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Saeco Syntia Cappuccino Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished

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Regular Price: $849.95

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Quick Overview

We'll take your stainless steel-cased Saeco Syntia and raise you an automatic milk frother. Yes, the Refurbished Saeco Syntia Cappuccino Superautomatic Espresso Machine comes with that extra added feature of a milk frother, making less work for you when you want to enjoy your favorite frothy drinks. Even better, the Syntia Cappuccino no longer has a steam wand and comes with a quieter ceramic grinder compared to other machines in its league. The stakes have never been higher with Saeco's Syntia Cappuccino machine.
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We'll take your stainless steel-cased Saeco Syntia and raise you an automatic milk frother. Yes, the Refurbished Saeco Syntia Cappuccino Superautomatic Espresso Machine comes with that extra added feature of a milk frother, making less work for you when you want to enjoy your favorite frothy drinks. Even better, the Syntia Cappuccino no longer has a steam wand and comes with a quieter ceramic grinder compared to other machines in its league. The stakes have never been higher with Saeco's Syntia Cappuccino Machine.

Features & Functionality of the Refurbished Saeco Syntia Cappuccino Machine

  • Three-Color Display: With simple and intuitive icons for brewing and maintenance, the Syntia is very easy to operate.
  • Pre-Ground Coffee Option: When you want to brew a quick batch of pre-ground coffee, you can use Syntia's bipass doser located on the top of the machine.
  • Automatic Milk Frother: After pushing one button, the Syntia Cappuccino machine will do the rest: frothing, brewing and placing your drink in a cup with no need for assistance.
  • Ceramic Grinder: A quieter grinder than steel, ceramic grinders also stay sharper longer.
  • Aroma System: The Saeco Aroma System pre-wets your coffee grinds to ensure the best possible coffee extraction. This feature, also known as pre-infustion, can be turned off or on, or lengthened to suit your taste.
  • Removable Water Tank: The 40-ounce removable water tank includes one Intenza water filter.
  • Energy-Saving Function: Your Saeco superautomatic can be set to shut down after a certain amount of time, so you never need to worry about wasting power.
  • Protective Coffee Bean: The large coffee bean hopper has an airtight sealed lid with an anti-UV coating.
Pros
  • Simple to Use - The Syntia has simple, one-touch button controls and an easy-to-use three-color interface.
  • Stainless-Steel Casing - Nothing looks better in your kitchen than stainless-steel casing wrapped around your espresso machine.
  • Compact Design - The Syntia is smaller than most of the other superautomatic designs on the market and is sure to fit almost anywhere.
Cons
  • No Oily Beans - As with all superautomatics, the Syntia does not like super oily beans because they can clog the grinder over time.
  • No SBS - This machine does not feature the Saeco Brewing System like some of its other counterparts.
Ease of Care and Maintenance 4
Ease of Use 4
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare? This is a great one-touch if you don't have a lot of extra space.
Model Number HD8838/47
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 9.875 inches
Depth 15.375 inches
Height 12.5 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 24.7500
Watts 1400W
Volts 120V
Programmability Yes
Case Material Brushed Stainless Steel
Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Cup Clearance 4.25 inches
Reservoir Size 41 oz
Warm Up: Brew Time 58 seconds
Warm Up: Steam Time 29 seconds
Boiler Design ThermoBlock
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
One-Touch Yes - One-Touch Functionality Only
Bean Hopper Capacity 8.8 oz.
Material Stainless Steel

