BrewIQ™ System doses the right amount of coffee with the right amount of water while heating water to the optimum temperature
0.5lb bean hopper and integrated burr grinder
12-Cup (60oz) top-fill water tank
Angled control panel for easy viewing
Large, backlit LCD with brewing progress and water level indicator
Swing-out door with safety interlock prevents operation if the door is not closed
Removable coffee basket for easy filling and cleaning
Adjustable strength settings - 7
Adjustable flavor settings (only available in 'Single Cup' setting) - 5
'Carafe' setting with brew pause feature - up to 12 cups (60oz)
'Single Cup' setting - from regular to extra-large cup size
7.5" clearance for tall cups and travel mugs
Adjustable 'Ready' signal - high, low, mute
Programmable clock and Auto-Start feature
*BPA Free Materials - all parts that come into contact with coffee and water
12-Cup (60oz) double-wall stainless steel thermal carafe
Gold tone filter
Cleaning brush for burr grinder & coffee chute
110 - 120 Volts
1 Year Limited Product Warranty
Brew IQ® System
Doses the right amount of coffee with the right amount of water while heating water to the optimum temperature.
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February 19, 2014High End Price, Low End Quality and Shipping
"My first you brew last about 40 days and then went into the dreaded "001". I assumed I had waited long enough to purchase this product where the kinks had been worked out. I was wrong. While it does make a great cup of coffee 40 days of actual functioning time is less than poor.
Support was obviously used to returning these and took mine back in the first 10 minutes of my call. I shipped the untii back the next day. The unit had worked just long enough for me to throw out the box so I had to pay Pak Mail $25 to pack it up and Breville paid the shipping.
Then I was really floored. I am already over $300 into a coffee maker that I no longer have or can use and Breville has the nerve to ship the new unit back to me via Fed Ex ground from California to the East Coast. They did not even offer to ask e to pay for expedited shipping. I am now paying more for crappy DD coffee than I would have for 3 day shipping. This over the next 10 days while I wait for the thing to arrive.
I know things break but high end companies should have more sense. My major appliances are of the high end variety and I never had to wait more than 3 days for a fix."
February 6, 2014You Brew Is A Techno Wonder!
"Breville makes awesome gear and the YouBrew is no exception. I spent over two hours tonight with one at Williams-Sonoma in Emeryville considering one before purchase and the team there let me put it through the paces. I noticed immediately that the grind was large.....almost as if it were meant for French Press. The sales associate told me that was indication it needed to be cleaned and I convinced her to let me clean the machine thouroughly. On the second run it did grind the whole bean much finer. Yes, the grinder is loud but that is what I expect from a Burr Grinder so no issue there. The programmable features are nice and the preheat feature is even nicer. I like the countdown feature as it brews.
Upon completion of the brew cycle, I poured myself a cup and it was very good and strong. Some complain that it is too strong but you can vary the strength as well. The taste of the coffee was very clean and did not leave any aftertaste in my mouth. All of the Breville peripherals are well labeled.
The reason I WILL purchase this piece of gear at Williams-Sonoma is because of their amazing return policy. I love the store and the staff is great and they offer a no question return as long as you bring a receipt.
Breville is an innovator in the food appliance biz. This is also my first Breville coffee maker purchase and is the PRECURSOR to me making a larger investment in the newer Breville ORACLE Espresso maker.
Cleaning the machine was no problem and is way less problematic versus Cuisinart coffee makers. Taking out the modular components to clean was easy and you can even use a small vacuum to clean out the bean hopper if you want to insure all coffee grounds are out.
As in all coffee makers, one should run it through a monthly cleaning cycle to insure optimum flavor and coffee purity."
November 14, 2013It's All About Taste
"I wouldn't buy a $20 coffee maker for the same reason I avoid buying coffee from convenience stores: It's all about the FLAVOR. If it tastes bad, I'm not going to drink it.
With that said the You Brew 600 is off the charts - excellent. We first used it by brewing in to the carafe. The coffee was good, tended to be strong but the settings managed the brewing to our tastes with no problem. We use Dean's Beans and Ithaca Coffee Company beans. The carafe keeps the coffee hot for a long time and the complaints about problems pouring out the last "cups" of coffee are exaggerated, what's left is about 1 tablespoon.
But if you are buying a coffee maker for flavor, live on the wild side and try using this coffee maker by the cup. Don't worry, it provides three cup sizes with three sub-settings per cup so you can brew a very large cup of coffee.
