Saeco Xelsis Digital ID

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Note:  This model has been discontinued by Philips Saeco. We would recommend looking at the Gaggia Accademia


Raising the bar for the entire industry, the Saeco Xelsis Digital ID Super-Automatic Espresso Machine introduces state-of-the-art fingerprint technology to recognize different users and deliver custom-made beverages. Six different user profiles can be stored in the machine and the Digital ID, located at the top of the unit, allows this Saeco model to identify the user and recall his or her preferences.


Created upon the flagship, one-touch Xelsis platform, this machine features top-of-the-line components from beginning to end, with a ceramic burr grinder, the Saeco Brewing System as well as manual and automatic milk options. The Saeco Xelsis Digital ID has a streamlined, user-friendly design with a touch-screen interface and intuitive navigation to allow for simple programming. It also is built with to impress, thanks to a stainless steel body and stunning chrome-plated accents. The Saeco Xelsis Digital ID is ideal for tech-savvy early adopters.


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Digital Fingerprint ID

A one-of-a-kind, the Saeco Xelsis Digital ID is the first home espresso machine to feature a fingerprint reader. Up to six different user profiles, complete with customized drink preferences, can be stored in the machine’s database and the Digital ID lets the unit quickly identify and access the appropriate user preferences. No more scrolling through the entire database to locate and select your user profile!

One-Touch and Programmable Drink Options

The Saeco Xelsis Digital ID can store up to six user profiles, each with six drink options. It is capable of making espresso, espresso lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, caffe latte, and a specialty beverage of your choice. All six drink options are programmable with the Saeco Aroma and Brewing Systems. The machine’s one-touch functionality means that the Xelsis Digital ID will dispense complete beverages into your cup. It will grind, tamp, brew, and steam or froth as necessary and deliver café quality beverages in seconds.

Saeco Brewing and Aroma Systems

The Saeco Brewing System lets you take control of the strength and consistency of your beverages with the twist of a dial. You can also dictate the length of the pre-infusion cycle using the Saeco Aroma System to fine-tune the flavor and aroma of your beverages. Set the Aroma System to on, off, or long as necessary.

Grinder, Bean Hopper and Doser

The Xelsis Digital ID has a durable ceramic burr grinder that delivers uniform grinds while minimizing heat transfer. It also has an automatic shut-off feature to ensure safe performance. An airtight, anti-UV bean hopper lets you safely store coffee. To use pre-ground instead of whole bean, simply switch from the grinder to the bypass doser.

Manual and Automatic Milk Options

The automatic milk system comes with a detachable carafe that can be stored in refrigerator to guarantee freshness. The Xelsis Digital ID will steam and froth milk, according to the beverage selected, and dispense the finished product right into your cup. It also has an automated rinse cycle to keep the system clean and free of obstruction. If you prefer to steam and froth your own milk, the Xelsis Digital ID will allow you to do so with an integrated stainless steal steam wand that doubles as a hot water dispenser.

Water Reservoir

This Saeco model has a 54oz removable reservoir with an integrated Intenza Water Filtration System to ensure fresh, great tasting beverages.

Convenient, Ergonomic Design

The water reservoir and bean hopper are both accessible from the top of the machine for easy cleaning and refilling. You can also access the removable brew group, dregs drawer, milk system and drip tray from the front of the machine for daily maintenance, if necessary. The brew group and dregs drawer can both be removed without disturbing the drip tray and milk system. The Xelsis Digital ID’s stainless steel body is made to be able to withstand daily use. The dimensions are as follows: 11”Wx14.5”Dx16.5”H; 37.5lbs.


This machine includes a 1 year warranty directly through Saeco and an additional limited 1 Year Extended Warranty from Whole Latte Love. See Extended Warranties.

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Misc Data
Manufacturer Philips
Model HD8946/47
Dimension - Width (Inches) 11
Dimension - Height (Inches) 16.5
Dimension - Depth (Inches) 14.5
Weight (lbs) 37.5
Watts 1500
Volts 120
Housing Materials Stainless Steel
Bean Hopper Material Plastic
Drip Tray Material Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Cover Material Stainless Steel
Removable Hopper No
Ground Coffee Container Material Plastic
Drain Line Adaptable No
Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer) 16
Easy To Rotate No
Power Cord Storage No
Tall Legs No
Power Cord Length (Inches) 48
Cup Height
Adjustable Height Yes
High (Inches) 6.5
Low (Inches) 3
One Touch cappuccino
One Touch Cappuccino Yes
One Touch Cappuccino Or Milk Carafe Milk Carafe
Adjustable Froth Quality Yes
Height (Inches) 5.5
Separate Manual Steam Wand Yes
Milk Carafe Type Plastic Attachable
Self-Cleaning Yes
Dishwasher Safe No
Frothing Wand
Material Plastic
Steam Wand Style Commercial Style
Wand Movement Rotating
Usable Length (Inches) 2.5
Height Off Counter (Inches) 5 Stars
Optional Cappucinotore No
Number Of Holes 1
No Burn Wand Yes
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands No
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed Reservoir
Reservoir Capacity (Oz) 54
Reservoir Material Plastic
Removable Yes
Reservoir Access Top
Reservoir Removable Yes
Water Level Visible No
Water Filter Mavea
Number Of Grind Settings 8
Type Of Controls Touch Screen
Display Type LCD
Programmable Brewing Yes
Brewing Light No
Temperature Control Yes
Adjustable Coffee Dosage Yes
Coffee Dosage Quantity 7-10.5
Cup Volume Control Yes
Programmable Power On Yes
Aroma / Flow Control Yes
Programmable Power Off Yes
Auto Shut Off Yes
Bypass Doser Yes
Pre-Infusion Yes
Low Water Warning Yes
Energy Savings Yes
Multiple Programmability Yes
Pressure Gauges No
Brew Temperature Display No
Cup Warmer
Material Stainless Steel
Size (Inches) 4x6
Passive / Active Active
Brew Group
Material Plastic
Type Automatic
Preheat No
Removable Yes
Self-Cleaning Yes
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers 2
Brew And Steam Simultaneously No
Rapid Steam Yes
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Type Thermoblock
Brew Boiler Watts 1400
Brew boiler Volume (Oz) Low
Brew Boiler Material Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum
Brew Boiler Heater Location External
Insulated No
Steam Boiler Data
Insulated No
Steam Boiler Type Thermoblock
Steam Boiler Watts 1400
Steam Boiler Volume (Oz) Low
Steam Boiler Material Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum
Steam Boiler Heater Location External
Pump Data
Pump Type Vibration
Maximum Pressure (Bar) 15
Self Priming Pump Yes
Grinder Data
Number Of Grind Settings 8
Hopper Capacity (Oz) 12
Burr Type Flat
Burr Material Ceramic
Freshness Lid Yes
Initial Heat Up (Seconds) 90
Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds) 180
Maintenance Alerts Yes
Descaler Used Durgol
Water Filter Mavea
Warranty (Years) 1
Country Of Manufacture Italy
NSF Certified No
Recommended Applications Home Use/Office
Available Internationally Yes
Service provided
Repairs By Saeco
Contact Number 800-933-7876

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