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Saeco Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine with OptiDose II

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Regular Price: $800.00

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Quick Overview

The updated Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine with OptiDose II from Saeco features improved grinder functionality that automatically adjusts to the kind of beans you're using. Saeco also paid close attention to the sensor issues in its first Odea Giro iteration and now offers a choice of five different grind settings that will produce a richer shot.
Saeco Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine with OptiDose II

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The updated Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine with OptiDose II from Saeco features improved grinder functionality that automatically adjusts to the kind of beans you're using. Saeco also paid close attention to the sensor issues in its first Odea Giro iteration and now offers a choice of five different grind settings that will produce a richer shot. Saeco kept the updated Odea Giro Plus' operations extremely basic: adjust the amount of ground coffee beans used and the brewed volume you desire, then press the brew button once (or twice for a double shot). A high-clearance steam wand accommodates your frothing pitcher without needing to tip it to fit underneath (as with some older Saeco models).

Features & Functionality of the Saeco Odea Giro Plus

  • Adjustable Ceramic Burrs: Burrs will stay sharper longer and the grinder is much more quiet. You can easily adjust to use your favorite type of bean.
  • Simple Interface: Select your shot volume and press the cup button once or twice for single or double shots.
  • Easy Clean: Removable brew group requires minimal cleaning.
  • Large Water Tank: Fifty ounce removable reservoir can be setup for the Aqua Prima water filter to minimize scale build up. Convenient side access makes it easy to refill and clean.
  • Easy Froth Wand: Panarello attachment makes frothy milk easy to produce without much skill required. It also dispenses hot water for Americanos or tea.
  • Cup Warmer: Pre-warm up to six espresso cups on the top of the machine.
  • Removable Tray: Easily adjust the tray or remove it completely to accommodate taller cups.
Pros
  • OptiDose - Choose between seven and 10.5 grams of coffee to be dosed into your shot for a richer flavor.
  • Rapid Steam - Quickly heats up for steaming so you don't have to wait much longer for it to be ready for frothing. This functionality means you'll need to pull some hot water through the steam wand after you're finished steaming so you don't burn your shot.
Cons
  • No Bypass - We wish you could make shots using the pre-ground bypass, giving you more coffee brewing options.
  • No SBS - Unlike the Talea models, this doesn't have the Saeco Brew System that allows you to change the pressure for more or less crema.
Ease of Care and Maintenance 4
Ease of Use 4
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare? The Saeco Odea produces great shots and does not need programming. The only difference between the Saeco Odea Giro and the Giro Plus is color. The Giro Plus is silver and the Giro is gray.
Tips and Tricks The milk gets very foamy, but will subside if you let it sit.
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 10.5 inches
Depth 15.5 inches
Height 14.0 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 45.0000
Watts 1400W
Volts 120V
Programmability No
Case Material Plastic
Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Cup Clearance 6.0 inches
Reservoir Size 51 oz
Steam Wand Type Panarello Only
Cup Warmer Yes
Warm Up: Brew Time 1 minute and 30 seconds
Warm Up: Steam Time 12 seconds
Boiler Design ThermoBlock
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
One-Touch No - Steam Wand Only
Bean Hopper Capacity 6.3 oz
Material Plastic

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Saeco Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine with OptiDose II
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A shopper asked: What is a good bean for the Saeco Odea Giro machine? Just purchased machine- I used beans from a local coffee shop and espresso is not strong enough, too watered down and crema is thin. Nov 24, 2012
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Robert A F: So far I have only tried 2 beans, Java Sunda Ambet Kasih and Guatemala Finca La Esmeralda Red Bourbon both roasted to full city. I thought the Java was especially good. I purchase the green beans from SM and roast at home.

I presume the doser was set to max, "three beans". I thought "one bean" was best for the Java and "two beans" for the Guatemala. I have not experimented with the grind yet but you may get better results with a grinder adjustment.

