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Xelsis Evo Superautomatic Espresso Machine
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Saeco Xelsis Evo Stainless Steel One Touch Espresso Machine

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Product Description

The Saeco Xelsis Evo is the most feature-full superautomatic espresso on the market. Xelsis Evo features a built-in ceramic grinder, all stainless steel casing, 6 programable user profiles - one for each family or office member and a choice of automatic or manual milk frothing options. Each profile can be programmed for a one-touch espresso, espresso lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato and caffe latte recipe. Recipes can vary the coffee strength, coffee and milk volume and temperature and amount of foam. Not into programming? Each of these can also be selected on the go. No matter your preference, the outcome is sure to be delicious.

Features & Functionality of the Saeco Xelsis Evo One Touch Espresso Machine

  • Touch Screen Display: Easily add up to six user profiles, with each profile allowing up to 9 customizable drinks. Don't have time to customize? Conveniently select from six one-touch options from the front screen.
  • Easy Clean Milk Carafe: Attachable milk container effortlessly froths and steams milk directly into your cup. The swivel arm aligns back with the container for a user-friendly rinse.
  • Fast Milk Mode: Selecting this function delivers hot frothed milk in a more timely manner, but also requires more energy and disables the machine’s Ecomode.
  • Steam & Hot Water Wand: Alternate between readily available hot water and perfecting your milk frothing skills with this dual purpose wand.
  • Water Tank: The removable 54 ounce water tank makes refilling a breeze.
  • Double Boiler: With two boilers, the Xelsis will always have hot water ready for whatever your espresso loving heart desires.
  • Saeco Brewing System (SBS): With this signature system you’re just a dial turn away from finding your ideal coffee strength and crema.
  • Bypass Doser: If your favorite coffee is only available pre-ground, have no fear! Brew your beloved blend using the bypass doser.
  • Time Tracker: Personalize up to three separate power-on times when utilizing the calendar setting.
  • Special Beverage Option: In addition to the usual cappuccino and espresso shot, choose from hot milk, steam, American coffee or espresso macchiato from the Special Beverage menu.
  • Programming: The Xelsis allows you to program the following options (if applicable) for each beverage type: Amount of coffee, pre-infusion length, coffee temperature, coffee length, milk length, milk foam and water length.
  • Modern Machine - This high tech beauty will keep you and your kitchen current.
  • An Espresso Machine Never Forgets - The programmable user profiles and personalized beverages will make sure your favorite drink is easily accessible and never forgotten!
  • Milk Options - Satisfy your inner barista by utilizing the manual frothing wand, or make the most of your time with the auto-frothing milk carafe.
  • Tall Machine - The Xelsis is slightly taller than other comparable superautomatics. Be sure to check your kitchen cabinet dimensions before ordering.
Ease of Care and Maintenance 4
Ease of Use 5
Overall Value for the Money 4

Additional Information

Model Number HD8954/47
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 11.00 inches
Depth 16.50 inches
Height 14.50 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 37.5000
Watts 1500W
Volts 120V
Programmability Yes
Case Material Plastic with Metal Finish
Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Cup Clearance 4.50 inches
Reservoir Size 54 ounces
Steam Wand Type Both Traditional & Panarello Functionality
Boiler Design Double Boiler
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On Yes
One-Touch Yes - Optional, with Steam Wand
Bean Hopper Capacity 12 ounces
Bypass Doser Yes

