We may not have time traveling Deloreans or Flux Capacitors to transport us into the future, but luckily Saeco brought the future of coffee to us! Ahead of its time, the Exprelia Evo features an updated milk frothing system that creates finer foam and significantly hotter milk than previous models. Lets not forget the pre-programmed buttons, for one of the easiest coffee preparation experiences around. The sleek, modern design will also add a little pizzazz to any kitchen. Dare I say, the Exprelia Evo is fit for a McFly!
Features & Functionality of the Saeco Exprelia Evo - Certified Refurbished
Advanced Milk Frothing Carafe: Simply fill the easy-to-use milk carafe and plug into the machine when you are ready for a delicious milk based drink. The top part of the handle swivels to position itself above your cup to dispense hot, frothy milk. When complete, manually swivel back in-line with the rest of the handle for an automatic rinse.
Double Duty Wand: If a little more control is your thing, manually froth your milk with the traditional steam wand, that doubles as a hot water dispenser for tea or Americanos.
Removable Water Tank: The 54 ounce water tank is removable for easy filling and cleaning.
Double Boiler System: The Exprelia Evo is always ready to create a delicious cup with two stainless steel boilers.
Aroma System: By pre-infusing (pre-wetting) the grounds, the Saeco Aroma System achieves optimal extraction. This function can also be programmed to suit your taste.
Programming Options: From setting the coffee temperature, quantity of coffee ground, size of your cup and amount of milk or water for each drink, the Exprelia Evo offers an array of programming options that can accommodate just about anyone.
Keep it Clean: As if the Exprelia Evo doesn’t do enough, this machine also features an automatic cleaning and descaling cycle.
True One Touch - With milk carafe inserted, the Exprelia Evo is an impressive one-touch that can create delicious espresso or milk based drinks at the touch of a button.
Optional Steam Wand - Unlike other one-touch machines, the Exprelia Evo features a traditional steam wand in addition to the convenient one-touch option.
Milk Temperature - In addition to improved milk frothing, the Exprelia Evo produces noticeably hotter milk than other super automatics.
Beware of Oily Beans - To avoid a gunky grinder, circumvent oily beans as they tend to cause buildup.
Ease of Care and Maintenance
Ease of Use
Overall Value for the Money
How Does it Compare?
The Saeco Exprelia Evo features higher temperatures and finer foam than the Xelsis, but with less programmability.
Best Answer:Hi John I believe the Exprelia does the same settings on buttons as the Xelsis in Mine we can program the amount of coffe, water, water temperature, coarse of beans, level, etc, so we have many parameters to play... Is a very good machine...(we have 5 Saecos in family, so I know the brand) take care Celso
i believe so....4 primary buttons on each side....zoom in on pic. There's 3 coffee only settings on left along with specifically and americano button. 2 more milk / coffee drink settings on right with clean and power button. Nice machine.
I'm concerned about using it under my cabinets. Will the doors open and allow you to remove the water and bean containers with 17.5" distance from countertop to cabinet? Or can they be filled without moving the machine or removing the containers?
Best Answer:The Exprelia Evo machine is about 14 1/4" high from the counter to the top of the unit. However, to access the water and beans with the two doors at the top of this machine you will need an additional 6" to open them fully. Beans could be poured in and there is not a removable hopper to address. If you only have 17 1/2", you could add water with something like a gooseneck kettle (or watering can!), but it would be tight. You would need to slide the machine out to really access the water tank to remove it to clean it. Hope this helps!
Thanks, that's what I need to know. I did some measuring, and think putting it on a 22" lazy susan and rotating it 90 degrees will just barely let me open the doors up in front of the cabinets above, but I still might to scoot it an inch forward; not sure it it's worth the risk and the scooting! Thinking of the Syntia - more room on top (beans only) but still could be tight...your ideas on this one?
