100points

Breville Barista Express

16points

Saeco Via Venezia

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Breville Barista Express vs Saeco Via Venezia

Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia

Why is Breville Barista Express better than Saeco Via Venezia?

  • Has a pressure gauge
    ?
  • Indicates when drip tray is full
    ?
  • Has a commercial steam wand
    ?
  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has cleaning alert
    ?
  • Has a pre-infusion function
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  • Has dry puck feature
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  • Has PID controller
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Why is Saeco Via Venezia better than Breville Barista Express?

  • Water tank is transparent
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  • 30.2mm thinner
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    304.8mmvs335mm
  • 50.5mm shorter
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    317.5mmvs368mm
  • 31.72% less body volume
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    24580.6cm³vs35997.76cm³
  • 38mm narrower
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    254mmvs292mm

Price comparison

Breville Barista Express

ProductStorePrice
Breville Barista Express AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$599.95

Saeco Via Venezia

ProductStorePrice
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonPhilips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espr...Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ Milk Frother, Black, EP3221/44
Amazon logo
$599.95
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$599.95
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonSaeco HD8927/47 PicoBaristo Super Automa...Saeco HD8927/47 PicoBaristo Super Automatic Espresso Machine Stainless Steel (Renewed)
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$750.00
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonEspresso Machine, 20Bar Compact Espresso...Espresso Machine, 20Bar Compact Espresso and Cappuccino Maker with Milk Frother Wand, Professional Espresso Coffee Machine for Cappuccino and Latte, Stainless Steel
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$179.99
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonSaeco Xelsis Super Automatic Espresso Ma...Saeco Xelsis Super Automatic Espresso Machine, Titanium Metal Front, SM7684/04
Amazon logo
$1,599.00
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonCalphalon BVCLECMPBM1 Temp iQ Espresso M...Calphalon BVCLECMPBM1 Temp iQ Espresso Machine with Grinder and Steam Wand, Stainless
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$419.99
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonRancilio Silvia Pro Dual Boiler Dual PID...Rancilio Silvia Pro Dual Boiler Dual PID Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel
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$1,690.00
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonSaeco Decalcifier for Espresso Coffee Ma...Saeco Decalcifier for Espresso Coffee Machines, 250 ml, Pack of 2
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$19.03
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonLavazza BLUE Classy Mini Single Serve Es...Lavazza BLUE Classy Mini Single Serve Espresso Coffee Machine LB 300, 5.3" x 13" x 10.2" 2 Coffee selections: simple touch controls, 1 programmable free dose and 1 pre-set
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$69.99
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
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$229.95

General info

1.weight

4.08kg

8.16kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
3.thickness

335mm

304.8mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.height

368mm

317.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

35997.76cm³

24580.6cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.width

292mm

254mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
7.Uses ground coffee
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.

Components

1.Has a pressure gauge
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
2.Has a steam wand
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
3.Has a 58mm portafilter
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.
4.Has a commercial steam wand
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
5.Uses E61 group head
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
An E61 group head provides excellent temperature stability, a key aspect of producing great espresso. It also has the benefit of a passive pre-infusion feature.
6.Uses E61 brew group
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
The E61 brew group is the industry standard brew group for espresso machines, which delivers consistent, stable heat in order to help pull the perfect espresso.
7.Has an integrated grinder
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
8.Has a display
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
9.Has cup warmer
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.

Water source

1.Has PID controller
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
2.Has integrated filter
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
3.Water tank is transparent
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
4.Has a removable water tank
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
5.Has direct water connection
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
6.Has a hot water outlet
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has cleaning alert
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
3.Has dry puck feature
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
4.Has sleep mode
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
2.Has a pre-infusion function
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.
5.Has a shot timer
Breville Barista Express
Saeco Via Venezia
The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.

Price comparison

Breville Barista Express

ProductStorePrice
Breville Barista Express AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$599.95

Saeco Via Venezia

ProductStorePrice
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonPhilips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espr...Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ Milk Frother, Black, EP3221/44
Amazon logo
$599.95
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$599.95
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonSaeco HD8927/47 PicoBaristo Super Automa...Saeco HD8927/47 PicoBaristo Super Automatic Espresso Machine Stainless Steel (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$750.00
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonEspresso Machine, 20Bar Compact Espresso...Espresso Machine, 20Bar Compact Espresso and Cappuccino Maker with Milk Frother Wand, Professional Espresso Coffee Machine for Cappuccino and Latte, Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$179.99
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonSaeco Xelsis Super Automatic Espresso Ma...Saeco Xelsis Super Automatic Espresso Machine, Titanium Metal Front, SM7684/04
Amazon logo
$1,599.00
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonCalphalon BVCLECMPBM1 Temp iQ Espresso M...Calphalon BVCLECMPBM1 Temp iQ Espresso Machine with Grinder and Steam Wand, Stainless
Amazon logo
$419.99
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonRancilio Silvia Pro Dual Boiler Dual PID...Rancilio Silvia Pro Dual Boiler Dual PID Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$1,690.00
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonSaeco Decalcifier for Espresso Coffee Ma...Saeco Decalcifier for Espresso Coffee Machines, 250 ml, Pack of 2
Amazon logo
$19.03
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonLavazza BLUE Classy Mini Single Serve Es...Lavazza BLUE Classy Mini Single Serve Espresso Coffee Machine LB 300, 5.3" x 13" x 10.2" 2 Coffee selections: simple touch controls, 1 programmable free dose and 1 pre-set
Amazon logo
$69.99
Saeco Via Venezia AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
Amazon logo
$229.95

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