Meet Saeco's smallest superautomatic machine on the market - the Xsmall! Coming in just over a foot deep, this little soldier delivers the solid bean-to-cup functionality you've come to expect from Saeco, while leaving your counter top uncluttered. Its ergonomic design makes quick work out of everyday maintenance, such as filling the water reservoir of emptying the dump box. This machine's compact design also contributes to its energy saving features.
Meet Saeco's smallest superautomatic machine on the market - the Xsmall! Coming in just under a foot wide, this little soldier delivers the solid bean-to-cup functionality you've come to expect from Saeco, while leaving your counter top uncluttered. Its ergonomic design makes quick work out of everyday maintenance, such as filling the water reservoir or emptying the dump box. This machine's compact design also contributes to its energy saving features.
Features and Functionality of the Saeco Xsmall
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||4|
|Ease of Use||4|
|Overall Value for the Money||5|
|How Does it Compare?||Saeco's smallest superauto, the Xsmall incorporates a lot of basic functionality into a compact machine. Unlike other superautos, however, you cannot adjust dosage on the fly.|
|Tips and Tricks||For best results the Saeco Xsmall takes the Intenza water filter.|
|Boiler Material||Stainless Steel|
|Reservoir Size||33 oz.|
|Steam Wand Type||Panarello Only|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
|One-Touch||No - Panarello Only|
|Bean Hopper Capacity||6.5 oz.|
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Warranty Information for the Saeco Xsmall 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 Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine
- Descale every 2 - 3 months. We recommend using Dezcal.
- Soap out water tank and drip trays every few days
- Remove the brew group and spray it down with hot water (no soap!) about once per week.
Videos Featuring the Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine
Great machine, excellent expresso, fun to use!Review by Max
Price Value Quality
The XSmall machine is perfect for our lifestyle. The small footprint is perfect for our counter space. The espresso quality is excellent and the machine is fun to use.
(Posted on 8/23/13)
Does a nice job at a good priceReview by Irene
Price Value Quality
I should preface this by saying, I love coffee, but I'm not a coffee geek. My old job had a Saeco Vienna, but this is the first one I own.
I have had the Xsmall for about two weeks now, and I have been very happy with it.
The machine warms up quickly, and the pannarello wand works well to froth milk efficiently.
Great price for a superautomatic. This is especially great for someone like me, who is just venturing into the world of superautomatics. It's a great price for an entry-level machine.
Small water reservoir. I only brew a double shot (3 sometimes) in a day, so the capacity doesn't really bother me. But it is worth noting.
Machine feels a little plasticky, which it is. But it doesn't feel cheap or flimsy, but plasticky.
One piece of advice I'd give is to trust the machine's learning process. The first handful of brews were ok, but the espresso tasted a little weak, and the dregs did not come out in a puck. They looked kind of runny. But after a few more brews, everything came out beautifully.
I also took SCG's advice and used coffee beans that were not too oily.
(Posted on 6/12/13)
Good machine for the price.Review by Mike
Price Value Quality
I've had the Xsmall for a few days so far and I'm impressed. I decided to upgrade from my cheap steam brewer and take the plunge into drinking better coffee and decided on a super automatic machine. You can literally have this machine up and running in about 5 minutes and it brews a good espresso from what I can tell (I’m relatively new at espresso since I always used a cheap machine to make them). It only took me about 4 or 5 minutes to make a cappuccino and it was easily just as good as any Starbucks or Caribou coffee drink. Given this machine won’t brew the perfect cup, but it gives a good consistent drink and the steam wand froths up milk fast and very smooth. Overall I am satisfied with the Xsmall and glad I bought it. I’ll give some pros and cons for what I think of the machine so far. The video on Seattle Coffee explains the machine better than I could here.
-fast: the machine warms up fast and brews quickly
-simple: two buttons control the brew size and you turn a knob for steam or hot water. It’s a very simple machine; there are no LCD screens, just 4 lights, 2 buttons and 1 knob.
-steam wand: heated up and frothed 16oz of milk in about 30 seconds.
- Lots of instruction manuals included, showing how to clean, prime and lube the machine.
-small water reservoir: you only get about 2 double shot brews before you need to refill (you can program the volume of water put in the shots, you get 2 double shots based off the factory settings)
-steam wand is in the way of the water reservoir: the steam wand doesn’t really get out of the way of the water reservoir so it can be a small annoyance to refill the reservoir
-machine has to learn how to brew the coffee you put in it: The instruction manual says that the Xsmall will adjust itself to the coffee you put in it to brew a better shot. This means that if the machine grinds the coffee and doesn’t “like” the feel of the coffee when it gets ready to brew it will kick out the grinds and try again. It did this to me once so far and it kind of threw me off since I hadn’t read up on the instructions. But, the next shot was really good so it must have been doing the right thing. Just be aware that the machine will kick out shots if it thinks the particular shot was bad.
I give the machine 4 out of 5 stars; it works great and brews a good shot of espresso. I left out a rating on the construction since it is a cheaper machine. I expected the overall construction to be below the more expensive machines since it was made out of plastic.
I would recommend buying the Xsmall if you want an affordable machine that brews good shots.
(Posted on 12/27/12)