Breville BES820XL User Manual
Die Cast Programmable
5 Breville Recommends Safety First
7 Features Of Your Breville Die Cast Programmable
9 Know Your Breville Die Cast Programmable
11 Before First Use
12 Assembling Your Breville Die Cast Programmable
14 Operating Your Breville Die Cast Programmable
18 Programming Your Breville Die Cast Programmable
19 How To Texture Milk For A Cappuccino Or Latté
21 Using The Hot Water Function
22 Coffee Making Tips
24 Care And Cleaning
27 Trouble Shooting Guide
30 Coffees To Try
34 Recipe Inspirations
34 One year limited warranty
At Breville, we know that coffee lovers will go to great lengths to refine the art of making coffee. They will experiment with flavors and adjust the tamp and grind
of the beans in search for the perfect espresso. The Die Cast Programmable Espresso Machine caters for all levels of coffee making, from manual control to programmable coffee and from the novice through to the experienced barista.
After extensive research and rigorous testing, this machine boasts key features such as custom set programming, a premium brew process and a quality espresso pressure gauge. Energy saving features, like the auto power down, help to save on electricity consumption, and the selection of premium materials make the BES820XL the best of Breville.
BREVILLE RECOMMENDS SAFETY FIRST
We at Breville are very safety conscious. We design and manufacture consumer products with the safety of you, our valued customer foremost in mind. In addition we ask that you exercise a degree of care when using any electrical appliance and adhere to the following precautions:
•Carefully read all instructions before operating and save for future reference.
•To protect against fire, electrical shock and injury to persons do not immerse the appliance, cord or plug in water or any other liquid.
•This appliance is for household use only.
•Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended use. Do not use in moving vehicles or boats. Do not use outdoors.
•Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
•Do not leave the appliance unattended when in use.
•Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles.
•Always use the appliance on a dry, level surface.
•To disconnect, turn all controls to ‘OFF’, then remove plug from power outlet.
•Do not place this appliance on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or where it could touch a heated oven.
•Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter, touch hot surfaces or become knotted.
•The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Breville may cause a risk of injury to persons, fire or electric shock.
•Strictly follow cleaning and care instructions.
•Always switch the appliance to ‘OFF’, and remove plug from the power outlet when the appliance is not being used and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
•An extension cord is not recommended, however, if one is needed, the extension cord should be a grounded type and its electrical rating must be the same or more wattage as the appliance. Regularly inspect the supply cord, plug and actual appliance
for any damage. If found damaged in any way, immediately cease use of the appliance and call Breville Customer Service at
•For any maintenance other than cleaning, call Breville Customer Service at
•Refer servicing to qualified personnel.
•Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
BREVILLE RECOMMENDS SAFETY FIRST (continued)
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
Special Safety Instructions
•Only use cold water in the water tank. Do not use any other liquid.
•Never use the machine without water in it.
•Ensure the filter holder is firmly secured when using the machine.
•Never remove the filter holder during the brewing operation as the machine is under pressure.
Electric Cord Statement
Your Die Cast Programmable Espresso Machine has a short cord as a safety precaution to prevent personal injury or property damage resulting from pulling, tripping or becoming entangled with the cord.
Do not allow children to be near or use this appliance without close adult supervision. If you must use a longer
cord or an extension cord when using the appliance, the cord must be arranged so it will not drape or hang over the edge of a countertop, tabletop or surface area where it can be pulled on by young children or tripped over.
To prevent electric shock, personal injury or fire, the electrical rating of the extension cord if you must use one must be the same or more than the wattage of the appliance (wattage is marked on the underside of the appliance).
NOTE: Your Breville appliance comes with the unique Assist Plug™, conveniently designed with a finger hole in the power plug,for easy and safe removal from
the outlet. For safety reasons it is recommended you plug your Breville appliance directly into the power outlet. Use
in conjunction with a power strip or extension cord is not recommended.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65:
This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
FEATURES OF YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST PROGRAMMABLE ESPRESSO MACHINE
This espresso machine offers a convenient choice between the Manual Operation or the intelligent Programmable Function that can be personalised with the user’s favorite espresso
Espresso Pressure Gauge
The espresso pressure gauge assists in obtaining the most favorable extraction pressure, guiding the user to create their ideal espresso. This is achieved by measuring the pressure at which the water is being forced through the ground coffee in the filter holder.
