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Breville Fresca BES860

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The maintenance and build quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and noise get less positive comments.

usability, durability, maintenance, size, design

noise, reliability

On average, users rate this product 83/100.

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CoffeeGeek - Breville Barista Express BES860XL Combo Machine - Bill Sung's Review

 

The machine is very good if you think about cost versus value for entry level. The built-in grinder is also good for beginners who don't want to spend another $150+ on grinder only. If you compare the built-in grinder with Breville smart grinder ($200)...

It is very good for the price range little less than $600. You can get 10+% discount from Bed Bath and Beyond coupons ; The grinder has wide range of settings which allows entry level espresso lover can experiment and enjoy

The built-in grinder is not bad, but you need to change the setting for single non-pressurized portafilter and double non-pressurize one. I thought it should be consistent as long as I'm using non-pressurized ones ; Steam wand is not anti burn so the...

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CoffeeGeek - Breville Barista Express BES860XL Combo Machine - Drake M's Review

 

The 860 is a good machine for those non-Barista types such as myself or those with limited counter space. This machine was simply a great product to get us started on home espresso. After roughly 300 drinks made, the machine has paid for itself...

Good price point when bought with discount/coupon ; Makes a great cup in a timely fashion ; Small footprint for those with limited space ; Big water container (67oz) ; Integrated grinder is better than anticipated ; Dual wall cup option good for folks...

Bean hopper could use a little more slope ; Frother is either on or off, no adjustment ; It would be nice to add water towards the front of machine to avoid pulling from under counter

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CoffeeGeek - Breville Barista Express BES860XL Combo Machine - Dynamite Espresso's Review

 

I received my new Breville Barista Express a few weeks ago and have loved it. Originally bought the BES830XL, but returned it after two weeks, as I couldn't pull a decent shot with it. The problem wasn't with the machine, but with my grinder. I have a...

Gorgeous to look at! Froths very well, produces wonderful espresso, and very space efficient due to it's built-in grinder. The one and two shot espresso pre-sets are great

Though it froths milk very well, I wish it had a steam knob so you can control the steam (or clean the steaming wand) without having to turn the steam function on and off

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CoffeeGeek - Breville Barista Express BES860XL Combo Machine - Steve High's Review

 

All in all, I love this machine. I use it about 2 or 3 times every day. It is durable and easy to maintain, and makes a great espresso. The burr grinder is quite versatile. You can grind from coarse almost the whole way down to Turkish Coffee grounds....

All in all, I love this machine. I use it about 2 or 3 times every day. It is durable and easy to maintain, and makes a great espresso. The burr grinder is quite versatile. You can grind from coarse almost the whole way down to Turkish Coffee grounds....

All in all, I love this machine. I use it about 2 or 3 times every day. It is durable and easy to maintain, and makes a great espresso. The burr grinder is quite versatile. You can grind from coarse almost the whole way down to Turkish Coffee grounds....

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Great Espresso Machine!

 

Really easy to use

Great Taste, Large Water Container, Quick Brewing, Easy To Use

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Doesn't dispense right amount of water

 

The system dispenses only 1/2 oz of water for a single shot and 1 1/4 oz of water for a double shot. You can over-ride this with the program button but it won't retain the new program so you have to do it mannually each time. It also dispenses too much...

Easy To Clean, Large Water Container

Too little water dispense, Noisy, Program doesn't work, Unreliable, Messy, Dispenses too much coffee

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Great Machine

 

It's well built and attractively designed. It takes a little finessing to get the right espresso, but the brew is definitely high quality. Love it!

Appearance/ Design /Style, capacity, construction, Easy to change/Empty filter, Easy to Clean/Wash, easy to use, Easy to view/Read, Functional/Useful, Performs Well, quality, Value for Money

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