By Martin Vedris
SYDNEY, NSW: Saeco’s new Syntia stainless steel fully automatic coffee machine was released in Australia in October and a further two new models were released this week for RRP $1,499, but the machine has now won international acclaim as well.
Saeco Australia announced that the Syntia Stainless Steel recently won the Plus X Award 2009, which is one of the largest worldwide competitions for household appliance design related to technology, sport and lifestyle.
The jury of 144 members included journalists and experts from 32 nations, selected the Syntia for the High Quality and Ease of Use awards.
“The High Quality award is one of the most important hallmarks of excellence that a product can acquire,” said Saeco Australia national sales manager, Greg Wright. “It represents Saeco’s effort to deliver the highest quality, durability and sustainability.
“The Ease of Use award emphasises Saeco’s challenge to please consumers with user friendly fully automatic coffee machines.
“The combination of both awards acknowledges Saeco’s aim to provide end-consumers with high class products which match the needs of their daily lifestyles.”
The two new Syntia models release in Australia this week include are a white and a black model.
The Syntia Stainless Steel fully automatic coffeemaker is made of 70 per cent metal. It features a three-color display and four operating buttons. There are more than 30 symbols, arranged in the colors green, orange and red, which indicate the water and coffee bean levels, standby and many other functions. Also, a ‘My Coffee’ function stores user specifications for water quantity and flavor. In addition a grinder for coffee beans, the Syntia also has a separate container for ground coffee, so it can be used with whole beans or ground coffee.