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Saeco Exprelia Evo Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished

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Product Description

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 5
Ease of Use 5
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare?

The Saeco Exprelia Evo features higher temperatures and finer foam than the Xelsis, but with less programmability.

Additional Information

Model Number HD8857/47
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 9.65 inches
Depth 16.55 inches
Height 14.17 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 40.0000
Watts 1400W
Volts 120V
Programmability Yes
Case Material Stainless Steel/Plastic
Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Reservoir Size 54 ounces
Steam Wand Type Traditional Only
Cup Warmer Yes
Boiler Design Double Boiler
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On Yes
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
One-Touch Yes - Optional, with Steam Wand
Bean Hopper Capacity 10.58 ounces
Bypass Doser Yes
Material Brushed Stainless Steel

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For 2-shot drinks, does the Exprelia grind 2 shots at one time, or is a sequential process?
(This was a comment made about another Saeco, and I am uncertain if this is common to most units).
A shopper on Mar 4, 2016
Best Answer: Each press of a specific button on the unit results in a single drink from start to completion. The unit grinds what is required for each shot or drink, finishes the production of that shot or drink and then moves on to the next one. I know of no espresso maker that grinds multiple shots before brewing. I asked the same question at Starbucks and the answer was the same-best quality results when the grind happens immediately prior to pressing. Even the big units grind only what is needed for the current shot.
Reply · Report · RAY T on Mar 6, 2016
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Does the Exprelia Evo have the settings to make an Americano (under the Specials button) like the Xelsis?
John G on Nov 11, 2014
Best Answer: It doesn't make an Americano directly. I usually make 1-2 shots of espresso and then the necessary hot water to create my drink.
Reply · Report · Paul M on Nov 12, 2014
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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?
Ronald B on Nov 15, 2014
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!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Nov 15, 2014
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Hi. I noticed from the videos that it is very slow to make a Latte or cappuccino. Do you think that it is because it was programed to delay frothing and brew the espresso?

Thank you
Omar L on Apr 25, 2014
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!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Apr 28, 2014
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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!
RAY T on Nov 20, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · Samantha BStaff on Nov 22, 2015
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Does this machine come with all the accessories pictured? Thanks, John
Theresa C on Jul 20, 2015
Best Answer: It comes with the milk carafe. It does not come with the latte and espresso shot glasses.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Aug 11, 2015
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Does it have a cup warmer?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · Miranda GStaff on Mar 11, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Nov 28, 2014
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Hi, can you confirm this is the same model as you are showing in the photo and the video?
Ian M on Nov 4, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, this refurbished machine is the same model as shown in the photo and video we have posted online for the Exprelia Evo.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Nov 4, 2014
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Warranty Information for the Saeco Exprelia Evo - Certified Refurbished

What it Covers:

SCG's Certified Refurbished Equipment

Including Saeco, Delonghi, 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
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 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)
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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