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Product Description

Aiming to simplify your life (or maybe just your java routine), Saeco intuitively created...the Intuita! With easy-to-use push buttons and a sleek satin finish, Saeco is bringing it back to basics in style. Use the turn dial to choose one of three dosing options and select the espresso or coffee button to specify volume. Craving a latte or hot tea? Simply select the steam or hot water button to create your desired drink.

Features & Functionality of the Saeco Intuita Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished

  • Basic Programming: Sticking to the theme of keeping things uncomplicated, the Inuita allows basic programming of espresso and long coffee volume.
  • Saeco Pre-Infusion: Also known as Saeco Pre-Brewing Technology, pre-infusion wets the grounds prior to extraction for maximum flavor.
  • Auto Rinse Cycle: The Intuita goes through an automatic rinse cycle before and returning from standby mode.
  • Ceramic Burr Grinder: This machine achieves a consistent grind without overheating or inadvertently double roasting the beans.
  • Warning Lights: The Inuita will let you know when it’s time to refill the water or beans, when the dump box is full and when it could use a good descaling. One might say this is an intuitive machine.
  • Easy Clean Brew Group: The brew group is removable and can be rinsed under the sink for a super easy clean-up.
Pros
  • Auto Off - The Intuita intuitively powers down after 30 minutes of inactivity.
  • Brewing Made Easy - Functionality so easy, you could make your favorite drink with one eye closed and one arm tied behind your back.
Cons
  • Light Roasts Recommended - Like many super-autos, oily beans have a tendency to eventually clog the grinder when grinding and brewing dark roasts on a regular basis.

  • Blinking Button - The newer Intuitas no longer include a power switch at the back of the machine and can only be turned on with the on/off button located at the front of the machine. When the Intuita enters stand-by mode, the on/off button will continue to blink until the machine is taken out of stand-by mode or unplugged. Some might see the continually blinking light as an issue, but If you receive an older model with a power switch, the on/off button will not blink while in stand-by mode. SCG is unable to guarantee which model you will receive when ordering a refurbished machine.

Ease of Care and Maintenance 3
Ease of Use 4
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare?

The Intuita aesthetically resembles the Saeco Intelia, but with a matte finish. The Intuita also features a user-friendly push button system, but does not have a bypass doser.

Additional Information

Model Number HD8750/11
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 10.1 inches
Depth 17.3 inches
Height 13.4 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 17.7000
Watts 1850W
Volts 120V
Programmability Yes
Case Material Plastic
Cup Clearance 4.75 inches
Reservoir Size 50.7 oz
Steam Wand Type Panarello Only
Cup Warmer No
Warm Up: Brew Time 55 seconds
Warm Up: Steam Time 70 seconds
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 10.5 oz
Bypass Doser No
Material Metal and Plastic

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Does this actually make coffee as in, American coffee? I would like to get rid of our Keurig, but my wife loves the simplicity and the fact that it makes the coffee so quickly. If this actually makes coffee like what a Keurig cup would produce, that would be the best of both worlds for us and we could consolidate two machines into one and not have to buy those darn k-cups anymore!
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: This Saeco Intuita makes an americano, which is basically a shot of espresso with more water pulled through. It is similar in flavor to an american cup of coffee but not quite the same as a Keurig, as it is fuller flavored. Additionally, this machine will only allows for 8 ounces of liquid for each drink made, so if you drink larger cups than you may need to brew twice.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jun 10, 2014
Are these units in good physical shape? Can the extended warranty be purchased later (during the 6 months) Would this be a good basic starter unit? I am looking for something to replace a nespress U system, so automatic everything is what I am looking for.

Thanks for your time!
Steven L on Feb 11, 2015
Best Answer: These are certainly good machines! Our refurbish team makes sure that everything is working properly, but because they are refurbished, they likely have had a previous owner and there may be minor blemishes or scratches on the machine, which is also why they have such a deep discount. If you choose to add an extended warranty, you can do that either at the time of your purchase, or within 14 day of your purchase date. We cannot offer the ability to purchase the extended warranty after that point.

