Breville Smart Grinder Pro – Review

April 5, 2019

The Smart Grinder Pro™

If this is your first time reading our articles, we need to tell you that we are passionate about coffee. We already wrote multiple articles about it, but still, this remains one of our favorite topics. In this week, we decide to bring one of our favorites electric coffee grinders, the Breville Smart Grinder Pro.

Like a great espresso machine, a great coffee grinder it’s an essential equipment to achieve good results in making coffee. You will need a grinder that consistently delivers the same level of coffee grind, each time you make coffee. This will allow you to experiment with different brewing techniques, without being concerned about the quality of the coffee grind.

The Breville BCG820BSSXL Smart Grinder Pro is perfect for precision coffee grinding. With a Precision Digital Time (adjustable in 0.2-sec increments) to give you complete control over dose and grind time. And with 60 different grind settings to achieve maximum flavor potential to suit your favorite brew. Grind settings that will allow you to go from the finest Espresso to the coarsest French Press.

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Breville BCG820BSSXL The Smart Grinder Pro

A Deeper Look At Breville Smart Grinder Pro

The Breville Smart Grinder Pro is the latest Breville’s grinder series. Not only does it pick up where the other models (the Dose Control and the Grind Control) left off, but it also promises to provide what other brands forgot to include. Compared to industry leaders like Baratza and Rancilio, the Breville Smart Grinder Pro offers a wider variety of grind settings and intuitive features. And the best part is that it’s a good fit for just about any type of coffee enthusiast. Whether you are just starting out or have been in the game for a while.

With 60 different grind settings, there is nothing that you can’t do with this grinder. With so many different settings, you might think that this grinder is over complicated, but it’s actually pretty straight forward to use.  The massive number of settings are divided into just 4 categories: press, percolator, drip, and espresso, which make it easy to use. Most of the options are where you need them most: in the espresso and drip categories.

Each category is sensitive to tiny changes. So, if you find that 60 grind settings aren’t enough for you, pluck out the bottom burr to find 10 more micro-adjustments. These extra settings allow you to tune each individual setting leaving you with 600 different grind options.

Ease Of Use

With so many different modes, this is not the easiest or simplest grinder to use. But the digital interface of the Breville Smart Grinder Pro makes it more easy and comfortable to use. The settings are arbitrarily assigned in numbers which are the standard for many electric or manual grinders on the market. You will take some time to get used to these settings but after some experimentations, its end to be pretty straight forward.

The grind consistency is also something that it’s worth talking about. As like any other grinder, the consistency of the grind decreases with the coarseness of the grind. This grinder struggles to provide a consistent coarse grind but does well with medium to fine grounds.

Product Information

Technical Specification

Product dimensions: 12.5 x 8.5 x 16.3 inches / 31.8 x 21.6 x 41.4 cm
Item Weight: 6.4 pounds / 2.9 Kg
Shipping Weight: 9.6 pounds / 4,4 Kg
Manufacturer: Breville
Item model number: BCG820BSSXL
Construction Materials: Brushed Stainless Steel

Grinding Mechanism: Stainless Steel conical burr grinder efficiently designed to minimize grinding heat and protect the essential oils in the coffee bean.
Settings: 60 Precise Grind Settings from the finest espresso to the coarsest French Press grind
Power: 165 Watts;
Voltage: 110–120 Volts
Warranty: 1-year limited product warranty

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Breville Digital Screen

The Smart Grinder

As we already said, the Breville Smart Grinder Pro comes equipped with a “Grind Time” dial, which lets you quickly set the dose amount for each batch. But if you don’t want to set a specific time, or don’t yet know which time to choose, you can hold down the start button and the timer will begin counting up from zero. This will allow you to experiment with different doses. But the best part is that you can save your favorite settings.

All you need to do is to program in your preferred dose by holding down the dial. One of the best things about this feature is that it works for each grind category. You can have a programmed dose for espresso, for pour-over, and for percolator.

Final Thoughts About The Breville Smart Grinder Pro

This is one most versatile coffee grinders you will find on the market. With so many different modes, and with the ability to fine-tuning each mode, this coffee grinder will impress even the biggest coffee geek. So, if you are looking for a professional grinder, that won’t break your bank, the Breville Smart Grinder Pro is something that you should take a look

Resumo

The Breville The Smart Grinder Pro is by far one of the most adjustable coffee grinders available on the market. With so many different modes, this grinder is perfect for any coffee enthusiast.

4.5
SCORE

Ease Of Use

4

Grind Consistency

4.5

Grind Settings

5

Price

5
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