Regards and good luck!
Dec 1, 2012
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Teri KStaff: You can use a variety of beans with the Saeco machines, provided they are not oily, as oily beans can clog the grinder. Choose a bean with a matte finish, and we tend to prefer the Lavazza beans. Lavazza Super Crema is our most popular, but if you are interested in something bolder, I would suggest the Lavazza Grand. Use the highest dosage and lowest cup size setting for strength, and the crema amount will be greatest if your beans are fresh. Nov 27, 2012
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gary p: We are the proud owners of 2 Saeco machines. We have tried several brands and kinds of beans. We have found the Lavazza Super Crema to be the best for our tastes. Something else to keep in mind is the amount of oil and residue from some coffee beans. Lavazza not only tastes good but doesn't leave an excess of oil and residue. We buy the beans from Seattle Coffeee Gear. Nov 29, 2012
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Jamie P: my wife likes weak coffee with little crema so she puts long shots through a 3 bean selection. I like strong espresso so I usually go for a double shot with the water dial around 1 or 2.

we like trader joe's organic espresso or ethical bean's espresso roast. I find'em plenty strong with good crema.
Nov 27, 2012
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Milan P: I am still learning myself. I've been using 8 o'clock coffee so far. I have just ordered Caffee Mauro Classico from Seattle Coffee Gear but I have not tried it yet. I've seen posts with Lavazza coffee being recommended but it's $24.00 coffee so you have to decide whether it's worth the money... Nov 29, 2012
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William B: We mostly use Kona beans, Guatamalan, or Chiapas Mexican beans. Sometimes Sumatran or Jamaican Blue Mtn. Nov 27, 2012
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Kai B: We use Lavazza Super Crema Espresso.
Love the taste, not too harsh, not watery, just right
Nov 27, 2012
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Anya E: I use Espresso beans from the grocery store. Works great! Nov 27, 2012
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Swords asked: I'm interested in buying the Saeco Odea and can't decide if I should get the model with the optidose feature that allows you to adjust the amount of coffee brewed. Can the base model brew strong espresso or this feature more for people that want weak coffee? Thanks! Jul 19, 2013
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Albert L: John,

I have had this coffee maker Giro Plus for 9 months now. I love it. The first one they shipped to me was totally dead, they replaced it with a new one in a week.It works fine so far. I read a lot of bad reviews from different sites and I was very hesitated to buy one, but since I tasted the coffee from my brother's home, I could not wait to buy my own. BTW my brother bought it five years ago, an old model, still working and making delicious coffee.

Anyway I am happy with my purchase and it makes amazing coffee.
Jul 22, 2013
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George E: We use our machine in an office of 8 people, so I went with the Optidose model. I don't think it's necessary if you're only making espresso, but several of us use the machine to fill a mug where being able to pack more grounds into the puck helps make a stronger cup.

BTW - we're very pleased with this machine. It makes a nice cup, and it's holding up well to office use.
Jul 23, 2013
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Swords: How often do you have to clean it? Jul 30, 2013
George E: We empty out the puck bin once every few days and give it a light rinse. I believe best practice is to give the innards a wash every now and then, too. But we've had the machine going-on 6 months and haven't done that yet. There may be consequences, but not so far. Jul 30, 2013
Swords: Great, thanks! Jul 30, 2013
Teri KStaff: We recommend rinsing out the brew unit to remove loose grounds and coffee oils once a week and then descaling the machine with a product like Dezcal every 2-3 months to remove mineral build up from your water. You can find Dezcal below:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/dezcal-espresso-machine-descaler Jul 31, 2013
Cynde V: Absolutely LOVE being able to adjust amount of coffee brewed. We can make espresso for our friends who enjoy Italian style coffee. It also works great for iced coffee brews. However, not everyone likes the strong brew so for just a regular morning coffee we often opt for a little milder brew. The option is worth it as each cup is brewed to the taste of the person for whom you are making it.
Saeco is a fantastic machine and we would never have another brand now that we've owned one.

