Philips Saeco RI9946/47 Xelsis Digital ID Automatic Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel
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- Using finger print recognition technology the Xelsis Digital ID will program, store and recall up to 6 unique user profiles
- Each profile contains 9 beverages, fully customizable by strength, length and temperature as well as quantity and density of milk froth
- Wide and easy to read display allows one-touch functionality and intuitive handling
- Large external milk carafe with a built-in cappuccinatore hooks directly to the front of the machine, automatically frothing milk directly into the cup
- Easy to clean front access to removable brew group and used ground tray
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Trips to the coffee shop are a thing of the past when you use the Saeco Xelsis ID Automatic Espresso Machine. This automatic espresso machine provides multiple ways for you to customize your espresso using a simple interface, and a digital fingerprint ID system lets the Xelsis ID recall and make your preferred drink with one touch. The machine also includes a milk carafe that will deliver frothed milk straight to your cup.
Produces Rich Crema and Aroma
Insisting on bean-to-cup quality, the Xelsis ID brings Italian-style espresso home. With the touch of a button, it will produce true Italian espresso, with its signature dark color, rich layer of crema, fragrant taste, and intense aroma.
An adjustable, built-in ceramic grinder, a protective coffee bean hopper, and a removable 54-ounce water tank with an Intenza water filter ensure consistent quality and clean taste. Saeco's optional Aroma System pre-brewing cycle injects hot water into ground coffee to maximize flavor extraction.
Make Customized Coffee with Saeco Brewing System
An intuitive touch user interface allows you to easily program your espresso and milk preferences into the machine so you can prepare your drink with the press of a button. The Xelsis ID features Saeco Brewing System technology, which allows you customize the strength and consistency of your coffee using a simple dial.
In addition, an integrated, automatic milk carafe adds perfectly frothed milk directly to your cup. You can also froth milk manually using the hot water wand, which provides filtered hot water for other beverages.
Fingerprint ID System Remembers Your Drink
Program the Xelsis ID to remember personalized coffee drinks for six users. A digital fingerprint ID system allows the machine to recall each user profile with the touch of your finger. This way, everyone in the family can easily make their preferred drink.
Efficient Design for Easy Cleaning
The Xelsis ID's clever design includes a bean hopper--accessible from the top of the machine--with a tight seal to keep beans fresh and a wheel base to making rotating it easy. The grounds tray and brew group can be removed from the front of the machine for cleaning. In addition, an automatic cleaning cycle keeps the milk carafe fresh between uses.
Philips Saeco machines switch off automatically one hour after use.
All Philips Saeco machines are tested with coffee. Although they have been carefully cleaned there might be some coffee residue in the machine. We guarantee however that the machine is absolutely new and recommend that you read the instructions before use.
The Philips Saeco Xelsis ID is backed by a limited one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Saeco Xelsis ID Automatic Espresso Machine (stainless steel), removable water tank, milk carafe, Intenza water filter, cleaning brush, pre-ground coffee measuring scoop, brew group lubricant, descaling solution, and instructions.
with the touch of a finger.
froths milk into your cup.
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But here is what makes this special.
I no longer have make coffee myself. I just push a button. nice.
BUT, it seems like almost every super-auto doesn't heat up the milk enough. My Xelsis get the milk to about 105F. I like it at 150-160F. So, easy enough to fix but takes another 30 secs. I have to push the 'special' (yeah, that's what it's called)button to get the option for MORE hot milk (not hotter just more) as the drink options don't allow for enough milk vs. coffee (for my preference) and then once again for steam. But the steaming wand is ready within a second and the process of getting my mildly warm latte from 105 to 150 is about 25 seconds, which is outstanding!
So, I do recommend this Super-A to anyone that wants a machine to remember their preferences for many people (6)and have the option to change it easily. You will have to tweak your settings a lot before you get it just right. So many variables but the menu system is so easy to use you really don't have to worry. I'm drinking my Xelsis latte right now in fact!
One nice surprise is that the machine is 16 inches tall. The specs I read online somewhere indicated it was 20 inches tall which would have meant it would not fit under any of our kitchen cabinets. We were pleasantly surprised that it was only about an inch taller than the Vienna Deluxe machine and fits easily under our cabinets. It's a beautiful looking machine as well - a nice addition to our kitchen.
Tried all the different coffees - with 2% milk it really froths and creams up milk incredibly - quite a nice surprise. Cappuccino's and lattes are superb. The carafe is a great design - you can pop it off easily and put it in the fridge when not needed.
