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Breville BCG450XL Grinder - Paul Jones's Review
Posted: October 8, 2007, 3:55am
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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
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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: 8.0
Manufacturer: Breville (Chinese Origin) Quality: 8
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $80.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Online Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 months Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Good grinder for the price once modified.
Positive Product Points

Looks good.
Grinds fine enough for espresso once modified.
Easy to clean and all grinds go in the container.

Negative Product Points

Container to catch grinds and bean hopper is a little fragile.

Detailed Commentary

Good grinder for the price, looks good and has a smaller foot print on the bench top than the comparable Sunbeam EM450/480.

The container to catch the grinds and bean hopper is made from a fragile plastic, so you wouldn't want to drop it. I ordered some spares, they were quite cheap.

Cord storage is excellent and it is easy to make fine adjustments to grinder settings.

Easy to clean, i just give the grind container the beaner holder a quick rinse under the tap. Looks really nice sitting on the bench top and not as in your face as most grinders.

Buying Experience

I'm in Australia and grinder was bought off ebay (new).

Three Month Followup

This ended up not grinding quite fine enough for my Gaggia Espresso, the shots when the grinder was set to its finest (Turkish) were still running around 15seconds. However i found a mod on coffeesnobs.com.au  to make the grind finer and it worked really well.
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