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MerleApAmber
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:44am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

I think one of the things we need to make clear; by repetition, Amazon Warehouse Deals is NOT Amazon.
I state this from experience - just as Bubba/Richard discovered - although not to the point of warranty disclosure, rather exchange or refund based on change of retail price at the Amazon dot com retail market.

I point it out because, if you're looking in from the outside, A.W.Deals does so very much seem to be under the terms and conditions of Amazon. IT just ain't so... thus BUYER BEWARE.  

I will give A.W.Deals the nod in that they (at the time I purchased the BDB through them in October) specifically stated the warranty coverage Breville offers with a new machine might not be available on their sale and the customer should seriously consider alternate warranty coverage. I was willing to accept that caveat and did buy the extra warranty.

When I did discover the seasonal reduction in price at the Amazon retail outlet, and confirmed I was within my reasonable return period with A.W.Deals, I was floored A.W.Deals was not in a position to offer an adjustment of purchase price - something one would have thought available assuming Amazon retail and A.W.Deals were the same entity. For me, the benefits vs costs balance demonstrated a new unit was worth the extra effort and I did return the A.W.Deals unit for a sold as new from the Amazon retail site. Side benefit, as we have all learned to our disappointment - in needing to say so - is I now have a device Breville will without question support under warranty contract.

So, tying it all up with a ribbon, if you like it and you buy it, be certain of your seller's warranty obligations. If there is a question, ask it! The only dumb question is...

Richard, sorry to hear your pain and pleased to know you've got good things coming.  Toward our shared future owning BDB's well... as so many of our friends have pointed up "time will out!"  In the mean-time, man what a nice cuppa coffee.
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:08pm
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What about steam pressure? I can't get nearly the heavy foam of my VBM single boiler. Any way to crank it up?
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:08pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

+1

MerleApAmber Said:

I think one of the things we need to make clear; by repetition, Amazon Warehouse Deals is NOT Amazon..

Posted February 21, 2013 link


 
"I've Scaced many HX/E61 machines, seeing shot variances of up to 8-10F or more. [The BDB] stays within 1F." - Mark Prince
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:54pm
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AlexKilpatrick Said:

Wow, Kudos to Breville and Phil for doing the right thing for BubbaDude.  I hope the new role is a promotion!

Posted February 20, 2013 link

Yes a promotion.......
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BubbaDude
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:56pm
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mcknightp Said:

Yes a promotion.......

Posted February 21, 2013 link

Well deserved, if I say so myself.

 
"I've Scaced many HX/E61 machines, seeing shot variances of up to 8-10F or more. [The BDB] stays within 1F." - Mark Prince
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AlexKilpatrick
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013, 1:06pm
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boogeyone Said:

What about steam pressure? I can't get nearly the heavy foam of my VBM single boiler. Any way to crank it up?

Posted February 21, 2013 link

From what I have read, Breville optimized it to make it really easy to create microfoam, but not necessarily for speed.  I don't know if that is true compared to other machines, but I have found it very easy to create microfoam with it.  

If I hold the head slightly out of the water, I can double a half pitcher of milk pretty quickly, creating a ton of thick foam.  In fact, my original challenge was how to not create too much foam.

I have also read there is no way to increase the steaming speed.   Some of the really early machines had some o-ring thing that decreased performance, but that has long since been fixed.
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:54am
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Now you know why I made such a big deal about this. Just saw this today. Makes ay think, doesn't it?

Click Here (www.naturalnews.com)
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Park_Ridge_Dave
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:25am
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mcknightp Said:

Yes a promotion.......

Posted February 21, 2013 link

Ditto Phil! Good on ya!

OBTW I love the Breville videos.... very helpful. Unfortunately, you are not as attractive as the young lady in the Food Processor videos, but, just as informative!!

Seriously, good job!

Cheers,

Dave

 
Don't forget to stop and smell the coffee...... er flowers!
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 1:49pm
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Abt is a gem among retailers and Rebecca at the gourmet shop is truly wonderful.
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 2:49pm
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hotwasabipeas Said:

Also, according to Mr. Phil, he said that there is a version 2 AND a version 3 of the BDB coming out this year!

Posted February 20, 2013 link


Abitlity to turn off the steam boiler and increased steam power would be two upgrade recommendations.

WS
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