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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December 30, 2015Waste of money!!!!
"I gave it one star because at least it looks good.
1. DOES NOT MAKE OR KEEP COFFEE HOT. Yes, I flash the carafe and my coffee cup. No, it doesn't help. I use powdered creamer in my coffee and when pouring a cup not even an hour after it brews, my creamer doesn't dissolve. I have to MICROWAVE my coffee just so that it's hot! This is ridiculous.
2. No consistency with the amount of water it uses. I brew 5 cups every day. (In reality this makes 2 cups) Sometimes there is enough brewed to overflow my second cup and then some which means that the entire pot is watery....because other times it doesn't come close to filling up the second cup.
3. About 50% of the time, I have massive amounts of coffee grinds in my coffee.
Love the look of the product but as for being a good coffee pot? It's the worst I've ever owned. I 100% regret getting rid of my Cuisinart for this MUCH more expensive yet not nearly as effective machine.
August 15, 2015Broke after one year.
"The grinder jammed and the handle to disassemble it was made out of such brittle, low grade plastic that it broke off when I tried to use it. $250 brick."
June 12, 20156 month shake-down
"This fine piece of machinery has done everything it advertises, no problems, no surprises, no having to tweak any buttons or wish for something more. Cleaning is a half minute ordeal...well worth the time involved for the great benefits it gives me. People have complained about the carafe not giving them that last cup of coffee...just tilt the darn thing so it's straight up, and hold your cup under it. Easy peasy!! I have run every kind of coffee mix through it...kona blend, jamaican, dunkin-donuts, mccafe, starbucks, caribou, hazelnut, 8 o'clock...you name it..I brewed it. Every single cup/carafe came out perfectly, tasted exactly like it was supposed to. When I add water, I use filtered or "spring" water...no water stains, no having to clean the water tube. This beautiful piece of brewing apparatus has worked flawlessly, has been worth every penny spent on it, and is so easy to operate that I can make a cup when I'm half asleep. The grinder is working great, it's easy to clean, and it functions exactly as it is supposed to. Save up for this one...it will be the centerpiece of your kitchen appliances."
January 18, 2015Great machine
"I first reviewed this product May 2014 and was anything but happy. None of the features worked as advertised and I was frustrated beyond belief. I would walk by the machine and wonder how such a good looking machine could perform so miserably. So, after a couple of months I decided to try again. I bought it mainly for the single cup feature as I am not a big coffee drinker so making a whole pot wasn't practical. I do drink a LOT of tea and on the single cup feature it steeps the coffee to your desired strength. I thought maybe this would work for tea since I always steep my tea. So I loaded the filter basket with tea, selected the steeping strength, and stood back ready to be frustrated again. However I got the surprise of my life. It steeped the tea, put out the proper size cup and the tea was absolutely perfect. So I tried several other cup sizes and steeping times and each time I got a perfect cup of tea. I then tried all the other features and the machine performed flawlessly. Whether it be coincidence, irony, or just dumb luck, I couldn't be happier with my Breville coffee maker. The way it brews and steeps tea is amazing, so keep in mind you can make delicious hot tea with the single cup feature. Thanks Breville. "
November 28, 2014it fits starbucks cups
"I agree with all of the other 4-5 star reviews, so I wont repeat them, but I have seen a few reviews mention that they cant fit their coffee cup under the brew head for a single large cup.
I think the issue is that they aren't opening up the filter basket and removing the inner rings located at the base of the coffee maker.
I can fit my stainless steel Starbucks mugs under with no problem, then just close the filter basket and press start.
November 12, 2014Almost Perfect
"The fist unit I purchased (via Amazon.com) was a bit frustrating because it had a small leak and had to exchange it. The replacement didn't have any issues, so I'm pretty happy with it. Why the review? Two suggestions, really.
First, this grinder is really loud and always seems to dump the same amount of grounds into the basket, regardless of the settings. I drink Starbucks bold when on the road, but for this the strength setting is set to mild. Maybe try to quiet the grinder and adjust the amount of bean used. I can get used to this, not a big concern for me. Besides, I work from home a lot and it's like an extra alarm clock.
The other suggestion is the size of the bean hopper is small. Really small. I'm not keeping track but I believe I can only get two pots of coffee before I have to refill it. Since most beans are sold in 12 or 16 oz. bags, it would make a lot of sense to design the hopper to hold at least a pound of beans.
If you guys ever make a bigger bean hopper, I'll buy it. It would also be just as good if you were to design an expansion tube of some sort, which simply increases the height of the side walls by 2 or 3 inches and still uses the same lid. Hmm, now that I think about it, I wish I had a plastic fab shop - I'd send you a prototype and we could make millions!
September 16, 2014A Heavy Duty Failure
"I have the Breville Smart Oven, which is the best small oven I've ever owned and we use it every day. Beautiful engineering and performance.
Based on our complete satisfaction with the Smart Oven, we bought the Breville YouBrew from Sur La Table in Austin for Christmas 2013.
The carafe was dented, but just minority dented and we decided to go ahead and use it.
