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Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Pat D'Arcy's Review
Posted: August 20, 2007, 1:20pm
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Breville BCG450XL Grinder
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Michelle P 8.25
Pat D'Arcy 8.00
Mick Paulin 8.00
Lance Johnson 8.00
Ian King 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese Origin) Quality: 9
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $99.99 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: brevilleusa.com Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Decent grind, attractive appearance, no static and not too loud.
Positive Product Points

Good quality burr grinder. Attractive looking. Clean, no grinds all over countertop. No static.

Negative Product Points

Grind could go finer. Flimsy plastic hopper and dispenser. Activation button above timer could be tougher. Plug jutts straight out for about 5" (including cable bend). A 90 version of the plug would be very welcome.

Detailed Commentary

I recently bought this item directly from BrevilleUSA.com in Torrance, CA. I have to say I am very happy with the overall package. I was immediately impressed by how tidily this unit grinds the beans and dispenses the grind, no bits everywhere! The overall appearance is very sharp.

The timer feature is nice. I use a wide variety of beans though so the time it takes to grind each varies wildly. I just set it to the max. (20 seconds) and keep an ear out for the motor rev. The small activation button over the timer could be stronger or possibly just larger.

The quality of the plastic leaves something to be desired. It is very thin, a tad flimsy even. If it was twice the thickness it would add a lot to this machine. I also have a juicer by Breville which uses the quality of plastic I would have in mind for this product. Put it this way, I know I'll have to buy replacement parts for the bean hopper and for the ground coffee container down the road (which won't be happening - hello Macap!). I would also say that it's a tad hard to pour out the grounds due to the odd shape of the ground bean dispenser.

The grind could be finer. If you know of a hack please let me know!

The cord storage area in the base is a good feature and why it isn't standard on all electrical products is hard to comprehend.

Buying Experience

Perfecto!

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