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How does this machine do with oily beans?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately none of the super automatic machines including this Saeco Xelsis will perform well using an oily bean, as the grinders are not easy to access and clean out. Over time coffee oils will cling to the grinder burrs and chute and harden, and the only way to clean them is having a technician at a service center clean and recalibrate the grinder. It is best to use a dry, matte finish, medium roast bean in this type of machine.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Apr 22, 2014
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What exactly is the American coffee option on this machine? I've tried to search around to figure it out and can't. Does it use a lower bar pressure to brew the coffee, or just make a shot of espresso with added water?
BDrew on Jul 7, 2015
Best Answer: It's just espresso with added water. Americano.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Aug 11, 2015
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As an addition to the "oily beans" question - how does one determine what is considered "oily?" It isn't like various roasters advertise how oily their beans are. Luck of the draw? Buy some and see how they look when you get them home? How does one determine just which beans will give the flavor desired AND the non-oily exterior that the machines desire? I guess I'm trying to figure out how oily "too oily" is.
darelldd d on Dec 13, 2014
Best Answer: Essentially, you are looking for beans that do not have any oily surface or patches on the beans. Typically a dark roast will have this oily surface, so we recommend using a light or medium roast with any superautomatic so that you don't get clogging in your grinder. You're wanting all of the beans that you put in to have a matte finish on the surface, and these will typically be a medium brown in color. If you're not sure, then the best way to tell is to look at the beans, and if they have any oily patches on them, we don't recommend it for a superauto.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Dec 13, 2014
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What is the height with bean door up?
A shopper on Jan 8, 2016
Best Answer: Measures right at 4 1/4 inches fully opened.
Reply · Report · mary e on Feb 5, 2016
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Is it possible to set a timer for the coffee maker to turn on automatically in the morning, like the Breville Double Boiler machine?
Another shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: No, this Saeco Xelsis does not have a timer to turn on automatically in the morning, however unlike the semiautomatic Breville Double Boiler there is not a 20-30 minute heat up time with this machine. A super automatic unit like this Saeco has plastic internals that are quick to heat up with a rinse cycle when you power the machine on. After this hot water runs through the unit you can begin brewing, and so you can power the machine up and have a cup fairly quickly- definitely under five minutes!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Aug 29, 2014
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What is the standard warranty for this machine from Saeco Philips? Do you guys extend the warranty free of charge, or at additional cost?
Gary C on Feb 7, 2016
Best Answer: The Xelsis comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty and Seattle Coffee Gear provides and additional year free. Up to two additional years can be purchased as well.
Reply · Report · SCG SStaff on Feb 7, 2016
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Does the Xelsis Evo hold 12.3 ozs or 10 ozs of coffee beans?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2015
Best Answer: 12 oz. hopper capacity
Reply · Report · Samantha BStaff on Nov 25, 2015
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I did not get a scoop for preground coffee with the machine. What is the correct amount to put in the preground chute?
ffdanf on Oct 21, 2015
Best Answer: One scoop is roughly 10 grams or so, which would equal out to about 1 to 1.5 tbs. I recommend starting out with that and if the machine just dumps the grounds out, try using less coffee grounds.
Reply · Report · Miranda GStaff on Oct 24, 2015
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What are the measurements of this machine? Your measurements contradict the manufacturers website. If your height (14.5") and depth measurements (16.5) are correct I can purchase this machine but if the manufacturer is correct (Height 16.5" and depth 14.5") then I can not. I want the height measurement with the lids closed.
Brigid G on Aug 22, 2015
Best Answer: I checked with another Xelsis and our measurements are what we have recorded. The measurements of the machine are height (14.5") and depth (16.5").
Reply · Report · Miranda GStaff on Oct 19, 2015
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I understand you can remove the front dual shot head if you want to use a taller mug. How tall of a mug can you use?
Is this measurement the same for the Exprellia Evo? We are deciding between the 2 machines.
A shopper on Aug 19, 2015
Saeco Xelsis Evo Stainless Steel One Touch Espresso Machine
Saeco Xelsis Evo Stainless Steel One Touch Espresso Machine
Saeco Exprelia Evo Superautomatic Espresso Machine
Saeco Exprelia Evo Superautomatic Espresso Machine
Best Answer: The Xelsis Evo has a cup clearance of 4.5 inches and the Exprelia Evo has a cup clearance of 4.25 inches.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Feb 2, 2016
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The Philips site lists the height of the machine as 16.5". Your site lists it as 14.5" and depth at 16.5". Which is correct?
A shopper on May 25, 2015
Best Answer: We list the machine height with the lid closed. So, if you have this under a counter, you'll want to take the lid clearance into account so you can easily remove the water reservoir.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Jun 20, 2015
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What kind of grinder this machine has? Ceramic or metal, I heard that the ceramic grinder in time doesn't give to coffee the burnt taste.
A shopper on May 18, 2015
Best Answer: This grinder uses ceramic burrs.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Jun 6, 2015
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Would you please tell me a good setting for the grinder and the sbs ? I use 100 % arabica beans, dark roast. I can't find the perfect setting :(
A shopper on May 4, 2015
Best Answer: We do not recommend using dark roast beans in your superautomatic machine. Those beans are too oily and will gum up your grinder. Switch to a medium roast, start with the coarsest setting and go from there.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on May 26, 2015
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I have this machine but all of a sudden the coffee isn't coming out from the spout it is dripping into the coffee dispenser portion of the machine. I took it apart and cleaned all of the moving parts, did a major clean, descaling, brewing cycle clean,new filter and greased all of the moving parts. It still isn't working properly. Any ideas on how to fix it or what it could be?

Judy M on Feb 7, 2015
Best Answer: Most likely, if you're getting more liquid into drip tray beneath the brew unit inside the door, you've probably got just a little bit too fine of a grind setting for the beans that you're using. It could be that originally the grind setting was just on the cusp of what the machine could brew with, but it's just not able to brew with that setting. If you've recently switched beans, got a new bag, or if the beans have staled some, you may need to adjust your grind setting.

I would suggest going 1-2 notches coarser with your grind setting, and be sure that you're using a medium roast so that you don't clog up your grinder. After you make the change to your grinder, brew about 3-4 cycles before you reevaluate if that setting is working for you. The grinder will need to clear out the mixture of grounds from the old and new settings so that you are 100% on the new setting.

