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Breville Infuser Espresso Machine,61 ounces, Brushed Stainless Steel, BES840XL   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Multiple ASIN

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  • Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of espresso extracted will vary depending on the grind size and amount and reprogramming may be needed when the size and amount are adjusted
  • The Breville Infuser delivers optimal flavor in every cup creating third wave specialty coffee at home using the 4 keys formula, ensuring the right dose of beans, optimal water pressure, precise temperature control and microfoam milk for latte art
  • VOLUMETRIC AND SHOT CONTROL: Control the volume of each pour at the touch of a button and choose 1 shot, 2 shot or manually control over how much espresso ends up in your cup for the perfect dose every time
  • OPTIMAL WATER PRESSURE: Low pressure pre-infusion gradually increases pressure at the start and helps ensure all the flavors are drawn out evenly during the extraction for a balanced tasting cup
  • PRECISE ESPRESSO EXTRACTION: Maximize flavor potential with low pressure pre-infusion, digital PID temperature control, adjustable in 4 ⁰F increments complete with pressure gauge that guides you to the right extraction every time
  • MANUAL MICROFOAM MILK TEXTURING: High power 1650W element for high pressure steam wand and faster heat-up to create the microfoam necessary for a third wave specialty taste and essential for creating latte art at home
  • AUTO PURGE: The Infuser Espresso Machine automatically purges the heat system after steaming, ensuring your next espresso is extracted at the right temperature
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: Single & Dual Wall Filter Baskets, Coffee Scoop, Stainless Steel Jug, Cleaning Disc & Tablets, Cleaning Tool, and Water Filter with Holder
  • SETTINGS: Single or Double Shot; Volumetric Control and Manual Override
  • WARRANTY: 1 Year Limited Product Warranty; Power: 1650 Watts; Voltage: 110 to 120 Volts; Capacity: 61 oz Water Tank


For espresso with a well-balanced flavor, flavor needs to be drawn evenly from all the coffee grinds. What is the best way to prepare the grinds for an even extraction? 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. The 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. See chart below for details. 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. 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.

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Kitchen appliances designed to inspire people to produce perfect food and beverage results in their own homes with ease. From espresso machines to food processors, the innovation in each appliance delights. Breville makes the process a pleasure and the end result perfect, every time.

The Infuser Espresso Machine by Breville, BES840XL

Guides you to the perfect espresso with the built in pressure gauge.

The Infuser delivers optimal espresso flavor in every cup. It pre-infuses ground coffee with low, steady water pressure before extraction, gently expanding the grinds before stepping up to high pressure. The result is a more even extraction, which produces balanced espresso flavor.

The 4 keys formula for third wave specialty coffee at home:

  • Rich, full flavor
  • Perfectly balanced taste
  • Irresistible body
  • Silky, velvety mouthfeel

The 4 keys formula for third wave specialty coffee at home.

Rich, full flavor

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Irresistible body

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1. Rich, full flavor

Full-bodied coffee with rich and complex flavors is created using the right dose of 19-22g of freshly ground beans. This dose allows the coffee to fully express the incredible aroma, intense flavors and distinctive character of the coffee, for a true cafe quality result. Anything less than the optimal dose results in a weak and watery taste experience.

2. Perfectly balanced taste

Sweet, delicious and nuanced flavor notes begin with precise control over water temperature. Digital temperature control (PID) technology precisely controls water temperature for a perfectly balanced coffee extraction, giving you the control and consistency for delicious tasting coffee every time.

3. Irresistible body

An opulent, creamy and caramel-colored espresso starts with low pressure pre-infusion that soaks the grinds, allowing water to pass evenly through the coffee during the high pressure (9 bar) extraction process, delivered via our 15 bar Italian pump. This results in a rich, sweet and viscous espresso.

4. Silky, velvety mouthfeel

Savor the silky taste and velvety mouthfeel of true microfoam milk. The milk is steamed with pressure that creates thousands of tiny bubbles, enhancing flavor and mouthfeel, while the temperature brings out the milk’s sweetness, exciting your taste buds, for a harmonious blend of rich, sweet milk and syrupy, golden espresso.

Product DNA

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Volumetric Control

Not all coffees are the same. Control the volume of each pour at the touch of a button.

Precise Espresso-Extraction

Maximize flavor potential with low pressure pre-infusion, digital PID temperature control, adjustable in 4⁰ F increments and pressure gauge that guides you to the right extraction.

Micro-Foam Milk Texturing

High power 1650 W element for high pressure steam and faster heat up to create the micro-foam necessary for a café quality taste and essential for creating latte art.

Flexible Shot Control

Choose between 1 shot, 2 shots or manual control over how much espresso ends up in your cup for the perfect dose every time.

Specification: Breville Infuser Espresso Machine,61 ounces, Brushed Stainless Steel, BES840XL   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Multiple ASIN

Product Dimensions

11.5 x 13.7 x 13.25 inches

Item Weight

17 Pounds



Item model number


Date First Available

June 27 2012


Weight 17 kg
Dimensions 11.5 × 13.7 × 13.25 cm

10 reviews for Breville Infuser Espresso Machine,61 ounces, Brushed Stainless Steel, BES840XL   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Multiple ASIN

