Review: Breville the Grind Control Coffee Maker

Marc and Morgan from review the Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker. Whether you’re making a single cup or a whole carafe, the Grind Control by Breville grinds fresh coffee every time you brew. Housed in elegant stainless steel, this machine raises the bar for drip coffee makers. Inheriting the mantel left by Breville’s popular YouBrew series, the Grind Control boasts a number of improved and thoughtful features that make it a worthy successor.

Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control:


Michael Fantry says:

For the last several years we have loved our Breville YouBrew. Unfortunately it broke and is no longer available. We tried the Grind Control model, but it does not have a steep control setting. YouBrew had a strength and flavor setting option. We had both settings at the highest so that we enjoyed very strong, but smooth coffee. For an individual cup, it would take @ 6.5 minutes to brew. The Grind Control took @ 3 minutes to brew, which made for a much weaker tasting cup of coffee. I called Breville customer service but they said that option is unavailable on this model. So, my question for you: Is there a comparable coffeemaker to the YouBrew? We want a machine with a grinder, single cup ability, and strength and steep time control. I have been looking at the Gaggia Anima, but it seems to have as many good reviews as bad. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Mouvey Technology says:

Good machine!

E Melville says:

Grinder died within 6 months. Returned machine and second grinder died within 3 months. A very expensive drip machine. I bought a Capresso burr grinder and think probably too much to ask from a single machine under $1000.

리재이 says:

Is there a way to empty out the water completely from the Breville Grind Control? Perhaps if the water has been in the tank for too long?
Also, is there a feature for just hot water? Thanks!

Anthony Singh says:

This machine is magnificent. I did alot of research into coffee makers and this machine won me over. Have been using it for over 3 months now and loving it. Best part is if you wish to buy any part you can at the breville USA webpage.

Shaur Budree says:

what is the best grind and brew coffee maker? also which make is best? is this the best?

Giuseppe Di Marco says:

What about the water filter?! does it have one! or we have to buy water all the time!

Paul linos says:

My single cup capsule brewer broke few days a go. I just made coffee with my old regular drip brewer and the coffee was great. I was using too much the capsule brewer and I totally forgot what is a good cup of coffee. Those capsules are awful

Jerry Svejda says:

My Breville coffee maker keeps displaying message “Clean the chute”. I’ve done that several times yet I still can’t get the darn thing to work. Any suggestions? I even used the compressor to blow the dust and and any leftovers out of it and still nothing.

James Bahamonde says:

how do you get it to onces from milliliter?

trinhk says:

In the market for a good machine; does this make a lot of noise grinding?

Trent Harris says:

This Coffeemaker with the NEW Grinder Control absolutely WILL NOT fit under MOST kitchen cabinets!!! Yes, the standard backsplash is 18″…however, this does not account for the typical 1 1/2″ Light Rail Molding that is most often spec’d by the average kitchen designer – thus making the height 16 1/2″. We were sent this new coffeemaker as a replacement for our original Breville w/o Grinder and it will not fit under our wall cabinets. Very disappointed with the designers at Breville…they need to have one or more kitchen designers on retainer to confer with about this, and other, widely known aspects of kitchen design that will affect the design of their products.

karunald says:

So if doing 1 quick cup of coffee – it takes approx 4 minutes? Not including grind time. That’s a long time to wait.

It sounds like it doesn’t get hot enough from reviews I’ve read. 162 for a single cup? Hmm…. Why is it very few mfrs can’t pull off the right temperature? I’m not going to run my hot tap water to get that hot and fill the carafe to let that sit for a bit before I make coffee. No way.

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