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Breville 800ESXL - Wendy Steedman's Review
Posted: January 19, 2008, 8:53am
review rating: 3.5
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Breville Espresso 800ESXL
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Arrow The Breville 800ESXL has 66 Reviews
Arrow The Breville 800ESXL has been rated 7.95 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Steve Koellhoffer 10.00
H H 10.00
Pat D'Arcy 9.50
Ben Moore 9.00
L Blumen 9.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.2
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese origin) Quality: 5
Average Price: $499.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $400.00 Cost vs. Value 1
Where Bought: Williams Sonoma Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Not worth the $$$
Positive Product Points

Fairly easy to use.  Made a great cup of espresso for the first 4-5 months.

Negative Product Points

Wet grind is hard to get out without making a mess.

Detailed Commentary

Worked great at first, but then started having trouble with the grind. Coffee looked like clear water coming out.  Did all the recommended steps for cleaning, decalcified, used the tool for cleaning all the parts if they had coffee stuck in them.  Still getting a bad espresso.  Bought Starbucks Espresso Roast, and it didn't change anything.  I have been messing with it for a month and haven't had a decent cup.  When you figure that it cost $400+ and lasted 4-5 months, I would say it wasn't worth the price paid.  That is over $2.00+ per day if used every single day.

Buying Experience

Buy something with better reviews.  I won't be buying this brand again.

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