Breville BREVILLE800ESXL User Manual

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4 Breville recommends safety first

7 Know your Breville Product

10 Assembling your Breville Product

12 Operating your Breville Product

20 Care & cleaning

24 Troubleshooting

29 Coffee variations


Breville recommends safety first

At Breville we 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.

Important safeguards

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

Carefully read all instructions before operating and save for future reference.

Remove any packaging material and promotional labels or stickers before using the espresso machine for the first time.

To eliminate a choking hazard for young children, remove and safely discard the protective cover fitted to the power plug of the espresso machine.

Do not place the espresso machine near the edge of a bench or table during operation. Ensure the surface is level, clean and free of water and other substances.

Do not place the espresso machine on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or where it could touch a heated oven.

Do not use the espresso machine on metal surfaces, for example, a sink drain board.

Always ensure the espresso machine is properly assembled before connecting to a power outlet and operating.

Do not attempt to operate the espresso machine by any method other than those described in this book.

The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote control system.

Use only cold, preferably filtered water in the water tank. Do no use any other liquid.

Never use the espresso machine without water in the water tank.

Ensure the portafilter is firmly inserted and secured into the group head before using the machine.

Never remove the portafilter during the brewing operation as the machine

is under pressure.

Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. Allow the espresso machine to cool down before moving or cleaning any parts.

Do not leave the espresso machine unattended when in use.

Do not place anything other than cups for warming on top of the espresso machine.

Always switch Off the espresso machine by pressing the POWER button to

Off and unplug if appliance is to be left unattended, not in use, before cleaning, before attempting to move the appliance, disassembling, assembling and when storing the appliance.

Keep the appliance and accessories clean. Follow the cleaning instructions provided in this book.

Do not use accessory attachments other than those provided. The use of accessory attachments not

recommended by Breville may result in fire, electric shock or injury to persons.


Fully unwind cord before use.

To protect against electric shock, do not immerse cord, plug or appliance in water or any other liquid.

Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a bench or table, touch hot surfaces, or become knotted.

Do not leave the appliance unattended when in use.

Breville recommends safety first

This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience or knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.

This appliance is recommended 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.

It is recommended to regularly inspect the appliance. Do not use the appliance if the power cord, power plug, or appliance becomes damaged in anyway. Immediately cease use and call Breville Consumer Service for examination, repair or adjustment.

For any maintenance other than cleaning call Breville Consumer Service.

This appliance is equipped with a power cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The appliance must be grounded using a 3-holeproperly grounded outlet. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electrical shock.

If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be a grounding 3-wirecord.

If the power outlet is a standard 2-prongwall outlet, it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded3-prongwall outlet.

Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord or use an adapter.

Consult a qualified electrician if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.


Fully unwind the cord before use.

short cord instructions

Your Breville appliance is fitted with a short power supply cord as a safety precaution to prevent personal injury or property damage resulting from pulling, tripping or becoming entangled with a longer cord. Do not allow children to use or be near this appliance without close adult supervision.

Longer detachable power supply cords or extension cords are not recommended but may be used if care is exercised. If an extension cord is used, (1) the marked

electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, (2) the cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally and (3) the extension cord must include a 3-pronggrounding plug.

Breville Assist™ PLug

Your Breville appliance comes with a unique Assist™ Plug, conveniently designed with

a finger hole in the power plug for easy and safe removal from the power outlet. For safety reasons it is recommended you plug your Breville appliance directly into its own electrical outlet on a dedicated circuit separate from other appliances. If the electric circuit is overloaded with other

appliances, your appliance may not function properly. Use in conjunction with a power strip or extension cord is not recommended.


(Applicable to California residents only).

This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.









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All parts that come into contact with water, coffee or milk are BPA Free.










