Breville the Smart Grinder Pro BCG820BSS

Breville the Smart Grinder Pro BCG820BSS

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Breville the Smart Grinder Pro BCG820BSS
3.9

21 reviews

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71% · 155 · 24%
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Build Quality
3.8
Value for Money
3.9
Ease of Use
4.3
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0

Reviews

21 reviews
Gannon
GannonSydney34 posts
 

Love this such a good grinder

Love this such a good grinder. Does a great job and I find its easy to clean and doesn't spill coffee everywhere where in operation. Show details
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Elmar Shar
Elmar SharSydney, NSW51 posts
 

Great grinder

Had this for about a year now, no issues so far - great grinder. Lots of settings for the coffee connoisseur and very easy to use, by keeping the default settings, for someone like me who isn't one. Product feels well made and easy to clean, magnetic clips for tray and the portafilter holder. Show details
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aida.pottinger
aida.pottingerAU8 posts
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Peter
PeterSouth East Queensland, QLD185 posts
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Paul
PaulMetropolitan Adelaide, SA3 posts
 
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Gaela and Russell
Gaela and RussellCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC85 posts
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Bill
BillSydney, NSW4 posts
 

Great product just purchased another one

I bought the Breville twin boiler espresso machine with a separate coffee bean grinder ,the Breville Smart Grinder ,9 years ago . Last week the smart grinder gave up .Within 3 hours I had purchased another one . I was delighted with 9 years of great performance from the grinder . Well constructed and plenty of adjustments available to cater for different beans , different grind needs , dosing etc .A very well designed machine that has stood the test of time because the new one just a couple of weeks old is virtually identical to the older one . I couldn't get by without another one . Show details
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Hamish F.
Hamish F.Sydney, NSW2 posts
 

A disappointing grinder with a lack of support from Breville

This grinder seemed good and was well priced, but jammed within 4 months of ownership when i put some lesser roasted beans (you know the ones with extra flavour) and thereafter jammed even on darker roasts. A complainyt to Breville took months and then all they offered was a repair. Wont be going back to Breville. Show details
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Dean64
Dean64Perth, WA121 posts
 

Ok for the price

This is a good grinder for entry level and for people (like me) who don't want to spend 1k on a grinder. But as usual you get what you pay for . The grind is ok but inconsistent (really inconsistent) and extremely slow. EG a high end coffee grinder will put out a double shot in around 5 to 7 seconds, the Breville is 24 seconds! It is over 2 years old and hasn't missed a beat but I'm going to bite the bullet and buy a grinder in the 700$ region. Show details
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regretful buyer
regretful buyer
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Hopper basket mould risk

The hopper basket can’t be pulled apart to clean. With all its inner parts at the bottom it takes ages to dry. I worry it will grow mould in the inner bottom area. Strongly recommend anyone considering this item to not buy it. Show details
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Daniel
DanielGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
 

Very inconsistent

Purchased the grinder new to match breville coffee machine. So disappointed by its operation. The grind was inconsistent at best, the dosage was inconsistent all the time. We could not get it to perform as it should at all, tried every setting, different beans to no avail. A friend who roasts coffee for a living tried to dial it in to make coffee consistently and even he couldn’t. Thanks to Harvey Norman who gave me a full refund. Show details
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Nic
Nicbrisbane57 posts
 

For the cost, this is brilliant!

At first, I grinded coffee beans on the cheap. From manual grinders to spice grinders to a small electric Sunbeam one. I thought they were pretty good. But an office colleague suggested this one, and yeah, no turning back. It does a brilliant job, has fine 'grinding' control and is simple to use. We have one at work also, and it grinds A LOT of coffee - it's going strong after a year or so and it's grinding up to 10 or 12 coffees a day. I'm told the next upgrade in the coffee world would be to a machine costing nearly a thousand dollars - mmmm, not yet - this one's perfectly capable of grinding great coffee. Show details
K.Melbourne
K.MelbourneVictoria4 posts
 

Simple and Perfect for home and office

Purchase for 50% off offer from DJ .
Accurate dosage and need easy cleaning .

Need space for a small digital weight .
Simple and easy to operate. As each type of coffee needs different settings.

a bit of grind dust to clean and I use rice to grind through to keep it clean after each type of coffee.  Show details

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Sandra P.
Sandra P.Sydney, NSW
 

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. Show details
niko87
niko87Metropolitan Adelaide, SA224 posts
 

Rubbish

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.  Show details

Questions & Answers

James Mcdonald
James Mcdonald

Can this machine grind for reusable pods?

Details

CategoryCoffee Grinders / Roasters
Price (RRP) $399
TypeAutomatic
Grinding MechanismConical Burr
Coffee Bean Capacity450 g
Number of Grind Settings60 settings
Power165 W
Dimensions 389 x 214 x 160 mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
ManualDownload manual
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  • GTIN13: 9312432022439
  • MPN: BCG820 and BCG820BSS

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