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Philips Saeco Xelsis

Philips Saeco Xelsis
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Philips Saeco Xelsis review: specs and price

Philips Saeco Xelsis
Philips Saeco Xelsis

Why is Philips Saeco Xelsis better than the average?

  • Programmable buttons
    6vs0.5
  • Dump box capacity
    14vs13.35
  • Bean hopper capacity
    350gvs266.53g
  • Volume
    43512cm³vs88233.19cm³

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General info

1.height

370mm

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2.volume

43512cm³

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8503.71cm³

3.thickness

420mm

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4.width

280mm

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111mm

5.weight

16.1kg

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Components

1.Has an integrated grinder
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

2.Has a steam wand
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

3.dump box capacity

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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4.Cup clearance is adjustable
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 cup warmer
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.

6.bean hopper capacity

350g

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

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800g

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Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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 a hot water outlet
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.

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Maintenance

1.Has sleep mode
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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 Xelsis

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

3.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

4.Has cleaning alert
Philips Saeco Xelsis

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

5.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
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.programmable buttons

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.

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6

2.Has one touch cappuccino
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

3.Has integrated milk frother
Philips Saeco Xelsis

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

4.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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5.milk frother capacity

0.5l

A larger integrated frother means it is possible to create more frothed milk for use in coffee-based drinks such as cappuccinos.

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6.Has a pre-infusion function
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.

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Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
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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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