In today’s busy world of go, go, go, most people find themselves mad-dashing out the door in the morning. They don’t even have time to eat breakfast in the morning, let alone make coffee before leaving for work. Often, they would just drop by the local coffee shop to get their morning caffeine fix. For coffee lovers who are always on the go, dual boiler espresso machines would be a great choice for you.
As the name suggests, dual boiler espresso machines come with two boilers. One is dedicated to brewing and one is dedicated to steaming. With one boiler for each of these functions, it eliminates the waiting time while the water heats up to a hotter temperature.
The temperature needed to produce steam in the milk frothing process has to be hotter than the temperature needed to make espresso. If you have a single boiler espresso machine, then the water will be heated first to the temperature need for brewing, and then wait for a few minutes until the water heats up to a hotter temperature for steaming milk. With a dual boiler espresso machine, both boilers will heat water simultaneously. They also come with their own separate thermostat and heat controls. This ensures the perfect temperature for each of these functions.
There isn’t actually a great deal of competition when it comes to dual boiler espresso machines. But if you are considering investing in an espresso machine, we suggest that you get one with double boilers. Here are our top picks for the best dual boiler espresso machines.
Quickmill Dual Boiler QM67 Espresso Machine
If you are planning to invest in dual boiler espresso machines, but you’re not willing to shell out a huge sum of money on it, you may want to look into the QuickMill QM67.
The key to creating smooth, rich, and quality espresso is consistent temperature control. The QM67 may be a simple espresso machine, but it has the necessary features and tools needed to create fluffy foam and pull cafe quality espresso shots. In fact, it comes with premium features that we usually find on more expensive machines. These features include a super quiet Ulka 52-watt vibratory pump, commercial caliber E-61 group head, and dual copper, and PID controlled boilers. With this device, coffee lovers are sure to enjoy commercial grade features in a compact device.
Breville Double Boiler BES900XL Espresso Machine
- Dual stainless steel boilers and dual Italian pumps for simultaneous espresso extraction and steaming
- Over-Pressure Valve (OPV) limits extraction pressure;Flexible Shot Control
- Electronic PID temperature control for precise water temperature
- Backlit LCD displays brew temperature, shot clock or time.We recommend using cold, filtered water. We do not recommend using water with no or low mineral content
- Includes water hardness test strip, descale alert and LCD assisted descale procedure
There is only one standard by which espresso should be judged – its taste. The Breville BES900XL doesn’t disappoint. This machine comes with the tools you need to customize your espresso to your personal specifications. This ensures that every cup of coffee you make meets your standards and preference.
Temperature control is one of the best features of this model. The Breville Double Boiler Espresso Machine features PID temperature control and actively heated group head. This ensures that budding baristas like you can pull excellent espresso shots at the precise temperature and pressure over and over again. Considering this feature, the price is very reasonable. Similar machines are usually sold 3 to 5 times more.
Overall, this is a domestic machine with commercial features and performance. If you are looking for a semiautomatic espresso machine that comes with lots of prosumer functions, the Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Espresso Machine may be just the piece you need.
La Marzocco Linea Mini Espresso Machine
- New condition
- Color: Stainless
- Dimensions: 15"H x 14"W x 21"D
- Operating Weight: 71 lbs
- Steam Boiler Capacity (liters): 3.5
Lineas are well known for their classic looks and durability. It is beautiful, solid, heavy-duty machine that is designed to last for a very long time. It may be expensive, but it is worth the investment. You can use it for the years to come and even pass it on to your children.
As the name suggests, the Linea mini is the miniature version of the legendary Linea classic. It is designed for home use. Just because it’s smaller, that doesn’t mean that the mini version falls short in terms of performance and functionality. The machine was designed with an integrated group head. To maintain consistent brewing temperature, the brew boiler is strategically built into the group head. This ensures temperature stability. In fact, the temperature variance is never plus or minus two degrees.
The Linea mini comes with a sizeable steam boiler (3 liters) for both its hot water and steam distribution, and a smaller flash boiler (170 ml) to ensure espresso brewing, steam, and hot water distribution is taken cared of separately. Thanks to its flash boiler, the machine is ready to go in as little as 5 minutes.
Overall, the Linea mini is a high-performance machine that will bring superb consistency to your espresso routine. A sip of espresso from this machine won’t leave you disappointed.
La Spaziale Vivaldi II Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
La Spaziale is known for creating some solid machines, so we’re not surprised to see the Vivaldi II on the top list of dual boiler espresso machines.
The Vivaldi II comes with commercial grade features and is designed with the most particular home espresso aficionados in mind. This machine can be hooked up directly to a home water line. It eliminates the need to refill the water tank during the brewing process. It also comes with a commercial grade rotary pump, portafilters, and its own swiveling steam arm.
The device comes with a dual boiler system, which makes it easier for users to speed up the drink making process. It allows them to brew espresso, steam, and froth their milk at the same time. When it comes to milk steaming, nothing beats the Vivaldi II. We were quite impressed with the speed of the milk texturing. In fact, the process took about 10 to 15 seconds, which is crazy fast. We’ve never seen other prosumer machine as fast as this.
If you are in search of a double boiler espresso machine that has a sleek exterior styling and packs powerful performance, look no further than the La Spaziale Vivaldi II. This machine can handle the rigors of commercial use. There is no doubt that it can handle your family’s needs.