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Saeco PicoBaristo Ceramic Grinders Espresso Machine

Last updated: January 7, 2022


One-touch coffee and an easy-to-read display make the Saeco Intelia Espresso Machine great for any kitchen. Though it's the priciest of the machines, it may be worth the extra expense since it cleans itself after every use. The ceramic grinder also ensures consistent coffee quality each time. However, you'll need to avoid using oily beans with this model.

We looked at the top Espresso Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Espresso Machine you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The Saeco Intelia Espresso Machine is a self-cleaning espresso maker with a ceramic grinder that ensures consistent coffee quality.

In our analysis of 51 expert reviews, the Saeco PicoBaristo Ceramic Grinders Espresso Machine placed 13th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Saeco presents, Intelia Deluxe. A smartly crafted piece of technology delivering quality, extra convenience, and divine coffee. Housed in a stainless steel body with a timeless design, Intelia is a proud ambassador of Italian craftsmanship.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The machine does most of the prep and clean-up work for you.
Each button can be double tapped for twice the volume and it’s easy to adjust the temperature and volume of your cup.
The Intelia Deluxe is easy to use, partly because of its cool front panel LED display, coupled with electronic controls.

What reviewers didn't like

Very expensive.
Be careful not to use oily beans as they can be a problem for the grinder.
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