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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema review: specs and price

Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

Why is Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema better than the average?

  • Water tank capacity
    2.2lvs1.6l
  • Dump box capacity
    20vs13.35
  • Volume
    57456cm³vs88233.19cm³
  • Number of grind settings
    18vs9.53
  • Bean hopper capacity
    350gvs266.53g
  • Thickness
    380mmvs402.79mm

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General info

1.volume

57456cm³

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2.height

450mm

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3.width

336mm

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4.thickness

380mm

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5.weight

15kg

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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 Royal Gran Crema

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 Royal Gran Crema

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 Royal Gran Crema

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

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4.Has a steam wand
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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 Royal Gran Crema

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

6.dump box capacity

20

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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20

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Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

2.water tank capacity

2.2l

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

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3.Has integrated filter
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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 Royal Gran Crema

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

5.Has PID controller
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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.

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6.Water tank is transparent
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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 Royal Gran Crema

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

2.Indicates when drip tray is full
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

3.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

4.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

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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 Royal Gran Crema

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

3.Has integrated milk frother
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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 Royal Gran Crema

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.Has a pre-infusion function
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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.

6.number of grind settings

18

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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18

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Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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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