Reviews and Problems with Breville BES870XL / BES870
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Brilliant little machine.
3 weeks ago
Summary: Love this machine. Have had no problems with it. I have had it for a couple months now, and I've already gone through over 200 shots on the machine. I am making better lattes then my Local shops for a fraction of the cost.
Summary: This is my second Breville, I had the previous model of the Barista Express prior to this one. I am happy with the improvements Breville made with this, specifically the burr grinder which feeds much better, and the hot water dispenser addition. I am disappointed that to spite regular cleaning, filter replacement, etc, my previous Breville only lasted about 3 years.
Summary: I love when a daring plan comes together! Since I am a real novice I spent a lot of time researching and finally decided this product had to be the one. Man, was I right. All the instruction videos helped make me familiar with the Barista Express right out of the box and before I knew it, we were brewing. Just that simple. So now that I no longer "fear" the damn thing, its time to start experimenting and I expect that will be a fun journey in the days ahead.
Summary: I bought this machine after becoming very frustrated with my local coffee shop's drink quality. What once felt like a treat was no longer! Although I have had other machines before (Starbuck's Barista and Krups), this machine was surprisingly sophisticated. It did require some practice to get the shot quality just right, but the gauge on the front and a very helpful user guide made this pretty self explanatory.
Summary: The coffee maker is everything I thought it would be: the coffee is great, but more importantly (for us) the cappuccino is awesome. It took us a few trials to get the grinder setting right (at 4 currently) and then the extraction pressure right in the middle of the gauge. Once we got the gist of it, it's a breeze. We love the machine and we're using it daily - every time perfect cappuccinos. The integrated grinder is so worth it.
tried everything can possible help to make a perfect shot, even contacted Breville tech support and spent ...
Jenny Man Yee Wai, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: YoHo...... I finally found a winner! After reading a lot of reviews of espresso makers, I first tried the De'longhi EC155, tried 2 and both didn't work, then I spent $500 to get a Breville BES840XL infuser, tried everything can possible help to make a perfect shot, even contacted Breville tech support and spent another $200 to buy a Breville smart grinder, buy new coffee beans change baskets, still no luck.
Summary: Its been a month since I have bought this machine. I have not worked every coffee making device out there but I have operated and tasted many. I had just lost my Deloghni magnifca super automatic machine after seven years of use. It was a pretty good machine for being a super automatic. But I have craved to get a real espresso machine and do a proper cappuccino. I have used french presses, Vietnamese phins, drip, siphon, and single serve kuerigs.
Summary: I have a small coffee shop in Mexico. I decided to buy a small espresso machine to start out with. I did not want to spend thousands of dollars on a machine. This machine has been almost perfect. The grinder part is great. On less thing on counter. It does take sometime for the steam to start steaming for say a cappuccino. I love this machine and will buy another.
Summary: Been using this for several months now and couldn't be happier. It took a bit of fiddling to figure out the right grind and quantity to get a good pressure, but once I got that right for my beans it's been smooth sailing. A couple of years ago I had given up espresso and just gone for the convenience of Keurig k-cups. Wow. I had forgotten what real coffee tastes like. There is simply no comparison (I guess that shouldn't be surprising).
Summary: Having had this machine for 2 months now I am Quite pleased. I have made 80+ mocha lattes on it and have got the technique down pretty well. The machine is quite capable of producing café quality drinks with consistency. I use Counter Culture Decaf coffee & Silk unsweetened organic soymilk typically & 1% or skim occasionally. Latte art foam is more difficult with soymilk but can be done with practice.