Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4 out of 5 by SaintMike I mostly like it
Overall good as long as you don't use pre-ground coffee. For some reason pre-ground dosent work very well - I get a lot of coffee-bean errors. Also, unfortunately 6 months after warranty expired something internal broke so I had to send it out of state for service.
29 June 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bigspring Water temp is not hot enough.
Concept of machine is great but even with regular maintenance expect breakdowns.
I would buy the machine again if the defects could be corrected and water temp is hitter when using the coffee feature.
24 March 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by unhappy78 product was returned to store
water and coffee sensors kept failing indicating no water or coffee even when theses items were full. returned to Costco with no problem. bottom line don't buy this unit.
15 January 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by hxquero High expectations and it didn't even make a true espresso!
It was very disappointing. Only made really strong coffee shots...it all tasted the same and crema was never produced.
12 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Schach1304 Overall very good machine and value
Machine is easy to use and comes with excellent instruction book
I have it set in the hottest temp and wish it would be about 10 degrees hotter but it is just a personal preference. I think most people would be happy with the coffee temp
I had a little trouble with the bypass ground coffee shoot but again not a big issue as I rarely need to use it
Overall I rate it 8 out of 10 and I would recommend to others
15 December 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by CRHMenlo Only worked for 6 months
I purchased this product because I was looking for an espresso maker that would grind the beans on-demand for a fresher taste. This Saeco machine did that -- the espresso it produced tasted great.
I followed all of the instructions for cleaning and maintaining the machine, but after only 6 months, the brew group failed.
I purchased this machine at Costco, so I went back and looked at the reviews for this machine on Costco's website -- most were very bad reviews, mainly for reliability issues. So, while Phillips would have repaired it for free since it was still under warranty, I did not feel confident in the machine. I returned it to Costco for a refund. I am still searching for a replacement. :(
13 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Claushog Great espresso maker
Ready to use right out of the box. Easy to understand cleaning instructions. Quieter than my old one too.
7 November 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by GT70 Good design.
Average product. Could be better. But design is good.
3 November 2015