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JohnLyn
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 8:40am
Subject: Re: Breville Infuser, CC1 or Breville Double Boiler?
 

Coffeenoobie Said:

If I am not mistaken Johnlynn had 4 BDBs before he gave up on them.

Posted November 2, 2013 link

That is correct. I grew tired of repackaging and Breville offered a refund. This is how I discovered that reliability and serviceability are important to me. I am not terribly handy but I can follow directions well from a tech on the line. I threw out the box for my Mini. I had one minor issue that was solved by a tech listening on speaker phone. That is what Breville cannot offer, and I have discovered that it is what I value.
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 9:30am
Subject: Re: Breville Infuser, CC1 or Breville Double Boiler?
 

Those are some of the wisest words on this whole discussion Ive heard and have been voiced by calblacksmith also. What is a track record worth to you? A lot I think.
You now have a machine that years from now you KNOW will be doing what it supposed to , with proper maintenance and a possible part replaced by you if needed.

JohnLyn Said:

That is correct. I grew tired of repackaging and Breville offered a refund. This is how I discovered that reliability and serviceability are important to me. I am not terribly handy but I can follow directions well from a tech on the line. I threw out the box for my Mini. I had one minor issue that was solved by a tech listening on speaker phone. That is what Breville cannot offer, and I have discovered that it is what I value.

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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 9:56am
Subject: Re: Breville Infuser, CC1 or Breville Double Boiler?
 

JohnLyn Said:

That is correct. I grew tired of repackaging and Breville offered a refund. This is how I discovered that reliability and serviceability are important to me. I am not terribly handy but I can follow directions well from a tech on the line. I threw out the box for my Mini. I had one minor issue that was solved by a tech listening on speaker phone. That is what Breville cannot offer, and I have discovered that it is what I value.

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gotta admit that was a fluke going through all those machines, if I remember it was something with the machine not playing right with house electrical. That was so odd, you had techs test the house and couldn't figure it out and neither could Breville. Not to stick up for Breville but I know quite a few owners of them down here with no issues since they launched, some had the minor things early on that you could fix yourself or Breville would replace (like tweaking the opv). Gotta admit the italians and others could learn a thing or two from them, look at the issues people have had with way more expensive and getting them fixed under warranty can be like squeezing blood from a turnip. Brev would just replace fast no questions asked.

like my one bud when he got started I told him to get a Gaggia Classic, first was doa lol, and 2nd would never work right and leaked even helped him try to fix it but no point. Used the credit towards a BDB and then put it in the office and grabbed another for his house. Office one is used non stop all day like 2.5 years, he descaled himself vs sending to Breville though.

would I still buy one, pry not, but its a kick ass machine for the price. And kind of stands alone now since the Cudra has gone up in price (was an insane deal when it was on special) And Breville is def listening to customers as the new model they'll allow to descale without voiding warranty. But the BDB is the only one worth buying imo, not a fan of their lower end machines.

I do wish other companies implemented PID screens like the CC1 and BDB, like the shot timer is priceless vs trying to use my phone or timer.
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 12:31pm
Subject: Re: Breville Infuser, CC1 or Breville Double Boiler?
 

In the end it's either a gamble or like joining a espresso co-op where you buy in
for 1000 dollars and get replacements forever . Just the idea that you send them in
for routine maintenance is weird. They aren't mainstream and they have quality control
issues . Four machines,do you know the odds of getting a bad one four times? It's not good.
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 1:26pm
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Iluvdabean Said:

Four machines,do you know the odds of getting a bad one four times? It's not good.

Posted November 3, 2013 link

I didn't look for details, but generically, I agree, unless they were all from the same flawed batch.  Far more likely that it was some interaction between the machines and a unique environment or usage pattern.  Store's wouldn't carry them if the average return rate was even a small fraction of that.
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 2:39pm
Subject: Re: Breville Infuser, CC1 or Breville Double Boiler?
 

Thats a good point and needs to be factored into the equation.

jonr Said:

I didn't look for details, but generically, I agree, unless they were all from the same flawed batch.  Far more likely that it was some interaction between the machines and a unique environment or usage pattern.  Store's wouldn't carry them if the average return rate was even a small fraction of that.

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