Breville Precision Brewer BDC450BSS Coffee Maker

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  • – Drip Coffee and Cold Brewer
  • – Single Cup Brewing Option
  • – Programming Options
  • – SCAA-rated Gold Cup
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Overview

Plain-jane drip brewers beware, the Breville Precision Brewer promises an extended featureset more robust than any brewer on the market. The Precision Brewer starts with a dedicated Gold Cup setting that meets all standards for SCAA certification, including a brew temperature between 198 and 204°, a total brew time under 8 minutes, and an even wetting of the coffee bed. Other dedicated drip brew modes include 'fast' for a quicker brew that raises flow rate, and 'strong' which lowers it. You also get a 'My Brew' setting that gives you direct control over bloom time, flow rate and temperature. Each mode accepts brew sizes between 8 and 60 ounces, and lets you adjust for #4 cone or regular flat bottom filters (or the included goldtone reusable basket filter). This extra-flexible basket design also opens up brew options not usually possible in regular drip brewers, including automatic cold brewing, over-ice brewing, and settings for automatic pour overs with a V60 or Melitta in place of the drip basket. If you're a lover of multiple brew methods, the Precision Brewer's multi-use design is sure to impress.

Features and Functionality

  • Gold Cup Certified - The Breville Precision Brewer recently passed certification as a Gold Cup Brewer by the SCAA!
  • Fast Brew - Need your coffee a little faster? A dedicated fast brew option speeds up the process by
  • Cold Brew, Ice Brew - Also packed in are brew settings for a 12-hour cold brew steep, or a hot brew with half the water for ice brewing.
  • Single Cup - A dedicated single cup option lets you brew up to a 20 oz. mug of coffee for those on-the-go mornings.
  • Cone or Flat Basket - The Precision Brewer comes with different baskets for different brew sizes, and includes both a flat bottom metal filter basket (paper filters also fit) and a #4 cone basket.
  • Programming - Customizable settings for bloom time, temperature, flow rate, and auto-start programming give you extra options to find your favorite brew.
  • Stainless Steel Carafe - Coffee stays warm for ages with the insulated stainless steel carafe.
Pros
  • Quality Coffee - Calibrated to brew at the SCAA-rated 198-204°, the Precision Brewer makes a seriously good cup of coffee.
  • Versatile - Drip coffee? Check. Single cup? Check. Cold Brew? Yep. Iced Coffee? Good to go. Multi-use brewers are awesome.
  • High-capacity - Being able to brew up to 60 ounces of coffee at a time is fantastic for guests, parties, or just the caffeine-deprived.
Cons
  • A Little Tall - Standing at just under 16 inches, the Precision Brewer is a little tall to fit under some cabinets.
  • Options Abound - While the amount of functionality available on the Precision Brewer is truly incredible, it's definitely not a 'simple' brewer. You'll be spending some time finding your ideal settings.

Specs

Manufacturer Breville
Model Number BDC450BSS
Width 12 inches
Depth 7.5 inches
Height 15.75 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.0000
Watts 1650W
Volts 120V
Material Metal and Plastic
Case Material Brushed Stainless Steel
Reservoir Size 60 ounces
Cup Clearance 8 inches
Cup Warmer No
Auto On Yes
Auto Shut Off Yes
Max/Min Ounces per Pot 60 Oz.
Warm Up: Brew Time No
Mid-Brew Interrupt Yes
Programmability Custom Drinks, Dose, Pre-infusion, Temperature
Available Carafe Styles Stainless Steel
Aroma Yes

Q&A

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I can't decide between this and the moccamaster. How about a crew review comparing the two to help me decide?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2017
Best Answer: Good idea! Stay tuned.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Sep 11, 2017
What's the pros/cons of this machine vs the Moccamaster?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2017
Best Answer: Great question!

Functionally, they both brew drip coffee excellently (both are SCAA Gold Cup certified).

The base Moccamaster has the benefit of a glass carafe and a mixing tube in the lid. The Technivorm is also easier to use (2 switches). That said, programming options are nonexistent, and you have limited options for brew size based on the model you are looking at.

The Precision Brewer is pretty much the polar opposite of the Technivorm. Lots of programming options, including options for single cups and other brew methods. You can control automatic programming, temperature, flow rate, bloom etc.—at the cost of more involved setup.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Sep 11, 2017
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How well does the pour over feature work? Is the V60 adapter included?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2017
Best Answer: The pour over adapter is not included, however you can register your Precision Brewer online (there is a unique code in each box) and receive the adapter for free! I believe this promo lasts through the end of 2017.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Sep 18, 2017
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This unit looks like a game changer in a sector of the coffee maker market that is poorly served but what is currently available - where form following function is totally absent. Is there any reason that it does not have a convection funnel like the Wilfa or Technivorm? This seemed to be a logical way to get an improved carafe of coffee.
Luigi on Sep 11, 2017
Best Answer: I agree, a mixing tube in the carafe would have been a nice touch. My guess is that they skipped it to keep the carafe more insulated
Reply (1) · Report · Joshua SStaff on Sep 11, 2017
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Is the optional glass carafe included or is it a special purchase? Will you be selling the glass carafe?
Rolando G on Sep 10, 2017
Best Answer: Hello! The glass carafe is not yet available! Stay tuned.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Sep 11, 2017
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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Breville espresso machines, grinders and blenders

Length: 2 Years (Oracle & Dual Boiler), 1 Year (All other new equipment), 6 months (Refurbished Models)

Who Supports the Warranty: Breville USA

Warranty Contact Information: 866-273-8455

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes (Excludes YouBrew)

Can SCG Repair? Yes; only as covered by SCG warranty. Read more about our repair services.

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


Care and Maintenance

  • Wash carafe and goldtone filter after every use.
  • Descale as needed, generally every 2 to 3 months.
  • Wipe case clean with a soft cloth as needed.

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