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Breville Smart Grinder Pro VS Baratza Encore | The BEST Budget Coffee Grinder for Home?



The Baratza Encore vs the Breville Smart Grinder Pro.
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  1. I hope you're doing well today! I'd really appreciate if you hit that Subscribe and like button if you haven't already! And let me know which you would decide out of these two?!

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  2. Yeah well, I took your advice with a grain of salt and bought both of these grinders.

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  3. Yeah, but how does the Breville do for espresso grinds?

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  4. The Encore is a high maintenance grinder. You will be stunned how many grinds stay stuck in the chute chamber. Hold the grinder with your left hand around the neck where the hopper connects to the base, smack the right side with your right hand while holding over a waste bin. Lots of grinds will fall out. Take the burr ring out to clean with brush they include. If you don't clean the grinder EACH DAY you will get too many old grinds mixed with fresh grinds and your coffee will have a noticeable stale, bitter taste. Encore works well, but it is very messy and is a lot of work to keep clean each day

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  5. Guys I need a good grinder for espresso! Something good but not to expensive!

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  6. There are two categories of coffee grinders. One for espresso and the other for everything else.
    Espresso is the least forgiving brew method and cold brew is the most forgiving brew method. And the other brew methods in the middle.

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  7. If you mainly use moka pot, French Press, cold brew. What grinder do you recommend?

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  8. Funny how this guy thinks almost $200 coffee grinder fits into the budget/ beginner category 😬

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  9. These are the exact two grinders I was considering after a lot of sifting. Your video really made the decision. I'm making espresso. So the breville it is! Thank you!

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  10. when you say "espresso" do you include the coffee from the stove top bialetti 6cup?

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  11. WHAT SETTING DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR DRIP FOR THE BARATZA ??

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  12. I don't understand that grind test at all, unless you are creating a baseline the results are meaningless

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  13. Breville owns baratza

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  14. Is there such thing as a low budget grinder for espresso? I don't care about filter. Espresso only, decent (not that Decent 😁) quality and in that price range. Something that will be a perfect companion to the Bambino plus.

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  15. I was thinking of buying the Cuisinart grinder for 1/3 the price of these , please explain how these are more beneficial ?

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  16. What’s a good grinder for espresso, and why aren’t these good for espresso?

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  17. We used the Baratza Encore for sever years. It performed very well until it began to clog, first infrequently, and then EVERY time we would grind for espresso. Clearing the blockage with the supplied conical brush was inconvenient. If I would have known about the Niche Zero, we would've gone that route. We wound up with the Breville Smart Grinder only because we already owned a Breville Infuser. So far, we've been very happy with it.

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  18. I find this video even more relevant as the Encore has gone up in price, bringing it only $30 behind the Breville. Its a tough call between the two grinders, I prefer the look of the Breville but the Encore has a great legacy. If I could throw the Follow Ode into the mix, I would be even more indecisive. As a daily V60 or Chemex drinker, I am not sure what grinder would be best in 2022. Thoughts?

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  19. Kyle I only have the breville and just getting into V60. I understand is not the best for the job, but at the moment I don’t want to spend more money on another grinder (ok, maybe $100 TOPS). Can you suggest me the best grinding setting for V60 on the smart grinder pro or a decent manual grinder under $100 that can do the job better? Thanks so much in advance!

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  20. Hi. I got Covid a month ago and since then I can’t drink espresso anymore even latte. Do I have to sell my whole setup and go drip. I have syncronika and atom 75 and cube temp. What do you recommend for best drip machine and grinder. Is there something that does fully automated drip Tks

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  21. I have the SGP – need help with settings for v60, aeropress, falvors all over the place

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  22. My single dose is 8 cups each morning in a giant mug.

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  23. My breville broke with in 9months

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  24. Any recommendations for where to set the upper burr adjustment for espresso. Stock it is set to 6 but what is your recommendation for espresso and what limit on other methods would this setting limit you to?

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  25. Breville hater

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  26. Hi, I just subscribed because, although I have looked at other videos on this issue, it was only when I heard yours that I felt you said things that I needed to know. Anyway, I have a Breville dual boiler espresso machine and the burr grinder I was using is no longer working. So, I need recommendation to what to buy that would coincide with what I should get to match my machine's needs to make good coffee. I am not a professional, its just for me.

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  27. Love your videos! Thank you so much for this info. We are just starting out, and spent our money on our actual machine. It’s good to know we can use this as a starter grinder.

