Saeco 4038 Vienna Plus Espresso Machine REVIEW

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Saeco 4038 Vienna Plus 15-Bar-Pump Super-Automatic Espresso Machine, GraphiteThe Saeco Vienna stands out as one of only a few 4-star sub-$500 super-automatic espresso makers. The Saeco Vienna is the most economical quality super-automatic unit, its price on par with many of the semi-automatic units we’ve reviewed. Considering that there’s no need to purchase a separate burr grinder (which could set you back another $200-300) since one is already integrated into the unit, the Vienna is remarkably cost competitive. The Saeco Vienna has earned solid 4-star marks from its owners, and even earned a “Top 5” spot in sub-$500 machines at About.com.


Owners were pleased with the simplicity of operation (“ It doesn’t get much easier,” says About.com), the quality of espresso, and the ease of cleaning up. The Vienna does have a removable brew group which can be easily rinsed.

Ratings Summary
Saeco 4038 Vienna Plus
Owner Reviews
Our Rating: 4 Stars

Pro
Con
Competitively priced for a super-automatic machineSome owners report average customer service
Easy to use; convenient
Rich espresso

In one cycle, the Vienna grinds, tamps, and brews gourmet coffee. The pump driven steam and hot water wand has an attached exclusive Pannarello device for frothing milk simple. The unit has an integrated, adjustable conical burr grinder makes the perfect grind for gourmet coffee. It also dispenses hot water for making hot drinks and soups.

What didn’t owners like? Some commented that they did not care for the ABS plastic case. A few reported average customer service. Overall, however, a strong performer at a most competitive price.

Specifications
Machine TypeSemi-automatic
Accepts Ground Coffee?
Coffee Pods/Capsules?
Whole Beans?
Built-in Grinder?
Bypass Doser?
Milk Frothing/Foaming Wand?
Adjustable Strength/Dosing?
Pre-Brew/Pre-Moistening?
Removable Brew Group?
Cup Warmer?
Maximum Pump Pressure:15 bars
Removable Water Tank?
Tank Capacity:57 ounces
Built-in water filter?
Built-in tamper?
Timer?
Weight8 pounds
Dimensions18 x 13 x 16 inches
Warranty1 year

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