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Breville 800ESXL - William Matthews's Review
Posted: May 25, 2008, 10:00am
review rating: 3.7
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Breville Espresso 800ESXL
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Arrow The Breville 800ESXL has 65 Reviews
Arrow The Breville 800ESXL has been rated 7.95 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 2, 2006.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
H H 10.00
Steve Koellhoffer 10.00
Pat D'Arcy 9.50
Ben Moore 9.00
L Blumen 9.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.2
Product Reviewed: 800
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese origin) Quality: 7
Average Price: $499.00 Usability: 1
Price Paid: $400.00 Cost vs. Value 1
Where Bought: W-S Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: All form, no function
Positive Product Points

Impressive weight and finish--must be good, right?

Negative Product Points

Wrong. Can't make a cuppa joe. All form, no function.

Detailed Commentary

Watery espresso, fussy filter basket, noisy. Have tried multiple grinds and combinations, and finally have realized---it's not my fault after all. This thing just sucks. I wish I found this list before buying, as all other user complaints are what I've experienced. The pressurized basket is nothing but trouble. Seems that the double-shot basket is necessary just to get a little flavor. Also, be careful when removing the frothing wand as the two little bushings can be easily lost but not easily replaced.

Buying Experience

Buying was easy, returning after two years isn't an option, unless the local W-S takes pity.

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