Breville Smart Grinder Pro

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  • – Backlit Control Screen
  • – Timed Dosing
  • – Built-in Portafilter Holder
  • – Brushed Steel Case
  • – Easy Burr Access
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Overview

Just when we thought grinders couldn't get any brainier, Breville introduces the Smart Grinder Pro! While this grinder can't solve differential equations (but who can?!), it does solve the mystery of how to grind the same amount of coffee with each separate grind cycle. Utilizing Breville's astute dosing technology, ingeniously called Dosing IQ, the Smart Grinder Pro allows you to adjust the grind time within 0.2 second increments and offers the ability to program your favorite settings. Add in 60 separate grind settings and hands free capabilities and you've got yourself a pretty smart pro!

Features and Functionality

  • Grind Settings Galore! - With 60 different grind settings to choose from, you're sure to find the right grind every time!
  • Adjustable Upper Burr - In addition to 60 separate grind settings, you can also remove the top burr to manually adjust the default settings, thus extending the grind range. While this updated feature allows you to grind even finer or coarser than the original default settings, the adjustable top burr is actually intended to extend the life of your grinder.
  • Portafilter Activation Switch - The Smart Grinder Pro allows you to grind directly into your portafilter. To do this, simply slide your portafilter under the grind chute and press the activation switch to begin. Press again once you have reached your desired amount.
  • Manual Grinding - In addition to manually grinding into your portafilter, you can also manually grind directly into the included Breville grinds container or your brewer's drip filter basket. Simply hold the start button and release when you've ground enough.
  • Removable Bean Hopper - The 1 pound bean hopper can be easily removed with just a flip of the locking handle to effortlessly switch out beans, or clean the hopper.
  • Pause Function - Pause the Smart Grinder Pro mid grind cycle to even out your portafilter. Once your grounds are evenly settled, hit the start button within the allotted 10 second pause period and the Smart Grinder Pro will grind the remaining amount of time.
  • Programmability - The Smart Grinder Pro allows you to program your desired grind time per each shot setting. Once your desired grind time is showing on the digital screen, hold the program button and the grinder will beep twice, letting you know your grind time is now saved. Only the shot amount that is currently displayed will be programmed, all other shots will remain the same.
Pros
  • The Little Things That Count - Breville is always thinking of the consumer and we love that! Like the original Smart Grinder, the Smart Grinder Pro also includes a neat and tidy cord wrap under the grinder to store the power cord when not in use, as well as portafilter holders for hands-free grinding.
How Does it Compare?

Compared to the original Smart Grinder, the Smart Grinder Pro offers 60 grind settings (compared to the original Smart Grinder's 25 settings), an adjustable top burr for an extended grind range and timed grind cycles for added volume consistency between each brew.

Tips and Tricks

The Smart Grinder Pro is so close to grinding fine enough for Turkish coffee we can taste it! One of the finest settings on the digital screen, plus adjusting the removable top burr to the finest setting, equals a very fine grind that some may find suitable for Turkish, but we make no promises!


The factory burr setting is perfect for drip coffee and a good starting point for dialing in an espresso grind. For French press, we recommend adjusting the top burr to 9 or 10 and setting the digital screen to the coarsest grind possible for a true French press grind.

Suitable Applications Coffee Press, Drip Coffee, Espresso, Fine Drip / Pour Over
Minimum Time to Grind Double Shot 17 seconds
Minimum Time to Grind 8 Cup Drip 36 seconds

Specs

Model Number BCG820BSSXL
Manufacturer Breville
Width 6.25 inches
Depth 8.50 inches
Height 15.25 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 6.5000
Volts 110 - 120V
Case Material Brushed Stainless Steel
Bean Hopper Capacity 1 pound
Dosing Options Programmable Dosing Functionality
Grinder Style Burr - Conical Steel
Burr Diameter 40mm
Timer or On/Off Switch Both Timer & On/Off Switch