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  1. Amazon Customer

    I am so happy I bought this machine. My family and I love it!I want to start by saying this review of mine is a lot more than just a review on how happy I am with my purchase. But is also a review on everything I have learned the past couple months since buying this machine. I can say now that I have it, I will never go back.The Breville Infuser is a great little machine. I have wanted an Espresso machine for over 10 years and put it off because I had a hard time getting past the cost of a good quality machine.Before I committed to getting my first Espresso Machine I knew I had to do the research, to educate myself on a world that I am quickly seeing is as complex and sophisticated as the world of wine.I learned very early on that while all these steps, methods, and suggestions, that at first seemed snobbish and over exaggerated were actually the pieces of a puzzle that slowly I was able to put together and even now am still working on getting to see the whole picture of.Dark roast vs light roastFreshness of the beansQuality and PH of the waterThe right amount of pressure used for extractionHeated cups vs cold cupsThe fat content in milkWhy the Crema on an espresso shot is really the mark of how good your equipment is and how fresh your ingredients are.Type of espresso Machine does matter.Let me start by saying I didn’t even know that there wasn’t a difference between Coffee beans and Espresso beans when I first started out on my adventure. In my head I thought there was some specially made type of bean that was specific for making espresso on its own. I assumed they were grown different or harvested different. Something that made them special; to only learn that every coffee drink from espresso to that fancy order you put in at your favorite coffee place is all coming from the same source, the coffee bean.I went through a whole experience my first week with my first machine I bought, The Bambino Plus and getting sour lemon shots of espresso that were not drinkable. The shots that had just sprinkled bubbles over the surface of the drink, and me not understanding what crème was or why it was important, or how to get it.I knew that before I could start trying different drinks and adding syrups to make my favorite one. I would have to master simply making a drinkable shot of espresso that didn’t leave me cringing.No one ever tells you once you buy your first Espresso Machine how your home will forever smell of coffee, how you enter this whole new world that you don’t even know your part of yet.No one tells you that the smell that previously welcomed you when you walked into your favorite coffee shop, becomes the scent of your home forever. Or how prepackaged coffee is nothing like having a grinder and grinding your Espresso fresh in your home every day.No one ever tells you the research and studying needed to not perfect, but to simply achieve a really good shot of espresso at home.I even called up Local Coffee chains in my area and spoke to Barista’s asking for helpful hints on what I could do to get a better quality drink. To ask what I might be doing wrong with a machine(The Bambino Plus) that was giving me under extracted, watery, sour espresso shots.I saw machines with fancy gauges and didn’t understand why it mattered I have one. But have learned if you don’t see you reached the right pressure any espresso that comes out will be gross.I went onto forums where I learned why it’s smart to buy a grinder separate from your espresso machine. Because when the day comes your grinder breaks, and that day will come; then you only have to return the grinder and not be without your entire espresso machine in the process.I learned why it’s important to heat your portafilter, and any parts being used to make the drink and the cup you drink from. And luckily the Breville Infuser has a heating plate on top that works perfect for this!I learned why Dark roasts taste better and turn out better even though everywhere seems to recommend a medium roast for most Espresso.I learned that Reverse Osmosis water makes a bad cup of coffee, a bad cup of Espresso, and the flavor will be messed up if you use this type of water.Cold tap water will work, but even that will affect the quality and taste of your espresso.I also learned you want to go to the coffee shops that roast their beans ON SITE and buy freshly roasted beans. I was told by the Barista the sweet spot is 3 to 5 days after a roast the beans are the most fresh, and will pull the best shots. Anything after 2 weeks the quality will start to go noticeably down in flavor, texture, and crème. If you get beans that were roasted that same day, they will be okay, but you will see how everything tastes and gets better if you wait for those few days.And yes I even found myself looking for the best water recommendations from experts and others online. Because my research found the PH of your water can also make an impact. So I went out and bought bottled Fiji water because I read in several places it gives one of the best tastes you can get from water used in your machine for a drink.I eventually quickly exchanged my Bambino Plus that I believe was just a faulty individual machine, and got the Breville Infuser in its place. A step up and it has a gauge which is a must.I will admit I am still using Fiji water for the moment, but I don’t intend to do that forever, but if you are first starting out and looking for the perfect cup and flavor give the fancy water a try.I have a few different flavored syrups I have tried, and I purchased some of the Breville accessories that aren’t included: A better Tamper, the portafilter basket remover tool(which is a must) A knock box, dosing funnel, and even a tamper mat. All of which I had no idea what they were for at the time, but that my friend told me I will for sure need. They have been incredibly helpful and make the process 100% easier.I am so happy with the Breville INFUSER! I am getting quality crema on my shots; they are rich in flavor, no more sour shots with this machine! Like any new thing it takes a while to get the swing of it. And the only negative I can think of to mention, is that when you fill the water tank, after you make your drink and the machine goes into rest mode/powder down mode; The machine purges itself of any water that is still inside the machine. You have to empty the drip tray after each drink made and our drip tray will be almost full each time. That is quite a bit of water it dumps after a drink cycle. But the only reason I think my husband and I care is we have been buying the bottled Fiji water to use. So we notice little stuff like that because it seems wasteful. But if you plan on using tap water that won’t impact you at all!If you are looking for a starter machine I really think this is the right one to begin with, and I can say that having tried the one under it. I am also happy I got my Breville grinder separate as well.Now that I have mastered the Breville Infuser machine, I can start enjoying trying different drinks, different flavors, my husband makes himself homemade hot chocolate using the steam wand to heat and froth the milk. I have bought different flavored syrups. The whole process and experience of learning all this, and getting that perfectly made drink has been so much fun.I would say 2% Milk is the perfect flavor and texture to make those yummy delicious drinks you would get at coffee shops; but if you don’t want the extra fat or calories, skim milk and even oat milk make decent alternatives.When I first wake up in the morning I turn my machine on and allow it to heat up for at least 10 minutes. I have found if you make a drink under that time, the water won’t be quite hot enough. If you heat it up over 10 minutes, you will have to let your hot drinks sit for a minute or two until they aren’t too hot to drink. But as long as you plan for allowing the heat up time and include it as part of your routine, I really think you can’t go wrong with this model of the Breville Infuser.I have had my machine a month now, and I will never go back to buying store bought or coffee chain drinks again!

