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Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
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Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47 review: specs and price

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
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Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47

Why is Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47 better than the average?

  • Programmable buttons
    ?

    2vs0.5
  • Weight
    9kgvs9.36kg
  • Volume
    33465.6cm³vs88091.53cm³
  • Warranty period
    ?

    2vs1.78
  • Height
    315mmvs348.96mm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Krups Dolce Gusto Piccolo

2.3kg

9kg

2.volume
?

Best

DeLonghi Pixie

8503.71cm³

33465.6cm³

3.height
?

Best

DeLonghi Pixie

235mm

315mm

4.thickness
?

Best

Bosch Tassimo Joy

109mm

415mm

5.width
?

Best

DeLonghi Pixie

111mm

256mm

6.warranty period
?

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

Best

Bosch Tassimo Vivy

2

2

Components

1.Has burr grinder
?

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.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
2.Has an integrated grinder
?

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

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
3.Cup clearance is adjustable
?

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

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
4.dump box capacity
?

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.

Best

Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

20

8

5.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
6.bean hopper capacity
?

A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.

Best

Nuova Simonelli Prontobar

800g

250g

Water source

1.water tank capacity
?

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

Best

Quick Mill Monza Deluxe

3l

1.2l

2.Has a removable water tank
?

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

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
3.Has integrated filter
?

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
4.Has a hot water outlet
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A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
5.Has PID controller
?

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.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
6.Water tank is transparent
?

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.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47

Maintenance

1.Has cleaning alert
?

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
2.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
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The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
3.Indicates when drip tray is full
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With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47

Features

1.programmable buttons
?

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.

Best

Philips Saeco Xelsis

6

2

2.Has integrated milk frother
?

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

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
3.Has one touch cappuccino
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With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
4.Has a pre-infusion function
?

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.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
5.number of grind settings
?

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.

Best

Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

18

5

Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
?

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.

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47

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