Get your favorite coffee drinks at the push of a button with the Saeco Exprelia One Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machine. The double boiler provides instant steam and automatic milk frothing function for total bean-to-cup customization. Saeco designed its Exprelia with pre-programmed buttons for cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos as well as access to automatic cleaning and descaling. All you have to do is sit back and relax then enjoy the frothy goodness your machine will magically create.
Features & Functionality of the Saeco Exprelia One Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machine
- Removable Milk Frothing Carafe with Automatic Cleaning Cycle: External container automatically froths milk into your cup. The top portion of the handle swivels to the left to dispense steamed milk directly into your cup during the brew cycle. When the handle is swiveled back to the container it automatically rinses itself to keep the container clean and clear of any milk clogs.
- Alternate Steaming and Hot Water Wand: The Exprelia has a dedicated hot water and alternate steaming wand with dedicated second boiler for strong steaming power. The stainless steel wand does not include a panarello and is perfect for creating your own micro-foam.
- Removable Water Tank: 1.5 liter removable water tank
- Double Boiler System: The Exprelia has two stainless-steel boilers that ensure there is always water at the right temperature for brewing, steaming, or dispensing hot water.
- Saeco Brewing System (SBS): Allows you to choose the strength and consistency of your coffee by turning a dial.
- Aroma System: The Saeco Aroma System pre-wets your coffee grinds to ensure the best possible coffee extraction. This feature, also known as pre-infusion, can be turned off or on, or lengthened to suit your taste.
- Auto-Clean: Your Saeco superautomatic will automatically clean and descale for you leaving you with a well-maintained machine that will produce flavorful drinks every time.
- Customization: Each beverage can be set to your personal preference. It allows you to program the quantity of coffee to grind, coffee temperature, size of your drink and quantity of milk or water.
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||5|
|Ease of Use||5|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||
This machine does not have all of the proverbial bells and whistles that the Xelsis does, but it shares the same one-touch functionality.
|Case Material||Stainless Steel/Plastic|
|Boiler Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cup Clearance||4.25 inches|
|Reservoir Size||1.5 liters|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||1 minute and 29 seconds|
|Warm Up: Steam Time||12 seconds|
|Boiler Design||Double Boiler|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
|One-Touch||Yes - Optional, with Steam Wand|
|Bean Hopper Capacity||10.5 ounces|
|Material||Brushed Stainless Steel|
Submit a question directly to owners of this product and ask what they think about it!
Since the bean hopper and water container doors flip up you need enough space to access these. I have my machine under a cabinet with 18" of clearance and have just enough space to fill the bean hopper. For the water, instead of removing the tank to refill, I have a plastic tube that connects to my filter water faucet and it snakes into the tank. Nov 20, 2012
compartments which when open completely add 5" to overall on height. Nov 21, 2012
We previously had a Delonghi. While it worked great, it was very loud. I find this machine to be much quieter. It is definitely not silent, but we did notice a big difference between the two. You can set the milk quantity to your own preference so it is hard to accurately tell you how many cups you would get. I would get 3 -4 from the milk pitcher. Also note that the milk does not get too hot. We have to refill the water daily, but we drink a lot of coffee. Compared to the Delonghi, adding water is not a big deal. I just use a pitcher to add some to the spout on top.
Good luck with your decision. Overall, we love this machine. Sep 10, 2012
The number of cappuccinos it makes depends on the size you make them. Each drink can be customized with the amount of espresso and milk. The milk carafe holds 18oz of milk so figure on 3 cappuccinos before refilling. Sep 10, 2012
Cleaning is no issue on the frother I just wipe it off. The autofrother auto cleans with each use and can be cycled on demand. Cleaning the carafe seems easy. I have not cleaned the internal portion as of yet sut seems straight forward. Apr 10, 2012
We were looking at the Xelsis which has tons of positive reviews; the Exprelia seems like a similar machine but has a lot fewer reviews, so we're wondering if it's as good. thanks!! Jan 16, 2012
The machine is easy to clean and maintain with one word of advice. When I descaled it (recommended every 1-2 months.. a message displayed), it took about 40 minutes and does need direct supervision. It uses a lot of water and you need to pause it and empty the containers to avoid spilling.
