Meet Saeco's smallest superautomatic machine on the market - the Xsmall! Coming in just under a foot wide, this little soldier delivers the solid bean-to-cup functionality you've come to expect from Saeco, while leaving your counter top uncluttered. Its ergonomic design makes quick work out of everyday maintenance, such as filling the water reservoir or emptying the dump box. This machine's compact design also contributes to its energy saving features.
Features and Functionality of the Saeco Xsmall
Removable Brew Group: Remove, rinse, and re-insert to keep your superautomatic performing at its best.
Ceramic Burr Grinder: The adjustable grinder preserves aroma without overheating.
Energy-saving Mode: The Xsmall enters stand-by mode automatically after one hour, drawing minimal power.
Volumetric Controls: Set your preferred water volumes with two programmable buttons.
Auto-circuit Cleaning: Before it enters and when it returns from stand-by mode, the Xsmall automatically rinses the coffee circuit.
Small Footprint - As Saeco's smallest superauto available, this machine packs a lot of basic functionality into a small package.
Gettin' Jiggy with It - The finger guard vibrates as the grinder operates so that coffee beans fall into the grinder chute with ease.
No Bypass Doser - You won't be able to use pre-ground coffee with this machine.
No Oily Beans - We don't recommend using oily beans with this built-in grinder.
How Does it Compare?
Saeco's smallest superauto, the Xsmall incorporates a lot of basic functionality into a compact machine. Unlike other superautos, however, you cannot adjust dosage on the fly.
Tips and Tricks
For best results the Saeco Xsmall takes the Intenza water filter.
Product Weight (lbs.)
Auto Shut Off
Bean Hopper Capacity
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Warranty Information for the Saeco Xsmall Superautomatic Espresso Machine
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Convenient and Great Quality EspressoReview by Ann
I'm loving my Saeco superatutomatic. So much easier to use than my previous (also entry level) manual machine. Quick, efficient, and great espresso. I only marked it down a notch on quality because there's so much plastic.
The deal-sealer here was the terrific SCG package offer. It really makes this machine super affordable.
The only hurdle I've faced is that, being a former die-hard dark roast drinker, I've yet to find the perfect bean for this machine. I guess I'm not as much a fan of the acidic bite as many espresso drinkers, so I'm still seeking something smooth and mellow. I'm drinking a Kenya medium roast right now that's pretty darn close. Onward in that search ... (Posted on 9/6/2015)
Great machine, Review by Christy
We have had the machine for a few weeks and love it! It makes great coffee and espresso! It is super easy to use. I would totally recommend it. The customer service is awesome! (Posted on 7/27/2015)
Awesome Machine!!Review by Kathrine
Have owned this machine for a few weeks now. I have made 2-3 espresso's everyday and the machine performs like a champ. Easy to operate and the coffee is really good. Seattle Coffee Gear is top notch in its customer service Thank You!! (Posted on 6/10/2015)
Over all a good purchaseReview by Sonny
I have other expresso machines. I have good drip coffee machine. I have several hand pour over systems.
Over all very happy with produce. a good cup of coffee and good expresso. heats up quick. no work involved. Love this part, press a button twice out come 2 shots of expresso add coffee mate. I am set, most likely my expresso machine and drip coffee machine will be retiring.
My only complaint is mine has a guard over the bean hopper and not as shown on there video. my take it off as loading beans is time consuming (Posted on 6/9/2015)
Love it - Great for a small homeReview by Daniel
My wife and I love the xsmall. As others have mentioned, the reservoir isn't very large, the pucks and drip tray need to be emptied frequently. We keep ours right next to the kitchen sink so we don't have any issues with this at all. I love that it only takes a couple minutes to warm up and easily makes the four shots we use to get going in the morning.
This is our favorite purchase of 2015 so far. 4 months and no regrets so far. (Posted on 4/27/2015)
Love itReview by Sidi Jakite
Great little machine. You just have to get used to filling the water tank and bean hopper often, and emptying the dregs often. The coffee is delicious and the steamer works well. (Posted on 10/20/2014)
Great little unitReview by carlsal
I got this unit to replace an older model Saeco which gave up the ghost after 5 years. Ease of operation is great. I prefer this smaller size. It is easier to maintain and takes up a little less counter space. Granted it holds less water and beans, but we are a two person household which is perfect for us. In fact, filling up the coffee and water hopper, and emptying the grounds more often helps enforce the need to clean and maintain the Saeco as it should be. Truth be told, I got a little lazy which the larger unit.
