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Java fans often cite ease of use and convenience among the top qualities that make a super-automatic espresso machine so appealing; the Saeco Vienna Plus embodies these traits to a T. With its intuitive push-button controls, programmable settings, and automated functions, this Saeco model is sure to please!
Exclusive to Saeco, the Aroma System is a pre-brewing cycle that infuses your coffee grounds with hot water to maximize flavor extraction—giving you rich espresso with the push of a button! If you’re a latte or cappuccino drinker, you’ll be delighted with the steam wand, which comes equipped with a Pannarello attachment to create the best milk consistency for your beverages. Hot water is also readily available through the steam wand—a great benefit for soup or tea lovers. Available in silver or graphite, the Vienna Plus is a sleek, performance-driven machine that will let you skip those café lines in favor of rich, home-made brews. This machine includes a 1 year warranty directly through Saeco.
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Features and Benefits
The Vienna Plus comes equipped with an adjustable conical burr grinder to accommodate your favorite beans. The grinder is both quiet and durable; for your safety it has an automatic shut-off feature. Best of all, the Vienna Plus comes with OptiDose, which lets you adjust the amount beans ground for each serving—ensuring that you get fresh coffee with every cup.
Simple Cleaning and Maintenance
The brew group is removable for chemical-free cleaning; simply rinse it with tap water to keep your machine in tip-top shape. The Vienna Plus also features a removable 57 oz water tank for hassle-free cleaning and refilling. In addition, the dregs drawer and drip tray can be easily removed for fast and easy maintenance.
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|Dimension - Width (Inches)||15|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||15.5|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||14|
|Drip Tray Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz)||22|
|Drain Line Adaptable||No|
|Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer)||15|
|Easy To Rotate||Yes|
|Power Cord Length (Inches)||48|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino||No|
|Steam Wand Style||Pannarello|
|Usable Length (Inches)||3.75|
|Height Off Counter (Inches)||4.5|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|No Burn Wand||No|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands||No|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||57|
|Water Level Visible||Yes|
|Type Of Controls||Push Button|
|Display Type||Indicator Lights|
|Adjustable Coffee Dosage||Yes|
|Coffee Dosage Quantity||6-9.|
|Cup Volume Control||Yes|
|Aroma / Flow Control||No|
|Low Water Warning||Yes|
|Number Of Boilers||1|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously||No|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Brew Boiler Watts||1250|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Brew Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Steam Boiler Data|
|Steam Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Number Of Grind Settings||18|
|Hopper Capacity (Oz)||12|
|Burr Material||Stainless Steel|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||120|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds)||300|
|Descaler Used||Urnex Cleancaf|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Recommended Applications||Home Use|
|Repairs By||Whole Latte Love|
Q & ABack to Top
My Vienna started making a squeal type noise while dispensing espresso, the machine is 3 months old. It still appears to make a great cup. I've descaled it and I clean the brew group weekly any ideas?
Answer by techkathy
Try cleaning the coffee spouts on the door
1. what specific type of descaler is recommended for this machine? 2. is the default water filter fine or would upgrading to the saeco 'intenza' be recommended? 3. does the grinder ever need to be cleaned or have any product used on it for cleaning/maintenance? thanks for your help!!
Answer by techkathy
1) Durgol is your best bet for descaling. 2) The Intenza filters will not fit in the Saeco Vienna model 3) The grinder would only need to be cleaned if you used a very oily coffee or moisture somehow got into the grinder.
which is a better option, the saeco vienna plus @$395 or Gaggia New Baby Semi-Auto Gaggia MDF for $460ish total. regarding quality / ease of use / time useage. ive never had a semi or fully auto machine before. thanks!!
Answer by A
Brian, If you are looking for a full auto, then the Vienna Plus is a great entry level machine. It is rock solid and produces quality espresso time after time with no skill needed. It will certainly be the fastest of the two when it comes to making your drinks. The New Baby will require a...
What is the correct way to descale the Saeco Vienna Plus? Which product do you recommend?
Answer by Tracys
I would recommend Urnex cleancaf. For best results mix the cleaning packet in a bowl first. When complete pour the solution in your water tank and fill with cold water. Here is a link to the cleaner http://www.wholelattelove.com/Urnex/cleancaf.cfm