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Breville BKC700XL Coffee Brewer Review

This is a solid, customizable Keurig coffee brewer, but $250 may be too much for some.

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Design Overview

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A solid design with numerous controls and large reservoir will help the Breville BKC700XL stand out.

Brewing Chamber

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The brewing chamber opens and closes easily.

The Breville BKC700XL's brewing chamber is fairly standard for a Keurig brewer. You need to flip up the silver arm and the the K-Cup tray will pop out of the machine. This is also where you place the My K-Cup filter.

Controls

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You can pick the brew size and temperature with the LED-backlit menu.

On the right side of the Breville BKC700XL is an LCD screen with "brew", "menu", "ok", and vertical arrow buttons beneath it. With the menu button, you can select from a stronger small cup (5.25 ounce serving), small mug (7.25 ounce serving), a large mug (9.25 ounce serving), a travel mug (11.25 ounce serving), or iced beverage setting (3.25 ounce serving).

Users should note that if the brew button is not pressed in 60 seconds, the LCD screen will read "open head" and the brew button will be disabled to prevent accidental activation. To re-activate the brew sequence, open the brewing chamber by raising and lowering the arm completely.

Reservoir

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The water reservoir can either be filled while still attached to the machine or removed and filled in your sink.

Users will be able to drink about 10 cups before having to refill the 1.7 liter reservoir.

In the Box

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In addition to the My K-Cup feature, the BKC700XL includes an extra filter and more K-Cups.

As is the case with most Keurig brewers, the Breville BKC700XL comes with the standard yellow box full of 12 K-Cups. It comes with a charcoal water filter and filter holder—both of which you place inside the water reservoir. Breville recommends that you clean the water filter regularly and replace the charcoal filter about every two months. There is also the My K-Cup filter and the coffee scooper located inside the brewer on the top right.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
  5. Cuisinart SS-700 Comparison
  6. Keurig Platinum B70 Comparison
  7. Flavia J10NBK Fusion Comparison
  8. Conclusion
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