Philips Saeco Xelsis Super-automatic espresso machine HD8946/03 Integrated milk jug & frother Mirror Stainless Steel is rated
3.7 out of
Rated 5 out of
This coffee machine is very easy to use and maintainI have had this machine for over 3 years and brewed well over 4000 coffees. From Expressos to Cappuccinos perfect every time.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 1 out of
Not worth the money.Broke down twice in the first four weeks same problem. Milk is nowhere hot enough. Now just out of warranty has broken down again. Would advise anyone thinking of buying not to !!!!!
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 2 out of
Cold coffee- check!!This machine is perfect if you don't like warm/hot coffee!!
After paying over $3000 for a coffee machine, you'd expect your coffee to be almost perfect. It's not hot enough (and we're not people who love steaming hot coffee either!!)
And the 'hot chocolate' made with 'hot milk' is 45C - only just warmer than body temperature. So you're making a 'warm chocolate' that has to be put in the microwave before you can drink it!
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 4 out of
Not the best in the Saeco range I've hadI've had a Saeco coffee machine for over 15 years and upgraded from the Royal to this model. This machine is pretty easy to use and you can customise your milk, coffee strengths, etc. Using the milk container and pre-set buttons makes it very easy to have that perfect coffee ready quickly!
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 5 out of
Amazing machine.We got this machine for Father's Day last year. We've made 1100 coffees with it, so within 6 months, that's $4000 or so that we'd have previously been spending at cafés.
Took us a week of tweaking, but makes fabulous tasting coffee - and coming from Melbourne, I have high expectations. We've found Merlo Private Blend to be our favourite beans, very smooth.
My fiancé and I both drink lattes. We don't use the "one button" operation as, when you press "latte", you have milk put in the cup first, then the espresso. It leaves two distinct layers of milk and coffee, so needs stirring (I've read this is how Italians make their coffee, so why the machine works this way). I press double espresso, then milk. My partner has the same double shot then milk, but has his shots tweaked to be slightly stronger than mine. I zap my latte for 10 seconds in the microwave afterwards, but he's happy with the temp it's made at.
Easy to clean. Descaling made a huge difference to coffee flavour at 500 cups.
Had to have a temperature regulator replaced after 2 weeks when it failed (all under warranty). No problems since, and our machine definitely gets a workout.
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 5 out of
Best espresso machine we have ever hadWe have now had the Phillips Xelsis espresso machine for 6 months and I have to say it is the best we have ever had. We have had many machines in the past but for ease of use especially this is the best.
Brews fantastic full flavoured espresso no matter what bean we use.
Never looked back.
Thanks for a great product.
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