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Breville Bambino Plus BES500
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    4.2 (36)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (34)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (36)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.6 (34)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (28)
  • Product is used
  • Consistency
    4.5 (28)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.6 (30)
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Best investment I’ve ever made.

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If you’re a mum, with infants/toddlers and don’t want to leave the house, this is the best thing you can buy if you need your coffee every morning! I’ve had this for over a year now, and I cannot go a day without it! Sure I’ll have cafe coffee here and there but at the times you need a warm hug the most, this is it!! I have turned so many family members to investing in this and they too have never looked back! So much better than coffee pod machines too! Easy to do and easy to clean, pretty to look at and super simple.
I was also tossing between this one and the smeg machine, but I don’t regret this purchase. The milk frother does it all on its own and it’s so much easier to understand too.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman.

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BanjoPatersonYarralumla 2600, ACT
  • 68 reviews
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It's a Little Bit Impressive

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Purchased in at GraysOnline.

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Suz57
Suz57Perth, WA
  • 2 reviews

Compact! Great machine

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I wanted a compact coffee machine for use at home and to take in our van. I'm so happy with it. Easy to use, compact, easy to clean, takes minimum bench space.The milk throther has 3 settings, heats milk perfect.

Purchased in for $550.

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Anna
Anna
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Great espresso machine with tips

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Milk frother awesome. Makes great coffee. Some tips:
* Take the frother out of the milk before it stops and wipe it straight away with wet washer. Stops the end getting clogged and keeps it cleaner
* With the automatic purging, use a small cup and tip it down the sink. THen you don't need to empty the tray very often
* Use a small washer on top to stop vibrations of the above-mentioned cup and tamper
* Clean with these tablets (cheaper than Breville) https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174461062567

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Gayle
GayleHunter Region, NSW
  • 2 reviews

In love with Breville Bambino plus

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Love my new Breville Bambino plus, especially the automatic milk frother.
Coffee temperature is nice and hot and I don't have to heat it any further in the microwave.
Small problem is the need to empty the tray each time as it is quite small but I can live with that. Love this product.

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Estienne
EstienneSydney, NSW
  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great machine, homemade coffee that beats the local cafe

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We got the machine at a discounted price thanks to a corporate partnership program with the vendor. The machine is easy to use and I love that it has 3 programmed levels of milk texture to choose from and also 3 temp settings for the milk - it makes it easy to automatically froth the milk to my preferred texture and temperature without trying to get it to the right texture and temp manually. The extraction of the coffee is also good. The only slight problem is that the drip tray is small and fills up quickly, especially as the steam wand has the auto clean functionality after each cup. But it's a minor inconvenience and overall we really do love this machine.

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $550.

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jill
jillSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
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good machine with a couple of design flaws.

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Makes great coffee. there are two design flaws. one is mechanical the other program related.
When the pump is running for making coffee or heating the milk the vibrations make the coffee cups moves resulting in the coffee going straight in the drip tray instead of in your cup.
There is a head cleaning and descaling feature in the software program. both come up after 200 uses or so The descaling message can be overwritten but the head cleaning cannot. This means you have to perfrom the head cleaning operation before you can continue making coffee. this take 5 minutes minimum, not very handy when you have visitors and need to make more than 2 coffees. It should be possible to overwrite the head cleaning as well

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Waz
WazSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 7 reviews
  • 5 likes

Great little machine, only down side is the drip tray is too small.

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I’ve had this machine for a couple of weeks now and it’s a great little machine. Makes great coffee and the milk frother does a great job.

The only down side is the drip tray is just a little too small and it only takes a minor knock to dislodge it.

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Nic
Nicbrisbane
  • 46 reviews
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Great coffee every morning

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Electronics.

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hutchyhouse
hutchyhouse
  • 10 reviews
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WE love it !

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We purchased this to save on our take away coffee expenses and after tasting the coffee from a friends Bambino machine.
This is great - the coffee tastes fabulous.
It is easy to learn how to use. It is not as quick as pod machines and involves a bit more cleaning but we think it is worth it and better environmentally.
Very easy to fill the basket and get a shot , and easy to froth milk whilst cleaning the basket for the next coffee. ( Which is also great for kids hot chocolates )
As other have stated - big water reservoir, easy to use and clean ( download the instructions app and follow ) , great consistent coffee, looks great.
We are saving plenty on cafe coffee and think our at home coffee tastes better!

Purchased in for $465.

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Carls
Carls
  • 10 reviews
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Awesome- if you don't have much bench space!

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The machine is the ultimate pocket rocket! Coffee tastes great, we use it 3 times daily.
It's easy to clean, easy to fill up with water.
Milk frother heats up nice and hot.
Sometimes the single handle cup gets stuck but I think that's because I jam-pack the coffee in.
If you don't like bench clutter and want a minimalist machine- this is honestly worth every cent. No regrets. The silver machine looks so pretty on the kitchen counter too!

Purchased in for $500.

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Alan E
Alan ESydney, NSW

Perfect home coffee machine for those will little time and little skill

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Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $500.

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Kelley R
Kelley RPerth, WA
  • 9 reviews
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Quality at-home espresso, easily!

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Purchased in at JB Hifi Home for $440.

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Alex
Alex
  • 4 reviews
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Excellent little coffee machine

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $420.

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Elees
EleesPerth, WA

The best purchase! Love it!

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I love coffee and since having my first baby and being on maternity leave, I have found a new love for it! I wanted a machine that had a small footprint (I have limited bench space) but I didn’t want to compromise on quality. I settled for the Breville Bambino Plus and what a good choice that was! The machine itself is compact and semi automatic which makes it super easy to make my coffee with minimal cleaning and mess. The taste of the coffee is phenomenal (I make sure I buy good coffee beans which I’m sure would help) to the point where I would say it tastes the same as what I’d get at the cafe.
This machine has honestly been the best purchase, well worth the money.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $499.

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Questions & Answers

Jaz L.
Jaz L.asked
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How long does this machine bambino take to froth milk... I'm looking for one that is more powerful then most home machines.. but poss without the commercial price tag.. is this possible does anyone know?

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Suz57
Suz57

Less than a minute. There are three froth settings. I find the second setting perfect. Just like store bought

Gayle
Gayle

30 to 45 seconds

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Gayle
Gayle

Haven't had it long enough yet

Gayle
Gayleasked
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What is the largest cup size I can use with machine

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jill
jill

you can use a 250cc glass as long as it is not more then 90 mm high
We use 250cc coffee glasses without problems

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CategorySemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines
Price (RRP) $599.95$599.95$599.95
Input Power1,600 W1,600 W1,600 W
Dishwasher Safe PartsNoNoNo
Water Tank Capacity1.9 L1.9 L1.9 L
Dimensions 310 x 195 x 320 mm310 x 195 x 320 mm310 x 195 x 320 mm
Weight5 kg5 kg5 kg
Milk FrotherSteam WandSteam WandSteam Wand
Bean GrinderNoneNoneNone
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless SteelBlack TruffleSea Salt
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