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mcknightp
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 2:47am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Guys,

Sorry I haven't had much time to be active on this forum of late, now the global head of beverage. We've just appointed a new Coffee Specialist, Kat Brazier who will be happy to participate online & answer any queries you may have about the BDB or any other Breville beverage product. She has 3 years experience as the NSW training manager-commercial, for Toby's Estate specialty coffee here in Sydney. I'll still be around to support Kat and the rest of the beverage team & at SCCAA in Boston this month. If any of your are there, Breville has a stand there & will be launching/unveiling 2 new espresso machines, plus a couple of other "interesting" projects from the skunk-works......did I hear you say Rotary Pump, de-scalable boilers.......drop by & check them out!

Cheers, Phil
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Park_Ridge_Dave
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 7:12am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

mcknightp Said:

Guys,

Sorry I haven't had much time to be active on this forum of late, now the global head of beverage. We've just appointed a new Coffee Specialist, Kat Brazier who will be happy to participate online & answer any queries you may have about the BDB or any other Breville beverage product. She has 3 years experience as the NSW training manager-commercial, for Toby's Estate specialty coffee here in Sydney. I'll still be around to support Kat and the rest of the beverage team & at SCCAA in Boston this month. If any of your are there, Breville has a stand there & will be launching/unveiling 2 new espresso machines, plus a couple of other "interesting" projects from the skunk-works......did I hear you say Rotary Pump, de-scalable boilers.......drop by & check them out!

Cheers, Phil

Posted April 2, 2013 link

Don't apologize Phil. Your comments are always welcome no matter how often you are able to "stop by". (lol)

Any chance that Breville may post a video of the show "roll-outs"?

Just wondering.

Cheers,

Dave

 
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MerleApAmber
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 9:06pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Sir,
A pleasure to see your post. Your influence here and at CS have been most appreciated and useful. Thanks for standing up and representing the manufacturer, the product, and the process. All have come together very nicely indeed with the 900. I'm only a short time into my relationship with my very own, but the days have been good mornings, great lunches and many many enjoyable afternoons getting to know one another.  I've no idea what the future may bring but as with all relationships I hope for all good things.
Thanks again, and looking forward to getting to know of Kat Brazier too.
Best regard,
Chris
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BubbaDude
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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2013, 12:22pm
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Hip hip hooray and all that. Phil, you're a great advocate for the customer, the company, and the quality of the cup.

 
"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 Wed Apr 3, 2013, 2:10pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Yup. I'm casually in the market for another machine.  I was thinking of an Electra microcasa a leva.  But  if a rotary dbpid comes along that is as groundbreaking in the price/performance ratio as the bdb I'll be all over it In a hurry.

-Peter
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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2013, 6:35pm
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Peter as long as I am spending your money why not one of these.

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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013, 6:14pm
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So no sneak peaks on the new machines yet?? Will we see something on Thursday?
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MerleApAmber
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Posted Tue Apr 9, 2013, 11:43am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

dagoat Said:

Yup. I'm casually in the for another machine.  I was thinking of an Electra microcasa a leva. -Peter

Posted April 3, 2013 link

I have to say, after satisfying the 'need' for a good espresso, then the "want" of fine art does start pulling at one's choices... I have to agree with the draw the Electra's offer, their history, their described 'personality' and the possibilities of different experiences... Interesting side trip Peter. I wish I was happily in a position to entertain the semi offered recently here.  It too, has a draw - history of the manufacturer and the machine, that it is an earlier example of the product, and the nice provenance the seller was offering. On the other hand... saving cash rewards with opportunities to buy new green beans :)

I'm with cuznvin; looking forward to the feeds from SCAA.

Best, Chris
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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 12:04pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

I'm getting a new new BDB. The one i currently have, an early /B, throws Err1 messages if you press the wrong key at the right time. I can force an Err1 by simply pressing the Power button when the machine is in sleep mode and I want to turn it off, for example. It will also throw the Err1 if it's awake but toward the bottom of the temperature control range. If I wake the machine up from sleep mode by pressing a button other than Power, it simply flashes a few times and wakes up like it's supposed to to. The coffee it makes is fine, and the only consequence of the error message is to cause me to quickly unplug and re-plug the machine, which I can do fast enough enough that it doesn't even lose its time setting.

But it's annoying, and Breville agreed with me that this Err1 is caused by a firmware bug. So they took a look at the firmware, found the problem, and tested the heck out of it. The new machine is supposed to be on its way today, so we'll have it in two days or so for a little end user testing. I'm guessing they wish they'd put in a USB connection so the user could update the code on his own, so maybe that's a feature the new models will have. It raises the unit price a little, but in the long run it has to save on service costs and that sort of thing.

I'm glad the Err1 thing has been fully sorted, if indeed that's the case.

 
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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 12:25pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Is this number three?

BubbaDude Said:

I'm getting a new new BDB. The one i currently have, an early /B, throws Err1 messages if you press the wrong key at the right time. I can force an Err1 by simply pressing the Power button when the machine is in sleep mode and I want to turn it off, for example. It will also throw the Err1 if it's awake but toward the bottom of the temperature control range. If I wake the machine up from sleep mode by pressing a button other than Power, it simply flashes a few times and wakes up like it's supposed to to. The coffee it makes is fine, and the only consequence of the error message is to cause me to quickly unplug and re-plug the machine, which I can do fast enough enough that it doesn't even lose its time setting.

But it's annoying, and Breville agreed with me that this Err1 is caused by a firmware bug. So they took a look at the firmware, found the problem, and tested the heck out of it. The new machine is supposed to be on its way today, so we'll have it in a two days or so for a little end user testing. I'm guessing they wish they'd put in a USB connection so the user could update the code on his own, so maybe that's a feature the new models will have. It raises the unit price a little, but in the long run it has to save on service costs and that sort of thing.

I'm glad the Err1 thing has been fully sorted, if indeed that's the case.

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