Hope this helps.
Jul 22, 2013
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Donna F: Hi John,
I would recommend getting the optidose model due to it's versatility. Depending on the type of coffee beans I'm using, this model is handy since it affords one selection of stronger or lighter coffee. There have been times when a tiny espresso would not suffice, so I brewed a cup on the strongest brew, and it was fantastic.

Good luck, it's a nice piece of equipment.
Jul 22, 2013
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Carma J: I have the one with OptiDose and love it!!! I have such a variety of company, from very weak to espresso, that I've found it to be very beneficial. Plus, there are some coffees that because of their taste I have to weaken or make stronger to get the flavor and taste I want. Jul 22, 2013
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Milan P: Hi John, I would definitely get Saeco Odea Giro with OptiDose since you can choose 3 settings with the strength of your brew. I don't think you get the same coffee flavor and strong espresso with the basic unit. Jul 22, 2013
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Marco M: I would get the Optidose. My wife and I drink varying strengths of espresso depending on the time of day. ITs nice have the option to choose. Jul 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: Water drips into a dreg drawer and forms a pool. Is this normal? Jun 9, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Yes, it is normal for some water to end up in the dredge drawer and the tray below the dredge every time the Odea Giro rinses or brews. Jun 10, 2013
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Jen B asked: When pressing the cup button 2x for "double shot" ...
Is that a double shot from the same puck of grounds or does it use 2 pucks worth?

Thanks!!
May 7, 2013
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Teri KStaff: When you press the cup bottom on the Odea Giro twice, the machine will grind a second time and brew two pucks worth of espresso. May 8, 2013
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Diego B asked: How do I set the initial opti-dose? every time I turn on the machine the opti-dose is back to 1 bean and I have to set it back to 3 beans again. Is there a way to make it stay in 3 beans as the default setting? Jan 21, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The machine will always reset to one bean, unfortunately, and there is not a way to program the default to three beans into your Odea Giro. Sorry! Jan 21, 2013
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Alice L asked: Is the steam wand made out of stainless steel or plastic? Jun 22, 2012
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Peter P: It has a stainless steel tube with a plastic tip which is removable for cleaning. Jun 26, 2012
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Sera C asked: can this machine handle making up to 15 espressos a day? May 22, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: Brewing up to 15 espressos per day would be on the heavy side, but the machine should be able to handle it. You may find that some of the normal wear and tear items such as o-rings and gaskets will need replaced more often than for less frequently used machines, since these are correlated to how many brew cycles the machine goes through. Jun 1, 2012
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Matthew J asked: Do you have 220v for oversea use? Apr 25, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: Unfortunately, we only carry the Saeco Odea Giro in 120 volts. Apr 25, 2012
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Ricky: Kaylie,
I do have a 220v Odea, can the power cable be changed to the 120v one to make it work in USA? Nov 29, 2013
Teri KStaff: Unfortunately we do not offer this conversion and so I am not sure if it's possible. Sorry I can't offer more assistance! Nov 29, 2013

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Warranty Information for the Saeco Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine

What it Covers:

Saeco espresso machines, coffee makers and grinders

Length: 1 Year
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 Odea Giro Plus 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.

User Manuals for your Saeco Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine


Videos Featuring the Saeco Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine

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Saeco Odea Series Alarms and Errors

Saeco Odea Test Mode Tutorial

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Hi I wrote a review three months after I bought this machine. Now it has been one year, I like to write a new review. The machine is still working and making good coffee. It isworth every penny. I ordered many different coffee beans. The more expensive one does not mean better taste. I used illy, Lavazza, Eight O'clock and Starbucks. My best choice is Lazazza and Eight O'clock. Starbucks is OK. Illy is expensive but does not taste as good as Lazazza or Eight O'clock. My best choice is Lazazza and if I want to buy more economic beans, I go for Eight O'clock. Enjoy!

