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Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Eric Pellenbarg's Review
Posted: January 17, 2009, 10:31am
review rating: 7.0
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Breville BCG450XL Grinder
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Michelle P 8.25
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Mick Paulin 8.00
Lance Johnson 8.00
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Manufacturer: Breville Quality: 9
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $66.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: If your budget isn't ready for a $300+ grinder, this is a very good choice.
Positive Product Points

Price
Grind Quality
Small footprint

Negative Product Points

Dosing
Timer function

Detailed Commentary

I did a lot of research trying to find a decent grinder on a budget.  I understand that from the purists perspective I need a Rocky or MDF, etc., but I wanted to try something a little less costly and see how it went.

So far I am very pleased with the Breville grinder.  On the finest setting, it chokes my Gaggia. Dialed in between "Turkish" and "Espresso" provides a great shot with excellent crema.  The grind is ver consistent and I like the looks of the machine.  I'd read other posts talking about how you need to "modify" this grinder to make it grind finer, but I don't feel the need right now given the results I've seen.

The only downside is that the grinder runs on a timer as opposed to "direct to PF" or according to doseage.  Not that big of a deal in my opinion, but something worth pointing out as it typically takes me 2 cycles to get enough for a double shot (max grind time is 30 sec. at a time)

Buying Experience

Got it used on ebay, good deal...

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