Owning a super-automatic machine will make your life easier, especially when you are in a hurry in the morning. The aroma of the espresso is the best gift for your morning. It wakes you up and fresh your mind.
But doing research for the super-automatic espresso machine is tedious. Firstly, the price range is too wide. It will be hard for you to sift them. Secondly, the functionalities of them are quite different. It is hard for you to find the best one. Don’t worry. We have done the research for you. Now you can just read through our article to find one.
Quick Overview of Our Favorites
|Breville BES990BSSUSC Fully Automatic Espresso Machine||Check Price||4.90/5||2 years|
|Saeco Xelsis SM7684/04 Super Automatic Espresso Machine||Check Price||4.50/5||2 years|
|DELONGHI ESAM3300 Super Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine||Check Price||4.60/5||1 year|
|Saeco Incanto Carafe Super Automatic Espresso Machine||Check Price||4.40/5||1 year|
|Delonghi ECAM45760B Digital Super Automatic Espresso Machine||Check Price||4.40/5||1 year|
|KRUPS EA89 Deluxe One-Touch Super Automatic Espresso and Cappuccino Machine||Check Price||4.20/5||1 year|
|Gaggia RI8263/47 Velasca Prestige Espresso Machine||Check Price||4.40/5||2 years|
Super-Automatic Espresso Machines Reviews
Breville BES990BSSUSC Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
This machine is our top pick. Not just because it is made by Breville. It is because of the espresso quality and the quality of this machine. It has a PID temperature control, hands-off steam mike frother, a touch screen, profile preference setting, pre-infusion and etc. All it has is a careful design for a cup of perfect coffee in every aspect. Temperature control to make the extraction at the precise temperature. Pre-infusion to make the extraction even. Hands-off steam, touch screen and profile preference setting to save you from hands-on.
However, it is not all hands-off, you will still need to move the filter ground coffee to the extractor for extraction. But, this is not what shall be a defect. If you really like a cup of quality espresso, just choose this one.
It has a build-in a clean-tools tray hidden in the machine. You don’t need to store your cleaning tools elsewhere and become busy finding them when you need them. It also has a large reservoir, 84-ounce.
2-years warranty is a plus for such an expensive machine.
Saeco Xelsis SM7684/04 Super Automatic Espresso Machine
If you are looking for a fully automatic espresso machine with perfection, then this machine is for you. It integrated with a premier programming system that is easy to interact with. You can make a profile of your brew setting in just a few seconds. After setting it, what you need is just to press the button. Then a cup of latte or cappuccino will be shown. Just like magic.
The coffee quality is also excellent with the double Thermo blocks. The temperature will be accurate for both steaming and the brewing.
You don’t even need to care about the cleaning of the milk circuit. It has a HygieSteam System to automatically clean it after each use. The milk texture control is also near perfect.
However, the machine has some problems. The first would be the coffee temperature. It is designed for a cup of morning coffee, so the coffee is not too hot, it is just lukewarm. If you are looking for a machine to make hot coffee, then it is not the one you are looking for. The second is that it is not good at dark roast coffee beans.
DELONGHI ESAM3300 Super Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine
This one is the best value machine we have reviewed. The price is around $500 but with all the functionalities an automatic machine should have. It is easy to use and comes with two boilers which are hardly seen in this price range.
Except for the milk foaming, it is almost hands-free. Unlike the Beville Oracle, you don’t need to move the basket from the filter to the extractor, what you need to do is just pressing keys. The milk texture is acceptable for this price. It can use both ground coffee and beans.
If you are looking for a simple super-automatic machine with a tight budget, this one is for you. You can enjoy a cup of espresso in the morning easily with low-price and ease.
Saeco Incanto Carafe Super Automatic Espresso Machine
Combine with elegant design, Seoco Inconto Super Automatic espresso machine is high-quality workmanship. Though under $1000, without any advanced touch screen feature, the machine still has the ability to adjust the brew setting and deliver you with a one-key touch espresso, latte, and cappuccino. With the milk carafe, it is hands-free for you to enjoy your coffee with just one keypress.
However, seems like the super-automatic espresso machines from Saeco are all incapable of the dark roast beans. So if you like the dark roast beans, just be aware.
Delonghi ECAM45760B Digital Super Automatic Espresso Machine
The Delonghi ECAM45760B Digital Super Automatic Espresso Machine will give you everything you want for a cup of espresso coffee. Though without any touch screen, it has a blue LED interface with buttons that still give you perfect control over the machine. It is easily programmable. This machine could give you consistent brewing everything with the right temperature. It has two separate heating elements.
This machine is also easy to maintain and clean. The milk frother will clean itself after each use automatically. But it is still advisable to clean it every week.
