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Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Don Ferron's Review
Posted: October 14, 2008, 1:20pm
review rating: 6.0
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 9.8
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese Origin) Quality: 9
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $52.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Zach & Dani's Blade, and Burr Grinders
Bottom Line: Looks good, grinds right, a great value at retail.
Positive Product Points

Looks good
Well manufactured
Easy to clean
Uniform grind every time
Excellent value - even at full retail

Negative Product Points

Static build-up when grinding
Messy removing grinds from container

**See One Year Followup for solution.

Detailed Commentary

This grinder is well worth the full retail value even though I didn't pay that for it. It was a new in box. I am 99.9% pleased with the unit which in my opinion has only one fault - static build-up in the grinds container making a mess of emptying, etc. Sometimes oily beans do not slide down  well, so you have to pat the grinder. Most of my roasts are quite oily and I have yet to have any clogs or issues with the quality of grind. I would fully recommend this burr grinder to anyone serious about quality at an affordable price. It looks quite nice along side my Breville Cafe Roma.

Buying Experience

I had a perfect transaction with the seller. Would buy from again as a seller, and would buy the Breville grinder again as well.

Three Month Followup

Still using the grinder and loving it. After three months I have not found anything to add to the Pros or Cons. I upgraded to a Breville 800ESXL Espresso Machine and even though the filter cups are the same as the ESP8XL I had to set the grinder closer to Turkish in order to get the same pull with good crema.

The Cons are still a real irritation to me.

99.5% satisfied.

One Year Followup

Ground a lot of coffee in the past few months and the grinder is still working flawlessly. The cons are not so much a con any longer. The cure for the static is to let the grind set in the container for a while and the static disipates.

It is a great companion to the Breville Cast 800ESXL. Recommend both very highly.

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