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Breville Milk Cafe Automatic Milk Frother, BMF600XL : Easy-to-use Breville Milk Cafe electric milk frother and hot chocolate maker uses rapid induction heating and spinning to create the smallest bubbles for the creamiest, frothed milk for all your favorite hot drinks. The Breville Milk Cafe infuses every cup of hot chocolate, latte and cappuccino with rich, silky deliciousness. Just choose a frothing disc, fill the electric chocolate pot with milk for 1 to 3 cups, select your desired temperature, then press start. Once the mixing starts, you can add hot chocolate mix, cocoa powder or chocolate flakes for rich, creamy hot chocolate or add chai tea, flavored syrups or honey for a variety of divine-tasting drinks. Variable temperature dial offers optimum milk temperature of 140 F, plus the cold stir setting blends cold or hot milk without heat. Choose the latte disc for creamy froth or cappuccino disc for extra froth (When the desired temperature is reached, the electric milk frother and hot chocolate maker will turn itself off. Includes a safety standby mode after 30 seconds of nonuse and boil dry/overheat protection. Stainless-steel pitcher with pouring spout is dishwasher-safe. Product Features Gentle and even induction heating and spinning creates the smallest bubbles for the creamiest, frothed milk Breville Milk Cafe uses induction heating for gentle, even heat distribution Easy-press start/stop button with adjustable temperature dial Variable temperature dial easily adjusts from warm to optimum 140 F to 165 F hot Cold stir setting froths milk without warming Quickly makes up to 3 cups of frothed milk Latte frothing disc swirls up smooth and silky milk Cappuccino frothing disc beats up thick and creamy froth Add hot chocolate, cocoa powder or flakes for rich, creamy hot chocolate or add chai tea, flavored syrups or honey Stainless-steel pitcher with interior measuring marks and pouring spout Measuring cap for determining amount and adding ingredients LED indictor flashes when the frothing cycle is activated Electric milk frother and hot chocolate maker turns itself off once desired temperature is reached Safety standby mode after 30 seconds of nonuse Boil dry/overheat protection Secure-fit pitcher with Breville Assist lid features a ring pull design for simple removal Built-in magnetic disc storage on back of unit Convenient cord storage in base; attachments store inside machine Breville Assist Plug finger-hole design ensures easy, safe removal from outlet All parts that come into contact with liquid/food are BPA-free UL approved Pitcher, lid, measuring cap and frothing discs are dishwasher-safe 1-year limited warranty Includes English/French instruction booklet with recipes for hot and iced chocolate, coffee and alcohol drinks
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
effective frothier
PostedOctober 13, 2012
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rick50
fromann arbor, mi
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
not quite as good as the commercial units-yet it still does a good job.
My Favorite Brandbreville
-2points
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 Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker with Built-In Grinder, BDC600XL
Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker with Built-In Grinder, BDC600XL
Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker with Built-In Grinder, BDC600XL : The Breville YouBrew sets the platinum standard for coffee maker automation, letting you select the beans, corresponding roast, precise strength and flavor, then grinds and brews automatically. Press the start button and the Breville digital coffee maker does the rest. Integrated burr grinder ensures maximum freshness from ground beans, and automatically activates the brewing process. With the exclusive Breville Brew IQ system, this coffee maker has Intelligent Dosing, grinding the precise amount of coffee beans according to brew size and strength you select. With five settings for strength, from mild to intense, and seven settings for flavor, this coffee maker adjusts steeping time to brew mild to bold, full-flavor coffee to please the most discriminating tastes of connoisseurs. This is the first drip coffee machine that is programmable to brew coffee into a single serving cup, the 12-cup thermal carafe, or a travel mug, with the clearance to accommodate tall insulated mugs for morning commutes. With this coffee maker, you can enjoy the same great coffee taste brewing a single cup, without sacrificing flavor. Large LCD screen on the user-friendly contoured panel displays "pre-heating" to indicate water heating and "brewing" for cycle in progress. Intelligent Pre-Heat function ensures water heats to the optimal temperature, extracting full coffee bean flavor, even when brewing smaller quantities. Brew pause activates automatically when you remove the carafe, without altering strength or flavor of coffee remaining to brew. Once the brew cycle is complete, ready signal sounds and "Empty Coffee Filter" flashes as a reminder to empty grounds, particularly useful when pre-programming for automatic start. LCD screen also indicates when water reservoir is empty and time to refill. Press the on button and the soft-opening, front-access basket swings out for easy filling to use pre-ground coffee. The best coffee requires enough time in hot water to brew full-bodied taste. This Breville digital coffee maker with thermal carafe brews coffee hot and the carafe keeps beverage hot for serving. Breville provides automation at a higher level, with LCD screen indicating when it is time to descale or clean the coffee chute. Easy-fill water reservoir features pop-up button and audible alert to prevent overfilling, and the LCD screen shows water level inside the reservoir. Includes gold-tone flat-base basket and burr cleaning brush. Removable drip tray accommodates direct brewing into travel mugs. Automatic shutoff. BPA-free parts. 