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About Breville coffee machines

Their microwaves performed very well in our New Zealand survey, and so did their coffee machines. Breville certainly has some satisfied customers among Kiwis.

When you want a quality coffee machine, you really do pay for it. Breville coffee machines range in price from $200 to $2,500. Our survey rated them four out of five stars for value for money, so you can trust that you are paying top dollar for top quality.

Another factor to consider in the customer satisfaction is convenience. With four stars for ease of use and cleaning, Breville coffee machines are convenient and also provide a great tasting coffee – as they received four stars in this category. Where they really topped the chart was in reliability; you’ll never go wrong with a reliable Breville machine in the house.

We can also give them credit for variety; Breville make a diverse range of manual, semi-automatic, fully automatic, and combination machines, as well as manufacturing Nespresso branded machines for Nespresso – New Zealand’s favourite coffee machine.

A brief history of the company

This company has interesting beginnings in radio of all places; the two founders Bill O’Brien and Harry Norville scraped together enough money to build and sell radios to families in the 1930s. The radios were the center of family life – it was both entertainment and a connection with the rest of the world.

When TV came onto the scene in 1951, the radio division was sold and Breville focused on innovation for everyday living. To continue doing this, Bill’s son John established a research and development centre to continue this innovation, design, and invention.

The research and development centre became the birthplace of many iconic Breville appliances such as their Kitchen Wizz food processor, the Snack ‘n Sandwich maker, and of course, their coffee machines.

The Range

Breville has a sizeable range of coffee machines, with seven current models available. They range from being fairly basic and controlled by you, to being almost entirely automatic so all you have to do is move the cup.

As well as smart coffee machines that control water and stem pressure to help you create the perfect cup, there are a range of accessories to go with your Breville machine including grinders, portafiller, knock boxes, and a cleaning kit to keep your machine like new.

Best of all, the Breville machines come in three colours that can suit any modern kitchen. Rather than giving machines garish colours, there are the sensible option of silver, red, or black for most models.

However, if you do want a bright pink coffee machine, Breville do make limited edition colours for their Nespresso machines.

Being manual coffee machines, you can feel like a professional barista when you make your morning coffee just the way you like it with your Breville machine.

Other coffee machine brands we rated

Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who had recently bought a coffee machine. ­­­391 consumers were surveyed on their coffee machine purchase.

The other coffee machine brands in this year’s survey are:

  • De’Longhi
  • Nespresso
  • Sunbeam

You can view the coffee machine survey results here.

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