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Breville Precision Brewer™ Drip Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe

Sugg. Price $450 Our Price $299.95

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The Breville Precision Brewer is the world's first 12-cup drip coffee maker precise enough to deliver craft filter brewing, automatically. Experience your favorite coffee at its best regardless of its origin, age or roast with precise temperature and brewing time. The Precision Brewer offers a unique brewing menu that allows you to make a full 12-cup (60-oz.) carafe in less than 7 minutes, a Gold Cup–standard brew, an extra-strong brew, iced coffee, a cold brew or your own custom brew.

  • Gold Cup–certified brewer of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
  • Digital temperature (PID) thermo-coil heating and pump system allow for precise and adjustable water temperature control.
  • Steep & release valve provides exceptional control over water-coffee contact time for consistently excellent coffee.
  • Select from six brewing modes: Fast, Gold, Strong, Over Ice, Cold Brew or My Brew.
  • Fast mode: Brew up to 12 cups in less than 7 minutes.
  • Gold mode (recommended): Certified by the SCA to meet rigorous technical requirements using the cone filter basket.
  • Strong mode: Brew settings are automatically adjusted so you get a stronger cup of coffee.
  • Over Ice mode: Brew up to 4 cups of stronger coffee that tastes great when poured over ice.
  • Cold Brew mode: Brew up to 20 oz. of cold-brew coffee with adjustable steeping time between 0–16 hours and coffee delivered into your favorite vessel.
  • MyBrew mode: Brew up to 12 cups with your choice of brew temperature, bloom time and flow rate.
Dimensions & More Info


  • 12 1/4" x 6 3/4" x 15 3/4" high
  • 10 lb.
  • 60-oz. water tank.
  • 1650W.

Additional Information

  • Model # BDC450BSS1BUC1.
  • 60-oz.-cap. dual-wall stainless-steel thermal carafe keeps coffee fresh and hot.
  • LCD display with simple rotary dial controls.
  • Programmable Auto-Start feature.
  • Descaling alert and automatic descaling cycle.
  • Child-lock safety feature.
  • Includes cone filter basket and gold tone filter basket.
  • Brushed stainless-steel body with BPA-free plastic parts.
  • Auto-pour over mode can be used with the Breville Pour Over Adapter, sold separately at
  • This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards.
  • Designed and engineered in Australia, made in China.
Use & Care


  • The outer housing and LCD screen can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth.
  • The coffee basket and gold tone filter can be rinsed under running water. For a deeper clean, wash the coffee basket and gold tone filter in warm, soapy water with a soft bristled brush.
  • Rinse the carafe and lid under warm running water. For a deeper clean, we recommend regularly washing the carafe in warm, soapy water using a soft bristled brush. Do not use abrasive cleansers, pads or cloths, which can scratch the surface. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • We recommend regular descaling. The LCD screen will flash “DESCALE” when it's time to run the descale cycle.



