3Breville Bambino Plus BES500

Breville Bambino Plus BES500

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3Breville Bambino Plus BES500
3.9

46 reviews

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46 reviews
J.J
J.JSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  BES500SST

Had it for three months and in for repair already

Suddenly stopped heating water/steam. Owned it for just over three months, and now in for a repair for min 4 weeks. It seems pretty unreliable considering it from Breville. Coffee quality is pretty average, but certainly easy to use. It is recommended for a person who is buy in the morning to prepare to go to work, and still has enough time to drop in for service centre during normal working hours. Breville won't orgranise pickup from your office, and you physically need to go into their authorised service centre. Show details
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RJK
RJKPerth, WA
  BES500BSS

Brilliant for the first month but then problems

I loved this machine for the first month so I was very disappointed when the 2 cup filter basket started to flow coffee from the left side only meaning I could no longer make two coffees. I contacted Breville and they said that due to the double wall filters, they are prone to coffee build up in the inner wall and they need to be replaced (and purchased) at least once per year and possibly every few months depending on how often it is used. I was sent out another basket but I still have the same issue. I really wish this machine worked properly because the size is great, it makes a nice coffee and the milk frother is perfect. I also think that for the price you should not need to purchase replacement filters. Show details
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Ash
Ash3 posts
  BES500BSS

Perfect consistent coffee every time,

Barista quality every time. Consistent coffee, temperature is adjustable to your taste, milk comes out perfect.
Coffee machine is nice and compact and doesn't take up much bench space at all, Show details
nessjez
nessjez60 posts
  BES500BSS

Fantastic machine for guilt-free coffee

I replaced a fully-manual machine with this a month ago and haven't looked back. Super-fast heat-up, pours a great shot, good temperature and froth, huge water tank - all done automatically. And no empty pod guilt.

Cons: it's lightweight so you have to hold it down to attach and release the portafilter. And yes I also have issues with the filter basket getting stuck, but a little wiggling releases it pretty easily.

Do NOT pay over $400 though - it's easily found with a 3 at the front of the pricetag. Show details

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Aurora
AuroraSouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts
  BES500BSS

Efficient, compact but problems

When the 2 cup filter basket is used, no matter how carefully I tamp, very little coffee flows from the right hand side. So now I have to use the 1 cup basket.
After extraction, the portafilter comes off and the filter basket is still stuck to the group head. Show details
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Ketts67
Ketts67Turner 2612, ACT4 posts
  BES500SST

Awesome little machine

So much easier than my Little Guy with excellent results once you get the grind spot on. The auto milk frothing is awesome, cafe quality milk while your off doing something else.

The main draw back is the size of the drip tray but you can live with it for great coffee at home. Show details

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