Philips Saeco Intelia Super-automatic espresso machine HD8753/87 Brews 7 coffee varieties Integrated milk jug & frother Stainless steel is rated
4.0 out of
Rated 5 out of
One típico as promised!This machine is AMAZING! The foam, The coffee even tea!
The machine does what It says. One touch. The only Thing is that it is a bit loud when makng foam. Another is tha the tea water doesn't stop. Other than that, Starbucks has nothing on this machine.
My guest can use with put me having to help them!
I've already saved so much money by not gongto Starbucks!
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 3 out of
Makes a great shot of espressoThis machine makes great coffee and espresso. And the unit is very easy to use and clean. The only exception to this (and my only disappointment) is the milk frother. It is extremely loud, it only gives me sub-par results and it is extremely time consuming and difficult to take apart and clean. I have not figured out if my frother is just not operating correctly, or if they all work this way. So if you drink cappuccino like I do daily, this might not be the machine for you. Otherwise, the coffee is amazing.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of
Great machine for FRESH espresso and CapuccinoWe have had this product for about a month now. It has been a great addition to our kitchen for brewing fresh espresso and cappuccino. It takes a little while to get through the instruction manual, however, do not let that deter you from using this great machine. I had a few questions and contact Saeco customer service and they were awesome! Very easy to use and the cleanup and maintenance is minimal.
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated 5 out of
WOW :))))))FRESH GROUND INTO SINGLE SHOT, OR REAL DOUBLE SHOTS ESPRESSO; CHOICE OF 3 SIZES OF COFFEE POD = WEAK TO STRONGEST RESULT; HOT WATER FOR TEA; EASY MILK CONTAINER FOR CAPUCINO; OPTION TO USE GROUND COFFEE; I TRIED THEM ALL IN THE STORE VIA PRIVATE DEMONSTRATION, BOUGHT IT, AND THEN AT HOME ALSO MADE CAPUCINO WITH NATURAL SOYA MILK...yummy
Date published: 2013-09-29
Rated 4 out of
Fabulous coffeeGreat espressos, longos. I haven't yet tried cappuccino.
The only glitches are:
Puck drawer shows full even with only a couple every now and then, probably because they stack up near the sensor.
I've had the water reservoir empty sign light when plenty of water remains
Not a big deal.
Coffee made is heavenly, and overshadows faults
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 4 out of
Great Espresso and Cappuccino!!!I originally had the Synthia Automatic espresso machine which made great espresso and cappuccino but I was not pleased with the small water tank and tiny bean hopper. I was constantly filling them so I returned it and purchased the Intelia One Touch Cappuccino machine instead and l absolutely ove it. It has a larger water tank, holds more beans and has a large drip tray for the water that accumulates during the rinse (cleaning) cycles.
I like to use 2% milk and it really gives me a nice froth in my cappuccino.
You really need to read the manual for the proper use and care of the product. Maintainance and proper cleaning is required on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. At first I thought it was a great deal of work, but it really isn't once you get used to doing it.
If you search on youtube you will find several videos from Philips showing how to prepare espresso, cappuccino, how to program the settings, and all of the cleaning and descaling tasks. The videos are extremely helpful and I wish that Philips had simply included a DVD with the unit showing all of them. A picture says a thousand words and these videos were great!
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 2 out of
OK capuccino but definitely NOT A PERFECT ESPRESSOI wish this machine made espresso as it is pictured on the box:
with thick brown crema. What I am getting is a very thin flat pale beige foam (sign of obvious underextraction). This indicates that either the water pressure is insufficient and/or coffee gets ground too coarsely so the water flows through too fast. I tried all the variations of settings available, tried several coffee brands with different darkness of roast yet at the hottest water temperature I am not getting any decent crema. That would not matter when it comes to cappuccino because the coffee gets covered with the milk foam (and even that foam could be much thicker...). My machine is still under warranty, but despite rigorous maintenance the bean hopper seems to get stuck quite often and even though full, this results in no coffee in the grinder (red warning "no coffee"). The water container is too small, needs re-filling too often (the huge filter already takes away 25% of the space).
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 3 out of
I was dissapointedThe water runs too quickly through the coffee, and does not brew it as I would like it to, even with the finest grinding.
The froth gets out too bubbly, and not the thick microfilming I would have expected. Some mean for manual adjustment might have helped. Also, constant cleaning the carafe, almost after every use, is important to get decent results, and this kind of defeats the idea of one-touch fully automatic machine.
The water tray fills up very quickly, and it is difficult to get it too the sink without spilling water on the way. Also, even with the inner coffee waste tray, is still drops ground coffee at the bottom of the machine (inside), which you need to clean.
The machine is very easy and intuitive to operate, but I am disappointed from the results. I know there are people out there who like their coffee mild - for them this is a great machine.
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