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Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine

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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.


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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

  • Removable Brew Group: Remove, rinse, and re-insert to keep your superautomatic performing at its best.
  • Ceramic Burr Grinder: The adjustable grinder preserves aroma without overheating.
  • Energy-saving Mode: The Xsmall enters stand-by mode automatically after one hour, drawing minimal power.
  • Volumetric Controls: Set your preferred water volumes with two programmable buttons.
  • Auto-circuit Cleaning: Before it enters and when it returns from stand-by mode, the Xsmall automatically rinses the coffee circuit.
  • Pros
    • Small Footprint - As Saeco's smallest superauto available, this machine packs a lot of basic functionality into a small package.
    • Gettin' Jiggy with It - The finger guard vibrates as the grinder operates so that coffee beans fall into the grinder chute with ease.
    Cons
    • No Bypass Doser - You won't be able to use pre-ground coffee with this machine.
    • No Oily Beans - We don't recommend using oily beans with this built-in grinder.
    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.
    Model Number HD8743/11
    Manufacturer Saeco
    Width 11.5 inches
    Depth 16.5 inches
    Height 13 inches
    Product Weight (lbs.) 17.0000
    Watts 1400W
    Volts 120V
    Programmability Yes
    Case Material Plastic
    Boiler Material Stainless Steel
    Reservoir Size 33 oz.
    Steam Wand Type Panarello Only
    Cup Warmer No
    Boiler Design ThermoBlock
    Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
    Auto Shut Off Yes
    Auto On No
    Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
    One-Touch No - Panarello Only
    Bean Hopper Capacity 6.5 oz.
    Bypass Doser No
    Material Plastic

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    Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine
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    motobo asked: For the same price would you get a referbished Odea Giro Plus or a new Xsmall machine? Why?

    I know the feature differences, and there are no real deal breakers, so I guess I'm really wondering about new vs used.
    Jan 28, 2014
    Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine
    Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine
    Saeco Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine with Optidose II - Certified Refurbished
    Saeco Odea Giro Plus Espresso Machine with Optidose II - Certified Refurbished
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    Pam T: Hi Bo K, I bought a Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic last September (2013) and have been very happy with it. I had a little difficulty in the beginning putting the internal parts back together after taking it apart to see how it works. On line is a very good video of how the various parts are supposed to work and how to replace them after they've been removed. Aside from that..... the only "flaw" in it's design is that if you want to change the coffee beans from regular to decaf you have to literally turn the machine upside down and shake them out. Luckily we all drink regular coffee in our household. I've only had to do this a couple of times when we have company that drinks decaf. It makes delicious cappuccino! We are very happy with our choice.

    I've had no experience with the Odea Giro Plus. Sorry.
    Jan 29, 2014
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    Jeff M: I am not familiar with the Xsmall, however the Odea Giro is a great machine. The design is modern, and the features are great. A refurbished machine is a super value, Seattle Coffee Gear expertly checks these machines, and back them up. Over the years I've bought 4 refurbished Saeco machines from SCG, one Cafe Vienna, and three Odea Giros; the oldest machine after 4+ years is functioning as good as the day I bought it.

    In my opinion, the refurbished is the best bang for the buck.
    Jan 29, 2014
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    David L: I purchased a refurbished saeco odeo and i could not be more pleased with it especially the ability to raise and lower the strength at the push of a button. I use my machine every day with a family of 4 and we all use it.. This machine has turned me into a coffee snob especially with the ease of using the foamer for the milk. It is really easy to clean and take care of that my 15yr old can do it. Jan 29, 2014
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    Leslie J: I own a refurbished Odeo Giro Plus and am very happy with it. Think the Saeco xsmall is very cute and compact and is probably a good machine. Think it has to do more with what you are wanting then whether or not it is new or refurbished. Jan 30, 2014
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    motobo: Thanks for all the replies! I just purchased a referbished Odea Giro Plus. Dosage adjustment & the space for a to-go cup were the deciding factors. The refurb price is a bonus. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks again. -- Bo Feb 23, 2014
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    Marc B: Sorry, I don't think I can help you...I have the new Xsmall machine and have been using it for over a year and still love it. But I know nothing about the old/used option so I can't give you a comparison. Jan 29, 2014
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    Mike K: I was not aware of the Xsmall. The Saeco Odea Giro Plus has been OK, not great, but until it started leaking, no problems. I would go with the new one.

