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mariog7
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Posted Sat Jun 15, 2013, 8:45pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Anyone know when the new BDBs will be available?

Thanks.
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JMFishtown
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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 7:38am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

They should be available already.  Call around and ask retailers about serial numbers
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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 11:32am
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Thanks.  What should I look for on the SN to indicate the new series?
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Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013, 9:26am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

here is a picture of the old portafilter flanges vs the new /B flanges.. My cut portafilter is the old design on the top  and other is the new portafilter that came with the /B machine  beneath it.   The new portafilter locks in VERY TIGHT, you cannot twist the handle past the middle.  It is as tight as my old Rancilio Silvia. I believe Breville has solved the spinning out problem with this new portafilter design.

occoffeefan: portafilter flange comparison - old vs new design.jpg
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Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013, 10:10am
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That' quite a difference! I wonder if the notches for them in the group head are different, one would think they have to be..

I think getting a replacement PF handle would be preferable over sending in a machine for work.

Thanx for posting that!
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Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013, 4:25pm
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The grouphead feels the same when I screw in the older design portafilter, I do not think Breville  redesigned it, but I am not sure.
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Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013, 6:27pm
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funny, I find the top basket holder just ever so 'more elegant'.  Here is a perfect example (If we have the right of it) where esthetic may not point directly toward engineering functionality.  I'm sure the project engineer who worked it up is having one of those moments too.  Heh, but... what if we left the first design but only polished it with a 400 grit dry and not the 1200 wet?  
c'est la vie!
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 5:09am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Hey has anyone had their bdb's boiler descaled? I know that you apparently cannot do it at home, unless that has changed but I wonder if the 3-4 years they said is holding true
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 11:30am
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I can now confirm the design of the grouphead is the same on the /b model and the older model.  I took the new /b portafilter to Sur La Table and screwed  into their older breville dual boiler.  It screwed in tight.  For those who have spinout problems it appears all you need is the new /b portafilter to solve the problem.
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 12:07pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Supernas Said:

Hey has anyone had their bdb's boiler descaled? I know that you apparently cannot do it at home, unless that has changed but I wonder if the 3-4 years they said is holding true

Posted June 19, 2013 link

Since it's only been out a year and a half, the answer is not known.

--Peter
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