Saeco PicoBaristo HD8924/47 Superautomatic Espresso Machine

 

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  • – Top-loading Water and Beans
  • – AquaClean Filter
  • – Adjustable Grinder
  • – Removable Brew Group
  • – Milk Steaming Options
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Overview

Treat yourself to the latest and greatest in automatic espresso technology with the Saeco PicoBaristo Espresso Machine. Most superautomatic machines suffer from heavy maintenance requirements—not so with the PicoBaristo. This little barista is your solution for trouble-free mornings with automatic rinsing profiles, removable brew spouts, a dishwasher-safe brew group, and Saeco's new descale-free AquaClean filter. With your maintenance headaches handled, you'll be able to focus on the important things—like a good cup of coffee! The PicoBaristo maintains Saeco's quality brewing techniques with full programmability over your espresso and multiple options for milk steaming.

Features and Functionality

  • Milk Options - Choose between automatic frothing with the cappucinatore attachment or pick up a panarello-style wand for more manual steaming.
  • AquaClean Filter - Another new innovation by Saeco, the new sensor-equipped filter is monitored by on-board software, and eliminates the need to descale for 5,000 cups of coffee.
  • Café Crema - A dedicated 'Café Crema' button makes a full-dosed long shot that tastes like sweeter cup of drip coffee.
  • Adjustable Grinder - Dial-in your grind with the PicoBaristo's 10 grind settings.
  • Programming Prowess - Packed with a high-contrast screen and dedicated menu navigation buttons, the PicoBaristo gives you control over dose, temperature, shot length, and milk volume.
  • Top-loading Water and Beans - Both beans and water are accessible from the top of the machine, making it easy to top up both on the fly.
  • Removable Brew Group - Designed for hands-free maintenance, the brew group is easily removable and top rack dishwasher safe.
Pros
  • Less Cleaning Required - Saeco still leads the pack for easy machine maintenance. The new AquaClean filter, coupled with the removable brew group, spout and large drip tray means less work between you and your espresso.
  • Magnificent Menus - The new screen is bright and easy to read, and the dedicated navigation buttons do a fantastic job cleaning up Saeco's programming controls.
  • Top Tank - Moving the water tank to the top of the machine means you can refill the machine without removing the tank at all.
Cons
  • Tall Tray - The PicoBaristo's face is integrated into the drip tray. While still easy as ever to remove, the drip tray now carries an awkward tall piece along with it.
  • Top Tank - Depending on your cabinet height, this may also mean you have to pull out your machine to refill the tank.
How Does it Compare?

Saeco's new AquaClean filter system seeks to eliminate the regular need to descale, a common pain point in owning your own espresso machine. In a pinch, Saeco's Intenza water filter is also compatible.

Tips and Tricks

Like the Saeco Moltio, the PicoBaristo has buttons on either side of the drip tray that needs to be pushed in to remove.

Specs

Model Number HD8924/47
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 8.8 inches
Depth 17 inches
Height 13.3 inches; extra height required for bean hopper and reservoir
Product Weight (lbs.) 18.4500
Watts 1400W
Volts 120V
Programmability Dose, Milk Volume, Shot Time, Temperature
Case Material Stainless Steel/Plastic
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Cup Clearance 3.3" to 6.5" inches
Reservoir Size 1.6 L
Cup Warmer No
Warm Up: Brew Time 1:45
Boiler Design Thermoblock
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
One-Touch Yes
Milk System Capuccinatore/siphon, Panarello Wand
Bean Hopper Capacity 9.3 oz
Bypass Doser Yes
Material Metal and Plastic

Q&A

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Hi does it make regular drip coffee too?
Erin S on Feb 27, 2017
Best Answer: Nope! The closest you'll be able to make is either an Americano (espresso with hot water added) or a 'cafe crema' (Saeco's name for two espresso shots pulled with extra water through it). The first will give you a bit of a sweeter cup, while the second will give you a rounder flavor profile.
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What is the difference between this model and the Saeco GranBaristo Espresso Machine?
A shopper on Feb 6, 2017
Best Answer: It depends on which model of Gran Baristo you're referring to, but generally:

