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In a previous post, we have suggest a few excellent coffee makers with built-in conical burr grinders. We happened to mention the Breville YouBrew coffee maker in that post, but we also found that there are two available YouBrew coffee makers by Breville: BDC550XL and BDC600XL, which might confuse you. So we’re dedicating this post to telling the difference between these two models.
Let’s start by telling you more about the YouBrew coffee maker in general, here are some of its amazing features:
Image Feature Brewing system doses the right amount of coffee with the right amount of water while heating water to the optimum temperature
Built-in 0.5-lb bean hopper and integrated burr grinder
Carafe' setting with brew pause feature and makes up to 12 cups of coffee
Single Cup' setting from regular to extra-large cup size
Adjustable strength settings
Non-capsule system brews up to 9 different individual cup sizes (including 3 travel mug sizes) and up to a 12 Cup carafe
7 adjustable strength and 5 adjustable flavor settings in single cup mode allow you to find the perfect match to your individual taste
Brew IQ doses the right amount of coffee with the right amount of water while heating water to the optimum temperature
0.5 lb bean hopper and integrated burr grinder
Carafe warming plate with auto shut-off after 2 hours
Title Breville BDC600XL YouBrew Drip Coffee Maker Breville BDC550XL The YouBrew Glass Drip Coffee Maker Warranty 1 Year limited warranty Height 16.25 inch 16.25 inch Weight 16 pound 16 pound Width 14 inch 14 inch Length 9 inch 9 inch Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Link More Info More Info
There are only a few differences between the two, but could amount to a lot depending on your use:
The BCD550XL, also known as the YouBrew Glass, has:
As for the BCD600XL, it has the following features:
What Accessories Are Included with the Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker?
Can You Use Pre-Ground Coffee with the Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker?
Yes you can! Say you want to use a coffee blend different that the one you have in the bean hopper. You can do that by adding your ground coffee in the coffee basket and it will brew nicely. Just make sure you’re using a drip coffee ground (not a fine espresso grind, for example). Also make sure to select the pre-ground setting in the machine.
What Is The Difference Between Choosing Grind Settings and Flavor Settings?
Grind settings in this machine will refer to the amount of coffee brewed, while Flavor settings will refer to how strong the coffee is. The stronger the flavor you choose, the more the coffee will steep, therefore, producing a stronger flavor.
Does The Breville YouBrew Require Paper Filters? What Kind?
No, the machine already comes with a gold-tone filter. However, you can use a paper filter if you prefer.
Is The YouBrew Programmable?
Yes, both the BCD550XL and BCD600XL are fully programmable.
Which Is Best To Buy, The Breville YouBrew BCD550XL or the YouBrew BCD600XL?
To answer this question you have to decide on:
Given that the price difference is around $40 or so, I personally would opt for the BCD600XL as it offers better brewing options.
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