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Posted Tue Jan 21, 2014, 5:55am
Subject: Re: thinking of getting a Breville dual boiler
 

cactus Said:

thanks for the comments.

I will check out the 920 thread.  Currently the 900 is going here at espressotec for 1399 with the smart grinder.  Don't care too much about that grinder.  I'll be researching more on the 920.  We have pretty good (soft) water here so scale is not much of a problem in our neck of the woods. If I can pick up a brand new 920 for a decent price, I'll be thinking of that instead.

Posted January 20, 2014 link

Yeah if your looking at the M2M or Vario go with what BDL is saying.  The Vario actually has more steps then the M2M and the Lelit PL53. Another grinder option would be the Ascaso Isteel or Imini.  If you decide on an e61 HX machine. Chriscoffee.com has a few good deals and they do ship to Canada. I've bought from him before. \

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Posted Tue Jan 21, 2014, 6:37am
Subject: Re: thinking of getting a Breville dual boiler
 

cactus Said:

It has everything I want in a machine except for the E61 brew head. Also, the Breville name is, well. . . . , known for consumer machines sold at department stores.

Posted January 20, 2014 link

That pretty much says it all. If that is OK for you, then there are a lot of features on an appliance grade machine. Do get one with a warranty, it is a very valuable addition to that whole line of machines.

At that price, it is build quality or features, the choice is yours.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 22, 2014, 12:25pm
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Just ordered a BES920XL from idrinkcoffee.com, along with a refurbished Vario-W from Baratza's website (they list newly refurbished items every Thursday morning). So excited to get it in!

I was initially hesitant to purchase a Breville because of the issues I've seen crop up on the forums with the 900. "I've returned this machine x amount of times," etc... But from the research I've done, it looks like the /B model fixed a lot of the issues that the /A model had, and the complaints went way down. Now, with the 920, most, if not all of the reoccurring issues that the machine had have been addressed. Breville seems very dedicated to making this machine a serious competitor.

I'm excited to get it in and update everyone on how well it performs. Reviews from Coffee Snobs (Australia/NZ/Tasmania) and Coffee Forum UK have been very positive so far, putting it on par or even above the Rocket R58 and Expobar Brewtus iv for espresso quality.

Oh, P.S. This is my first post, so, hello! I've been lurking on this forum, Coffee Snobs, and Coffee Forum UK, for that past week or two looking for an awesome DB espresso machine/grinder.
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Posted Wed Jan 22, 2014, 12:49pm
Subject: Re: thinking of getting a Breville dual boiler
 

The Vario actually has more steps then... the Lelit PL53

Not sure what you're thinking about.  The PL53 is stepless.

Just ordered a BES920XL from idrinkcoffee.com, along with a refurbished Vario-W from Baratza's website (they list newly refurbished items every Thursday morning). So excited to get it in!

Fantastic!  May they be everything you hoped!  

Please post your first impressions after you've got it dialed in -- and your review after that.  

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Posted Sun Jan 26, 2014, 6:41am
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How do you like the 920?
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