BES830XL Die-Cast Programmable Espresso Machine
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- Custom programming - auto, custom or manual shot
- Espresso pressure gauge
- 74.4 ounce (2.2 liter) removable water tank
- 4.5 inch head elevation let's you brew directly into cappuccino or latte cups
- Thermoblock system
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If my house were robbed and they stole my Breville 830, I would replace it with another Breville 830 (I've only had the machine for 4 months...I reserve the right to change my opinion if it fails me in the first 2 years).
BES830XL Die-Cast Programmable Espresso Machine
Every morning I stumble over to this very beautiful piece of machinary, and push that round "start" button and savor the anticipation of coffee drinks better than I get at the local overpriced coffee drive-through.
I can't comment on reliability apart from "mine works just like new and I use it twice a day". At four months old, that's expected. Ask me in 2-3 years. My last machine was a gift from my parents in 1991. It finally died of total system collapse (i.e. "old age").
This machine makes great espresso WITHOUT having to be an expert.
I had my heart set on a LaPavoni Europaccola, but after reading the blogs , I knew that I'd never devote the hundreds of hours to learn how to exactly tamp the coffee, say the magic spells and do the special espresso dance necessary to pull a great shot out of such a machine.
SO maybe this machine doesn't produce the AMAZING espresso that experts get from a LaPavoni. But even a half-awake idiot like me can dump coffee into the Breville basket thingy and push the big round button at 6:01am and have truly good espresso by 6:02am.
The machine is BEAUTIFUL to look at. It looks more expensive than $500. In the past, when I've looked at a lot of machines in stores, seen the price , and thought "they want HOW MUCH for THAT?" Not this machine.Read more ›
I ran my first espresso, and it came out decent with a good amount of crema. I tried again using a different grind size. I can see the pressure guage showing optimal pressure for the 1st run, and slightly higher for the 2nd run. On the third run, the pressure guage stopped working and the espresso was muddy and terrible. I made sure everything was clean and water tank was full, etc. I tried both manual and automatic modes. I tried going back to initial grind size. I have a pretty good coffee grinder (Rancillio Rocky) that gives out very consistent grind size. I tried everything I could think of, but the pressure guage never worked again and the espresso was not the same as the first two that came out.
They emphasize that this machine is die-cast. I was expecting a solid build quality. It's beautifully designed, but I don't know how much of this machine is actually die-cast. A good part of this thing is also plastic with something silver on the surface. I can cause the machine to flex slightly by applying some pressure from the sides when I try to move or shift it. It didn't feel as solid as I was expecting it to be.
I really wanted to like this espresso maker. It appears Breville did not do so much to address the common pressure guage problem found in the previous model. Thank God I bought this from Amazon; I just arranged a return with the Seller without any trouble.
I've purchased a Rancilio Silvia since. Very satisfied with the Silvia. Check her reviews.
As I was setting this second machine up, I already suspected my problems were over because I noted the portafilter had much more resistance when turning it to the right. The previous machine went to the lock position almost without any resistance at all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked for 2 years and now nothing but problems. Started replacing parts and would agree. This machine looks good on the outside but under the covers it is just chinese junk. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
very nice especially for a first timer..easy to use...it looks amazing on my counter top as well...Published 20 months ago by Laurie Van Tuyl
Coffee espresso is not working properly. I would call MondayPublished 22 months ago by YESSENIA RODRIGUEZ
I got this machine new and never got to use it. It was a gift, all it does is make noise and vibrates my cup underneath that's about it. Read morePublished on June 11, 2014 by :Larrk Rum
I have had this Espresso Machine for 4 years now... and we are STILL going strong. I drink espressos 1-2x a day, 4-5 days a week. Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Chris Glancy
Love it, every morning during the weekdays and every morning during the weekend I I make my espresso for my guess and I and save tons of money because I no longer go to Starbucks... Read morePublished on April 9, 2014 by Carlos Diaz
DOA, I returned it as it did not pressurize at all. Not sure if I'd buy another refurbished one either.Published on March 18, 2014 by Kenny L Nipp
very easy to set up and use. love the programmable feature. this is my second breville and enjoying every cup.Published on February 12, 2014 by atc