Summary: I have the upper model Odea Giro Orange (S-OG-OG). Daily user for about a year and so far it's been awesome! Some of the Cons are: 1. small water tank to begin with. volume reduces by about 25% when using filter. 2. frequent maintenance. stock up dec ... alcifying powder. 3. coffee bean container too warm so don't fill it up. I have some recommendations/ suggestions for those who reply.
A fairly good auto espresso machine with a few caveats
3 May 2009
Summary: After owning the Saeco Odea Go for roughly seven months, I figured it was time to offer my viewpoint on this espresso machine. Originally, my searching started at the more expensive fully automatich espresso machines. It's fairly easy to put down in the area of $1K for a fully automatic machine. I was looking for something that was a little more moderately priced.
Summary: My cousin owns a Saeco Vienna Superautomatica Espresso machine and I just love it! Honestly, the BEST cup of coffee I've had in my life! I'm considering purchasing this machine soon. Real soon!
Summary: This is my second Saeco unit capable of making many different types of coffees. This unit is much more attractive, smaller and easier to work with. This was is a little "finicky" at times, but so far we can still make a good cup of coffee. Would recommend the unit to others.
Series 2 a downgrade to series 1. Coffee strength now not adjustable.
1 June 2012
Summary: The Saeco Odea Go Ser 2 makes a good cup of coffee but be warned. It is a downgrade of the ser1. The series one allowed the user to vary the amount of coffee dispensed, the series 2 does not. So if you coffee tastes are in the "normal" range enjoy a great coffee from an easy to use and to all account and purposes reliable machine but if you hanker for that stronger or weaker coffee then think carefully before purchase