The Breville Barista Espresso Machine is a beautiful machine. The look and quality of the espresso is that of machine that could cost many times more. It easy to use for the beginner with the ability to experiment that will make advanced espresso makers very happy.
What are the unique features of the Breville Barista Express BES860XL Machine?
The Breville 800ESXL Commercial Espresso Maker often left users with wet sloppy grounds, the Barista Express has a dry puck feature that most users prefer. Like many Breville Espresso machines it also uses the ThermoBlock heating system. The 15-bar Triple Prime pump automatically releases 3 bursts of hot water in the filter head allowing the ground coffee or espresso to expand increasing the pressure. It also features the Dual-Wall crema system, which helps beginners create a smooth crema for a smooth taste.
What other features does the Breville Barista Espresso Maker have?
This automatic espresso machine also can grind a pre-measure of beans with the conical burr grinder, which can be dismantled for cleaning. The Barista Express is housed in durable die-cast stainless-steel which makes it a beautiful addition to any kitchen. The 360Ëš swivel steam wand with froth enhancer produces a barista-style milk and froth and hot water for any type of hot beverages.
Is the Breville Barista Express easy to clean?
With the stainless steel body and quality construction it makes cleaning easy. Tap the portafilter and puck (used coffee grounds) should resemble a brownie. Do a quick rinse of the filter basket and portafilter. Wipe down the steam wand immediately after use. Wipe down the machine regularly and empty the drip tray when the small float on the drip tray says “empty me” and you are done.
What are Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine reviews?
Most compared the Barista BES860XL with machines that cost $3000. Even beginner espresso makers quickly learned how to make a very shot of espresso within a few tries with the dual wall filters. The single walled filters are included for more advanced espresso makers to allow for a more professional barista type pull.
Were there any complaints about the Breville Espresso Machine?
There were some complaints of the Brevilla Barista Express not being quite hot enough and the grinder does not hold as much as it says. However, those reviewers still overall recommended and loved the machine. Many loved the ability to steam and froth the milk quickly and easily. The ability to have a beautiful espresso drink within a few minutes was another feature that is greatly praised. This machine is amazingly popular with over 90% of the users being very happy with their machines.