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Breville Duo-Temp

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Breville Duo-Temp review: specs and price

Breville Duo-Temp
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Breville Duo-Temp

Why is Breville Duo-Temp better than the average?

  • Water tank capacity
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    2.2lvs1.82l
  • Volume
    51046.38cm³vs88304.15cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.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.

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Quick Mill 02820

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2.height
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Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

381mm

3.thickness
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Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

406mm

4.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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5.volume
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Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

51046.38cm³

6.width
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Best

Capresso EC50

184.15mm

330mm

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 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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Breville Duo-Temp
3.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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Breville Duo-Temp
4.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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5.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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6.Has an integrated grinder
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The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.

For example

Breville Barista Express

Breville Duo-Temp

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

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4.Has a hot water outlet
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A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

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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

2.2l

6.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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Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
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With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

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2.Has dry puck feature
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At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.

For example

Krups XP5240

Breville Duo-Temp
3.Has cleaning alert
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The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

For example

Breville Infuser

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4.Has sleep mode
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After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

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5.Prevents overheating
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It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

For example

Krups XP5240

Breville Duo-Temp

Features

1.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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Breville Duo-Temp
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

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