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The Saeco 00354 Aroma, produced in Italy, was introduced to serve the needs of those people that are serious about their lattes and cappuccinos, yet seek a quick and reliable self-service facility in their own homes. It features a patented panerello milkfrother and high-pressure portafilter.
The Saeco does not fail to impress us. Even our strong coffee taste buds were satisfied by the café-quality cappuccinos, lattes, and espresso the Saeco made with its 15-bar power pump.
Ease of Use
The Saeco has a large water tank that’s large enough o need re-filling only once or twice a week if you’re living alone. It also features a stainless steel housing that’s easy to clean up once you’re done making your espresso.
The Saeco is also extremely fast. The whole process of taking out the milk, placing your shot glasses under your portafilter, placing the coffee grounds in it, adding milk and brewing your froth will take under 2 minutes, which is great if you’re always on the run.
Fast Heat Up. We’ve timed this machine and it took a little less than 2 minutes to boot up for brewing. That’s much faster than boiling a cup of water in an 800 W microwave or brewing drip coffee.
Strong Portafilter. Its portafilter is strong and heavy duty, giving you increased confidence when dealing with this machine.
Stylish Design. The Aroma sports a stylish, up-to-date look that will go well with the modern stainless steel countertop that most kitchens have nowadays.
Rust-free. None of the stainless steel parts of the Saeco, including the grates under the nozzles will rust in the next 5-8 years
Adaptability to a Wide Range of Coffee Pods. The Saeco Aroma pressure filter is not restricted to any particular coffee brand and you are free to try a wide range of espresso brands when using it. Just make sure the beans are ground well.
Going by its features and ease of use, this is one of the most competitive espresso makers in the $450 range. If you go into comparisons, the Saeco Vienna PlusSuperAutomatic is more affordable but alos won’t last as long as this one. The Gaggisclassic sports all the same features as Saeco Aroma but for a slight increase in price which we, frankly, don’t find justifiable. But if you go for a Rancilio in the same range, you’ll get only a basic home range machine which does all the same things and is made of nicer parts. At the end of the day, all you want is an excellent coffee drink. Both Rancilio and Saeco Aroma do this equally well.
aroma espresso machine by saeco
saeco aroma 00354
What’s in the Box
• Removable water tank
• Removable drip tray
• Exclusive Pannarello device for milk-frothing
• Steam wand
• Hot-water wand
The Saeco Aroma machine itself is good value for money and sports most of the features of a state-of-the-art quick espresso maker. However, you might want to read up on the customer service quality at Saeco which is not always pleasant. In fact, it could do with some major improvement. If you’re fine with poor customer service with a great machine, go for the Saeco 00354 Aroma by all means!
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