I purchase the 800ESXL model, 3 or 4 years ago after searching online for a reviews on a reasonably priced Expresso machine. It has serve me well for the time being, but few weeks ago out of no where it stop functioning, on a Saturday while we had guess. The previous day it was working great and first thing you know is the next day it's gone. I brought it to a local service centre and they asked me 255$ + taxes to fix it, I mean that is almost the price of a brand new unit. This machine was making the best coffee ever, but in all the Expresso machine I owned, it's the one that had the shortest life span. The average life of the other brand I owned where 7- 10 years with out any repairs. I'm going to try to find the parts online and fix it myself otherwise, I'm going to get another Expresso Machine, I cant say if I will buy a Breville again. I'm going to spend a bit more on the next Expresso machine. I had regular coffee machine that were purchase for less than 50$ and never failed. I know that Expresso machine can cost thousand of $$$ and are like Ferrari's, but I never owned a Ferrari and had cars that lasted many years, without costing the purchase price to get fixed.
Montreal, QC, Canada