Breville Dual Boiler
Breville Dual Boiler
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Breville Dual Boiler review: 27 facts and highlights

1. Has a 3-way valve

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
41% have it

2. Has cleaning alert

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
Breville Dual Boiler
10% have it

3. Has a commercial steam wand

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
38% have it

4. Has a pressure gauge

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
32% have it

5. volume

53419.25cm³
Capresso EC50: 14004.28cm³

6. Can brew and steam simultaneously

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
32% have it

7. Has PID controller

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
22% have it

8. Has a pre-infusion function

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
50% have it

9. Uses ground coffee

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.
Breville Dual Boiler

10. water tank capacity

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
2.5l
La Marzocco GS3: 3.5l

11. thickness

368mm
Capresso Café: 203.2mm

12. Has a steam wand

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
Breville Dual Boiler

13. weight

17.24kg
Capresso EC50: 3.63kg

14. height

381mm
Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm

15. Water tank is transparent

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
41% have it

16. Has a removable water tank

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
Breville Dual Boiler
88% have it

17. Has integrated filter

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
Breville Dual Boiler
41% have it

18. programmable buttons

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.
2
Delonghi EC 850.M: 5

19. Has cup warmer

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
94% have it

20. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Breville Dual Boiler
10% have it

21. boiler size

A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.
0.95l
Rocket Espresso Professionale: 1.8l

22. watts per litre

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.
1053
Saeco Via Venezia: 3653

23. Has a 58mm portafilter

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
35% have it

24. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
1
Quick Mill 02820: 2

25. Has a shot clock

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.
Breville Dual Boiler
7% have it

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