Program your favorite drink for one-touch capability or manually froth milk on the handy steam wand. With the Saeco Xelsis Evo, the choice is yours! Perfect your favorite drink and save the settings by creating your own user profile. Each personalized profile saves up to nine drinks and is recognizable by the selected user icon. Choose a heart if you “heart coffee”, or a shamrock if you’re a lucky lad or lady. No time to program? Easily select a one-touch espresso, espresso lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato or caffelatte on the go. No matter the 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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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?
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. :-)
Saeco Xelsis Evo Stainless Steel One Touch Espresso Machine
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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