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Breville 800ESXL - Michael Woo's Review
Posted: January 5, 2008, 8:22pm
review rating: 3.7
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Breville Espresso 800ESXL
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Steve Koellhoffer 10.00
H H 10.00
Pat D'Arcy 9.50
Ben Moore 9.00
L Blumen 9.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese origin) Quality: 9
Average Price: $499.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $399.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Sears Canada Website Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Krups
Bottom Line: Great value expresso / cappuccino machine
Positive Product Points

Easy, fast, quality expresso shots with lots of crema. Froths quite well. Also looks great too!

Negative Product Points

Not much of anything. Maybe a better tamper?

Detailed Commentary

I use to own a Krups expresso machine and thought that it was great until it self destructed after about 1 year.  Then I got the Breville 800ESXL about two weeks ago as a co-worker raved about this brand.  Well, lets just say that its a great machine especially for a beginner expresso maker like myself.  Its easy and very fast to make a shot of expresso.  And to top it off the shots have a lot of crema like the ones in the restaurant / cafe.  The frothing wand needs some getting use to but if you follow the instructions then it does work quite well.

Also this machine is very well made - solid like a rock - all diecast metal and the filter holder is also very heavy and solid.  I have made on average about 2 cappuccinos per day for the last two weeks without any problems.

Highly recommended!!!  But I would recommend that you order from Sears' website if you live in Canada as its $100 cheaper than in the store due to the US price matching.

Buying Experience

Excellent buying experience from Sears website.  I ordered it on a Thursday and got it on Saturday and this was during the Christmas holidays.

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