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  2. Sneaky Potato

    Don’t Waste Your Time With Cheaper MachinesGoing into this, I had zero idea how to make espresso. I’ve been using a french press for years, and decided that I wanted to step up my coffee game a bit. This review is for those people that are considering this machine and have no idea what they’re doing. Keep in mind that I paired this machine with the Breville Smart Grinder Pro, which is important in this review. I highly recommend the grinder as a companion to this espresso machine.**Why You Should Buy This Machine Over Cheaper Ones**Simply put, this machine offers professional-quality features packed into an entry-level machine, and will produce a far better quality espresso than cheaper machines like the Mr Coffee. If you are considering getting into espresso, don’t waste your time with cheaper stuff or else you will likely be disappointed with the results or just find yourself upgrading everything in a couple of months. A POOR ESPRESSO DUE TO “CHEAP” EQUIPMENT IS WORSE THAN A CHEAP CUP OF COFFEE. Understand that “cheap” is relative here. This is an expensive drink to make, but it’s worth the money to be able to make a great drink.1. My perfect pulls taste EXACTLY like coffee-shop quality (at least to me). I can make a Caramel Macciato and it tastes and looks better than Starbucks. ISN’T THAT WHY YOU’RE WANTING AN ESPRESSO MACHINE? Let’s face it, most of you are wanting lattes and cappuccinos that taste good so you don’t need to spend five bucks a day at the coffee shop. You aren’t just slugging back straight shots of black espresso and writing down the subtle flavor notes to share with your friends. YOU WILL NOT GET THIS KIND OF QUALITY WITH CHEAP MACHINES. It will taste watery, sometimes a bit bitter, and just not really worth the money. You’ll spend a couple hundred bucks and be totally disappointed. This machine is expensive, but at least I feel like I’m actually getting good espresso out of it. and I have zero desire to return to another coffee shop when I can make it just as good at home.2. This is the only unit for under $500 that will let you make decent latte art with the milk steaming wand. Other cheaper units simply do not have enough power to make your milk the right consistency. Again, it goes back to the quality of the drink. Do you want to pay $300 for a really mediocre espresso every day, or pay a little more money and have a really good espresso every day? You can get better units for milk steaming, but if you’re looking for a standalone unit that also does great milk, this is it. If you aren’t drinking lattes, then it won’t matter much to you. But trust me when I say that well-steamed milk makes or breaks your latte/cappuccino. Perfectly steamed milk is sweet, frothy, and creamy. Poorly steamed milk tastes like it was microwaved, or just plain warm milk. Yuck.3. The pressure gauge and pre-infusion (pushing a little water into the espresso before the real pull starts happening) make this a great tool to learn how to make proper espresso. The gauge is immensely helpful and helps you understand what you are doing wrong, and when you’re doing things really right. Few things are as satisfying as making a perfect espresso and seeing the gauge sit in the perfect spot.4. Built-in temperature control, which means more consistent espresso results. Cheaper units that don’t have one are not really worth the money in my opinion. A poorly-made espresso is terrible, and you can honestly make a better drink with a $10 french press and a $50 grinder.Finally, you need to understand that espresso is actually kind of difficult to make if you’ve never done it before. This isn’t a Keurig, this isn’t the same machine that Starbucks uses (theirs cost almost as much as your house does). You aren’t going to make a perfect pull of espresso your first time. It took me TEN shots before I made anything even remotely drinkable, and then I went through half a pound of coffee beans before I pulled my first GOOD shot. This machine makes it easier to make really good espresso, but it requires a good amount of work and calibration from you in order to do it correctly. However, once you figure it out, it’s really easy to do it right every time.In my opinion, this is the “sweet spot” of espresso making. You can make a really great cup of espresso with this machine at an affordable cost. Any more money and you are paying MUCH more to slightly increase the quality of the drink, but it’s not the night and day comparison between this machine and a $200 Costco or Mr Coffee espresso maker. Highly recommend!**If you’re an owner of this machine, the following might be helpful**The biggest difficulties that I ran into while trying to figure out how to make espresso were:1. Grinding the coffee to the perfect size2. Realizing that the Single Shot cups are terrible, save yourself heartache and use the Double Shot (not double walled)3. Getting my shot to pull for the correct time (25-30 seconds)**Grind Size**This was the most confusing part to me, because I had it in my head that I SHOULD be able to grind all of my beans on the absolute finest setting on the Smart Grinder Pro, which was why I spent all the money on the nice grinder, right? I had seen a couple of videos where people were using my same setup and grinding down to a 1 or 2 setting on the grinder and pulling perfect shots in the Infuser.THIS IS WRONG.Clear your mind completely about grind, and realize that it has more to do with the perfect grind for your particular coffee rather than the grind number itself. Using Lavazza Super Crema, I could not go finer than a 17 on the grinder or else the machine would max out the pressure and I would get just a few drips of disgusting sour water. Using fresh coffee beans from a local roaster, I was able to go much finer on the grind, and actually a 17 was too coarse for that coffee and ended up ruining the shots. It’s okay if you have to use a 17 or 18 with some coffees. You’re buying a nice grinder because those 17 and 18 grinds are perfectly consistent, which means the pressurized hot water will evenly distribute rather than find a weak spot to channel and ruin your shot of espresso.See what I’m talking about? This is not a Keurig. You will need to calibrate your grind for each new coffee you try, which can either be a huge pain or a lot of fun, depending on why you’re buying this machine. I found it fun, but I’m also glad that I took an entire day to play around with this machine. Once I figured it out, I was blown away with the quality of the espresso that came out.**Single Shot and Double Shot cups + Shot Pull Time**This is where I found success after a lot of failure. See, I don’t drink a ton of espresso in one sitting. I’m perfectly content with a small latte consisting of a single shot of espresso. I actually put the double shot cups in a drawer, because I didn’t think I would be using them. I was pulling drinkable espresso after a few hours of trial, but my shots were coming out way too fast (15-20 seconds), when I knew perfect shots should be around 30 seconds from the time you push the button. A helpful user online told me to ditch the single shot cups and switch to double shot, because of how finicky the former cups seemed to be. So I switched over to the single-walled double shot cup, and my first pull was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. It poured like golden honey, ran a perfect 30 seconds, and had amazing crema. It was beautiful and I wanted to cry.Apparently, shots pull more consistently in double shot cups than they do in single shot cups. Note that I’m talking about the size of the cup (single vs double shot) and not the double-WALLED cups, which are garbage and meant to be used with pre-ground espresso.Anyway, do yourself a favor and just use the double shot, single-walled cup. If you only want a single shot of espresso, move the cup over so you only catch liquid from one of the cups. You will waste coffee, but it will be so much, much more consistent and better-tasting than if you use the single-shot cup. I now pull nearly-perfect shots every time, where before I was doing 2/5 if I was lucky. Best piece of advice anybody gave me.

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  3. Aflleje

    Extracts Intense Flavorful Espresso – 2 Years LaterThe media could not be loaded.

