Who'd have thought that Breville, now regarded as one of the world's foremost home appliance makers, got its start with a winning horse race? In 1932, radio salesman Bill O'Brien and engineer Harry Norville won big when a longshot horse named Peter Pan finished first in the Melbourne Cup. O'Brien and Norville pooled their winnings to create their dream company, combining their last names—O'Brien and Norville—to come up with the name Breville.
While their initial focus was helping Allied troops by manufacturing mine detectors and floating radios, they redirected their interests toward small appliances and television sets, and then sold off the television business in 1968.
In 1974, Breville created a sandwich toaster called the Toastie Maker, which sold more than 400,000 units in the first year. It was such a hit, in fact, that toasted sandwiches in New Zealand and the U.K. are still called "Brevilles." The term, in fact, is now found in the Australian dictionary!
Following the introduction of their sandwich toaster, Breville created Australia's first food processor, the Kitchen Wizz, along with a range of high-performance, time-saving appliances including blenders, yogurt makers, waffle irons, and dairy bars. By the 1980s, Breville had established an office in Hong Kong and was exporting its products to 15 countries.
The health-conscious ‘90s inspired Breville to create kitchen appliances that would support healthy living, including the high-wall heating electric wok, the health grill, panini press, and award-winning juicers. Their espresso machines brought Sydney's café culture to millions of homes worldwide.
In 2001, Breville's merger with Australia's kitchenware company, HWI, brought about the expansion of Breville's Centre of Design Excellence, as well as the introduction of Breville to the North American marketplace.
About Breville® Products
The Breville Die-Cast Series sets the standard in performance and durability. These professional-grade countertop appliances are designed with cutting-edge innovation and high-performance features.
Die-Cast Juice Fountain Elite 800 JEXL
•1,000-watt, Italian-made electronic motor increases power under yield to maintain filter revolutions
•Dual speed for soft and hard produce
•1.33 horsepower, 13,000 rpm at high speed for hard foods; 6,500 rpm low speed for soft
•3" circular feed tube minimizes preparation and juicing time
•Brushed die-cast stainless-steel housing and motor body
•Easy clean, dishwasher-safe parts
•Extra-large pulp container
•1-year limited warranty, 3-year motor warranty
Die-Cast Citrus Press 800 CPXL
•QuadraFin die-cast aluminum juicing cone maximizes extraction of all citrus fruits
•Active Arm action precisely places the fruit over the cone and easily powers down
•2 stainless-steel filters provide variable pulp control
•Brushed stainless die-cast steel housing and motor body
•Easy clean design features dishwasher-safe parts
•Drip-stop juice spot
•Safety mechanism prevents juicing cone from rotating without the arm being lowered
•Dust cover and cord storage
Die-Cast Espresso Machine 800 ESXL
•Thermo-block heating system
•15 bar Italian-made pump
•Dual wall crema system filters (single, double, and pod)
•Auto-purge function (anti-burn)
•2.2 liter removable illuminated water tank
•Extra-large 4.5-inch mug cup clearance
•1 liter capacity drip tray with full indicator
•Extra large cup warming plate
•Additional hot water function
•Commercial swivel steam wand with stainless-steel frothing attachment
Die-Cast Panini Plus Grill
•Heavy-duty die-cast arm with brushed stainless-steel body
•Patented grill lock mechanism allows you to safely use as a contact grill or an open side-by-side griddle
•Premium nonstick Quantanium scratch-resistant cooking surface
•Patented adjustable grilling height control mechanism
•Extra-large capacity dishwasher-safe drip tray
•Patented adjustable bottom plate tilt dial
•Flat and ribbed plates
•Variable temperature control grills everything from panini sandwiches to steaks
•Temperature range of 350°F to 450°F which is 90°F hotter than the leading indoor grill
The Ikon Series is designed especially for contemporary kitchens, with simple lines that complement modern appliances.
•2- or 4-slot capacity
•Brushed stainless-steel design
•Unique "Lift and Look" feature allows you to view toast fully without resetting cycle
•Toast Ready feature offers audible done signal
•LCD display with toasting progress indicator
•Extra-wide and deep self-centering toasting slots
•Bagel control setting
•High lift lever
•Reheat and defrost settings
•Electronic browning control dial
•Removable crumb tray