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Philips Saeco Xelsis

Philips Saeco Xelsis
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Philips Saeco Xelsis review: specs and price

Philips Saeco Xelsis

Why is Philips Saeco Xelsis better than the average?

  • Programmable buttons
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    6vs0.5
  • Dump box capacity
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    14vs13.34
  • Bean hopper capacity
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    350gvs266.53g

Price comparison

General info

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
3.weight

16.1kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.width

280mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

43512cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

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.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.
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.
4.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.
A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.
6.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.

Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
Philips Saeco Xelsis
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
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.

Maintenance

The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
4.Has sleep mode
Philips Saeco Xelsis
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Has cleaning alert
Philips Saeco Xelsis
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

Features

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.
2.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.
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.
4.Has one touch cappuccino
Philips Saeco Xelsis
With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.
5.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.
A larger integrated frother means it is possible to create more frothed milk for use in coffee-based drinks such as cappuccinos.

Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
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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