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Saeco Syntia HD8838/47 vs. RI9837/05, Is There a Difference?

Saeco, Super-Automatics $700 to $1000

Saeco HD8838_47 Stainless Steel Syntia Cappuccino MachinePhilips Saeco RI9837_05 Syntia Automatic Espresso Machine

On the above, we have the Sytnia HD8838/47 and below it is the RI9837/05. They look quite identical, but is there really a difference between them?

Apart from the slight difference in the knob of which the machine is controlled, the really difference is in the milk frothing method:

  • The HD8838/47 features an integrated automatic milk frother that froths and pours milk into your cup automatically.
  • The RI9837/05 has a classic steam frothing wand and you’ll have to froth the milk yourself.

Any other differences? No.

So, which to buy? Simply pick your choice of milk frothing method!

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