Breville Dual Boiler BES920 Review

Breville Dual Boiler BES920
Overall Rating
92
Coffee Quality (40%)
92
Design & Features (20%)
92
Durability (20%)
92
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
Breville's least expensive machine with dual boilers, the aptly-named Dual Boiler with PID temp control lets you extract/steam simultaneously for faster milk-based beverages but lacks the HX steam boiler of the Oracles.
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Key Features of the Breville Dual Boiler BES920

Key Features of Breville Dual Boiler BES920

FeatureSpecification
Machine typeSemi-automatic
Integrated grinderNone
Water Reservoir84 oz
Portafilter size58mm
Portafilters included2x single-wall/non-pressurized (1 and 2 cups) + 2x double-wall/pressurized (1 and 2 cups)
Boiler typeDual Thermoblock
Frother360 degree swivel wand
Brew sizesSingle and double espresso with manual volume control
Pre-infusionYes
DisplayBlue backlit LCD display (not touch) + 4 buttons + pressure gauge
Specialty beverage buttonsNone
Adjustable exit valvesNo, fixed 4" cup clearance
Dose size selectorManual dosing
Temperature control5 brew temp levels (190°-205°F)
Strength controlVia grind size, dose size, and brew temp
Auto-offSleep mode (after 1 hour) and Auto Off mode (after 4 hours)
Spent puck drawerNone
Drip trayRemovable
Warranty2 years
Case materialStainless steel
Dimensions16.3"W x 15.0"D x 15.0"H
Weight30 lbs
Power1700W

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Breville Dual Boiler BES920
Breville's least expensive machine with dual boilers, the aptly-named Dual Boiler with PID temp control lets you extract/steam simultaneously for faster milk-based beverages but lacks the HX steam boiler of the Oracles.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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