1,100 watts. 1/2-lb. capacity bean hopper. Water reservoir holds 60-oz. Australian-based Breville sets the standard for advanced kitchen appliance performance and durability. Breville creates the new generation of heavy-duty, professional-grade countertop appliances for the home chef, with an eye for forward-thinking innovation, modern design and advanced technology. Product Features The premium coffee maker by Breville lets you select beans, roast, strength and flavor Press the start button and this advanced automated coffee maker does the rest Integrated burr grinder grinds whole beans prior to brewing, ensuring maximum freshness, flavor and aroma Breville Brew IQ system, features Intelligent Dosing, grinding the precise amount of coffee beans according to brew size and strength Intelligent Pre-Heat function ensures water heats to the optimal temperature, extracting full coffee bean flavor Five coffee strength settings, from mild to intense Seven flavor settings to customize taste, from mild to bold, automatically adjusting steeping time Programmable to brew coffee into a single serving cup, the 12-cup thermal carafe, or a travel mug Large LCD screen displays "pre-heating" to indicate water heating and "brewing" for cycle in progress Brew pause activates automatically when you remove the carafe LCD screen also shows water level inside reservoir, indicates when to descale or clean coffee chute Ready signal (with adjustable volume) alerts when brewing cycle is complete and LCD indicates "Empty Filter Basket" Programmable clock and auto start Press the on button and soft-opening, front-access basket swings out for easy filling to use pre-ground coffee Automatic shutoff Removable drip tray to brew directly into tall cups or travel mugs Gold-tone, flat-base basket filter Burr cleaning brush 12-cup double-wall, stainless-steel thermal carafe Easy, top-fill water reservoir with pop-up button and audible alert prevents overfilling BPA-free parts (in contact with water)
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Technical marvel and it makes great coffee
PostedOctober 5, 2012
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rick50
fromann arbor, mi
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
This customer did not provide a text review.
My Favorite BrandBreville
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
 
KitchenAid 2-Slice Toaster : The toaster ahead of its time, this KitchenAid, 2-slice toaster features a blue backlit LCD display highlighting the shade level of browning, and countdown to serving time. Engineered to recall and display the last shading level and function, this contemporary appliance toasts to exact standards every time. Change the shade level using the dial that adjusts from 1-7 settings for precise browning. Using the one-touch motorized control, you can raise or lower bread at the touch of a button. The extra-wide 1 1/2" slots feature interior racks that self-adjust, centering the rack width to keep thick or thin slices of bread, bagels, pastries or English muffins upright for even toasting. The unique bagel function on this toaster reduces power 50% on one side of the heating element to gently brown the outside of a bagel, while toasting the inside, preventing over-cooking. With the defrost button, frozen pastries are heated inside and toasted to perfection in minutes. Also features a cancel button to stop the toasting process. Cord wraps underneath the base for convenient storage. Removable crumb tray is dishwasher safe. Since the first stand mixer was introduced in the early 1900s, the KitchenAid brand has been acclaimed internationally for performance. These technologically-advanced appliances are sophisticated in design for the home chef. Product Features Advanced technology with an LCD display showing toasting progress and countdown to serving time Recalls and displays the last shading level and function to toast identically every time Change the browning level using the dial that adjusts from 1-7 settings One-touch motorized control to raise or lower bread at the touch of a button Extra-wide 1 1/2" slots feature interior racks that self-adjust, centering the rack width to keep thick or thin slices of bread, bagels, pastries or English muffins upright for even toasting Defrost function provides complete thawing of frozen waffles or pastries to ensure precise browning Bagel function reduces power 50% on one side of the heating element to gently brown the outside of a bagel, while toasting the inside Removable crumb tray Cancel button Cord tidy to wrap cord out of sight underneath the toaster base KitchenAid is acclaimed internationally for high performance appliances
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
PostedMay 17, 2011
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