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Breville Conical Burr Grinder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Breville Conical Burr Grinder. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the maintenance and noise. There are some mixed comments 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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: qrstdaddy (

Horrible product quality ... Broke in just over 1 year


For the price paid for this, I expected a better product. And when it broke the company would not offer to fix it.

When it worked... it worked well ; Looks nice

Messy grounds container ; It stopped working after a year and a half of light use

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Unorthodox (

Loved It But It Fell Apart


I used this grinder every day for two years. One day I turned it on and the on/off switch just fell into the body of the machine. The motor had also burned out. I only used it for coffee beans, and treated it gently. As much as I loved it, I will...

Consistent Grind","Easy To Use","Large Hopper","Stylish


Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Mom (

Great Grinder, Messy Cleanup


The reason I bought this product was b/c I needed a conical burr grinder to grind the steel cut oatmeal for my 7 month old stage 1 first food oatmeal. The Turkish coffee setting is great, however, the cleaning is ackward. It is possible something was...

Consistent Grind","Durable","Easy To Use


Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: newtownbeans (

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 - 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 (

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: Bubba Don (

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: Don (

It's an o.k. grinder


Stylish, Easy To Use, Consistent Grind

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Dave (

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


Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: nsivens (

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