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Breville Dual Boiler

Breville Dual Boiler
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Breville Dual Boiler review: specs and price

Breville Dual Boiler
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Breville Dual Boiler

Why is Breville Dual Boiler better than the average?

  • Programmable buttons
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    2vs0.86
  • Cup warmer size
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    29.2 x 16.5cmvs431.22cm
  • Water tank capacity
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    2.5lvs1.82l
  • Volume
    53419.25cm³vs88304.15cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Keurig K-Elite

2.99kg

17.24kg

2.warranty period
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When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Quick Mill 02820

2

1

3.thickness
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Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

368mm

4.height
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Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

381mm

5.volume
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Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

53419.25cm³

6.Uses ground coffee
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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.

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Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
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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.

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2.Has a pressure gauge
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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.

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3.Has a 58mm portafilter
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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.

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

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5.Has cup warmer
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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.

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

Best

Rocket Espresso Evoluzione V2

22.9 x 25.4cm

29.2 x 16.5cm

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
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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.

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2.Has a removable water tank
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The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.

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3.Has PID controller
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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.

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4.Has integrated filter
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An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

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5.water tank capacity
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With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

La Marzocco GS3

3.5l

2.5l

6.boiler size
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A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

Rocket Espresso Professionale

1.8l

0.95l

Maintenance

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

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Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
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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.

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2.Has a pre-infusion function
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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.

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3.programmable buttons
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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.

Best

Keurig K-Elite

10

2

4.Can brew and steam simultaneously
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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.

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5.Has a shot timer
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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.

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