A good little coffee machine that makes a lovely cup of coffee. It seems to use less coffee than my old machine (Lumina, Aldi). Cleaning the drip trays is a bit of a pain, and the milk frother is messy. A nice compact design, fits well in my small kitchen.
Love this machine
Received this as a housewarming gift! We love it. So easy to use, only thing is I wish it came with a bigger steam jug. Otherwise great user friendly machine which is easy to clean, it would be more convenient if you could use the steam wand at the same time as when the coffee is pouring
Good coffee machine
This is a good little coffee machine if you plan on not over using it. You have to measure your own coffee as it will keep pouring it. It makes amazing milk (was the best part about this machine) the taste of coffee varied with the brand but it was still lovely. It's hard to clean and ended up blowing up after 5 years of use. I did make anything from 5-10 coffees a day as I have a big family and it's not meant for that many coffees so I suggest making 3 max
I purchased another one 6 months ago but gifted it to my mum
Very easy to use, coffee does not disappoint, easy to clean. Appears to be a very good product will buy this make again. My wife and I have purchased this make previously, one product we had for 13 years.Will State ounce again, a very good product which has brought a lot of satisfaction.
Excellent Coffee Very Reliable
I've owned this coffee machine for 2 years and would easily rate it 5 stars. The machines performed faultlessly every day (for 2 years) plus the quality of milk and coffee is excellent.
The hardest part of owning this is the setup of the coffee grind, get that right and your ready to go.
The machines easy to clean and contains a grinder saving valuable bench space.
5 out of 5 from me.
Wife loves the taste and the compact look of the machine. I Wish this one could last longer than those that lived in bad reviews .I hope this will have long lasting life. Some other features are havent been used since im new to this. Grind function has not been tested yet.
EASY and WORTH IT
For the price you pay, it's worth it!
Needs a few tries before you get the coffee right.
Easy to clean
Great for frothing (was on a similar machine from Sunbeam previously which was terrible!)
Simple instructions (train the kid!)
Compact for small kitchens and a single grouphead
Will defo stick to Breville in the future
Good mid-range manual machine that makes excellent coffee. Very happy with it.
My old cheapie Sunbeam machine finally died this morning after about 6 years of reliable service. After a bit of research I decided to give this one a try. It's very similar to others that are half the price except for a couple of important features - build quality & the pre-infusion feature. Now to be honest I originally thought the pre-infusion thing was a bit of a gimmick, but the salesperson was quite insistent that it makes a big difference to the taste of the coffee. Turns out he was right - using exactly the same coffee from the same...batch with this machine compared to my old one was like chalk and cheese. The very first coffee I made was perfect - every bit as nice as I could buy in any coffee shop and much nicer than what the old machine ever produced. I made a coffee for my mother in law a bit later on (who works in a cafe) and she was of the same opinion. So far I'm impressed and very happy with my purchase. It was more than I was planning to spend, as I was only intending to buy another very basic machine as I only make coffee at home on the weekends, but I'm glad I spent the extra. It was wort it.
Great Machine for the price
Graet machine, great coffee. I had to give it away as I moved and it would no longert fit in my small kitchen. Makes better coffee than Nespresso and no problems with it ever. Easy to clean. Coffee tastes better than any coffee shop! Still going after 5 years. Highly recommended and quite compact. The more bells and wistles the more complicated. Saeco basic machines are also excellent.
Espresso temperature is really down
Although i love this the Breville Duo-Temp Pro machine, but I am very disappointed about my espresso temperature, it's not hot at all, it's not true that the espresso temperature will be around 200F as it's written in the breville packaging, I am really disappointed about this specific point. Breville customer service, could you please explain me why you have written that the espresso will be at 93 CELSIUS.
Appalling customer service and temperamental machine
My partner and i have had our machine for almost 2 weeks and still haven't been successful with a good flow, crema nor tasting coffee. Despite every combination of tamper weight and grind size we have been left scratching our heads. We called customer service today who were condescending and unhelpful, after speaking with two advisers who asked the same questions - grind size, beans freshness, store bought or not, tamper weight, etc we were left with no assistance as to what could be the issue.
We have fresh non store bought beans, we have ...tried every grind size from fine to heavy, we have used all four different baskets, we have tampered hard, medium soft, razored, smoothed, tapped. we have literally tried everything. I found it pretty frustrating talking to the customer service department who insisted i was giving them the wrong product code since mine did not come with a Breville grinder. They offered no actual help with the machine, only pointed out obvious things that once we had established could not be the issue they had nothing left to say, how is it helpful? why sell a machine and not have the right support to help the consumer use the product? I called the head office and asked if i could come in with my machine for a tutorial, which is apparently not possible. So what are we to do now with a machine that simply does not give us what we want let alone what we paid for?? Im sure it could be an excellent machine if the support was there to get the customer through the teething stages. Such a shame as we bought our machine based on reviews here.
