Breville Coffee Maker

Breville BKC600XL & Breville BKC700XL

Breville BKC600XL and BKC700XL are one of the best single cup coffee machines around and they have very good customer reviews. Since these two models are very similar, I will first talk about BKC600XL before going into features available only in the new BKC700XL version.

Breville Coffee Maker BKC700XL The Breville coffee makers brew coffee in the same way as the Keurig coffee brewers. In fact, you can think of Breville BKC600XL as an upgrade from Keurig B70.

To make coffee, you open the lid, insert a K-cup, shut the lid, press a button and in less than a minute your cup of coffee is ready for you. There is such a variety of K-cups available that you should not have ane problem to find many different flavors that suit your taste.

You can also use your own ground coffee. The Breville coffee maker comes with a reusable container called My K-Cup. Just put your favorite ground coffee into My K-cup and insert it into the coffee maker instead of an ordinary K-cup.

You can also use this coffee maker as a hot water dispenser. That is handy when you want to make tea or instant soup.

Main features of Breville BKC600XL

Keurig vs Breville

The Breville coffee maker is using the same brewing technology as Keurig B70. It is is about $100 more expensive than Keurig B70. So what do you get for your money? If you cannot decide between Keurig and Breville then watch this excellent review. It compares Breville BKC700XL with Keurig B70. It is very useful to read the comments there too.

Difference between Breville BKC600XL and BKC700XL

Breville BKC600XL Breville BKC700XL

BKC700XL is the latest version of the Breville single serve coffee maker. The most important feature that is new in BKC700XL is the ability to make iced coffee. There is new "iced beverage" setting that brews 3.25oz of strong coffee. To make your iced coffee you brew your coffee directly into a glass filled with ice. This is a handy feature to have.

Another difference is that BKC700XL uses new pump technology which means that it is considerably quieter than the old model. There is much less vibration and noise when the machine pumps water - something that users appreciate a lot.

Apart from these two things, the two models are almost identical. There is however one difference that has annoyed several users. The old model (BKC600XL on the left) had a very nice blue-lit LCD display that most people really liked. Now, with the BKC700XL (on the right), the display light is white rather than blue. A number of customers are not happy about this change, so it might have been a bad move on Breville's part.

All in all, Breville BKC600XL and Breville BKC700XL are excellent single serve coffee makers - especially if you consider Breville's reputation for making high-quality, durable products. Have a look this video to see the Breville coffee maker in action.

Further Reading

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