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A. Cup warming tray





C. POWER button







Removable 75oz (2.2L) water tank



Water level indicator



4" cup height clearance



‘Empty Me’ drip tray indicator



Removable drip tray and grid



Selector control

K. HOT WATER button




STEAM button



Group head

N. 360° swivel steam wand with removable froth enhancer

O. Concealed storage tray



Italian Made 15 Bar Pump

Thermoblock Heating System

1 Cup & 2 Cup ‘Dual Wall’ Filters

ESE Pod Filter

Stainless Steel Frothing Jug

Measuring/Tamping Spoon

Cleaning Tool

Breville Assist™ Plug



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Ensure you have located all parts and accessories before throwing out the packaging.

Washing Accessories

Remove the Drip Tray and Water Tank and wash all parts and accessories in warm, soapy water using a non-abrasivewashing liquid. Rinse and dry thoroughly.


Do not clean any of the parts or accessories in the dishwasher.


Step 1

Insert the Storage Tray into the base of the machine and slide it towards the back wall. This is a convenient location to store the Cleaning Tool, Filters and Measuring/ Tamping Spoon when not in use.

Step 2

Slide the Drip Tray, with the Drip Tray Full Indicator and Grid in place, into the base of the machine.

Step 3

Slide the Water Tank over the Drip Tray. Ensure the Water Tank aligns flush with the sides of the machine.



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Step 1 - filling the water tank

Ensure the Power On/Off button is ‘Off’, the Selector Control is in the center ‘Standby’ position and the power cord is removed from the power outlet.

Remove the Portafilter if locked into the Group Head and move the Steam Wand to the side of the machine.


Always check the water level before use and replace water daily. Use cold, preferably filtered water. Do not use mineral or distilled water or any other liquid.

Remove the Water Tank by gripping the handle insert.

When the Water Tank is removed a black tube extends out from the Water Tank storage area. Do not touch or try to remove this tube, it will automatically slide back into position when the Water Tank is reinserted.

Fill the Water Tank with cold, preferably filtered water to the MAX mark. Slide the Water Tank carefully back into position. Ensure it aligns flush with the sides of the machine.

Step 2 - Preparing the coffee

Place the 1 Cup Filter or 2 Cup Filter into the Portafilter. Use the 1 Cup Filter when brewing a single cup and the 2 Cup Filter when brewing two cups or a stronger single cup or mug.

With the provided Measuring/Tamping Spoon, measure 1 level spoon of ground espresso coffee for the 1 Cup Filter or 2 level spoons for the 2 Cup Filter. Always ensure to use ground coffee suitable for espresso/cappuccino machines (refer to 'Hints & Tips', page 19).


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Tap the Portafilter several times to distribute the coffee evenly in the Filter. Tamp down with the tamping end of the provided Measuring/Tamping Spoon.

Wipe excess coffee from the rim of the Filter to ensure a proper seal in the Group Head is achieved.

STEP 4 - Purging the

GROUP head


The heating light will flash or illuminate completely while the machine is heating or maintaining the correct temperature. During this time you may notice water and steam is automatically released into the Drip Tray. This is normal. Always ensure the heating light is not flashing or

illuminated before extracting espresso.


Ensure the Selector Control is in the

A warm cup will help maintain the

center ‘Standby’ position and plug the

coffee’s optimal temperature. Pre-heat

power cord into a 110/120V power

your cup by rinsing with hot water

outlet. Press the Power On/Off button

(refer to 'Steam & Hot Water Button',

to ‘On’. The button surround will

page 18) and place on the Cup

illuminate. A vibrating sound will be

Warming Tray.

heard, this is normal.


The heating light will flash while the machine is heating. During this time you may notice some water is automatically released into the Drip Tray. This is normal. It ensures the

internal thermoblock heating system is at the optimal temperature for extracting espresso. When the machine has reached the correct operating temperature, the heating light will go out.

