Saeco Intuita HD8750/11 Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished



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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.


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 No
Case Material Plastic
Cup Clearance 4.75 inches
Reservoir Size 50.7 oz
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
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
Can you use the capucinoatori on this machine?
Ingrid U on Jul 18, 2016
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I am trying to decide between Saeco Intuita or synthia and delonghi magnifico. I am mostly concerned with the strength of the shots- I would just like them to be stron and consistent. We had had bad luck with our Saeco incanto as it only lasted 2-3 years, while the Vspresso lasted far longer. I read on your site that Delonghi is the least returned but does that mean the espresso is rich with crema?
jan B on Apr 18, 2016
Best Answer: Given that the strength and richness of a shot is subjective you can be sure of one thing regardless of the perfection of the grind or the brand of coffee: unless you buy the most expensive automatic machines (and this isn't one of them nor is the Gaggia version) a semi automatic machine like the saeco via venizia will give you a stronger richer shot than the automatic. I returned this machine because (for me) the shots were too weak and the taste diluted (no matter the setting). Obviously many people like these machines. I am not a coffee snob and I find having to buy the right grind for my machine (I don't grind each cup) tamping each pull and emptying the holder not too great an effort to make-it does take a minute or two longer but it is something that I do because I like the result.
Reply · Report · richard a on Apr 22, 2016
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What is a bypass doser?
Eureka on Mar 4, 2016
Best Answer: A by-pass doser is the capability of a coffee maker to accept coffee grinds directly in ground form. It is useful since you occasionally want a different flavor or type of coffee. With this feature, you can put the grounds in the bypass and the system will use those grounds rather than grinding the beans currently in the hopper.
Reply · Report · STEVEN A. M on Mar 6, 2016
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how can you unclog the grinder?
sophied on Apr 19, 2016
Best Answer: Mine has only clogged once when I used coffee that was too oily. I took off the top clear part, cleaned the oil off with a paper towel and used a paper towel to absorb as much as I could out of the grinder. I added really dry coffee beans next and it worked. Since then, if the beans seem really oily, I put them in a paper lunch sack with paper towels inside to help with the excess oil. I haven't had any clogging problems since then. I prefer the darker, oily coffee to the dry, lighter stuff, so I think it's worth the extra step.
Reply · Report · Jason F on Apr 22, 2016
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Can this machine make a good strong shot of espresso?
maria on Dec 5, 2015
Best Answer: It'll do the job! Typically superautos do not make as strong of a shot of espresso as a semi-auto machine will.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Dec 6, 2015
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I had an old machine... a Saeco Magic DeLuxe that finally broke beyond the viability of repairing.

How does this machine compare with that one? I rather liked the espresso it brewed, and this machine rather resembles the other.
A shopper on Nov 2, 2015
Best Answer: This would actually be a downgrade from the Magic Deluxe. You would have something more comparable with a Syntia:
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Nov 4, 2015
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Do you have to use beans , or can you use ground coffee with this?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2015
Best Answer: You have to use beans. If you want to use ground coffee you'll need to find a machine with a bypass doser, like this one:
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Sep 16, 2015
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Who do I call for warranty?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2015
Best Answer: If you purchased a refurbished machine and have had it less than 6 months, you would contact us directly as we support the warranty
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Sep 12, 2015
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is this a good replacement for the Vienna Plus?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, this would actually be a bit of an upgrade from the Vienna Plus. Another machine you can look at is the XSmall
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 3, 2015
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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 HD8750/11 Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished
Saeco Intuita HD8750/11 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:
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I love this machine!Review by Don
I own one of these Intuita machines and have used it daily for the last two years or so. I love it! Makes great coffee and with periodic descaling and cleaning it just keeps on delivering.
This is a great price and a great value. I recommend it highly! (Posted on 4/13/2017)
We Love our Intuita!Review by JRH
I bought the refurbished model from SCG a couple years ago and it is still going strong. We had the Giro before and I think the Intuita is much doesn't have the quirks that the Giro had and it runs flawlessly. It does take a bit of TLC...regular cleaning and descaling, but it makes great coffee. We use it multiple times every day and the tank holds a good amount of water and the hopper holds plenty of beans.

I highly recommend this unit and I would buy another in a heart beat! (Posted on 3/16/2017)
My mini baristaReview by Rose
When it first arrived, I considered returning it because it kept pulling extremely watery shots no matter what setting I had it at. Eventually, I realized that it was just having a hard time actually getting the beans down into the grinder, so now I lightly push the beans down and in circles while it's grinding. It's a little strange but it works! I use this machine daily to make the best iced vanilla lattes. I got a refurbished machine with a discount added on, so the cost of the machine was well worth it. (Posted on 8/3/2016)
I love this machineReview by My first automatic - I love this
I cam from a manual load breville, it made a mess packing the shot. This is fully automatic and makes better espresso! To me, it's on par with the best, better than my old one, for shot flavor. I also like that it requires less effort. I can even sit a milk of mug on an overturned plastic tumbler and it will hold it properly under the steamer. Then I brew the shot on top of the steamed milk. Simple and delicious, with no mess!

(Posted on 7/17/2016)
I cannot say anything but good things about this MachineReview by Mikey G.
Purchased a refurb Intuita, and absolutely love it. It's important that you read the manually, so you can program shots correctly. One shot at about 1oz seems to be perfect. Awesome Machine, it has increased my quality of life! hahaha <3 (Posted on 5/20/2016)
Great Espresso, Use Daily!Review by Stephen
I love my Intuita Superautomatic. The espresso I get is fresh and full of crema. It's so easy to use and take care of. I routinely make 5-10 lattes in about 10 minute when we have people over in the evening.