Only complaints so far are that it has a surprisingly small water reservoir (appears to be even smaller than the one on the Vienna Deluxe) and it makes overly strong coffees for our taste (my wife is European and she was complaint the old machine was too weak but the new machine is too strong). You also have to move it out sideways from under the cabinet in order to open the lid and lift the water reservoir all the way up and out of the machine. On our Vienna Deluxe, the reservoir detached easily from the top and could be filled and replaced without having to move the machine out from under the cabinet. The Xelsis does have a pour spout hole so you don't have to remove the reservoir to fill it, but you still have to move the machine out from under the cabinet to fully open the top lid to pour water into it. Regarding the high default coffee strength, even the American coffee grinds 2 loads to make a single cup and we've been unable (quickly) to figure out how to lessen the strength. The "SBS" knob on the front which is supposed to control strength does not seem to have much (any?) effect on what comes out. The American Coffee setting appears to be hard programmed in and not adjustable (think I even read that somewhere). So now I am into the manual to see how to adjust settings for individual users and see if we can weaken what comes out down a bit. I'll post more on the progress later. About to try to figure out how to use the fingerprint reader - no mention of such in the quick start either.
Awesome machine - hopefully we'll figure out how to customize the strength to our tastes.
Update 1: We have fully figured out how to use the fingerprint ID and User Settings and weaken the coffee to our tastes. American Coffee settings are etched in Stone as far as strength - it appears it will always ground and squeeze two sets of beans for each individual cup which is very strong. However, we were able to customize the "Espresso Lungo" (Tall Espresso) settings to make a weaker and taller cup of coffee and it is much more to our taste now. In fact, we actually strengthened it up a bit using the SBS knob on the front. You can also add more coffee to the grind if you want it even a bit stronger. I set the "length" higher (which is the amount of water or cup size effectively) just below the max setting, increased the heat setting (I add cream later), and changed the grind amount (effectively the strength from the amount of beans taken in) from the two beans to the one bean icon).
My wife just tried fat free milk in the carafe and made an extremely frothy and smooth Latte Macchiato. I'm stunned that fat free milk froths up this well. A good technique with this and cappuccinos if you want them sweetened is to use a wide based cup and spread the sugar or sweetener across the bottom so when the hot milk hits it, it blends in somewhat as the cup is being filled and you get a sweetened froth.
By the way, don't under estimate the usefulness of being able to have custom settings for all coffee types for up to 6 users. We have three coffee drinkers in our home and each is already tweaking things like strength, amount (length), and heat given the amounts of creamers, black coffee drinking, small cups and taller cups they like to make. The fingerprint reader is cute, but it's just as quick to hit the "User Menu" button and down arrow to your user name (and yes - you can type in up to a 6 character name for each user if you don't want to use the provided symbols).
** 6 Month Update ** - Enjoying the machine. Only issue we've had is we overfilled the separate decaffeinated ground coffee intake once and it clogged up the outlet where the coffee comes out and it stopped working. Had to figure out what was going on and blow out the tube to get it working again. We are very happy with the unit and have been making anywhere from about 6 - 15 cups of coffee per day. Great machine!
1) I read several reviews from individuals stating coffee was a little on the strong side. You need to understand, this is a European Espresso machine. In Europe, they like it strong, significantly stronger than the US. That said, there is a lot of flexibility when it comes to adjusting the strength, grind etc. With this machine, you have the ability to initially set up a profile and modify strength, temperature, and several other options, customized to you specifically. You can store up to six profiles. Pretty cool. In addition, while your coffee is brewing, you have the ability, using the small dial in the front of the machine to also modify your brew strengthening it or weakening it. You can do this with any of the 6 pre-programmed styles, expresso, expresso-lungo, americano, etc. Lastly, while your coffee is grinding, you can adjust the grind size inside as well. So there is a lot of flexibility when it comes to strength. The pre-programmed strengths are programmed based on European tastes.
If you like weak American coffee, don't waste your money on this machine! It is designed for traditional European brews and if that is what you are after, it won't disappoint!
2) Love the finger print profiles, quickly recall your settings, really cool.
3) Agree, drip tray (there are two) one inside the machine and one outside. It is the one inside the machine that fills quickly. In addition, I find the grind waste bin fills quickly as well. But reality, shouldn't leave a large reservoir of coffee and water inside the machine anyway. Keep the kitchen clean and clean frequently!
4) By the way, cleaning is pretty automatic. You have to descale and clean monthly. You should also run hot steam and water through everything after each use. Water filter is nice, but I use Fiji and other spring water in mine, avoid tap water! Always brew with fresh, pure water. I find it makes a big difference and will help the machine last longer even if the coffee gets more expensive.
5) Machine looks beautiful. Saw a review that said it was plastic, not sure where that came from, this machine is solid stainless outside and definitely does not look cheap. It better not for the price. I think they did a great job with the design. It looks stunning on the counter.
Overall, if you are in the market for a high end machine, this is your baby! It will not disappoint!