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Breville 800ESXL - Edgar Carbaat's Review
Posted: July 9, 2009, 4:07pm
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Arrow The Breville 800ESXL has 66 Reviews
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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: 6.8
Product Reviewed: 800esxl
Manufacturer: Breville Quality: 8
Average Price: $499.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $400.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: store Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 week Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: saeco magic cappucino
Bottom Line: Not my cuppa tea, get a classic brand machine
Positive Product Points

great looks, easy to use (buttons etc.)

Negative Product Points

Do not like the coffee  it makes, wish I had stuck with the cheaper and trusted 'saeco magic  cappucino' (owned for 9 yrs), less looks  but more balls, The Saeco makes a good coffee even if you just slam it in no tamping or anything , The Breville  I cannot get right . I will sell it for $300 right away   it is a week old and made 20 coffees maybe. Just not my kind of machine.

Detailed Commentary

Do not like the coffee  it makes, wish I had stuckwith the cheaper and trusted sae comagic  cappucino (owned for 9 yrs), less looks  but more balls, The Saeco makes a good coffee even if you just slam it in no tamping or anything , The Breville  I cannot get right.I will sell it for $300 right away   it is a week old and made 20 coffees maybe. Just not my kind of machine.......................................... ................................................. ................................................. .................................................

Buying Experience

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Three Month Followup

Wish I had gotten something else. I tried everything in the book and every trick to make a coffee I like or the way  I think it it should be (During my University I worked 2 yrs in an italian restaurant with 3  beak Gaccia professional machine making 1000's of  ristretto, machiatto, espresso and cappacinos) and it cannot be done;  the crema is not thick enough in consistency and not enough of it.  I would not recommend this machine, unless you are buying for looks and "perculated" style coffee.
Another thing, if you run out of water while making coffee you wasted a cup of coffee as you cannot refill without taking the (porta) filter out (it is actually not even a portafilter). Also the left over  puck is full with water and not dry which  a messy trying to dispose of it.  Never buy it again. Go wth a good simple machine of the "classic" brands

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