Saeco Exprelia Evo Super-automatic espresso machine
Brews 7 coffee varieties, Integrated milk jug & frother, Stainless steel, 5 step adjustable grinder
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Saeco Exprelia Evo Super-automatic espresso machine HD8857/03 Brews 7 coffee varieties Integrated milk jug & frother Stainless steel 5 step adjustable grinder is rated
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Rated 2 out of
It wastes so much coffeeI love the coffee and I want to love the product but it wastes so much coffee. Every single time I go to empty the drip tray it is amazing how much coffee is inside of the machine. It has been ground but evidently the machine is not getting it into the pod and hence it just spills all over the place. I read the manual and it said that it has to do with the machines grinding setting (course to fine) and has tot do with the machine getting used to the beans you are using but that just is bull....I could fill my drip machine with the wasted grinds every two or three days
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of
8 mnths & bustedBought this brand new just 8 mnths. Ago now I can't get a cup
of coffee. Just not good enough.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 1 out of
Machine arrived broken. Waiting months for replacement.Our Xprelia Evo was not working correctly when we first received it. When the bean hopper was empty, there was no alert signal and the machine kept attempting to brew. Saeco customer service had us send it to their Livermore repair center (having the product boxed up for shipping cost us about $20 -- Saeco paid for the shipping itself, but not for the packing). Livermore had it for a month, then finally said it could not be repaired and had to be replaced (we only found out by repeated phone calls, since Saeco did not initiate any communication with us). We learned this about 3 weeks ago. Repeated calls to Saeco's customer service line have been unhelpful. They initially said I need to call Livermore. Livermore says I need to call corporate. So finally today corporate tells me it will be another one month before they know when the replacement will be available. So we've been without the machine for 2 months so far. This kind of service is unacceptable. Why the delays? During the two weeks we had the machine before returning it, the coffee and espresso were both very weak, despite making all the appropriate adjustments in the settings. The strongest espresso setting yielded a beverage which could at best be called a reasonably strong cup of coffee.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 4 out of
Good machine that delivers great coffeesThis is my third SAECO machine and they all been good. The only issues I have with this machine are:
(1) Top loading water and coffee compartments means you need plenty bench top height to open the lids....in my apartment this is an issue
(2) The type of coffees delivered via the milk container are limited, e.g. cannot do a flat white; you end up with great froth
(3) The grounds container and drip tray are small, so you are constantly being told by the machine to empty them.
But, it is easy to use and delivers great coffee.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 4 out of
A good machineMakes good coffee but Cappuccinos and Lattes are not hot enough for my liking.
After brewing my milk & coffee I microwave it in a cup to make it hot.
Water tank container & coffee grounds drawer is small.
Could have given an overall rating 5 stars if I was 100% happy with the machine.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 5 out of
Great CoffeesGreat machine with many options. I like the option of having both the milk carafe and the steam/hot water dispenser on the side. It is the best Saeco model I have had yet. Have had no problems for about two years now.
The manual must be read to understand how to adjust settings and the sequence of each coffee brew (using milk/ground coffee/beans). And as with all auto machines, cleaning is routine.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 4 out of
Better than most so called "baristas"works like a champ, cleaning is easy and so far no problems.
The one thing I wish they were more clear on is what automatic adjustment features it has. I've noticed when I change coffee (I roast my own so very various) sometimes it has a problem and errors out with a message about max brew group pressure. I've noticed though that I just let it retry a couple of times and it seems to adjust. At first when this happened I tried loosening up the grind, which seems like the wrong tactic with this machine.
I believe that it may vary the amount of tamping it does based on flow, so when it detects max pressure next time it'll tamp a little less. Or maybe I'm completely off and for some reason first couple of cups with a new coffee for some odd reason don't dispense well... Either way that's not clear in the manual, just that is automatically adjusts.. so in short don't sweat the grind, let the machine handle it unless you desire more/less extraction.
Lastly, the pucks are to say the least awesome. No worming, evenly wet. The design of this system is IMO top notch.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of
Suits my needs perfectly!I did a ton of research with many machines. My reasons for selecting this machine are below.
I'm the only coffee drinker in the house so I didn't need a machine that offered programming for multiple people. This is a great machine for one person because I can set it up exactly the way I want it, without a bunch of extra functions going unused.
I wanted the simplicity of a one-touch machine so I can press a button, finish getting ready for work, and pick up my latte on the way out the door. The self-cleaning milk container makes it really that fast and easy...and the quality of the froth is better than you get most of the time at that ubiquitous coffee chain.
I wanted the option to steam the milk myself - but I wanted a real steam wand rather than panerello. I love that, on days when I have a little more time, I can froth the milk myself and get that perfect thick foam you get at really good coffee houses (it takes practice!)
I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks, but I’m delighted with its performance so far.
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