    Update 11_28_2016. The trick to keeping this thing running for is in the cleaning. After talking to support in the beginning of the year, they gave me a few tips:1. When descaling the machine, allow the white vinegar/water solution to sit in the machine for 12 hours instead of running the rinse right away. This allows the solution to break away the calcium buildup.2. Run the clean cycle with tablets once a month to keep any coffee sludge from building up.3. Backflush the machine daily. After your final brew for the day, put in your backflush disc and basket and press the 2 shot button.After doing this for all of 2016, my 840 has been running smooth while consistently pulling great shots daily. Hope this helps.Update 12_31_2015: I’ve had this machine for almost a year and I’ve been experiencing a rattling or buzzing (sounds like the Operation board game) sound in between cleanings. There’s a plethora of discussions on this where people find this after descaling their machine. The most common solution is to flush your machine two to three times after descaling. I find running a clean cycle with the cleaning tablets resolves this issue. However, I had to run the clean cycle 3 times this morning per Berville customer support. They also recommend descaling and cleaning once a month since I use this machine daily. For my trouble they were kind enough to send me some extra cleaning tablets. I’m hoping this will give years of use, but I’m not confident that it will. – End of update.I sifted through a lot of reviews to help me find the espresso machine for me. Although none were perfect, I found the perfect machine for me. In sifting through reviews, I look for customers that seem to have a similar love for coffee as my own. So to help you decide whether you want to keep reading or not, let me tell you a little about my passion for coffee and why I started looking for an espresso machine.About three years ago I was turned on to coffee from local roasters in Sacramento. I became hooked on fresh, locally roasted coffees that brought out the flavor of the bean. From this I started roasting my own beans and found I could roast almost as good as the local coffee shops. My daily cup was brewed with an Aeropress, which I still use but not as often. Espresso was still a coffee shop only drink, which came at the price of $3.30 a cup. So my main goal was to find an espresso machine that didn’t break the bank and could pull shots almost as good as the $10k machines at the local coffee shops. And that is exactly what I found with the Breville 840.After two weeks of use, let’s take a look at the Pros of this machine:* Price. I was looking at machines ranging from a few hundred to a couple thousand. At fewer than $500, this machine is great for me. It lacked the double boiler and full temperature control, but I wasn’t willing to pay premium dollars for a machine I was planning on using two to three times a week. That being said, I’m enjoying this machine so much, I’m using it 3 to 4 times daily to make espressos and Americanos for my wife and me.* Extraction. This is about beans, grind, water, temperature and tamp. After finding my sweet spots, this pulls an excellent double shot of espresso. I use my own roast of single origin beans and get an intense cup of espresso on par with my local roasters. I use a Breville burr grinder (that’s a whole nother review), which gives me a consistent fine grind. My water is double filtered since my fridge and this machine both have filters (I don’t know if redundant filtering makes a difference though). While this machine doesn’t have a temperature control, it does allow you to adjust your temp 4 degrees in either direction in the manual programming. I thought my initial pulls were not quite hot enough, so I bumped it up. I feel it could still be a little hotter, but not enough to give it a strike. Tamp pressure makes a difference, but since I have no way to measure my tamp, I would say start on the lighter side and watch your pressure gauge. Finally, did I mention to watch your pressure gauge? Use the chart in the user guide to help you pull intense, flavorful espresso shots with beautiful crema.* Separate Water Spigot and Steaming Wand. I use the water spigot to heat up my cups before serving a drink. For those of you who want to know about the steaming wand, I haven’t tried it. My main goal was to make espressos and Americanos. UPDATE: The steam wand does a good job making microfoam. I haven’t been able to perfect latte art, but that could be a personal issue. It does, however, take awhile to steam your milk. This is where I think a machine with a boiler (or even better yet a double boiler to allow simultaneous espresso and steaming) would do a better job.* Clean Up. After the extraction this leaves a fairly dry puck that comes out with one tap. Wipe your basket clean and get ready to pull your next shot. I haven’t tried the periodic cleaning or descaling yet, but the instructions are straight forward. UPDATE 12_11_2015: I’ve gone through multiple cleaning cycles that are simple and straight forward. I’ve also descaled this machine once.* Tools and Accessories. This gives you everything you need to get started. Multiple baskets (I use the single wall, 2-cup for double shots),tamper, backflush cleaning tablets, a water filter, plastic scoop, trimming tool, and cleaning tools. I threw the plastic scoop out and use my metal scoop. This doesn’t come with a knock-box, so I’m ordering one. Breville recommends replacing the water filter every 2 months so order some soon after your purchase.Now for the cons.* Water Container. This thing holds about 8 cups of water, which should be plenty. But after running a shot to heat up the pump head and using the spigot to heat up the cups, the water goes sooner than I expected. Two double shots and two Americanos later ran through about half the tank. So if you’re pulling shots for company, keep an eye on your water tank.* Temperature. To get picky, again I thought the standard temp could be hotter. I do wish the starter model had a more precise temperature control.* Storage Drawer. Not a lot of space there and not easy to access. You have to remove the drip tray to access the storage drawer. So I keep the cleaning tablets, tools and baskets in there. I keep my scoop and trimming tool in a kitchen drawer since I need them for every pull.* Steamer. Although the steam wand does a nice job in making microfoam, the steam function makes a knocking noise during the process. I called Breville and found this is normal. Looking at Youtube videos confirmed the knocking is normal for this machine, but isn’t heard on the double boiler machines.So who would enjoy this machine? If you enjoy every aspect of coffee from the roasting to the brewing and your on a budget, you will enjoy this machine. If you enjoy an intense, flavorful, but not bitter cup of espresso, you will enjoy this machine. But if you have a larger budget and are looking for something more automatic, you may want to keep looking. Things I will look for in my next machine (2 or 3 years down the road) will be a double boiler and temperature control. My only concern about this product and price range is if it’s built to last. Some other reviewers mentioned that theirs were bad out of the box, only lasted a few months, or died after a year. I’ll update this review if I experience any problems.Tip: Read up on the instruction manual and tips for brewing espresso. This helped me pull excellent shots after my 2nd or 3rd try. Cheers!