The ideas, engineering and build quality was superb. What a fantastic idea to have a vacuum sealed carafe and no heating plate. Coffee stays hot without developing the acidic taste from sitting on a hot burner for a couple of hours. And the carafe will keep the coffee hot and drinkable for hours.
Now, the bad news. After less than six months of usage, the grinder, after cleaning many times, failed to deliver ground coffee to the basket. I meticulously followed all the steps in the manual to clean the burrs and the chute... to no avail. Frustrated, I called Breville and the unit was still under warranty. They shipped a new unit and a box to return the old one. Breville's customer service was very helpful and eager to resolve the issue.
After three months of use, the new unit developed exactly the same problem and no matter how clean the chute or burrs were, it just stopped delivering ground coffee to the basket. We decided to set the YouBrew to Pre-Ground and grind the coffee ourselves.
So, we are still making coffee with the YouBrew, but, the grinder does not work and we don't want to go through the hassle of ordering a replacement and then packing up the old one.
Overflows. From time to time, for no understandable reason, the basket overflows and pours coffee all over the counter and the floor. And we are very careful to grind for drip brewing, so, I am stumped as to why this occurs.
I would say that the design, albeit very heavy duty and beautiful, is badly flawed. Making a pot of coffee shouldn't be this complicated.
I hope that Breville will go back to their R&D department and redesign the unit. It would be wonderful if it worked as advertised."
September 16, 2014redefines what drip coffee should be
"Purchased the 600XL 3 months ago. Previously had a Capresso 456 that finally died. I prefer fresh ground flavor so began looking for a new coffee maker and found this model heated the water to the recommended 195-205*F (which the Capresso does not) to get the best flavor and also had the built in burr grinder. So hot that I have to let the coffee sit for a little bit before I can drink it. The thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot enough for me and if I pre-heat the carafe it stays lukewarm until the next morning. Warm enough for me to have a cup while a fresh pot is brewing which takes about 10 minutes (industry standard recommends 8-10 minutes for the water to pass through the grounds).
Let me start by saying I thought I liked strong coffee. This machine uses the industry standard for the amount of coffee it grinds, have you ever read the directions on the back of your can of coffee grounds? Usually 1 heaping tablespoon per 6 oz. cup of coffee. The machine grinds the beans for about 60 seconds no matter what strength level you choose. The way this machine adjusts the strength is the amount of water it uses to make a pot of coffee. The intense setting uses 9 cups and the amount of water increases from there to the mildest setting. I have tried every setting and the intense setting seems to be pretty close to espresso. If you normally use pre-ground coffee there is a setting for that as well and you can control the flavor with the amount of grounds you normally use. Keep in mind the temperature of the water really does make a big difference in the flavor of the coffer. I prefer a paper filter versus the gold tone metal filter that comes with the machine for a couple reasons. One, I like the flavor through paper better than metal and two, I don't like the fine coffee dust that passes through the metal filter and leaves a sediment on the bottom of the pot.
I really like the fact this machine will also do single cup from small up to travel mug size. I think the flavor is better than the full pot simply because of the steeping feature which soaks the grounds in the basket before releasing it into the cup. NOTE: the machine doesn't use the steeping feature for a full pot, however I found that letting the brewing begin without the pot in place until about 4 cups of water have brewed and then replacing the pot. Don’t forget to replace the pot (I have) it will make a big mess. This is one feature I would recommend that Breville add to the carafe setting, if they can do for a cup, why not for a pot? This machine requires some regular cleaning that is fairly easy and quick but is more than the typical drip maker because of the internal grinder. It doesn't take long and I have found it takes about 30 seconds to wipe things down, except when cleaning out the burr grinder which takes a couple minutes if you do it right.
Bottom line I highly recommend this machine, it really makes a great brew of coffee (cup or pot). I couldn't give 5 stars for the reasons given above. Ever wonder why coffee at you favorite breakfast restaurant tastes so good? It's the amount of coffee grounds and the temperature of the water. This machine will give you the great taste you have grown to enjoy from your favorite restaurant but from the convenience of your home!"
September 13, 2014good coffee maker
"I've use this machine for more than one year and I see some problems now. When I don't fill the tank to capacity, water is left in the tank after brewing and the coffee is too strong. I have t reset it and let the water continue until the tank is empty. We descale monthly and/or when it's indicated on the coffee maker. I'm not too happy with this because I don't always want to make 12 cups of coffee. I hope there is something else to be done. I will try to contact the support service on Monday. We haven't experienced any other problems and when the water tank is full, water isn't left in the tank."
July 9, 2014Short warranty on an unreliable product
"I bought the first US version of the YouBrew. Due to the grinding mechanisms, the device is rather high maintenance and involves a lot of cleaning. Despite regularly cleaning and descaling, the device has stopped sending water through the machine during brewing. It also tends to leak excess water around the pot, leaving a mess on the counter.
Upon calling Breville, I learned that I would need to pay $99 and send the device back in to be repaired or replaced with a refurbished model because I was out of warranty.
I own quite a few Breville appliances and I think this will be my last.
If you love coffee, you're probably better off spending your money on a good grinder and just doing a pour over or buying a cheaper machine to do the brewing."
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