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.
Christopher Covolo (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Simple, small grinder for people that are buying their own beans - but loud.
Eran Levy (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: good grinder after all .
Bottom Line: Big step up from whirly, for not too much dough.
Lewis Jordan (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Get one!
Davin Gegolick (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Best burr grinder for the price!
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...
Andrew B (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Buy it if you're looking for a reasonably priced burr grinder for everything BUT espresso
Louie Woodhams (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Nice grinder, but not enough range for espresso.
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.
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)
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.
Bottom Line: Good initial quality, but chronic clogging has me searching for a replacement after 18 months
Max Snook (quality: 2.3)
Bottom Line: Does not live up to its billing.
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.
Sherry Xu (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: DON'T BUY THIS ONE
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