In the by-the-cup mode the YouBrew offers you a "richness" setting in addition to the "strength" setting. The "richness" setting enables a steeping time which greatly improves the character (not strength) of the coffee being brewed, and is not possible when brewing by carafe. It provides a logarithmic shift in flavor. We are now hooked on by-the-cup brewing, and enjoy coffee better than any we can buy - anywhere.
Cleaning the hopper is easy compared to our previous machine, the Cuisinart Brew Central which was a pain, and all in all the YouBrew 600 has been problem free from day one. I highly recommend it. "
November 5, 2013Good coffee machine
"The thing about reviews is that the higher the cost of the item purchased, the more likely the buyer is going to write a bad review if unsatisfied, and this coffee machine is pretty nifty priced item. Youbrew has a quiet grinder and most importantly makes the best tasting cup of coffee this side of espresso. Gadgets and controls be damned, I just want a damn good tasting cup of coffee and this thing provides me with it. "
August 11, 2013My Experience
"I almost didn't purchase this coffee maker after reading all of the reviews online. Fortunately, the salesperson at the store told me it would be no problem returning the coffee maker if I wasn't completely satisfied. I'm very glad I made the purchase.
This is an excellent coffee maker. I love the taste of the coffee and the machine is relatively easy to use. Some people have mentioned the temperature of the coffee. I find the temperature to be fine. If you preheat the carafe, the coffee is even hotter. For me it's only possible to preheat on the weekends as during the week I set the timer to have the coffee waiting for me when I wake up. It would be nice if there was a way to heat the carafe as the coffee brews. I would be just as happy if the machine didn't have the single cup brewing but provided a heating plate for the thermal carafe.
This machine doesn't seem to be practical as a single cup brewer if you want more than one cup due to the required clean up between brewing. The clean up isn't difficult but does require a few parts to be completely cleaned and dried. I formerly owned a similar Cuisinart machine and the clean up process is similar.
This machine has the quietest grinder I've ever heard. A few people have mentioned the noise but compared to other coffee machines or stand alone grinders this one is much better.
Some reviewers have mentioned problems with their machines. The only issues I've had so far are user errors. Since the coffee bean hopper is a smoked plastic container, it can be difficult to see the level of beans. On two occasions I've gotten up in the morning and found I have a pot of hot water. Would prefer a clear hopper. Now I am trying to get myself into the habit of refilling the hopper every time I clean the machine.
All in all this is an excellent coffee maker. As with everything it has a few quirks that require getting accustomed to but given the great coffee I get in return I am willing to live with the quirks. "
June 8, 2013fresh ground and figures out how much to grind
"This is pretty much the best coffee maker on the market. no more K cups and fresh grind coffee each morning. Well made, keeps coffee hot for hours. Grinder Is loud but what grinder is not. After you figure out how you like your coffee settings its easy to changes Single cup brew/strength options. Using the pot, grind has strength but it grinds what is needed for number of cups.
I did have a unit problem and I must say This company shipped new product and I just returned in same box. with no problem. So great customer service if it is needed.
I am sure you can find complaints as few products are perfect. But I have none and the most important thing is it brews a great cup of coffee"
May 17, 2013Just wish it...
"Great coffee maker...design and operation but I do wish I could separate the grind time from the brew time. I prefer freshly ground coffee but I have a bedroom off my kitchen with family visiting often. It would be nice to pre-grind the coffee at night and have it in the basket so that I only have to brew in the morning. It also makes noise when loading Pre-Ground coffee. It is however a lot quieter than my old coffee maker while brewing. Five stars if you provided this kind of control over the grind and load cycle."
May 13, 20134 Months, 2 550's & 2 600's
"I'm reviewing both the 600 and the 550, since I've own two of each inside of 4 months...
Love the coffee the 550xl made. It did seem to use quite a bit of beans, but I can't complain about the coffee it brewed.
I can complain, however, about having to return this unit 3 times in 4 months, I am not happy. I am on my 4th Youbrew. The first two were 550xl's, then I traded up to the 600, thinking the Thermal might have less heating and electronics to fail. When I brought the 600 home (since the 2nd 550 failed Mother's Day Morning), it failed on its maiden voyage. It brewed 2 cups out of a 10 cup water selection, then stopped. I took it back to the store for another 600 and the people behind the counter thought I was crazy for sticking with the product.
