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Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Eran Levy's Review
Posted: October 4, 2008, 8:29am
review rating: 7.3
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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 7.53 overall by our member reviewers
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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: 7.8
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese Origin) Quality: 8
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: toronto Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: gaggia evolution
Bottom Line: good grinder after all .
Positive Product Points

good conical grinder (only after modifying it) for espresso .  easy to operate , grind is very consistent.
quiet and the added timer function is a nice plus.

Negative Product Points

without modifying it is useless for espresso, a bit of a  hassle to get the coffee from the container to the pf.

Detailed Commentary

for some reason breville made a good grinder but blocked its potential to be great by limiting its grinding mode (what they call espresso is so far from it & even the Turkish setting is too coarse).

so you have to modify it for a grind fit for espresso! no matter what you read it cannot produce a fine enough grind for a 25 sec shot with good crema!
but it is not too difficult to fix. read this: Click Here (coffeesnobs.com.au)
the only thing  i would to differently is after you've opened the grinder and you located the small plastic that holds the grinding set from keep turning just use a hot flat screwdriver to melt the small plastic. so you dont need a saw or anything . melt it and make it smooth and then it will provide the best grind you can get!
other than that i must say i dont like that the grind coffee goes to a container and not straight to the pf but its not a big deal.

Buying Experience

got from a store that i had credit for.

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