Gran Baristo:
narrower and deeper
variable pressure brew group
profile programming, extra drink options
milk carafe, one-touch drink options
touch-sensitive buttons

Pico Baristo:
Wider and shorter
Bigger drip tray and dump box
Classic Saeco brew group
AquaClean filter
Swappable Cappuccinatore/panarello
physical buttons

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Feb 7, 2017
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What is largest size cup of coffee brewed?
A shopper on Mar 17, 2017
Best Answer: The PicoBaristo is user-programmable. You can set it to pull any length of water through the brew group.
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What are the dimensions of the Saeco Pico Barista?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2017
Best Answer: 8.8'' W x 13.3'' H x 17'' D. Though you'll need extra clearance to open and remove the top-loading water tank.Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jan 14, 2017
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I would like to compare the saeco picobaristo to the Saeco Incanto HD8921 but I don't see a review for the Incanto. My other question is in regard to the milk jug. what is better, a jug attachment of the Cappuccinatore in regard to daily use?
Christine v on Mar 8, 2017
Best Answer: Hello!

The Incanto Deluxe model you listed is not currently available in the US, so there isn't a review available. That said the two machines are very similar, with the PicoBaristo having a better menu layout (with dedicated navigation buttons) and a removable spout to make clearance for taller travel mugs. AFAIK both use the new Saeco AquaClean filter in their reservoirs.

As for the differences between milk carafe and cappucinatore, the milk quality and temperature will be about the same in both systems. The carafe is, in my opinion, more convenient since you can store it in the fridge. That said, the cappucinatore is a bit easier to clean than a carafe, and can be switched out for a panarello wand for hotter milk and custom milk textures.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Mar 8, 2017
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Can this unit blow straight steam so that you can heat a coffee cup prior to making the drink?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2017
Best Answer: Yep! Though I prefer to pull hot water into the cup to warm it instead, it makes a bit less of a mess.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Mar 6, 2017
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how heavy is this machine (Pico Baristo)?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2017
Best Answer: Right around 18.5 pounds. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Feb 21, 2017
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Does this have a rapid steam function or do you need to wait betweeen steaming milk and brewing coffee?
Audrey P on Feb 5, 2017
Best Answer: It has two separate thermoblocks for brewing and steaming, so your wait is practically nonexistent between both functions.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Feb 21, 2017
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Is the warm-up brew time only when you are turning it on? What if the machine is already on, is the warm-up brew time the same?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2017
Best Answer: Hello! If you let the machine sit on for a while, it will need a short warm-up before brewing, less than on start-up however.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jan 14, 2017
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Can you use pre-ground coffee?
Rodney R on Mar 7, 2017
Best Answer: Yep! The PicoBaristo has a top-mounted bypass doser for ground coffee.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Mar 8, 2017
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Is there a US source for the AquaClean filter that comes with this unit? Do you plan to carry them in the future?
Blake H on Jan 13, 2017
Best Answer: Saeco's AquaClean Filters will become available in February!

Hope this helps!
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I am concerned that the Saeco Pico Baristo won't fit under my cabinet... what would be the total height including the space needed to open the water reservoir?
Jaime on Aug 3, 2017
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Reviews

Excellent for the HomeReview by Kris
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We got an excellent deal from the 20% automatic machine discount a while back. Finally, opened this model this weekend. Works like a charm, has excellent construction, and is very user friendly. Fresh off the line, it performs like a champ. You even have the ability to change the settings (longer shot, stronger brew, grind settings, more milk, & etc.). I would like to thank the SCG team for providing the excellent video reviews. This is a solid performer for your home needs. Amazing! (Posted on 8/6/2017)

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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 drip tray and water reservoir weekly.
  • Wipe out excess oils in your bean hopper before refilling.

  • User Manual

    Saeco PicoBaristo User Manual


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