work, not worth the money. The quality of saeco machines in general has diminished. We had one that we bought about 25 years ago and it lasted a long time..now they only last about 3 - 5 years, or until you get sick of dealing with issues.
26 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samso77 Good coffee better espresso with ease
We use to have a Saeco Vienna that made perfect coffee and good espresso and now we have the Intelia which is better at the espresso than the coffee. I still love this and the cappuccino is great and it frothed the milk well. So far so good but we have only had it a couple months.
19 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishingscotsman Great improvements over the previous Saeco model it replaced.
I've owned 3 Saeco Coffee Machines and this is the best one so far. Great improvements; it is very quiet and produces hotter coffee than my first two models.
15 October 2013