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If you are truly on lookout for the best espresso machine, then the Breville BES900XL would definitely have to be the best choice for you. Allowing users with one of the widest range of features and double boiler system, the Breville BES900XL is designed to satisfy your die hard thirst for that perfect cup of Italian Espresso.Espresso machines are just like any other product. There are some brand names that are good and there are others who just manage to scrape by.But how often can truly you say that you have met the best automatic espresso machine out there today? The Espresso machines I have reviewed over the years, always performed decently in my books. But today, I can finally say that at last I have come across a machine which did everything right to impress me in ways I thought was never possible. Coming in as one of the best espresso machines in my books, the Breville BES900XL is by far one of the most impressive machines I have managed to come across so far. And what surprised me the most was the sheer fact that it wasn’t only an espresso machine which just sat there looking good, but its long list of features actually lived up to its claims.The reason why I say that is only because in my tenure as an espresso machine reviewer, I have come across countless espresso machines of every type and kind. But I have rarely come across a machine which looks good and performs exceptionally to for my cup of Italian Espresso. And the Breville BES900XL truly did that in more ways than one. Specs Sheet Before buying any espresso machine, it is quite common for users to go over the list of Spec Sheet no matter how brief it is. But how would you feel if your espresso machine didn’t do anything right, to actually live up to the list of promised features?Well, say goodbye to that though, because the Breville has put out their best foot forward with the Breville BES900XL, which lives up to its spec sheet in every possible way. In a nutshell, the Breville BES900XL is: The PositivesNow that we have all the basic features covered, I can move to the part what I liked most about the Breville BES900XL because why else would I do a review on it?The first thing which attracted me the most about the Breville BES900XL would have to be it’s out of this world look. The overall stainless steel body gives the Breville BES900XL a unique look, which you have to admit, can captivate anyone’s imagination. And I would have to admit that, the Breville BES900XL is by far one of the best looking machines I have seen in a long, long time.If you thought that the Breville BES900XL just sat there looking pretty and did nothing much to impress then think again, because this one of the most powerful machines you will ever come across. The dual boiler dedicated to steam and espresso gives the Breville BES900XL some much needed edge over the competition and I this is a feature which I have rarely seen in non-commercial espresso machines. Because of the dual boiler unit, users can always rest assured that they will be served only the highest quality of Italian Espresso with every serving and the best part of it all is the sheet consistency delivered with every shot.The LCD display with programmable buttons also acts as the icing on top for the Breville BES900XL, which makes life a whole lot easier for the user and remembers your favorite choices every single time, keeping your favorite cup of espresso only a buttons push away. The Negatives For me the only downside with this mechanical monstrosity would have to be the missing inbuilt grinder, which would have significantly reduced the effort of grinding the beans to perfection every single time you want a cup of espresso. But if you don’t mind grinding your own beans to perfections, then the Breville BES900XL is truly an espresso machine you should not miss out on.The Bottom Line After reviewing all the ins and outs of the Breville BES900XL, the bottom line for me would have to be that if you truly want a professional espresso machine, then perhaps there are only a handful of machines like the Breville BES900XL which will give you all your money’s worth. And it doesn’t matter if you’re an average drinker or a coffee connoisseur, the Breville BES900XL is surely worth giving a shot.
Henry J. Fromage November 25, 2014 Leave a comment 3,342 ViewsDrinking GameTake a Drink: whenever Charlton Heston says something cynicalTake a Drink: for each new species discoveredTake a Drink: every time an ape denigrates a human or treats one like an animalTake a Drink: every time Heston has to get physicalDo a Shot: “Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!”How many beers do you recommend for this movie? Loading...Movie ReviewBy: Henry J. Fromage (Two Beers) –Since I live in Russia, I have two options for watching new releases. Go to the theater and listen to some hilariously mismatched doofus overdub the dialogue in Russian, or wait until a film hits DVD several months down the line.Or watch some kid have a seizure with his smartphone, I guess.Perhaps my most anticipated film of the summer was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and with it hitting DVD in a few weeks, I figured there was no time like the present to marathon the original series, which I’ve only seen bits and pieces of. It all kicks off when three astronauts led by Colonel Taylor (Charlton Heston) crash on a mysterious planet. They discover primitive humanoids soon after, and then the true rulers of the planet… Apes!A ToastI was obviously familiar with the famous ape makeup and bigger moments of the film (“You damn dirty ape!”, the ending, etc) which led me to believe this would be a fun but schlocky sci-fi romp. So, I was not prepared for how inventive, boundary pushing, and just damn good-looking Planet of the Apes would be.Director Franklin J. Schaffner oversees a beautiful film, from its shining production design to its intriguing cinematography from DP Leon Shamroy, full of Panavision vistas of its American Southwest location, shot so wide as to be almost fisheye at times, accentuating the alien nature of this stark landscape. Jerry Goldsmith contributes a discordant, sometimes almost frantic, and always intriguingly deployed score that must have freaked any 1968 moviegoers who made the mistake of watching this high right the fuck out.Better than any DARE PSAOberst mentioned in his excellent rundown of the sequels that the original feels like an extended extra-special episode of The Twilight Zone, complete with Rod Sterling’s own sharp, epic dialogue, and he’s hit the nail on the head. The zeitgeisty, pacifist, anti-nuclear message and Hollywood-friendly vegetarian, anti-animal testing overtones aren’t all that original, but the flipped on its head, role-reversal allegory has that Sterling cleverness all over it.Charlton Heston proves to be just about the ideal deliverer of this style of dialogue, really selling lines that would come off as fatally cheesy from most other actors’ lips. He’s proud, cynical, both towards the Earth he left behind and this new oppressive society he finds himself in, but secretly hopeful, and driven to survive. He also imbues his role with incredibly subtle tics, the way he bares his teeth unconsciously, his posture when entrapped…On the ape side, Kim Hunter, Roddy McDowall, and Maurice Evans are the standouts. You never question their characters or think of them as people in masks, which is quite the accomplishment really. Evans in particular brings a nice mix of gravitas and menace to his orangutan theologian. And of course, the ending is one of the great ones, powerful even if you know what’s coming (and you probably do).“Taylor, I am your Uncle!”Beer TwoI know this won an Oscar for makeup, but it took two more sequels for the actors to make it look like they are actually talking and not just chewing on the rubber insides of their masks. Even as iffy as that and some of the overdubs and matte paintings look, though, you have to give them a bit of a pass. A little less excusable is the often awkward tell, don’t show exposition, although the series would get much worse in that respect…VerdictPlanet of the Apes shows up on every Best Sci Fi films list for a reason- it perfectly showcases the genre’s potential both as social commentary and imaginative headtrip.September 23, 2017September 23, 2017September 22, 2017Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website