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Breville BES920 The Dual Boiler Coffee Machine $999 + Delivery ($0 to Selected Areas) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Actively Heated 58mm Group Head suitable for commercial grinders
Regulated Extraction Pressure for a thicker, richer crema
1 & 2 Cup Volumetric Control for a single or double shot espresso
High Pressure Instant Steam delivers instant and continuous steam. Programmable temperature
Dedicated Hot Water Outlet for long blacks or preheating cups
360 Degree Commercial Steam Wand with 3 hole tip for a silkier texture
Shot Clock displays the extraction time so you can programme your favourite shot time
Integrated Descaler outlet allows you to descale at home
2.5 litre Removable Water Tank with intergrated water filter. Easy to refill and replace

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    Just went to hit submit on my deal upload and noticed you beat me to it haha! Free delivery as well from what I can see.

    Pretty good price considering how much they go for these days. Managed to pick one up just as Covid came about for $650. Trick was to ask the JB sales person if they can price match another made up price from some other store.

    Great machine!

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      That’s pretty random price match

      Username checks out lol

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      $650. I would buy one before I blink

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    About 850 delivered last month

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      Yeah nah

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      heavy used machine. just keep checking ebay/Gumtree for used listing listings if u want to get used. might get it for around 500

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      How good is the 2 year warranty?
      I have only 1 year on my new Breville.

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        The stated factory replacement guarantee from Breville may only be 12 months but the statutory warranty in Australia for a full replacement, refund or repair if this machine fails is at least 3 years.

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          You have a source on that by any chance? It would certainly make purchasing one a bit easier knowing it was good for 3 or more years.

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      You can get a refurbished Oracle for not much more.

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    Excellent machine.

    Yeh, I know you might have got a better deal on this machine before covid was a thing.

    Yeh, I know there are better machines out there for a lot more money.

    BUT today, this month, in Australia you will get no better dual boiler espresso machine delivered for $999, or close to $999 than this.

    That is all.

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      I can always wait until tomorrow. Or next month.

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    Hey all, wouldn't mind upgrading to one of these and had a basic question. Is there any other advantage to the dual boiler vs say the BES870 apart from the fact you can froth whilst knocking out shots?

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      The magic of the 920 is the digital temp control in the head. Does the 870 have that?

      Edit: looks like it does. It used to be that the built in grinder was ordinary on the 870.

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      58mm vs 54mm portafilter

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      The most asked question of all time I believe.

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        Lol na the most asked would be "what's the advantage/difference of dual boiler?"

        Edit - I realise my question looked similar! I should've wrote advantage to this machine vs the 870 as had some idea what a dual boiler is :)

        Cheers anyway all!

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          I’m interested in the dual boiler question. I only drink long black. So being able to froth milk at the same time is not important at all. In this case is dual boiler important. ?

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    The two machines are completely different approaches IMO, having an integrated grinder and thermocoil bring baggage into the equation.
    Having a single thermocoil to use for making a flat white needs the system to hold brew temperature while brewing, jack the temperature up to the steam temperature, dump water until steam comes out, texture milk, then purge the block and get the termperature back down to the brew temperature.
    The additional purging and dumping will mean the drip tray will fill more quickly than a dual boiler, but also more thermal cycles on the block.
    Having an integrated grinder in an espresso machine is a compromise - the benefit is reduced bench space and integration of features, the downside is the loss of having a separate grinder (i.e. you are locked into the integrated solution for longer), although the introduction of grind debris inside the machine will reduce its longevity, I would also guess the BES870 heats up the coffee beans if it is on long enough.

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      Cheers mate :)

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    Also this looks in stock to me

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      Fixed!
      Doesn’t really say anything on website when it’s expiring

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    Dual Boiler is on another level.

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    As recommended previously on OzBargain by someone, a cheap and highly recommended accessory for the Breville Dual Boiler is Decor plastic dip tubs:

    https://www.spotlightstores.com/kitchen-and-dining/kitchen-s...

    These fit perfectly into the Breville's 58.5mm portafilter and so serve as very cheap dosing containers eliminating grind waste and ensuring the grind is well distributed before tamping.

    I fill 2 or 3 of these with the desired amount of measured beans (about 20 grams for a 2 shot basket) at night and then load one into my pre set grinder next morning using the container to capture the ground beans - shaking the grind before inverting it to load into the Breville 2 shot basket for tamping. Has reduced the amount of channelling leading to near perfect shots and cuts the time to prepare my morning espressos. Bloody brilliant!

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      Interesting, never knew of these. Can I ask how they eliminate channeling? If I'm grinding into the portafilter does that in itself create the potential for channeling due to the way the coffee grinds build up in a "cone" shape? I typically stop half way through my grind and level out the grinds before finishing the rest of the grind.

      Also, do you find any change in the consistency of the grind by just loading in 20g of beans at a time instead of keeping the grinder loaded up with some beans?

      Thanks

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        This video does a good job of explaining coffee extraction defects and the role using dosing cup plays in that. Explains things much better than I can here:

        https://youtu.be/C9u9S_-PcwQ?t=207

        I never load up my grinder with beans as I prefer to use fresh beans taken from storage to my exact dosing requirements (which is where storing a couple of single dose serves of beans in airtight containers, which also serve as dosing cups, makes it so much easier when you are in a rush in the morning and making only 2 or 3 cups).

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          Perfect, thanks mate.

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    Appliance. Not actual coffee machine.

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      Pedantry. Not actual helpful comment.

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    Waiting on my JB hi-fi gift cards purchased from qantas store is torture…

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    Just purchased one. Thanks for sharing the deal OP :)

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      Care to share your experience? Was it an upgrade from another machine? I’m also on the fence with this. I have a crappy old sunbeam EM5000 which makes good coffee, but I don’t know what I am missing probably.

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        This is our first machine and so far so good. There's lots of youtube videos on how to use it - although it's pretty straight forward.

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    Looks like it has gone

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    The Breville Smart Grinder Pro is on sale for $249 today only at Myer https://www.myer.com.au/p/breville-the-smart-grinder-pro-bcg...

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    Machine working again. Needed repair in the end (triac board had shorted out).
    For a while there I was worried I would have to buy a new one.