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Breville BES840XL Infuser Espresso Machine Review

Breville BES840XL Infuser Espresso Machine Review

Rather than starting with bursts of high pressure, the Breville Infuser Espresso Machine starts with steady, low pressure to gently expand the grinds. This helps fills in any cracks, gaps, or irregularities in the coffee puck before full pressure is applied, so even pressure is applied to all parts of the coffee puck and optimal flavor is extracted to give you the best espresso with   nice taste and flavour.

The Breville BES840XL has both automatic features, like temperature settings, and programmable features like volumetric control. The key features that set it apart from other espresso machines in its price range are the pre-infusion technology, the thermocoil heating system, and PID temperature control technology. 

Breville BES840XL

Other helpful features include a cup warmer on the top of the machine and a feature that removes excess water from the filter basket after coffee extraction, so the used grounds form a dry puck for quicker cleanup. The machine goes into 'Sleep Mode' after 1 hour and automatically shuts off after 3 hours. There is extra-tall cup clearance for brewing directly into travel mugs. The steam wand is used for effortless milk frothing for making lattes and cappuccinos. It is made of stainless steel and swivels 360 degrees to accommodate different size frothing jugs.

Other touches include an ‘Empty Me!’ indicator that lets you know when the removable drip tray is full and a ‘Clean Me’ cleaning alert. The storage tray houses the included accessories. Lastly, all parts that come in contact with water and coffee are BPA free.  Pre-infusion function applies low water pressure at the start of the extraction to gently expand grinds for an even extraction. It has a 1600w thermocoil heating system with integrated stainless steel water coil that helps to accurately controls water temperature. It also has an auto purge function that automatically adjusts water temperature after steam for optimal espresso extraction temperature.15 bar Italian pump provides complete volumetric control - preset, manual over-ride or re-programmable volumes

Breville BES840XL Review
  • Single & dual wall filter baskets
  • Coffee scoop
  • Stainless steel jug
  • Cleaning disc & tablets
  • Cleaning tool
  • Water filter with holder
Pros
  • It is easy to use and handle
  • It is easy to clean and maintain
  • It has a heat reduction mechanism to prevent overheating
  • It has one touch button to ease the espresso brewing process with a single click
  • It has an excess water removal feature.
Cons
  • It makes loud buzzing noise during operation
  • It needs to be gripped as a result of vibration during operation
  • It spill coffee as a result of the vibration
  • It has a lightweight compared to its size