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Philips HD8833
7.1 out of 10

Philips HD8833

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Coffee Albeit With Some Questionable Design Choices

Yeshai Mishal, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this machine as a replacement/upgrade for my Saeco Vienna so my impressions are all relative to that machine. I was lucky enough to find a refurbished model at a comparable price to the Vienna (new).
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Overall 8
8.0

Better & worse...

Sandy S., Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: This is our second Saeco automatic espresso machine. I like that I can get that perfect cup of espresso/coffee EVERY time once the setting has been made. I don't like that it has a smaller water reservoir which needs constant replenishing for the few beverages that my husband & I make every day.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great espresso ! easy to use

D. Marr, Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: Have had other semi auto espresso machines in the past and stepped up to this model at Christmas. It took a long time to get the water primed properly and the system had to run maybe a dozen pucks before it really started to settle in on espresso that is loaded with crema, and all the awesome...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Machine!

Amazon
20 November 2013
  • Summary: We previously owned a Talea Touch that the display started acting up after almost 4 years of a LOT of use. I decided to pull the trigger on this unit instead of re-buying that one - I love the way this looks.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great coffee

alex robertson, Amazon
4 September 2013
  • Summary: Easy to use, hot cup of coffee or tea every time. Filling water tank too often , but apart from that fantastic machine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great so far

GJH, Amazon
10 August 2013
  • Summary: Amazon was quick sending the machine. No issues noted other than the already noted small water reservoir and the necessary maintenance of the drip tray.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Super automatic

Russell Golde, Amazon
10 March 2013
  • Summary: With this machine you have to preheat your cups and use 2 short draws to get a good cappuccino. The fact that I have to whack the service door to make the sensor think the door is shut earns this machine 4 stars.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easier than ever

Amy B. Sherman, Amazon
12 December 2012
  • Summary: This is an easy machine to use and easy to love. It's quick, good looking and has no complicated menus or programming. The flexibility to make different styles of coffee for each person and to be able to make a different kind of coffee by adding grounds to the second small hopper is a big advantage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Truly great espresso machine!

Mara Omilinsky, Amazon
6 December 2012
  • Summary: I was lucky enough to receive my Syntia Focus machine from a PR company to review, and I couldn't be more pleased with it! After many years of working at Starbucks, I've become very picky about my espresso and espresso beverages.
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Overall 8
8.0

My brand new unit was clearly a repackaged return, and broken!

Matt Stewart, Amazon
16 November 2012
  • Summary: Updated 01-06-2013! See below for original input. We initially tried to get a second unit, owing to the possibility of just having a bad device to begin with, but none was available for several weeks and no one could tell me if or when it would ship, though they were happy to take my money!
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