(Posted on 10/18/13)

Great when it works

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Have had this about 1 year and just returned it for warranty service for third time. Make 5 cups of expresso per day, do a descale and full clean once a week (takes a lot of time), Every other day deal with error messages (disposal full when it isn't). Water pump just failed for 2nd time - spent hours diagnosing first alone and then with tech support. Grinder seized last time. Service complained that we should not use oily beans or very fine grind!
When it works it makes great expresso and cappuccino. I would never get another. Will go back to separate grinder and simple expresso machine (previous Gaggia Classic lasted 8 years with rarely any fuss).

(Posted on 10/4/13)

mostly great

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Makes excellent lattes. Simple to use, love the automatic functions.

The warning light is a bit excessive, very tempermental and must watch carefully the waste water and coffee grounds bins, empty them constantly. Getting used to managing it but still annoying, the warning light will go on with extremely little water in the waste bin.

Removed the pannarello from the wand and just use the bare wand. the pannarello is too clumsy to use.

(Posted on 3/15/13)

EXCELLANT!! I LOVE this machine and the Awesome Service!!!

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Over the years I have purchased several espresso machines. The machines have ranged from the inexpensive department store model to the high end models offered for sale by a large well-known Northwest coffee roaster. NONE of those machines compare to this one as it relates to quality of coffee and ease of use. Additionally, the folks from SCG shipped the machine to me free and it arrived well packed in just two days! I haven't stopped telling people about my nifty new machine or the fantastic service from Seattle Coffee Gear.

(Posted on 3/1/13)

Every day coffee

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My brother has this machine in an old model. Every time I went there, I enjoyed the coffee. I want the machine so bad, but after I read so many reviews from Amazon.com, I was so afraid of a lemon product. Finally I decided to take a chance to buy one. I had this machine for three months now. I am waiting this long just want to make sure it can last at least three months.

I received the first machine in a week after I ordered, and it was dead. I was very disappointed. After calling the SCG Company, they sent a replacement in a week. The second machine works just like they promised and it makes great coffee. I leave the ‘dial button’ in the middle and use ‘two bean’ button. It makes great 'every day' coffee. I cannot wait to the morning to make myself a fresh coffee. The second machine works nicely so far. I hope it can last for years to come. I love the coffee it makes, and I love to make cappuccino in front of my guests. SGC has the cheapest price for this model 'Saeco Odea Giro plus Opti II' on the market.

The machine makes good coffee, and if you are a coffee lover, it is worth to buy it.

(Posted on 1/2/13)

Great expresso machine

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My wife and I decided on this machine after the great reviews from SCG. The videos are fun to watch. I bought it for x-mas gift to my wife and I and we used it all day for our family dinner and evening party x-mas day. We used up two bags of beans through it the first day !! Everyone loved our cooffee service. The opti -dose adjustable coffee strength is really a must have feature. We also purschased the milk to perfection frothing pitcher. It works super for any beginner and creates great froth, just be patient with it.
The machine is very easy to operate, just read the instructions... step by step.... and you will be happy. We love our new machine. Our son bought one exactly like it the very next day after x-mas from SCG. You will not be disappointed ;-)
My only wish would have been for a little more stainless or brushed metals verse the all plastic housing.

(Posted on 12/30/12)

Awesome machine!!!

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This is my first high dollar coffee maker and I absolutely LOVE it!! It's an early Christmas gift. I like the espresso shots and my husband likes the regular cup of coffee with cream. I was amazed at the tastes I can now taste. Just ordered some pumpkin spice syrup to make lattes. It is well worth the money! And speaking of money, Seattle Coffee Gear has the best price around. I shopped all over the internet, and they were at least $100 cheaper. I love their videos and all the info they have on their machines. I was a little worried about cleaning it, but it much easier than expected. Considering buying one for my 82 yr old father-in-law. Very impressed with my machine, and with SCG!!

