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Breville Bambino Espresso Machine

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Brew easy with Breville's Bambino Espresso Machine. Built to fit any budget, the Bambino BES450 offers easy espresso in a pint-sized package. The Bambino begins with a minimal 2-button control scheme coupled with Breville's unique Thermojet heating system—promising piping warm shots seconds after start-up. Milk is managed with a classic one-hole steam wand for repeatable milk texturing exactly as you like it. Best of all, the Bambino comes equipped with pressurized and unpressurized brew baskets for no-fuss extractions, letting it work even with preground coffees.

  • Skill Level

    Beginner: Simple controls and forgiving pressurized baskets help new users brew better.

    Intermediate: For the daily barista looking for finer shot controls and higher machine quality.

    Expert: For the espresso enthusiast who needs premium components and cutting-edge brew features.

  • Programming

    Manual: Manual dosing and steaming puts drink quality in your hands.

    Moderate: Espresso programming adds consistency to every drink you make.

    Automatic: Automated brewing and steaming make espresso even easier.

  • Size

    Compact: 8" Width or less

    Mid-Size: 8-12" Width

    Full-Size: 12" Width or more

  • Temp Control

    Single Boiler: A single boiler handles both brewing and steaming.

    Double Boiler: Dedicated brew and steam boilers allow for increased consistency.

    Thermoblock: A quick-heating boiler alternative for faster warm-up times.

    Heat Exchanger: Flash-heated brew water and a large steam boiler lets you brew and steam simultaneously.

    Boiler+Thermoblock: A traditional boiler for brewing with a thermoblock for instant steaming.

    Double Thermoblock: Two dedicated thermoblocks offer instant brewing and steaming.

  • Compact: The Bambino's slim footprint lets it tuck under cabinets right next to your other appliances.
  • Timed Dosing: Set and save your ideal single and double shot times.
  • Manual Steam: Unlike the larger Bambino Plus, the Bambino does not come with an automatic steam wand.
  • Hot Water: A dedicated hot water button pulls from the steam wand for tea or Americanos.
  • Pressurized Baskets Only: The Bambino comes with pressurized and unpressurized single and double baskets for effortless shot pulling.
    • Pros
      • Entry Level Espresso: The clean design and simplistic operation make the Bambino a joy to use for the espresso novice.
      • Hot Water: The addition of a hot water button goes a long way toward making this more usable for longer coffee drinks.
    • Cons
      • Basic Operation: Affordability comes at a price, gone are the Bambino Plus' temperature adjustments and auto-steam wand.
      • Compromised Finish: To reach this entry-level price point, the Bambino sacrifices a few visual niceties, like the chrome group shroud—as well as some internal ones, like a 3-way solenoid valve.

About Breville

Breville’s range of espresso machines, drip brewers, and grinders seek to make gourmet coffee easier in the home. From the perfect starter espresso machine to smart, powerful brewers, Breville brings something for everyone. Founded in 1932, Breville is known for producing espresso machines, drip brewers, and grinders that embrace usability without sacrificing performance.

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  • Manufacturer
  • Skill Level
  • Model Number
  • Width
    7.75 inches
  • Depth
    12.75 inches
  • Height
    12.5 inches
  • Product Weight (lbs.)
  • Watts
    1560 W
  • Volts
    120 V
  • Programmability
    Shot Time
  • Case Material
  • Boiler Material
    Stainless Steel
  • Cup Clearance
    4 inches
  • Reservoir Size
    48 ounces
  • Solenoid Valve
  • Cup Tray
  • Portafilter Size
  • Available Portafilters
  • Warm Up: Brew Time
    6 seconds
  • Boiler Design
  • Pod Friendly
  • Water Sources
    Reservoir/Internal Tank
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Auto On
  • Material
    Metal and Plastic

Warranty Information

What it Covers: Breville espresso machines, grinders and blenders

Length: 2 Years (Covers Bambino Plus, Barista Pro, Barista Express Impress, Barista Touch, Barista Touch Impress, Dual Boiler, Dynamic Duo, Oracle, Oracle Touch, and Precision Brewers), 1 Year (Covers Bambino, Barista Express, Grind Control, Milk Cafe, and Smart Grinder Pro)

Who Supports the Warranty: Breville USA

Warranty Contact Information: 866-273-8455

Can SCG Repair? Yes (excluding Bambino models and grinders) Read more about our repair services.

Note: Please register your product with Breville for warranty support.

User Manual

Breville Bambino User Manual

Questions & Answers