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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Significant Step Up from Bonavita #1: This makes outstanding coffee. It does the same thing as my old Bonavita, where it holds the water until it's the correct temperature, then dispenses the water. But it also handles the bloom phase. #2: It makes A LOT of coffee. Up to 60 oz. And the carafe is good. #3 The build quality is confidence inspiring. The parts that are metal are the right parts. The buttons and the knobs feel good. I'm very please with this.
    Date published: 2019-10-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Want to love but can't On paper, this product had the features we wanted and I love my other Breville products. I've even given 2 of the Smart Oven Air as gifts and bought 2 for myself. First, the coffee maker is noisy out of the box and only gets noisier. Second, its messy. It drips coffee from the basket when you remove the pot. If you want cold brew, a French press works much better and makes more of it. After a year of roughly 4 day a week use, with descaling, troubleshooting error messages, and noise, the machine has stopped working. Seems to be pump related as it pumps a bit of water, then the water level stops going down. Unplugging and restarting got it going again but then it made a lot of steam, like a steam cleaner. It doesn't empty the water even to the "normal" amount that remains when working and the coffee that came out tastes burnt. As they say, this machine is a swing and a miss.
    Date published: 2019-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST coffee maker! This is the BEST coffee maker I have ever used! There are 6 different brewing modes to use.. so you can make pretty much ANY kind of coffee! The modes are Gold, Fast, Strong, Iced, Cold Brew and My Brew. For Gold, it automatically adjusts the temperature AND the brew time!! For Fast, it basically is just faster at making the coffee come out. Strong makes the coffee stronger. Cold brew is for well, cold brew! And My Brew is customizable! You can adjust the flow rate AND the brew time! Then, it stores that info and you can select it again and it will brew it just how you want it! This coffee maker also lets you test how hard your water is and adjusts to that as well, so your coffee tastes better! This amazing coffee maker also can make 12 cups of coffee at a time so you don't have to worry about running out of coffee! It's also really easy to set up. When you plug it in, it asks you to test your water hardness level. After you do that, you can set the clock on it, and you are off and running! You turn the knob to choose what kind of coffee you want and then press it in to select. Then you hit the start button and VOILA! There is an auto start button as well that you can use. This machine also has a descaling feature, which pretty much cleans off all of the build up that the hard water may cause. I think this is great because we get harder water here and I don't want to ruin the machine! The quality of this machine is AMAZING! It is built very well and is super durable! It's heavy duty. It is also easy to learn how to use it, so ANYONE can learn how to use it. It does take a little bit of time to set it up but after it's set up, it's done! I am going to be recommending this machine to everyone I know that drinks coffee because it is a machine I know will last me a LONG time because of how it is built. I don't think I'm going to need a new coffee maker for a long time!! Pros: Quality, 6 modes, ease of use Cons: takes a little time to set up but it's not hard! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Next level coffee! When I say “next level” coffee, I’m not exaggerating! This brew system allows me to make coffee four different ways. Each method brews a pot that is coffee shop level. My favorite for every day is “gold”. It’s a smooth, balanced cup of coffee. Don’t be intimidated by the manual. The steps to getting started are quick and simple! Also, buy a grinder! The taste of brewed freshly ground coffee is SO much better! You won’t need to go back to a coffee shop. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Coffee Brewer! This is the best coffee brewer. It just one machine but you can make hot and cold coffee that is amazing.This machine also had adjustable temperature and makes 12 cups of coffee in just 7 minutes. I highly recommend in all households. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Machine! Since receiving our machine about a week ago we have been using it daily. I will say this; this machine makes a wonderful cup of coffee. We have had other coffee makers in the past but nothing like the Breville. We bought this because we wanted restaurant quality coffee at home and because of the thermal carafe. A couple of things I noticed about this model were. if you do the initial settings incorrectly (like I did for water hardness) there are instructions in the manual about how to do a factory reset and that will allow you to go through the settings again. Also remember a coffee maker can only brew what you put inside SO use quality coffee and you will get quality results! Another thing I noticed is coffee takes about 8 to 9 mins to brew a full pot(carafe) which is OK considering the quality. I'm in love with the carafe; the coffee stays hot for several hours and warm for most of the day. I've made coffee at 6 AM and dumped it at 6 PM and the coffee was still warm!! I love that it automatically knows how much coffee to brew based on the amount of water you add and I love the label tells me which filter to use and how many scoops of coffee it will require based on the water. It's even on the reservoir itself!!! Talk about convenience!! My only complaint is there is always a tad bit of water left in the reservoir after making each pot but I use mine a lot so I’m not worried at all about that, if I were I would just dry it out if I were going to be awhile in between pots! and I also think it’s important to follow the instructions for priming the machine prior to the first use and I recommend you do the same just follow the instructions and you will be drinking your own awesome coffee you won’t regret getting machine it’s a keeper. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coffee Pot .I bought this coffee pot a few weeks ago and I'm so glad that I did espresso maker and it was always a breeze.This coffee maker besides looking very sharp on my counter ,it does make very hot fruity Batch of coffee. I haven’t used the highest quality beans but some organic brew and it was very good. Very hot even after adding refrigerated milk! It’s super easy to clean and I love the glass carafe. I can easily get inside and clean the coffee stains. Stays clean and good looking . It also has option to have hot water sit inside the coffee beans , this way you get more concentrated coffee. I love that you can time that time to get stronger coffee. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Features The Breville - the Precision Brewer Thermal is a great coffee brewer. Has a lot of different functions. The carafe is great. Kept my coffee hot for hours. Was still warm, not hot when i dumped it out at the end of the day. I don't drink iced or cold coffee, so really can't say how those functions work. The fast brew brew a whole carafe in about 9 minutes. Directions are easy to follow. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-03-25
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  • Is the water reservoir removable for filling?

    Asked by: Mudge
    No, the water reservoir on the Breville® BDC450BSS Precision Brewer™ Thermal is not removable.
    Answered by: Breville Consumer Support
    Date published: 2019-10-14

    I received a fully grind and brew with glass carafe and programmable ability. However no directions!!!!! How do I get the grinder to work? Or where can I get full set of direction for proper use? Thank you

    Asked by: Jennsing
    You can contact Breville® directly and they can send you an electronic copy:
    Answered by: Breville Consumer Support
    Date published: 2019-08-20

    Does the light of the LCD screen dim? If the machine signals when the coffee is done, can the volume be turned down or muted?

    Asked by: Lisajp
    The LCD screens back-light will go out when the machine enters the StandBy mode. The sound that occurs when the brew cycle is done can be adjusted in the settings of the machine by scrolling down to the Setting option and pushing the Start/Cancel button.
    Answered by: Breville Consumer Support
    Date published: 2019-05-20

    Can you set the coffee maker to less than 12 cups?  If so what is the minimum number of cups it will brew?  

    Asked by: Rookodabucky
    This appliance has function mode settings for a single cup.
    Answered by: Breville Consumer Support
    Date published: 2019-11-19

    What size coffee filter does this machine use

    Asked by: Jack
    8-12 cup, flat base basket style with ~ 3¼"/8.25cm base
    Answered by: Breville Consumer Support
    Date published: 2019-03-19

    I just purchased this machine and was wondering what size is the flat bottom filter when brewing 12 cups?

    Asked by: Stephen
    Hi Stephen, The 8-12 cup, flat base basket style filter has a ~ 3¼"/8.25cm base.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-02-25
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