Breville BDC600XL YouBrew Review

Breville BDC600XL Review

The Breville YouBrew® (model#BDC600XL) is a fully automatic, 12-cup capacity drip-type coffee machine that takes pride in being the first programmable coffee machine that has the capability to customize the strength and flavor of your coffee brew according to the size of your container.

It also features an integrated half pound capacity burr grinder that grinds your choice of beans to the optimal size and also allows users to choose their desired brew strength with 7 settings as well as 5 customized flavor settings.

Perfect for People Who…

The Breville BDC600XL is the perfect choice to have if you are in the market for a fully automated coffee machine that can take the guesswork out of creating the perfect cup everytime. This convenience would make it appear like having a barista inside the machine itself since the fully automated feature saves time and energy without sacrificing the quality of your coffee.

Looks and Feel…

Breville BDC600XL Looks

The Breville BDC600XL has an elegant and durable brushed stainless steel finish that would go well with any kitchen set-up. But make sure to make some room for it as it measures in with a 9” depth, 14″ wide and a little over 16” tall. It also packs 1100W of brewing power and has swing-out door for easy access to the removable coffee basket.

The control panel located on top of the machine is slightly angled so you can easily see the round selection buttons which are properly spaced on the face panel. A rectangular LCD with a soft-blue lighting also serves to show time and brewing progress well as the water level.

There is a 7.5″ clearance from the drip tray to the brew basket to accommodate tall mugs. Other accessories included in every package such as a gold-tone coffee filter, a cleaning brush for grinder and chute, a 12-cup thermal carafe, and a one-year limited warranty coverage from defect in product material or workmanship.

BrewIQ™ System

Breville’s patented BrewIQ™ System feature ensures that the right balance of coffee and water is met at the optimum temperature for brewing so that every single cup you get out of the Breville BDC600XL is as perfect as can be.

Brew Pause Feature

Breville BDC600XL Pause Feature

The Breville BDC600XL has a brew pause feature which allows you to sneak in a cup of coffee before the brewing cycle is complete.

Swing-out Door with Safety Interlock

Taking a page of features found in their food processor line, Breville has installed a swing-out door with safety interlock feature for the Breville BDC600XL. This safety system effectively prevents the machine from operating if the swing-out door of the coffee basket is not properly closed.

Breville BDC600XL Pros

  • Elegant finish
  • Sturdy base and high quality BPA-free components
  • Fully automated allows for customized versatility
  • Variety of adjustable brew settings
  • Easy to use control panel layout
  • Offers excellent value for what it’s worth making it one of, if not the best, automated all-in-one coffee grinder/brewer

Breville BDC600XL Cons

  • Its size will take up precious counter space
  • Mediocre warranty coverage for a sophisticated machine
  • No heating plate to keep your coffee warm for a bit longer
  • Needs regular maintenance to avoid electronics hardware malfunction
  • No available glass carafe or any indicator to know the amount of contents inside the carafe


From programmable timers and settings to safety features, the Breville BDC600XL is one coffee machine that has set the bar high for other fully automated types to look up to and chase for. But along with raising the bar comes a higher price which may be a disadvantage considering there are cheaper and capable alternatives that can be had for less than $200.

However way you put it, this is still an expensive piece of coffee making equipment though if you don’t mind paying for the price to experience the convenience, technological features, and declared results, then by all means get one.

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Product Name: Breville BDC600XL
Product Rating: 4
Summary: Breville BDC600XL
Reviewed by: patrick
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