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  4. justme

    A Safe Bet for Your First Real Espresso Machine – But Be Patient with Yourself!—UPDATES 5/25/15—1. Used this every day for over a year. Solid buy, would do it again. No breakages. I do follow the cleaning instructions religiously.2. I was wrong about the machine only delivering 1 or 2 ounce cups. This morning I finally read the instructions on how to “program” the machine and made myself a 4-ounce cup of strong coffee, similar to what you find in europe. Divine! I got everything ready as usual. Hit the program button. Hit the “one cup” button. Let it fill up about four ounces. Then hit the “one cup” button again. The “one-cup” is now programmed to deliver about 4-oz of coffee. Brilliant!—Original Review—I found it difficult to research espresso machines:- Price range is huge, from $50 to $5000.- Reviews come from a bewildering range of backgrounds: coffee-snobs & anti-snobs, professional baristas & novices.After reading reviews for a couple of days, I selected the Breville 840XL.I’ve had the machine one month.I am no barista, so this review is geared towards the novice explorer.General Observations:- The pressure of the water/steam is controlled by the machine. It is amazingly repeatable & scientifically-precise.–> i.e. the pressure gage on the machine responds to even tiny changes in grain size or tamp-pressure.- The temperature of the espresso is also very controlled, and it’s not as hot as your regular cup of Joe.- It’s taken me one month to find & consistently reproduce a cup that I enjoy. It was worth the wait.- My guests & visitors have all been amazed by the shots. They unanimously say they’re the best they’ve had.- This machine serves exactly one-ounce or two-ounce shots. It will not make a pressed cup of coffee like you get in Europe.- It’s strong. I mean really strong. Like I-feel-it-in-my-brain strong.–> i.e. after two older guests got hot flashes and a third got heart palpitations, I stocked up on decaf beans.Specific Tips:- Buy a burr grinder first, learn how to use it, clean it, etc. (I bought the Breville & am happy with it.)- Buy the Breville milk frother second, learn how to use it, clean it, etc.–> It’ll change your life.–> Way easier than wand-frothing: faster to make, easier to clean-up.–> The Breville milk frother makes Angelina’s-style hot chocolate easily, which makes it worth the 120-bucks right there.—-> Guys, if you don’t know what that is, then look it up & make it for your girl. & beware the consequences!—-> Only change from the instructions: don’t drop room-temp chocolate into the frother, nuke it first & use a spoon to drop it into the hot cream.—-> …but, I digress.Bean Selection–> Consensus from Amazon-reviewers is that Lavazza Super Crema whole bean is the ideal. My guests seem to like this bean the best.–> Personally, I prefer Starbucks Sumatra. These beans are very oily.–> NOTE: if you decide that the bean you like best is an oily bean, then you’ll need to clean the grinder weekly. Takes five minutes and gets less messy as you get the hang of it.Grinder- Follow the darned grinder instructions!–> Start at the coarse end of the espresso-spectrum, work your way towards fine.–> Only go as fine as you need to get the results you want. Middle worked best for me.Espresso Machine Pressure Gage- Watch the pressure gage carefully for every shot. But defer to your palate. The machine can’t tell you what tastes best.- I find that the best tasting shots come at lower pressures. I go with the lowest possible pressure that still produces a nice crema.Water Source:- I use a five-gallon water-dispenser to fill the espresso-machine’s tank. TDS reading is about 4, which is almost distilled.- Rationale: for five hundred bucks, I don’t want to fill it with rusty-calcium well water & then have to decalcify every month or have it break. You can get a TDS meter for about twenty bucks on Amazon. Buy one. Test your water. Only use water with a low TDS reading. Don’t assume bottled water has a low TDS. I’ve seen it as high as 200.My Patronizing Opinions:- Many people point out that this machine is Barista-Child’s-Play, since you control only four variables: bean, amount, fineness, and tamp-pressure. (Not temp or pull-pressure.)- I took a rigorous scientific approach and it still took one month to find the right combination.- Other reviewers bought this machine & made an espresso they liked on the first pull.- Pay attention to the process and you will begin teaching yourself how to be a barista.- Be willing to work with the four variables for several weeks to get it right.Transition from Coffee-Drinking to Espresso-Drinking:- Until now, I’ve made a brutally strong batch of French-pressed coffee each AM.- When I go to Starbucks, I get either a triple-tall Americano or a four-shot Grande Americano.–> Either way, each would last about 2-hours each AM.- This machine makes only one thing: a single-ounce or a two-ounce shot of espresso, like in Italy.- The Italians drink it straight, right there, standing up, within five minutes. I’m guessing that even an Italian would rate this espresso as authentic.- This machine forced me to depart from my old ways: It’s a smaller cup & I have to drink it within 15-minutes or so before the flavor goes sour.–> I’m aware that the ideal Americano has the hot water in the cup prior to the shot, to preserve the crema. Will do that eventually. Right now, I still taste each shot first.Conclusion:- This machine is a safe bet for your first real espresso machine.- Be willing to work at it- Be aware that drinking shots of espresso is a very different experience from regular coffee-drinking.- Cappuccinos or lattes are also a safe bet. But, they get cold quicker than those made at Starbucks. Maybe Starbucks makes shots at a higher temperature?Biggest surprise so far the joy it brings to guests. Let them watch you make one, then ask them to play the barista. They have so much fun! Go all the way & buy a burr-grinder, knock box, & tamping mat.There’s a documentary on Netflix on the history of the cappuccino called “Perfect Cappuccino.” Content aside, this 1.5-hr documentary will give you plenty of opportunity to see professional baristas making espressos & hear their theories on how to pull a good shot. Watch it after you buy it and you’ll really appreciate how much they put in, how they tamp it, and how it looks as it comes out. Personally, I enjoyed the documentary — I found the narrator’s views compassionate & well-balanced. Other reviewers found her anti-Starbucks.Lastly, if you buy all three pieces of equipment at once, then you’ll be on instructions-overload. I staggered the purchases by two weeks for each machine: Burr Grinder, then Milk Frother, then Espresso Maker. This may sound silly, but many of the reviewers say things like: “I Couldn’t get a pressure reading on the espresso machine, so I cranked up the grinder to super-fine and then grinder wouldn’t work.” All of that is covered in the grinder instructions. But if you get all three things at once, you’re going to try it blind (come on, admit it) and only go to the instructions for each machine as a last resort.It’s only been one month. Perhaps in another month, all of my advice will be different. I’m still on the left side of a steep learning curve.Good luck!

