Summary: Just Excellent! It delivers what they offer and more. I would have hoped though that the accessories were cheaper to replace, when you compare the price of each accessory versus the whole machine price you will see it is ridiculous. But again, the coffee maker is perfect for beginners who want to experiment, and I bet also for expert Baristas.
Awesome machine express.The best you can get in his category
19 June 2011
Summary: It is an amazing machine, easy to operate and make awesome cappuccinos. I am really happy with it.I recommend this product to everyone for his price and results. Excellent brand amazing design excellent results.
Summary: Nice heavy made in Austrialia machine. Easy to use makes an excellent espresso.Our situation was our old machine died and I did some research on equipment and this is a highly reguarded unit. I like it very very much. Then we look for best price and everybody wins.
Excerpt: I have had my Breville machine for nearly 3 years in my professional office kitchen. Now I also have a cafe/bakery business and have been trained by a barista. Visitors to the professional office all agree the coffee from this machine is equal to or even better than most cafes. Now I of course reckon it's the barista (me) but I suspect it is the machine that makes it easy for me. But that's just between you & me - ok.
Great for the newbie; not soo much for if you would like to get more
25 April 2012
Summary: Overall I think this machine is great for a new coffee machine user. easy to use grinder and tamp. I found the built in grinder frustrating to use as I couldn't set the grind for a perfect extraction.
Excerpt: Very easy to use. Use it every day to make coffee and hot chocolates. Bought it because of the brand name and because it comes with a grinder, which saves having to have a separate grinder. Bought another portaflter so I can make lots of coffees for friends! This model comes with 4 filters, 2 single wall and 2 dual wall so you can really play around and get the coffee you like!