Q&A

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how does the Breville 820 PRO grinder differ from the 800 regular smart ? Higherl Q?
bc b on Mar 31, 2015
Best Answer: Compared to the original Smart Grinder, the Smart Grinder Pro offers 60 grind settings (compared to the original Smart Grinder's 25 settings), an adjustable top burr for an extended grind range and timed grind cycles for added volume consistency between each brew.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Mar 31, 2015
Is this better than the baratza virtuoso for espresso grind?
Byong L on Oct 1, 2016
Best Answer: I have had both. The breville has a slightly better grind quality. Both are a both clumpy in the espresso range but are still decent. It also has much better features.
Reply · Report · Brandon C on Oct 3, 2016
If I unplug the Breville Smart Grinder Pro or an electrical outage occurs, does the digital interface remember my settings?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2015
Best Answer: It remembers the grind setting, but not the cups and shot setting.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Mar 31, 2015
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Other than the digitally adjusted settings 1-30 for espresso grind size, what manually adjustable top burr setting (1-10) is ideal for espresso?
Steve on Aug 9, 2015
Best Answer: The manual adjustment on top simply provides a few extra steps of adjustment beyond what is offered by the knob. You really don't need to change it, unless you find that the minimum grind size (1) simply isn't fine enough to pull a good shot. In that case, I would try adjusting a step or two smaller until you can get the right grind.
Reply · Report · Chris B on Oct 3, 2016
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I know that you're all about espresso — not that there's anything wrong with that — but I'm not. At least, not at home. I'm all about my Aeropress and my wife loves her Melitta. My question about the Brevilles is whether I can place the Aeropress so that the grounds go directly into it. The manual doesn't seem to indicate that the grinder comes with a separate container (as the Baratzas do) to catch the grounds.

So, how can I use the grinder with something other than an espresso portafilter?
B2Beck on Apr 8, 2016
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Best Answer: The portafilter holder under the grinder is removable. I would say there is about 5-6 inches between the opening and the bottom of the grinder. You can catch the grounds with your own container (cups, bowls, etc). I'm not sure how tall an aeropress is, but you may be able to tilt it under the opening and catch the grounds directly into your aeropress. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Allen S on Apr 8, 2016
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I have a Rancilio v3 that is quite picky with grind. Will this unit be a good one to use ?
A shopper on May 7, 2015
Best Answer: This grinder has more than 60 settings, so you should absolutely be able to find a suitable grind.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on May 26, 2015
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We have been using a blade grinder, primarily for french press and automatic drip coffee. The burr grinders seem so geared to espresso. Is it worth it to invest in a burr grinder for our uses, and is it as complicated as it seems?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2016
Best Answer: I use this grinder for drip with my Brazen Coffee maker. I have found that if anything it brings out the coffee flavors more than even the burr grinder I used before, and much more so than a blade grinder. In fact I think my coffee goes a bit further than it used to because I am not using as much.
Reply · Report · Gary S on Oct 3, 2016
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How does Breville 820 pro compare to the Baratza Preciso?
Jeanette K on Sep 26, 2015
Best Answer: They both grind beans with plenty of settings to choose from but the Breville uses plastic gears and does not last as long as Baratza's steel gears.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Sep 29, 2015
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I recently purchased this Breville grinder. In one of your videos, Gail stated NOT to adjust the upper burr when the grinder is new. So then how do I dial in my espresso shots using just the control panel? I've used setting 1 which is fine but my shot was still a bit fast, even after a firm tamp. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :)
Sue W on Feb 25, 2017
Best Answer: I have owned this grinder for a little over a year. If you are speaking about the "upper burr", I assume you mean the one that is INSIDE of the grinder. You have lots of control over grind size with the "GRIND SIZE" dial on the right side of the grinder. Frankly, I have not had a need to get a finer grind that this dial allows, in fact, I don't have it set at the finest level - and I get a very nice texture for Espresso grind. I also own the Breville Espresso machine, which gives me information on the best brew - and I am getting perfect results. So, I don't think you should have an issue "dialing" in your desired Espresso grind.
Reply · Report · Julia K on Feb 27, 2017
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I own this machine and lost the owners msnual , is there a way to get another one or an online video to watch to operate this machine ?
Robin K on Jul 20, 2017
Best Answer: Hello! A digital copy of the User manual is in the resources tab of the product page! Here is a link: https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/assets/user-manuals/breville/breville-smart-grinder-pro-user-manual.pdf
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jul 21, 2017
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Do you know where the Breville smart grinder 820 pro is made?
Jeanette K on Sep 28, 2015
Best Answer: Australia
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Sep 29, 2015
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does this machine have a power button to switch on/ off?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2016
Best Answer: It does, and two ways to cycle on/off. The start/pause/cancel button on the far right, and the porta filter button in the back of the machine under the grinder outlet. Plus it's Automatic, it cycles off after a few minutes, or touch any of the buttons or grinder settings and the power comes on. Works nice, I like it just as much if not more then the Rocky that I had, that now my GF uses at her house.

