7.5, Based on 36 Reviews
Breville (Chinese Origin)
Conical Burr Grinder, Bean Hopper, Grinds Catcher, Timer
Brushed Metal / Black / Clear Plastic
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.
Bottom Line: Big step up from whirly, for not too much dough.
Christopher Covolo (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Simple, small grinder for people that are buying their own beans - but loud.
Bottom Line: Good grinder, unless you are looking for an artistic piece of kitchenware.
Davin Gegolick (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Best burr grinder for the price!
Bottom Line: For the price, it's a good bet, as long as you're not looking for an espresso grinder.
Ash Furrow (quality: 7.0)
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.
Mick Paulin (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine when it's not broken...
Joel Schulz (quality: 7.0)
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.
Scot Murray (quality: 6.0)
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.
Sherry Xu (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: DON'T BUY THIS ONE
Bottom Line: Good initial quality, but chronic clogging has me searching for a replacement after 18 months
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!
Max Snook (quality: 2.3)
Bottom Line: Does not live up to its billing.
Michael Ventura (quality: 3.3)
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.
Mike Filigenzi (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Solid unit - high quality and high value.
Eric Mattocks (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Best grinder under $300. !
Tyler Noble (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: After a simple no-brainer modification, this grinder is great for espresso!!
Eric Pellenbarg (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: If your budget isn't ready for a $300+ grinder, this is a very good choice.
Andrew B (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Buy it if you're looking for a reasonably priced burr grinder for everything BUT espresso
Don Ferron (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Looks good, grinds right, a great value at retail.
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