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Saeco 30013 Aroma Traditional Espresso Machine



Saeco is most well known for it's Gaggia espresso machines, and in fact - most people choose them over regular Saeco machines. But if you take a minute or two to look at the Saeco 30013 Aroma Traditional Espresso Machine you might just be surprised by what you find!


Let's Look At The Machine Itself


Saeco Aroma Espresso Machine
This is a standard 15 bar pump powered machine that cranks out about 950 watts of power. Housed in stainless steel, it's a very sleek and stylish looking machine.


It comes with an eighty-five ounce water tank, cup warming tray, and drip tray; all of which are removable so that you can easily clean them from time to time.


Just about every machine on the market comes with a steaming wand, and the Aroma is no different. It's Pannarello frothing arm works great for cappuccinos, latte, mocha's, or whatever other espresso drink you like to make.


As an added bonus, the Saeco Aroma comes with an E.S.E. pod adapter. Personally I'll go to my grave using coffee beans because I love to grind them myself to get that perfect consistency. But I recognize that the world is quickly leaving me behind. People don't have time and don't want to mess with beans, and pods are a great alternative. This machine has you covered there.


What Other People Are Saying About It


It's pretty easy to round up customer reviews for Saeco's Gaggia espresso machines since they're so popular. It's a little harder to track down reviews for regular Saeco machines though.


At Amazon, this espresso maker had just 21 reviews. But they were generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5. Eleven people gave it a 5-star review, six gave it a 4-star review, and two people gave it both a 2-star and 1-star review. Those are pretty solid numbers.


The people that like this machine really like it, and it comes across in their reviews. The people that gave it poor reviews generally had problems with the machine directly out of the box, like something was damaged in shipping or at the factory. In that case you can simply return the machine for a replacement or refund - so you don't really have to worry about that.


What's The Bottom Line?


At the end of the day, this is a pretty solid machine. It's listed at $350 but we have it on sale (while supplies last) for just $299 at the link below. To get a better machine you're going to have to bump up to the $500-$700 range, at which point you're probably going to want to bump up to an automatic machine anyway.


At this price, this is a solid machine that I feel comfortable recommending.


Saeco tends to focus more on it's Gaggia espresso machines, and because of this the quality of some of it's own Saeco machines can sometimes be lacking. I don't think you'll have that problem with the Saeco 30013 Aroma Traditional Espresso Machine. It's a solid machine at a competitive price for this range of espresso maker.