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Saeco PicoBaristo Carafe Superautomatic Espresso Machine

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One touch cappuccinos: no maintenance necessary. The Saeco PicoBaristo Carafe combines effortless espresso and cappuccino functionality with time-saving innovations that let you clean less and enjoy more. A software-tracked water filter system seeks to keep descale cycles to a minimum, while more regular maintenance like coffee and milk system rinsing is automated after every use. Other niceties include a dishwasher-safe brew unit, easy-access top-loaded bean and water reservoirs, and simple programming for temperature, dose, shot and milk length.

  • Milk System

    Carafe: Detachable milk carafe for automatic steaming.

    Siphon: A long tube that draws milk from a pitcher or jug for automatic steaming.

    Wand: A steam wand that gives you control over milk temperature and texture.

    None: No milk steaming capabilities.

  • One-touch Carafe: A plug-in milk carafe lets you brew one-touch cappuccinos and lattes—and stores in the fridge when not in use.
  • AquaClean Filter: A sensor-equipped water filter is monitored by on-board software, eliminating the need to descale for 5,000 cups of coffee.
  • Café Crema: A dedicated 'Café Crema' button makes a full-dosed long shot similar to a sweet 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.

  • Manufacturer
  • Milk System
  • Width
    8.8 inches
  • Depth
    17 inches
  • Height
    13.3 inches; extra height required for bean hopper and reservoir
  • Product Weight (lbs.)
  • Watts
  • Volts
  • Programmability
    Milk Volume, Temperature, Dose, Pre-infusion, Shot Time
  • Case Material
  • Boiler Material
    Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
  • Cup Clearance
    3.3" to 6.5" inches
  • Reservoir Size
    1.6 L
  • Cup Tray
  • Warm Up: Brew Time
  • Boiler Design
  • Water Sources
    Reservoir/Internal Tank
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Auto On
  • Pre-Infusion/Aroma
  • One-Touch
  • Bean Hopper Capacity
    9.3 oz
  • Bypass Doser
  • Material
    Metal and Plastic

Warranty Information

What it Covers: Philips Saeco espresso machines

Length: 1 Year; 2 years on the Saeco Xelsis

Who Supports the Warranty: Philips 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

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Auto On No No
Auto Shut Off Yes Yes Yes
Bean Hopper Capacity 10.5 oz 10 ounces 7 ounces
Boiler Design Thermoblock Thermoblock Thermoblock
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Bypass Doser Yes Yes Yes
Cup Clearance Adjustable: 3.5" to 5.5" Adjustable: 3 to 5.5 inches Adjustable; 3 to 5 inches
Cup Tray Yes Yes
Depth 17 inches 17 inches 18 inches
Height 13.5 inches 14.5 inches 14 inches
Milk System Panarello Wand LatteGo Capuccinatore/siphon
Programmability Milk Volume, Temperature, Dose, Shot Time Milk Volume, Temperature, Dose, Custom Drinks, Pre-infusion, Shot Time
Reservoir Size 1.8 L 1.8 L 1.3 liters
Warm Up: Brew Time 55 seconds 1:07 1:16
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank Reservoir/Internal Tank Reservoir/Internal Tank
Width 9.5 inches 9.5 inches 9.5 inches
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