3Breville Infuser BES840

Breville Infuser BES840

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3Breville Infuser BES840
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110 reviews
Craig
CraigHighton9 posts
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Nice coffee easy to use

Previously had a sunbeam cafe series and felt like a change when that one broke down. The breville is more compact and fits nicely on the bench. Its easy to use and makes a good coffee. However it goes through the water very quickly compared to the sunbeam. I think the water tank is smaller and you can’t pour coffee and froth at the same time which I liked to do. Nevertheless I like this machine it’s more compact and looks smart and the coffee pour is good.

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mitz
mitz
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Love it!!

So many different options to use but once set up don't need to do anything else. Just push the button and it works. Very easy to clean and can't ask for more from a home machine. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing a new or even used or refurb model.

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Poco
PocoBrisbane5 posts
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Make great coffee

It’s very good coffee machine if you don’t mind all steps you have to do every morning. you can adjust the strength etc and once you get the right settings it’s pretty simple to use every day. My husband likes coffee but he doesn’t wanna use it as he doesn’t want to clean it up so it could be useless if you don’t have passion for coffee.

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Kent B
Kent BBrisbane4 posts
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Pete
Pete5 posts
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Love it!! Excellent coffee

It is simple to set up, use and clean. Can be used for making the perfect coffee. We nearly use it daily and simple to use, cant live with out. Only regret is that we didnt the the next model up with the double boiler to save time overwise very happy with the product.

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Bill R
Bill RBrisbane4 posts
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Good Brews, Quick

Great little machine. Has a very small footprint compared to other similar machines, and the coffee tastes great. Simple and fast. Turn it on, fill one of the 4 supplied filters, stomp using the attached stomper, twist the knob and great tasting coffee is yours. Comes with a spare filter, pin to clean filters, and 1 cleaning tablet. A staple of my morning routine for over a year.

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Georgia
GeorgiaMelbourne4 posts
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Nice piece of appliance to style up your morning ritual and home decor

It makes decent espresso, the milk frother is OK but not comparable to professional barista machine. The nice touches are the cup warm on top of the machine and the stomper on the left. It is easy to use and easy to clean, with the water tray easy to disassemble for cleaning.

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Bdog
Bdog
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Fantastic piece of equipment! Use it everyday without problems

The coffee is always fresh and much better than instant.

It's so simple to use. Only the essentials and everything is simple to follow at a push of a button.

Cleaning is easy as it comes with a simple cleaning kit. The machine tells you to empty the water when needed and tells you when the clean out the machine.

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Marta
Marta
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Jen
JenPerth, WA2 posts
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Love making my own coffee

I loved the idea of my own coffee machine. Wirjed beautifully for first couple of years. Now for some reason the machine when i make coffee the preasure dial doesn't work and i don't get the full flavour. If anyone has a suggestion as how to fix please let me know.

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Washed up.
Washed up.2 posts
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Fast and easy to use

Quick to prepare coffee and to froth the milk. And does so without leaking and being messy as previous makes we've had.

Coffee taste is dependant on the beans and your preference.

Pressure in extracting, apart from the grind size, is dependant on the hardness of the bean grind. Older beans seem to soften and you get reduced machine pressure. Use fresh, and freshly ground beans.

Cleaning procedure similar to previous makes. Drip tray does fill up on you unannounced so you need to keep an eye on how much wash water is in it.

Very pleased with this Breville and recommend it.

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Anna Legrouf
Anna LegroufAuckland3 posts
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Good machine, but has some issues

The coffee machine isn't all bad, but from our old breville to this new one we have lost water tank capacity, drip tray space and it requires special cleaning tablets every other month. The drip tray fills very quickly and so needs to be emptied far more often. The coffee is still good, and it makes good creama, but the tank capacities are a lot smaller than they used to be.

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portland 404
portland 404melbourne12 posts
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great machine tasty coffee

i have had this coffee maker now for 2 years and one of my best ever purchases makes great coffee simply and and tasty all the time ....

easy to master and tasty every time i use it

very simple to maintain ...and clean with automatic warning lights to tell when needed

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Vester
Vester5 posts
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An excellent machine whilst it worked

The coffee made was delicious. However, the machine broke after a couple of years, with the pump failing. The machine comes with a twelve month repair warranty, but when a coffee machine comes with a $500 price tag, it can be expected that the machine will last longer than three years.

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Old Engineer
Old EngineerGoulburn Valley, VIC16 posts
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Major Failure after 2 Years

Seemed like a good appliance until after two years of light domestic use a solenoid and the warm up system both failed. The Breville service agent charged $35 to investigate this , which is reasonable, but fixing the solenoid will cost another $238 and the warm up repair costs will require further evaluation and incur subsequent costs .So after 2 years of little use this machine's for the scrap heap.

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realestateagentswillripyAU42 posts
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bessy
bessySydney, NSW4 posts
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favourite appliance

This machine has lasted me more than 7 years. I am a caffeine addict and so was making at least 6-8 coffees a day, more on weekends!! It has served me well. The coffee was always great, the froth amazing and the instructions clear. Easy to clean, Easy to use. Definitely worth the money.

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Dianacarla
DianacarlaFar North Queensland, QLD216 posts
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Better than Sunbeam's comparative model

This coffee machine has been okay for us, it is much quieter than the Sunbeam cafe series one we replaced and heats faster. I don't think it will last more than 2 or 3 years though, mine is almost 12 mos. old and already leaks out of the hot water dispenser and steam wand. Pressure has decreased dramatically for the espresso pour as well, although the coffee is good enough for us non connoisseurs. We have the grinder to match it and that works great.

