7.5, Based on 37 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.
Drew Fleck (quality: 7.5)
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.
Pat D'Arcy (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Decent grind, attractive appearance, no static and not too loud.
Marc Tischler (quality: 7.8)
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.
Meta Phoric (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: A Conical Burr Grinder for the rest of us...
Bottom Line: Good grinder for the price once modified.
Dunno Lol (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: If you are looking for good espresso, step away from this grinder.
Louie Woodhams (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Nice grinder, but not enough range for espresso.
Tim Hett (quality: 3.2)
Bottom Line: Solid grinder delivers. Very happy with this purchase.
Brian Woodward (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: Great grinder for the money; capable of espresso-grade grinds.
Ian King (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: It's not an art work, it's a fine appliance that gets the job done nicely.
Lance Johnson (quality: 8.0)
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.
Michelle P (quality: 8.3)
Bottom Line: I think it's the perfect burr grinder for french press coffee!
Craig Murray (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: old saying you get what you pay for any one want to buy my breville
Lewis Jordan (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Get one!
Eran Levy (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: good grinder after all .
Johann Ramirez (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: A great starter grinder with quick modification is able to produce consistent high quality grinds for Espresso.
Don Ferron (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Looks good, grinds right, a great value at retail.
Andrew B (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Buy it if you're looking for a reasonably priced burr grinder for everything BUT espresso
Eric Pellenbarg (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: If your budget isn't ready for a $300+ grinder, this is a very good choice.
Tyler Noble (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: After a simple no-brainer modification, this grinder is great for espresso!!
Eric Mattocks (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Best grinder under $300. !
Mike Filigenzi (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Solid unit - high quality and high value.
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.
Max Snook (quality: 2.3)
Bottom Line: Does not live up to its billing.
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!
Bottom Line: Good initial quality, but chronic clogging has me searching for a replacement after 18 months
Sherry Xu (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: DON'T BUY THIS ONE
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.
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.
Mick Paulin (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine when it's not broken...
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.
Bottom Line: For the price, it's a good bet, as long as you're not looking for an espresso grinder.
Davin Gegolick (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Great burr grinder for drip coffee, not great for espresso.
Bottom Line: Good grinder, unless you are looking for an artistic piece of kitchenware.
Christopher Covolo (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Simple, small grinder for people that are buying their own beans - but loud.
Bottom Line: Big step up from whirly, for not too much dough.
Eric Bain (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: a worthy purchase, but she's a chev not a caddi
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