Yes, the 12 1/2 inches of the Syntia would make it a much better fit, but it does also have a much smaller bean hopper and water tank than the Exprelia, plus fewer features and programming. The Intelia One Touch Cappuccino might also be worth looking at since you will get a larger bean and water capacity at just about 13 1/2 inches. The milk frothing on the Intelia One Touch is also superior to the milk frothing of the Syntia Cappuccino if you're looking for a one touch machine. The Intelia One Touch carafe froths a bit finer foam and also creates just slightly hotter milk.
Best Answer:The Exprelia Evo machine doesn't have the ability to add a pause between the milk frothing and brewing, however it does have an Ecomode (explained in the user manual) that can be deactivated. Turning off the Ecomode means there will be greater energy consumption, however it will dispense your milk based beverages a bit quicker. Hope this clarifies!
The cup clearance on the Exprelia Evo is abut 4 5/8 inches with the dispensing spouts in their highest position and is 6 1/2 inches with the dispensing spouts completely removed. You can still brew just fine with the spouts off, your espresso will just extract in one stream instead of two.
The description of CONS for the Saeco Exprelia Evo Superautomatic Espresso Machine mentions less programmability-in general terms what is missing in programmability? I like to control grind, bean qty, etc. Can this machine manage all the normal espresso functions-like for example ristrettos? Can it be set up with a favorite for single button use? THANKS!
Best Answer:This machine does allow for quite a bit of programmability. For each of the buttons you can program the coffee temperature within a range, the volume of water, and the volume of grams of coffee being used, so definitely able to do a ristretto. The hopper where beans are stored will have a grind setting so you can adjust this as well based on coffee being used.
Best Answer:No, this machine does not have a cup warmer. We do recommend pre-warming your cup so that you don't loose a lot of temperature to the cup as it brews into it, and this can be accomplished by pulling hot water through the steam wand into your cup, and allowing that water to sit in your cup for a minute or two before emptying the water and then brewing into it.
I have read over and over again on not to use oily beans in machines. What does this actually mean and not sure what type of bean has oil?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2014
Best Answer:A dark roast will typically have oils on the surface of the bean, and it is these oils that will accumulate on the burrs, clogging the grinder quickly. We typically advise that if you can see any oily sheen on the surface of the beans, it is too oily for a superauto. Generally, a medium roast will not have these oily patches and will have a matte finish, so they help keep the machine happy! A medium or light roast is best for superautomatic machines.
Caring for the Saeco Exprelia Evo - Certified Refurbished
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.
Clean and rinse the milk pitcher in soapy water between fillings.
Wipe the brushed stainless casing with a damp rag or sponge. Casing can be cleaned periodically with stainless steel cleaner/polish.
Steal this machine...Review by marky mark
I did a ton of research looking for my first super automatic and it paid off. The fact I got the Evo at a refurb price was just icing on the cake. The one touch moniker is misleading for any super automatic. Making caps and lattes is almost one touch, but the daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance of the machine is anything but. However, if you maintain your car on a regular basis - wash it, check the air pressure in the tires, check the oil, etc., you'll do fine with a super automatic. If you only pay attention to your car when the CHECK ENGINE light comes on, don't buy any espresso machine. In fact, sell the car because you should be taking the bus. The water res is small on this machine, but that's the only real knock I have after two months. The quality of the espresso is amazing. The milk frothing carafe is very complicated to take apart, and you must pay attention when reassembling it. But other than that, the evo is a winner. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! (Posted on 7/16/2015)
Seaco EXPRELIA EVO SUPERAUTOMATIC ESPRESSO MACHINEReview by Eva
We bought this machine with a purpose of "one touch" premium coffee making. We are very happy with the quality of cappuccino and latte (witch are our favorites). We are somewhat disappointed with the time it takes to brew and disappointed in the frequency of having to empty the grounds and drip tray. We certainly wouldn't pay the new unit price of $2000.00 + but we feel the $ 834.00 refurbished price is an excellent value. Thank you Seattle Coffee Gear. (Posted on 8/10/2014)
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