Stainless Steel Dual Boilers
Over Pressure Valve (OPV) limits maximum extraction pressure
Espresso shot clock displays shot duration as a guide to extraction consistency
Programmable 'Auto Start' preheats the machine at a specified time
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
Not required with a Dual Boiler system
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
Houses accessories (filter baskets and cleaning tools) when not in use
Dual stainless steel boilers & dual Italian pumps. Boilers can be descaled by user
Programmable shot temperature from 190°-205°F. Displays in either °F or °C
Shot control defaults to duration to control espresso volume but can be changed to volumetric (both 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
58mm Razor Dosing Tool
58mm full stainless steel portafilter
58mm single wall filter baskets (1 & 2 cup)
58mm dual wall filter baskets (1 & 2 cup)
16 oz. (480ml) stainless steel milk jug
Water hardness test strip
Water filter holder and water filter
110 - 120 Volts
2 Year Repair
Compare the Dual Boiler™
June 5, 2016Excellent espresso unit but the descale function is defective
"The BES920 is an outstanding espresso machine and the two year warranty is a must. I've had my espresso machine since Dec 2014 and it has worked very well. Great espresso, great latte foam (pump a bit under powered so you need 30-45 secs to get it done). Our typical usage is about 2-5 lattes/day and we've been very happy. From that point of view this is a 5-star machine. Unfortunately the third time I had to descale the unit I received the infamous vALV error. Called Breville support and after a lot of back a forth managed to send the unit back for the repair. The unit came back in a tragic state with bumps all over the place in areas where the shipping could not have damaged the surface so clearly this was done at the repair facility in IL. In addition, the repair was botched and less than two weeks after receiving the "repaired" unit, the vALV error is back and the descale process is not working. I hope the "newer" units (2016+) don't come with these issues but as far as the 2014 vintage this is a known issue. For this reason, in terms of durability and given the price, I can only give 2 stars to the BES920. Depending on how the second "repair" will go I might edit my review but for now all I can say is that this is not a durable espresso machine."
March 9, 2016Excellent
"I had the 900XL for 3 1/2 years and recently got the 920XL a couple months ago. It's excellent! Love that you can drain it since we move a lot so the boilers won't burst during shipping. Also the descale option is great and I didn't have that on the old machine. No issues with the 920XL-works great. We've had their grinder for almost 4 years now and it works just as good as it did when we bought it.
The espresso it makes is the best thing (you can make much better lattes than starbucks with some practice and good beans) but the second best thing about buying a Breville is their customer service. They have quickly responded to my questions and an issue with my old 900XL they fixed and have made me a customer for life"
February 22, 2016Commercial Quality for Domestic Use
"I was skeptical initially but this beauty is absolutely remarkable!!! The Breville Dual Boiler truly is commercial grade for domestic use and once you get the hang of it you will never ever look back. I use the BES920XL model and it's the third espresso machine I've owned in the past few years. Previously I had a KRUPS self tamping espresso machine, then the Breville Barista Express, and now the Dual Boiler. Although they're all good quality products the Dual Boiler is unquestionably the Mercedes-Benz option when it comes to overall performance, functionality, ease of use, and high-quality parts. The Breville Barista Express was near and dear to my heart and I had zero plans of upgrading until I came across an amazing deal on the Dual Boiler. Testing them out simultaneously for shot extraction quality and frothing/steam ability, it took no time at all to recognize that the Dual Boiler is head shoulders knees and toes above anything I ever used personally or witnessed. It pulls espresso shots so incredibly well and evenly, and the pressure guage is really handy because it's measured in bar pressure. Frothing has never been super important to me but that was because I never had anything that did a superb job like this does. The dual boiler upgrade not only speeds things up but the adjustable pressure steam wand froths milk excellently. Of course, a learning curve exists but you can become an expert cortado, cappuccino, or latte maker in no time flat. And latte art is a nice bonus too especially if you're making drinks for a crowd of jealous onlookers! I can really go on and on about this machine - it's fantastic. From the perspective of "good, better, and best", I'd say the Breville Barista Express is better and the Dual Boiler is best. Buy the Breville Dual Boiler - you'll love it and will never regret that decision!"
November 5, 2015I'm not sure how I've lived without it
"It's the best espresso you can ever buy! I used to visit Starbucks everyday - not anymore! I love my mornings because of this machine now!!!"
October 26, 2014I love this machine more than life itself
"Seriously, I love my dual boiler so much. What can I say? After years of wanting to be able to do latte art on a lesser machine I finally learned/realized you need a professional quality machine to do it, and that's what this is. It's so much fun to make a great espresso drink and to try your hand at latte art. So what if all I can do is a heart shape and a sort-of Rosetta after a year of trying? I get better with each drink I make! And they all taste great!
Thank you Breville for this wonderful machine! (I have the 900XL)."
August 29, 2014Sorry Starbucks
"I love this machine. I can now make my own decaf iced mochas, cappuccinos, lattes, etc. Previously I had a single boiler machine (another brand). Whenever I wanted to make a drink that included textured milk I had to complete two steps and inevitably the latte would get too cool in the process. With this Breville dual boiler there's no waiting. The frothing wand is plenty long enough, the pressure is controllable, and the espresso shot can be made while frothing. There are many other features such as instant hot water for tea or to warm a cup, the unit is easy to move on the counter, it is user friendly, etc. There are a bunch of programmable functions which I haven't yet gotten into, so you can use them or not, its up to you.
If you were to consider the lost revenue to Starbucks this machine has caused, in my home alone,....I would say the Breville Dual Boiler Espresso Machine is a bargain. Enjoy!!
BTW I also purchased the Breville Bean Grinder and it too is an excellent machine. I have never before had such great coffee at home."
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