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Jack L
Jack L
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It is a great budget coffee machine, who like to get their hands on it. Good for beginner

It is a great budget coffee machine, who like to get their hands on it. Good for beginner. Very happy about it. So far so good.

The gaguage can allow you to improve your skills. The water tank is big. However the steamer is a bit slow once you get to know how to use it.

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BremerBabe
BremerBabe21 posts
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Best investment ever

Bought for hubby when old one died. This was an upgrade and hummed and hahhed when considering, due to price. The coffee is the same quality, taste every time. It is easy to use as I learnt easily (couldnt get consistent coffee in last one). Well worth the money spent.

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Kathy
Kathy2 posts
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Revolutionised Coffee time at my sons house

We purchased this model plus the grinder for our son for Christmas.

It has revolutionised coffee time at their house, they no longer buy coffee out, no more unrecyclable coffee cups.

They were amazed @ how great coffee can taste. Great little machine with lots of great features.

We are very happy with this machine

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Tony
TonyGold Coast12 posts
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ChrisC20Sydney Surrounds, NSW10 posts
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Steve
Steve26 posts
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Fantastic coffee machine

This is my first coffee machine with a PID and it seems to make a massive difference. The coffee tastes great with no bitterness.

There are lots of nice touches including the hidden accessories tray under the drainage tray.

I thoroughly recommend this model, although sadly it appears to have been phased out now

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Anne
AnneVictoria5 posts
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Pressure gauge does not work

I bought this machine second hand; but looks as if it's hardly been used.

Checked rubber seal ok. Pressure gauge doesn't move; what would be causing this please. Many other people have had the same problem; some say blockage in water line to group head and others to replace selenoid ? Can you do either of these yourself if ordering the parts . Don't really want to spend more than $100 on fixing,as I bought this at bargain price .

Anne

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jazzi
jazzi9 posts
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David5864
David5864AU13 posts
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southy125 posts
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John
JohnSydney Surrounds, NSW101 posts
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Hi John - please contact customer service on 1300 139 798 (Mon to Fri, 9 to 5) regarding returning the unit to the place of purchase. Thanks, the Breville team

Tim
TimSydney
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Problems after 12 months

Coffee quality was good and we were happy with the machine... until 15 months after purchase when the water failed to stop running after the shot. The machine basically only has manual function now which isn't good at all. Very disappointed to see a $500 coffee machine only last a bit over a year. Customer support were friendly but couldn't really help. I hope someone from Breville reads these reviews.

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Hi Tim - the design team receive these notifications and appreciate feedback. If you would like details for your nearest service agent please provide your post code. Thanks, the Breville team

Jamr
Jamr4 posts
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No pre infusion registering

Can't get a good coffee because the pre infusion process doesn't appear to be happening at all. Then no matter what grind etc there is no reading on the dial above pre infusion during extraction?. No instructions on this in the manual supplied with the machine. Have used half kilo of coffee trying to get a result

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Breville
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Hi Jamr - please contact a coffee specialist in our consumer support team - 1300 139 798 - and they can troubleshoot with you. Thanks, the Breville team

John
John
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Consistent, customisable, fantastic

Coupled with the Breville Smart Grinder, this thing is a beast. Very consistent, always a good drop, shot runs even with thick crema. The steam heat up system could be improved, however the wand itself works well, just requires a little bit of time. Worth noting - a friend also has one of these, but used pre ground beans - the results were very, very poor. Definitely get the grinder too.

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Annie
Annie
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faults at 12 months

Reasonable coffee. Good crema. Handle jumps out if not pushed past centre and coffee button makes awful sound when pressed. Will repair if i send it in reply paid but what do i do for the next month or so. Not happy after spending $600 why do i need 50

Norella
NorellaNorthern Rivers2 posts
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Great machine for the price

If you are newbie & want a manual machine to make real espresso coffee you cannot go past this machine.

I have had this machine for well over a year now & it works great. We make around 10 coffees a day on it, approximately a kilo a week of coffee. The water tank is good, not great however you get by.

It does use a lot of water, the water tray seems to be always full however it does make it up by making a great espresso.

Bang for buck you cant go wrong

unpc
unpcAuckland11 posts
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good job

I have had this for two years. It is compact and looks smart. The water capacity is a bit limited at 1.8 l but that does about 5 cups so a daily top up covers it. The water is also used to cool the boiler so some goes to the waste tray which needs to be dealt with promptly once it shows it is filling. The coffee seems fine but comparisons perhaps depend on blend etc.

One of the switches used to make a burring noise and as I expected after 2 years a valve needed replacement. Overall happy with it particularly with the matching grinder.

Garth
Garth7 posts
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Is it the basket?

the machine works well with single shot basket. Good pressure nice extraction etc. When using the double shot basket i can not get the pressure as high as i would like no matter what grind or tamping pressure or how full the basket. Do i need to change the basket or am I missing something?

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What grinder are you using? ^PM

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alden51
alden51
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So disappointed

There is nothing more disappointing than paying $600 or more and getting a faulty product. We followed all instructions to the letter, eagerly expecting decent coffee. But, we got a lemon. This Breville BES840XL is faulty and the pressure guage doesn’t budge, not even a little. The coffee is horrible and now we have to go to the trouble of packing it up and sending it back. This is the second time we purchased a Breville product - and both were crap. Never again!

alanz
alanzAU28 posts
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TaffCharters Towers36 posts
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