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  5. TigerFan

    Some tipsFirst, understand this machine will take some trial and error to get the right espresso pull. The pressure gauge is very helpful in this endeavor. Here is what worked for me – after much trial and error and almost 1 lb of coffee beans:1- buy the following: a good kitchen scale with a 0 out ability, a 54mm portafilter funnel, a puck screen and a good burr grinder2- only use the single wall double filter. You can store the others in the machine3 – get beans that were roasted 1-2 weeks ago. Too young and they don’t grind well and too old they don’t taste as good.4 – grind the beans on a low setting right before you make the espresso. I found 4 on a bararatz grinder to be perfect for my roast.5 – put the funnel on the portafilter and put it on the scale and 0 put. Measure 16-18 grams of ground beans. 17 is perfect for my roast and grind.6 – tamp and add the puck screenFollow all other manufacturer directions including warming the machine, running a single shot without the portafilter etc.This is a lot more work than an automated machine but with practice you can also pull much better shots and tube tube them.My husband likes americanos and I like lattes and after practicing on a pound of beans I’ve been able to make both better than any Starbucks and most other coffee cafes. Next I need to work on perfecting my milk frothing. The machine quickly and easily froths but I want to produce a finer froth. I’m sure it can do it – I just need to spend some time on it.

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  6. Dave

    Excellent machine when you are ready to move up to using an non-pressurized filterIf you just want to make espresso drinks at home and want something quick and easy, there machines a lot less than half the price to use with pressurized filters and that have an easy to use steam wands. But if you are ready, or plan to soon, move up to professional style non-pressurized filters, then this is a great machine for the beginner up through intermediate user at a very good price.One thing I want to say upfront, ALWAYS run an empty shot before making your espresso. The first shot runs about 20 degrees below the optimal 200 degrees and will result in an under-extracted espresso. It is also good to heat up your grouphead, portafilter and cup. It makes a very very good espresso that probably can only be beat by a $2.000+ machine. I used a non-pressurized filter on my previous machine, but noticed that the shots with the infuser brought some of the subtle tasted characteristics from my coffee beans. It is important to use a good quality conical burr grinder in order to grinds that are fine enough to use with a non-pressurized filter. I use the Breville smart grinder pro. I think this is a better way to go rather then getting the Breville Barista Express with the built-in grinder, for numerous reasons. One is that it is more flexible than the built-in one, which only has 30 settings. The smart pro has 60 settings so you can use it to get coarse grinds for a French press and other coffee makers. It is also much easier to clean and allows you to upgrade to a more advance espresso machine without having to buy a new grinder.The steaming wand works very well after a small bit of practice. There are some videos on youtube that are helpful. After some research it seemed the best milk to use is grassfed whole milk. So I bought organic grassfeed whole milk, and wow it is the way to go. It tastes great and easy to get an excellent microfoam. I highly recommend that you give it a try.The pressure gauge looks cool, but is totally unnecessary. I wish the tamper were a heavier all metal construction, though this lighter one is needed to use the magnetic holder, which is convenient. The tamper words oaky, so I will just have to get used to it. Overall this is a great machine at this price.update: 13December:thought I would address of common complaints I’ve noticed in some reviews. One being that it uses too much water and that the drip trays fills up to fast. Both are due to the fact that the steam wand purges (through the back of the tray) hot water after use, which is good so that if you pull another shot the water won’t be too hot. To me, it’s not a big deal to refill it. As far as the tray filling up, just do what I do … empty the tray each time you use it. It is very simple and only takes a few seconds. A plus is that the tray design is very easy to remove and install .. it is really no big deal at all.

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  7. Anonymous

    I’m quite pleased!I’ve had the Breville Infuser (in black sesame) since 12/10/20, as well as a Breville Smart Grinder Pro.I did a lot of research on machines within my price range and was impressed with the features this model has for the money, so this is what I bought.In researching this machine, there were a few mostly minor gripes that seem to be a common theme:Problem: Water reservoir too small.Solution: I made a habit of checking it DAILY even though at 2-3 double shots a day I only have to add water about every 4 days. Better to do this than to let your pump run dry.Problem: Drain pan too small.Solution: I made a habit of checking it after EVERY use. If I get distracted or forget once, it’s still never a problem.Problem: It’s nearly impossible to remove the filter basket from the portafilter.Solution: After disposing of the puck, turnthe pf upside down over the sink. Using your dose trimming tool, (The Razor) apply downward pressure against the lip of the filter basket and it will pop out. This isn’t the intended use for the tool but it works, though it isn’t exactly effortless.Problem: Water doesn’t get hot enough.Solution: I turn on my machine first. Then I grind my coffee into the portafilter, tamp it and lock the portafilter into the group head. I use double wall glass espresso cups and leave them face down on top of the machine to heat up. I walk away and come back 30 minutes later. As soon as I make a cup of coffee, I use my digital thermometer to check the temperature and it’s 195.6°Problem: The puck stays in the group head after removing the portafilter.Solution: After making your coffee, put a mug under the group head (without the portafilter) and push the one cup button. If you hold it right up under the group head, the water will all go in the mug. This flushes the residue from your making your coffee and some loose grounds from the group head and minimizes a buildup on it. Use a clear cup and you’ll be surprised by how much.I’ve tried it without using this flushing procedure several days in a row and what happens is that after a couple of days, when I remove the portafilter from the group head, there’s a fair amount of liquid on top of the puck and around the edges. A few additional days later, the puck stays in the group head after removing the pf. Either way, it’s wet and messy to remove the puck.If you habitually push the one cup button and dispense water into a cup or mug immediately after you make your coffee, you won’t have either of those problems. The puck will come out nice and dry and it won’t stick in the group head. Also, the group head stays much cleaner.Yeah, you use a little more water using that procedure but it’s only .39 for a refill gallon of reverse osmosis water at Wally.*** When I bought my whole setup, I was trying to decide which big, ugly, overpriced knock box to get that wouldn’t mold, lose it’s coating on the bar or take up too dang much room on my counter. Since I had to buy a tamping mat, I decided to just knock the pucks out onto that. That works just fine but once I discovered how to get the pucks nice and dry I just jerk the portafilter downward once over the trash can and the puck falls right out, cleanly. I don’t have to bang the portafilter on anything or get it all germy in the trash can and I don’t have to deal with a knock box.*** I don’t rely on my machine to tell me when to descale or change my water filter. I have a reminder app that I downloaded and I set it for the appropriate intervals. I descale monthly and change my water filters every two months, using Cafiza tablets to descale and Breville water filters ordered from their own website.My only real gripes are that I think Breville should offer a longer and better warranty on this machine since this isn’t exactly a low end model. Also, it would be nice to be able to use an authorized dealer for any repairs that might be necessary. I would think it would be rough on a heavy machine like this to bounce around the country in a UPS truck both ways.Overall, I’m very happy with this purchase so far.

