Summary: Compare what you spend on this to your coffee shop bill and all of a sudden its a great deal. Exprelia beats my morning laziness. I used to use a standard manual style machine to make my espresso in the morning. I like my drinks with 6 espresso shots and I would have to dose out and pull six shots just for me. Needless to say the green lady got a lot of money because pulling 6 shots gets tiresome.
Summary: Completely new machine. Turned it on, Error E05. Googled for that error. It is quite common. You will have to return it for service. For my money, a coffee machine that costs this much should just work. Just like all the other coffee machines that cost less than a tenth as much and never break. Update after four months: I returned this item and bought a Siemens EQ.7 Plus instead. The salesperson said that people who buy the Saeco are trying to cheap out.
Summary: I have owned this machine for two years now and had no issues. The coffee tastes great and the machine is very flexible through it's customizable settings in the menus. I regularly maintain the machine using the Phillips/Saeco Maintenance Kit CA6706/48 which has water filters, descaler, lube as well askew O-rings. I use Starbucks dark expresso beans which are a bit oily, but have never had any issues. I do take out the brew group and rinse and clean weekly..
Summary: I have had the Exprelia for two months and cleaned it one time. The machine is nice and makes excellent coffee of all types I would want. It's a great compromise of water and bean storage for its size. Looks elegant in my kitchen also. I have used several types of beans without issue. Used ground decaf in the special brew and the Exprelia produced great tasting decaf latte ( espresso then hot milk).
Summary: I live this machine. The espresso taste great. I am a latte girl, but the milk doesn't get as hot as I like it. Yes it has a temp control on the coffee which I have set at the highest setting but it still is a bit cool. I usually let the milk warm up a bit and then make my latte. It is much easier to clean and maintain then my DeLongi.
Great Machine, upgraded from the Vienna Plus machine ( which was also great, now my son's).ease of operation and quality & variety of brews are GREAT!
23 December 2013
Summary: This Exprelia does it all with ease and in just a few minutes you have the brew of your choice. The machine is extremely easy to use and clean. The quality of the brew matches and exceeds any coffee house.
Pros: ease of use, quality of brew, ease of cleaning, great looking
Summary: I had a Saeco semi-automatic machine for over 10 years that we used on a daily basis. I loved it and so did everyone I made coffee for. When it finally gave out, I went on the hunt for the same machine. It was out of production, so I started looking for something else to replace it. After doing much research, I purchased this machine. I LOVE IT! It makes fantastic coffee, cappuccino, latte and espresso and is so easy.
Great coffee and convenient but not as high quality as xelsis model
20 September 2013
Summary: I have a xelsis too which has worked for three years without trouble, but the exprelia needed repair twice. The first time I exchanged it for a new machine, but the second time I fixed it myself because I don't want to be without the machine while it is sent out for repair. The error was e14 at startup, which means the coffee boiler temp sensor isn't working.
Summary: I purchased my first Saeco automatic espresso machine in 1997 when I moved to Switzerland. It was the one appliance that I found I couldn't live without. At the time, these machines were pretty much confined to Europe. I brought it back to the US and had it connected to a large step down transformer. After 5 years, back in the US, it died and I purchased another Saeco Incanto for the house and a Royal Professional for my office team.