expired Breville Smart Grinder Pro BCG820BSS $159.20 + $9 Delivery (or Free Pickup) @ Bing Lee eBay

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This is a good price for the grinder.

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  • +1 vote

    Been using this grinder for past year. It's been great.

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    I was so excited to see this on sale, and expected the bes920 dual boiler to also be on sale. just checked binglee landing page, and all the breville machines are on sale like the barista express but not the dual boiler :( :( :( :( :( :(.

    EDIT: I've got neither the grinder nor the dual boiler, but am keen to buy both, so sad the dual boiler isn't.

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      in the exact same situation, considering picking up the grinder now while it's on sale but hoping the dual boiler deal is just around the corner

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        That's what I did in the past

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          That's what I did just now. I bought the grinder now and figured either in the future the dual boiler wil be on sale from binglee or somewhere else. Also I figured if I waited to buy both, it'll be a bigger hit in that moment in terms of $ (even though overall its the same)

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            @eltito: Guys I'd recommend against it!
            If you're actually interested in leveling up from nespresso, spend as much (if not more) on the grinder as the boiler/group.

            It's all in the grind!
            Mazzer mini is a good ~$850 option - a good match to the BDB.

            Just my 2c.

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              @Phildoot: Damn, I already bought it =(, I'll see how I go, an $800 machine + $160 grinder I think is good for a newbie who really wants to learn. Once I get more advanced (so to speak) I'll look into better gear.

              But thanks for the recommendation, i've put it in my notes =D

            • +1 vote

              @Phildoot: I agree with you on the importance of grind quality. I disagree on the mazzer mini. It’s disproportionately expensive, and really old technology with slow grinding times and shit tonnes of grind retention (a big build up of ground coffee stored in the grinder, like within the burrs - that means the coffee you’ll be using is actually quite old and you’re not even getting the benefit of freshly ground coffee - unless you’re single dosing)

              The Breville is a fantastic grinder at its price. It uses conical burrs, so is already miles better than any blade grinder. And to be honest, for someone using a home machine, with non-professional knowledge about coffee, you’re not going to be able to tell the difference. I don’t think it’s worth paying more for the mazzer.
              If you do want an alternative grinder to the Breville, I would recommend the Baratza Sette as a much better choice than the mazzer mini. Grinds by weight, does both filter and espresso grind sizes, grinds really fast, and much prettier too.

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              @Phildoot: I've been using BES920 & BCG820 for around a year and the one change that made the biggest improvement to the taste and consistency of my espresso was using WDT (Weiss distribution technique) - basically stirring the grinds in the portafilter basket with a skewer/toothpick/paperclip before tamping. The grinds from this grinder are usually just a bit too clumpy to give equal extracting and this stirring helps to break them up all the way through to the bottom. I still think I'll upgrade grinder at some point in the future (considering the Sette 270wi personally) but in the meantime I believe the Smart Grinder Pro is pretty good value for money and strongly recommend WDT to get the most out of it.

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            @eltito: If its still in production, im betting the bes920 will be on sale come EOFY sales which are just around the corner.

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      I suspect that the bes920 may have ceased production - not many places have it these days and I've seen a few display models on clearance.

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        NOOOOOOOOO, Don't say that =(. I've had many opportunities to buy it last year (from ozbargain) but I was overseas so didn't want to bother with it at the time. Now, that I'm home, this happens =(.

        I can get it from Bing Lee for 10% off, but it'll come to $800, would prefer 20% off as it comes down to $700

  • +3 votes

    If anyone's interested in the longevity of these things…

    I bought the original BCG800 in 2011 and still going strong !
    Averages 1 x doubleshot a day.

    I want to upgrade to this but I have no reason :(
    Maybe it'll 'accidentally' get knocked off the kitchen bench….by the dog ;)

    • +2 votes

      I would urge you to upgrade actually. The original Smart Grinder (BCG-800) has a terrible flaw in it. The impeller inside the grinder that pushes coffee grounds through from the burr is made of plastic and WILL degrade over time. You'll start getting a nasty and loud 'clicking' noise after a while when it starts getting jammed and has worn down enough. No amount of cleaning will fix it.

      It is repairable if you have a 3D printer and can carefully disassemble the BCG800 to replace the impeller with a 3D printed part however.

      My BCG-800 carked it after 6 years. Similar usage patterns as you.

      This revision of the Smart Grinder (BCG-820) has a metal impeller which doesn't suffer the same fate as the plastic one.

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        Yeah, I had heard rumours of that.
        Mine did something similar and I thought it was cactus.
        Just needed a topsi turvey clean out and 1/4 of a hard bean dropped out :)

        So back in business thankfully.

        …as soon as it's totes dead, i'll get the new one.
        If it aint broke etc…

        thanks for the info though.
        Time for coffee… :P

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          Mine had an issue which sounded familiar. I took it in for servicing that was covered under warranty and they replaced it with a newer model.

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        I would urge you to upgrade actually

        As you say the impeller is a common issue, but no need upgrading before it dies.

        Sadly my BCG800 kicked the bucket only after 3-4 years (pretty much only weekend use!) and it wasn't the plastic impeller, but the plastic motor gear wearing out. And I only learnt that after forking out for the replacement 3D print from the States.

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          I was probably being a bit dramatic in my post and I agree, the deal is on often enough that it's not much to worry about missing out on it.

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    whats a good coffee machine around $600? Any replies appreciated seems its a toss up between BES870CRN (Breville) and the ]Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso Coffee Machine EM7000

    • +2 votes

      How about the Breville Bambino and this Smart Grinder Pro combination?

      I have the Breville Bambino and been pumping out coffee since last year, it's been great!

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      What sort of usage do you think you will get out of it? How seriously do you take your coffee?

      • +2 votes

        Spending $50 a week on coffee - its life. Might be close to being a snob - have had some ripping local coffee shops to chose from

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    I have the Breville dose control grinder, been using it for 4 years or so

    other than the display is this much better?