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Great machine that makes very good coffee at this price pointInfuser BES840BKS (Black Sesame)
This machine represents great value at this price point. Making good coffee relies on the machine maintaining a stable brew temperature. This is the only machine that I have found at this price that includes an adjustable electronic temperature control known as a PID. This machine does provide stable brew temperature. Adjust the brew temperature higher for medium roasts and lower for dark roasts. It also has auto purge to remove pressure and water from the brewing head, allowing you to make the next shot quicker and prevents the coffee puck fro... Read morem being slushy. This machine is also one of the cheapest that I have seen that includes both styles of filter baskets. 2 x pressurized and 2 x non pressurized. Pressurized for newbies, non-pressurized produce better coffee shots as you improve. I use the large non-pressurized basket with 19 grams of coffee. Adjust the grind size until you extract 60 grams (ml) of coffee in around 25-30 seconds. This produces an excellent shot. The focus of this machine is on a great shot of coffee. Milk function is average for these machines. I find milk frothing to be too slow, so I use a good quality Lavazza milk frother instead ($90). This allows me to brew my shot whilst the milk is frothing. All in all, for $469 (on sale) I don't think you could go wrong. Team it up with a good quality grinder. Breville BCG820BSS ($269 on Amazon) as your minimum quality. You would have to spend around $1500-$2000 to be able to notice any difference in the brew quality IMHO.
Steam/ hot water control so tight it’s nearly impossible to turnInfuser BES840BKS (Black Sesame)
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
Makes a great cup of coffeeInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
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
Better than Starbucks and it's in my kitchen!Infuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
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
This should have been perfectInfuser BES840CRN (Cranberry)
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
Very nice coffee MachineInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
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
RobustInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
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
Just rebought the same model - just too good at making coffeeInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
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.
Great coffee, good value and bullet proofInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
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
I'm In HeavenInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
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 !!
Frustrating MachineInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
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
Very poor machine , with the new set upInfuser BES840BKS (Black Sesame)
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
Can't beat the valueInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
For someone operating with this sort of a budget, it is difficult to find a machine that offers better value. If you know what you're doing, you can pull a really top class shot from it. That said, coffee making is an art and most often, poor coffee is a problem with the operator, not the machine. Produces very consistent results and steam is good enough to make decent latte art. Low maintenance, small sized machine which will fit into the smallest of kitchens. One major downside is that it requires you to buy a separate grinder which adds to t... Read morehe cost. I have a Sunbeam cafe series grinder (around $150) to go with this machine and both gadgets have given me exceptional service over the last 6 odd years (bought a 2 year old second hand machine and grinder). Nothing has gone wrong whatsoever. I only had to replace the group head seal once, which cost under $10 and 10 minutes to do it. One other downside is that the water tank is a little small and there is no way to find out it is empty unless you look behind the machine, or it runs out!
An exact replacement for our previous 7 year old BES840SSInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
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
Love my coffeeInfuser BES840BSS (Stainless Steel)
I had a budget and this machine fitted it.
Pros: love the look of it.
Love that the tamper has its own spot to reside
Love the drip tray and “secret” accessory compartment.
Love the coffee it makes
Loves the way it froths the milk
Love it’s sixty second heat up
Love the easy to fill water reservoir.
Love that it is easy to use.
Questions & Answers
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.
Hi, do you actually need to use a filter in the water tray? I am using filtered water anyway.
Hi, I also use filtered water but still use a filter which have not had to change as it remains pretty clean, Cheers
I have never used a filter.
Thank you. Also, I get a large amount of boiling water in the driveway every time I make a coffee, do you have any idea as to why this is happening please?
I have had my breville infuser for 3 months. I’m new to coffee and the machine but I was making coffee no problem for months and all of a sudden the coffee always comes out sour even though the arrow is in the expresso zone. The filter is new, I haven’t changed coffee beans, I’m doing nothing different to what I was doing in the months before hand. Can anyone help?
Assuming that your coffee has not aged or changed in any way, the main problem I have found with coffee not tasting as it should is that the system needs cleaning. This is the biggest problem I have found in the past especially with bigger fully automatic systems specially, too hard to clean properly. I make sure to rinse the portafilter after each use with short run whilst it is still hot, this has a better chance of removing coffee oils before the next use, hope this helps.
I did the clean, even though the clean button wasn’t on, and it’s still sour
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|Category||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines|
|Pump Pressure||15 bar||15 bar||15 bar|
|Input Power||1,700 W||1,700 W||1,700 W|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||No||No||No|
|Dimensions||334 x 312 x 257 mm||334 x 312 x 257 mm||334 x 312 x 257 mm|
|Weight||7.9 kg||7.9 kg||7.9 kg|
|Milk Frother||Steam Wand||Steam Wand||Steam Wand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Brushed Stainless Steel||Cranberry||Black Sesame|
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