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Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Louie Woodhams's Review
Posted: March 15, 2008, 6:58pm
review rating: 7.0
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Breville BCG450XL Grinder
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Arrow The Breville BCG450XL Grinder has been rated 7.52 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: 7.2
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese Origin) Quality: 7
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Amazon.com Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 months Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Rancilio Rocky
Bottom Line: Nice grinder, but not enough range for espresso.
Positive Product Points

Relatively inexpensive, seemingly reliable, pretty, fairly well built, grinds well from coarse-ish espresso to bigger.

Negative Product Points

Runs out of range for real espresso.  Just makes it to the border.  I suppose the hopper and collector are rather flimsy plastic, but I haven't cracked either.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this grinder when I was making Moka coffee, drip, french press, and an occasional steam driven semi-espresso.  For months I thought it was a great buy.  When I got my Gaggia, it came with some Lavazza "in blu" (Wholelattelove).  The pre-ground worked great and produced 25 second shots with beautiful crema.  I was so happy.  When I got some whole bean espresso, I found the breville simply couldn't give me a 25 second pull for a single.  Even on "Super Fine - Turkish." heh.  Got a Rancilio.

Buying Experience

Amazon shipped quickly and for free.  Box was pretty banged up though.

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