We all deserve a flavorful and high-quality cup of espresso. Although you and I are more likely to choose pre-ground coffee for your homemade espresso, to coffee connoisseurs, whole beans are a better choice for the coffee experience.
And then, when the Breville YouBrew BDC600XL was introduced, I wondered if this is an effortless coffee maker solution that can help bring the most tasteful espresso?
To answer this question, let’s dive into our Breville BDC600XL review, get some insight about its design, features, and decide whether it is the destined device for you.
Overview of Breville YouBrew BDC600XL Coffee Maker
Another definitive version from Breville, the YouBrew BDC600XL, is a “bean-to-brew” solution for anyone who wants a cup of fresh coffee right at home. This robust stainless steel machine is versatile as it allows you to customize your favourite coffee. So how does it work? The Breville BDC600XL review will analyze it carefully with both pluses and minuses.
Key features of Breville YouBrew BDC600XL Coffee Maker
It blew us away to see the Breville YouBrew BDC600XL after the unboxing. It is impressively designed with stainless steel and plastic, bringing a modern and solid feeling. In addition, Breville YouBrew BDC600XL is a gigantic coffee maker of 16.3x9x14 inches, which is noteworthy as it may take quite a lot of space in your kitchen.
The stainless steel design ensures the durability of this coffee maker. It is featured with simple control buttons, making it pretty simple to use and operate. Also, this coffee maker has a stylish LCD screen, allowing you to know the existing water in the water tank. In addition, it can notice when you’ve put too much into the reservoir. The device will give an alarm.
2. The convenient built-in burr grinder
The Breville Bdc600xl coffee maker is featured with a Special Burr Grinder to grind the raw beans directly. You should find a transparent plastic hopper at the top of the grinder with up to 60 oz of beans. This hopper will then push the coffee bean directly into the grinder below through its funnel. Then, whenever you want a cup of coffee, The Breville Bdc600xl will satisfy you with freshness.
One thing to remind you when using YouBrew is that the plastic hopper should be cleaned frequently to avoid twisting locks in the hopper getting stuck because of ground beans. According to Breville, it is advised that you should periodically clean the grinder and hopper system.
3. Customize your own drinks
I like the wide range of options and program choices that YouBrew brings. For example, the coffee maker allows you to decide the size of the cup you want, from a single cup to the whole carafe. After that, you can choose the flavour of your coffee as there are 5 degrees of flavour available, from “Light” to “Bold”. It is because the device soaks the ground beans differently during the brewing process.
In addition, the Breville Bdc600xl coffee maker offers you seven coffee strength options, from “Mild” to “Intense”). You can also pre-program it to have the coffee at the right time with the Auto Start option.
4. Effective Filter System
Breville Bdc600xl coffee maker also features a filtering system. This gold-tone filter helps to reduce chemical contaminants and fine the bean grounds. Your coffee taste and quality will be much-improved thanks to this filter. Otherwise, you can filter paper. However, I suggest applying the filter of this coffee maker only as it helps keep the coffee’s unique flavour.
Breville BDC600XL is designed with an 1100 Watt engine that is sufficiently powerful to heat the water quickly and keep the heat through the brewing process. As a result, the average time for a complete brewing cycle of Breville BDC600XL is from 6 to 8 minutes, which meets the standard maximum time for quality coffee that SCAA recommends.
There is only one thing that I don’t enjoy about its performance. After several times choosing different flavours and strengths, it turned out that this coffee maker can heat the water to 195 degrees Fahrenheit which can considerably affect the quality of the coffee. However, the heat is still acceptable in the recommended temperature range from 195 degrees to 205 degrees of the SCAA.
With this Breville BDC600XL review, you now know how to have better and longer heating results by pre-warming the carafe with hot water before the brewing starts. With this tip, you can enjoy the hot coffee for hours.
Pros and cons
- Modern design
- Standard brewing process time
- Convenient built-in grinder with large capacity beans hopper
- Easy-to-operate control panel with buttons and LCD screen
- 7 coffee strength options and 5 cup sizes
- Quite noisy when grinding (mostly to new users)
- Requires proper care and frequent cleaning
It can’t be denied that Breville Youbrew BDC600XL is a truly versatile coffee maker with various customized options to choose from. With its built-in grinder, filtering system, pre-programs and easy-to-operate control panels, your coffee-making will be a joyful and simple task. Hopefully, our Breville BDC600XL review can help decide whether the coffee maker can meet your requirements.