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Philips Saeco Exprelia

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Philips Saeco Exprelia review: specs and price

Philips Saeco Exprelia
Philips Saeco Exprelia

Why is Philips Saeco Exprelia better than the average?

  • Volume
    37044cm³vs88233.19cm³
  • Bean hopper capacity
    300gvs266.53g
  • Width
    245mmvs253.27mm

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General info

1.volume

37044cm³

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8503.71cm³

2.height

360mm

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235mm

3.width

245mm

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111mm

4.thickness

420mm

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109mm

5.weight

14.2kg

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2.3kg

6.warranty period

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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Components

1.Has burr grinder
Philips Saeco Exprelia

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.

2.Has an integrated grinder
Philips Saeco Exprelia

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.

3.has a touch screen
Philips Saeco Exprelia

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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4.Has a steam wand
Philips Saeco Exprelia

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.

5.Cup clearance is adjustable
Philips Saeco Exprelia

An adjustable cup clearance is useful when you wish to use larger cups and mugs, such as when making a latte macchiato.

6.Has cup warmer
Philips Saeco Exprelia

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.

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Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
Philips Saeco Exprelia

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.

2.water tank capacity

1.6l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

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3.Has integrated filter
Philips Saeco Exprelia

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
Philips Saeco Exprelia

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
Philips Saeco Exprelia

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.

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Maintenance

1.Has sleep mode
Philips Saeco Exprelia

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

2.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
Philips Saeco Exprelia

The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.

3.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
Philips Saeco Exprelia

The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.

4.Indicates when drip tray is full
Philips Saeco Exprelia

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

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Features

1.programmable buttons

0

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.

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2.Has one touch cappuccino
Philips Saeco Exprelia

With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.

3.Has integrated milk frother
Philips Saeco Exprelia

With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.

4.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Philips Saeco Exprelia

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.

5.number of grind settings

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.

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6.Has a pre-infusion function
Philips Saeco Exprelia

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.

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Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
Philips Saeco Exprelia

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.

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