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Philips Xelsis Evo HD8953

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews and 52 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 67/100. The average review date is Sep 10, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 315962 reviews from other Coffee & Espresso Makers. The alaScore™ for this product is 81/100 = Very good. Last update: Mar 18, 2019.

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(Based on 54 reviews)

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Consumer review (

Very bad value for money


Coffee is good, as it is mostly dependant on the beans you use. However, when it comes to ongoing maintenance it is atrocious. It constantly requires the drip drawer and the grinds to be emptied and washed... every second use!!! Descaling is required...

Jan, 2017

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What a piece of expensive rubbish!


I have owned this machine for a few years now and it has spent endless time being in and out of repair. I regret buying it and for well over $3000 I would expect a much better machine. Problems with leaking, steam wand dripping, steam wand not heating,...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Terrible machine: I would not go near Saeco fully automatic coffee machines.


This is our second Saeco and will forever be our last. It is a machine geared towards a SINGLE person who has only 1 coffee a day. It worked flawlessly for two years and since then has suffered the typical 'water priming error' that afflicts so many of...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Expensive Piece of Rubbish!


mments weren't such a big deal). -The milk comes out at approx. 40-43C (just 'slightly warm') so I have to microwave my 'hot' chocolate EVERYTIME! When this 'slightly warm' milk is mixed with hot coffee, it's ok (just acceptable) if you drink it...

Feb, 2016

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Absolute piece of garbage.


Worked fine up until a descale. Now it's stuck on descale. I've run step 2/2 about 5 times. Filled it with maximum water. Keeps asking me to do it... Turned it off at the wall and left for half an hour. Back into descale mode... Rang the 1300 number...

Oct, 2015

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Needy machine


Upgrade to this from a Royal Deluxe as it was getting a bit old. Cant say we are impressed. This thing needs so much daily - hourly maintenace compared to our old machine. Seriously this could not be used in an office as it has to be emptied and filled...

Aug, 2015

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Brilliant machine


We are coffee crazy at home and wanted a machine that produced quality coffee and milk. For true coffee drinkers the optimum beverage temp is around 55-60 degree celcius which is just what the machine does, although some like steaming milk which we do...

Jun, 2015

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Have the xselsis for 12 month now, exellent Machine


Model HD8946/03 - drip tray The small flaps in the drip tray are dislocating ( falling out ) quite easily and susequently Water spills under the Machine when tray is only half full.

May, 2015

Consumer review (

Do Not Buy This Machine!


th a full refund and was then foolish enough to buy another one with exactly the same problem. "Customer (I do not) Care" told me to take it back to the same local service center....... Do not waste your money on this machine.

May, 2015

Consumer review (

The best I have owned


I have had automatic coffee machines before but this is by far the best. It makes a lovely hot cappachino. A lot of different strengths and settings can be individualised for various users. If I had to pick a fault I would say the drip tray needs to be...

May, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in display: Yes
Case design:Freestanding
Color of product:Black / Metallic / Mirror / Stainless Steel / White
Control Type:Buttons / Sensor
Display Type:TFT
Housing material:Metal / Plastic, Stainless steel / Plastic, Steel / Stainless Steel / Steel
Product color:Mirror / Stainless Steel / White
Product colour:White
Product type:Espresso Machine

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 / 60
AC input voltage:220 / 230 / 240
Connected load:1500


Removable brewing/infusion unit:Y
Removable water tank: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):11 x 14.6 x 16.5
Fully automatic:Coffee & Milk
Maximum input power:230
Weight:34.8 / 35.5


Adjustable coffee strength:Y
Adjustable grinder settings: Yes
Adjustable milk quantity:Y / Yes
Americano making:Y / Yes
Automatic anti-calc: Yes
Built-in Grinder: Yes
Cappuccino making:Y / Yes
Coffee beans capacity:12.3
Coffee input type:Coffee beans / Ground Coffee
Coffee maker type:Fully-auto
Coffee making:Y
Cup warmer: Yes
Espresso making:Y / Yes
Hot milk making:Y
Hot water system:Y
Latte macchiato making:Y
Latte making:Y
Lungo making:Y
Maximum operating pressure:15
Milk adding type:Automatic
Milk tank: Yes
Milk tank capacity:0.5
Number of grinder settings:8
Ristretto making:Y / Yes
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Types of drink:Americano, Cappuccino, Espresso, Ristretto / Caffe latte, Caffe lungo, Cappuccino, Espresso, Hot milk, Hot water, Latte macchiato, Ristretto / Cappuccino, Coffee / Cappuccino, Espresso / Coffee
Water tank capacity:1.6


AC input frequency:50 / 60
AC input voltage:220 / 230 / 240
Connected load:1500

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:34.8 / 35.5