It took a few days to adjust it properly and to break it in, but it brews wonderfully after break in. (Posted on 9/6/2014)
This espresso machine is perfect for 1 or 2 peopleReview by Espresso fanatic
The quality of the espresso from this machine is amazing. The crema, flavor and speed for a super automatic at this price level is great. Make sure to get a water filter so you don't have to descale as much. Its pretty low maintenance so far just hose off the brew group every week or so. The water tank is a little small; you can make about 2 coffees before a refill but the trade off is the small footprint; it fits it my tiny kitchen countertop next to the sink. (Posted on 7/18/2014)
Great coffee shop quality double latte every morning now!!Review by Sandi p
Takes a bit to figure it out but after that it's great. I've learned to keep a separate cup under dispenser during warm up to catch the purge of water and move it under spout at the beginning of steaming milk for another water purge before it's ready (you hear a thumping noise when it's time to put your milk under it). Also, after I steam milk the temp light flashes if you don't release hot water from the steam wand (using water/tea setting) until the light stops flashing and is steady. Just takes a second and you're good to go. No need to shut it down as another reviewer said. The rest is pretty obvious and well described in instructions (like when the lower red light goes on you are either out of beans or the grounds need to be emptied). BTW, don't empty drawer until the light goes on or it won't reset properly. It's easy now!! Delicious coffee is worth the effort. Oh and Customer Service is excellent!! (Posted on 7/14/2014)
excellentReview by adac
I love my new espressomachine. I highly recommend this product. Nice size to keep on the counter. (Posted on 2/23/2014)
Great machine, excellent expresso, fun to use!Review by Max
The XSmall machine is perfect for our lifestyle. The small footprint is perfect for our counter space. The espresso quality is excellent and the machine is fun to use. (Posted on 8/23/2013)
Does a nice job at a good priceReview by Irene
I should preface this by saying, I love coffee, but I'm not a coffee geek. My old job had a Saeco Vienna, but this is the first one I own.
I have had the Xsmall for about two weeks now, and I have been very happy with it.
The machine warms up quickly, and the pannarello wand works well to froth milk efficiently.
Great price for a superautomatic. This is especially great for someone like me, who is just venturing into the world of superautomatics. It's a great price for an entry-level machine.
Small water reservoir. I only brew a double shot (3 sometimes) in a day, so the capacity doesn't really bother me. But it is worth noting.
Machine feels a little plasticky, which it is. But it doesn't feel cheap or flimsy, but plasticky.
One piece of advice I'd give is to trust the machine's learning process. The first handful of brews were ok, but the espresso tasted a little weak, and the dregs did not come out in a puck. They looked kind of runny. But after a few more brews, everything came out beautifully.
I also took SCG's advice and used coffee beans that were not too oily.
(Posted on 6/12/2013)
Good machine for the price.Review by Mike
I've had the Xsmall for a few days so far and I'm impressed. I decided to upgrade from my cheap steam brewer and take the plunge into drinking better coffee and decided on a super automatic machine. You can literally have this machine up and running in about 5 minutes and it brews a good espresso from what I can tell (I’m relatively new at espresso since I always used a cheap machine to make them). It only took me about 4 or 5 minutes to make a cappuccino and it was easily just as good as any Starbucks or Caribou coffee drink. Given this machine won’t brew the perfect cup, but it gives a good consistent drink and the steam wand froths up milk fast and very smooth. Overall I am satisfied with the Xsmall and glad I bought it. I’ll give some pros and cons for what I think of the machine so far. The video on Seattle Coffee explains the machine better than I could here.
-fast: the machine warms up fast and brews quickly
-simple: two buttons control the brew size and you turn a knob for steam or hot water. It’s a very simple machine; there are no LCD screens, just 4 lights, 2 buttons and 1 knob.
-steam wand: heated up and frothed 16oz of milk in about 30 seconds.
- Lots of instruction manuals included, showing how to clean, prime and lube the machine.
-small water reservoir: you only get about 2 double shot brews before you need to refill (you can program the volume of water put in the shots, you get 2 double shots based off the factory settings)
-steam wand is in the way of the water reservoir: the steam wand doesn’t really get out of the way of the water reservoir so it can be a small annoyance to refill the reservoir
-machine has to learn how to brew the coffee you put in it: The instruction manual says that the Xsmall will adjust itself to the coffee you put in it to brew a better shot. This means that if the machine grinds the coffee and doesn’t “like” the feel of the coffee when it gets ready to brew it will kick out the grinds and try again. It did this to me once so far and it kind of threw me off since I hadn’t read up on the instructions. But, the next shot was really good so it must have been doing the right thing. Just be aware that the machine will kick out shots if it thinks the particular shot was bad.
I give the machine 4 out of 5 stars; it works great and brews a good shot of espresso. I left out a rating on the construction since it is a cheaper machine. I expected the overall construction to be below the more expensive machines since it was made out of plastic.
I would recommend buying the Xsmall if you want an affordable machine that brews good shots. (Posted on 12/27/2012)
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