Original product which is a must for saeco coffee machines in the uk. Mine set to the highest limescale grade. Coffee taste great but to be honest have not tried without the filter as also want to protect machine from limescale.
The best way to assess this filter is on the basis of the cost per cup of coffee made (which is nominal) and the saving on maintenance to your machine (which could be substantial). The saeco coffee machines have the capacity to consistently produce excellent coffee, with the machine demonstrating a remarkable level of reliability. However, it is a complex machine, with an internal water heating and pressurising circuit which can deteriorate due to the build up of scale. Also, the quality of the coffee produced depends on the quality of the water used. In particular, the flavor of the coffee can be affected by the chemicals present in the water. And, the quality of the crema produced by the machine depends on the water quality. The filter addresses both of these issues. It fits inside the water tank, and all water is drawn through it as it enters the machine. As the filter is used, it does become exhausted over time, and must be replaced. You need to follow the instructions accompanying the filter; in particular, it needs to be ‘primed’ by filling it with water before you fit it into the water tank, and you should make the adjustment on the filter so it is optimised to treat the local water supply.
Ordered these on a deal in that they were ‘opened’, presumably because someone had bought the wrong ines and sent back. Out of the pack of 4 i received only one had been opened but clearly not used so i have no hesitations in recommending.
- Five Stars
- Expensive – but essential.
- Great! Product as advertised
Well priced, arrived next day.
Buy these regularly – does what it says on the tin.
Features of BRITA 4 Pack Intenza water filters
- 4 pack of Brita Intenza water filters for coffee machines
- Protects the appliance from limescale deposits and improves taste and aroma of coffee
- Adjustable depending on water hardness
- Genuine product
- NOTE:compatible for Saeco. Saeco SUB033, SUB0320, TELEA, GIROPLUS, Saeco Espressomachines, Gaggia, HD8745