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Philips Saeco Granaroma Vs. Breville Barista Express Impress Review

5 minute read   Last updated on Mar 10, 2024
Breville Barista Express Impress

Breville Barista Express Impress

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Key features of the Breville Barista Express Impress

Overall Score 5.4

  • Water Tank Capacity of 2 L
  • Weight of 6.5 kg
  • Has Pid Controller
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Philips Saeco GranAroma

Philips Saeco GranAroma

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Key features of the Philips Saeco GranAroma

Overall Score 4.9

  • Water Tank Capacity of 1.8 L
  • Weight of 9 kg

A summary by feature comparison

Category Features Breville Barista Express Impress Philips Saeco GranAroma
COMMONLY ASKED FOR FEATURES water tank capacity 2L 1.8L
has a removable water tank
has an integrated water filter
has a cleaning alert
operating power consumption 1,850W 1,500W
DESIGN FEATURES weight 6.5kg 9kg
width 378mm 262mm
height 408mm 383mm
dump bin capacity 12ounces
has an integrated milk frother
bean hopper capacity 250g 300g
has a steam wand
has an integrated grinder
has a pressure gauge
EASE OF USE AND MAINTENANCE FEATURES has pid controller
has a transparent water tank
has a sleep mode
prevents overheating
has an automatic coffee circuit rinse
OTHER FEATURES number of grind settings 25only 1only
capsules are widely available
number of drinks 17only
uses ground coffee
has dry puck feature
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Let's look at each feature category in detail

Commonly Asked For Features

Water Tank Capacity

The Philips Saeco GranAroma's tank capacity is 1.8L, the water tank capacity in coffee machines refers to the amount of water that the coffee machine's reservoir can contain. This water is used for brewing coffee.

The Breville Barista Express Impress's tank, at 2L takes in more than the Philips Saeco GranAroma by 0.2L

Has A Removable Water Tank

The Philips Saeco GranAroma has a removable water tank, this means the tank can be easily removed from the machine for filling and cleaning.

Breville Barista Express Impress's water tank is also removable, this especially is beneficial for those who value simplicity in filling, and cleaning the coffee equipment.

Has An Integrated Water Filter

The Philips Saeco GranAroma has an integrated water filter, this filters the water used for brewing coffee within the coffee machine. Filtration improves water quality and prevents mineral build-ups

The Breville Barista Express Impress also has an integrated water filter, it's important to note that the effectiveness of the integrated water filter varies based on the quality of the filter.

Has A Cleaning Alert

The Philips Saeco GranAroma has a cleaning alert feature, this feature on a coffee machine is helpful coz it alerts you when it's due for cleaning or perform maintenance on the coffee machine.

The Breville Barista Express Impress has a cleaning alert as well, to make the most of this feature, it's important to follow the manual for cleaning and maintenance and to promptly respond to cleaning alerts when they appear.

Operating Power Consumption

The Philips Saeco GranAroma has a power consumption of 1,500W, the operating power consumption of a pressure cooker refers to the electrical power it uses while it's in operation. It is commonly measured in watts (W) and is an important consideration before purchase.

The Breville Barista Express Impress, at 1,850W consumes more power than the Philips Saeco GranAroma by W.

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Design Features

Weight

The Philips Saeco GranAroma's weight is 9kg, the importance of the weight of a machine will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Some people consider portability and prefer light machines, while others value stability and durability, even if it means a heavy coffee machine.

Breville Barista Express Impress, at 6.5kg is lighter than the Philips Saeco GranAroma with a difference of 2.5kg.

Width

The Philips Saeco GranAroma's width is 262mm, the width is the horizontal dimension of the coffee machine. If you are selecting a coffee machine, it's important to measure the available space in your space and compare with the machine's dimensions.

The Breville Barista Express Impress, at 378mm measures more in width than the Philips Saeco GranAroma with a difference of 116mm. Knowing the coffee machines' width will help ensure that the coffee machine fits comfortably in your kitchen.

Height

The Philips Saeco GranAroma has a height of 383mm. As the vertical dimension of the product, height is important to consider when choosing a machine.

Breville Barista Express Impress, at 408mm measures more in height than the Philips Saeco GranAroma by 25mm. Therefore it's important to measure the vertical space available in your kitchen and ensure that the machine's height is compatible with your countertop design and storage spaces.

