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Breville Conical Burr Grinder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Breville Conical Burr Grinder. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and design are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the maintenance and noise. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

noise, maintenance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Breville Conical Burr Grinder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: newtownbeans (shopping.com)

Recommended with reservations.

 

Before purchasing the Breville Conical Burr Grinder Model BCG450XL, I was using a cheap Cuisinart blade type grinder for my coffee. Burr grinders are much more efficient at grinding coffee then blade types, but I'm not sure if this Breville model is...

Several settings for different grinds; accurate results; solidly built

Expensive; timer not useful; hard to maintain & clean

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Ash Furrow (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Ash Furrow's Review

 

This is my first non-whirly-blade grinder.

Does a really nice grind for press coffee. It's mostly easy to clean. Looks sharp in a sort of pseudo-industrial Kitchen decor

When switching granularity, there are stale beans caught in the inner workings that are pushed out, so you get some stale espresso grinds in your press and vice versa ; The grinds you get on "espresso" or even "turkish" settings are laughable. Don't...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Bubba Don (abt.com)

Good product

 

I get the different grinds that I want consistently.It is not terribly noisy

Durable, Versatile, Consistent Grind, Reliable, Large Hopper, Easy To Use, Stylish

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Bubba Don (abt.com)

Good product

 

I get the different grinds that I want consistently. It is not terribly noisy

Reliable, Consistent Grind, Stylish, Easy To Use, Large Hopper, Versatile, Durable

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Don (abt.com)

It's an o.k. grinder

 

Stylish, Easy To Use, Consistent Grind

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Dave (abt.com)

Buy it!

 

I have used this grinder every day for at least two years. It is my first grinder so I have nothing with which I can compare it. I use a Keurig single cup machine and only brew one cup at a time. I also use a Breville Cafe Roma espresso machine almost...

Large Hopper, Consistent Grind, Reliable, Stylish, Versatile, Easy To Use, Durable

Noisy

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: nsivens (shopping.com)

A good grinder indeed

 

After having several, ahem, difficulties, with other bean grinders, my husband and I decided to purchase this product. It was kind of a splurge for us so thank goodness it does such a good job.

Easy to use

Tricky to clean

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Mick Paulin (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Mick Paulin's Review

 

I have bought a BCK450XL grinder 3 months ago, I liked it so much that I bought another one for my girlfriend.

Consistent grind size, good choice in grind size

Not enough time on the timer to grind lets say, a 12 cups coffee maker

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Joel Schulz (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Joel Schulz's Review

 

I challenged Breville on the box claims of Turkish and Espresso. This was their reply.

Ground coffee is consistent and uniform, not much static or mess. Grind fineness is suitable only for Percolator, Cafetierre (French Press), or Filter, nothing finer

Espresso setting too coarse, Turkish setting too coarse for even espresso. Avoid for espresso based and turkish coffees

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Scot Murray (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Scot Murray's Review

 

I purchased this grinder at a local kitchen supply place with the expectation that I'd be moving up in the world of espresso gear. I knew that the whirly blade would definitely not cut it in terms of proper espresso machines.

The grind appears to be fairly even and consistent ; It was the most reasonably priced grinder with conical burrs I could find ; Simple, intuitive operation, easy to clean up after grinding ; It might be a great grinder for drip, press pot or similar,...

1, as seen in other reviews: Doesn't grind fine enough for (certain) espresso machines ; I always unplugged it when not using it as it seemed to warm up when plugged in but not in use

Nov, 2009