The other suggestion that I would have it to make sure that if you do a pre-ground setting (but don't put any grounds in the bypass doser), do you get clear or tea colored water out of the spouts? If you don't get any water out of the spouts, then the spouts on the front might also be clogged, so you can pull off the spouts, soak them in hot soapy water, and then use a pipe cleaner to clean out both spouts, since this is an area that can be forgotten. :-)
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Feb 7, 2015
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What are the differences between the Xelsis Evo and the Xelsis ID?
Diego on Dec 31, 2014
Saeco Xelsis Evo Stainless Steel One Touch Espresso Machine
Saeco Xelsis Evo Stainless Steel One Touch Espresso Machine
Saeco Xelsis Stainless Steel One Touch - Digital ID - Certified Refurbished
Saeco Xelsis Stainless Steel One Touch - Digital ID - Certified Refurbished
Best Answer: The Xelsis with Digital ID is the older model. The milk will not be quite as warm as on the Xelsis Evo, but it does have a fingerprint reader to easily switch between users, and has a mirror finish on the stainless steel panels of the machine. The Xelsis Evo is a brushed stainless steel look, has a slightly different spout appearance, and utilizes the updated programming and carafe to achieve a slightly warmer temperature. However, it doesn't get the milk that much warmer than the original version, 110 degrees vs. 117/118 degrees. So, if you tend to like hotter milk, you could always use the traditional steam wand and steam the milk as hot as you would like, it just won't be dispensed into your cup automatically for you!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 1, 2015
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Is there an easy way to hook this unit or similar Saeco machines to a water feed such that you don't have to worry about filling the tank?
MarkL on Oct 24, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately we do not have kits for converting a machine like this Saeco Xelsis into a plumbable unit. I am not aware of a way to easily add direct water feed into this unit, but Saeco may have information on this if you contact them directly at 800-933-7876. Sorry I can't be of better assistance on this for you!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 24, 2014
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My machine is leaking water under unit???
Shannon L on Oct 21, 2014
Best Answer: If your Xelsis machine is leaking, the it could be an issue with the brew unit, drip tray, or water tank, and unfortunately is not something that we can diagnosis without more information. If you purchased the machine from us, give us a call with your order number at 866-372-4734 while you are with the machine. If you did not purchase from us, I would suggest contacting Saeco directly at 800-933-7876.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 21, 2014
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I am in the market to replace our Jura Z5. Can you help me understand what I can expect (like or dislike) with this unit over the Z5? I watched the video and understand the user settings this unit has, Also like the removable brew unit for cleaning. It also appears this Saeco gets quite hot which is great. Other things?
Timmy on Jan 8, 2016
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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 Xelsis Evo One Touch Espresso Machine

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 out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the Saeco Xelsis Evo One Touch Espresso Machine

  • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
  • Soap out water tank (if applicable) and drip tray every few days.
  • Clean and rinse the milk pitcher in soapy water every few days.
  • Remove the brew group and spray it down with hot water (no soap!) about once per week. Alternatively, the Xelsis can automatically clean the brew group using Cafiza cleaning tablets.
  • Wipe the brushed stainless casing with a damp rag or sponge. Casing can also be cleaned periodically with stainless steel cleaner/polish.

User Manuals for your Saeco Xelsis One Touch Superautomatic


Saeco Xelsis - Great MachineReview by Salvatore
I recently purchased a Xelsis by Saeco. I had a problem I couldn't clear. A phone to to Seattle Coffee Gear was answered immediately by a technician and she worked me through the problem over the phone. She then determined that the problem was not repairable by me and immediately started the process to exchange it. I received an email with a shipping label that I used to send back the malfunctioning unit and within 3 days I received the replacement which is perfect and it cost me nothing. It looks and performs like new and I love it. This machine is a real class act that produces outstanding drinks because you can modify the way it prepares drinks for 6 separate people. Adjust how strong, how hot, how much water, how much milk, how much foam, and how it pre-soaks the beans. Then when you're done it rinses and cleans itself. I only wish the water tank was bigger. Thanks to Seattle Coffee technical department and especially Terry who was patient and thorough at getting at the problem. (Posted on 10/29/2014)
Awesome machineReview by Amy R
Just to start out SCG is an awesome company and their customer service is top notch. We initially purchased the Delonghi Primadonna Exclusive. The first one showed up and made two drinks and than the screen froze. SCG immediately sent us a replacement and that one did the exact same thing. Long story short Delonghi and their customer service was less than desirable. We spent some time on the phone with them troubleshooting and the only decision they came up with was "we must have a batch of bad machines with faulty sensors out there". That's degintely not what you want to hear when you've spent $3,000.

We decided to go with this Saeco and have been nothing but pleased. The milk beverages are plenty hot since Saeco redesigned their milk carafe. The functionary is very intuitive and we haven't had any issues with a frozen touch screen like we did with the Delonghi. We're now SCG customers for life and Saeco fans. Do yourself a favor and save several hundred dollars and buy this machine. (Posted on 10/23/2014)

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