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Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47

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Philips Saeco Xelsis

Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
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Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47 vs Philips Saeco Xelsis

Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

Why is Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47 better than Philips Saeco Xelsis?

  • Has burr grinder
  • Has integrated filter
  • 30mm shorter
    340mmvs370mm
  • Water tank is transparent
  • 11.99% less body volume
    38297.6cm³vs43512cm³
  • 8.1kg lighter
    8kgvs16100g
  • 24mm narrower
    256mmvs280mm

Why is Philips Saeco Xelsis better than Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47?

  • 6.67% larger water tank
    1.6lvs1.5l
  • Has one touch cappuccino
  • 4 Greater dump box capacity
    14vs10
  • Has cup warmer
  • Has integrated milk frother
  • 3 more grind settings
    8vs5
  • Has cleaning alert
  • 16.67% bigger bean hopper
    350gvs300g

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General info

1.height

340mm

370mm

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2.volume

38297.6cm³

43512cm³

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8503.71cm³

3.thickness

440mm

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4.width

256mm

280mm

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5.weight

8kg

16.1kg

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Components

1.Has burr grinder
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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.

2.Has an integrated grinder
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

3.Has a steam wand
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

4.dump box capacity

10

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.

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5.Cup clearance is adjustable
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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.

6.Has cup warmer
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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.water tank capacity

1.5l

1.6l

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

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2.Has a removable water tank
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

3.Has integrated filter
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
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
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
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
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
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.

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Maintenance

1.Has sleep mode
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Philips Saeco Xelsis

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 Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

3.Has cleaning alert
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

4.Indicates when drip tray is full
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

5.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

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Features

1.Has one touch cappuccino
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Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

2.Has integrated milk frother
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

3.number of grind settings

5

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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4.Has a pre-infusion function
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
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.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
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.

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Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
Philips Saeco Intelia HD8751/47
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.

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