We had a Breville Milk Cafe for six years so were not upset when we had to buy a new one in June 2020 but far from satisfied when we had to take it back to Myer Chadstone today to be replaced. Not quite sure about it at the moment as the first cup milk did not froth however the second one did. So we are hoping it will continue to function as we have two coffees at least every day. When visitors come they always get a coffee too.
Purchased in June 2020 for A$179.00.
Saving me in ISO!
This machine is making our coffee and babycino’s every day. The froth is perfect. Another review mentions high temp issues which is accurate but doesn’t worry me for my use for kids and within hot coffee. It’s easy to clean and store - very happy!
My foamer works beautifully when the almond milk I use is allowing the foam to form. I always clean the disk with a brush ensuring it is clean but even though I use the same brand of almond milk sometimes it doesn’t foam well.
Purchased in March 2020 for A$125.00.
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Home made Hot Choc/Capaccino with ease
Purchased the Milk Cafe on recommendation from relative. So far it does what is expected, has 3 cup capacity but won’t give the full froth experience at this level. Makes perfect froth if using 1 cup serve. Easy to use and is a joy for the family. Comes with 2 discs, Latte and Capaccino, which can also be used to make Hot Chocolate. Option on heat level and can also froth cold milk fir a refreshing cold drink.
Does the job intended
My very old Cafitaly frother finally gave up the ghost after ten years of service, so after looking around, I decided on a Breville BMF600. I'm glad I did. I love the temperature control as my husband is always complaining that the milk isn't hot enough. Now, he is a happy little Vegemite with his steaming hot cup of coffee. It is quiet, compared to other milk frothers that I've used and easy to clean ... very easy! The cappucino frothing disc works extremely well. It froths far better than any others I have used and there is storage at ...the back of the unit for the other of the two discs supplied so it's unlikely to get lost. The lid has an inner lid which can be removed for adding things while the machine is going, such as chocolate. My only complaint would be that the start button can't be pressed with one hand as the machine is not stable enough to take the amount of pressure required to engage the button without the other hand holding it, unless you have a large hand which can wrap around it while pressing with a thumb. Not a deal breaker, but something that Breville could look at. This is why I gave it four stars instead of five. Overall, I highly recommend this frother. It is worth the little bit extra that it cost.
A very good unit.
I've had one of these for 3 or 4 years now, using it every day. It heats and froths the milk at one time and has proven to be ultra reliable. Occasionally the milk doesn't froth, or froths very little, and I have concluded that this most likely happens at times when the cows have been fed hay, as in times of drought or similar.
I bought mine from a Breville 'factory seconds' shop. As new with a full warranty for half the normal retail price. I'll probably never need another one.
Purchased in May 2015.
Worked well...until it caught fire....
It is a great frother if you use away from your house so you dont burn down your house. Breville dont give a toss about after sales service either so if it fails, AND catches fire, well hard luck.
Just out of warranty and they tell you to take a running jump. So much for the law requiring it to last a reasonable time. They only promised it would froth milk. I guess they consider it a bonus if it can also be used as a fire lighter. Why Breville exists as a company I cant understand.
Exactly what I wanted
I have only had this for a few months but it's been exactly what I wanted. Great froth, adjustable temps, easy to wash and no heat spots/sticking milk like my old Aldi one. Hi Lo milk from IGA doesn't froth but I blame the milk as the Woolies one does.
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Results vary according to milk brands used
After several frustrated and inconsistent attempts at frothing milk, I have learnt that the success of this machine is highly dependent on what brand of milk you use.
- Devondale Longlife Skim Milk (the pink container).
- Coles Longlife Low Fat Milk
- Any of the $2 two litre milks from Coles/Woolworths. ...- Longlife skim milk from Aldi or Woolworths. I have no idea why the brand should matter but this is just what I have experienced. All in all, not a bad machine, just annoying that it’s so precious about what brand of milk you use in it.
Works well but failed early
On the good side it has a large capacity, heats quickly and frothes well. But it only lasted a little over a year before it started beeping and operating erratically often shutting down prematurely leaving me with cold milk. Something as expensive as this with such a simple job to do should last for decades, not a year or two.
Purchased in July 2018 at Myers for A$170.00.
3 beeps of death - second one has failed
To summarise: A great product - apart from the suspense of not knowing when the 3 beeps will happen, rendering the unit as landfill.
I replaced our first BMF600 after 3 beeps of death - tried all the tips, but didn't help. So I decided to give the BMF600 another try. We've used the replacement for weekend morning coffees (on average 4 times a week, for 500ml of milk), for almost exactly 2 years and it has now 'caught' the 3 beeps of death. Breville don't seem to care, as there appears to be no design improvement by addressing the sensor issue. It's a shame, as the product is otherwise versatile, capacious and a pleasure to use. I proof of purchase but my phone camera is broken hence the poor photo.
The inner wall is easy broken
The inner wall of the base is thin plastic, and it's hollow Behind the wall, it's very easy to get broken when you grab the base. Further more, the base is heavy, and you have to hold it firmly, then the plastic is doomed to be broken. Once the wall is broken, any bit of milk will surely dip into the sealed part and burn the motor, which had happened to me.
In the past sometimes it would not automatically turn off and would keep boiling until I turned it off resulting in extremely hot milk and boiling over. Yesterday it boiled over, could not be turned off and would have caused a fire if I had not come around at that moment. Today it completely stopped working. Unplug it each time - never leave it while you go to do something else. It froths beautifully which is why this is so frustrating. The automatic turn-off needs to be fixed. It's only 8 months old.
Great for making multiple cups at a time.
I've had mine now for over three years. I use it a few times a week, mainly on the weekends, and it is still going strong. it's most appealing feature is its large volume capacity. Most frothers will only let you froth enough milk for one coffee. This one has a huge capacity and depending on the size of your cups, you can maybe get 3 or 4 cups from one go. The quality of froth will depend on the type of milk you use. The higher the cream content, the better the froth is going to be My favourite to use is any pure jersey/guernsey milk (Norco or Maleny Dairy) or one of the new types of "old fashioned" milks being produced by Norco, Dairy Farmers and Pauls, to name a few).
Good frother but doesnt go the distance
The Breville milk cafe meets its design brief as far as heating and frothing milk goes. However, they dont last. My first machine lasted 2 years and now my second replacement one just stopped working after 2 1/2 years. Not much value in a 12 month warranty for this product. Id like to buy another but Im wary now about the reliability of the design unfortunately, so I will look for another brand this time.
Questions & Answers
It is no longer stops, and keep frothing forever until i stop it manually, is there and solutions?
I've just recently bought this and find that it doesn't froth properly if I put in more than one cup of milk. Looked at the trouble shooting guide and it says "ensure light is illuminated, not flashing" but mine is always flashing. I also don't think it gets hot enough.
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