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  28. There are two easy and inexpensive mods that make the Encore a really good home espresso grinder. The grind profile default can be switched from course/medium to fine with a Phillips screwdriver (see any number of YouTube videos on the subject). This alone will do the job. Upgrading the M3 stock burr to the M2 burr from the Baratza Virtuoso, and you have all the espresso grinder you’ll ever need for $ hundreds less than some of the higher end home grinders. You basically turn your Encore into a Virtuoso, minus some bells and whistles you really don’t need like a grind timer (dosing by time from a grinder doesn’t make any sense to me anyway). With the stock Encore, 18 grams in the hopper is 18 grams in the grind bin. Same with the upgrades. All the grinder you’ll ever need at home.

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  29. You left out one of the most important features on the SGP is that the upper burr can be adjusted to different settings, totaling 600 different grind settings.

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  30. Cool bro. Love the video.

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  31. Sub… thanks for the info. What grinder would you recommend for espresso? Since none of these are not on your list.

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  32. Where can I find the encore for $129 in the audio or $149 in the video? I see $169 everywhere

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  33. Thanks Kyle. I just got the smart grinder pro as a present. How do I single does with it? to just put in the exact weight of beans into the hopper? Is there some specific technique?

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  34. first of all , thanks a lot for the comparison.
    Q: What brands of espresso grinders you recommend to buy for household that are below $300?

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  35. On the Breville Smart Grinder there is also internal coarse adjustments of the burrs. This changes the 0-60 scale range.

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  36. My Breville just came via UPS today. I wish I would have watched your video first. I only plan to use it espresso.

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  37. Thank you Kyle. Love your presentations. You're the best!!

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  38. The Breville has 600 grind settings (10 main positions right on the burr set x 60 fine movements on the knob) and good luck finding a competing grinder for $200 that can fully dial in a shot.

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  39. Thanks for this review. But all I am interested in is a single dose, single-mug coffee grinder: either manual or electric, which costs no more than $200 – $250. Can you please steer me and other viewers like me in the right direction? Thank you.

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  40. What would you consider to be the next step up from the sage (as an espresso capable grinder)? There seems to be a bit of a lack of grinders in the 200-400 €/$ space.

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  41. We have a Breville Smart Grinder. We have been using it for years. We have changed our bean and now use a blend of oily and dry bean. During the summer with low humidity the grinder works great. However in the winter with the high humidity it clogs up easily with the Espresso grind we like. We have recently been fighting it and I decided to try my old hand crank Grain Grinder for making flour. On a pretty tight setting I have been able to make perfect espresso grind right were we like it. No more fuss or clogging. It grinds better than the burr in my opinion and has a different texture and the flavor of the brew is outstanding. No heating up of the bean while grinding so all the flavor is retained. We use the steel plates as the stone would clog up instantly with the oils in the bean. I have now decided to just use the grinder. I put in the exact amount plus a tiny bit more. Now to figure out a funnel system so I can put my portafilter under it to catch the grind directly. I was pleasantly surprised. Grinding is easy and quick. Don't buy those cheap grain grinders from china. They suck. We now have a coffee grinder to take on the road when we go out with the RV. No electricity needed.

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  42. I'm based in the UK and got the Sage grinder same as the Breville. I think it's an excellent grinder and have made very tasty espresso with it. Haven't yet experienced the clumping as described. I just wonder how much better my coffee will taste with a more expensive brand.

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  43. These are two of three grinders I'm considering for my first burr grinder; the third being the Capresso Infinity. How does the Capresso compare to either the Breville SGP or the Baratza Encore? Many thanks for the info presented.

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  44. Which one is a better grinder? The Breville Smart Grinder Pro or the built-in grinder in Breville Barista Express? Thanks in advance Kyle

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  45. I am not subscribing, I find that your opinion on the Breville offering is skewed. So the machine is a little quieter, so what? The grind it produces is strange enough that you comment on that and even question the brew it will produce. The grind for the Encore is more what you want however you gloss over that and hype the Breville's supposed versatility as an espresso grinding option, given the grind it produced I imagine you are laughing all the way to the bank on that. Both these grinders are good filter grinders with the Encore producing a better looking grind. That's a winner in my mind. I can only imagine what the coffee produced by the Breville, but given that you did not even attempt to make a comparison, I'm going to say even you could not justify Breville's ability to produce a decent cup of coffee. Thanks for the video, I'll file it under videos that could have done better.

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