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Customer Reviews for Breville Factory-Refurbished Programmable Espresso Machine - Stainless-Steel

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Breville Factory-Refurbished Programmable Espresso Machine - Stainless-Steel

Model: XXBES820XL
SKU: 1114364
UPC: 021614053442
This espresso machine features a 15-bar Triple-Prime pump that releases 3 bursts of hot water into the filter head for smooth operation while the 4-1/2" head elevation allows you to make additional espresso-based beverages, including americanos, cappuccinos and lattés. This product has been refurbished by the manufacturer. Learn more.
Average Customer Rating:
4.667 out of 5
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100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
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Customer Reviews for Breville Factory-Refurbished Programmable Espresso Machine - Stainless-Steel
Review 1 for Breville Factory-Refurbished Programmable Espresso Machine - Stainless-Steel

Great machine

Customer Rating
4.0 out of 5
4.0
Posted by: Capdavilla
from Portland, OR
on 11/18/2010
Easy to use! Like the set up ease and quality of the coffee.
I would recommend this to a friend!
-1point
0out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Breville Factory-Refurbished Programmable Espresso Machine - Stainless-Steel

Top of the line

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: rbjosh1
from Oneonta, NY
on 09/21/2010
Value for Price
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Durability
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Usefulness
5.0 out of 5
5.0
What's great about it: makes great espresso and at a great price
What's not so great: nothing that I can think of
I own a few Breville appliances and the espresso machine is of the same quality of the other appliances I have. It's reliable, easy to use and clean and makes great espresso.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Breville Factory-Refurbished Programmable Espresso Machine - Stainless-Steel

Received the factory-refurbished unit as requested

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: SteveInEaston
from Easton, MA & Hyannis, MA
on 09/13/2010
Value for Price
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Durability
4.0 out of 5
4.0
Usefulness
5.0 out of 5
5.0
What's great about it: Value/quality for price
What's not so great: E.S.E. pod adapter should be included - but no big deal.
...and, despite some hessitation surrounding the purchase of a refurb unit, the unit arrived promptly, as advertised, and works great!
Note - the unit does not come with the E.S.E. pod adapter - but those can be ordered directly from Breville USA. All other accessories listed did indeed come - including the pitcher and tamping tool. The E.S.E. Pod adapter was not listed, so therefore this was expected.
Since I hadn't yet received the pod adapter, I opened up a filter pack, and tried my 1st cup - perfect! I'm a bit spoiled, as I have a fully automatic Saeco unit at the Cape which grinds the beans, etc. But - the taste of this unit is excellent - I'm currently using some espresso grinds from Naples.
The noise is actually less than I expected for a pump unit. The 1st cup came out fine - I'm anxious to try the pod adapter. I've read various complaints about how peculiar this unit may seem to operate to some, but without even reading the quick-start or manual, I was able to brew a great 1st cup.
As for the rating - The frother also works well, so I'll note that this product is a very useful product in general. As for the durability - too soon to tell - but the unit is well constructed.
The unit was indeed a refurb - not a new unit in a refurb box. But - the unit was packed well, clean and a bargain for the price.
Also - watch-out for the difference between generic coffee pods - like for Senseo - and specific E.S.E pods - as they are different. I've read some of the lengths some take to make a common pod work in an E.S.S device... not worth the bother perhaps.
If you are looking at this unit, and are a bit concerned about being a refurb - don't. Regardless, the unit comes with a 90-day refurb warranty - so, enjoy!
If you are looking for a great bargain on a good espresso maker - this is it.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.