Before placing the Portafilter into the Group Head, run a short flow of water through the Group Head. This stabilizes the temperature prior to extraction. To do this, turn the Selector Control to the right 'Espresso' position. A pumping noise will be heard then water will

flow through. After 5 seconds, turn the Selector Control back to the center 'Standby' position to stop the water flow. You may notice water and steam is automatically released into the Drip Tray. This is normal.

STEP 6 - inserting the


Place the Portafilter underneath the Group Head so that the handle is aligned with the INSERT position. Insert the Portafilter into the Group Head and rotate the handle towards the center until resistance is felt. This will be at an approximate 90° angle to the machine.

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STEP 7 - extracting ESPRESSO

Ensure the heating light is not flashing or illuminated before extracting espresso.

Place pre-warmedcup(s) beneath the Portafilter.

Turn the Selector Control to the right 'Espresso' position. A pumping noise will be heard.

After a few seconds, aromatic coffee will start to flow.


Due to the Triple Prime™ Pump, coffee will not start to flow immediately. This unique feature releases three bursts of hot water to moisten the ground coffee in the Portafilter. The ground coffee expands resulting in greater pressure build-upto extract all the oils and fullest flavor from the ground coffee.


If the espresso starts to drip but doesn’t flow after approximately

15 seconds, then you have either over dosed the Filter with too much coffee and/or the grind is too fine. This is an OVER EXTRACTED shot.

When sufficient coffee has flowed, turn the Selector Control back to the center 'Standby' position.

You may notice the heating light illuminate and water and steam automatically release into the Drip Tray. This is normal.


The espresso machine features a 360° Swivel Steam Wand with removable Froth Enhancer. The Froth Enhancer creates a large amount of froth with very little effort. If less froth is required, remove the Froth Enhancer and store it in the Storage Tray. To reattach the Froth Enhancer, ensure the steam holes on either end are clear. Slide either end onto the Steam Wand, firmly pushing upwards onto the rubber surround.

There are two phases to texturing milk. The first is stretching the milk to aerate it and the second is swirling the milk to make it silky smooth. These two operations should blend into one.

Always start with fresh cold milk. Fill the jug half way.

Position the tip of the Steam Wand over the Drip Tray. Press the Steam button then turn the Selector Control to the left 'Steam/Hot Water' position. The heating light will flash then illuminate completely. During this time, condensed water may purge from the Steam Wand before steam starts to flow. This is normal.







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When the machine creates steam, a pumping noise can be heard. This is normal.

Before inserting the Steam Wand into the milk, pause the steam by returning the Selector Control to the center 'Standby' position. Very quickly insert the tip of the Steam Wand ¼-¾"(1-2cm)below the surface of the milk, close to the right hand side of the jug at the

4 o’clock position. Very quickly turn the Selector Control back to the left 'Steam/ Hot Water' position. Pausing the steam avoids the milk splashing out of the jug (this pause function lasts for 5 seconds only).

Keep the tip just under the surface of the milk until the milk is spinning clockwise, producing a vortex (whirlpool effect).

With the milk spinning, slowly lower the jug. This will bring the tip of the Steam Wand to the surface of the milk & start to introduce air into the milk. You may have to gently break the surface

of the milk with the tip to get the milk spinning fast enough.

Keep the tip at or slightly below the surface, continuing to maintain the vortex. Texture the milk until sufficient volume is obtained.

Lift the jug to lower the tip beneath the surface, but keep the vortex of milk spinning. The milk is at the correct temperature (140-149°For60-65°C)when the jug is hot to touch.

Turn off steam BEFORE taking the tip out of the milk.

Set the jug to one side, immediately turn steam on to purge out any residual milk from the Steam Wand, then wipe the Steam Wand with a damp cloth.


Always clean the Steam Wand and Froth Enhancer after every use. Refer to 'Cleaning the Steam Wand & Froth Enhancer', page 21.

Tap the jug on the bench to collapse any bubbles.

Swirl the jug to "polish" and re-integratethe texture.

Pour milk directly into the espresso. The key is to work quickly, before the milk begins to separate.


