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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.0, Based on 65 Reviews
Avg Price $499.00
Manufacturer Breville (Chinese origin)
Machine Type Dual use boiler, froth aider, pressurized filter baskets, espresso machine
Colors Stainless Steel
Class Semi / Automatic Dual Boiler
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Dual-use brass boiler equipped espresso machine with die-cast body, froth aider, automatic functions, including hot water and preinfusion. Also marketed by Solis and other companies.

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Patrick McCormick (quality: 7.0) 12.26.2006 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: You'll be delighted with the heft, design, performance and consistent results of this machine.
David Bauer (quality: 5.0) 02.12.2007 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Exceeded all Expectations: Full Battle Tank Design, with the performance of a Porsche at the price of a Yugo.
Yves Paradis (quality: 6.1) 10.20.2006 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: An incredibly well made die cast machine using a thermoblock system, making a excellent tasting coffee and easy to use -
Peter Johnson (quality: 5.2) 05.30.2009 Rating: 9.8
Product Reviewed: Breville 88 class
Bottom Line: Great coffee, superb value.  A1 recommended machine
Kevin Baxter (quality: 5.0) 06.12.2007 Rating: 9.8
Product Reviewed: ESXL800
Bottom Line: The sleek, the sexy, the Breville 800
Don Ferron (quality: 3.3) 02.03.2009 Rating: 9.6
Product Reviewed: Breville Die-cast 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Caffeine never tasted better!
Hammer Tennesix (quality: 3.0) 11.20.2009 Rating: 9.6
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Works very well, is sensitive to grind; Can't anyone else see how to add water?!?
Phil Braido (quality: 4.5) 10.18.2008 Rating: 9.6
Product Reviewed: 800esxl
Bottom Line: Great Machine for the money and great consumer support
Lionel Goodfield (quality: 5.0) 06.04.2007 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Unless you're willing to spend the $$$ for a Rancilio Silvia & Rocky combo, this is the way to go.
TONI DELOZIER (quality: 4.8) 12.28.2008 Rating: 9.6
Product Reviewed: BREVILLE 800ESXL
Bottom Line: remember to read a 3 minute page in your manuel about grind and packing your shots and you will be in coffee heaven with zero problems. GREAT MACHINE
Kelvin Wong (quality: 4.0) 08.15.2009 Rating: 9.4
Product Reviewed: ESXL800
Bottom Line: A little modification to the system (~$30) makes wonderful shots.
Carl Strode (quality: 5.8) 12.05.2006 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Don't believe the nay-sayers.  Unless you are a Barista extraordinaire, this is a great way for a clod like me to cook up some espresso at home
Randy Wilson 06.09.2009 Rating: 9.4
Product Reviewed: Breville 800 class
Bottom Line: Yes you can make a slightly better cup with a fancy machine but in terms of bang for buck this one takes some beating.
Johnny Askew (quality: 2.0) 12.15.2008 Rating: 9.2
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: The grind will determine whether you love or hate this machine.  That simple.....
M G 01.12.2011 Rating: 9.2
Product Reviewed: espresso 800esxl
Bottom Line: Love this machine! Great value, well-made, easy to use, consistent production, attractive brushed stainless finish - buy this machine (and a burr grinder)!!
Yossi Barkley (quality: 7.0) 12.24.2006 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: For $400, it beats the $3,300 Jura Z5 we used to own, hands down!
Michael Woo (quality: 3.7) 01.05.2008 Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Great value expresso / cappuccino machine
BRANDON DIELEUTERIO (quality: 4.0) 09.16.2008 Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Breville 800 ESXL
Bottom Line: Great shots for the $$$
Ginbot G (quality: 7.7) 02.27.2009 Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Breville Espresso Maker
Bottom Line: Well-built. Delivers adequate, but not great espresso.  Good all-around for price range. If perfection is a must, go elsewhere.