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  8. analoguebubblebath

    Amazing home espresso machine, once you get the hang of itFirst and foremost, this is an absolutely fantastic home espresso machine for the price. It definitely takes some practice to learn how to get the most out of and find the sweet spot (which i’ve learned always differs depending on the type of beans & grinder you are using). But now after 3 months and a LOT of researching/learning/practice/more practice, I am now consistently making absolutely fantastic espresso drinks. If you are new to the world of espresso, or have some knowledge, I wanted to write about my experience buying this machine 3 months ago knowing little to nothing about espresso, to now consistently pulling absolutely delicious espresso drinks on a daily basis with this machine. Here we go:I waited 3 months after purchasing this unit to write a proper review, and I wanted to give a lot of information I have learned and discovered to help others looking into buying a home espresso setup. I honestly knew little to nothing about espresso before purchasing this machine, and have done A LOT of research, reading, testing, and barista questioning in order to learn how the art of making quality espresso is done. I now make 2-3 espresso drinks a day with the Infuser and am EXTREMELY satisfied with its performance. It’s not easy to make a high quality espresso by any means, but once you figure out how to manage all the important espresso variables (type of beans, grind coarseness, dose, tamp pressure), this machine produces truly remarkable results that any professional barista will be highly impressed with (yes I did receive this feedback).The most important aspects of making this machine work well (and any espresso machine for that matter) are having a quality grinder and fresh, quality beans.When I first got this machine, I was under the impression you wanted to grind as fine as possible for making espresso. I set my Infinity Burr Grinder to its finest setting, using some peet’s espresso beans, and immediately the machine clogged up, not producing any espresso. I tried again, dialing the grind a little coarser, and again the machine clogged up. Same thing with the third time, although this time I was able to produce a few drops of espresso. After about 5 tries I was able to pull an actual shot of espresso which tasted incredibly strong to me but good (at this point in time I didnt really know what to look for in a quality shot of espresso).Long story short I realized the beans I was using were INCREDIBLY oily and played a huge factor in easily clogging up my machine. Next I purchased some Blue Bottle espresso beans, which got along with my machine MUCH better. Now I was making some great progress, tasting more like espresso, but still not close to what the baristas at Blue Bottle were serving.I went through a lot of beans & brands playing with the grind coarseness, and soon became familiar of the “sweet spot” settings on my grinder where the espresso came out tasting best. I was now becoming more familiar with what a good shot of espresso was supposed to taste like after spending a bunch of time at Four Barrel & Blue Bottle cafes in San Francisco. I also learned to start timing my shot times and that also helped me immensely improve the quality of my espresso (typically between 24-30 seconds depending on the type of beans you are using).So now I soon learned my Capressa Infinity burr grinder did not have nearly the adjustability I would need to lock in the perfect grind setting for espresso, so I decided to upgrade to the Breville Smart Grinder. The Smart grinder ended up being a much better grinder, but again long story short, it also seemed to lack the real “fine tuning” ability that I was learning is truly needed with espresso. After using the Smart Grinder for 3 weeks, I decided to pull the trigger on a much higher quality grinder, the very highly recommended Baratza Vario. After getting familiar with the Vario by some trial & error, I must say this was the ultimate step (and proved to be most important) towards producing amazing quality espresso. I’ve also ground for drip coffee with it a few times and the taste was truly amazing compared to both of the other grinders I had tried.So, back to the Infuser. After much more research into the art of espresso, I purchased a gram scale in order to weigh my doses of coffee & amount of liquid being extracted from my shots, which also have helped a LOT in improving the quality of my shots.Now after a couple solid months with all of the above in my home espresso setup, I believe I have dialed in this machine to its maximum potential, and it is really producing fantastic results which I get excited about drinking every morning as soon as I wake up.Some notes I would like to share which I have discovered that may or may not relate directly to this machine, or to every espresso machine:-The type of beans used almost always require a different coarseness setting in order to pull the perfect shot. For example, beans like Four Barrel & Blue Bottle always require much more fine grind settings, where beans like Stumptown & Barefoot require much coarser grinds. This seems to be hard to get used to, but now that I have tried many different quality espresso roasts and have narrowed down my favorites (Sightglass is #1, Stumptown #2, Barefoot #3) I know what setting to use ahead of time and I can almost always nail a perfect shot on command.-The milk steamer does a great job, but now after trying so many quality cappuccinos & lattes through the area, I feel like this steamer does the milk more on the creamy side. I believe I understand the technique for creating quality microfoam to use for cappuccinos & latte’s, and im using the same Clover Organic whole milk that almost all cafe’s use, and mine always seems to turn out a bit sweeter & creamier. It seems hard to get the microfoam as velvety thin as Sightglass/Four Barrel/Blue Bottle does, and because of this, my cappuccinos dont have quite the “intense coffee bite” but its getting pretty close. I believe this is as good as I can ask for again using a $500 home espresso machine.-The hot water dispenser is great. One trick I figured out a while back was when I pulled OK shots and didnt want to waste them, I would just instantly make them into Americano’s, since its a bit harder to taste a bad shot in an Americano than it is in a Cappuccino or Latte.And thus has been my experience with the Breville Infuser since purchasing about 3 months ago. I’m sure I will be updating this review further as time goes on, but so far it has been an incredibly positive experience and I would HIGHLY recommend this machine to anyone looking for a semi-automatic machine in this price range. Hopefully this was helpful and not just me rambling.

