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Breville BES-820XL - Davin Gegolick's Review
Posted: June 7, 2012, 8:40pm
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Jenny S 9.00
Joe Delphi 6.50
Kristie Gill 2.00
Davin Gegolick 2.00
Fred Nile 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Breville (3rd Party Built) Quality: 9
Average Price: $389.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $299.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Costco Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Breville BCG450XL, Breville 800ESXL, Breville Knochi Box
Bottom Line: A huge step up from the 800ESXL!
Positive Product Points

Looks great, built like a tank, love the pressure gauge, has separate wands for hot water & steam, matches my other Breville products.

Negative Product Points

Takes up a lot of space, constantly have to wipe down espresso splashes, no backlighting on water reservoir.

Detailed Commentary

I've owned the Breville 800ESXL for over 3 years & have loved it! After it quit working (I just got it repaired), my wife purchased this machine for me as a wedding gift. Although its similar to the 800ESXL it has some extra features which made me really fall in love with it. This machine has got separate wands for hot water & steam which is a nice added feature. The added feature that I love the most is the pressure gauge. The pressure gauge really helps to determine on whether or not your grind was fine enough or tamped hard enough. Although I have just been holding down the button for as long as I want to create my shot, this machine has a a auto button for a single shot & another button for a double shot. These added features really take this machine over the top in comparison to the 800ESXL.

On my previous machine, I almost instantly purchased an unpressurized basket in order to create a better shot. But on this machine, I got a perfect shot by just using the pressurized baskets that came with the machine. This machine makes great espresso & very easily.

I'm selling my old 800ESXL as the BEST-820ESXL has everything that I need.

Buying Experience

My wife bought it for me as a gift. She had no concerns with the vendor - Costco.

Three Month Followup

This machine is amazing. Using the dual-wall filter with a very fine espresso grind (I modified my Breville Burr Grinder), produces a fantastic shot of espresso.

One Year Followup

The machine still works flawlessly!

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