One last thing. It is really attractive and well engineered. The fit and finish is lovely and it looks gorgeous on the counter. Jan 20, 2012
You may need to use a slightly smaller cup than normal to fit it under the frothing spout, but you would need to experiment as you may be able to slightly tilt the cup to get it to fit appropriately. Apr 3, 2012
Looking for warranty, care information, or videos of this product? You're in the right place!
The independent coffee tasting organization Italian Tasters has certified Saeco's Xelsis, Exprelia and Intelia superautomatics as producing Espresso and Cappuccino Perfetto. Learn More.
Warranty Information for the Saeco Exprelia One Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machine
|What it Covers:||
Saeco espresso machines, coffee makers and grinders
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Saeco|
|Warranty Contact Information:||800-933-7876|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes (Espresso machines only).|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Saeco Exprelia One Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machine
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
- Soap out water tank and drip tray every few days.
- Remove the brew group and spray it down with hot water (no soap!) about once per week.
- Clean and rinse the milk pitcher in soapy water between fillings.
- Wipe the brushed stainless casing with a damp rag or sponge. Casing can be cleaned periodically with stainless steel cleaner/polish.
User Manuals for your Saeco Exprelia One Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machine
Videos Featuring the Saeco Exprelia One Touch SUperautomatic Espresso Machine
Excellent, she does need some attention...Review by Eric
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I followed Gail's recommendation (on the video about the favorites...) and recently purchased my Exprelia (just before EVO was out).
It's an amazing machine. It does need set-up and you must pay attention to some details.
First thing - do not settle for the warm milk - check your power grid.
I'm from Brazil and I bought mine in Europe (220 volts). I can say by experience that while in Europe, the milk got really hot and yummy. Really, I was used to heating the cup with my old super auto... and I didn't have to do that anymore, because if I did, it would burn my hands.
So, I'm back to Brazil, and... warm milk!
After a while I noticed that the electric voltage transformer (industrial one, proper for equipment >1500 w) was doing strange noises. I had the network remodeled (no more transformer) and updated circuit breakers. Pay attention here, check the caliber of the wiring too, as it may melt if you go overcapacity...
And now I'm back to hot milk. Of course it won't boil the milk, but way way waaay hotter vs. before I switched the power grid.
About the drip tray vs. water tank. She rinses a lot. You may choose... You can turn the rinsing off. Of course that would lead to washing down and disassembling the brew group for cleaning more often, but you will then get the 11 pucks...
About the espresso: the out of the box set-up is just fine, but it's amazing to be able to control the extraction. I got mine between 25-30 seconds combining grind and the pressure system device.
Pros: amazing cost-benefit. Amazing shots. You can tweak the extraction. You can custom the amount of coffee and the amount of liquid.
Cons: the drip tray is small and as a very clean lady, she rinses a lot, and you will have to empty it all the time... or solve that by turning the rinsing off and washing down/disassembling the brew group more often. Also, you can’t adjust the temperature of the milk – and to achieve acceptable levels, you may want to check the power grid.
(Posted on 10/17/13)
Excellent ProductReview by SgtRock95
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I've had my Exprelia for 1 1/2 years now and it's performed flawlessly, producing almost 900 long coffees and 60 lattes. (I need to make lattes more frequently). Anyways, the machine offers a full-slate of customizable features to allow you to fine tune drinks to suit your taste. And better yet, once you find that perfect cup the Exprelia will produce the same cup day after day at the push of a button. What more could you ask for?
I've been using the same brand of beans for several years but the Exprelia extracts depths of flavor I never knew were there. Just shows what a quality machine can do, you get what you pay for.
If you are passionate about coffee, the Exprelia won't disappoint.