KRUPS EA89 Deluxe One-Touch Super Automatic Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
The KRUPS EA89 Deluxe One-Touch Super Automatic Espresso and Cappuccino Machine is an espresso machine priced under $1000. It has a very large water tank, 77.8 ounces. And 15 customizable preset drinks. Besides, you can also choose the coffee temperature you want. Want a warm coffee in the morning while you are in a hurry and a cup of hot coffee in the afternoon while you are enjoying the leisure time? Then this machine could do it for you.
The modern design fits your kitchen counter. You can place it anywhere and it will look good.
However, this machine’s quality is not stable. So may lucky to get a machine to work for a long time but you may also get a machine that only works for a few weeks. The good news is that you can send back to amazon or KRUP for repairing or replacement.
Gaggia RI8263/47 Velasca Prestige Espresso Machine
The Gaggia RI8263/47 Velasca Prestige Espresso Machine is a compact espresso machine that is ideal for low hanging cabinets. It has 10 fineness settings for the grinder. This is hardly seen for a machine under $1000. It also has 5 brew strength settings. You can experiment with the coffee taste as you like. The espresso quality of it is quite good.
Almost everything could be pulled out from the front, so you don’t need to worry about the maintenance. You can simply pull the drip tray, water reservoir and etc by just standing in front of it.
This machine has a 2 years warranty.
An investment for the super-automatic espresso machine will definitely payback in a few years. The reason is that a cup of quality coffee will fresh your day easily. Besides, since it is fully automatic, you don’t need to wait for a long time to get you a cup of coffee. What you need to do is just pressing keys, then sit back and wait for a few minutes. It is rather a simple lifestyle.
However, choosing one espresso machine is not easy. You need to take into consideration many aspects. Here, we have outlined something you can refer to.
Some super-automatic espresso machine will have two boilers. The reason to have two boilers is to make the steam and the brewing separated. Why separate? Well, you don’t need to wait for a long time for the boiler to cool down for the steaming right? It saves you time. Besides, two boiler machines tend to be stable about the temperature. This is important for extraction.
However, machines with two boilers are often of high price. If you have a lower budget, you shall consider the one boiler machine. But, you may need to wait a little bit for the boiler to cool down after each steaming and brewing.
Ease of Cleaning and Maintenance
You don’t want to clean the machine every day, right? The reason to choose a super-automatic machine is to save your time. But if it takes most of your time to clean and maintenance, then it is not what you are seeking.
Some machines have all the removable parts from the drip tray to the water tank. It is easy to get them out and wash them. Some even make everything easy to be pulled out from the front.
For the milk frother, some machines have an automatic cleaning function. They will clean the milk frother via the steam after each use. You will still need to clean them after a few days.
You shall pick one that is easy to clean and maintain.
Profile Preset Settings
If you live in a big family and everyone has his/her preference of coffee flavor, you might need a machine to remember the preset profile. Otherwise, things will get messed up. Nowadays, you can find a machine to tune from grind setting, brew strength, the amount of coffee and the milk foam. However, with all the settings you want, it may be expensive. You will need to trade off for it.
But what if you are single? Well, then this function may not be a must for you.
Some machines could provide you a cup of warm coffee in the morning and a cup of hot coffee in the afternoon. If you are in a hurry in the morning, a cup of hot coffee may slow you done. Then it may not be feasible for you. A cup of warm coffee will be your choice.
However, what if you are in leisure in the afternoon? A cup of hot cup coffee will be better than a cup of warm one since the warm one will get cooler soon. Then your leisure moment may be ruined by the cold coffee.
Brew Strength and Grind Settings
Grinder matters. You need to choose a super-automatic espresso machine with grind settings that fit your needs. The fineness of the ground coffee affects the extraction. The fine one will give you a strong taste while the coarse one will give you a light taste.
And every coffee beans are not equal. Some may need finer ground, some may need coarser. You need to experiment with them to find the best taste. So the grind settings shall be taken into consideration.
You need to be aware that some machines’ grinder could not handle dark roast beans.
Also by tuning the pre-infusion time and the pressure, the brew strength could be controlled by the espresso machine. Not only the grind setting will affect the taste, but also the brew strength. That’s what you need to take into consideration too.
The price range of the super-automatic espresso machines is wide. Generally, you will get almost all the functions at $1000. However, if you need a quality machine, the price will go up to $2000.
The $2000 machine will generally provide you the preset preference, two boilers, and brew-strength control. And most of them will also deliver you with a cup of better quality coffee.
Our top pick of the super-automatic machine is Breville BES990BSSUSC Fully Automatic Espresso Machine. You will get what you pay for — a cup of quality coffee and a quality machine.
And our best value machine will be DELONGHI ESAM3300 Super Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine. It is cheap but with all the things you want.