Summary: I had this espresso machine for about a year and the grinder gave me trouble from day one. I contacted breville numerous times and was told that they couldn't do anything other than suggesting to use different kind of coffee beans.
Conclusion: "My last review was early on in owning this product. At that time I loved it. It's been almost a year now. I use the machine 4 days out of 7. When I use it I'll make two drinks twice that day. The machine has functioned flawlessly!. No issues, problems, or complaints. I still love it!
Conclusion: "Just a couple suggestions re the instruction manual for the Barista express. First off I like the machine and it's functionality. I also love the coffee (really Americano). I am now on my 3rd machine in the second year of ownership as the first two machines began to make a loud chattering noise...
Conclusion: "Breville has done a great job designing the BES870XL. It's easy to use with the built in automation but once you get used to the machine you can customize the coffee different ways to your taste. I use mine 3 - 4 days a week for 3 - 4 coffees a day for our family.
Conclusion: "I love my espresso so I purchased this $599.00 Barista, it was great for a couple of months and it stopped grinding beans. After cleaning the machine still did not work. The company sent me another machine and after 2 months stopped grinding beans again. It is very frustrating.
Conclusion: "ALL WHAT I CAN SAY, FOR THOSE COFFEE LOVERS, THIS IS IT.. DO NOT THINK ABOUT TWICE AN INVESTING IN THIS AMAZING WONDEFUL EXPRESSO. I HAVE HAD FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS, AND I HAVE 0 REGRETS, IF I NEED TO INVEST IN ANOTHER EXPRESSO WILL BE THIS BRAND..
Conclusion: "I absolutely LOVE my Breville BES870... it makes a nice, hot, "fluffy" latte every time. The burr grinder is wonderful, and I especially love that it grinds just as much as I want with the press of a button (i.e. pusing the portafilter in to turn it off and on).
Conclusion: "After 10 years with a Francis Francis X5 which I typically used with Illy ESE pods, my little blue machine sadly passed away. I loved it so. It made a good espressos for me every morning. RIP little guy.
Conclusion: "I received the BES870XL for a Christmas present in 2013. I was really excited, but when I tried the machine, it didn't work. I'm a coffee snob, and have had various models over the years, I know how to run an expresso machine, but I couldn't get the pressure gauge to function.