Very impressed by breville
Running a breville coffee machine and a sunbeam grinder was having poor result until I upgraded to the breville smart grinder. I'm constantly impressed by the thought put into brevilles coffee machine product line up, can tell a lot of effort and testing has been put into their products and you can taste the difference and appreciate the practical features
Purchased in March 2020 at Bing Lee for $157.00.
Excellent all rounder
Drinking a variety of coffee's, this unit enables the optimal grind of bean for the type of coffee to be brewed. I was quiet surprised by how goat is compared to its competitors. Grinding head is a very good quality component and it shows in the quality of the grind. Highly recommended.
Purchased in March 2017 at Harvey Norman for $299.00.
Best grinder ever and makes a difference
Used others but after using this i wont go back ...it makes a difference at first it took a few goes but once I got the grind right what a winner .it's true get the grind right the machine will do the rest ..had a built in grinder with the old Breville but this way is better and gets results every coffee I make is perfect and I am at least 4 t 5 coffee a day ..
Purchased in January 2019 at Harvey Norman for $299.00.
Breville .... what’s your response?
I am an owner of Breville coffee machine and a Sunbeam grinder and “was” very interested in purchasing the latest Breville automatic grinder but reading through the reviews here and noting that a part in the 800 that the plastic disk which spins to push the ground coffee out into the group head wears out in normal service is not replaceable is quite disturbing. ):
Now I understand all rotating parts have a certain life expectancy but I believe that manufacturers would gain more support for their products if they made the most common wear items ...
Great grind every time = great coffee!
Fantastic grinder, easy to use and adjust to achieve perfect grind for a perfect coffee. Very happy with this purchase. Actually bought grinder bcg820 (updated model) separate to the coffee machine but this updated item isn’t an option to review without the coffee machine, but it’s so good I’m sure this previous model must be too!
July 5th 2019 Update: Great consistent easy to use grinder
Great grinder, consistent grind every time, easy to adjust the grind and operation is quick and simple. I’ve been using it daily for over 6 months without a hiccup. Perfect companion to my Breville dual boiler coffee machine.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bing Lee Online store.
can't be serviced
I bought the smart grinder in combination with the BES900 dual boiler coffee machine.
The distribution impeller wears down over a period of time and the grinder jams. I got just over 2 years out of it, meaning out of warranty. It is a known issue (judging by forums etc) and Breville Australia, in their wisdom, don't provide the part for service, rendering the machine useless. The part is available in Canada from Breville or you can by a 3D printed component from the states. Breville's solution, "we can sell you a new one at 40% off". So essent...
More than enough for the amature barista
After hours of research for the right grinder to start my journey to become a coffee snob I settled with the Breville Smart Grinder. Managed to get it whilst on sale at Myer and simply cant fault it. With the multiple size cradles it will still be perfect when I finally upgrade our coffee machine.
My fancy Italian grinder was in need of new burrs but they were out of stock, so I picked up the Breville grinder from the Breville Seconds shop. paid $110. It's great. Much better than my last grinder. It's consistent and easily adjusted. I've been using it for 2 months and very VERY happy with it. Smart design and great functionality.
Suits our needs - very happy.
I bought this for my husband as a xmas present, to replace an older smaller unit. So far we have been very happy. It suits our needs well. We only make a few cups a day though. Being able to grind directly into the group head is convenient. The holding size is perfect for us. This is a well priced, practical appliance. We like our coffee, though are not 'over-the-top' coffee snobs.
The best from the best
This is truly the ultimate and best grinder you could ever imagine.
I was previously considering to buy a cheaper grinder around $20, but after having a thorough review on the web, it is best to invest your money in something that last.
This grinder had last for 1 year and still going strong.
My pick for a coffee grinder
Received this grinder today and definitely happy! We had a previois grinder that was unable to grind the beans as fine as needed but this machine does it perfectly! User friends, quick and easy instructions with a gelp guide too! Slim and sleek look. Perfect for all types of machines!
Worn out and heading for landfill..
The toothed plastic impeller under the rotating conical burr that drives the ground coffee out the shoot for collection wears out. The ground coffee then jams up under the burr and stops the grinder from rotating.
Breville do not provide this part for replacement!
The parts I expected to wear out were the burr grinding surfaces but they are still in good working condition, and until the machine started jamming it was working as well as new. I've put about 12000 shots of coffee through it since purchased in 2011. I calculated this based on...an average of grinding 36 shots per week, or 1 double shot each day Monday to Friday and 2 each day on Saturday and Sunday. Some users will no doubt use their grinder way more than this so will find this fault occurring sooner. It's disappointing not to able to simply replace the worn part and continue to use the machine, after all it is a part that predictably will wear out early. It is now just another difficult to recyclable device heading for landfill for the want of an unavailable replaceable part.
A grinder that is actually smart
Grinders are generally relatively simple. However this is a truly different one. The display allows you to set the exact amount to be ground each time. Simply push the handle in, and it starts. A push again will pause the grinding so you can do a mid grind tamp. One final push and the grinder starts off where it was. Definitely recommend!!!
Superb grinder to have
I have been using this grinder since last about 6 years and never had an issue. The Breville proved itself as being very consistent in grinding coffee for espresso and sporting superb ergonomics. This amazing grinder can be a bit finicky, but it can deliver remarkable coffees. Very much worth any minor hassles.
Waste of money.
We have the same problem. We bought some pre ground coffee just to compare and it confirmed the breville doesn't grind fine enough even on the finest setting. At first it ground okay on the recommended setting but quickly deteriorated as we had to keep reducing the setting down to the finest. We had aSunbeam before getting the Breville around Christmas. It lasted about 2 years before it wore out and we couldn't get a fine enough grind even after re calibrating. We are now looking at a more expensive prosumer grinder.
Questions & Answers
Is there anyone out there that would swap their Breville Smart Grinder for a Baratza Encore? I am making a decision on a new grinder moving away from Sunbeam products of the past. I would like something that might last more than 2 years and I don't need bells and whistles, just a good grind.
I bought the smart grinder to grind for my French press; grinding into the plastic container provided causes a huge mess due to static - is there a basilica glass replacement I can buy?
I bought the Breville Smart Grinder pro a week ago and the grinding is great, however there is a constant electronic high pitched squealing noise when the machine is on...not just while grinding. It puts my teeth on edge. Anyone else experience this? Should I return it?
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|Category||Coffee Grinders / Roasters|
|Number of Grind Settings||25|
|Hopper Capacity (g)||450|
|Release date||Apr 2011|
- GTIN13: 9312432017305
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