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Breville Conical Burr Grinder BCG450XL

3.9 out of 5 stars 159 customer reviews
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  • Conical burr
  • Even grinds
  • Does not burn grinds
  • 30-second timer
  • 10 grind settings

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 17.8 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
  • Item model number: BCG450XL
  • ASIN: B000MDHH0Q
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 10 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 159 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,631 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Experts say that the best way to get the best flavour from an espresso or cappuccino is to use freshly ground beans. This 500 rpm motor grinder prevents from burnt or altered taste and its conical burr will deliver even grinds which are aspects that coffee/espresso drinker will look for. It also features 10 grind settings from Coarse (Percolator) to Extra fine (Turkish) and a 30 second timer.


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I bought this for Xmas 2011 for my very fussy, coffee snob husband. We are both very pleased the with grind settings and find it works well for all grinds of coffee. The problem we had with other grinders was that the fine grind didn't go fine enough or evenly fine enough for espresso but have been very, very, happy with the Breville for espresso (my husband will by those massive bags of quality beans for making espresso and French Press so the machine sees a lot of action). I couldn't recommend this machine more highly for it's price point. The only way you'll get a better grinder is to shell out a couple hundred dollars more and even then I don't see that much of a difference between them to warrant the extra $$$.
***November 20, 2012 ...we have had this almost a year and we still love it. It's still grinding exactly how it's supposed to.
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I've been shopping around a while now for a burr grinder for drip coffee and finally settled on this one (after returning a Cuisinart DBM-8).

For the price range I think this is a fantastic grinder. Relatively quiet (for what it is), makes a decently uniform grind, and the static free cup, while not completely static free, is a huge improvement over the three other burr grinders I have used. I no longer have grounds flying all around my kitchen and can actually dump the grounds straight from the cup into my filter without having some of them end up in the water reservoir of my drip machine.

For me this is a great solution without having to spend too much but three things I'd point out for others are:

- The 30 second timer works for me as I normally make only one or tow cups at a time. If I was making a full pot on a regular basis I imagine I'd soon tire of having to grind through two or three cycles just to produce enough. Not a frequent enough concern for me based on my habits but it might be for you.

- As others have mentioned, I would not consider the grind fine enough for espresso or Turkish. I would say this makes a decently uniform "very fine" grind but probably falls just short of true espresso grind for the purist. I don't own an espresso machine so, again, not a concern for me personally.

- I'm using this to "dose" my grounds so I dump the cup entirely out into my filter. If I wanted to grind more than I need and then scoop the grinds from the cup I would be annoyed (like others) at the irregular shape of the cup. Although I don't understand why anyone would leave anything behind in the cup.
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I've had this 6 months now and it started to take much longer to grind suddenly now. Even setting the timer to the longest time, I barely get half full in the grind container, where before if I used half the time the container would be full. Seems not to be consistent with the grind setting I use anymore also. I've taken it apart to clean but don't see any problems. For the money I expected this to operate properly for longer than 6 months. A cheap grocery store grinder I had before this lasted several years. I would not buy this product again. Now I need to look for yet another grinder already after 6 months. No happy.
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By texjohn TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Sept. 11 2010
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This Conical Burr Grinder certainly produces nicely ground coffee and it is also quieter than the Krupp one I have on top of a coffee maker.

The product is very solid and I was impressed with the quality of the grinder itself when I inspected it during the setup process. The anti-static grind cup is pretty good too -- not entirely static-free, but close enough considering it is plastic. Actually the whole machine is fairly solid for a popularly priced grinder.

Last, but not least, I was VERY happy for once that the Canadian price was close to the US price. I expect to pay more for products in Canada, but the difference most of the time keeps me from ordering and makes me say bad words :-)
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It grinds coffee reasonably well, but makes a ridiculous mess doing so. The cover on the ground coffee bin broke it's very flimsy hinges a couple of months after purchase. I have been trying to buy a new bin since, absolutely no luck! The webpage on Amazon.ca for ordering Breville parts must have been designed and operated by the same fool who incompetently designed the Breville coffee grinder bin. A word to the wise, unless you luxuriate in incompetent frustrations do not consider purchasing the unit.
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Pretty much what the title says. It grinds fine enough for drip coffee, the removable receptacle is nice and static free. You can dump the ground coffee straight into the basket of your coffee maker mess free.

Espresso, not so great. If you're using a pressurized portafilter it'll be ok. A standard portafilter, not so much. It just doesn't grind fine enough, also the size of the grinds isn't particularly consistent.
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I purchased this item. Exactly a year after I purchased it, the switch stopped working. I learned from my online research that there is a defect in the switch and Breville has been replacing these as required.

To my suprise, this is NOT what Breville Canada is doing. They've instead told me to take the item to a service centre (the nearest one is six hours from Winnipeg) or that I can order parts online using my Visa or Mastercard.

DO NOT BUY THIS GRINDER! Zero stars.
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