This is certainly a good machine to replace the Nespresso U, if you're looking to move from capsules to beans, just keep in mind that while you can now choose the beans that you're using (and don't have to use Nespresso's selection in capsules), you will need to stick with a medium roast and shouldn't use a dark roast or an oily bean as it can clog the grinder very quickly, needing repair.
Reply (1) · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Feb 13, 2015
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Does this model include the SBS to adjust the crema?
April S on Jan 22, 2015
Best Answer: No, it does not. Saeco has not put that on any of their newer machines like this, because although it adjusted the pressure to aerate the coffee a bit more or less as it came out of the spouts, it does not truly adjust the amount of crema that you're actually getting. Crema is directly related to how fresh your beans are, and the fresher they are, the more crema you will get, but it also doesn't affect the flavor of your shot, if there's more or less on the top. The SBS adjustment that Saeco has put on machines in the past was really just a "faux crema" where it aerated it more to seem like a frothy crema on the top of the shot.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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What warranty do you offer for the refurbished Saeco Intuita machines you're selling?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2015
Saeco Intuita Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished
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Best Answer: We carry a 6 month warranty on our refurbished machines that we support the warranty for. For more information about the SCG warranty, please see:
https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/service/scg-warranty-details
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Resources

Saeco Espresso Perfetto

The independent coffee tasting organization Italian Tasters has certified Saeco's Xelsis, Exprelia and Intelia superautomatics  as producing Espresso and Cappuccino Perfetto. Learn More.


Warranty Information for the Saeco Intuita Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished

What it Covers:

SCG's Certified Refurbished Equipment

Including Saeco, 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 warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com
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 Intuita Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished

  • 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 Intuita Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished

Reviews

Great machine, great vendorReview by Pedro
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I have have this machine running for about 9 months now and it is a solid machine. Would buy again.

Seattle Coffee Gear is a great company aw well. (Posted on 6/11/2015)
Saeco,intuita makes great espresso! Review by Keith
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This is my second saeco machine.My first one was refurbished and lasted for over 5years.Iam very happy with my intuita.Easy to use and clean and makes great coffee. (Posted on 4/3/2015)
Happy with SaecoReview by Great Machine
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This is my second super automatic from Saeco and SBC. Both have been refurbished and great machines..
The Inuita arrived in great condition, packaging was the best I have received in quite some time, compliments to the shipping department.
I have had the Inuita for almost three weeks. I set it up at work, there are four of us that use it on a daily basis. Configuring settings was straight forward, very little tinkering needed. So far we have put almost 2 pounds of coffee through it.
Initially the flavor was a bit off, not what I expected from the Lavazza beans I have been using for years. The taste was unusual, a chemical flavor, thankfully that only lasted a week or so.
We kept using the machine and it seems to be 'seasoned' now. Espresso shots are smooth and delicious. So much better than the initial shots.
Pros: Easy to use. Quiet. Fast for an affordable super auto. Makes great coffee.
No cons at this point. Once you learn the buttons and wait the 15-20 seconds for the machine to perform switching modes, it works very well. (Posted on 2/5/2015)
The Best Machine EverReview by Marlene
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The Expresso maker is very easy to use. With the front loading dispensers it is very easy to add water and empty the grounds. Really like it a lot. (Posted on 1/14/2015)
Awesome Machine!Review by BJack
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I have been using a Saeco Aroma for about 16 years, which is still working, and I decided to try one of their super automatic units to see if they are as good as everyone claims. Accordingly, I opted to try a refurb model, because of the lower price. The unit arrived five days ago and upon inspection it appears to be a new unit, or one with little use. This machine was easy to setup and operate, and once I started using it I was thankful for making the move to buy one. It's an awesome machine, and I am very happy that I have the change.
The unit came with a Xerox copy of the instruction manual, which had smaller pages. However, I got online on the Saeco website and downloaded the entire manual on 8 1/2 by 11" format, which makes reading the instructions much easier.
(Posted on 12/19/2014)
great machine for the priceReview by BoBIV
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I've had the machine for a couple of weeks now, and have run about half a lb of beans through it. I prefer making long espressos (or maybe a short long coffee!) to straight espresso, and after many trial runs the Saeco self-adjusting whatsit finally settled down and it started making consistent cups. I had to set the aroma dial to 'three beans' and tweak the coffee length as well as the grind to get the cup I wanted so be aware there will be a trial and error period.

