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Breville 800ESXL - Cathy Schaefer's Review
Posted: February 17, 2009, 1:28am
review rating: 3.2
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Breville Espresso 800ESXL
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 3.6
Product Reviewed: Breville ESXL
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese origin) Quality: 2
Average Price: $499.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $299.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Macy's Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 months Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Never again
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I have owned a Breville 800 ESXL since the beginning of January. At first the coffee brewed great, then as time wore on the filter CLOGS ALL THE TIME.
I have read all about how it is the grind, but this machine is so picky that some days the same grind works and others it does not. I have cleaned the filter so often, I just want to throw the entire machine out.
For the price, there is NO value when I am constantly cleaning a filter, or not having ANY coffee drip out.
I wonder why there cannot be a filter like other machines that allow even flow through all holes and not just one that continues to clog.
I would be pleasantly surprised by a solution (other then grind), or an endless supply of filters that work or a full refund so I can make my favorite drink of the day, painlessly.

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