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richard frias

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at 07-04-2013 2:54pm
Saeco Odea Giro Plus
Saeco Odea Giro Plus

my giro plus has been leaking coffee for awhile --- now it is too much to deal with. Looks to be from behind the brew group. Maybe 2 small o rings on the nozzle behind the brew group and connects to it. Is that like or do i have another problem?

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techkathy Is the machine leaking brewed coffee or clear water or water mixed with coffee grounds?
Brewed coffee means that the source of the leak is the brew unit. You may need to clean/lubricate and replace the o rings in the brew unit. If the leak is clear water mixed with coffee grounds then you need to clean out the drain area behind the brew unit. If it is leaking clear water then it is probably the small o rings in the boiler spout.

07-09-2013 12:00pm |

Valerie Curry

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at 07-01-2013 8:43pm
Saeco Odea Giro Plus
Saeco Odea Giro Plus

Can I use ground espresso instead of beans in the odea giro plus?

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techkathy Unfortunately the Odea Giro does not have a bypass doser and can not use pre-ground coffee.

07-09-2013 12:31pm |

Yoseph Gurevich

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at 05-29-2013 5:58am
Saeco Odea Giro Plus
Saeco Odea Giro Plus

A few questions regarding this machine:
1) How does the wand perform? Is there any chance for latte art? Also, can you "upgrade" with other wands? I saw that the Gaggia Latte art wand works on the Vienna Plus, for example.
2) Putting price aside, would you go with the Vienna Plus or Odea Giro? My gut tells me the Vienna is built to last longer, but I like how the Odea Giro looks much more.

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mjackson ♦ Yoseph,
Yes you can use the Latte Art wand and you can then get better milk as it lets you steam and all you results are based on technique. The Giro will make a better shot because of ceramic burrs and also the aroma control that will help get a better result then the Vienna. The Vienna is hard to beat at the price but is a older technology. If you like straight espresso get the Odea.

06-13-2013 8:23am |

G Wald

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at 02-06-2013 10:37am
Saeco Odea Giro Plus
Saeco Odea Giro Plus

Do u guys ship products to Canada.Does ur free shipping apply if I buy a product over 50 dollars.

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Kristen C We do ship to Canada, however, Canadian orders will need to be placed over the phone with one of our Sales Representatives as there may be additional shipping charges. Please call our Sales Department at 1-888-411-5282 Option 1 to discuss pricing. Thanks!

02-06-2013 11:13am |

Greg Gilpatrick

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at 12-19-2012 9:10am
Saeco Odea Giro Plus
Saeco Odea Giro Plus

Somebody I know who has also one of these machines told me that they use beans intended for "coffee" instead of espresso. I noticed that there are warnings against using dark or oily beans with this machine - is that a difference between "coffee" and "espresso" beans? Is there another reason to stick with a certain kind of bean?

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mjackson ♦ Thanks and a great question. Just think of it this way coffee is coffee. Any coffee can be brewed as an espresso- espresso means brewed under pressure with a finer grind. An espresso blend is suited for making espresso. You want to use a light to medium espresso blend to help make sure your machine performs well for a long time. I agree a dark roasted bean such as french roast or espresso roast is not what you want to use in your machine. I hope this helps and enjoy some great coffee.

12-21-2012 8:34am |

al pomer

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at 11-24-2012 8:09pm
Saeco Odea Giro Plus
Saeco Odea Giro Plus

Does the Saeco Odea Giro Plus have a bypass doser? Is it any easier to change the beans to decaf than the Vienna Plus? Other than the ceramic burrs, in what way is the Odea giro better than the Vienna.

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A A Al,

Neither the Giro Plus nor the Vienna Plus have bypass dosers. So being able to use decaf beans when you have normal beans in the hoppers is not going to be any easier either way. The Giro Plus does have better clearance for larger cups - as the drip tray is able to come off and not interrupt the brewing. In regards to size, both machines are rather compact, with the Vienna being the shorter one in terms of depth (12.25"), and the Giro Plus being the smaller on in terms of width (11.5"). As you can see from the pictures, the Giro Plus is also a more modern, sleek design compared to the Vienna. Both machines how ever are well built and will serve you well for some time.

11-25-2012 10:09am |

darren gaylor

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at 06-19-2012 3:50pm
Saeco Odea Giro Plus
Saeco Odea Giro Plus

I am trying to figure out the difference between this machine and the Saeco Vienna Plus in Graphite. Which is the better one to buy? We currently have a 6 year old Saeco Vienna and it is starting to clock and leak water. Thanks!

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mjackson ♦ Darren,
I am a big fan of the Vienna at the price you cant beat it. I would suggest not using a dark or oily bean to have it perform best. The newer Saeco does have the ceramic burrs. I do like the Vienna and as you are already familiar stick with it. If you have leaking you may need to descale more often or try using a better soft water.

06-21-2012 10:20am |

zdropik

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at 06-05-2012 10:09pm
Saeco Odea Giro Plus
Saeco Odea Giro Plus

I want to know what is a good machine that under $500. I want a super automatic, a refurbished machine. A entry level machine and a good quality and cheap.
thank

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mjackson ♦ Zdropik,
i would take a close look at the Saeco Vienna for 399. It is a great price on a new machine that works well and certainly is priced right. You can make all the drinks and also it is a well designed machine. It does not have a lot of extra features but certainly will make a very good coffee.The secret to keep it working is not to use a dark or oily bean, and use soft water. If you do that you will be happy with the machine.

06-11-2012 8:59am |

Elizabeth W Lee

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at 04-05-2012 7:19pm
Saeco Odea Giro Plus
Saeco Odea Giro Plus

we are replacing a Gaggia Synchronicity Compact that we purchased from you years ago that finally died. do you feel the Saeco odea Plus is comparable? the reviews we read online were not great for that machine ..?? Should we look at the other Gaggia that is exclusive to Wholelotalatte (similar pricepoint). Thank you.

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mjackson ♦ I think you are accurate in your assessment of the Odea. In that price point I would look at the Saeco Vienna. It is a good machine for the money. It will be similar to the compact as far as drinks go. It does not have a bypass doser. If you want something almost exactly the same as your machine but nicer look at the Titanium. Call us if you have any questions and thanks for asking.

04-06-2012 9:34am |