Breville Dual Boiler with Smart Grinder BES920 / BCG820 has been replaced by Breville Dynamic Duo BEP920.
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Changed our life FOR THE BETTER from those nasty pods.
We love our Breville make about 6 coffees a day and it's goin strong , the milk frothing is more variable compared to those automatic models like the oracle but you save $1k in the process and the manual process is fun, some days youll make a coffee to rival any great cafe, every so often youll stuff it up .
To sum it up a great machine do yaself a favour and make the switch from those nasty pods.
- BES920 (Dual Boiler)
Lives up to the hype - an excellent home machine
Though this is discontinued I found Bing Lee selling units recently with a 20% off coupon and snapped one up. I already owned the grinder. The Machine is fantastic. Between the tunability and various controls there is an excellent base on which you can pull a great home espresso.
The preinfusion and volumetric settings are fantastic. As the grinder is time based I recommend a set of scales to dose out the beans reliably. Also, Youtube and coffeesnobs.com.au has excellent information on tuning the machine. The pour-in tank is convenient, the...shots are consistent, the styling is great. The whole thing is just great and i agree with the various review sites that it's the best machine for home-use under $1000. The little details seal the deal - the retractable wheel to lift the unit for moving around and cleaning, the under tray storage, the cleaning system - it just seems very well put together. The steam wand is powerful enough to texture milk well, not as powerful as the Silvia or commercial units but gets the job done. In some ways, with a cold jug and milk the lack of steam power means you spend longer working on and texturing the milk, which makes for exceptional microfoam. It could be my imagination - it just seems to come out really nice and smooth. Lastly - invest in a few toys. Hit up the chinese import sites - what you want is 58mm intelligent dosing ring, espresso distributor and 30lb spring tamp. Cheap imitations of the insanely priced commercial versions work just fine and take a few variables out of the equation. It's made my beans last longer as I lose less on crappy shots. What's my interest? In my younger days I worked as a Barista in Australia and the US for five years and just really like coffee. I moved to this unit from a rancilio silvia - which i loved, but I find the Breville less temperamental and consistent. I found I didnt have the time or patience to coax the silvia into behaving. The breville just works.
- BCG820 (Grinder)
Dependable and consistent results.
This machine is used in conjunction with my Breville Duo Temp Pro espresso machine (see seperate review and is a perfect match.)
It has an easy to read display that tells you the selected grind size (chosen by turning a knob on right side) ,the length of the grind in seconds and the number of shots/cups chosen. The machine will adjust the time of grind according to the number of shots/ cups chosen. It took me about 3 grinds to dial in the amount and size of grind I reqd (for MY perfect esspresso coffee with the beans I us,) so is very easy to ...
Love this machine.
Love the taste of the coffee.Love the perfect grind every time.
We had it as a pack with the coffee machine and we are still having great coffees after 5 yrs.
We have the red machine. Easy to use, Easy to clean and perfect coffee everytime.
Ongoing maintenance is is minimal.
Got it on special from Good Guys. Very great coffee machine. Much better than our previous capsule one. Easy to maintain. Great taste of coffee. It's not that expensive if you consider how much coffee you will drink outside. Highly recommend for any coffee lover. The dual boiler is also great. Saves time.
Makes fantastic coffee (using good beans of course) is reasonably quiet when it's starting up and doesn't take long in the mornings until its good to go. Only thing could be improved is if it stayed turned on for a bit longer once you don't touch anything for a while until it goes into standby. Apart from that can't fault it
- BCG820 (Grinder)
Very happy with this grinder
I was looking for a machine to make decent coffee at home because I was sick of the awful taste of Nespresso. Initially I purchased this grinder after reading reviews on this website and used an AeroPress.
The grinder is as good as the reviews suggest and has performed well over the past year I have owned it.
6 months after purchasing I happened to come across the Sunbeam EM700 coffee machine on sale and online reviews were very positive so I took the plunge.
This Breville grinder paired with the above mentioned coffee machine and some good quality coffee beans from my local cafe, this makes a fantastic cup of coffee!
New World Of Coffee
I just love this grinder. A funny thing to say maybe but if you love coffee and I do, this baby opens up a whole new world of choice to you.
