Saeco Odea Go Automatic Espresso Machine has some great features
10 January 2014
Excerpt: I have had the Saeco Odea Go Automatic Espresso Machine for about 2 years now. It makes GREAT espresso. It has some great features that I really appreciate.Every morning I turn it on and push the "brew" button twice and my perfect 4-shot espresso is delivered. The espresso is consistently good.
Summary: it don't get any better than this, makes great coffee and espresso's don't be afraid to open her up and clean here on a weekly basis, I have read warning about aromiated coffee but so far its all I use
Summary: The secret is the maintenance of the machine. We need to clean/rince the brew group very often, grease the rails in the brew group. Don't forget to descale the machine when it tells you to do.
Pros: Very reliable machine. Even if it's not a commercial model, we have this machine at my job for the last 3 years and it brewed more than 8500 coffee up to now, without any failure. I just bought another one for my home last week.
Cons: Noisy machine. You will wake up everybody in the house if you make yourself a coffee very early... It could be difficult to prime the pump when you receive the machine.
Summary: Hope it lasts, you can hear a lot of moving parts with the grinder, tamper, disposal, etc.
Pros: Main reason for buying was because the wife didn't like using the manual machine and kept going to the store (SB), or always asking me to make her coffee. Since then, I bet this thing has already paid for itself. I didn't mind the manual process, but didn't realize how much time and cleanup this ...
Cons: Agree on comments about the water reservoir, it's a bit small. Also wish you could fill it without removing the whole reservoir thing. My manual machine would let me fill through an access area. Not a big deal.
Pros: The machine is very reasonable priced since it's refurbished. But most importantly it makes both excellent espresso and creamy 'caffee lungo'. I love the standby mode from which it wakes up within a minute or so ready to grind and brew really fresh coffee!
Cons: Not really a con but when making full cups of coffee the water reservoir needs frequent refills. But that's because the machine is rather compact and there just is not enough space for a larger capacity reservoir and spent coffee.