Why Buy This Product?
The Breville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine features a PID controller that allows for an ideal temperature for your espresso. Staying true to its name, this unit can achieve steaming temperature for milk frothing at a single turn of the dial. The stainless steel design of the espresso maker makes it easy to clean and can improve the look of your kitchen countertop.
Breville is an Australian kitchen appliance maker that has a reputation across the world. Professional chefs and baristas enjoy the features as well as the function of the company’s products. On the other hand, no one is left out with Breville’s entry-level appliances that utilize the latest technology. The Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine is one of these products.
Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine makes a great cup of coffee with its PID controller that sets the proper temperature for your beverage. The machine creates high-temperature steam for frothing purposes. However, the unit has an auto-heat purge to prevent scalding hot water from producing espresso. In addition, the Duo Temp Pro Espresso’s design allows you to have all essential tools and cups in just one place for a tidy kitchen top.
Can you expect the Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine to give you great tasting coffee as high-end machines? Let us answer that question by taking a close look at Breville’s espresso machine.
Temperature is the key to getting a great tasting espresso. You want the beverage to be at 160°F- 165°F in your cup, which is hot enough for you to enjoy the drink. To make sure that the temperature is within the range, the Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine uses the PID tech system. This prevents fluctuation of heat as the machine brews your coffee.
Another key feature of the machine to keep the temperature of your espresso at an ideal range is its auto purge function. When you turn on the steam setting, the machine increases its temperature to froth your milk.
In other entry-level espresso machines, you need to allow the unit to cool down before using it to make a cup of espresso. Thanks to the auto purge function, you do not have to wait too long for the unit to cool down. The function gets rid of the hot water from the unit’s Thermocoil boiler and draws in water from the reservoir to get the proper temperature.
While talking about the steam function, the Duo Temp Pro machine can produce hot water instead of steam. You can switch the function with just a press of a button. You can also move the steam wand around to better direct the steam or hot water.
Duo Temp Pro also uses a pre-infusion method to increase the brewing capabilities of the machine by moisturizing your coffee grounds. This allows the ground to bloom, which gets rid of CO2 within the bean particles and allows moisture inside. By blooming the grounds, you get the most of the oil and flavor out of the particles when you brew your espresso.
The machine can also achieve low-pressure extraction of around nine bars. This is the best possible pressure to use in extracting the coffee from the ground puck. Nine bars results in a rich cream topping, which is not too bitter as other espresso machines that produce too much pressure.
Anyone can use the Duo Temp Pro easily because of its simplistic dial controls. Set the dial to the right to create steam for your milk while the opposite side will brew a cup of espresso. The minimalistic control area adds an attractive aesthetic to the Duo Temp Pro’s design.
When talking about the overall design of the Duo Temp Pro, it achieves a simple and professional look with its stainless steel surface. The important aspect of the machine’s design is how it fits most of the things you need for a cup of espresso.
The grind tamper accessory that you need to make pucks out of your grind is beside the coffee spout. Magnets hold this accessory in place. When you pull out the drip tray, you reveal a hidden compartment that contains different baskets suitable for grounds or beans. At the top of this machine is where you can store your coffee cups.
One part of the machine’s design we do not like is the water reservoir from behind the unit. This makes it awkward to remove the reservoir and refill it with fresh water. Other espresso machines have a water tank set beside the unit, which is easy to remove.
Another flaw of the Duo Temp Pro is the dual wall filter basket that catches coffee residues. If you allow the residue to be left alone, it will harden and clog the machine. Hardened residue can also be hard to clean.
Specs & Features
Breville’s Duo Temp Pro nails two key factors in a good espresso machine: temperature and pressure. The PID control and auto purge function will make sure that your espresso has the right temperature for you to drink it without hurting your lips or tongue. The pressure also creates a good cream at the top of your cup that looks appealing and has better flavor than what other espresso machines can make.
The only two issues of the machine are the basket and water reservoir. You can prevent the filter from clogging by cleaning it twice a week. In addition, placing the espresso machine in an open counter makes it easy for you to take out the reservoir from behind the unit. Overall, the Duo Temp Pro performs better than another entry-level espresso machine.