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Saeco Syntia Cappuccino Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished
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Ewa F asked: My refurbished machine came without the measuring spoon and the brewing group lubricant. Could you tell me 1) what is the size (in tsp or similar equivalent) of the measuring spoon for ground coffee and 2) what type of lubricant I should buy for the brewing group? Thank you in advance! Nov 9, 2013
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Mychal H: after reading the insert about what to expect in the box i knew somethings should be in the box like filters, lube and cleaners. SCG is generous enough to include descaling packets but i really didn't expect that. That being said my scoop was missing too. i though i would ask since the scoops are specific to the saeco machines. the costumer service was great and ended up sending out a scoop for the bypass. I have been more then happy with the machine as well. Nov 9, 2013
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Denise S: Hi, I called them and they told me it equals 1 1/2 tablespoons of ground coffee. I think you can buy the lubricant from them. Hope this helps. Denise Nov 18, 2013
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Stephen C: I would just order the Maintenance kit from SCG which includes the lube two filters and descaler, which you will need all three at some point. They also have the cheapest price (cheaper than Amazon) As for the measuring spoon it's two tablespoons Nov 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: My Syntia Superautomatic does not make foam, it only bubbles it a little and heats the milk, it also steams a LOT when steaming milk and spits. You can't even see the buttons there is so much steam or see how much milk is in your cup. Should the froth have more body? Right now, all I'm getting is hot milk and no foam AT ALL. Any suggestions? Is this what to expect from this machine or is this broke? Nov 18, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Unfortunately a fair amount of steam can be created using the Syntia Cappuccino, and it does sound as though your machine is working normally. The downside to this unit is that there is not a way to alter the foam level of the milk in order to provide more body. We have found the best results with 2% milk, and have not been super pleased with the results using alternative milks like soy. Finally, the best tip to keeping the Syntia Cappuccino working well is to keep it very clean, so rinse and run a milk detergent like Rinza through the carafe of the unit at least once a week. I have included a link to Rinza below. Hope this helps!

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rinza-milk-frother-cleaner
Nov 18, 2013
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A shopper asked: This refurbished unit condition is good? Nov 7, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The refurbished machines are machines that we have tested to ensure they are in good working order, however they have had a previous owner and therefore we cannot guarantee that they will not have minor scratches. If you are concerned about minor scratches in the appearance of the unit, I would recommend a new machine. However, if you are looking for a lower priced option that is tested and working well, refurbished machines are a great choice! Nov 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the height adjust for tall cups? Sep 28, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The tallest cups you can fit under this Saeco Cappuccino Superautomatic are 4.25 inches, with the spout capable of moving down but no further up, unfortunately. Sep 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: What is the significance that this machine doesnt have a Saeco Brewing System? Ironically its a Saeco... Sep 9, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The Saeco Brewing System, or SBS, is actually a feature of some of their machines which allows for an adjustment to the crema on the espresso. It allows for decreasing the amount of crema on Americanos, and is found on machines like the Incanto or the Exprelia. Since it only decreases crema, it is not something that most folks miss if they choose the Syntia family of machines rather than a machine with the SBS. Sep 10, 2013
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Zack G. asked: How about lattes? Can I program it to make those? Aug 18, 2013
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Teri KStaff: This Syntia Cappuccino machine has just one programmable milk button. Though you can vary the amount (volume) of milk frothed, unfortunately you cannot alter the level of foam to be more or less froth for a latte versus a cappuccino. For this flexibility it is easiest to froth your milk manually with a panarello on a similar machine like the Saeco Syntia Stainless Steel Compact, found at the link below:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/saeco-syntia-stainless-steel-compact-espresso-machine-certified-refurbished
Aug 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hello,

Besides cappuccino, can I make espresso, hot cocos, and Americanos with this machine?
Aug 8, 2012
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Teri KStaff: The Saeco Syntia Cappuccino will make an espresso or an Americano as well as a cappuccino, but none of the superautomatic machines will make a hot coco. Aug 13, 2012
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Warranty Information for the Saeco Syntia Cappuccino Machine Certified Refurbished

What it Covers:

SCG's Certified Refurbished Equipment

Including Saeco, Rocket, Rancilio, Francis Francis Refurbished Equipment

Length: 6 months
Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear
Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com
Notes: Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes
Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the Saeco Syntia Cappuccino Machine Certified Refurbished

  • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
  • Soap out water tank (if applicable) and drip tray every few days.
  • Remove the brew group and spray it down with hot water (no soap!) about once per week.
  • Wipe the brushed stainless casing with a damp rag or sponge. Casing can also be cleaned periodically with stainless steel cleaner/polish.

User Manuals for your Saeco Syntia Cappuccino Machine Certified Refurbished


Videos Featuring the Saeco Syntia Cappuccino Machine Certified Refurbished

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Saeco Syntia Alarms and Errors

Saeco Syntia Test Mode Tutorial

I really love it!

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I am so happy I bought this refurbished machine. What a fantastic bargain. Makes great cappuccino and espresso. It is also very easy to program.

(Posted on 11/18/13)

Great Machine

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This is our first nice machine. I must say we are very impressed by it so far. The lady loves the one touch operation which makes mornings more bearable since it saves you a lot of time. My only complaint would be no SBS which i would think would also help with the milk foam. Its is certainly more then i expected from the machine!

(Posted on 11/3/13)

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