Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker with Built-In Grinder, BDC600XL
The premium coffee maker--you select the coffee beans, strength and flavor and this machine grinds and brews perfect coffee flavor. The premium coffee maker by Breville lets you select beans, roast, strength and flavor. Press the start button and this advanced automated coffee maker does the rest. Integrated burr grinder grinds whole beans prior to brewing, ensuring maximum freshness, flavor and aroma. Breville Brew IQ system, features Intelligent Dosing, grinding the precise amount of coffee beans according to brew size and strength. Intelligent Pre-Heat function ensures water heats to the optimal temperature, extracting full coffee bean flavor. Five coffee strength settings, from mild to intense. Seven flavor settings to customize taste, from mild to bold, automatically adjusting steeping time. Programmable to brew coffee into a single serving cup, the 12-cup thermal carafe, or a travel mug. Large LCD screen displays "pre-heating" to indicate water heating and "brewing" for cycle in progress. Brew pause activates automatically when you remove the carafe. LCD screen also shows water level inside reservoir, indicates when to descale or clean coffee chute. Ready signal (with adjustable volume) alerts when brewing cycle is complete and LCD indicates "Empty Filter Basket". Programmable clock and auto start. Press the on button and soft-opening, front-access basket swings out for easy filling to use pre-ground coffee. Automatic shutoff. Removable drip tray to brew directly into tall cups or travel mugs. Gold-tone, flat-base basket filter. Burr cleaning brush. 12-cup double-wall, stainless-steel thermal carafe. Easy, top-fill water reservoir with pop-up button and audible alert prevents overfilling. BPA-free parts (in contact with water)
Overall Product Rating
Anonymous - Review from Chefs
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!I bought this brewer through Chef's Catalog last July. The timer on it loses time and I need to set it a half hour or more ahead of time to start brewing at the time I want. I need to do this at least once a month. I contacted Breville and they said they'd replace it as it is a software issue however it would take SIX MONTHS to fix the software issue. It's now been over 6 months and nothing from Breville. I don't even want a replacement - the unit doesn't allow for really changing strength on the self grind setting so unless you like your coffe very strong on the weakest setting then you won't enjoy it. Also, the markings on the carafe and the top of the fill cap have rubbed off so it's difficult to align the carafe cover after cleaning it for reuse the next day. And it just bespeaks the shoddy workmanship of the product when the fill cap markings just rub off with very gentle usage. I would have expected Breville to have built a much better maker especially for the amount of money it costs but this unit is awful and I am going to go back to my old Cuisinart (for a lot less money) that lasted for years. Extremely disappointed in wasting almost $300 on this product.
Anonymous - Review from Chefs
Poor coffee engineeringUsed an 11 oz bag of coffee beans in three (3) pots.The coffee basket is not large enough for the automatic grindings of a full carafe. Found out this issue on my first 12 cup carafe and confirmed it with an article in Cook's Illustrated magazine.Coffee is bitter and everything must be pre-heated (to include the carafe or cup) before brewing.Good idea but poorly executed.
Caddie - Review from Chefs
"YouBrewed This?....Yes I Did!"We read many reviews and even watched a few videos before buying the Breville YouBrew. The YouBrew is no doubt worth every penny. We purchased the stainless carafe and couldnt be happier. Needless to say unless you store your carafe in the refrigerator, it comes out plenty hot, not to mention very flavorful. YouBrew is far better than our old automatic mill and brew style coffee maker in craftsmanship, performance, and product quality...no comparison really. We first thought the bean hopper was a little small, but after using it, the size is perfect and allows for a fresher rotation of beans for the best brew every time. Imagine being able to adjust the strength and the amount of coffee you brew, from a cup size...to a travel size...to a full carafe. The money you save in drive through coffee purchases for the quality of coffee the YouBrew makes will absolutely spoil you--How can you beat that? Buy the YouBrew, pick an average quality bean, try it out, then go back and taste that overated cafe coffee you liked so much...again no comparison. The YouBrew makes even an average bean taste better.Thank You Breville!
chicagojem - Review from Chefs
Short LivedWhen this coffee maker worked, I thought it was the best coffee maker ever. After several months of use the bean grider stopped working. After another month the water level gauge stopped working. Now, no matter what settings use, I can only brew a single cup of coffee.The coffee pot keeps the coffee hot but it is a horrible design. It is almost impossible to get the last few cups out with/out making a complete mess.Stay away from this product.
Diane57 - Review from Chefs
Not so "hot" coffeeMy burr coffee grinder needed to be replaced, so I thought I would try a coffee maker with a grinder built right inside. Although the convenience of having the grinder built right into the coffee maker is a plus, I felt overall this product needs some fine tuning. First, they recommend rinsing the carafe with hot water before brewing your coffee, if you want "hot" coffee. This is not an alternative if using the pre-programing cycle. Initially you have semi-hot coffee, but the coffee does not stay hot for any extended amount of time. Next, after each brewing cycle you are supposed to empty the grounds from the basket, ( and a little flashing "empty basket" tells you so), but if you forget to replace the filter and you make another pot of coffee at any point after that, you have quite a mess!!! (The machine doesn't tell you that there is no filter in the basket) Also, because the carafe is stainless, and you cannot see the coffee in it, if you forget to empty any old coffee from the pot before brewing another, you also have a mess!!! Next, I found it hard to regulate the strength of the coffee, and the grounds made quite a mess in the basket, overflowing over the filter. Overall, this product needs some tweeking. I will be searching for another product.
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