I hope that helps?
Reply · Report · kevin c on Apr 8, 2016
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My old Baratza Preciso bit the dust after many years of grinding coffee beans daily. I'm looking to purchase Breville Smart Grinder Pro but I'm getting confused about its time settings. I grind my coffee based on coffee beans weight : water ratio. Previously I would weight coffee beans first and then just simply grind them completely in Baratza Preciso. Is it easy to grind pre weighted coffee beans completely, or there must always be something left behind in the beans hopper in Breville Smart Grinder Pro?
Oleg R on Feb 5, 2017
Best Answer: If you want to weigh your beans I do not think you need the Pro. I no longer weigh my beans. I load the hopper and the Pro grinds the exact amount of coffee every time. I only need to measure the water. I got a consistent pot every day.
Reply · Report · Leon S on Feb 5, 2017
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This is one of those "apples vs oranges" question: I currently own the Breville SmartGrinder and the original Breville Double Boiler espresso machine (BES900XL?). Lately, it seems like the grinds I've been using do not seem to generate proper BAR pressure when pulling shots (I weigh grounds by the gram on separate electronic scale). I did install the new set of washers that are supposed to improve the grind results, i.e., finer grind), and, this seemed to work for some time. So, I'm wondering if its time to get a new grinder. I really like the Breville brand and I like the Smart Grinder as I was able to get espresso grinds and French Press grinds. So, I'm wondering if this Baratza Vario is a better choice for my next grinder versus upgrading to the newer Breville Smart Grinder Pro. I've seen different reviews and most of them say that the Vario with the ceramic burrs are great for espresso grinds, but, not ideal for French Press grinds. Baratza has a set of steel burrs that are great for filter, pour over and French Press but not ideal (or even applicable) for espresso. Maybe I'm not being realistic in wanting one grinder that is great for espresso AND French Press type coffee? I'd appreciate any advice here. Or, maybe I need to clean my current machine? Thanks!
A shopper on Feb 17, 2016
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Best Answer: I also own a Breville SmartGrinder and a Breville espresso machine, and like you, I need my grinder to work well for both espresso and French press grounds. I've had my machines for about 2 years and so far have had no difficulty using the SmartGrinder for both. So far, I haven't replaced any parts or provided any special maintenance apart from the routine general cleaning. In my opinion, you can't beat the Breville grinders in terms of setting options and functions, without going way up in price (although it makes me a little crazy that there's no shut off button, you just have to wait for it to turn off on it's own!). Have you tried adjusting your grind setting to achieve correct bar pressure? As my grinder ages, I've found I have had to make slight adjustments to this grind setting--and the SmartGrinder does allow TINY adjustments. Currently, if my grind setting indicator on the front of the SmartGrinder display is on the "o" in "espresso" (and of course I fill and tamp the filter basket correctly), I'm getting a perfect "11 o-clock" bar pressure with my pressure gauge needle on the espresso machine--and a delicious shot of espresso! Hope this helps.
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Reply · Report · Traci E on Feb 20, 2016
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What grind setting is recommended for the Able Kone?
Tyler H on Jan 3, 2016
Best Answer: I would use a 30 for the grind size. Could go to 35 if you wanted. The amount depends on serving size. Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Gregory F on Feb 5, 2016
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For the drip grind settings, what size (in ounces) is considered a cup? In other words, using this with a Technivorm, where 42 oz = 10 cups (1.25L), how many cups is the correct setting on the Breville to brew a full Technivorm carafe?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2015
Best Answer: I am no coffee expert and there is specific coffee to water ratios to make what is considered great coffee. According to the experts you should use 60 grams of coffee with 1 liter of water and if using more or less water then a little math may be needed to figure this out.

I have tried the coffee to water ratio technique and it was a hit and miss with regards to taste because the type of beans, quality of water, filter type and cleanliness of the machine all contribute to the taste of the coffee.

The answer to your question may require you to do some test grinds/brews and fine tuning your grinder settings to achieve your desired taste.