    Hope this helps

    Mike
    Jan 29, 2014
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    Mary Martha J: I bought the refurbished machine along with an extended warranty. It is making atleast 4 beverages each day since purchase. I wouldn't hesitate to make this purchase of a used machine again. Jan 30, 2014
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    Nancy L: We are enjoying the Xsmall. It works great and we.use it everyday. Keep it clean use the right beans and water, I think we will enjoy it for a few years. Jan 29, 2014
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    David B: Xsmall we have owned the tala ring and had so many problems with it. The ex small makes a better cup of coffee now compared to the machines Jan 29, 2014
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    Patrick D: I tried used ans I had lot of problmes. I bought a new X small last year and I use it a lot, No problem Jan 29, 2014
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    A shopper asked: I understand dosage cannot be adjusted on this machine, unlike the odea series where you can adjust between 7 to 10.5 grams. How many grams does this machine use in its one available dosage setting? Nov 15, 2013
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    Pam T: I can't tell you the dry grams of each dosage, but when you make a small expresso, the used dose is 16 g and the dose after a large espresso is made is 18 g according to my little kitchen scale. Nov 17, 2013
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    DIEGO PARAIZO G: I dont know, but the expreeso is really strong, if you choose the small cup selector. I loced the machine. Nov 16, 2013
    Leila T: I was originally concerned about not being able to adjust the dosage in this machine, however because you can adjust the amount of water and the level of the grind, I was able to find the perfect setting. We are verry happy with our machine!! Great machine for the price! Nov 19, 2013
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    Nico Borges asked: I bought one Xsmall to use at my office - I'm a psychologist and have people in and out every hour or so. The auto shutoff feature, which was supposed to be a good thing, is however making my life miserable - as the machine turns off when I'm usually finishing a session and makes me turn it on before the next client is in, with all the associated noise of rinsing. Anyone knows of a way to stop the machine from auto shutting itself off? Aug 17, 2013
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    Judith M: This is probably not the best model for your particular situation. it's great for home use, but if you are keeping it, I suggest to turn it off after each use. Sep 19, 2013
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    Beth Schwartz B: Sorry. I can't think of a way, except maybe to pull the plug -- or make a cup of coffee right before you start with someone! Ugh - that's a problem. Aug 20, 2013
    SHENG-CHING H: I think the noise should come from the auto-clean function of the coffee gear! It won't last very long time, then stop noise just for ready! Aug 20, 2013
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    A shopper asked: I just used pre-ground coffee in my Saeco Xsmall for the first (and last) time.
    I didn't realize I shouldn't. It's still working, but I read that I should not do that.
    Have I damaged it? What should I do now?
    Feb 25, 2014
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    Teri KStaff: If you happen to get grounds into your Saeco Xsmall, then you will want to make sure that you clean out as many of them as you can so that the unit doesn't become clogged. I would suggest increasing the grind setting to the coarsest setting to move grounds through the burrs and then vacuuming them out in order to remove as many as possible. Then just be sure that you stick with whole beans in the future! Feb 25, 2014
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    Don B. asked: Comparing SAECO super-automatics: Syntia Focus, Vienna Plus and Xsmall. Any thoughts on relative pros and cons? Feb 16, 2014
    Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine
    Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine
    Saeco Vienna Plus Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Graphite - Certified Refurbished
    Saeco Vienna Plus Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Graphite - Certified Refurbished
    Saeco Syntia Focus Superautomatic Espresso Machine
    Saeco Syntia Focus Superautomatic Espresso Machine
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    Teri KStaff: Differences will be in the size of water tank and bean hopper, and the Focus has the additional bypass doser feature that both the Vienna Plus and the Xsmall lack. Otherwise all three of these machines will produce similar shots! Feb 17, 2014
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    A shopper asked: is this xsmall NEW or refurbished product?..
    Thank You.. Ed
    Dec 18, 2013
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    Teri KStaff: This Saeco Xsmall is a new machine, but we also offer it refurbished, found at the link below:

