Replaced our 8 yr Delonghi Magnifica-that we enjoyed til it died...Purchased Breville after much research. Agree it takes a learning curve... but worth the time and investment. Discovered although Delonghi was convenient almost automatic-expresso not as good as Breville.
I love this machine. I’m new to making coffee like this as I had just gone into coffee shops everyday, but after a couple of trips to Europe I had developed an interest in doing it on my own, and saving money! Couldn’t have made a better decision! Coffee is amazing and I’ve saved hundreds of dollars already in just a few weeks! This machine takes a minute to figure out (or maybe it’s just me), but it’s fairly simple and after making it a few times, you get the knack for it. Highly recommend this machine.
This is my first espresso machine so I have nothing to compare it to but so far so good.
This is by far the best gift I’ve gotten for my husband! We both love everything about this machine! The ease of using it... the perfect brew and flavor every single time! I used to go to Starbucks daily... haven’t been there since we got this! I love being my own barista! Do yourself a favor and look no further!
Everything works just as it's supposed to, so consistent with Breville quality. The only aspect I didn't anticipate is the height of the machine - it won't fit beneath the cupboard above my kitchen counter. A "knock box" is a nice accessory to add to your order.