Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve
Single-Serve espresso machines are perfect for individuals who want to savor the freshest cup of coffee each and every time and as effortless as possible.
The Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve is one solid example of such device with its incorporation of the famous K-Cup system of Keurig. Is it better than Keurig-made K-Cup brewers? Let’s find out.
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Looks and Feel
Tap the body of the Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve and you’ll notice the difference from typical coffee brewers.
Featuring a heavy duty stainless-steel body, the Breville BKC700XL is definitely tough and gives off a premium look that is not only nice to look at, but can stand years of use without degradation on its exterior.
At 10 x 13.2 x 13 inches, it’s actually smaller compared to some Keurig-made coffee makers while its weight of 19.3 lbs is understandable since the machine is made from steel.
1500-Watts, Quiet Pump Technology and Showerhead Spray
A 1500-Watt heating element is the workhorse of this machine which allows for some fast and efficient brewing of up to five different brew sizes.
The patented Quiet Pump Technology is the company’s answer to concerns of owners of older models about the loudness of their Breville machines when used. With the Breville BKC700XL, you will experience a much smoother brewing process thanks to the reduced sound output.
The Showerhead design of the water outlet at the brewing chamber makes distribution of hot water inside the K-Cup more balanced thus resulting to a more equal extraction that leads to a better tasting coffee.
LCD Panel with Digital Clock and Auto On/Off features, Five Brew strengths; Variable Brew temperature
The right side of the machine houses the control panel: An LCD panel with one large Brew button and four smaller ones below for Up, Down, Menu and OK. The Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve can be programmed to do a host of options: Brew size (5.25 oz to 11.25 oz), Brew temperature, On and Off periods and regular time.
One unique feature found on the Breville BKC700XL is the Iced Beverage setting, just push the button for this setting and place a large glass with ice underneath the brew head and the machine will dispense a 3 ½ ounce of concentrated coffee or tea.
Removable 60-ounce water tank, Charcoal Water Filter and My K-Cup option
The Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve sports a large water reservoir which is located at the side of the machine for easy access. At 60 oz max, this is plenty especially since the machine is meant for single-serve only.
As seen on other Breville products, this coffee maker also comes with its own charcoal water filter that reduces water impurities that can affect taste.
Lastly, the K-Cup option could come in handy during those periods when you feel like using your own coffee instead of the actual K-Cups. It even comes with its own measuring spoon specifically for this purpose.
Breville BKC700XL Pros
- Excellent Stainless Steel construction, Stylish design
- LCD screen, Programming features
- Plenty of options for size and temperature, Iced-Beverage feature
- Quiet Pump Technology
Breville BKC700XL Cons
- The temperature can only be set up to 192°F max
- A bit pricey
The Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve sets itself apart from others in its class with its solid design and construction and Quiet Pump technology.
As a single-serve machine, it does its work well. A very nice option indeed for those looking for a good, reliable K-Cup machine.
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