Zach Easton (quality: 1.5) 01.15.2010 Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: die-cast
Bottom Line: Good Machine. Wish I did my homework, but is great for how I am using it.
Adam Radford (quality: 2.4) 03.26.2010 Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Breville 800ESXL
Bottom Line: This machine works GREAT if you have the seattlecoffeegear.com filter, let it warm up, and have a real grinder!
Jamie Schmidt (quality: 6.0) 07.17.2007 Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Well worth $400.  Excellent beginner to intermediate machine.
Oren Paz (quality: 0.7) 03.23.2010 Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: Breville 800ESXL
Bottom Line: I love it to bits. The little gripes are minute and marginal, and the positive completely wins over the negative. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
Maria Matthias (quality: 4.0) 11.22.2007 Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: 800esxl
Bottom Line: Super tasting coffee for novices- sturdy and functional.
WholeLatte Roast (quality: 6.3) 10.27.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Beautiful-Solid-Friendly- Excellent for Cappas, not good for Golden Rule Espresso.
Pat D'Arcy (quality: 9.5) 08.20.2007 Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: 800esxl
Bottom Line: Pressurized PF Basket Base Removed With Lathe - YIPPEE!
Marc Lajoie (quality: 5.3) 10.28.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: If you want to make a nice cappucino or latte in the morning  with a reasonably priced machine, this one is for you.
Paul Grootendorst (quality: 3.0) 12.09.2007 Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: One week in and no regrets
Gavin Olds (quality: 7.7) 12.08.2008 Rating: 8.6
Product Reviewed: Breveille 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Really enjoy the Breville 800ESXL, needs a modifaction and a courser grind but would recommend to anyone.
A B (quality: 6.0) 01.13.2007 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Finally Happy
Frederick Karayan (quality: 7.0) 09.13.2007 Rating: 8.6
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: This is a very nice machine, very heavy and solid. Beautifully designed.  I can't think of a better machine for a novice.
Johann Ramirez (quality: 8.0) 10.09.2008 Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: Die Cast Espresso Machine
Bottom Line: Great looking machine, works adequately, and was purchased at an unbeatable price!
Shawn Greene 09.10.2011 Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Well built sturdy machine that performs beyond my expectations.
Davin Gegolick 03.07.2009 Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Looks great but takes time getting used to
Randall T (quality: 8.0) 11.25.2007 Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: 800esxl
Bottom Line: aesthetically pleasing and sturdy design produces shots that will please most any coffee drinker given that you make two minor adjustments
Ken Branstetter 03.30.2011 Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: 800sxl
Bottom Line: great starter machine that looks nice, but takes some patience to master.
Ross Devitt 05.17.2013 Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: Breville ES800
Bottom Line: Buying new, I would buy something better, but yes, I would buy a Breville based on my discoveries.  Especially if it was a boiler model not another theromoblock.
Alex Gutierrez (quality: 7.0) 01.15.2008 Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: DIE CAST 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Good, impressive machine - good price.  Still perfecting the shots from it.
Kathryn J 01.29.2012 Rating: 8.2
Product Reviewed: Die-cast
Bottom Line: Decent for a newbie brewer
R Dhamer 02.06.2013 Rating: 8.2
Product Reviewed: 800esxl
Bottom Line: Breville 800esxl will produce a shining example of espresso to match it stainless steel machine with a few added shot making techniques.
Joe Can (quality: 6.0) 04.08.2010 Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Espresso 800ESXL
Bottom Line: NEW BOTTOM LINE after 6 months: Look for a better machine and pay a little more...
Cleo Henry (quality: 7.3) 05.30.2009 Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: If you love cappucinos and lattes for not a lot of cash, this is the machine for you.
Dario Cairoli 04.12.2009 Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: 800esxl
Bottom Line: Good solid machine that  makes decent shots and is easy to learn on and easy to clean plus looks great on top of counter.
Christopher Brown 05.28.2013 Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Breville Espresso 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Outstanding espresso, unnaceptable service.
