Breville Smart Pro Coffee Bean Grinder Review


The Breville Smart Grinder Pro is designed with dosing IQ technology that grinds coffee beans perfectly. It has 60 different settings that allow you to grind coffee to your exact taste. The Smart Grinder Pro is made of stainless steel and is available in a number of different colors. For the best results, make sure to grind directly into a portafilter or an air-tight jar.

Breville The Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder

Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Breville Smart Pro Coffee Bean Grinder Ratings by Features:

Easy to Use

4.6 out of 5


4.4 out of 5

Easy to Clean

4.4 out of 5


4.2 out of 5

Quality of Material

4.3 out of 5


4.0 out of 5

Pros and Cons of Breville Smart Pro Coffee Bean Grinder:


  • LCD screen that displays all settings
  • The precision digital time feature allows you to adjust grind time
  • 60 different grind settings


  • Lower impeller wears out quickly
  • Requires extensive cleaning after prolonged use


1. LCD Screen

The Breville Smart Pro Coffee Bean Grinder has a large LCD screen that displays all the selected settings. These settings are also extremely easy to select as there are knobs for grind amount and grind size. There is also a shots/cups button that you can easily use. You are free to experiment with the grind size and grind amount. Initially some people play around and then gradually they find the perfect amount of coffee, its size and the cup they require.

2. 60 Grind Settings

There are 60 various grind settings that you can choose from. These can be adjusted for fine or more coarse results. Usually coarse grinds have higher chances of irregularity in the coffee grounds. However, this smart coffee maker has the ability to make minor adjustments with the help of the removable top burr. Unlike the Breville Smart Pro Coffee Bean Grinder, other grinders are unable to maintain the consistency of the grinded coffee. However, with this coffee maker you will enjoy consistency in every cup of coffee.

3. Allowing You To Adjust Grind Time

As the name suggests, the Breville BCG820BSS is a smart machine. It provides the consumers with various features that make their life and the coffee brewing process convenient. A unique feature that comes with it is the option of adjusting the grind time. For example, if you keep experimenting with the time and then you find out that your coffee is perfectly grinded at 18 seconds for your chosen brewing method, you can adjust the 1 cup setting with 18 seconds. The machine also gives you the option to pause the grinding anytime you want.


1. Extensive Cleaning

The Breville Smart Pro Coffee Bean Grinder is a smart machine that has a stylish design. The structure of this machine adds to the beauty of your kitchen. Even though it is incredibly modern, it requires extensive cleaning after prolonged use. There are various users who clean it regularly because they want to keep their machine in a good condition. The extensive cleaning process may not be extremely time taking if you keep cleaning the machine after regular intervals.

2. Lower Impeller Wears Out

This Breville machine is made up of premium quality materials. It has a strong structure that will not only make it look beautiful but will also provide strength.  However, some consumers have complained that its lower impeller wears out soon. The impeller is made up of plastic and once it stops working, the coffee beans do not flow down into the burr. This may require you to get it checked if it is in warranty and if the machine is not in warranty then you will have to replace it. It is recommended that you search for other options before you make any purchasing decision.

Breville Smart Pro Coffee Bean Grinder Specs:


Included Accessories: Portafilter Cradle–Small 50-54mm. Portafilter Cradle–Large 58mm. Grinds Container with Lid and Sealing Cap. Conical Burr Cleaning Brush.


18oz Coffee Bean Capacity

Construction Materials

Stainless Steel Housing. Stainless Steel Conical Burrs

Dimensions (WxDxH)

6" x 8.5" x 15.5"

Grinding Mechanism

Stainless Steel conical burr grinder efficiently designed to minimise grinding heat and protect the essential oils in the coffee bean


165 Watts

Consumer Ratings for the Breville Smart Pro Coffee Bean Grinder:

At the time of writing the Breville Smart Pro Coffee Bean Grinder has more than 3,000 reviews on Amazon, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. 84% of these reviews are 5 star reviews. 

The most highly rated features of this top-tier coffee bean grinder include how easy it is to use, its sheerness, versatility, quality of material and how easy it is to clean. Customers like how the machine is designed for incredible ease of use with accurately timed dosing and a well-rounded feature set. The grinder has several well-thought out features including, but not limited to, the magnetic catch tray which allows you to easily dump off any stray grinds for a quick cleanup, the easy to read large LCD display, the 60 grind settings (and even more if you adjust the outer burr), and the programmable grind times for each brew type. It also has a preset feature which allows you to just add beans and push start to kick off your morning coffee grind. One customer was extremely impressed with the retention of this coffee grinder, which means if you measure out, say, 20 g of coffee for a nice pour over, you’ll most likely get 19.8 g out of it. 

While this grinder may struggle with light roasts and extremely large doses, it still produces delicious espresso. The most common complaints involve the machine not working properly, or that it stops working after a short while and the plastic wears out after prolonged use.

Bottom Line:

The Breville Smart Grinder Pro is recommended for those who prefer their coffee with a specific type of coffee bean grinded just the right amount. It’s built to protect the essential oils in the coffee bean which results in the ultimate taste of coffee.

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