Saeco Moltio Carafe HD8869/47 Superautomatic Espresso Machine

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  • – Removable Milk Carafe
  • – Front-access Water Tank and Grounds Box
  • – Dishwasher-safe Brew Group
  • – Two Interchangeable Bean Hoppers
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Overview

Choice is key with the Saeco Moltio Carafe Superautomatic Espresso Machine. An ideal combination of Saeco's best effort-saving features, the Moltio offers options for the discerning convenience coffee drinker. Looking to find the best bean? The Moltio's removable bean hoppers make it easy to run two coffees at a time. Latte lover? The Moltio has a removable carafe that you can store in the fridge for one-touch milk drinks. Coupled with Saeco's dishwasher-safe removable brew unit and simple programming, this may be Saeco's simplest machine yet.

Features and Functionality

  • Hot-swap Bean Hoppers - Two interchangeable 8.8-ounce bean hoppers lets you swap between roasts on the fly.
  • Plug-and-play Carafe - Keep your carafe filled up and in the fridge for quicker cappuccinos.
  • Dishwasher-safe Brew Group - Pop out your brew group for easy cleaning.
  • Double Tap Brewing - Tap your favorite drink button twice to brew back-to-back drinks.
  • Front-access - Water tank and grounds box live behind the drip tray for easy emptying or refilling without moving the machine.
  • Intuitive Programming - Saeco's simple press-and-hold programming makes it easy to adjust milk and coffee volume.
Pros
  • Bean Hoppers - The Moltio is one of the few superautomatics on the market that features a user-removable bean hopper (and includes a second hopper). If you love trying new coffees, or a a frequent decaf drinker, this is a must.
  • Milk Carafe - While not as hot as manual steam wands, the convenience of on-demand milk more than makes up for it. Not a milk drinker? The Moltio also comes with a hot water spout you can put in place of the carafe!
  • Cool Colors - We love the dark gray case and chromed accents.
Cons
  • Bad Buttons - The plastic cut-out buttons feel pretty chintzy and insubstantial.
  • Bigger - The Moltio may be more capable than other superautomatics, but it comes at the cost of a blocky footprint.
How Does it Compare?

A step below the Saeco Gran Baristo, The Moltio is a little bigger and lacks profile programming. It does add physical buttons and a wider trip tray however.

Tips and Tricks
  • The drip tray locks in! Buttons are located on both sides at the back of the tray.
  • Like most of Saeco's automatic frothers, water condenses in the top section of the carafe. When making a milk drink, make sure to put your cup under the spout after the first burst of water is purged.
  • Careful! It's pretty easy to pull steam through the hot water spout by accident.

Specs

Model Number HD8869/47
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 10 inches
Depth 19.5 inches with cord
Height 14 inches; more clearance required for hopper and bypass doser
Product Weight (lbs.) 18.7500
Watts 1850W
Volts 120V
Programmability Dose, Milk Volume, Shot Time, Temperature
Case Material Plastic with Metal Finish
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Cup Clearance 5.5 inches
Reservoir Size 1.8 L
Cup Warmer Yes
Warm Up: Brew Time 1:06
Boiler Design Thermoblock
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
One-Touch Yes
Milk System Carafe
Bean Hopper Capacity 8.8 ounces each
Bypass Doser Yes
Material Plastic

Q&A

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Do you have any advice on choosing the Saeco 8869 vs 8924? Which machine is the best choice in this approximate price range? Thanks!
Michael C on May 1, 2017
Best Answer: That's a tough one! They are comparable for espresso, but differ in milk systems and other main features.

The Moltio:
Has removable bean hoppers which are great for trying new beans or if you drink decaf
Has a front-facing reservoir, which is great if you have short cabinets
Has a milk carafe you can detach and leave in the fridge
But its a bit wider than the PicoBaristo

The PicoBaristo:
Can use either manual or automatic frothing (more flexible) and is better for alternative milks
Has a nicer screen and menu layout
Has the new AquaClean filter which is nice for less maintenance
But its deeper than the Moltio and the water tank is located at the top of the machine

I lean toward the PicoBaristo, but you'll be happy with either machine!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on May 8, 2017
I see one of the buttons is for latte macchiato. Can it make a regular latte?
Mikey on Jul 10, 2017
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How much clearance do you need to change the hopper? Thanks
A shopper on Aug 10, 2017
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What is the Max temperature?
Kimberly M on Sep 5, 2017
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Does this machine have the self descaling feature?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2017
Best Answer: There is a descaling procedure that needs to be done periodically. It involves putting a descaling solution in the water container and activating the descaling process, after which everything needs to be rinsed. Is that self descaling? Not sure what that means, but hope the above helps
Reply · Report · Douglas M on Sep 5, 2017
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Can you used ground coffee in the Moltio Carafe machine?
A shopper on May 19, 2017
Best Answer: Yep! It has a bypass doser for ground coffee located on top of the machine.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on May 22, 2017
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Reviews

Great MachineReview by Daniel
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This is my third Saeco automatic machine in 13 years this is the best by far love the milk carafe easy to use. The only improvement would be to have little more room to place your cup under the coffee spout when the milk carafe is in place tight fit for some of my cups. Over all great machine would buy again.
My other Saeco machine are still working great, have pass them on to friends including my first super automatic I bought 13 years ago. (Posted on 6/3/2017)

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Saeco espresso machines, coffee makers and grinders

Length: 1 Year

Who Supports the Warranty: Saeco

Warranty Contact Information: 800-933-7876

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes (Espresso machines only)

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


Care and Maintenance

  • Soap out dump box and drip tray weekly.
  • Wash brew group every other week depending on usage.
  • Soap out milk carafe between refills.
  • Descale every 2 to 3 months; depending on water hardness and filter use.

  • User Manual

    Saeco Moltio Carafe HD8869/47 User Manual


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