    http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/saeco-xsmall-superautomatic-espresso-machine-certified-refurbished
    Dec 18, 2013
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    A shopper asked: I know nothing about coffee machines. My wife told me she wants a Saeco machine. Other than size, and plastice-like construction, what are the differences between this machine and the full size, $599, machine? Thanks for any help:) Dec 13, 2013
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    Teri KStaff: With super automatic machines, you are determining what features and programming might be important to you, and this Xsmall is a basic machine that does lack lots of bells and whistles. It has a slightly smaller water tank and bean hopper than larger machines, only 2 programmable buttons, and does not offer a bypass doser for preground coffee (which some folks do like to use for decaf coffee in the evenings). For a jump up to a machine with a bypass, look to the Saeco Intelia or Syntia SS or Focus. Hope this helps! Dec 16, 2013
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    Jamarys H asked: Hi, wondering if I am able to brew regular coffee on this machine or only espresso?
    Thx
    Jamarys
    Nov 21, 2013
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    Teri KStaff: You can brew a short or long coffee on this Saeco Xsmall, but that is an Americano, which is a shot of espresso with more water pulled through it. Though similar, it is not will be exactly the same as regular drip coffee. Hope this clarifies! Nov 21, 2013
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    Gary H asked: Does this machine take/use ESE pods? Thank ou Nov 16, 2013
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    Teri KStaff: No, this Saeco Xsmall machine is a super automatic machine that uses whole beans only. ESE pods are options for some semiautomatic machines like the Saeco Aroma or Via Venezia, but not for the super automatic machines, unfortunately. Nov 16, 2013
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    A shopper asked: Hi.. I'm debating in getting this machine- What's the bar pressure of this Xsmall Saeco?... Thanks- Nov 15, 2013
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    Teri KStaff: This super automatic Xsmall espresso machine has 15 bars of pump pressure. Nov 16, 2013
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    A shopper asked: This machine has a lot of plastic including parts contact water or milk, so I'm wondering the plastic is free of BPA or not ? Sep 15, 2013
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    Judith M: Don't know about the BPA, but this machine has performs splendidly. We love it! Sep 19, 2013
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    Mike A asked: Hi, Is this machine made in Romania and not China(like other Saeco machines)?
    Thank you
    Sep 4, 2013
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    Teri KStaff: The Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic espresso machine is made in Romania. Sep 5, 2013
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    A shopper asked: I just got this Xsmall machine. Beside descaling it every 2-3 months, do I need to clean it with cleaning tablets? If so, how often? Thanks! May 28, 2013
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    Teri KStaff: The Xsmall does not have a bipass doser, which is the location where you are able to drop a cleaning tablet and run a brewing cycle without grinding any beans, therefore cleaning the brew unit. Since it does not have the bipass doser, you can just remove and rinse the brew unit out once a week, and from time to time you can remove and soak the brew unit in a mix of hot water and a cleaning tablet or powder, like Cafiza. Hope this helps! May 28, 2013
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    Yoseph G asked: Putting the size of the machine aside, (smaller bean reserve/water reserve), how does the quality of this machine's espresso compare to that of the Vienna plus? Can you also make a "regular" (lungo?) coffee with this machine? I guess just another general question regarding the Saeco machines, is there any difference in quality of espresso between the Xsmall, vienna plus, and odea series? Any difference in ability to produce good latte milk or frothed milk? Thanks in advance! May 22, 2013
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    Teri KStaff: It is the case that these three machines from Saeco will all brew the same quality of shots for you, and each is capable of brewing an Americano, or Long Coffee, with 8 oz maximum liquid pulled through the same ground dosage of coffee.The milk frothing is pretty much the same too, frankly! When choosing any superautomatic machine, what you're choosing is really features (like the size of water tank and bean hopper) and programming (so the Vienna has the dial for adjusting volume, while the Xsmall has two programmable buttons for saving the volume of the two drinks you enjoy most). Hope this helps! May 22, 2013
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    Peter R asked: Is there a difference between this and the Saeco Xsmall Plus? What Cappuccinatore is available? Are there any additional pannarellos available (stainless steel, latte art, etc)? Nov 21, 2013
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    Warranty Information for the Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic 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 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.

    User Manuals for your Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine


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    I love my new espressomachine. I highly recommend this product. Nice size to keep on the counter.

    (Posted on 2/23/14)

    Great machine, excellent expresso, fun to use!

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    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 price

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    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.

    PROS:
    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 footprint.

    CONS:
    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.

    GENERAL ADVICE:
    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.

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    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.

    Pros:
    -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.

    Cons:
    -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.

    Overall
    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)

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