(Posted on 5/25/13)
Nice machine that does it allReview by Garrett
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This is a nice machine, pretty maintenance free. It looks nice and is pretty easy to operate. The cons would be that the milk doesnt get very hot, which requires you to have a very warm cup or froth the milk with the wand again.
Also, because it auto cleans every use, you do have to add water & empty the drip tray often. But that is the price you pay for low maintenance. It is fun to watch it at work making a cappuccino or latte.
(Posted on 4/18/13)
The Exprelia ROCKS!Review by Mike I
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OK - I've had the Exprelia a bit over 6 months now. I waited because I wanted to give a more experienced and detailed review, and gee, who has the time!
1) If you want a superautomatic (and who doesn't?), and you don't need multiple fancy drink-memory settings, this is the machine to buy. Makes truly excellent coffee and lattes, very easy to maintain, fast, simple - no faults, really.
2) Buy from Seattle Coffee Gear. They are great, and their customer service is excellent.
Size - I got a request once asking about dimensions. Sitting on my counter the maximum depth of the machine is about 19". That is including the handle of the milk carafe and the electric plug in the back. You can't push the machine back flush against a wall because the plug sticks out about an inch. Without the milk carafe, it is about 16.5" deep including the plug. The machine is 14" high, but you will need about 19" of height to clear the doors to water and beans. It is only 10" wide, but the front door opens to the right and swings out so you need about 14.5 inches of width to clear.
Capacities: I can get about 6 lattes from a filling of water. The milk runs out after about 4 lattes. The beans last far longer; at least 4 times as long as the water. It all depends on your settings, too. But this really isn't bad. The machine is very good about letting you know when water is low, and it's easy to fill. The inside drip tray and grounds bin fill up after about 6-8 lattes. It seems sooner, but often it is the drip tray that is full, not the grounds hopper (see more on that below). The frequency is not a problem, as the machine lets you know and it's pretty easy to empty and wash - but having a sink not too far away will avoid testing your balancing skills - the drip tray inside can be pretty full. NOTE - there IS a bean-hopper-empty sensor. But it doesn't work so well. Sometimes it doesn't let you know at all, sometimes it lets you know too late to avoid tan dishwater. That's my only minor complaint, and once you know the machine you can tell by the sound of the grinder when the beans are low (like any other superautomatic!). I actually returned my first machine after a few weeks because the bean sensor didn't work. Seattle Coffee Gear and Philips customer service were both friendly and helpful. Philips ended up sending me an entirely new machine, no charge. That is the machine I've had for 6 months, and the sensor works, kinda, some of the time. Hey, it's Italian. It has personality.
Coffee: If you like caps or lattes, trust me, your milk consumption will go WAY UP. Ours did. It is so easy, and they come out great. What used to be a morning cup with some microwaved milk has become two or three lattes every day. Some reviewers have grumbled about the temperature of the foam. Nit Pickers. For a home machine so small and easy, it is pretty darn good. Much, much better than the standard fare at most coffee shops. If you need super-hot foam, you can use the panarello, or you can just go to your favorite barrista. For 99.9% of us, 99.9% of the time, it is just fine.
Milk: The carafe is awesome. The cleaning feature works great. We dis-assemble and wash it (for flavor and sanitation) about every week - your mileage may vary. After the morning brews, we put it back in the fridge, then refill in the morning, and wash on the weekend. Full-fat milks (or goat milk) are not the best - we have settled on 2%.
Beans: No more COSTCO oily espresso beans! The Exprelia is so good and so consistent you can easily tell the differences between beans. It is great fun to try new beans and find favorites - something I haven't been able to do on any other machine I've had. For our milk-based drinks, our current favorite is Zoka Organic Espresso Cuatro (from Seattle Coffee Gear!). We are going to try a hyper-local roaster next, who does home delivery!
