Coffee nuts of the whole unite – the Breville Dual Boiler™ Espresso machine is here delivering commercial features and performance in a domestic footprint. This Breville Espresso Machine Review will focus on the top fo the line model, the BES900XL. Perfect espresso every time means precision extraction with simultaneous steam, in other words perfect temperature and pressure control, consistently, with each and every shot. The Breville Dual Boiler™ Espresso machine is able to offer coffee lovers this excellence in espresso making by building a machine that rivals commercial products and yet conveniently fits in the home kitchen. Not to mention at a price that most of it’s competitors have yet to touch.
The heart and soul of the Breville Dual Boiler™ Espresso machine is its dual stainless steel boiler heating system featuring electronic PID temperature control – a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) temperature control which us a loop feedback mechanism to sense the temperature of the espresso boiler and deliver the correct temperature shot desired. The separate steam boiler offers instant and powerful steam whenever needed making it a breeze to extract your shot at the precise temperature to deliver superior flavor while at the same time steaming your milk to perfection. This is important, as the vast majority of home espresso machines currently use a single boiler and must pull a shot and then reset to make steam, leaving your shot to start losing temp before you can ever add milk and drink.
The Breville Dual Boiler™ Espersso machine also contains an Over Pressure Valve (OPV) that limits the 15 Bar Italian pump during the entire extraction process thereby eliminating the bitterness of flavors so often found in the shot. Plus, the OPV provides a “real” low pressure pre-infusion process which slowly increases the pressure so as to gently expand the ground beans to optimize for an even extraction.
Additionally, the Breville Dual Boiler™ has a programmable pre-infusion duration and pre-infusion power with manual override giving you precise control over the initiation process. The temperature display can be either ºF or ºC and there are presets for the manual override and programmable shot volume. There is even a shot clock and pressure gauge to help you in creating the ultimate espresso café – all right in your own home.
If creating the ultimate espresso café is your ambition, then the Breville Dual Boiler™ Espresso machine is the remedy for your quest. At just under $1,300, the Breville Dual-Boiler Espresso Machine product clearly offers the finest in technology and manufacturing at an amazing price. Giving you the parameters you need to deliver the quintessential espresso coffee each and every single time you use it.
Pros – Price! No other dual boiler machine can touch it right now.
Cons – Milk wand is a bit, flimsy, for this caliber machine. It’s made far from Italy.