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6.2 out of 10

Breville Die-Cast Espresso Machine

A café in your kitchen. This espresso machine offers temperature Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Breville Die-Cast Espresso Machine

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Overall 6
6.0

Die-Cast turned out to be too Die-Fast

Lenok, Amazon
26 July 2014
  • Summary: I loved it at first! -Machine is great stylish-looking -Easy to operate and clean -Makes DELICIOUS coffee drinks; true espresso - black and strong. I barely used/use any fancy features: occasional latte maybe- haven't used any of the programmable features. No complaints at first- used it, enjoyed.
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Overall 10
10

Solid product well worth it.

Spike, Amazon
16 August 2011
  • Summary: This is my second unit, the first one lasted many years and went bad due to my mistake - tried to run it on an unregulated gas generator, had to have my coffee! It is solid and looks great, not cheap like many of the more expensive units. Yes it is not automatic but it is a work horse that does the job and if you place it close to your sink you can empty and reload in seconds.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage, gives up totally after about 7 months.

Consumer Advocate, Amazon
10 March 2011
  • Summary: This thing was a beauty, both in performance an appearance. Then suddenly it would stop heating during brew. The heating indicator light would come on, but the heater itself would not. If you shut it down, and restarted the hearter would once again engage for ONE cycle.
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Overall 4
4.0

Breville Espresso Machine

J. Staub, Amazon
4 August 2010
  • Summary: The machine worked for nine monthe past the one year warranty before breaking and the repairs would cost between $150 and $200. The problem is with the circuit board or boiler control panel and the defect seems to be somewhat common judging from the results of a web search. According to the Breville tech rep the only options are fix it or trash it. It made great coffee until it died.
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Overall 8
8.0

Breville 800 ESXL

B. Rubini, Amazon
30 June 2010
  • Summary: I've had this about 2 years now, and I've used it extensively. For the price its about the best one I've seen. I use this one in my office, and I have an older Rancilio Sivia (similar to Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine - New 2009 Model V3 ) at home which is WAY better than this, but in a whole different price range. With the Breville, my complaints are *NOT* regarding the coffee that it makes, which is quite good.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great outside, ok inside

Jedidiah Polete, Amazon
5 June 2010
  • Summary: I recieved this machine and right out the box, it's stunning. I upgraded from a $25 mr coffee boiler machine to this one. Everythig works great, even froths like a champ (needs a little warming up). But no complAints from that dept. And YES this machine allows you to do latte art, just remove the frothing enhancer and practice practice practice. Also, the double walled portafilter is crap.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Durability 10
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Looks 10
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Workmanship 10
10

Great gift for a coffee lover!

Overstock
17 January 2009
  • Summary: I bought this espresso maker for my adult daughter, who is a real coffee lover. She loves it! She uses it as often as she can and it makes a great cup of espresso. If you're into the strong stuff, this is the machine for you.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Durability 10
10
Looks 10
10
Workmanship 10
10

Great Machine!

Overstock
8 November 2008
  • Summary: I use it every day and I love it! The water reserve makes it so you don't have to keep adding water after each use, and the steaming wand has a nice rubber handle on it so you don't burn yourself. The only bad thing I can say about it is that it doesn't come with a frothing cup for the milk. But the value is great!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Durability 10
10
Looks 10
10
Workmanship 10
10

Almost perfect

Overstock
7 November 2008
  • Summary: I wanted to love this beautiful machine. I had problems getting a good crema. Tried Starbucks, Illy esp. for espresso machines, Bustello, etc. I tried slightly different grinds. I tried to contact Breville by phone. I was allowed to leave a voicemail which they did not return. I might not have returned the machine if Breville had followed up on their customer service. Overstock made the return very easy. I still think about that gorgeous machine.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Durability 10
10
Looks 10
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Workmanship 10
10

EXCELLENT ESPRESSO MACHINE

Overstock
12 July 2008
  • Summary: I LOVE this machine! It is a quality piece of work. It brews wonderful espresso with a layer of "crema" that I didn't even get with a cheaper machine that I had that broke down six months after having it. The water reservoir is a really nice feature which allows unlimited steaming/frothing of milk. Which, by the way, works really well. The "froth enhancement nozzle" produces coffee shop quality froth for lattes, cappuccinos, etc. -- even with nonfat milk!
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