To brew a full Technivorm 10 cup carafe with grinds from the Breville Smart Grinder Pro (no adjustments made to the Upper Burr) try starting off with:

Grind Time = 35 seconds
Cups = 7
Grind Size = 42

The settings will vary with the type of coffee bean that is used. I have been using Dark Italian Roast for some time now and this seems to work for my taste.
Reply · Report · Michael C on Dec 11, 2015
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How is this machine with coarse grinds for press pots and toddy coffee?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2017
Best Answer: I mostly use this grinder for my french press. It's easy to tweak in small increments, and I have been able to finely tune this grinder to get the perfect grind for my press.
Reply · Report · Andrew JM on Jul 5, 2017
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What is the best setting for pour over?
artistadavide on May 2, 2017
Best Answer: My setting is six marks from the left, which is a bit coarser than the drip marking. I use the same setting for my everyday brewing in my BRAZEN Plus, which is a good approximation of the pour over process
Reply · Report · Leon S on May 9, 2017
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does the grinder heat up the beans?
Josh B on Sep 30, 2016
Best Answer: For home applications, heat buildup is really a non-issue unless you're grinding a large quantity of beans all at once. I've never found any heat issues with the Breville.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Oct 3, 2016
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Would you recommend this over the Baratza Virtuoso?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2016
Best Answer: I couldn't say as I didn't physically look at the Baratza. I remember liking the features, read out, and SCG reviews of the Breville better than the other grinders - for about the same price. I have generally had good luck with Breville products. This new grinder works quite well and I think it gives you a nice fine expresso level grind.
That said, I ALSO own the Breville Espresso/Grinder combo and the grinder switch started to malfunction. Instead of replacing the whole machine, I decided to simply buy another grinder. I hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Julia K on Apr 29, 2016
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Can this do Turkish coffee grinds?
Tech Gospel on Jul 18, 2017
Best Answer: Nope! We generally do not recommend electric grinders for Turkish grinds since the ultra-fine grind setting can drastically shorten the life of most grinders.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jul 21, 2017
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I am in the market for an espresso machine and grinder. I am a coffee euthiust. Currently I brew mainly chemex, french press, aero press, syphon and make my own cold brew. Right now I'm using a Mr coffee conical burr grinder My price point is stretched at buying a rocky grinder and a breville infuser. I do plan to eventually upgrade to a silvia m. What do you recommend? I've considered going with the smart pro and infuser or rocky and pro temp.
John S on Mar 3, 2017
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Best Answer: Both options you list are fantastic choices! I'd personally choose the Infuser and the Smart Grinder Pro, simply because I like the option of hot water on my machines.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Mar 6, 2017
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Is it reccomended to adjust the top burr on the Breville smart grinder pro from the default setting of 6 to a setting of 9 for a French press grind?
My inclination is to leave the top burr at the default setting of 6 and adjust the bottom burr to the desired French press grind
Tom M on Dec 7, 2016
Best Answer: Adjust the bottom burr first, if you find that the settings don't go coarse enough for French press, then adjust the upper burr setting.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Dec 8, 2016
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Is the grinder messy in operation, spraying ground coffee outside the portafilter basket ?
A shopper on Nov 15, 2016
Best Answer: A little staticy, but nothing spectacularly messy! Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Nov 24, 2016
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Is this grinder same as the built-in one of the Breville Oracle?
Erez K on Nov 14, 2016
Best Answer: They are very similar, same burr design, but are calibrated differently for the Oracle (espresso only!) than the Smart Grinder Pro (drip to espresso)

