Updated 16 Jan 2018

Breville

The Dual Boiler BES920

Snapshot: The Breville The Dual Boiler BES920 semi-automatic espresso machine with a cup warmer and automatic turn-off. Can it make a good coffee?

The Dual Boiler BES920
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1559

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Test results

Overall score
81
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • Very good taste.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Very good milk frothing.
  • Excellent temperature consistency.
  • Dual-boiler heater.
  • Automatic turn-off.
  • Standby mode.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Programmable coffee quantity.
  • Digital display.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

How we test

Overall score includes:

Taste (60%): We assessed crema colour and thickness as well as the coffee's aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste.
Ease of use (20%): Based on convenience of water container and filter, controls, exterior cleaning and operating the unit.
Milk frothing (15%): Evaluated froth quality and ease of using the frothing mechanism.
Temperature consistency (5%): Assessed consistency of temperature across 4 cups of coffee.

Price is from a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Type
Semi-auto
Avg price
$1559

Specifications

Heater
Dual boiler
Heat-up time (min:sec)
2:40
Time to deliver coffee (sec)
28
H x W x D (cm)
38 x 40 x 38
Weight (kg)
13.7

Features

Automatic turn-off
Programmable coffee quantity
Digital display
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
-
Milk frothing
Manual
Removable water reservoir
Yes
Adjustable water temperature
Yes

More Info

Notes
-

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