Good repeatable results
I’ve been getting very good repeatable results from this grinder, fine enough for espresso with a programmable timer. Cleaning is very easy too with the magnetic removable tray. Only negative is there is a lot of static buildup if you use the container, not a big problem for me as I’m grinding into a portafilter most of the time.
Purchased in August 2020 at Amazon for $249.00.
Very inconsistent grinding, I usually set it on "6" for espresso, some days the coffee is too fine thus brew doesn't 'yield' proper amount of coffee and at other times the coffee is too coarse so the 'yield' is way too much! This also results in bad tasting coffee. I don't know if I have a, faulty machine but I have emailed breville over a month ago and I am still waiting for a response. What is worse the 'sound' of the grinder when coffee is, grinding is also inconsistent sometimes more loud sometimes less which makes me believe this is the reason of the coarseness inconsistency.
Purchased at The Good Guys.
I’m not a pro, but an enthusiast. I’m now trying different beans every time to get my coffee right. This machine allows me to fine tune my coffee grounding process.
Very sleek too.
Purchased in December 2020 at The Good Guys for $199.00.
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Efficient and easy to use - lots of control to produce a perfect grind
Have been a bit of a hobby home barista for about 13 years now. Have had 3 different sunbeam machines with grinders over the years. Just updated to this grinder as well as the Breville Dual Boiler coffee machine. Recently got this grinder on sale after researching my next grinder for the last 12 months or so. Had my eye on it for a while. Took a bit of playing around to get the dose right for me. It's set for a 17.8 second grind by default. I find 20 seconds is about right for me for 25-30 second pours that taste great with a fine grind of abou...t 5, though varies depending on bean type. It is a pleasure to use. I just put the group head in the holder, press start, and 20 seconds later it is ready to tamp. Minimal mess and great consistency in dosage. Highly recommended.
Purchased in January 2021 at Harvey Norman Online for $227.00.
Does what it suppose to do
Great grinder. Variable speed, effective and functional. Finally a grinder that works. This replaced my kitchenaid so called coffee grinder. It’s use to use. Easy operation with the press of a button and very effective. Finally a product does what it states it does. The KitchenAid grinders in the bin!!
Purchased in December 2020 at Harvey Norman Online for $229.00.
Next model: Smart Grinder Pro is great for home use
Coffee snobs were saying you have to spend a lot more for a good grinder, but I realised that you don't have to spend thousands to make espresso at home.
This is a great grinder still within a price range that is realistic for a home appliance.
I got it to complement a Breville Duo Temp coffee machine.
Brilliant little grinder!
Have heard a lot about this grinder and so finally took the plunge last month when it was on sale. My old grinder was a manual one with only grind size settings, and so I became accustomed to using that. The Smart Grinder Pro made things a lot more easier as I can just leave the Group Head on the bracket and walk away while preparing other things. Just like every other machine, it takes a while to get used to the settings and find the optimum setting for your coffee grind. But once you do, it's good times. Note that it's quite loud however.
Breville Smart Grinder Pro
I had a Sunbeam Cafe Series grinder and it used to spew ground coffee powder all over the counter, the Breville seems to produce little powder, the controls are easy to use and adjust the grind to what ever you are doing your brewing, the results are consistent and I have had no problems. The noise is not too bad, what can you expect with a grinder.
|Category||Coffee Grinders / Roasters|
|Grinding Mechanism||Conical Burr|
|Coffee Bean Capacity||450 g|
|Number of Grind Settings||60 settings|
|Dimensions||389 x 214 x 160 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 9312432022439
- MPN: BCG820 and BCG820BSS
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