Ideal Espresso - Optimum Zone
The gauge needle when positioned within the recommended Optimum Zone during pouring indicates the espresso will be produced at the ideal pressure. The brewed espresso should have a generous layer of fine textured and evenly colored golden créma.
Under Extracted Espresso
The gauge needle when positioned below the Optimum Zone during pouring indicates that the espresso will be produced with insufficient pressure resulting in an ‘under extracted’ espresso. This occurs when the water flow through the ground coffee in the filter is too fast. As a result the optimal flavor will not be extracted and the coffee will be watery and lack thick créma on the top.
Possible causes for under extraction are: coffee grind is too coarse and/or insufficient coffee in filter and/or under tamping.
Over Extracted Espresso
The gauge needle when positioned above the OPTIMUM Zone during pouring will indicate that the espresso will be produced with too much pressure resulting in an ‘over extracted’ espresso. This occurs when the water flow through the ground coffee in the filter is too slow. As a result the coffee will be very dark and bitter, with a mottled and uneven créma on top.
Possible causes for over extraction are: ground coffee is too fine and/or too much ground coffee in filter and/or over tamping.
Hot Water Wand
The dedicated hot water wand is ideal for making your favourite hot drinks. For convenient use the wand has a commercial style 360°
FEATURES OF YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST PROGRAMMABLE ESPRESSO MACHINE (continued)
Commercial Style Steam Wand
Advanced Dual Wall Créma System Filters
Advanced Dual Wall Créma System Filters (one and two cup) are supplied with the Breville Die Cast Programmable Espresso Machine.
The Advanced Dual Wall Créma System Filters are designed to intentionally slow the water flow rate during brewing,
allowing you to easily pour your espresso at the ideal pressure, for the perfect créma.
The filters are suited to both
Electronic Temperature Control
The electronic temperature control system accurately maintains the optimal brewing temperature of the water. This helps ensure the user gets the best possible extraction each time an espresso is made.
Energy Saving Features
The Breville Die Cast Programmable Espresso Machine will enter the ‘Power Save Mode’ if not used for one hour, and will automatically switch off if not used for a further three hours.
The ‘Power Save Mode’ uses 45% less power than when the machine is in ‘Stand by’ Mode.
During ‘Power Save Mode’ only the POWER button surround will be illuminated. All other button and light surrounds will not be illuminated.
To switch off the espresso machine whilst it is in ‘Power Save Mode’, simply press the POWER button once.
KNOW YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST PROGRAMMABLE ESPRESSO MACHINE
Power button surround illuminates when the button is pressed to ‘On’
‘Power Save Mode’
Hot water light illuminates to indicate hot water function is selected
Auto purge function for optimal coffee extraction temperature
Hot water wand provides instant hot water
Drip tray full indicator
Removable 34oz drip tray and stainless steel grid
15 bar pump
illuminates to indicate that the steam function is selected
Electronic temperature control
Custom designed accessories:
Stainless steel frothing jug Measuring/tamping spoon Cleaning Tool
Quick Start Guide
1 & 2 cup dual wall stainless steel filters Pod Filter
KNOW YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST PROGRAMMABLE ESPRESSO MACHINE (continued)
Thermoblock heating system ensures coffee is extracted at the correct temperature
Intelligent programmable function that can be personalized with your favorable espresso setting
Advanced dual wall créma system for the ideal créma
Group head for easy fitment of the filter holder
Removable 75oz water tank filled from the front of the machine
Selector control for steam or hot water
Espresso pressure gauge assists in obtaining the most favorable extraction pressure
1 cup button and 2 cup button
Solid chrome brass filter holder
Swivel steam wand and stainless steel frothing attachment
easily adjusts to perfect positioning for frothing milk
NOT SHOWN Cord storage
located behind the drip tray for storage of accessories