You do need to disassemble ever few days to rinse off the coffee grinds and clean everything out, but it's worth the effort. Last year I spent well over $1,000 at Starbucks alone, and this year that number is almost a 10th of what I spent.

I have only had to do the descale once, and it did have an error, but this was rectified by unplugging the machine and running it again. Also remember to buy some high quality food grade silicone grease to keep those o-rings and moving parts lubricated. I also found that a simple brush used to clean cars is the perfect tool for brushing/sweeping away the excess grounds the accumulate in the machine. (This is the tool that has a duster on one end, and some hard bristles on the other.) (Posted on 3/13/2016)
SAEKO Vienna Deluxe RIPReview by RGB
Recently purchased a refurbish Saeco Intuita after my 15 Year Old Vienna Deluxe brew motor stopped running on Christmas Day. New machine does a wonderful Job making my morning Coffee. after a few trials adjusting the Beans and water it makes a perfect cup every time. I do miss my Vienna Deluxe and am hoping I have many years of service with my new Intuita. (Posted on 1/7/2016)
BeautifulReview by NYC Caffeine Addict
Loving this machine so far, although I bought some beans that were "eh..."

I've just bought some sumatra beans and also ordered the Lavazza Caffe Espresso. Hopefully those are better! (Posted on 11/20/2015)
Can't go back to store bought coffee anymoreReview by Steve S
Recently purchased a refurbed Saeco Intuita Super Automatic Espresso machine from SCG. Shipping cross country took a week. During the wait I watched the videos on YouTube from SCG's staff about the machine. Received the machine in A1 condition. Besides a couple of minor scratches on the drip tray grate it was in pristine shape.Set it up, poured in some beans and water, and put it through its paces. After prepping the machine I started to brew espresso. Thew out the first 4 or five brews then started adjusting the grinder and the strength adjustments. It took a few brews, but I hit the perfect combination. I get a sweet, thick, and mellow espresso with a beautiful pillowy layer of crema on the top sans bitterness. After having this Intuita made espresso, I can't go back to the bitter stuff they brew in the stores. I think I'm spoiled. Judging from the condition of the machine, the excellent way it was packed , promptly shipped and from the excellent videos on Youtube I also believe that I found the right people to buy it from. Thank you SCG and Phillips! (Posted on 11/20/2015)
Excellent value, good coffeeReview by colin
So far, so good. Arrived no problem. Not a blemish on the machine--Refurbished, but looks and acts brand new. Easy to use. Yes, the blinking light is way more annoying than I though it would be. It blinks at a very rapid pace. I might just cover it with tape. The other con is temperature. The coffee could be a bit hotter. It cools off very quickly. To combat, I've just started tempering my mug. Very happy with this purchase and have recommended it to friends. Heck, I even wrote a review about it. (Posted on 10/13/2015)
Awesome machineReview by TONY
This is my second machine purchase from Seattle Coffee Gear. I first got Ranchilio Silvia V3 with Auber PID, which still runs like a champ at home and i won't trade it for nothing. I needed a superautomatic for my massage studio for convenience. I am a straight double shot espresso type, so quality of the shot means everything. At first i was bit disappointed as all shots came out watery and lacking flavor. Using only fresh Redbirdcoffee espresso beans- medium roast, grinder set to finest, tree beans for flavor and 1.5oz for single. It took about 3-4 days for machine to start making consistent shots ( maybe there was a break in period) Quality of the single shot is more than satisfying compare to my Silvia and considering price difference, the ease and convenience of pulling a shot made this little machine excellent choice for espresso persons. Seattle Coffee Gear is my only choice when looking for machines. Very friendly customer service and unbeatable prices. I have this one refurbished and for me it appears NEW. Only missing is retail box. Thanks SCG (Posted on 10/1/2015)
Great machine but Ya Gotta Work at ItReview by NewYork NewYork
When my ten year old Saeco machine finally died, another Saeco was the only machine I'd ever be comfortable with. Improvements over the years were great and worthwhile. The new Saeco makes a great cup of coffee. But its so darn fussy. An engineer friend of mine with the same machine keeps a maintenance log under the machine. The water reservoir is too small. You can't make three cups without having to refill. All in all, it's a great machine but be prepared to perpetually need to fill and clean and empty and lube and descale. (Posted on 9/25/2015)
Nice upgradeReview by Mike
I bought my Saeco Intuita about two months ago from SCG. It heats up fast and produces good foam. Compared to my old Saeco Vienna, the grinder is quieter, and the pump seems stronger. The only downside is that the plastic for the water reservoir is too thin and flexes too much when full of water, This is not a problem with the dreg container because there is a lot less weight. Overall, I am happy with my purchase. (Posted on 9/4/2015)
Great machine for getting into espressoReview by ub3rn8
Despite some reviews, I haven't had any maintenance issues. I've been through a descaling process, and while it was time consuming; it completed successfully and was easy to perform if you follow the instructions. I constantly recommend this machine to my friends after they see how powerful the steamer is(steams hwc easily) produces a consistent "good" shot of espresso and is easy to maintain. I have pondered switching to a less automatic espresso machine, but this has saved me so much time and is still on par with anything you can get at a local shop. (Posted on 8/24/2015)
Great machine, great vendorReview by Pedro
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Warranty Information for the Saeco Intuita Espresso Machine - 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, read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.

Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our 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.

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