Summary: I used this grinder every day for two years. One day I turned it on and the on/off switch just fell into the body of the machine. The motor had also burned out. I only used it for coffee beans, and treated it gently. As much as I loved it, I will purchase another brand this time.
Pros: Consistent Grind, Easy To Use, Large Hopper, Stylish
Summary: The reason I bought this product was b/c I needed a conical burr grinder to grind the steel cut oatmeal for my 7 month old stage 1 first food oatmeal. The Turkish coffee setting is great, however, the cleaning is ackward. It is possible something was missing from my box, but it is impossible to get the powdered remains out of the grinder for cleaning purposes. I think one has to buy a separate brush or something.
Summary: Great grinder, relatively quiet, but hopper is kinda flimsy with plastic hinges on the lid which look like they will easily break if accidentally bumped while washing or drying. Handle hopper with care. This is our 3rd grinder after grinding coffee for over 15 years and the best value for the money. Prior ones were flat burr type and very noisy with clogs. The Breville conical burr drops the grinds down into the hopper and is the way to go.
Pros: Consistent Grind, Easy To Use, Large Hopper, Stylish, Versatile, VERY good grind quality
Summary: Not only is the grinder great but the personnel of the Breville Company located in Torrance, CA were extremely,helpful in assisting me in returning the first one I received. For some strange reason it just would not grind. Not good for a grinder especially for a coffee drinker! [...]As for the grinder I love it!
Pros: Consistent Grind, Durable, Easy To Use, Large Hopper, Quite operation, Reliable, Stylish
Summary: I was told my relatively new, fairly expensive latte machine was broken, and that I should buy one. I then talked to a person from the where I purchased my latte machine. He suggested that I buy beans ground for espresso from my local coffee shop and try those first to make sure it was the latte machine and not my grinder (which was relatively new and moderately priced). The culprit was the grinder and not my latte machine.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Powerful, Precise Control, Stable
Summary: Grinder works well and is very quiet. Grinds beans to same degree and volume every time. Only complaint is static buildup that can be remedied by waiting ten minutes after grinding. We live in dry climate so maybe adds to static level.
Summary: We bought this grinder in December 2013 after reading a burr was better than a traditional blade for espresso. My husband had to get used to the machine size (much larger than our tiny Cuisinart blade grinder) but I think he was won over when he saw that we could store the beans in the top, and that whenever we want a coffee, use the seconds on the dial to gauge how much we needed for a one or two-shot espresso.