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Saeco 104373 Stainless steel Coffee Grinder & Brewer

alaScore 77

10 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the maintenance and value for money. The design and noise also get good feedback. Comments about the capacity and size are mixed.

usability, noise, design, value for money, maintenance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Saeco 104373 Stainless steel Coffee Grinder & Brewer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Great Item!

 

I bought one of these for my parents at Christmas. They love it. Especially the set-it and forget-it function so they awaken to a freshly brewed pot. Myself, I prefer my French coffee press. It makes all I need. 2 mugs of fresh imported Hawaiian Kona...

All features work excellently

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Very Good!

 

Overall you can't beat this grinder/brewer for the price.

This the first brewer/grinder I've owned and I am very happy with it ; The grinder has worked perfectly without any modification ; I like strong coffee and this does a good job of allowing you to to adjust to your taste

The warmer only stays on for 2 hours and then shuts off. I like to have hot coffee available longer than that. I have to resort to warming my last cup or 2 in the microwave. My old brewer would stay on for 4 hours ; The water reservoir opening is too...

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First rate after a little fix ..

 

The ONLY hang up about this machine is the beans in the hopper not making it the grinder completely. Someone in the assy department didn't look at the design drawings and that's resulted in you getting a hell of a great deal on this machine. You can...

The best coffee I've ever tasted from a coffee maker and a great smell of really great coffee while I'm still laying in bed. First rate construction everywhere, even a cute little filter for the water. Pretty quiet for a grinder but loud enough to make...

Beans getting hung up in the hopper, thus not grinding enough beans to make good coffee. BUT there is a 1 minute fix for that .. see below. The panel and settings could be more logically laid out and it would be nice if there were a light to indicate...

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Luv Java

 

Good machine once you learn the quirks.. I would buy again and recomend it . Whe its right is good and hot .

I have owned the capresso mt600. and various other machines . We bought this Saeco from newegg in Novemeber. The Grinder does a good job but the setting are off . If you want a job cup of Joe you need to select for example brew 8 cups and then only put...

The amount of coffee the machine grinds per cup in the automatic setting is to low . You need to always select a higher number of cups then water you add to get it right

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Decent for an All-in-One

 

Would have been a 5 star if not for cons. Overall it makes a great cup of coffee for average coffee drinkers for a decent price. Its very easy to use once you interpret the instructions manual.

Different Grind settings ; Different strengths of coffee ; Makes great coffee confirmed by multiple family members ; Easy to use (but terrible instructions manual) ; changeable water filter ; Easy to switch coffee from usual brand to different brand...

Reservoir for water is narrow and difficult to pour water in ; Coffee Pot dribbles water/coffee if you don't pour at the right angle ; feels as though coffee goes colder quicker compared to previous coffee maker. Probably should use insulated cups if...

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One month update

 

If you use freshly roasted, oily beans it is important to keep the hopper clean. I always wipe it out with a paper towel before I refill it, otherwise the beans will stick, the grind won't be adequate, and the coffee will be weak. The hopper is ridged...

Still making a great cup of coffee

Filling the tank without dripping is difficult

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Works Great!!

 

The coffee maker has worked great right out of the box. It takes several tries to get the machine to make the coffee the way you like it. What is nice is that you can make a different flavor coffee according to how you feel that day. ie: strong, weak,...

Filling the water reservoir is a bit awkward. Look at the photos and you'll see it in the back and the opening is narrow. It is a bit loud when grinding the beans but so was my hand held grinder

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Two duds and a refund

 

I went through two of these machines before finally asking for a refund. Unless I physically shook the coffee maker only a few teaspoons of beans would make it through the burr grinder and into the brew basket. I'm inclined to believe that this in an...

Really nice looking machine, charcoal filter produces some excellent tasting coffee, intuitive setup and use

Consistently underproduction of ground coffee

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Generally good machine

 

This is a replacement for a 9+ year old Capresso Team Luxe. The Capresso is still going, but I thought I would be proactive. This unit has far fewer quirks than the Capresso for about a third the price (through Newegg). It makes a nice, strong cup of...

Burr grinder, large capacity, relatively quiet (for a burr grinding machine), makes a very nice cup of coffee

It's tall, it won't fit under the cabinets above the countertop. Check your available space. The opening to add water is rather small and out of the way. The manual is not the greatest, but I was able to figure things out with the spotty info

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Saeco 104373 Stainless steel Coffee Grinder & Brewer

 

Saeco support is virtually non-existant.

Made good coffee. Easy to use

Stopped working after three days. I went to turn it on in the morning and the control lights flashed on and off multiple times and then the machine died and could not be resucitated

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