67points

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500

83points

Philips Saeco Xelsis

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 vs Philips Saeco Xelsis

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis

Why is DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 better than Philips Saeco Xelsis?

  • Has burr grinder
    ?
  • 6.25% larger water tank
    ?

    1.7lvs1.6l
  • 5 more grind settings
    ?

    13vs8
  • 4.6kg lighter
    ?

    11.5kgvs16100g

Why is Philips Saeco Xelsis better than DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500?

  • 6 more programmable buttons
    ?

    6vs0
  • Has a steam wand
    ?
  • 40% bigger bean hopper
    ?

    350gvs250g
  • 20mm thinner
    ?

    420mmvs440mm
  • 4mm narrower
    ?

    280mmvs284mm
  • 10mm shorter
    ?

    370mmvs380mm
  • 8.36% less body volume
    ?

    43512cm³vs47484.8cm³

Price comparison

Philips Saeco Xelsis

Buy used:

$2,499.95

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Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco AquaClean Filter - 2 Pack
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$48.99
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$1,789.00
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco Decalcifier for Espresso Coffee Ma...Saeco Decalcifier for Espresso Coffee Machines, 250 ml, Pack of 3
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$77.99
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$41.62
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco AquaClean Filter
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$24.95

General info

1.thickness

440mm

420mm

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.
2.weight

11.5kg

16.1kg

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.
3.width

284mm

280mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.height

380mm

370mm

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

47484.8cm³

43512cm³

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

Components

1.has a touch screen
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.Has burr grinder
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
A burr grinder works in such a way that you can get a consistent, uniform size of grind each time, which is one of the key aspects of getting great tasting espresso. On the other hand an inferior blade grinder often leaves you with an inconsistent grind.
3.Has an integrated grinder
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
4.Cup clearance is adjustable
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
An adjustable cup clearance is useful when you wish to use larger cups and mugs, such as when making a latte macchiato.
5.Has a steam wand
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
6.dump box capacity

14

14

The machine automatically deposits the used coffee grounds or pods into the dump box after extraction. The dump box capacity shows how many drinks you can create before it is full.

Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
2.water tank capacity

1.7l

1.6l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
3.Has integrated filter
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
4.Has a hot water outlet
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
5.Water tank is transparent
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
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.

Maintenance

1.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
2.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
3.Has cleaning alert
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
4.Has sleep mode
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
6.Prevents overheating
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.programmable buttons

0

6

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.
2.Has one touch cappuccino
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.
3.Has integrated milk frother
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.
4.Has a pre-infusion function
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
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.
5.number of grind settings

13

8

A higher number of grind settings gives you more flexibility when choosing the fineness of your ground coffee. The particle size is important as a grind which is too coarse can produce weak tasting espresso, whereas a grind which is too fine can lead to a bitter taste.
6.Can brew and steam simultaneously
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
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.

Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
Philips Saeco Xelsis
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.

Price comparison

Philips Saeco Xelsis

Buy used:

$2,499.95

ProductStorePrice
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco AquaClean Filter - 2 Pack
Amazon logo
$48.99
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco Xelsis Super Automatic Espresso Ma...Saeco Xelsis Super Automatic Espresso Machine, Titanium Metal Front, SM7684/04
Amazon logo
$1,789.00
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco Decalcifier for Espresso Coffee Ma...Saeco Decalcifier for Espresso Coffee Machines, 250 ml, Pack of 3
Amazon logo
$33.90
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco PicoBaristo Super Automatic Espres...Saeco PicoBaristo Super Automatic Espresso Machine, Countertop, Piano Black, HD8927/37
Amazon logo
$989.00
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco AquaClean Filter - 4 Filters
Amazon logo
$77.99
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco CA6705/60 CA6705 Milk Circuit Clea...Saeco CA6705/60 CA6705 Milk Circuit Cleaner for Coffee Espresso Machines
Amazon logo
$13.99
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco Incanto Carafe Super Automatic Esp...Saeco Incanto Carafe Super Automatic Espresso Machine with AquaClean Filter, Stainless Steel, HD8917/48
Amazon logo
$990.00
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco CA6706/48 Maintenance Kit
Amazon logo
$41.62
Philips Saeco Xelsis AmazonSaeco AquaClean Filter
Amazon logo
$24.95

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