• BES980XL_6th


the Dual Boiler™

For precision extraction and simultaneous steam

Commercial features and performance, in a domestic footprint.

Espresso perfection requires precision temperature and pressure control, consistently, every time. At the heart of this machine is its dual stainless steel boiler heating system. The espresso boiler, for the espresso shot, is PID temperature controlled, while a separate steam boiler offers instant and powerful steam on demand. So you can extract your shot at the right temperature, delivering optimal flavor, while simultaneously steaming your milk to cafe quality. What's more, there is another element in the group head, ensuring the entire system maintains a consistent temperature.

The Dual Boiler™ also features an Over Pressure Valve (OPV) which limits the maximum pressure throughout the extraction, preventing bitter flavors in the shot. It also offers a true low pressure pre-infusion, which gradually increases the pressure to gently expand the grinds for an even extraction.

But there's much more to this machine for the coffee geek. Brew temperature and pre-infusion pressure and duration are all programmable. At the same time we’ve kept it simple with user-friendly features. An optional Auto Start setting preheats the machine at a programmed time; a top-fill 84 oz. (2.5L) water tank ensures easy access; and the dedicated hot water outlet makes it faster to preheat cups and prepare an Americano. There is also a shot clock and pressure gauge to help you improve your barista skills over time.

All you'll need are some freshly ground beans and a bit of practice to rival the best cafe.

Product Dimensions: (L) 16¼" x (D) 15" x (H) 15" • 30lbs

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  • Stainless Steel Dual Boilers


  • Pump Pressure

    Over Pressure Valve (OPV) limits maximum extraction pressure

  • Timer

    Espresso shot clock displays shot duration as a guide to extraction consistency
    Programmable 'Auto Start' preheats the machine at a specified time

  • Heating System

    Patent Pending Triple Heat System
    1. Dedicated steam boiler with integrated Heat Exchanger aids thermal stability
    2. Dedicated espresso boiler with electronic PID delivers precise water temperature
    3. Heated group head – PID controlled embedded element maintains thermal stability

  • Purge Function

    Not required with dual boiler systems

  • Pre Infusion Function

    Gradually increases water pressure to gently expand grinds for an even extraction
    Programmable duration & power allows you to fine tune flavor profiles

  • Included Grouphead Filters

    58mm single and dual wall filters. Both in single and double shot sizes.

  • Water Tank Capacity

    Removable 84 oz. (2.5L), top-fill or rear-fill with integrated water filter

  • Onboard Storage

    Houses accessories (filter baskets and cleaning tools) when not in use

  • Additional Features

    Dual stainless steel boilers & dual Italian pumps
    Programmable shot temperature from 190°-205°F. Displays in either °F or °C
    Volumetric shot control – preset 1 & 2 cup, manual over-ride or reprogrammable
    Espresso pressure gauge monitors extraction pressure
    Backlit LCD displays extraction temperature, shot clock or clock
    Dedicated hot water outlet for Americanos & preheating cups
    360° swivel steam wand with 3 hole tip
    'Fill Tank' alert prevents a shot from being pulled without sufficient water in the tank
    Removable drip tray with Empty Me! tray full indicator
    Drop Down Swivel Foot lifts machine upwards for easy maneuverability
    Heated cup warming tray
    BPA Free - all parts that come into contact with coffee & water

  • Included Accessories

    58mm full stainless steel portafilter
    58mm single wall filter baskets (1 & 2 cup)
    58mm dual wall filter baskets (1 & 2 cup)
    Integrated tamper
    16 oz. (480ml) stainless steel milk jug
    Cleaning kit
    Water filter holder and water filter (1 year supply)

  • Construction

    Stainless Steel

  • Voltage

    110 - 120 Volts

  • Wattage

    1700 Watts

  • Warranty

    1 Year Limited Product Warranty

  • Dimensions


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October 16, 2011

Seattle Coffee Gear video review

"Seattle Coffee Gear created a 13-minute video review of the Dual Boiler September 30, 2011: http://youtu.be/7NIGabvnD2w

The day has come! We finally received our demo production model of Breville's new double boiler espresso machine. We go through all of its features, functionality and tech specs, then Gail demonstrates making a latte. We're hard pressed not to adore this espresso machine!

Note, this review was created independently but added here by Breville."

September 27, 2011


"In an extensive Independent Review, May 18, 2011, CoffeeGeek.com - the "biggest coffee blog site in the world" - awarded the Dual Boiler a "First Look Rating of 9.5"

Note, this review was conducted independently but added by Breville: www.coffeegeek.com/proreviews/firstlook/brevilledualboiler/details

Reviewer, Mark Prince:

"This new project, for the Breville Dual Boiler, the BES900 or BES900XL model, is a complete in house design as well, but with some new twists; Breville hired a noted Australian coffee guru (Phil McKnight, cafe owner, ABC judge) to be part of the design team. The goal was to design an espresso machine that would blow away expectations the typical home espresso enthusiast would have about big-brand appliance makers. The goal was to set a new standard. ...

"They paid attention to many of the things enthusiasts were saying in forums and internet communities revolving around coffee and espresso. They developed prototypes using sometimes new, sometimes proven, sometimes cutting edge technologies to produce a better shot of espresso. They looked at everything, from PID, to boiler sizes, to thermoblocks, to grouphead designs, to materials used in the portafilter, and eventually came up with an intriguing formula. ...

"What was impressive was just how much engineering savvy has gone into this machine. Seemingly little things like the rubber grip for the steam wand, to bigger things like the innovative steam wand lever control and even the secret compartment and the way you can raise the machine and roll it around the counter. ...

"I feel confident in saying this is a first class espresso machine with a feature set a Rancilio Silvia or Ascaso Steel Duo could only dream of having ... In some cases, the machine approaches what the GS/3 is capable of, and even in few cases (ie how steam is activated), it exceeds the user experience of the GS/3."

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