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Breville Barista Express BES860XL - David V's Review
Posted: March 1, 2015, 8:16pm
review rating: 7.0
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Breville Barista Express BES860XL Combo Machine
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Arrow The Breville Barista Express BES860XL has been rated 7.80 overall by our member reviewers
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Steve High 9.00
Bill Sung 9.00
Drake M 8.67
Dynamite Espresso 8.50
David V 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.8
Manufacturer: Breville Quality: 3
Average Price: $600.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $500.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Linen chest Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Cafe roma, saeco, others
Bottom Line: Useless after less than 2 years.
Positive Product Points

Nice looking, good grinder.

Negative Product Points

Worst service ever experienced. Machine is sitting on a shelf, not woking after 300$ repair bill.

Detailed Commentary

Worst machine i ever had. Cleaned every 2 month with solution, Worked so so for 13 month than no crema at all , almost no pressure so : replace the pump, then the valves,, cleaned by service center 2 times, then service center told me the problem was my coffee ( which is good with my old cafe roma grinded by the 860xl ) then tried with 6 brand of coffee, all kind of grinds, with both dual wall and single wall filters.. No crema, almost no pressure, black disgusting results. 320$ repair bill later..Service center told me they don't know what's the problem and proposed to bring back the machine again (4th time in a month..)  Machine is now sitting on the garage shelf.. Not working. No service at all from breville after 2 calls, 7 e-mails. They asked to send the detailed invoices.. Never heard back from them. Buy a Saeco, Rancillo, Lelit, DeLonghi.. Anything but don't make the mistake of buying this machine if you like having a good coffee in the morning.

P.S.: Even the guys at the Breville repair center told me I should have bought a DeLonghi.

Buying Experience

Bought a linen chest.

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