15 Bar Italian Pump
1600W thermocoil. Integrated stainless steel water coil accurately controls water temperature. Electronic PID temperature control for increased temperature stability
Auto purge automatically adjusts water temperature after steam for optimal espresso extraction temperature
Pre Infusion Function
Applies low water pressure at the start of the extraction to gently expand grinds for an even extraction
Included Grouphead Filters
54mm single & dual wall filter baskets (4)
Water Tank Capacity
61 fl.oz (1.8L)
Integrated & removable 54mm tamper. Concealed storage tray houses included accessories
Volumetric control - preset, manual over-ride or re-programmable volumes
Dry puck feature removes excess water from the filter basket after extraction for easy disposal of the coffee puck
Replaceable water filter reduces impurities & scale
Espresso pressure gauge monitors extraction pressure
Instant hot water for Americanos & pre-heating cups
Stainless steel 360° swivel-action steam wand
Cup warming tray
Removable drip tray with Empty Me! tray full indicator
Breville Assist Plug
*BPA Free - all parts that come into contact with coffee & water
Single & dual wall filter baskets (4), coffee scoop, stainless steel milk jug, cleaning disc & tablets, cleaning tool & allen key, water filter holder & filter
110 - 120 Volts
1 Year Limited Product Warranty
Compare the Infuser™
February 6, 2013Espresso The Infuser
"I've had The Infuser about a month along with the Breville Smart Grinder which I purchased a couple weeks before. I am new to pump type machines so it took me about 2lbs of beans to get the grind, dose dialed in to match my tamping
Since I bought the machine I retired my old combo steam espresso and drip coffee maker in favor of French Press. I don't think drip can come close to French Press but I kind of miss the convenience of the drip coffee maker because I can get coffee started while I am dressing and it when I return it would be ready to go and clean up was fast.
I like the machine. It looks good and has several good features which you don't need me to tell you about because you can look them up. So I will tell you what I wish would be better.
Really like the feature that allows me to set the amount of water that is dispensed for the shot(s). However be sure to follow the instructions. I was holding the shot button in and overflowed the shot :-). You have to press the shot(s) button and let go then press again when want it to stop. I would suggest doing it with coffee in the portafilter to get the right shot volume you want.
The hot water dispenser will only dispense about 7 or 8 ounces then it will shut down. You have to turn it off then back on to continue. This makes it tough to make a 16 oz French Press. My 4 cup press fits under the nozzle but drawing enough water has to be done in 2 or 3 phases.
There is not enough cleareance under the portafilter head to put a tall mug. Like wise for the hot water dispenser. When making an Americano I have to put the water in a separate vessel then pour it to my tall mug. Then pull the shots. It's a minor thing I know but when you are rushing in the morning every minute counts.
The dry puck feature doesn't seem to work very well. But that could be because I am not yet consistent with the dose and tamp quite. Sometimes the puck is drier than others. I have learned to let the portafilter stay in the head for a while after extraction but that is a problem when making 2 double shots for a tall (16oz) Americano.
The warming tray takes quite a bit of time to get warm and even then doesn't get warm enough fast enough. For that reason I waste expensive purified water flushing the head and warming the portfilter and my cup or mug.
Oh, I almost forgot, the steaming wand is very nice but is slow to get up to temp or doesn't have enough power. I am pretty good a steaming and frothing milk and I feel like it takes too long with this wand. But it's still a very nice wand that is very flexible in terms of movement. But I wish it was on the left side.
All in all it is a nice machine and since it's my first semi-automatic pump machine I suppose it's worth the price. I just wish it didn't take as much time to make an espresso and clean up because I don't have that much time in the morning before leaving for work. As you have no doubt gathered I don't like getting up in the morning. When I retire in a few years it won't be an issue :-). I would have given 4 stars but I consider the lack of clearance for a tall mug (16oz size), a hot water dispenser that stops after 7-8 oz and a coolish and slow to warm warming tray things Breville should have caught during the design phase."
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