Review: Breville BCG600SIL – Dose Control Pro
Breville BCG600SIL Dose Control Pro is amazing grinder that makes it possible for you to grind up to 12 oz of coffee beans comes in silver color, with stainless steel conical burrs that minimize grinding heat and keep the essential oils of coffee beans. Its dimensions are 8 x 6 x 13.5 inches and it is especially recommended for all of you who want to step up from standard and smaller grinders that may get you a problem of wasted and stale grounds that just stuck in the machine – which is especially annoying when you’re preparing rare and expensive coffee.
For potential buyers worried about the aesthetic aspect of the grinder, Breville BCG600SIL is a nice option as well – for the price you pay, you won’t only get an easily cleanable grinder with a wide range of settings, but also an exceptionally solid machine that looks great despite its plastic body.
Breville BCG600SIL technical characteristics
With its precise electronic timer and 60 different settings, Breville BCG600SIL offers a wide variety of grind possibilities – from the coarsest French coffee grind to the finest Espresso grind. It also provides consistent doses and it has a locking system which makes it easy for you to remove, storage, and transfer bean hopper.
The portafilter holder is worth the price of the grinder which also provides a direct down chute that significantly reduces the grinding dust, enabling you to prepare your favorite coffee without any mess. In addition to being a super quiet grinder, Breville is also easily manipulated – the top burr can be removed for cleaning and adjustments practically without any effort.
Even though it is labeled „Dose“, Breville can also be used as a standard grinder which means that you can use it with no hesitation to grind the beans into a cup or other regular coffee container. If you want to make it even easier, you can simply slide out the tray and put the coffee basket under the grinder. If you don’t require fancy grinding options, this grinder will perfectly meet your demands since it has the same burr mechanism as in costlier Breville Smart Grinder Pro.
When compared to some other machines in its price range, such as Capresso Infinity, Breville is considered as a higher-quality grinder and it is stated a perfect entry level grinder, especially because of its awesome adjustment range.
Positive sides of Breville dose control pro coffee grinder
Within its abilities and for the price you pay, Breville is a great grinding machine and comes with a good timer setting. Even though the body of the grinder is light, its motor shaft keeps the burrs steady. If you set the top burr to the finest setting, you can stay above 10 on the overall grinder setting and you’ll have no excessive clogging issues. Another great thing about Breville dose control pro coffee grinder is the easy cleaning. All you need is a paper clip, brush, and a vacuum.
For those of you who use more than one sort of beans a day, with the vacuum usage, you won’t have to throw away an excessive amount of grinds when switching beans. The awesomeness of this grinder also lies in its hopper that can be taken off so that the unground beans can be taken back into a container, without having to disassemble the whole machine to get the beans out. Additionally, as it’s already said, the removable bottom tray makes dealing with the mess much easier. All you have to do is to remove the tray, dump the mess, and put it back to its position, which is definitely a more practical option when compared to the grinders that only have the built-in trays and containers.
Negative sides of Breville dose control pro coffee grinder
While the good sides of this grinder definitely make it a good buy, there’s also a couple of things you should have in mind when it comes to its limits. One of the disadvantages of Breville BCG600SIL is the fact it is impossible to grind at a level finer than 10 because if you do so, it is likely that the machine will be clogged before it is done with 18 grams. In some cases, the machine was said to have the difficulties handling darker types of beans, as well as the oily ones, at any espresso range, but it’s not a regular case. In addition to this, you should tamp really harder if you want to use Breville with an espresso machine that doesn’t come with a pressured portafilter. Probably the most frustrating negative aspect of this grinder is that it may hold up to 5 grams of coffee inside the machine between the grinds, which means that if you grind from 14 to 18 grams every time, around 30% of it will be the stale grind.
Finally, when opposing positive and negative sides of Breville bcg600sil dose control coffee grinder, in the conditions of reasonable usage, it is pretty certain its advantages beat the potential flaws, especially having in mind the features this grinding machine offers in the given price range. We hope that we help you with our honest review to get to know better this coffee grinder.