The machine seems thought out and the front removal water reservoir and grinds drawers are very convenient. The lower tray does a good job of catching the usual drips, and the brewing mechanism is very familiar to anyone that's cared for a Saeco before (not difficult at all).

The best thing about this machine is the value. I have a Gaggia Swing at home, and wanted something similar but not nearly as expensive for the office. Costco offers this machine new for $400, but the refurbished price through Seattle Coffee Gear was MUCH more reasonable. Yes, a serviceable superautomatic for under $250. Can't beat that.

My only criticism is the limited capacity to adjust the amount of coffee used for brewing, but as I said before you can work around that by tweaking the length and brew strength. (Posted on 12/8/2014)
Staunch Saeco Loyalist! Review by Lauren
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this is my 2nd Saeco, my first was Magic comfort + and has almost 10K coffee's through it. Over the weekend a tragedy occurred and it ground its last grind. I cannot go with out my cappas #firstworldproblem so naturally was drawn to another Saeco. I luckily live in Tacoma,WA so I surrounded by amazing coffee brewery & SCG! I have never been disappointed with anything by this fast growing company :) Ordered it Monday... got it Wednesday.
This refurbished came in perfect condition, complete instructions manual, 6 month warranty...completely revamped. It makes coffee EXACTLY like my other Saeco. Wonderful crema, perfect flavor, the pucks are perfectly saturated, the ground are consistant.

For the price this is a SUPER fantastic buy. Another special feature that i like is the shorter Panarello which causes more pressure/more foam. which i love for my cappas.

this is a high powered machine at 1850w, way more than some other models.

This is a "Point and Shoot" superautomatic machine. Which I prefer. It has 3 knobs for strength, I always put it on 3 beans. Easy to program, user friendly out of the box.

****PS. If anyone lives in the area. Winco has amazing bulk coffee. The Tanzanian Peaberry has wonderful flavor and is a medium roast.

5 stars for Saeco and SCG!
Cheers from Tacoma! <3 (Posted on 12/3/2014)
so far, so goodReview by Todd
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absolutely love this machine. excellent value makes pretty good espresso and does a great job frothing milk for my latte's. can't beat this value folks. (Posted on 10/30/2014)
decent machineReview by ro m a v
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This my second saeco. The first one lasted about 3 years.
Then the repair wasn't worth fixing it.
During that time we loved the machine. Since it had been pricey and they seemed to break pretty regularly we didn't replace it. With regularly breaking, I mean exactly that.
I first used a Saeco in Switzerland in the eighties. Several people in my extended family had them. All owners loved them and all machines were delicate and broke too quickly imo. So my hope now is that Phillips ownership has improved the quality.
Time will tell. The coffee it makes is good. Pleased so far!


(Posted on 9/10/2014)
Great Machine!Review by rhk4360
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I got a refurb from a fire sale and I've been really pleased with the machine. It came with an instruction manual in French, but you can easily find an English version on the Saeco website. The machine looked like it was hardly used. I know this isn't the superautomatics do not achieve the ultimate espresso, but honestly I'm too lazy to manually make espresso every morning, so this works for me.

This is my first superautomatic and it works great. It is mostly plastic so a bit flimsy, but for the price that's fine. I just wanted something to make iced coffee during the week and some cappuccinos, lattes and americanos on the weekend. I use Lavazza super crema beans and haven't had any problems. The cleaning is pretty easy and the light indicators let you know when something is wrong. Overall, I'm very pleased with the product and hope to get a few years out of it. (Posted on 7/9/2014)
Morning coffee has never been better.Review by B&dcoffeedrinkers
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Arrived in perfect condition and was easy to setup. We use it primarily for coffee. Daughter commented on how it doesn't flare up her heartburn like old coffemaker. Absolutely love it. (Posted on 6/14/2014)

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