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  9. Lincoln Davis

    Review After Two+ Years of Daily Use: Durable, Excellent MachineDespite being really happy with this espresso machine, I have held off on writing a review for it too early because my main concern when parting with the money for such an expensive item was its durability. Having owned it for a little over 2 years now (purchased May 16 2009), I think that I can now feel comfortable sharing my opinion.I worked at a coffee bar 20 years ago, and, since that time, I’ve have always wanted an espresso machine for my home. The problem always was that they are very expensive. When I was 19, I was too broke to afford one. Now, at 39, I’m just cheap, and I was held back by the nagging idea that, no matter how good the coffee that comes out of it is, it’d be really financially unwise to spend a lot of money on an espresso machine unless it would last many years.My wife and I first met at that coffee bar where I worked in the early 2000’s, and we bought this machine on our 10th wedding anniversary. I did as much research as I could beforehand, and I don’t regret the decision.It makes espresso and foams milk every bit as good as the professional machine that I used 20 years ago. The portafilter is no different from a professional machine. The steam has slightly lower pressure, so it takes somewhat longer to steam milk, but it is able to make foamed milk with the exact same quality as a professional machine, too. No complaints there. I can make espressos, americanos, cappuccinos, lattes, etc that are better than the local coffee shop’s. I use a manual burr grinder to grind my coffee (a Lido 2) and use freshly roasted coffee. The espresso is amazing, and my mom and sister come to my house just to get me to make them some.I’ve had zero problems with durability. I use the machine almost every day, and it just works with no problems. The company includes instructions for maintenance that makes me think they are paranoid that people are going to be trying to make espresso using pond water and then lodge complaints when they end up with problems. I followed those instructions for the first month or two and then stopped worrying about it. I haven’t ever changed the water filter in the tank, and I haven’t run a cleaning cycle on it in over 2 years. I do use reverse osmosis filtered water which won’t gunk up the machine with mineral deposits. It makes the coffee taste better, anyway. Why would you spend so much money for something that makes amazing coffee and then use sink water?I don’t necessarily recommend you not follow the company’s instructions, but I feel confident at this point that the machine is well-made and doesn’t need to be meticulously maintained to avoid problems. I would use filtered water, though. You also really will need a burr grinder (and they’re not that cheap… i think my manual grinder was $180) and somewhat fresh coffee. I have tried making a shot using cheap coffee that’s probably been sitting on the grocery store shelf for months. It will make a shot, but it’s hard to get the water pressure right, and it is noticeably less tasty.So that’s my review. Overall, the cost of these machines is intimidating, but this one is capable of making 100% professional quality espresso and steamed milk. You just have to use fresh coffee and a burr grinder for even particle size. The machine is well-made. It isn’t going to break down on you after just a year or 2 of use even if you aren’t faithful with cleaning and maintenance. It seems like the cleaning/maintenance instructions are concerned a lot about hard water, so just use good water. I think it’s an excellent value–much, much cheaper than daily trips to Starbucks! I’m really glad I bought it and recommend it without hesitation.

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  10. SDR

    Wonderful – but Breville should update their manual / web site !!Great machine, makes excellent coffee. Others have reviewed that aspect, so here I am focusing on cleaning the machine. It’s easy BUT the instructional manual that I received (May 2020) AND the instructions on the Breville web site (as of today, 8/19/2020) are wrong – and they have been wrong for at LEAST the past two years. BREVILLE – PLEASE CORRECT THIS!!Here’s the issue. The instructions (and innumerable YouTube videos) tell you to clean the machine (when Descale / clean light is flashing) by putting the 1-cup basket into the portafilter, then placing the rubber cleaning disc (with a small hole) into the basket, and putting the portafilter into the group head. Then, they tell you to place a large tray under the portafilter, to catch the cleaning solution that pours out during the cleaning process. In reality, for several years, Breville has used a cleaning disc without a small hole, so no (or VERY little) liquid comes out of the portafilter. Instead, the cleaning fluid is (i) backflushed through the group head, and (ii) expelled into the drip tray. However, because of their wrong instructions, I poked a hole through the Breville-supplied cleaning disc, to make everything work as described by Breville. After I realized Breville’s errors, I bought a new, third-party, cleaning disc on Amazon.So, here is the correct procedure. You can do this anytime (you don’t have to wait until the cleaning light starts to flash).1. Turn the machine off.2. Ensure the water tank is full.3. Empty the drip tray, and place it back into machine.4. Put the 1-cup basket into the portafilter, then add the rubber cleaning disc (without a hole in it). Ensure that it is well-positioned in the basket (level; not tilted to the side).5. Place a cleaning tablet on the disc. I use tablets with a blue dye, so that I can tell when all detergent has been flushed out of the group head (see point 18 below).6. Put the portafilter / basket / disc / tablet onto the group head.7. Place a clean white cup under the group head (why white? See point 18).8. Hold down the 1 cup & 2 cup buttons, then press & hold the power button.9. After about 5 seconds, cleaning begins. Release all three buttons.10. If the Descale / clean light wasn’t already flashing, it will start flashing now.11. The pressure gauge starts low, but very quickly rises above the grey Espresso level. It remains there for ~12 seconds, then drops back to zero pressure. Contrary to Breville’s instructions, you should NOT see a lot of liquid pouring out of the portafilter (because the cleaning disc does not have a hole).12. It does this 5 times over a period of a little over 5 minutes. The final high-pressure stage is longer than the others (~30 seconds).13. The cleaning cycle ends immediately after the fifth high-pressure stage. The machine beeps twice, and cleaning stops; the Descale / clean light stops flashing. The machine stays on.14. Very little liquid should have fallen into the white cup during cleaning.15. Carefully remove the cup & drip tray, empty the hot blue water into the sink, then replace the empty tray.16. Remove the portafilter, and its contents, from the group head. There may be a few residual grains of detergent on the rubber disc. Thoroughly wash the portafilter, basket, and disc.17. If necessary, clean any material (which will be blue) from the white cup, and return the clean cup to its position underneath the group head (do not insert the portafilter).18. Push the 2 cup button. This flushes the group head with hot water, removing remaining detergent. At first, the water will be bright blue, indicating that detergent remained in the system. Empty the cup, and repeat the 2-cup flushes until the water is clear; using a white cup, and tablets with a blue dye, helps me tell when the water is clear (i.e., that the detergent has been flushed out). Usually, this takes a total of four to five 2-cup flushes.19. Refill the water tank. You’re done.

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