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Breville the Smart Grinder Pro BCG820BSS

Breville the Smart Grinder Pro BCG820BSS

MPNs: BCG820 and BCG820BSS
3.8 from 13 reviews · View Statistics
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3.8
13 reviews
  • Build Quality
    3.7 (6)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (5)
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Dean64
Dean64Perth, WA
  • 57 reviews
  • 36 likes

Ok for the price

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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.

Purchased in for $349.

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Hopper basket mould risk

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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.

Purchased in at Bing Lee Physical store for $289.

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Daniel
DanielGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 2 reviews

Very inconsistent

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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.

Purchased in for $299.

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Nic
Nicbrisbane
  • 46 reviews
  • 47 likes

For the cost, this is brilliant!

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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.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman.

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K.Melbourne
K.MelbourneVictoria
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Simple and Perfect for home and office

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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.

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Purchased at David Jones for $199.

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Sandra P.
Sandra P.Sydney, NSW

Good repeatable results

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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 at Amazon for $249.

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niko87
niko87Metropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 103 reviews
  • 59 likes

Rubbish

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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.

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Tayfun Tuna
Tayfun Tuna
  • 3 reviews

Great grinder

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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 at The Good Guys for $199.

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Pottering11
Pottering11Perth, WA
  • 18 reviews
  • 5 likes
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Efficient and easy to use - lots of control to produce a perfect grind

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman Online for $227.

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Woody
WoodyPerth, WA
  • 19 reviews
  • 8 likes

Does what it suppose to do

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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 at Harvey Norman Online for $229.

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Mike W
Mike WGladstone
  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Next model: Smart Grinder Pro is great for home use

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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.

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Will
WillAustralia
  • 9 reviews
  • 1 like

Brilliant little grinder!

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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.

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IronMaiden
IronMaidenBowral
  • 26 reviews
  • 7 likes

Breville Smart Grinder Pro

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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.

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Details

CategoryCoffee Grinders / Roasters
Price (RRP) $399.00
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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