nice quality coffee pot and grinder! worth the price!
2 February 2014
Summary: best coffee pot if owned! carafe keeps coffee hot around 4 to 6 hours. grinder works great. quality built nice looking with many options for strengths and sizes of brewing. this pot uses steeping to perfection. 9 different cup sizes or from 2 to 12 cups in the carafe. very happy with this product.
Summary: I'm very satisfied with my BDC600XL. While it's still a drip coffee, you'll enjoy a much more tasteful experience with this machine! I bought this model because I couldn't afford a +2,000$ espresso machine like the Jura or DeLonghi. I was also looking for a model with a grinder integrated since I love to make my coffee out of freshly ground beans. As an amateur of coffee, I can say this machine is a very good quality/price deal.
A deluxe coffee maker, well worth the price for every day home/office
6 February 2013
Summary: I like this cofee maker a lot! a huge improvement over the Starbucks drip machine I've used for the past several years. It takes some time figuring out all the bells and whistles, but they are what make this machine unique. The ability to control the steep time (Flavor) of the individual cups is great, ...I wish that feature could work for the caraffe as well.
Summary: I purchased this coffee maker as a backup for my much loved Kalorik Magic Bean. These are the only two manufacturers that I know of that measure water, so you constantly get a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. The controls are somewhat confusing. The "flavor" setting is actually the "Steep" time that the grounds get fully saturated with hot water. The "strength" setting is actually the amount of coffee this unit will grind...sort of a timer.
Summary: I was very unhappy with the Breville and returned it after a few uses. When it started making coffee in inconsitent amounts, I read the trouble shooting guide and it stated you could not use distilled water in the unit as it affects the operation on=f the machine. I only use distilled water. Fortunately I had bought this from the store mart and they had no idea and took the unit back without question.