Dump Bin Capacity

A dump bin's capacity, a.k.a the coffee grounds container capacity, refers to the volume of bi-product that the dump bin can hold before it needs emptying. The Philips Saeco GranAroma's bin capacity measures at 12, typically, coffee grounds container capacities in coffee machines can range from as small as 6 ounces (approximately 177 milliliters) to several ounces more.

Has An Integrated Milk Frother

The Breville Barista Express Impress comes with an integrated milk frother, which is a component that is meant to froth and steam milk to create milk-based coffee beverages such as cappuccinos.

Bean Hopper Capacity

The Philips Saeco GranAroma has a bean hopper capacity of 300g, this is the quantity of whole coffee beans which the hopper can hold before it needs to be refilled.

Breville Barista Express Impress's bean hopper capacity, at 250g has less capacity than the Philips Saeco GranAroma with a difference 50g If you prefer freshly ground beans for each cup, a smaller hopper may be sufficient, however, if you frequently make cups of coffee or intend to use in an office, you may need a coffee machine with a larger bean hopper capacity.

Has A Steam Wand

Breville Barista Express Impress comes with a steam wand, a common feature on espresso machines and coffee makers, especially those intended for making espresso-based drinks like lattes.

Has An Integrated Grinder

Philips Saeco GranAroma comes with an integrated grinder, which refers to a built-in coffee bean grinder that is part of the coffee machine's design.

Also, the Breville Barista Express Impress has an integrated grinder, this feature allows you to grind whole coffee beans in-machine before brewing, ensuring maximum freshness and flavor in your coffee.

Has A Pressure Gauge

Breville Barista Express Impress has a pressure gauge, a device that measures and displays the pressure of an espresso machine or coffee maker, to be specific it measures the pressure in the pump system to help in pressure monitoring.

Ease Of Use And Maintenance Features

Has Pid Controller

Breville Barista Express Impress has a PID controller, which stands for Proportional-Integral-Derivative controller. This is an electronic device and control algorithm used to accurately regulate and keep up the temperature of the water within the coffee machine's heating system.

Has A Transparent Water Tank

Philips Saeco GranAroma comes with a water reservoir that is made of translucent material, allowing you to see the water level without remove the tank.

The Breville Barista Express Impress too has a transparent water tank, if you prefer to have a clear view of the water level, you may want to specifically look for machines such as the Breville Barista Express Impress

Has A Sleep Mode

Philips Saeco GranAroma has a sleep mode, this refers to a power-saving feature that automatically puts the machine into a low-power state after a period of inactivity.

Prevents Overheating

Philips Saeco GranAroma comes with a prevent overheating feature, which is especially important for electrical devices like coffee machines as it is designed to ensure that the machine does not get excessively hot during prolonged use.

Also, the Breville Barista Express Impress comes with this feature, which prevents the overheating of a coffee machine which is a safety concern and potentially lead to damage.

Has An Automatic Coffee Circuit Rinse

Philips Saeco GranAroma has an automatic coffee circuit rinse, a feature found in many coffee machines that serves to clean and rinse the internal coffee-making components of the machine.

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Other Features

Number Of Grind Settings

The Philips Saeco GranAroma has 1 grind settings, this is the ability to change the coarseness or fineness of the coffee grounds produced by a coffee grinder.

Breville Barista Express Impress, at 25 only has more grind settings than the Philips Saeco GranAroma with a difference of 24. This feature is loved by coffee enthusiasts who love to customize their coffee brewing process to match their preferred brewing method.

Capsules Are Widely Available

This is an important feature for single-serve coffee machines that use pods as a coffee delivery system. The Philips Saeco GranAroma has widely available coffee capsules meaning it's easy to find and purchase compatible coffee capsules.

The Breville Barista Express Impress's capsules are also widely available, when getting a coffee machine that uses capsules or pods, it's key to check the variety of compatible capsules.

Number Of Drinks

Philips Saeco GranAroma can make 17, the number of drinks refers to the quantity of coffee beverages that a machine is capable of making in a single operation.

Uses Ground Coffee

Breville Barista Express Impress uses ground coffee, a coffee machine that uses ground coffee is designed to brew coffee using pre-ground coffee beans rather than coffee capsules.

Has Dry Puck Feature

The Breville Barista Express Impress has a dry puck feature, having a dry puck is considered a sign of a successful espresso extraction since it shows that the water has flowed evenly through the coffee grounds.

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