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Nov 24, 2016
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trying to decide which grinder would be best for my Espro French Press that I purchased from you several years ago. Love the Espro and the grinder would be exclusive for the Press. What would you choose for under $300.oo? I was thinking Breville Smart Grinder Pro or the Baratza Virtuoso. Thanks
LLOYD C on Nov 14, 2016
Best Answer: I think you'd be happy with either of those grinders! I personally prefer the Encore because its interface is a simple on/off switch, but it lacks a timer. You'd need to pre-weigh or pre-dose the hopper for single serving Espro Presses. The Breville has some programming, so you can set it once and just hit the button for the correct grind amount.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Nov 15, 2016
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I've been trying several grind settings since getting this grinder to get things right for a Bonavita BV1900ts, but it seems to keep coming out slightly bitter and the coffee doesn't really seem to be that coarse. Has anyone zero'd in on the best grind setting for pour over or the Bonavita? I've mostly been trying in the 48+ range. BTW, I typically do 58g for 6 cups. Thanks!
Brian C on Nov 6, 2016
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Best Answer: Have you tried reducing your coffee qty? We roast our own so its always fresh, but if we go heavy on the gounds it can get a tad bitter.. Just a thought..
Reply · Report · ROBERT S on Nov 7, 2016
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Do you have a step-by-step description of how to disassemble and clean this unit? I am a fanatic and want to know how to clean and even replace the burrs.
Keith K on Nov 12, 2015
Best Answer: We do not have a video to do this. I will put in a suggestion, but in the meantime, I suggest contacting Breville directly at 1-866-273-8455
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Dec 6, 2015
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Where is the Breville 820 pro made?
Jeanette K on Sep 26, 2015
Best Answer: Australia
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Sep 29, 2015
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Can the Breville 820 Pro be used to grind beans for ristretto shots given its expanded settings? Thanks!
Bethany M on Sep 20, 2015
Best Answer: Yes
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Sep 29, 2015
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From jet plane landing in your kitchen (10) to kittens purring (1), how noisy is it?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2015
Best Answer: Tigers growling (5)
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 20, 2015
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I'm looking at purchasing this to be my brew grinder - mostly v60. Assuming I have wet the filter in the cone & calibrated the grind time to be whatever mass I need, can I fit a v60 size 02 cone in the tray and grind directly into the filter and cone?
Austin B on Aug 19, 2015
Best Answer: Yes
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 20, 2015
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Do you sell replacement burrs for the Breville Smart Grinder Pro?
Nicholas H on Jul 24, 2015
Best Answer: No, we do not. Try contacting Breville directly. They can be reached at 1-866-273-8455
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Is the Breville Smart Grinder Pro suitable for Chemex? Would the default upper but setting work or would adjustments be required?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, you can get this to the right setting for Chemex. You would want to adjust the grinder to your personal specifications
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 10, 2015
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Hi, may i know the voltage required for this grinder? Can it handle 220 volts? Thanks.
A shopper on Jun 20, 2015
Best Answer: 110-120V. No, it cannot handle 220 volts
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jul 2, 2015
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Does the Breville 820 Pro come in Black vs Stainless Steel?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2015
Best Answer: Currently it's only available in stainless steel
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jun 17, 2015
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Is the pro model belt driven or gear driven? Will it hold up to dark roast oily beans without clogging? Does it have plastic gears like the 800XL? What would be a good setting to start with out of the box for a double shot of espresso using this grinder?
Thanks
A shopper on Jun 1, 2015
Best Answer: This model is gear driven. It will grind dark roast oily beans, but you will have to clean it very frequently to prevent clogging. We have not received specific confirmation on the material of the gears, but we do believe they are plastic. A good start for a shot of espresso would be anywhere from 1-30.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jun 20, 2015
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Is this a quality grinder for espresso?
Tina B on May 26, 2015
Best Answer: This is a great grinder that will definitely get you into espresso range.
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Does anyone know the grind range in Microns?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2017
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Can it gring fine enough for Breville expresso coffe?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2017
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Reviews

Breville, the Smart Grinder ProReview by Jim
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I recently bought a better grinder (Eureka Atom) for my more expensive Espresso machine so I needed a cheaper grinder for my Bonavita (8 cup) which has a nice stainless steel carafe. I chose the Breville and it has been great for what I wanted. I realize that many folks do not want two different grinders but once you have dialed in something like the Atom I have learned do not mess with a good thing. I bought the Breville then for regular coffee. I have found the settings of 52 for the grind to feel like ground white sugar and the time settings are variable as with the coffee bean chosen but approximately 4 cups 20 seconds, 6 cups 29 seconds and 8 cups 38 seconds and this correlates to 9gm/cup but this is variable.
My only problem that I found is that if you choose to set the the time for one of the three settings and the proceed to "press and hold=Program button" to fix that grind time you will have to adjust the other 2 settings accordingly. I have found that only the one setting that will remain fixed.
Overall, a decent grinder at a reasonable price. I am hoping for long term use based on Breville's recent updating of the mechanical failures of the previous generation. (Posted on 5/12/2017)
Great GrinderReview by Marcus
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After experiencing the frustration of using inexpensive grinders and not getting an espresso grind that worked, I stepped up to this one. I really like it for the fine espresso blend and I set it on the high end of the grind. The machine is well thought out with two different size attachment to fill your portafilter, and a nice canister for grinding more! The base comes out to clean without making a mess, and is magnetized in place so it stays snug but is easy to remove. (Posted on 2/11/2017)
Not for French PressReview by Jabuchy
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Unit is not not capable of producing a French Press grind (even using the manual burr adjustment feature) which Breville acknowledges and is looking into (and thus the "3" rating). Otherwise has great features and produces a very consistent grind. (Posted on 1/14/2017)
Too much static; otherwise niceReview by Toshen
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First: Love Seattle Coffee Gear, especially the great crew reviews!

