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Breville BDC600XL the YouBrew® Reviews

29 reviews
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Overall Rating:

89%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

11%Rated 1 stars

19 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/21/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have owned several grind and brew makers including Cuisinart and Melitta. The Breville is by far the best one of the bunch. It is solidly built, easy to use, and most importantly, makes an outstanding cup of coffee. For those people who say that the grinder is too loud, I have to disagree. It is far quieter than the Melitta (which, by the way, uses an inferior blade grinder). My wife bought this for me for Christmas and quite frankly, I was a little upset that she spent this kind of money on it. But, I decided to at least try it and figured that if I didn't like it, I would just take it back. But, after playing with the strength settings (I like my coffee strong), I was pleasantly surprised to see that this maker does the job quite well. In fact, even at the lower settings, the coffee is plenty strong, especially if using a darker roast. Also, I used a thermometer to check the output temp of the coffee and found it to be within the perfect temp range of 200-205 degrees coming out. I had never owned a thermal carafe before and was skeptical because I like to make a full pot and drink it throughout the morning/day. Preheating the carafe is recommended and not a big deal for me. Just put some hot tap water in the carafe for 30 seconds to a minute or so before you use it and then dump it out. If you are setting the programmer to make coffee in the morning while you sleep, of course you can't do this...but for me, I enjoy my coffee hot and have no problem just doing it when I get up in the morning myself. Again, not a big deal for me. By preheating, my coffee stays plenty hot for 6-8 hours easily. Still warm (not hot) even after 10 hours. Clean up is easy (much easier than the other brands) and I use paper filters (brown) instead of the included gold filter to make clean up even easier. The bottom line is that I absolutely love this coffee maker and it is absolutely the best one I've ever owned.

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10 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/20/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

First, let me say that I typically love Breville products. We own about 10 including the Panini maker, juicer, blender, electric wok, k cup coffee maker, oven, etc. Normally the style and function are both phenomenal. As much as I wanted to like this coffee maker, I cannot in good conscience give it a favorable review. The main problem is that it is unreliable, but there are other problems as well. First, let me say that we love our coffee and have admittedly been considered to be coffee snobs. We have owned several Cuisinart grind and brews and have found that the grinder breaks quickly, and prior to this Breville owned a Capresso Coffee Team (which we are now again using). Having been a big fan of Breville products, we were excited to buy and try this. The problems are numerous. Although we do not use oily beans, the first unit's grinder broke after 2 months of using it 2-3 times/day. Fortunately, Breville's customer service is excellent and it was replaced quickly. However, we are noting that the grinder is again "sluggish" and furthermore, the unit stopped working completely one day, necessitating a software reboot (leaving it unplugged overnight) after which it began working again. Another problem is that there is no way to brew coffee that has already been ground. There are times when a guest might want decaf and we either have to empty out the bean hopper and use decaffeinated beans, or use a different coffee maker altogether. The unit is relatively easy to clean (although it is not as easy to clean as the Capresso) and looks nice, but overall it has been a great disappointment.

Additional 9 BDC600XL the YouBrew® Breville Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 25, 2012

Juanita

from Ohio

We have made two carafes of coffee with this machine. So far it is terrible. The coffee is weak and sour tasting, with no complexity at all. This is with the intensity set on bold and using the same beans we have been using for years in our former grinder/maker, a Capresso. It doesn't seem to be possible to trick the machine into thinking it has more water in it than it does in order to get an extra strong brew. I feel stupid for having bought it.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 15, 2012

Miss C

from Florida

Great tasting coffee. Simple to use. Very clean. I was skeptical that this would produce better coffee than the up-market coffee maker we were replacing, but it does everything it claims. This is the best-tasting coffee I've ever had from a home machine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Colleyville tx

After having owned cuisinart coffee makers for years we got tired of the pot leaking or not pouring right so we switched to the Breville. Love that it pours beautifully without spillage, coffee stays hotter longer and its attractive to keep out on counter. Worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Edina, MN

We were looking for a unit with a burr grinder but had found that most of them make a horrible cup of coffee. This unit is fantastic and brews coffee that is as good if not better than one you would buy at Caribou/Starbucks. It is a little big, but you'll get over that as soon as you've tasted the coffee. Easy to use. You can choose how strong the cup, single cup brew, the size of the single cup - up to 16 oz! or entire pot that stays hot for over three hours. We are nothing short of in awe of this Breville!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2012

DANA P

from United States

Great coffee, simple operation, easy clean. Options for strength and size are a bonus. Carafe helps keep coffee hot and built in grinder. All in all an awesome machine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2012

David P

from Peoria, AZ

We purchased our Breville 600XL about a month ago,and all our comments are very favorable. (This machine replaced a Cuisinart coffee grinder and maker.) The Breville looks great on our counter top. The grinding noise is reasonably loud, but not as bad as the Cuisinart. It is easy to operate. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, with virtually no learning curve. Most importantly, it consistently makes flavorful, hot coffee. The boldness of the coffee is easily adjusted, and the read-outs on the machine are user friendly. This product is a huge improvement over the Cuisinart. We give it five stars in every category!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 4, 2012

Les S

from New Fairfield CT

This is an excellent coffeemaker. It is well made and flexible enough to make coffee servings of all sizes from a small cup to 12 cups. The quality of coffee is very good and cleaning is relatively easy. I would certainly recommend the Breville.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 29, 2012

Janet

from California

I read a lot of reviews on other websites and agree with many of them. This machine is big, but it does so much though. I have used a Keurig machine for quite a few years. Love the convenience, but the k-cups are expensive and not a lot to choose from. Tried the k-cup filters and the coffee was just weak. Decided I needed a "real" coffee maker. This is the real deal. Love the ability to use either the carafe or single cup and I can choose the size of the single cup. best thing I love about this machine...it makes a really good cup of coffee!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Lansing, MI

I have owned several grind and brew makers including Cuisinart and Melitta. The Breville is by far the best one of the bunch. It is solidly built, easy to use, and most importantly, makes an outstanding cup of coffee. For those people who say that the grinder is too loud, I have to disagree. It is far quieter than the Melitta (which, by the way, uses an inferior blade grinder). My wife bought this for me for Christmas and quite frankly, I was a little upset that she spent this kind of money on it. But, I decided to at least try it and figured that if I didn't like it, I would just take it back. But, after playing with the strength settings (I like my coffee strong), I was pleasantly surprised to see that this maker does the job quite well. In fact, even at the lower settings, the coffee is plenty strong, especially if using a darker roast. Also, I used a thermometer to check the output temp of the coffee and found it to be within the perfect temp range of 200-205 degrees coming out. I had never owned a thermal carafe before and was skeptical because I like to make a full pot and drink it throughout the morning/day. Preheating the carafe is recommended and not a big deal for me. Just put some hot tap water in the carafe for 30 seconds to a minute or so before you use it and then dump it out. If you are setting the programmer to make coffee in the morning while you sleep, of course you can't do this...but for me, I enjoy my coffee hot and have no problem just doing it when I get up in the morning myself. Again, not a big deal for me. By preheating, my coffee stays plenty hot for 6-8 hours easily. Still warm (not hot) even after 10 hours. Clean up is easy (much easier than the other brands) and I use paper filters (brown) instead of the included gold filter to make clean up even easier. The bottom line is that I absolutely love this coffee maker and it is absolutely the best one I've ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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