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Breville 800ESXL - Alex Gutierrez's Review
Posted: January 15, 2008, 10:00am
review rating: 7.0
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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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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: 8.4
Product Reviewed: DIE CAST 800ESXL
Manufacturer: Breville Quality: 9
Average Price: $499.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $320.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Bed Bath and Beyond Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Good, impressive machine - good price.  Still perfecting the shots from it.
Positive Product Points

Impressing looking machine- easy to clean. Cool Die Cast look- Cool Lights...  Pretty easy to use- Built very solid.

Negative Product Points

Tamper that comes with isn't very good.  I bought a new one that works better.   It took me a bunch of runs to figure out the correct tamp pressure, and grind setting.  I don't know that I like the basket that was provided with it.  Bought a KRUPS filter that fits, but I can't get it to work as good as the one provided with the machine.  Still working through it.  I just think that the whole thing should be a lil easier in figuring out.

Detailed Commentary

I am using a Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder-  And I love it.. Last night, I went through a lot of beens trying to find this machine's sweet spot.  I also read a reccomendation to purchase a KRUPS 2 filter basket-  I did that.  Tried it, and I still haven't been able to find a sweet spot with that basket.  SO FAR, the one provided with the machine works the best for me- Still making small adjustments.

I like the look of the machine and the taste of the shots from the machine are good.  With a good Crema.. sometimes maybe too much.  

I am still trying to figure the whole thing out- and will update this posting as I go along.  I am new at this- and have been following other postings.  

I reccomend looking online for bed bath and beyond coupons. I found one.. .printed out and saved 80 bucks!  Do that!

Buying Experience

Great... And I know that bed bath and beyond has no hassle returns-- so if I want to bring it back... I can if I'm unhappy.

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