(Posted on 12/3/12)

very good product for the money

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We've had Saeco Odea Plus only for a few weeks and it's been doing all we needed without a problem so far. I love cappuccionos from Saeco, it's easy, no mess. We love the Optidose setting, the automation, easy maintanance. Once we learn all different types of coffee drinks, it'll be even better. We have ordered a better quality coffee from Seattle Coffee Gear so it should make a difference as well. I am taking off one star for quality because it is almost all plastic.

(Posted on 11/30/12)

PERFECT COFFEE

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I have purchased three of these machines. I have had one for two years now. I love it. I know there are better machines, but they are also three time the price. I bought one for my son and we had to sent it back twice. SCG made it right the first time. The next time we dealt with Seaco and they sent us a new machine with many appoligies. The new one is fabulous. I just purchased another one for my new son-in-law as a Christmas gift. He won't drink any other coffee now that he has had coffee made in these machines. It is really worth it if you are a coffee lover. Easy to use. I use french roast beans. Love that you can set the amount of beans you want ground. From a regular but spectacular morning cup to espresso shots to cappucino. It is great.

(Posted on 11/21/12)

Happy with my purchase

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It took me a while to work up the courage to spend $500 on a coffee machine. However, after finding the good prices on SeattleCoffeeGear.com I made the leap. I've had the machine for a little over a month now, and I'm loving it. The shipping was super fast, the item was well packaged, and it arrived as described.

With 2 kids, a dog, and full time jobs, this coffee machine has made it a breeze for my wife and I to get an excellent cup of coffee during our hectic mornings.

I love the lazy susan design, as it makes accessing the water and dredge trays super easy.

The item is well designed and easy to use. After selecting the strength of espresso with the 3 levels of coffee grinds, and choosing the amount of water with a dial, you just press the coffee button once or twice for one or two shots of espresso, and voila.

Nothing really negative to say about it so far; however, I only gave 4 starts for quality due to it being mainly built out of plastic. However, so far the plastic seems durable, and probably keeps the cost of the machine reasonable.

I would recommend this product, and SeattleCoffeeGear.com!

(Posted on 11/2/12)

Easy and convenient

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Purchased this machine few weeks ago. So easy to use and makes excellent cappuccino. Don't have to deal with any mess and clean up is very easy. I'm not getting consistent foam with the milk frother but it could be the way I'm doing it.

(Posted on 10/24/12)

Great Machine

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After many months of research, we purchased this machine a month ago. It is the best!! So easy to use and makes excellent espresso. It is perfect for us because we are too busy with our children to spend time preparing and cleaning a semi automatic machine and separate grinder. With everything built in there is no mess and clean up is a snap. There is a lot of talk about the milk frother and I think it does best with small amounts of milk at a time. When we do it this way we get great foam every time.

(Posted on 9/9/12)

Very nice

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We have not had this machine very long, so I can't talk about reliability but the machine itself is phenomenal. We had a Vienna Plus before and there is NO comparison. The Giro with the rapid steam allows you to froth milk and go right into brewing without having to get the temperature down first. The adjustments for the optiDose are easy to do and work great. It just gets a much better cappuccino out of the same beans than the Vienna Plus.
Love it. Hope it will prove to be reliable.

(Posted on 7/13/12)

Luv it

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Luv the machine

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Easy To Use

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(Posted on 4/9/12)

Good machine easy to use

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It works great and it is very easy to use. You push some buttons and coffee is ready. I find it real nice for when I have people over. I can make a bunch of coffees and still be part of the conversation.

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 1/29/12)

Great Product

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With Gails videos its fool proof to not have a great coffee in the morning.The service staff are very helpful and friendly.Even my 13 year old can make a decent espresso.

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Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Large Water Container, Great Taste, Very helpful folksGreat, Easy To Clean

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None works great

(Posted on 2/15/11)

Made the right choice!

