Summary: I was looking for a brew and grind coffee maker. But I wanted one that would do a whole pot or a single cup. I wasn't able to find one that would do both without putting in the exact amount of water. And all the reviews I had read were not favorable on any of them. My son-in-law suggested I check into Saeco expresso machines. They were expensive, but this was a refurbished machine for only $50 more than the grind-n-brew coffee makers I had been looking at.
Summary: We really like the convenience of fully automatic machine but dislike the size of water reservoir. The machine has a great frothing wand. We dislike the temperature of espresso. It could be hotter. We like the cleaning process on this machine due to the fact that it is very easy and does not take much time. The grinder on this machine is great as well.
Summary: We bought this after we used it at a friends house and my husband just needed it. Makes the best cup of coffee I have ever tasted and is very easy to use and clean. My husband even cleans it out routinely:) Buttons are practiaclly self explanitory and there is tech support if you need. I didnt even drink coffee until we got this machine. No bitternes. Absolutely a smooth cup of coffee with a lovely creme on top.
Summary: Got one of these for $240 and got it refurbished for $80. So I end up with a near-brand-new machine for a third of its brand-new price... Excellent deal!!!! Made by Saeco, this machine produces the highest quality of espresso using the perfect water temperature, at the perfect pressure, through an adjustable quantity of ground and tapped coffee.
Summary: The Saeco Spidem Villa is a very easy machine to use, and cleanup is a snap. I use the Lavazza Super Crema beans in it...perfect shots everytime from the first one!! The only problem has been the fact that I have gone through a kilo (2.2 pounds)of beans in two weeks. I can't get enough!!
Summary: Bought this after looking at several other machines. Rancilio Silvia was my other pick, but after watching several YouTube videos showing how 'finicky' the machine was, realized I don't have time to tinker every day. Construction quality = "good"...made out of abs plastic. Don't buy this if you are looking for a piece of eye candy for your kitchen. Functionality = "very good"...makes good coffee, steam wand works well. Heats water quickly.
Summary: This machine is similar to the Saeco Vienna, which it replaced. The main difference is that the switch between frothing and making espresso is much quicker. Overall, it is a wonderful machine and great for making espresso, Cafe Americano (an espresso shot watered down into coffee), or cafe lattes. I believe it may make the coffee slightly weaker than the Vienna, but otherwise it is a great machine.
Amazing espresso machine easy to use would recommend to
11 May 2008
Summary: I have to say I was skeptical about buying a super automatic machine and especially this one since it was one of the cheapest models. I bought this for my mom and it had to be as easy as possible to use for her. I love it and I found out that the inside machinery is basically the same as the models that cost 2-3 times more.
Summary: This is the best of the best. I wouldn't trust a refurbished one but this machine does exactly what I wanted and more. It's quick and easy and pretty much cleans itself. The only thing I would change is that it should give you the option of using ground coffee and not just beans.
Summary: This is a great coffee maker. I love how you pour beans in about once a week and have a fresh cup of coffee. I now have a latte every morning with out going to star bucks. We have had the machine for only a month, but have had no problems.