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Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Lewis Jordan's Review
Posted: September 3, 2008, 10:36am
review rating: 7.0
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Breville BCG450XL Grinder
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Arrow The Breville BCG450XL Grinder has 37 Reviews
Arrow The Breville BCG450XL Grinder has been rated 7.52 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since July 7, 2007.
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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: 7.6
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese Origin) Quality: 6
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: BB Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Acar hand grinder
Bottom Line: Get one!
Positive Product Points

Sharp and well made burrs for a a cheapy, wide range of adjust ability with repeatability.

Negative Product Points

Not for 25 sec espresso, as is.

Detailed Commentary

This works almost as well as my Turkish hand grinder which I had to modify.  But much less hassle.  I put a scale on the clear container for the grind settings after I applied the modification.  With every click being a number, zero being the finest and right now I'm using about number 3 or 4 clicks.  It works great.

To summarize:

Sharp and well made burrs for an inexpensive, wide range of adjust ability with repeatability. Easy to modify for espresso. See reference in a prior review. Once apart, no need to remove the burr holder.  You just turn the machine on it's side, rotate the adjustment collar so the stop is up and with a few strokes with a fine hacksaw blade does the job.

Not for 25 sec espresso, as is.

Buying Experience

Best Buy was fine.  I purchased it online and it was delivered promptly.  No problems with the purchase or the email communications.

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