Breville BCG820BSSXL Smart Grinder Pro

By Melissa Watson | Reviews

Jan 07

If you’re not looking for a conical burr, you don’t know what you’re missing! The key to an amazing grind is consistency and even cuts, the conical burr is the most effective way to get the most out of your coffee beans.

So ditch the blades and the flat burrs and look towards the Smart Grinder Pro for an example of all the great things a professional grinder with a conical burr can do. The Breville BCG820BSSXL Smart Grinder Pro weighs a stable reassuring 6.4 pounds and features a modern digital interface. It sports a black and brushed stainless steel design that looks classy and refined.

Key Features

Binding Kitchen
Brand Breville
Color Brushed Stainless Steel
EAN 0021614056559
Label Breville
Manufacturer Breville
Number Of Items 1
Package Quantity 1
Part Number BCG820BSS
Product Group Kitchen
Product Type Name KITCHEN
Publisher Breville
Studio Breville
Title Breville BCG820BSSXL The Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder, Brushed Stainless Steel

Let’s start with the flagship feature. The Breville BCG820BSSXL Smart Grinder Pro comes with 60 unique grind settings that cover almost every different style of coffee you can think of. So if you’re extremely picky, fear not, this modern grinder has got you covered. If you’re still not completely satisfied with the ridiculous levels of customization you can even adjust the top burr to achieve an even more specific range of grinds.

Be careful though, the motor on this device is weak. Although that doesn’t matter as much when you want something like an espresso, you will find yourself in a very difficult situation if you attempt to grind something french press worthy. With enough patience and calibration you might be able to achieve a decent coarseness but it might not be with the effort!

Breville BCG820BSSXL Smart Grinder Pro

If that wasn’t specific enough for you, you also get an extremely accurate timer that you can use to get your timing down to two tenths of a second. Talk about consistency! If you have troubles being able to recreate your sweet spots, you only have yourself to blame. This grinder gives you every possible feature you could want to make the perfect batch of coffee every single time you use it.

This version of the Smart Grinder comes with an add-on that lets you measure out your doses of coffee, too. It has been known to report doses incorrectly but if you’re in a hurry this can be a great way to make sure you’re in the ball park.

You also have to make sure you have plenty of space near your kitchen outlets if you decide to but the Smart Grinder Pro because it only comes with a measly one foot cable. If your kitchen hasn’t taken this into account, it would be wise to invest in a short extension cord in order to be able to use this!


Breville BCG820BSSXL 2 picBreville could have definitely afforded to outfit this grinder with metal or high quality parts for the amount they’re charging. Even so, the hardware is solid and you get an extremely versatile grinder that lets you create phenomenal brews if you’re in the medium to fine range. If you’re looking for a decent grinder and you’re looking for something in this price point, you definitely can’t go wrong with the Smart Grinder Pro.

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About the Author

I'm Melissa, CEO of Consumer Coffee Gear. This blog will take a look at some of the best grinders on the market to help you decide what you need to treat yourself the way you deserve.

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