Breville 800ESXL Review – Breville Espresso Machine 800ESXL

The Breville 800ESXL Review

The first thing you’ll notice when you lay your eyes on the Breville 800ESXL is the strong, heavy-duty appeal. It exudes with its solid steel construction.

The die-cast casing is beautifully designed yet maintains. That sturdy look and feel that just screams the word “tough”. At 110.25 x 12 x 12.5 inches. It is around the regular size of a typical espresso machine. Which means it fits most table tops and kitchens perfectly.

Premium Construction & Material

The body of the Breville 800ESXL, along with its controls. The tamping head is made from high-grade aluminum and zinc. In order to achieve the best from both in durability and performance, die-cast construction makes use of very high levels of heat to mold its metal. That giving the machines much more strength and toughness to its overall construction.

At 4.5 inch of clearance, the Breville 800ESXL can accommodate large cups and mugs. Which are often used for Americanos and Lattes? This and the clear line of sight of the filter make loading during operation easier and quicker.

Selector Dial

Breville 800ESXLFor control purposes, a die-cast Selector Dial has been integrated to enable the user to switch between steam, hot water, and Espresso.

The cool part about this deal is that when turned left. The option to alternate between steam and hot water is possible by utilizing the illuminating steel buttons.

Turn it to the right and you will have manual-type control. When making an Espresso, while the middle position is for the standby mode.

15-bar Triple Pump

The Breville 800ESXL features a unique 15-bar Triple Pump that releases three quick bursts of hot water directly to the filter head which leads to the expansion of Espresso pods or Ground coffee. This results in an increased pressure that enables the machine to extract a better amount of crema. That is needed for smooth-tasting and full-bodied brews.

ThermoBlock Heating System

By utilizing the patented ThermoBlock heating system, water is maintained at an optimal 204 degrees F during the extraction process.

A maximum temperature of 250 degrees F is achieved during steaming. When finished the unique Auto-Purge capability will release a measured amount of steam to bring the temperature back to its optimal level.

Patented Filter: Dual-Wall Crema Technology

Out of the box, the Breville 800ESXL comes with filters for single and double sizes. Along with the one for Pods. Each is made from solid steel and is engineered with Breville’s patented Dual-Wall Crema technology.

Breville designed this filter with 333 evenly-distributed pores on its first wall. While a single exit hole is the only thing incorporated on the second.

To explain the idea behind this, during operation, a back pressure builds up within the head’s insides. This pressure, when combined with the results of the Triple-Pump technology allows for a higher level of extraction. Which leads to more flavor and texture on the Espresso.

Breville 800ESXL vs Ranchilio Silvia

In order to compare the functions and features of the Breville 800ESXL versus the Ranchilio Silvia. just browse through our head to head comparison.


A removable water tank (75 oz max), cup warming tray. The Swivel Steam Wand with an integrated Froth enhancer. With a concealed storage compartment complete the over-all build of the Breville 800ESXL.

All in all, it is a beautifully-designed and well-engineered machine. Capable of making delicious Espressos with thick crema through the very simple operation. This makes the Breville 800ESXL easy to use and learn, perfect for those. who is just starting in the world of home-brewn Espressos?

Mr. Roy

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