Breville Smart Grinder – highly recommended
We have done a lot of research to come up with the best burr grinder and found that the Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder seemed to top them all, and yes, it is as Smart as it’s name suggests.
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Smart enough to give you the perfect grind setting for your preferred coffee drink, all you need do is select from its 25 grind settings then set & forget its just that easy.
One happy user described it in a nutshell “Almost talks to you to ensure you get the best coffee ever”
It got our vote as best burr grinder because, as well as the perfect grind, the breville smart grinder is a quality built to last, compact, stylish, easy to use, easy to clean piece of hardware that you can proudly display on your kitchen counter.
Another plus is that it is relatively quiet compared to most other grinders.
- Made from stainless and high quality plastics.
- 25 grind settings perfect for all coffee types.
- Backlit LCD Screen clearly shows grind setting, number of cups for shots and customized grind amount.
- Auto dosing system.
- Removable airtight bean hopper-holds 1pound of beans
- Extra bean hoppers available – saves emptying beans when you what to change varieties.
Things you should know about the smart grinder:
Although most users also believe this to be the best burr grinder, there are a few that were not 100% happy and we think their points are worth mentioning.
Breville uses a fair amount of plastic in the Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder which doesn’t please a few users, but it is very good quality plastic which should withstand many years of use.
Cost is another point. This has been voiced by many users but usually followed by a comment stating it is well worth it.
Yet another point made by more than 1 user is that when grinding for a 2 shot drink the portafilter seems to overflow causing waste. One way of getting around this difficulty is to do a single shot, lightly tamp then repeat. If you don’t want to do this then you will need to clean up a few spilt grounds.
Lastly At times beans in the hopper will jam. Our research shows that this is a common issue with most grinders and all you need do is give the beans a little stir, especially if you are using oily beans.
“Stylish, elegant, sophisticated, easy to use and easy to clean up” these are all words used by consumers to describe the Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder. We feel that the Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder is indeed the “Smart Choice” and in our opinion is one of the best burr grinders on the market to date.