All 4 of these units were purchased from Bed Bath and Beyond, and they told me that they get alot of returns on this product, but usually after about the 3rd return, they don't see the people returning for replacements. Her logic was, "It probably just takes 2 or 3 returns to get a good one." Or, customers are probably moving on to another brand. (Dare I say it... Technivorm anyone?) Honestly, we were at Williams & Sonoma, looking at the Technivorm Moccamaster, ready to get our money back on the Breville, but I thought we'd give the 600 a try.
Once I got a working unit, it is making coffee the way I want.
It is even more embarrasing to me since I had been recommending this product to all my friends during the 1st month of ownership. One of my friends at work took me up on the purchase, and as soon as he brings his unit home, it was missing the brew basket. Now, everyone is teasing me about wasting my money on this thing, taking polls on how long this one will last. So, what I wonder, can be going on at Breville?
Time will tell on this latest one. I do believe that there may be some serious manufacturing issues on the YouBrews. It is hard to believe it could have such a high failure rate, or I've got the worst luck in history.
And, to those at Breville, I do appologize for having to write this poor review, but when we pay nearly $300 for a high-end unit, we expect quality, not hassle. If you know you have high failure rates, perhaps its time for a recall. Suck it up, do what is right for your customers."
April 10, 2013great coffee every time
"The coffee is very consistent. Once you set up for your perfered strength it makes perfect coffee. The timer is easy to use, the bean hopper is easy to fill, and the water is easy to fill to the right level.
The flexible quantity of coffee that can be made eliminates waste. The design of the filter and basket is easy to clean. I used to buy my coffee at a coffee shop, but since I got the You Brew no coffee measures up.
What a terrific piece of equipment."
December 11, 2012You Brew coffee maker
"I have had this coffee maker for a few months now, but waited to write a review until I had used it long enough to make informed comments.
Prior to purchasing the You Brew, I considered a Nespresso pod coffee maker. I read reviews about it, but in the end decided that I did not want to be locked into buying pods, nor only being able to brew one cup of coffee at a time. Although that would be sufficient for daily use, I didn't want to have to have a second coffee maker to brew coffee for guests. Nor did I want to jump on the "fad" wagon.
I also read the reviews on this website regarding the You Brew. When I read the negative reviews about the metal carafe being too heavy, opening too small, having to tilt it nearly upside down to get the last bit of coffee, and the coffee not being hot enough, I was concerned. When I discovered that Breville came out with the same coffee maker with a glass carafe, I decided to check it out. I went to William-Sonoma and talked at length with a person well versed on the workings of the machine.
The carafe: I decided to purchase the You Brew with the metal carafe. The main reason was that I have broken glass carafes in the past, and it is a pain to replace them, not to mention, expensive! As for the opening being too small, if you need to clean it with soap and water, use a bottle brush. Frankly, I just rinse it with warm water. It's not as though it gets dirty! The coffee stays hot in the metal carafe for at least 2 hours. The problem is not with the carafe, it is with the porcelain or ceramic mug you use! That is what absorbs the heat and causes the coffee to cool down too quickly. I have an electric water pot that I turn on at the same time I turn on the coffee maker. When the coffee is finished brewing, I pour hot water into my mug to preheat it for a couple of seconds, and then pour my coffee. If this is a step you don't want to go through, then use a metal mug like the ones they sell at Starbuck's. As for having to tilt the carafe to get the last bit of coffee: REALLY? Give me a break! The coffee does not spill out if you pour a tad bit slower. Yes, the metal carafe is a bit heavy, but it needs to be in order to keep the coffee hot. It's not that it is TOO heavy, it is just heavier than the glass carafe that most of us are used to.
But what actually persuaded me to buy the You Brew with the metal carafe is the fact that it doesn't have a hot plate. I can't count how many times I've burned the bottom of glass carafes by leaving too small an amount of coffee in it and it burns before the hot plate goes off.
I will admit that I do not use the grinding portion of the machine, so I can't speak to the comments made by other people. I buy coffee at Costco and it's just easier for me to grind it all at one time.
The bottom line, in my opinion, this is an amazing coffee maker and well worth the price. In fact, William-Sonoma honored a 20% off coupon I had for Bed, Bath & Beyond!
I also own a Breville toaster oven, and based on the quality of that appliance, I was convinced that Breville manufactures products meant to last."
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