Bob Gray 11.15.2011 Rating: 7.8
Product Reviewed: 800 ESXL
Bottom Line: If espresso is what you want, this machine is hard to beat for $400.  I think you need to spend a lot more for quality foam.
CJ M 01.03.2012 Rating: 7.8
Product Reviewed: Breville 800
Bottom Line: Produces nice coffee, great for a first machine. Be wary if service support in your area may be inadequate.
Sophie Myers (quality: 3.0) 12.07.2006 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Love it!
Kevin Sweeney (quality: 5.0) 12.08.2010 Rating: 7.6
Product Reviewed: 800 SXL
Bottom Line: Great low end machine. Yeah I know it's Chinese, but soon everything else will be too.
Jon Kulpa (quality: 8.0) 09.13.2007 Rating: 7.2
Product Reviewed: Breville 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Better than some machines in the price range, but as a favor to yourself, you can and should find someting even better.
Ted Sexauer (quality: 3.5) 09.12.2007 Rating: 6.8
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: I will miss this and I don't know what to replace it with, but when the machine lasts 5 weeks and the manufacturer seems to be in hiding, it's a no go.
Steve Gazay 09.15.2009 Rating: 6.8
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: I really enjoy drinking the coffee once I get it to my liking.  Better than a cheapo machine.  Not as good as a $1,000. one.
Edgar Carbaat (quality: 2.0) 07.09.2009 Rating: 6.8
Product Reviewed: 800esxl
Bottom Line: Not my cuppa tea, get a classic brand machine
Steve Koellhoffer (quality: 10.0) 02.22.2011 Rating: 6.8
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Good starter machine available at local big box stores, but poor value
Emily Burns (quality: 4.5) 08.22.2007 Rating: 6.6
Product Reviewed: 800 ESXL
Bottom Line: Looks AREN'T everything, especially when it comes to espresso makers
H H (quality: 10.0) 03.12.2010 Rating: 6.4
Product Reviewed: Breville 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Not for someone wanting a hobby, or wanting good shots, but still ok in its own way....
Chad Jarvis (quality: 1.0) 08.10.2011 Rating: 6.2
Product Reviewed: 800exl
Bottom Line: Buy a different machine
Ben Moore (quality: 9.0) 12.31.2007 Rating: 5.8
Product Reviewed: Breville 800ESXL
Bottom Line: This machine really looks and feels like a quality piece of equipment. This is why I'm so sad that it hasn't lived up to my expectations.
Jesse Andreasen (quality: 8.0) 03.12.2009 Rating: 5.8
Product Reviewed: 800EXSL
Bottom Line: Good quality on the exterior...if only this quality and choice of parts sunk into the interior.
Elias Amador (quality: 6.4) 12.08.2006 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: It looks great on the outside, and it might satisfy people who drink mostly milk drinks, but it doesn't have what it takes to make real espresso.
Wendy Steedman (quality: 3.5) 01.19.2008 Rating: 5.2
Product Reviewed: 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Not worth the $$$
Duane Thompson (quality: 6.5) 04.27.2012 Rating: 4.6
Product Reviewed: BREVILLE 800 ESXL
Bottom Line: Keep shopping and buy something of good build quality that will last.
William Matthews (quality: 3.7) 05.25.2008 Rating: 4.2
Product Reviewed: 800
Bottom Line: All form, no function
Cathy Schaefer (quality: 3.2) 02.17.2009 Rating: 3.6
Product Reviewed: Breville ESXL
Bottom Line: Never again
L Blumen (quality: 9.0) 01.17.2010 Rating: 2.6
Product Reviewed: breville programmable
Bottom Line: wears out quickly - bad investment
Steve Lathan (quality: 6.1) 11.15.2007 Rating: 2.0
Product Reviewed: Breville 800ESXL
Bottom Line: Pressurized porta filters dont make espresso.  Goodbye Breville hello Gaggia!!!
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