This is our second Breville coffee machine and we are more than happy with it. It couldnt be easier to use and clean and we use it everyday. We have a much fancier unit at my workplace and the fact is it doesnt get used as much due to having too many steps to make coffee and then clean machine. We are very pleased with this machine and would highly recommend it.
No crema and faulty parts?? - UPDATE!
So it appears the 1 cup dual wall filter is utterly useless. Throw it in the bin. I can only conclude that the brevilles pump just cant cope with it and a small grind. It over extracts badly with pre-ground and flow is horrendous even with no coffee!! Use the 2 cup dual wall filter and tamp very lightly just to level. You should get good crema and your puck will come out perfect not soupy. Watch all the Breville demos not one person uses 1 cup filter!!
You should never tamp a pressurised filter it will always over extract - thanks y...outube for that one. Some pressurised only machines like my Saeco appear to have bumped up the pressure in group head to ensure it gives good flow even if you tamp it hard. If you tamp a pressurised filter on this machine you will get extremely bad flow and horrible over extracted coffee - bitter fine and sour if coarse. Just practicing tweaking the milk wand to texture properly its easy to get foam but not textured micro foam right through the milk. Thats for me to practice though. I think this machine is far better for using single walled filters/dialing in grind and tamp because the group head spray pattern more closely resembles a commercial machine then a pressurised only one like my Saeco. Original review:
Good but not perfect...
BECAUSE the Breville Duo-Temp Pro espresso machine has an auto-off function after about 15 minutes of inactivity, and most domestic users make coffee only every few hours, most users are always making coffee on a cold machine. This means that running hot water through the brew-head and into a cup is needed to get filter and cup up to temperature, so the drip-tray fills up much quicker than on machines with a permanently-powered hot-plate for keeping cups warm. PLUS, the machine has a temperature sensor, so any water in the steam wand pipes pu...rges into the drip-tray if using the brew-head after using the wand, to remove hot water that might burn the brew. And using the steam wand before brewing is normal for making any type of coffee with milk – this also increases the waste water in the drip-tray. I find that 2-3 cups is maximum before the drip-tray must be emptied, so it is woefully inadequate in size. THEN, because the warming-plate takes about 15 minutes to come up to temperature and warm cups, it is completely pointless, since that is when it is due to turn off again and go cold! LASTLY, although the water-tank is a much better design than on the ES-800 series, with a tightly fitting lid, it is at the back of the machine – usually against a wall – so very hard to see for checking water levels. The machine makes very nice espresso, but these design ‘features’ make it very frustrating to use.
The instructions were handy and the machine is excellent. It's extremely easy to clean and even if you are mediocre at making coffee, you will definitely be able to making really great coffee with this machine. If you drink coffee, you need this machine in your life. Can't live without it
Questions & Answers
My machine seems to have steam and water droplets escaping fron around the hex attachment at the top of the steam wand. It is tight, how do I fix this please Thanks
I have just bought this. I can not seem to get a good strong coffee from it. It just seems really watery and very weak. Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong please?
depending on which basket you use, you will want to use a certain amount of ground coffee. the duo temp pro comes with an 18g basket and i believe a 12g. In my opinion i would say go for the 18g. make sure u coffee is ground fine enough but not so fine you get only a few drops out. you want to aim for a 36g pull during 27-30 seconds. if you are using pre-ground coffee use the pressurised "dual wall" basket. keep in mind none of these variables are set in stone so feel free to play around with them. theres a playlist on youtube that i really recommend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTFsBqhpLes&list=PLxz0FjZMVOl15gHRbhcZSDvlgUV4vxnp9
Can I use generic cleaning powders to clean machine? Thanks
Don't know about powders, but I put 2 litres of vinegar through it....I put the vinegar in, let it sit for about 2 hrs, then let 1/2 out through the coffee part and then the rest out through the milk nozzle. Then I repeat with about 2 full water containers. I've had mine forever
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|Category||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines|
|Pump Pressure||15 bar|
|Input Power||1,700 W|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||No|
|Water Tank Capacity||1.8 L|
|Dimensions||334 x 311.7 x 257 mm|
|Milk Frother||Steam Wand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Brushed Stainless Steel|
- GTIN14: 10021614056303
- MPN: 35904110, 947 and BES810BSS
- GTIN13: 9312432022897 and 9312432024181
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