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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.5, Based on 37 Reviews
Avg Price $100.00
Manufacturer Breville (Chinese Origin)
Machine Type Conical Burr Grinder, Bean Hopper, Grinds Catcher, Timer
Colors Brushed Metal / Black / Clear Plastic
Class Grinder, Conical Burr Consumer
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Called the Ikon, BarAroma, and BCG450XL, this is a multipurpose conical burr grinder from Breville, with a built in timer and grind hopper.

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Tyler Noble (quality: 7.5) 03.03.2009 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: After a simple no-brainer modification, this grinder is great for espresso!!
Tim Hett (quality: 3.2) 03.17.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Solid grinder delivers.  Very happy with this purchase.
Sherry Xu (quality: 6.0) 10.31.2009 Rating: 0.2
Bottom Line: DON'T BUY THIS ONE
Scot Murray (quality: 6.0) 11.01.2009 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Worked well for my Krups steam-powered, but isn't nearly fine enough for Miss Silvia... she's a demands more than it can produce.
Richard Womer 10.01.2013 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Big step up from whirly, for not too much dough.
Paul Jones 10.08.2007 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Good grinder for the price once modified.
Pat D'Arcy (quality: 8.0) 08.20.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Decent grind, attractive appearance, no static and not too loud.
Mike Filigenzi (quality: 6.5) 03.28.2009 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Solid unit - high quality and high value.
Mick Paulin (quality: 8.0) 01.11.2010 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Excellent machine when it's not broken...
Michelle P (quality: 8.3) 05.13.2008 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: I think it's the perfect burr grinder for french press coffee!
Michel Roberge 06.01.2012 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: For the price, it's a good bet, as long as you're not looking for an espresso grinder.
Michael Ventura (quality: 3.3) 05.03.2009 Rating: 6.2
Bottom Line: After modifying to get a finer grind it only gets an "okay" espresso grind, not great (~20 sec's).  For same $$, my modified Baratza Maestro was better.
Meta Phoric (quality: 7.0) 09.23.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: A Conical Burr Grinder for the rest of us...
Max Snook (quality: 2.3) 05.14.2009 Rating: 3.4
Bottom Line: Does not live up to its billing.
Marc Tischler (quality: 7.8) 08.29.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Very affordable burr grinder with nice aesthetics, small footprint, and most importantly good grind. Great first grinder if you are on a limited budget.
Louie Woodhams (quality: 7.0) 03.15.2008 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Nice grinder, but not enough range for espresso.
Lewis Jordan (quality: 7.0) 09.03.2008 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Get one!
Lance Johnson (quality: 8.0) 04.04.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Though I've been slow to get the message, a good grinder like the Breville makes a world of difference in your coffee enjoyment.
Johann Ramirez (quality: 6.7) 10.09.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A great starter grinder with quick modification is able to produce consistent high quality grinds for Espresso.
Joel Schulz (quality: 7.0) 12.02.2009 Rating: 2.8
Bottom Line: For espresso it is useless and Breville admits it. Too bad the product was not as good as Breville's customer service. They offered a refund if my retailer did not. MORE THAN I CAN SAY FOR BODUM.
Ian King (quality: 8.0) 04.03.2008 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: It's not an art work, it's a fine appliance that gets the job done nicely.
Evan Patton 10.04.2009 Rating: 5.4
Bottom Line: Good initial quality, but chronic clogging has me searching for a replacement after 18 months
Eric Pellenbarg (quality: 7.0) 01.17.2009 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: If your budget isn't ready for a $300+ grinder, this is a very good choice.
Eric Mattocks (quality: 7.3) 03.04.2009 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Best grinder under $300. !
Eric Bain (quality: 5.3) 04.13.2014 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: a worthy purchase, but she's a chev not a caddi
Eran Levy (quality: 7.3) 10.04.2008 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: good grinder after all .
Dunno Lol (quality: 6.8) 10.26.2007 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: If you are looking for good espresso, step away from this grinder.
Drew Fleck (quality: 7.5) 08.15.2007 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: All-in-all I am very satisfied with this purchase.  Bottom line- it is so affordable and works so well that I'll be able to put money aside for an even nicer grinder when it's time to upgrade, and I'll be able to drink excellent espresso in the meantime.
Don Ferron (quality: 6.0) 10.14.2008 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: Looks good, grinds right, a great value at retail.
Davin Gegolick (quality: 7.0) 06.07.2012 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Best burr grinder for the price!
Craig Murray (quality: 4.0) 05.14.2008 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: old saying you get what you pay for  any one want to buy my breville
Christopher Covolo (quality: 6.0) 01.26.2013 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Simple, small grinder for people that are buying their own beans - but loud.
Brian Woodward (quality: 3.0) 03.17.2008 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Great grinder for the money; capable of espresso-grade grinds.
Ash Furrow (quality: 7.0) 08.30.2010 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: *Not* recommended for espresso. Good starter grinder after I modified it, but wore out quickly. Get a better starter grinder if you can at all afford it.
Andrew B (quality: 7.3) 10.19.2008 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Buy it if you're looking for a reasonably priced burr grinder for everything BUT espresso
Adie Williams 09.13.2009 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Worth the $89 on Amazon, this user friendly machine can grind espresso in it's finest settings and is definitely great for drip as well!
Adam Trimble 01.09.2013 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Good grinder, unless you are looking for an artistic piece of kitchenware.
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