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Saeco Xelsis Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

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Hate waking up in the morning, stumbling over to the espresso machine only to find your drink settings have been tampered with? Don’t let it happen again, with the Saeco Xelsis super-automatic espresso machine. With its Multi-Function and Multi-User settings, the Xelsis can be programmed to cater to the specific drink preferences of up to six different users. That means everyone in your household can create a personal profile and program their drink volume, temperature and strength settings for truly customized beverages on demand.

Not just a coffee machine, the Xelsis has a sophisticated milk system to indulge latte, cappuccino, and macchiato drinkers. An external milk carafe allows you to store the container in the fridge to ensure freshness; when needed, it easily attaches to the machine for instant steaming and frothing. As with most high-end Saeco super-automatic machines, the Xelsis comes equipped with a number of user-friendly features including: the Saeco Brewing and Aroma Systems, a ceramic disc grinder, removable water reservoir with Intenza filter, and automated cleaning cycles. The Xelsis also has a touch-screen interface that makes programming intuitive and hassle-free. This turnkey espresso machine is great for the busy, modern household.


Grinder, Bean Hopper, and Bypass Doser

The integrated heavy-duty ceramic disc grinder allows for precision grinding. The ceramic discs, or burrs, have the advantage of being more durable than their stainless steel counterparts; you’ll also be able to achieve a finer grind. This remarkably quiet grinder has an automatic shut-off feature and the grind fineness can be easily adjusted by the user. In addition, the Xelsis has a bean hopper, equipped with an airtight-sealed, anti-UV coated lid, to preserve your beans. A bypass doser gives you the option of skipping grinder in favor of pre-ground coffee.

Saeco Brewing System

A dial, located on the front of the machine, allows you to control the Saeco Brewing System. With this unique system, you can select the strength and consistency of your coffee to achieve the desired beverage. The Xelsis is backed by a powerful 1500-watt heating element or robust brewing operations. In addition, this model has double boilers, one for steaming and another for hot water dispensing.

Saeco Aroma System

The Xelsis features the Saeco Aroma System, a programmable pre-infusion cycle that infuses hot water into the coffee to extract the full flavor and aroma of your grounds. You can adjust the Aroma System by turning it on, off, or prolonging the cycle.

Multi-Function & Multi-User Feature

Customize drink volume, strength, or temperature, and other preferences for up to six users with the Multi-Function and Multi-User Feature. The Xelsis will remember every user profile and automatically activate the corresponding settings.

Milk System

The Saeco Xelsis has an innovative milk management system that features a detachable carafe. The milk container can be removed and stored in the refrigerator for your convenience. Once the milk container is attached to the machine, the Xelsis will steam or froth milk, according the beverage selected, and dispense the milk directly into your cup. An automated rinse cycle helps to keep the machine clean and free of build-up. You also have the option of manually steaming your milk using the steam wand/hot water dispenser.

Touch-Screen Controls

The illuminated touch-panel is both easy-to-read and intuitive. The controls have one-touch functionality and icon-based displays help guide you through the drink selection process.

Water Dispenser

Get hot water on demand for hot chocolate, tea, or even oatmeal. The water dispenser also doubles as a steam wand, allowing you to manually steam or froth your milk.

Water Tank

The Xelsis has a removable 54oz water tank with an Intenza water filter. Along with the bean hopper, the water tank is easily accessible from the top of the machine for hassle-free cleaning and refilling.


The Xelsis has a durable, stainless steel frame and a sleek, modern design. The base of the machine has a sliding wheel base for easy rotation.

Cleaning and Maintenance

The brew group is accessible from the front and can be detached for easy rinsing and maintenance. You can remove both the group and grounds container without disturbing the drip tray or milk carafe.


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.


Misc Data
Manufacturer: Philips
Model: HD8944/47
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


RL Stevens asked:

Does this model have a cup pre warmer?  

Answer by Sanfam:

The Xelsis has a heated cup warmer located between the flip-up water tank and bean hopper It's large enough for 3 or 4 cups.

Peter L asked:

I've heard the carafes are interchangeble between the Xelsis and Xelsis Evo.  Can you tell us the milk froth temperature for the following:

Original Xelsis with original carafe vs.
Original Xelsis with Evo carafe vs.
Xelsis Evo with original carafe vs.
Xelsis Evo with Evo carafe

This information would be appreciated to those of us wondering what how the original Xelsis compares with the Xelsis Evo including if the new carafe is solely responsible for the hotter milk froth as it could also be due to some other hardware/software upgrades.

Answer by Erik:

Both of the Xelsis and the Exprelia non EVO versions would be about 115-120 degrees.  However, both EVO versions will get the milk temperature right to 145 degrees right out of the box.  If you have any other questions I'd be glad to speak to you directly.  I can be reached at 1-888-411-5282 ext 5193.  Thank you.

Answer by Erik:

Additionally, the milk carafes ARE NOT interchangeable from the Xelsis to the Xelsis EVO or from the Exprelia to the Exprelia EVO

Rusty asked:

My Xelsis steam/hot water wand is not working. Just put a new water filter in and now am unable to activate the new filter. Any suggestions?

Answer by ShaneAncefsky-Sales:


Is the steam/hot water not working because of the new filter or was it not working before?  If the filter is the result, remove filter and prime the wand again.  You can soak the filter in water to let it remove any air, then place back on machine.

neil asked:

i.m stuck between the esam 6700 and the Xelsis. all reviews seem to suggest the Xelsis produces better coffee, but looking at the machine i think the build quality is terrible, i also do not like the fact you need to apply grease monthly to the mechanism. I am searching for a long latte over expresso. any comments would be appreciated

Answer by A:

I understand that for the price, it seems everything should be automated and hands off. While greasing the tracks on the Xelsis is an extra step that owners need to take to keep the machine running in tip top shape, having the ability to do that maintenance yourself is a big plus for a lot of people. Any machine is going to need basic maintenance through it's life, and the more that the consumer is able to do easily on their own, the cheaper the machine is to own over time. It sure beats having to send a machine to the manufacturer for service!

As far comparing the two machines, they are both exceptional machines with some great features. I really like how the Xelsis looks and how the interface operates. The 6700 has the water reservoir that comes out the front which is a great feature if you are short on space between your counters and cabinets. They both produce excellent drinks too. Two considerations for the Xelsis is that the milk system cleans itself with steam on its own, whereas the 6700 you have to hold a button to do so. Also, the Xelsis has its own steam wand/water wand so if you wanted to venture into frothing your own milk you would be able to easily.


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