If you’ve been looking for an ultimate machine for your espresso love, this could simply fit the bill. There’s been a lot of following and rave over the Breville BES920XL. Some might find it too much for their needs and other find the features very useful. But what’s inside that you should be checking into? Here’s among them.
You’ve probably heard several times about espresso machines with dual boilers. But what is it with dual boilers really? Well, it has two boilers, one dedicated for brewing and another for brewing. The main advantage of this system is its capacity to do the brewing and steaming at the same time, single boiler need to operate these things individually. These two boilers come in stainless steel so it can take quite a beating before it succumbs to your daily abuse.
With this machine you can set your extraction time and works with either 2 shots or single shot. What does this imply to you? Well some people wanted different flavors. Some like it very strong and some like it light. The extraction time will vary these results. Also, this machine has pre infusion feature. This one slowly releases the hot water then let it sit there for a few seconds then starts the normal brewing process. This simply means you can extract more from each ground of beans. Also, you can set the “ON” and “OFF” cycle of this machine. Setting the waking up time will save you time waiting for your espresso in the morning.
Also, maintenance can be tricky with espresso machines, especially with the boiler. Descaling can mean you have to take the machine to a technician so they can drain it. Breville BES920XL can be descaled at home. All you have to do is to release the screws located at the front, just above the drip tray, and it will fully drain the two boilers with ease. It comes with descale alert and LCD assisted descale procedure as well. Also, this machine has its own cleaning cycle which simply makes your daily routine extra simple.
Also, this machine holds around 84 oz. of water making it very convenient. You can either fill it through the top or by removing the tank, at the back, altogether. You can actually see the water level upfront so you can be fully informed. It comes with a full swivel milk frother for full control. It has a 15-bar pump that result to high quality extraction every time. Also, it has that hot water dispenser which is really a nice addition. When you need that extra heat, the top actually acts as a cup warmer, although it is in passive form. Meaning there’s no dedicated heating elements, all the heat comes from the boiler itself.
Further, this machine has stainless steel body so it should be able to withstand years of good use. Although it comes pricier than average, at least you will understand that it is really a well-equipped machine. It offer lots of useful amenities, lots of useful adjustments all of which to make it easier for you to have that great espresso each morning.
Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine Review
A very popular machine with hiqh quality espresso finished product, though the price is not that consumer-friendly, you'll definitely get a high level performance and a great tasting espresso in no time.