Out of 3 Ratings

Owner's of the Breville Espresso Maker BES870CBXL gave it a score of 4.7 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    5.0 out of 5
  • Durability

    5.0 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.0 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.33 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    5.0 out of 5
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After 5 minutes of continuous
steaming, the machine will
automatically disable the steam
function. The STEAM/HOT WATER
light will flash. When this
occurs return the dial to the
STANDBY position.
Hot Water
• Turn the STEAM/HOT WATER dial to
the HOT WATER position. The STEAM/
HOT WATER light will flash to
indicate the machine is heating to
create hot water.
• When the STEAM/HOT WATER light
stops flashing the hot water is up to
temperature. Hot water will pour
from the hot water outlet and can be
used for making Americanos and
pre-heating cups.
• To stop the hot water, return the dial to
the STANDBY position.
Immediately after the espresso, hot water
and steam functions, the machine will purge
water into the drip tray. This ensures the
thermocoil is at the optimal temperature.
Ensure the drip tray is firmly pushed
in place and emptied whenever the
Empty Me! indicator is displayed.
The machine automatically switches to
SLEEP MODE after 1 hour. During this time,
the POWER button light will flash slowly.
After 3 hours, the machine will switch to
To re-activate the machine, press any button
except for the POWER button. The POWER
button light will flash while the machine
re-heats. A pumping sound will be heard.
This is normal. When the machine has
reached the correct operating temperature,
the POWER button light will stop flashing
and all button lights on the control panel
will illuminate.
Adjusting Water Temperature
Different beans require a different water
temperature to extract their optimum flavor.
The Barista Express allows you to adjust
water temperature ±4°F in 2°F increments
from the default temperature.
To enter Advanced Temperature Mode:
1. Press the POWER button to switch
the machine off.
2. Press & hold the PROGRAM button,
then press the POWER button.
The machine will beep once. The
illuminated button will indicate the
current temperature selected. To
adjust the water temperature, press
one of the following buttons within
5 seconds of entering Advanced
Temperature Mode. The machine
will beep twice to confirm the
change. If no buttons are pressed
within 5 seconds after entering
Advanced Temperature Mode, no
change will be made & the machine
will return to STANDBY mode.
Default Temperature setting:
In Advanced Temperature Mode,
press the PROGRAM button.
Increase Water Temperature +2˚F:
In Advanced Temperature Mode,
press the 1 CUP button.
Increase Water Temperature +4˚F:
In Advanced Temperature Mode,
press the 2 CUP button.