3Breville Infuser BES840

Breville Infuser BES840

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3Breville Infuser BES840
3.8

110 reviews

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Product is used
  • Daily
  • Several times a week
Build Quality
4.1
Value for Money
4.3
Ease of Use
4.1
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3
Noise Level
3.2
Consistency
4.5
Milk Frothing
4.2

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110 reviews
darfvader
darfvaderGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC11 posts
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beachshack
beachshackNorthern Region, NSW18 posts
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Steam/ hot water control so tight it’s nearly impossible to turn

Bought 2 months ago, steam control knob was tight but we thought may loosen with use. Very difficult to turn knob, I need two hands, it’s ridiculous. Machine actually makes reasonable coffee with decent crema despite its dinky plasticky appearance but today we have tried complaining to Breville, no response. DJs finally got back to us, told us they would send it away but it could to up to 10 weeks to repair! Not good enough Breville. A lot of money to pay for poor service. From 2 disgruntled age pensioners. Show details
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Mark
MarkSydney, NSW28 posts
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Makes a great cup of coffee

Firstly, I have been grinding my own beans and have made my own coffee since last century and have owned several machines previously, this unit makes a "great cup of coffee", I am pleasantly surprised at the huge amount of "crema" must be due to the infuser system. Have been a fan of compact units for easier cleaning. Currently I am limited with the height of the unit I can fit and this one just makes it, previous unit was a Delonghi EC860 which was terrific and has lasted 9 years but now needs a new pump which I will get replaced and use as a spare or give away but did not make as good a cup as the Breville. Show details
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Nick
Nick2 posts
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Better than Starbucks and it's in my kitchen!

I LOVE this machine! The quality of the coffee is great &consistent, the temperature is as expected: hot. Just a wee bit loud, but I might be sensitive. Overall, I am very happy & love making my own special brew. Show details
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ampcent
ampcentSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
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This should have been perfect

Purchased yesterday but dead on arrival. Looked perfect coming out of the box. Pressure gauge does not work so I cannot reliably make coffee, so it is now a $599 brick. Myers’s would not take it back and have referred me to Breville for support. Breville is not answering the phone. Show details
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Geoff P
Geoff PSydney, NSW40 posts
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Very nice coffee Machine

I recently purchased this machine and have made a few cups of coffee. It was to replace a simpler Breville machine ( "Venicia") It is quieter and pulls a good shot, no problems with frothing the milk either. The quality and consistency appears good, and the temperature was also to my taste. Show details
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JayJay
JayJayRichmond-Tweed, NSW3 posts
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Robust

Had this for 6 years and made over 6000 cups of coffee. Still going strong. Simple machine that works very !! It stopped pushing water through recently but it just needed a descale. So happy with it. Show details
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Mim
MimSouth Australia
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Just rebought the same model - just too good at making coffee

We have had the same Breville machine for 15 years.
It's time to buy a new one, and although we could buy a more expensive coffee machine we have decided to stick to this machine - as it's so good.
Makes a great cup of coffee.
Yes there are more automated machines, but rarely do I think they taste as good.
Great value, great quality.
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Mekster
MeksterMetropolitan Adelaide, SA3 posts
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Great coffee, good value and bullet proof

I've had this for nearly 10 years makes good coffee and hasn't missed a beat. It's simple and if you know how to make good coffee you'll love it. After 10 years I only now have to replace one of the rubber seals. I bet you won't find a fully auto machine that will last this long. Show details
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Susan S.
Susan S.2 posts
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I'm In Heaven

I'm SO happy with my Coffee machine. Took me a few goes to get the right settings to my coffee taste but now making delicious flat whites is a breeze. Excellent crema and milk texturing. easy to clean and to look after.
having friends now for a cuppa it's a different league... Very Happy with my purchase !!
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Nadine
Nadine
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Frustrating Machine

The Steam Wand drips as it comes to temperature. The closer it gets to ready to use, the more it releases. Wouldn't be so bad, but the drip tray is tiny. The machine also requires a purge regularly. By the time you heat the wand, give it a purge and make a few cups, the tray needs emptying. Very frustrating and time consuming. Have to use a cup under the wand as it heats to catch the dripping water so I don't have to empty the tray so often. Also, no guide to let you know the milk is hot enough, so basically need to scald your hand by holding the steel cup to check.  Show details
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Mark R.
Mark R.Illawarra, NSW4 posts
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Very poor machine , with the new set up

I have been told by Breville my new BES 840 is programmed to go into standby mode after 13 minutes then it will completely shut down after 25 minutes, thus making it nearly impossible to warm it up and keep it that way for any longer than 15 minutes. Toatally useless to me , very disappointed with this new set up.  Show details
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Mav
Mav5 posts
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Peter
PeterBrisbane53 posts
  BES840BSS

An exact replacement for our previous 7 year old BES840SS

Good no fuss coffee machine which does exactly what you want - consistent fresh coffee. After 7 years of daily use (25,000 cups of coffee) our previous BES840 died :(.... How happy I was to find the exact model at an even lower price than the original purchase. Perfectly happy once again. Show details
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Anna
AnnaBrisbane66 posts
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Questions & Answers

Noel B.
Noel B. · Infuser BES840

Whether its a single, or double shot the pour, is incredibly slow, and the total extracted is not anywhere near enough to even consider calling it a coffee of any description. What am i missing, not to much coffee, or pressure of coffee in basket, not tamped down to hard.. thanks for your time.

Dafydd
Dafydd · Infuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)

My Breville BES840 suddenly turned itself on, and now responds only to the wall socket. It makes the usual starting up clatter but doesn't stop until switched off at the wall.

Mark
Mark  
GlennisMC
GlennisMC · Infuser BES840

Hi, I am having issues with a considerable amount of very hot water entering the driptray during extraction. Any ideas please as to what I am doing wrong with this.

Mark
Mark  

Hi, I would check with the manufacturer, have had an odd time when I have a bit of water when taking the drip tray to empty but but not too concerned. Cheers

darfvader
darfvader  

They do fill the drip tray very quickly. I empty mine around every ten coffees.

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CategorySemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines
Price (RRP) $749$749$749
Pump Pressure15 bar15 bar15 bar
Input Power1,700 W1,700 W1,700 W
Dishwasher Safe PartsNoNoNo
Dimensions 334 x 312 x 257 mm334 x 312 x 257 mm334 x 312 x 257 mm
Weight7.9 kg7.9 kg7.9 kg
Milk FrotherSteam WandSteam WandSteam Wand
Bean GrinderNoneNoneNone
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)1 year(s)1 year(s)
Colour / FinishBrushed Stainless SteelCranberryBlack Sesame
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