Began their journey in 1932, Australia-based Breville is highly admired worldwide for its innovative household products. The company launched its first espresso machine - ESP10 for domestic consumers in 2001. In 2004, the Breville launched ESP8XL in the United States and the company has been serving the coffee lovers with top-notch coffee since then.
Espresso perfection, requires precision temperature and pressure control, consistently, every time. At the heart of this machine is it's Dual Stainless Steel Boiler heating system. The brew boiler, for the espresso shot, extracts to within 1'C and a separate steam boiler, which offers instant and powerful steam on demand. So you can extract your shot, at the right temperature, delivering optimal flavor and steam your milk to cafe quality, at the same time. What's more, there is another element in the group head, ensuring the entire system offers a consistent temperature.
The Dual Boiler also features an Over Pressure Valve, which comes standard on almost all commercial cafe machines. This commercial feature limits the maximum pressure throughout the extraction to 9 bar, preventing bitter flavors in the shot. It also offers a true low pressure pre-infusion, which gradually increases the pressure to gently expand the grinds for an even extraction.
But there's much, much, more to this machine for the coffee geek. Brew temperature and pre-infusion pressure and duration are all programmable. But at the same time we kept it simple, with a quick heat up, front fill water tank and programmable dose. And a shot clock and pressure gauge to help you improve your barista skills over time.
All you'll need are some freshly ground beans and a bit of practice to rival the best cafe.
Separate boilers for steam production and for espresso production. Not only can you perform both functions simultaneously, but you have full control over the temperature of each boiler. Boilers are made of stainless steel.
The Breville Dual Boilers' PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) is an advanced and sophisticated device which allows you to control temperature of the group/brew boiler and the steam boiler.
The 15 bar pump initially pulses to expand the grinds prior to extraction. Providing a more balanced espresso shot.
What differentiate the BES920XL from the rest, is a full array of handy features that are easy to program. Most important of them are: shot length and temperature, auto-start timer, pre-infusion length and water hardness.
Finally, the BES920XL is fully capable of being descaled by a user. Just simply select the "Descale" feature and follow the manual. It is quick, effective and extens the lifespan of the machine.
Breville the Dual Boiler BES920XL comes with a 2-year warranty for your piece of mind. It is worth mentioning that iDrinkCoffee.com is an authorized Breville Repair Centre.
This is the newest version for 2014 which is now the 920XL. The updates over the BES900 are the ability to descale at home, the ability to control steam temperature to increase or decrease steam pressure and an improved 2 year warranty.