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Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Michel Roberge's Review
Posted: June 1, 2012, 7:36am
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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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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: 6.8
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese Origin) Quality: 6
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Centre du rasoir Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: For the price, it's a good bet, as long as you're not looking for an espresso grinder.
Positive Product Points

- Ease of use
- Adjustability
- Burrs

Negative Product Points

- Finest is not fine enough for decend espresso
- timer inconsistent

Detailed Commentary

This was my 2nd burr grinder, and was before I got obsessed about getting the best espresso shot possible.

I was satisfied with it for over a year. Until I started to read more about the "perfect shot".

Then I realised I wouldn't be able to achieve it with this grinder. I've opened it and modified it to grind finer (google it, easy to do and to find) - which was definitely worth it - but it still doesn't grind fine enough. One of the setting says "Turkish" - don't attempt a turkish coffee with that grinder!! It's not even near fine enough.

Other than that, it's quite fine for the rest. I keep it for french press-based coffee - the grind is even enough (at least on mine).

I've also learned that for that price, we can't expect a grinder to grind espresso-quality coffee.

Buying Experience

Walked in, bought it, and left. No hassle.

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