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Philips Carina Superautomatic Espresso Machine

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$499
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Overview

Skip your quick-stop coffee and its long lines, expensive substitutions, and confusing menus with the Philips Carina 1200 Superautomatic Espresso Machine. A spiritual successor to the Saeco Vienna Plus, the Carina offers a futuristic featureset fit for the modern kitchen. Simple operation, minimal maintenance, and good coffee are all just a quick touch away. Dedicated espresso and coffee buttons save your size and strength settings, leaving foam frothing up to you with a panarello-style steam wand. Maintenance is similarly streamlined: Add-on AquaClean smart filtration keeps track of the number of drinks you make between filter changes, a water reservoir and dump box that load from the front, and a generously-sized 10-ounce bean hopper for less refills and more ristrettos. More than a list of features, the Carina comes in at a competitive pricepoint even against capsule machines and steam-powered faux-espresso makers. Save on the coffee you love with the Philips Carina Espresso Machine.

  • Custom Options

    Custom Options: How many custom drinks this machine can save.

    2 Drinks
  • Programming

    Custom Drinks: Customize drink options like strength, volume, and temperature to your drink menu.

    Advanced: Program everything from milk texture to coffee flavor profile in addition to basic custom drink functionality.

    User Profiles: Save your just-right drink programming for every recipe in an individual user profile.

    Custom Drinks
  • Size

    Compact: 10" Width or Less

    Full-Size: 10" Width or More

    Compact
  • Milk System

    Carafe: Detachable milk carafe for automatic steaming.

    Siphon: A long tube that draws milk from a pitcher or jug for automatic steaming.

    Wand: A steam wand that gives you control over milk temperature and texture.

    None: No milk steaming capabilities.

    Panarello Wand
Features
  • All-In-One: The Carina 1200 grinds, brews, and froths—all in a compact coffee package.
  • Panarello Steam Wand: This auto-frothing wand makes the foam for you, while still giving you control over temperature and texture.
  • Programmable Drinks: Each drink button can be preset to your favorite recipe, and changed on the fly with handy dose and volume buttons.
  • AquaClean Equipped: Add Philip's smart-sensing water filter to track usage—letting you go up to 5000 cups without the need to descale.
  • Front Loading Water Tank: Oft-overlooked, the Carina's 1.8L slide out water reservoir is refillable without having to move your machine.
  • Bean Hopper: The Carina's 10-ounce bean hopper offers ample shots between refills.
    • Pros
      • Cost-Effective Cappuccinos: If you currently drink a couple of cafe cappuccinos a day, your Carina will have you saving money in just a few months.
      • Maintenance Magic: No water worries here; easy refills and a set-and-forget water filter means less effort, more espresso.
      • Simplicity: The Carina trades microcustomizability for ease of operation—a tap or two is all you need for your morning cup.
    • Cons
      • Button Backlights: Small amber LEDs are the only indicators you get on the machine.
      • Two-Step: While the dedicated brew button gives you the option to adjust your drink before brewing, once you have it set to your favorites the extra step is largely unnecessary.
  • Tips and Tricks
    Too hot? Press and hold the coffee strength button while the machine is off to adjust temperature.

About Philips Saeco

Philips Saeco is a fine producer of superautomatic espresso machines. From offering the best value in the category with the Philips Carina, to best in class performance in the Saeco Xelsis, this is a brand that has refined and developed the perfect user experience for decades. We love Philips Saeco for their machines’ ease of use, quality performance, and AquaClean filtration, which makes maintenance a breeze. Start your espresso journey with Philips Saeco, and explore a whole world of incredible coffee.

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Specifications
  • Milk System
    Panarello Wand
  • Model Number
    EP1220/04
  • Manufacturer
    Philips
  • Width
    9.5 inches
  • Depth
    17 inches
  • Height
    14.5 inches
  • Product Weight (lbs.)
    18.0000
  • Watts
    1350W
  • Volts
    110V
  • Programmability
    Temperature, Dose, Shot Time
  • Case Material
    Plastic
  • Boiler Material
    Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
  • Cup Clearance
    Adjustable: 3 to 5.5 inches
  • Reservoir Size
    1.8 L
  • Warm Up: Brew Time
    1:07
  • Boiler Design
    Thermoblock
  • Water Sources
    Reservoir/Internal Tank
  • Auto Shut Off
    Yes
  • Auto On
    No
  • Pre-Infusion/Aroma
    Yes
  • One-Touch
    No
  • Bean Hopper Capacity
    10 ounces
  • Bypass Doser
    Yes
  • Material
    Plastic
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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Philips Saeco Carina Superautomatic Espresso Machine

Length: 2 Years

Who Supports the Warranty: Philips

Warranty Contact Information: 800-933-7876

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services


Care and Maintenance

  • Wipe out bean hopper between refills
  • Swap out your AquaClean filter as directed, usually every 2-3 months
  • Make sure to empty your dump box and drip tray regularly

  • User Manuals

    Philips Espresso Machines User Manual


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Auto On No No No
Auto Shut Off Yes Yes Yes
Bean Hopper Capacity 5 ounces 6 ounces 10 ounces
Boiler Design Thermoblock Thermoblock Thermoblock
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Bypass Doser Yes No Yes
Cup Clearance Adjustable; 2 to 5.5 inches Adjustable 2.5 to 4 inches Adjustable: 3 to 5.5 inches
Cup Tray No No
Depth 17.5 inches 13.5 inches 17 inches
Height 12.7 inches 16.25 inches 14.5 inches
Milk System None Capuccinatore/siphon LatteGo
Programmability Dose, Shot Time Temperature, Dose, Shot Time Milk Volume, Temperature, Dose, Shot Time
Reservoir Size 37 oz. 1.8 liters 1.8 L
Warm Up: Brew Time 1:18 1:07
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank Reservoir/Internal Tank Reservoir/Internal Tank
Width 9.4 inches 11 inches 9.5 inches
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