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  • BCG800XL with portafilter cradle

 

the Smart Grinder™

with Dosing IQ

Our Smartest Grinder. It adjusts the dose when you change the grind.

The perfect coffee needs a precise amount of freshly ground beans. But adjustments in grind size requires different grind times to achieve a consistent dose.

Breville's conical burr Smart Grinder uses Dosing IQ technology to automatically adjust the dose whenever you change the grind. Choose between 'Cups' for French Press or Filter, and 'Shots' for Espresso, to get the right dose for your needs, whatever the grind setting. You can even tweak for taste.

The Smart Grinder has an LCD display, 25 grind settings, 1-pound removable hopper, and comes with two grinding cradles for dosing directly into espresso portafilters, plus an air-tight storage container.

You choose the grind, it'll choose the dose.

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BCG800XL $199.99
  • Extended Warranty

    N/A

  • Grinding Mechanism

    Stainless Steel Conical Burrs

  • Adjustable Grind Size

    25 grind settings

  • DosingIQ

    Dose automatically adjusts as you tweak your grind size

  • Hands Free Operation

    Hands free dosing directly into the espresso portafilter.

  • Hopper Capacity

    450gm

  • Removable Storage Hopper

    Included

  • Additional Features

    Backlit LCD Screen
    Adjust Amount dial for less grinds or more grinds
    Amount button selects the number of shots or cups to be ground.
    Grinds catcher for any overspill and is removable for easy cleaning
    Cord wrap
    Breville Assist™ Plug

  • Included Accessories

    Portafilter cradle – Small 50-54mm diameter compatible
    Portafilter cradle – Large 58mm diameter compatible
    Grinds container with lid and sealing cap
    Conical burr cleaning brush

  • Construction

    Stainless Steel with Plastic Hopper

  • Voltage

    110 - 120 Volts

  • Warranty

    1 Year Limited Product Warranty

  • Dimensions

    N/A

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July 18, 2014

Almost Brilliant

"Have used the Smart Grinder for several months. I paired it with the Infuser.

The grinder settings are not nearly precise enough. One setting is so fine that it chokes the machine with an extremely light tamp. The next courser setting requires a very heavy tamp. The adjustment for the amount are the same. One setting too much and the next too little. I found this true for three different coffees.

I found that the porta filter holder does not hold the infuser porta filter directly under the grinder chute and so there is always too much spilled ground coffee.

The grinder seems well made and has many theoretically helpful features. It grinds well but the adjustment features make is less than satisfactory. I am looking for another grinder. "

May 21, 2014

Not Recommended!

"The most course setting on this grinder is very fine. It will make terrible coffee in a french press. The most course setting is even too fine for a Keurig filter. I would not recommend if you plan to use this with a french press or a Keurig. Buyer beware!!!!"

May 6, 2014

whoops - auto shutoff! problem solved, rating revised

"Refer to review dated 5/3/14"

May 3, 2014

what, no power button?

"Looks great sitting next to my Barista express, but for $200, i would not have expected to have to plug it in every time I want to use it and unplug it after."

April 16, 2014

Smart Grinder!

"I just recently purchased this Smart Grinder to use to grind course coffee beans for my french press. I love it!
It is well made, looks beautiful on my counter, quiet, grinds consistent coffee beans. Love it!
I highly recommend this product to everyone!"

March 12, 2014

It's all great now

"After being unable to get my grinder to not jam up using 3 different types of coffee beans, I called Breville support. I thought that if there is a possibility this was a defective unit I would return it to the store and get a replacement. Otherwise I would just return it and get a Rancilo. Support had me run the grinder with no coffee so they could hear it over the phone. What I thought was the normal sound before it jammed up turned out to indicate a problem with the grinder. They sent me a pre-paid return label to send it back. I got a replacement unit and it works great.

Breville support was really helpful. "

December 6, 2013

I so want to love this

"I ordered this Smart Grinder after reading many reviews and was so looking forward to better coffee and simpler grinding ( was using the inexpensive blade grinder). I have tried to use this three times and each time I it has locked up and I had to clear the hopper at least two times while trying to grind for an 8 cup brewer. I have the setting to the left under the first R in "Percolator". I had it further to the right for another try.

I read that oily beans might cause a problem. Is it hard to find coffee beans this grinder can tolerate? I tried a different brand of coffee each time.

Hoping I can find a coffee bean that will work in this grinder. Any suggestions? "

April 22, 2013

LOVE IT

" We bought a Breville Barista Express espresso machine after much research of many brands....we are very happy with it....but we forgot that I drink decaf & my guy drinks regular....it is nearly impossible to share a grinder without my getting 'regular' in my decaf & I am someone who cannot tolerate 'hi-octane' coffee - I am a bundle of nerves floating 2 feet off the ground - it may sound like fun, but it is NOT.....soooooo we needed a separate bean grinder.....I researched grinders and read every review of every grinder and loved the idea of having the automatic/adjustable 'doser' just like the espresso machine does......I am soooo pleased with this grinder......the fine grind is exquisite....honestly......it looks great sitting right next to our barista Express & goes into 'sleep' mode when you arent using it & comes 'awake' at the touch of a button....it is quiet and the design keeps the mess of the grounds to a minimum ( hint: I actually use a basting brush to sweep what little grinds there are - it works better than a cloth - I put the 'extra' grinds in a small dish & use every yummy morsel the next time) you can adjust more or less grinds even in the automatic mode ....it is fun to experiment with the 'fine-ness' of the grinds to get the exact result you want.....this grinder is very user friendly and I don't think I even needed to read the directions....but I did anyway...yes, there were some grinders for less $$ and many for more $$$......I think you get what you pay for when it comes to grinders - to a point......I can't really imagine a better grinder than this one and even if I had bought one for twice the $$ - it may be a hair better....but that would be it.....I love my Barista Express BES860XL and my Grinder BCG800XL....I am now a huge fan of Breville"

September 19, 2012

Five Stars

"We received our smart grinder this week. It works really great and is easy to use. Clean-up for the few errant coffee grinds that I might spill is a snap with the pull out tray.

We are highly satisfied with this grinder and recommend it for your coffee bar.
"

March 12, 2012

You can't beat this

"If you're used to a spice grinder and now you're trying a real burr grinder, you'll probably grind waaaay too much at first, but when you hit upon the perfect amount to grind, you're going to have the best cup of coffee in your life. Try mixing "8 O'Clock Columbian" beans with Starbucks French Roast beans, a 50/50 mix for an amazing brew. I have a 12 cup drip coffee maker, and I started out with the 12 cup setting on the grinder, and the finest grind for drip brew, and it was too much. I've since switched to an "espresso grind, strong, and the 3 shot setting" for the perfect amount for a full 12 cups, the coffee grinding to a talcum powder like consistency. It's never bitter, and reminds me of New Zealand coffee. Great stuff. "

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