Senseo Original

Name: Original
Brand: Senseo
Type: Capsules
Operation: Automatic
Capacity: 1.2 litres

Senseo Original hd6554/60 – Coffee (0.7 L, 1.70 g, 2.3 g, 0.26 W, 90%, Plastic)
Senseo Original hd6554/60 – Coffee (0.7 L, 1.70 g, 2.3 g, 0.26 W, 90%, Plastic)
Senseo Original HD6554/60 coffee maker Pod coffee machine 0.7 L Semi-auto; 8710103822776; HD6554/60

The Senseo Clasica (or Senseo Original) coffee maker is the most basic and original model in the entire Senseo range. It comes to us, like all the coffee machines of this brand, from the hand of the prestigious manufacturer Philips, and is also known as Senseo HD7810 or Philips Senseo HD7810. However, in recent years the manufacturer has already launched the HD7818 models (and will continue to increase the numbers until this coffee machine is discontinued).

Still, don’t get your hopes up because the difference between one model and another is simply the year of manufacture. In terms of performance and so on, there’s no appreciable difference.

This Philips Senseo Original is a very popular coffee maker in Northern Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Poland), where it has been on the market for many years with great success. It is the most basic model of the Senseo brand, and over the years, it remains the most popular and best-selling. There’s a reason for this. Don’t you think?

The Senseo Original coffee maker has 0.7 litres of capacity (although there’s a superior model; we’ll talk about that later) and 1450 watts of power. It allows you to make one or two cups of espresso simultaneously and benefit from the full range of Senseo single-serve capsules. In short, a model that meets everything you’d expect from an entry-level or entry-level coffee maker: good value and simplicity.

Let’s start studying it, as always, for the exterior appearance. The design of the Senseo Clásica coffee maker presents very recognizable lines, typical of the Senseo brand. It is a slightly curved tower, inclined forward, and a generous lower platform that serves as a support for the anti-drip tray and has, as usual in all Senseo coffee machines, the ability to place and prepare two cups of coffee at the same time.

Buy Philips Senseo Original – Prices and models

Currently, it is possible to find this model of Philip Senseo Original coffee maker (also identified with different IDs, such as 7810, 7811, 7812, 7817 or 7818) in the following colours: red, black, white and silver. Of course, over time, this range of colours will change and introduce new variants in its catalogue.

It is worth noting that there is a great difference in price between each of them on Amazon, as you can see if you click on their links:

Senseo Original hd6554/60 – Coffee (0.7 L, 1.70 g, 2.3 g, 0.26 W, 90%, Plastic)
Senseo Original hd6554/60 – Coffee (0.7 L, 1.70 g, 2.3 g, 0.26 W, 90%, Plastic)
Senseo Original HD6554/60 coffee maker Pod coffee machine 0.7 L Semi-auto; 8710103822776; HD6554/60
Senseo Original HD6554/10 Padmaschine with Kaffee-Boost white
Senseo Original HD6554/10 Padmaschine with Kaffee-Boost white
Senseo Original HD6554/10 coffee maker Pod coffee machine 0.7 L Semi-auto; 8710103822721; HD6554/10

In addition to this “basic” version, it is also possible to purchase this model in two other more advanced versions: The Philips Senseo Original XL and the Senseo New Original. Let’s learn more about them in the following sections of the review:

Philips Senseo Original XL: Larger tank

In case the Senseo Original Clasica outgrows its size, Philips also offers the option of purchasing this Senseo Original XL model, which offers exactly the same features as its little sister, but with a much larger water tank: 1.5 litres of capacity. So you know: basic model 0.7 litres, Philips Senseo XL model, double.

The main part of the coffee maker is exactly the same, but you can clearly see how the water tank on the Philips Senseo XL sticks out a lot more from the back.

Philips Senseo New Original: With a choice of cream

The latest model in Senseo’s Original range is the Senseo New Original coffee maker. Both in size and performance, it is very similar to both the first version and the Philips Senseo Original XL.

The essential difference, as you can imagine, is the ability to choose the type of cream you want to enjoy on top of your coffee.

This Philips Senseo New Original model also features Senseo Coffee Boost technology: a technique whereby hot water is filtered through the single-serve evenly and uniformly, thanks to 45 mini aroma nozzles located over the entire surface of the machine. The result is extraction with much more flavour and intensity than if the water is injected in a single point, as traditional coffee machines do.

Senseo Original HD6554/10 Padmaschine with Kaffee-Boost white
Senseo Original HD6554/10 Padmaschine with Kaffee-Boost white
Senseo Original HD6554/10 coffee maker Pod coffee machine 0.7 L Semi-auto; 8710103822721; HD6554/10

Features of the Philips Senseo Classic HD7810

  • The water tank has a capacity of 0.7 litres, or twice that in the Senseo Original XL version.
  • Plastic body available in various colours.
  • Control panel with buttons, located at the base of the coffee maker.
  • Energy-saving: the coffee maker turns itself off after 60 minutes of non-use.
  • The Calc-clean system, exclusive to Senseo, warns us when we should be thinking of changing the lime deposits in our machine and start the decalcification process. You will find a light indicator on the control panel, to the right of the power button.
  • Each cup takes about 30 seconds to prepare. Very fast.
  • Make one or two cups of espresso at the same time.
  • The coffee capsules are Marcilla, although it is possible to find compatible white markings (using them or not, as well as opinions on their quality, are already a must for each user).
  • 1450 watts of power.
  • Approximate dimensions: 22 x 39 x 37 cms.
  • Cable length: 80 cms.
Senseo Original hd6554/60 – Coffee (0.7 L, 1.70 g, 2.3 g, 0.26 W, 90%, Plastic)
Senseo Original hd6554/60 – Coffee (0.7 L, 1.70 g, 2.3 g, 0.26 W, 90%, Plastic)
Senseo Original HD6554/60 coffee maker Pod coffee machine 0.7 L Semi-auto; 8710103822776; HD6554/60

Advantages of the Senseo Original Coffee maker

  • As we have said with all Senseo coffee machines, the value for money is one of the best in the market. It is possible to purchase a Philips Senseo Original coffee maker for less than £70-80.
  • You can make two cups of coffee simultaneously, as with all Senseo machines.
  • The Philips commercial manoeuvre is a success, offering a model with twice the capacity of the water tank.

Disadvantages of the Senseo Original

  • It’s the most basic model of the Senseo brand. It lacks the advanced features of other models such as the milk vaporizer (Senseo Capuccino) the most avant-garde design (Senseo Quadrante) or the touch panel (Senseo Twist).
  • The housing is completely plastic.
  • Innovation is not its strong point either, being the first model that Senseo brought to market.

Videos of the Senseo Original HD7810 coffee maker

If you are thinking of buying a Philips Senseo Original, you may want to review the following video. You’ll see Senseo Clasica in action and its main features up close. Please note that the video is a few years old, of course.

How do you use the Senseo Original coffee maker?

If you want to go straight to the point and know how the Senseo Original coffee maker works, we show you in the following video demonstration. A great explanation on what to do before using your Senseo coffee machine for the first time.

Why buy a Senseo Original Coffee maker?

In short, the Senseo Original coffee maker is designed for those seeking to get the most basic model of Senseo. No more, no less. It prepares the coffees quite quickly and is very easy to use. All the basic options are present in this coffee maker at a very affordable price.  We recommend your purchase to those who have already decided on a coffee maker of this firm and want to enjoy the Senseo single-dose without complications.

On the contrary, if you need more features or want to give a touch of personality to your coffee maker, you have other good options within Senseo, such as models Quadrante, Switch or Latte Duo. But, of course, they’re also more expensive. It’s up to you.

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