Quirks: We have named our machine "Bugnata" which is Italian slang (perhaps not the nicest slang) for "Loudmouth". The machine (she) talks a lot - the display is nearly always telling you something: Refill water, Empty Drip Tray, Please Wait, Close Front Door, Carafe Cleaning... Sometimes we talk back to it. The machine rinses itself frequently - which is why the inside drip tray fills up faster than you might think. It depends on what drinks you are making and how often you cleanse the milk carafe, and how often you turn it on/off or have it sleep. There is an adjustable sleep timer so the machine will power down after a period of time, and that rinse sometimes catches us by surprise, as Bugnata had been sitting quietly for some time, then she starts doing things with no one near her... But that is why she makes great coffee and is easy to keep clean. The rinsing also causes the outside drip tray (under your cup) to fill, but that too is easy to empty and wash.
To repeat - this is a fantastic machine, worth every penny, and we're never going back (or to another brand!).
Hope this helps you all!
(Posted on 3/23/13)
I am in loveReview by Pego
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I thought I had a great relationship with my husband of 18 years, and then I met the Saeco Exprelia. I love this machine. I can't wait to wake up in the morning and brew my first cappuccino. The temperature is just right, the flavor is robust, the milk is frothed to perfection...all with one touch of a button. My teenagers love to make themselves a hot cup of frothy cocoa as well, so between my lattes and their cocoa we're keeping a lot of farmers in business.
In all seriousness, I'm really impressed with this machine and wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend it to anyone who loves coffee.
(Posted on 1/13/13)
An outstanding machine... delivers everything as promised!Review by Patrik
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It took me less than 2 hours to unpack it, set it up and program it. The next morning, absolute deliciousness.
The milk carafe is an excellent feature.
I have already recommended this model to friends.
(Posted on 9/7/12)
FantasticoReview by Sam
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Amazing machine! It took a day for us to bond (me to adjust the settings properly), but on day two my cafe lungo was magnificent. The one touch cappucinno is my wife's favorite. And, the self-cleaning milk carafe is a huge success. I've owned or used 3 different Saeco machines and 1 Jura, and the Exprelia is definitely the best in all categories. The coffee it produces is well balanced, but robust and full-bodied and hot even when adding cool cream. There is no bitter or sour notes you can get with other machines.
Having lived in Europe for the past three years and being very use to having a daily ristretto, I'm am completely satisfied with this machine.
IF I had any suggestions for improvement, it would be to include a warning and stop the brew cycle when there aren't enough beans in the hopper to fill the chamber. I managed to make a cup of rather murky brown hot water once. I now dutifully check the hopper and water container before brewing.
The best recommendation I can give is that I would recommend this machine to all of my Italian friends.
Easy To Clean,Quiet,Quick Brewing,Great Taste,Easy To Use
Smallish water container,Lacks warning during brew
(Posted on 6/2/12)
I would buy this product again!Review by T&S
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We love our new coffee machine. Its really getting a workout as we enjoy the many possibilities for making different coffee and simplistic controls to get there.
Easy to use, easy to clean and a very nice look all confirms our decision to purchase our new machine from Seattle Coffee Gear.
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Great Taste
Small Water Container
(Posted on 4/24/12)
Excellent, but warm milk issue is trueReview by D in OR
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Excellent, smaller machine with everything as promised and easy to use. Menus are basic and easily programmable. Unfortunately milk frother via automatic pitcher is warm at best. Have to heat milk in cup in microwave 1st, then all is well and efficient with little mess on the milk side of things. Hope all manufacturers will figure out how to heat up milk equal to espresso temp from same machine.
Great Taste, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing
Small Water Container
(Posted on 3/21/12)
Great ProductReview by Louis
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Easy to use --best intergration of milk carafe.
Easy To Use, Great Taste
Small Water Container
(Posted on 3/5/12)
It really works as easy as they sayReview by old dog
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The container for used grounds is small and must be emptied more often than my old machine. Easy to fill water and beans. Tastes great.
Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Pretty much push a button, Great Taste
Small Water Container, Small coffee container
(Posted on 12/20/11)