You may hear a vibrating noise and notice water and steam is

automatically released into the Drip Tray. This is normal, it is the Auto Purge Function (see page 18).


If using the Froth Enhancer, do not allow milk to run over the top of the Enhancer otherwise it will not function properly.

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After texturing the milk, remove the Portafilter from the Group Head. Turn the Portafilter upside down and tap firmly to remove the used coffee puck.


Due to high water pressure in the Group Head, the used coffee puck will be wet after extraction. For a drier coffee puck, we recommend leaving the Portafilter in the Group Head while texturing milk. Once complete, remove the Portafilter then tap out the used coffee puck.

The Filters are firmly lodged inside the Portafilter to ensure they do not get dislodged when the coffee puck is tapped out of the Portafilter. To remove the Filter, grip the grooves on the Portafilter and lift the Filter out. Alternatively, use the edge of another Filter to leverage the Filter out of the Portafilter.

Rinse the Filter and Portafilter and allow to dry.







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For extracting espresso immediately after using the steam function, the machine features an auto purge function.

The auto purge function ensures the ground coffee will not be burnt by the initial water flow from the thermoblock heating system being too hot. The initial water is automatically released into the Drip Tray after steaming to ensure the thermoblock is at the optimal temperature for extracting espresso. Your espresso will always be extracted at the optimal temperature ensuring only the best flavors are extracted.

If you find water around the front of the machine, it may be the auto purge function. Ensure the Drip Tray is firmly pushed in place after extracting an espresso or using the steam and hot water functions. Empty the Drip Tray regularly.


The machine will automatically default to the Steam button when the machine is first turned on.

Both buttons cannot be operated at the same time.

To select steam, position the tip of the Steam Wand over the Drip Tray. Press the Steam button then turn the Selector Control to the left 'Steam/Hot Water' position. The heating light will flash then illuminate completely. During this time, condensed water may purge from the Steam Wand before steam starts to flow. This is normal.

To select hot water, remove the Froth Enhancer from the Steam Wand. Press the Hot Water button then turn the Selector Control to the left 'Steam/Hot Water' position. Hot water will dispense from the Steam Wand. Hot water can be used to pre-heatcups or to make Americanos, tea, hot chocolate or instant oatmeal.


The machine is not designed to supply large quantities of hot water. The more hot water dispensed, the cooler it becomes.

If the machine remains on, the last button used (Steam or Hot Water) will stay illuminated.


Always clean the Steam Wand and Froth Enhancer after every use. Refer to 'Cleaning the Steam Wand & Froth Enhancer', page 21.

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The flavor of your coffee will depend on many factors, such as the type of coffee beans, degree of roast, freshness, coarseness or fineness of the grind, dose of ground coffee, and tamping pressure. Experiment by adjusting these factors just one at a time to achieve the taste of your preference.

The Coffee

We recommend using freshly roasted coffee beans, with a 'roasted on' date and use within 2 weeks of 'roasted on’ date. The beans should be ground

immediately before brewing as ground coffee quickly loses its flavor and aroma.

Pre-groundcoffee can be used but should not be kept for longer than 1 week as flavor will diminish.

Store coffee (beans or pre-ground)in a cool, dark and dry container. Vacuum seal if possible. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Buy coffee (beans or pre-ground)in small batches to reduce the storage time and store no more than one weeks supply at any time.

The Grind

Always ensure the grind size of the coffee is suitable for espresso/

cappuccino machines. The grind size should be fine but not too fine. The grind size will affect the rate at which the water flows through the ground coffee in the Filter and the taste of the espresso.

If the grind is too fine (looks like powder and feels like flour when rubbed between fingers), the water will not flow through the coffee even when under pressure. The resulting espresso will be OVER EXTRACTED, dark in color and bitter in flavor.

If the grind is too coarse the water will flow through the ground coffee in the Filter too quickly. The resulting espresso will be UNDER EXTRACTED and lacking in color and flavor.