Summary: We bought this machine at costco for $1200 and it is our second saeco machine in 10 years, which is why we stayed with the same brand. The last machine was only $700 and although it didn't have as many cool features, it was a more quality machine! This saeco xelsis makes EXCELLENT COFFEE, but if you have more than one coffee drinker in your home it is NOT the machine for you.
Summary: We purchased this to replace our 12 year old Saeco Royal Exclusive (http://www.amazon.com/Saeco-Exclusive-SuperAutomatic-Espresso-Cappuccino/product-reviews/B00007JXTQ). After purchasing two Royal Exclusives 12 years ago (one for home and one for work), I was confident in the durability and innovation of Saeco products. The Royals have held up very well over time, each with over 10,000 cups brewed. The Saeco Xelsis is light years ahead.
Summary: Costco sales this for $1600, can only make 2 lattes n u have to clean the inside drip tray. Temp of latte is like warm at the highest setting (3 square). Not worth the price for a machine that cost this much. Espresso shot at highest setting is ok, not that strong. Milk foam is big bubbles n temp is too low, u have to use the wand if u want a hot drink.
Summary: If you are like me and love to hostess perfect parties..then you need to finish your events with the perfect espresso or cappuccino... and thanks to the Saeco Xelsis you can do this easily and be the ultimate hostess!! Since the day I got the Saeco machine I have been using it non stop... love the fact that you don't need to spend hours reading the instructions... you can just follow the display screen and it literally walks you through the steps.
Summary: I bought this machine as an upgrade to my Talea Touch Plus. And I have to say I think Philips ownership is starting to show. First, we got one that had all kinds of odd problems. The "Error E05" when I went to prime the pump was frustrating, but eventually unplugging the unit, plugging it in, and restarting it got around the issue.
Summary: I've had this machine for a few months and I now look forward to waking up everyday. Before drab boring dark coffee please pull the trigger.. But now Every Time I see it do its thing ,I'm amazed by its engineering. I just changed the setting to the lowest milk, strongest coffee w/ longest pour and its nice and strong. I got mine for a killer deal on eBay try to look around although good luck trying to pay under 2k. Is it worth it 2k to change your life I think so.
Summary: This machine is terrific. Expensive, but terrific. The features are convenient and very well thought out. It can be customized for 6 different users - each with 9 drinks. Most importantly, it makes great, very hot coffee. I have had this now for 4 months and I could not be happier. This model is a quantum leap over the Talea (see my review) and Primea, both of which I have owned.
Summary: I have (now you can say had!!) the Saeco Primea Touch Plus. I mainly make cappucinos. With the Primea, I had issues with the milk temperature (too cold) and no milk foam. Also, the cleanup was a pain. I decided to try the Xelsis and I am glad that I did. So far I have had the machine for about two weeks and it is a winner. The milk comes out hot and the foam is perfect (looks like micro-foam done by a wand). It is easy to maintain and has worked flawless.
Excerpt: Мне вообще не понравилась эта кофе машина! Громоздкая, места занимает много на кухне, постоянно на неё натыкаешься. Режимов работы много, но не один из них не работает на все сто процентов, машина постоянно зависает, приходится отключать питание, что порой занимает не мало времени, и портит настроение. Да ещё и кофе не вкусный варит, постоянно горький вкус и ощущении перезжённости .
Pros: достаточно много режимов
Cons: грамоздкая конструкция, плохое качество кофе, перебои в работе
Excerpt: Покупаю только саеку. Эта машина у меня третья. Опыт на моделях Talea и Black go уже 5 лет. Варочный механизм это главная их фишка. Патент на него 25 лет. Делонги и Сименс пытаются повторить его, но увы. Почитайте форумы о этих машинах. В кселсис широкий диапазон настроек...кол-во воды, кол-во молока, температура воды, и крепость кофе, подогрев чашек. Не знаю что в РФ с молоком, а у нас в РБ молоко любое подходит.
Pros: Впечатляющий вид. Цветной экран. Отлично взбивает молоко. Простая в обслуживании.
Cons: Резервуар для воды и капелесборник малы. Подогрев чашек работает постоянно(либо вкл.либо откл.его в меню) нет датчика наличия чашки на поверхности, в отличии от Talea.