I had a Baratza Virtuoso Burr Espresso Grinder V2 before this. Liked it, though I found it challenging to grind a consistent amount each morning. The Breville is a nice step up in this regard. Took a couple days to find just the right grind and amount (for French Press, in my case); after that, just push a button. Nice! But, Breville apparently did not use anti-static materials. Even though I'm grinding as coarse as I can (including the extra coarseness that can be set directly on the burrs), there is lots of very fine dust flying out of the bin when I try to pour the grind into my press. Not the end of the world, but a minor irritation to be aware of. I've taken to pouring the grind into my press over the kitchen sink so I can more easily clean up the mess. (Posted on 11/14/2016)
Better living through technologyReview by Scot
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I have been using the Rancilio Rocky doserless grinder for about five years, but recently moved to a smaller apartment and needed to win back some counterspace. I have put the Rocky in storage and am now using this Smart Grinder Pro. A few things that I noticed right away:
1) The grinder is very consistent--grounds come out evenly sized and, importantly (for the dosing to work) the same amount of coffee is ground in the allotted time. For example, I have the grinder set to 13 and the timer set for 14.6 seconds. This is consistently grinding 18.5 grams of beans.

2) The grinder is much quieter than the Rocky.

3) The portafilter holder works well; you can actually let go of the portafilter if you need to use your hands for something else.

I have only been using this machine for a few weeks, so I can't speak to its longevity. But I have owned the Breville 900XL Dual Broiler for almost five years and it is still working beautifully, so I am optimistic.
(Posted on 9/17/2016)
its greatReview by bug
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I sent my smart grinder back for reconditioning and got a new pro model back! The issue with the smart grinder was that a plastic rotor that clears the grinds wears out and blocks the grinder. I can see that same part in the pro is now metal, so breville learnt their lesson. I expect the new model to be even better than the original, which i was very happy with. (Posted on 8/16/2016)
Very good valueReview by Philip A.
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Upgraded from a B. Virtuoso. The Breville has much finer adjustments that are well suited for espresso. I really like the timer and the digital display that shows coarseness setting. Allows me to switch between French press and Espresso and I always know which setting to return to. I watched several SCG videos before deciding on this grinder. Thanks for the advice, I was not disappointed! (Posted on 8/10/2016)
Better than original SmartgrinderReview by Mark
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I've owned the original Smartgrinder, the new SmartGrinder Pro, and the Rancillo Rocky. The original SmartGrinder died on me because some gears stripped. Here is my take on the new SmartGrinder Pro and comparison - 1.) the Smartgrinder Pro definitely has finer adjustments than the original SmartGrinder; 2.) for the price, this is a fantastic grinder; 3.) for my Via Venezia with bottomless portafilter, I can dial in with the Smartgrinder Pro better than the Rocky; 4.) Range of grind on the Pro machine is pretty wide but it does espresso best; 5.) for espresso, you'd be shocked at how granular you can step the grind on this model compared to the original SmartGrinder.

The only CON I would give this machine is it also has some plastic gears and parts in it like my old SmartGrinder (non-pro) that died. Eventually something may slip and it will either need to be fixed by Breville or replaced. But for the price, if this lasts 2 plus years, it's well worth it. Great starter all around Grinder for sure. (Posted on 5/31/2016)
Great GrinderReview by Nooksack
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This grinder is amazing. I love the digital controls. Easy to adjust grind time and easy to adjust the grind. I have paired this with my Rancilio Silvia and can adjust the grind for perfect shots. High Quality Product. (Posted on 4/20/2016)

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Breville espresso machines, grinders and blenders

Length: 2 Years (Oracle & Dual Boiler), 1 Year (All other new equipment), 6 months (Refurbished Models)

Who Supports the Warranty: Breville USA

Warranty Contact Information: 866-273-8455

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes (Excludes YouBrew)

Can SCG Repair? Yes; only as covered by SCG warranty. Read more about our repair services.

Note: Please register your product with Breville for warranty support.


Care and Maintenance

  • Clean burrs on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, either with a cleaning brush or a burr grinder-specific cleaning product, such as Grindz
  • Remove and hand wash bean hopper and lid with warm soap and water as needed

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