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BES900XL Dual Boiler Semi Automatic Espresso Machine
BES 900XL Dual Broiler Semi-Automatic Espresso MakerModel: BES900XL Dual Boiler Semi Automatic Espresso Machine
Dimensions / Weight: 16 x 14.2 x 16 / 37 lbs
The art of brewing perfect espresso requires perfect temperature and pressure control. This must occur every time to produce exceptional espresso consistently. The BES900XL is adjustable between 190 and 204 degrees Fahrenheit. The system uses dual stainless steel broilers. One of the broilers is dedicated to roasting the beans at precise temperatures while the second broiler produces steam that is available on-demand. This allows you to extract your shot at the optimal temperature and steam milk to restaurant quality.
The BES900XL is also equipped with a over pressure valve which limits the 15 bar pressure system. This enables the machine to eliminate bitter tasting flavors present through un-even extraction.
BES900XL Dual Boiler Semi Automatic Espresso Machine Reviews
The overwhelming majority of the reviews on the BES 900XL Espresso Machine are excellent. The majority of the reviews site overall innovation as the most impressive feature. The BES 900XL is an easy-to-use espresso machine that produces restaurant quality espresso at home. The BES 900XL has a built-in memory system so that once you figure out your favorite mix, the system will remember it so you can duplicate the results any time you want. The most often mentioned complaint is this unit requires a professional servicing every 3-4 years. It must be shipped to an authorized company repair station.
DeLonghi ESAM3500.N Magnifica Digital Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine
Product: ESAM3500.N Magnifica Digital Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine
Dimensions / Weight: 15 x 11 x 14 inches / 31 lbs
The ESAM3500.N Magnifica Digital Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine is an automatic, easy-to-use espresso machine and coffee maker. This versatile unit can produce espresso, coffee, cappuccinos and latte drinks.
The EASM 3500 is digitally programmable for brewing in the future or turning off the equipment at a preset time. The unit can be programmed to stay at a per-determined temperature so regardless of how often you want a perfect cup of coffee, it is available at the right condition. There are 5 different settings for extra mild, mild, regular, strong and extra strong. There are also 3 different settings for ristretto (small), espresso (medium) and large (American coffee).
The EASM 3500 unit is an 1150 watt machine that has a 7 ounce bean container and a 60 ounce water reservoir. It has a dual broiler. Its 25 ounce milk container allows it to produce steamed milk for lattes or frothed milk for cappuccino. It even has a conical grinder to automatically grind the beans just before making the espresso for exceptionally aromatic coffee.
The design is such that it can easily accommodate 12-ounce, demitasse, or espresso cups.
ESAM3500.N Magnifica Digital Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine Reviews
The reviews of the ESAM3500 Espresso/Coffee Machine are consistently high. Innovative design and ease of use are the most mentioned factors. Most reviewers sited that the operation is very intuitive and reading the manual, although recommended is not a necessity to make your first cup of espresso coffee. The limited number of bad reviews mention out-of-the-box problems. Although these are limited, repair time and expense is high. Apparently you either get a good one or a bad one. I recommend thorough testing immediately to ensure you have a good unit. If you find problems, return it immediately for a replacement.