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Breville Dual Boiler

Breville Dual Boiler
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Breville Dual Boiler review: specs and price

Breville Dual Boiler

Why is Breville Dual Boiler better than the average?

  • Programmable buttons
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    2vs0.86
  • Water tank capacity
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    2.5lvs1.82l
  • Cup warmer size
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    29.2 x 16.5cmvs432.13cm

Price comparison

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General info

1.weight

17.24kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
Generally, a larger capacity boiler with a higher wattage will be able to recover and replenish quicker. This is useful if making many coffees at once.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

53419.25cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
7.width

381mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
8.Uses ground coffee
Breville Dual Boiler
Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.

Components

1.Has a 58mm portafilter
Breville Dual Boiler
A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.
2.Has a steam wand
Breville Dual Boiler
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
3.Has a pressure gauge
Breville Dual Boiler
One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
4.Has a commercial steam wand
Breville Dual Boiler
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
5.Has a display
Breville Dual Boiler
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
6.Has cup warmer
Breville Dual Boiler
With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.
7.cup warmer size

29.2 x 16.5cm

With a larger cup warmer you can heat more cups at a time, particularly useful if you are making many coffees at once.

Water source

1.Has PID controller
Breville Dual Boiler
A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
2.Water tank is transparent
Breville Dual Boiler
With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
3.Has integrated filter
Breville Dual Boiler
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
4.Has a removable water tank
Breville Dual Boiler
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Has cleaning alert
Breville Dual Boiler
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Breville Dual Boiler
A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
2.Has a pre-infusion function
Breville Dual Boiler
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
3.Has a shot timer
Breville Dual Boiler
The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.
With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.

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