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We have had the Saeco Giro for about three weeks now. We enjoy the taste much better now and whether you want a full cup or just an ounce, you have it! Seattle Coffee Gear was very helpful in deciding which coffee maker to purchase, which we did!

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Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Easy To Use

Cons:
Small Water Container

(Posted on 12/22/10)

So far, so good. Makes good coffee.

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Good design and looks nice in kitchen.

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Easy To Use

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Small Water Container

(Posted on 12/9/10)

Idiot proof coffeemaker - great coffee!

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Simple to use, especially like the warnings for low water level and time to clean.

Neutral - top warmer not really pratical

Cons - could use a little more steam pressure for frothing milk

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Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing

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Small Water Container

(Posted on 12/3/10)

Makes a delicious coffee

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I recommend[...]

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(Posted on 11/24/10)

Great Crema - And R2D2 Too~

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In one day I have pulled all different sorts of shots on the Odea Giro...short intense espressos with great cream....longer fuller cups a la Americano. In no time I was able to set up and begin using this wonderful and attractive machine. It takes a short introduction to "kicking the tires" of the form, function, and parts on this lovely machine both with the manual and test drive...but from there I can see we are both going to be very happy. Note: I am primarily an espresso drinker, not capuccino or latte. I have no doubt it will make lovely froth for milk. The cup warmer surface and feature could be improved (seems to take a while to heat up cups - maybe that's why it's "passive") but this is a small quibble. Great control and intuitive interface. A lot of features at a great price and in a very attractive package - R2D2!

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Design, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 11/7/10)

Awesome machine, best milk froth

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This was a gift for friends whose old Odea just broke down. I got them the refurbished, and at a recent visit, they proudly displayed their new, and much better machine. Even though i've only owned Juras myself, I have always been impressed with the great coffee quality, and the easiest milk froth maker ever. It was a great gift, for a very low cost, and looks/works like brand new.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Best milk froth ever, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

Cons:
No preground coffee

(Posted on 11/1/10)

Excellent improments...

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Because I deal with physics/chemistry/mathematics around the world, hours awake not desired. This updated version is the best for the $$$. There were concerns that needed to be addressed, and they did, Saeco does want to be in the mix with other name brands. It has been very dependable and all previous reviews last year as of today do not apply to this model.

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Commercial Grade

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Small Water Container

(Posted on 10/13/10)

Surprisingly satisfying

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I owned a Saeoc Vienna Digital for a few good years until it became unrepairable lately. Was a bit sceptic when I purchasedthe Giro Odea.
I am very happy now. Simple machine, great form factor, and my esspressos are better than ever.

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Form factor, Easy To Use, Great Taste

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(Posted on 9/19/10)

Odea Giro to the Rescue

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I've wanted a superautomatic for some time and when our manual espresso machine started having issues...I had my chance. My wife and I only use it for a double in the morning to start our day and it has been great. Great coffee...great crema...easy. Thanks Saeco (and Seattle Coffee Gear) for a wonderful product

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 9/16/10)

I'm impressed...

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I bought this unit to satisfy my coffee cravings. I'm impressed with the quality I received for the money. My only critiques are ones that knew going into to the purchase that face a lot of super automatics; that is, the taste won't be world class (but certainly fine for my tastes) and weak milk frothing capacity (it can't warm up 20 oz of cold milk to 150 degrees without overheating). Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. I think I'll probably shop here the next time I need a coffee toy fix.

As a side note, I bought it for my office and everybody loves it. It's a nice (and cheap) way to boast moral and productivity.

Pros:
Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

Cons:
It can be slightly buggy

(Posted on 9/2/10)

I love my Saeco Giro

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There are two coffee drinkers in this house and we both love it. It is easy to use and the coffee is fresh, hot and has a great taste. Also like the ability to choose the size and strength of the coffee you are wanting at that time. Would definatly recommend it to a freind. also would recommend Seattle Coffee Gear as well.

Pros:
Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Great Taste

Cons:
Small Water Container

(Posted on 7/6/10)

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