I was a mere drinker of supermarket ground coffee until I bought this. That meant a whole new world of bespoke beans grinders and coffee flavours opened up to me.
You pour the beans in the big hopper on top and and then it seems a little overwhelming with choices at first because this baby has an almost endless array of custom settings (600 grind choices) but once you are in the swing of daily use, it...
Has been an awesome purchase!
Fantastic coffee machine. I’ve had mine for over 4 years and it works like new. steamer is brilliant producing smooth creamy milk every time. I love it! I’m not sure why they have discontinued this model. Seems like a shame. I predict I’ll have this for many more years to come!
Cafe quality Coffee
I have now had this machine for a while. This machine produce the best café quality coffee. I use this machine every day and look forward to my morning hit. The machine is easy to use quick to clean. It holds quite a bit of water so you do not need to top up every time you use it. I would recommend this machine to anyone.
Perfect coffees every morning
A fantastic machine for the price which allows you to make barista style coffees in your own kitchen every morning. The separate grinder is excellent and the dials/digital display allow you to customise the grind settings and dose with ease (particularly useful when experimenting with different coffee beans). Coffee machine is a breeze to use and no fuss to clean. Well built with many professional like features - highly recommended.
- BES920 (Dual Boiler)
If you don’t know anything about making Espresso..This coffee machine is NOT for you!
I love this home domestic espresso machine, iv had this machine for around 4 years now & it’s never let me down.. il say it again...
“If your NOT serious about making cafe style espresso at the comfort of your own home.. DONT Buy this machine, your wasting your time & MONEY”!
To get the best out of this espresso machine, I ALWAYS use variety of fresh roasted coffee beans with a roast date specified.
DO NOT USE TAP WATER, Always use filtered Water, as the Espresso will taste better.
Cleaning is easy.. my favourite cleaning products ...
Really great coffee machine and great value for both grinder and coffee machine
We got the red model which is quite nice and the dual boiler makes the ready time to use the coffee machine quite instantaneous. The grinder works perfectly and coffee machine makes great coffee we haven't had any issues after having it for 2 years now. This model has been replaced by a new model but breville makes great products in general.
As good as the hype
always wanted a barista style coffee machine but waited until black friday sales to pull the trigger on this set. Absolutely love it. Grinder and machine both super easy to use, clean and maintain but my favourite would have be the steam wand. hubby doesn't drink coffee so i use it to make his hot chocolates - comes out beautifully. thick, velvety and creamy. Steam jet is powerful, and the dual boiler means i can extract my coffee and steam milk at the same time! highly recommended
- BCG820 (Grinder)
Improves your life.
I am by no means a coffee snob but my partner is and she says while the product is always the most important factor, this machine is the best she has used personally. I am happy with the ability to have people over and put out multiple cups of consistently good coffee, plus it's quiet and easy to clean which always is a bonus.
Questions & Answers
I have a BSS920 about 3 years old and am having a problem with descaling. Have descaled previously with no problems.
Following the manual instructions I empty the boilers and next step is to begin Descale, press 1 cup button to begin to descale and figures 20 (for seconds) show in screen) and press 1cup button. However nothing appears in the screen and nothing happens.
Anyone have a solution?
Breville should have a solution
I complete a descale on my BES920 and the Descale Message remains on. Has been occuring for last 18 months or so. I descale every 2 to 3 months but no change
Hey Paul, apologies if you've tried this but maybe reset your hardness setting. With machine off, hold down 1 cup button and turn on. reset should appear on display, hit menu to select and then set your hardness.
Machine only heating to 72° then hovers around that temperature, have checked that the setting is still at 93° , tried unplugging for 60 minutes (as says somewhere in manual) .
Obviously can’t make a coffee at this temperature.
Any ideas please?
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|Category||Appliances and Coffee Grinders / Roasters||Appliances and Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines|
|Water Tank Capacity||2.5L|
|Number of Grind Settings||60|
|Coffee Bean Capacity||450g|
|Replaced by||Breville Dynamic Duo BEP920||Breville Dynamic Duo BEP920|
- MPN: 6098 and BES920
- GTIN13: 9312432021937
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