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AlexKilpatrick
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:49am
Subject: Re: Bottomless PFs in USA
 

PrescottCR Said:

Anyone looking for a bottomless PF from Breville USA should consider sending an eMail (or message) through their site. It wasn't showing in stock so I asked to be notified, if possible, when they are available. I promptly got an email back saying there was a limited supply. If you pad your order a little you get free shipping. That's pretty easy to do with some reasonably priced items like baskets and such.

Posted February 1, 2013 link

How were you able to order it, since the website says it is not in stock?
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AlexKilpatrick
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:10pm
Subject: Re: Bottomless PFs in USA
 

Answering my own question.  A rep from Breville got back to me within minutes and offered to take an order over the phone.

Thanks for the tip, guys.  These aren't supposed to be available in the retail channel until May.  Gah.
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PrescottCR
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:15pm
Subject: Re: Bottomless PFs in USA
 

That's a good deal, the Breville USA website is saying $79 for the bottomless and $69 for the spouted variety right now.

Rich
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Park_Ridge_Dave
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 3:03pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

jwoodyu Said:

Now that some of you have lived it for a period of time how do think it would do as a portable machine? Applications like in the RV for vacations or wagging it around to parties away from home etc? I am interested in both ease and how you think the machine would react to being moved.

Thanks

Posted February 1, 2013 link

I have taken my whole "kit" to a party and I RV as well Just save the box would be my advice.

It was a standout at the party (it was a "pot Luck" with coffee as the required ingredient in a recipes). I think I did over 25 shots and the BDB never missed a beat!

Cheers,

Dave

 
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michaelgo
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 6:18pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

I've been getting some coffee from a local roaster that is recommending a 20g dose. This overflows a bit in the VST 18g basket I have.  Would you recommend adding a 20g or 22g basket to my arsenal?  I use this roaster often, it's the best, freshest in the area for me.  Would these fit OK in the BDB naked PF?

Also, I picked up the Vario grinder a couple of months ago and so far am loving it.  I do find that the grind is many micro notches different between the VST and Breville baskets so it's easier for me to stick with the VST.  Does that seem normal?  I figure it's because of the flat sides and I guess more flat area on the VST.
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 7:35pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Park_Ridge_Dave Said:

I have taken my whole "kit" to a party and I RV as well Just save the box would be my advice.

It was a standout at the party (it was a "pot Luck" with coffee as the required ingredient in a recipes). I think I did over 25 shots and the BDB never missed a beat!

Cheers,

Dave

Posted February 1, 2013 link

Great and thank you. I think it will make a pretty decent machine for that job. The ONLY thing I miss about my Jura was picking it up and running out going down the road. No way I am hauling my Duetto and Major around.

 
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013, 9:35am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Could somebody provide the actual dimensions of the machine?  I checked a few sites and they are all different.

I've decided on the BDB for my next machine (probably buying it next month) and need to find some nice, prime counter space for it :)
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Park_Ridge_Dave
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:01am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

tinytot2 Said:

Could somebody provide the actual dimensions of the machine?  I checked a few sites and they are all different.

I've decided on the BDB for my next machine (probably buying it next month) and need to find some nice, prime counter space for it :)

Posted February 4, 2013 link

I just measured mine and I got:

15" Deep (38.1 cm)
14 7/8" High (37.78 cm)
16 1/4" Wide (41.28 cm)

Don't forget that you will need a couple of inches on each side to operate the hot water and steam valves. I have allocated 36"  (91.44 cm)total width for BDB, Knockbox, Grinder and scale.

Good luck and if you need anything else just post.

Cheers,

Dave

 
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PrescottCR
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013, 8:55am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Park_Ridge_Dave Said:

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Don't forget that you will need a couple of inches on each side to operate the hot water and steam valves....

Dave

Posted February 4, 2013 link

Good point. If you use the group head water for rinsing (instead of the spout) you don't have to worry so much about the left side. The steam wand control does have a handle that faces you on it that only moves about 1/4 turn up, so even if that side is tight you still might be okay since you can manipulate it from the front. The footprint is slightly smaller across too, if that matters.

Personally I don't like things feeling cramped. Getting a bottomless PF also gives a feel of more space in general.
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martigen
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:17pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

how do i check how many shots i've pulled so far, i've had the machine for 3 months and i'm pretty sure i've already got to the 200+ shots and the machine still hasn't given me the "clean me" signal, is there a way to check how many shots i've pulled so far?
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