Know Your Grinder
The Breville Smart Grinder™ — the coffee grinder that adjusts the dose when you change the grind.
|A. Breville Assist™ Lid.||B. Bean Hopper Lid.|
|C. 1lb. Bean Hopper – with locking system for easy removal, storage and transfer of beans.||D. Upper Conical Burr (removable).|
|E. Lower Conical Burr||F. Backlit LCD Screen – displays the grind setting, number of cups or shots, and customized grind amount.|
|G. ‘ADJUST AMOUNT’ Dial – Adjust the preset grind amount with less or more grinds.||H. ‘AMOUNT’ Button – On the Espresso setting, choose the number of shots. On the French Press, Percolator, and Drip Filter settings, choose the number of cups.|
|I. Grind Outlet.||J. Grinds Catcher – catch grind overspill for easy clean up. Removable for easy cleaning.|
|K. Cord Wrap.||L. Grind Size Dial – 25 grind settings from the finest espresso to the coarsest French Press grind.|
|M. START/CANCEL Button.||N. Portafilter Activation Switch – for hands free grinding.|
|O. Grinds Container Lid.||P. Grinds Container Sealing Cap.|
|Q. Grinds Container.||R. Conical Burr Cleaning Brush.|
|S. Portafilter Cradle – Small – 50 – 54mm diameter portafilter compatible.||T. Portafilter Cradle – Large – 58mm diameter portafilter compatible.|
The Breville Smart Grinder™ comes with some special features.
- Variable Grind Size – The Smart Grinder gives a range of 25 differing grind sizes to choose from, ranging from the coarsest French Press setting to the finest espresso setting and everything in between.
- Adjustable Grind Amount – The grinder also provides the option of choosing a grind amount. This is true for not just drip coffee but also for espresso to allow for personalization of even the smallest coffee drink.
- Grind Container Options – The Smart Grinder™ provides differing sized cradles from the 50 – 54mm portafilter cradle to the 58mm cradle as well as the grinds container for drip coffee and French Press coffee.
- Ensure the locking dial in the bean hopper is in the unlocked position and will not rotate counter clockwise.
- Align the tabs on the Bean Hopper with the grooves on the top of the grinder and place into position.
- Turn the locking dial clockwise to lock the bean hopper into position.
- Place beans into the bean hopper and cover with the bean hopper lid.
Before First Use
- Before first use, remove and safely discard all promotional labels and packing materials attached to your Breville Smart Grinder™.
- Wash the Grinds Container and Lid, Bean Hopper and Lid and Portafilter Cradles in warm soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.
- Wipe exterior of grinder with a soft damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
All Breville® products have at least a one-year limited product warranty, valid from the date of purchase. Should your Breville® product have a defect in product material or workmanship within the Warranty period, Breville® will arrange to have your original product returned to us, and either deliver an identical or comparable replacement to you, free of charge, or apply such other remedy as described below. Some models may have longer warranty periods on the product or specific components so please consult the individual product warranty for complete terms and conditions.
DO NOT RETURN PRODUCT TO THE STORE*
Please follow these instructions, subject to the terms of the Warranty, to receive faster service:
1. Write down the product model number, batch code (this is a 3 or 4 digit number) and/or serial number. These can be found on a sticker or molded into the product housing and are typically located underneath or on the back of the product
2. Have the original or a copy of the sales receipt.
3. Contact Breville®. Please see Breville® USA contact information below.
4. If the product, or one of its parts, qualifies for replacement or service under the Warranty, Breville® will send a pre-paid shipping label via email so that the product may be sent to Breville® at no cost to you. Upon receipt of the product, Breville® may ship the replacement or contact you with further information regarding repair of the product. Typical turnaround time to address Warranty claims is up to 10 business days, plus shipping, depending on your geographical location and type of damage or Warranty claim.
5. For additional protection of the product and and to ensure secure handling while a product is being returned for any Warranty repair, Breville® recommends that you use Breville’s shipping label or a traceable, insured delivery service. Breville® is not responsible for any damage while a product is in transit.
For the complete terms of warranty, see the warranty PDF:
One-Year Limited Product Warranty.pdf
* California residents – please see paragraph entitled “Warranty Notice to California Residents Only” on page 4.
Breville® USA Contact Information
8am to 5pm (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
Head Office Address:
19400 S. Western Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
(Please do not return product to this address without speaking to Breville® and obtaining a Return Authority number.)
Care and Use
- If the bean hopper has not been locked into position, ‘LOCK BEAN HOPPER’ will be displayed on the LCD screen, disabling the operation of the grinder for safety.
- The finer the grind setting, the longer it takes to grind a certain amount of coffee. For example, on a very coarse setting, the machine will grind more coffee in 30 seconds then on a finer setting.
- If the Grind Size Dial is tight, empty then replace the bean hopper. Once replaced, without beans in it, briefly run the grinder empty and turn the grind size dial.
- It is normal for the correct amount of coffee to appear overfilled in your portafilter. Untamped coffee is three times the volume of tamped coffee.
- Never let the ground coffee exceed the ‘MAX’ mark on the grinds container. Too much coffee in the grinds container can back up into the grind outlet and if grinding continues in that circumstance, this can result in the motor burning out.
- Before removing the grinds container, tap the grinder a few times. This will help relieve some of the static build-up which occurs when grinding.
- The grinder will automatically enter ‘Stand By’ mode if not used after 5 minutes. To reactivate the machine while in ‘Stand By’ mode, press any button on the grinder control panel
- When adjusting the strength or weakness of the grind, please note that each bar on that scale is an adjustment of about 5% volume. One bar to the right of center is +5% in volume of coffee grounds and one bar to the left of center is -5% in volume.
Ensuring trouble-free operation for years
Your Breville Smart Grinder™ is a quality appliance. The best materials were used in making it, and it was carefully engineered so you can enjoy fresh ground coffee for years and years to come.
However, as with any machine, it needs your care in order to operate as it is intended to. Please follow our care tips below.
|1. Unplug power cord from power outlet before cleaning.|
|2. Wash the Grinds Container and Lid, Bean Hopper and Lid and Portafilter Cradles in warm soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.|
|3. Wipe and polish exterior of the grinder with a soft damp cloth.|
|4. Wipe the LCD screen with a soft damp cloth. Apply cleanser to the cloth and not the LCD surface. Cleaning with dry cloth or abrasive cleaners may scratch the surface.|
|NOTE: Do do not use alkaline or abrasive cleaning agents, steel wool or scouring pads, as these can damage the stainless steel surface and LCD screen.|
|NOTE: We recommend you do not clean any grinder parts or accessories in the dishwasher.|
Clean Conical Burrs
Regular cleaning helps the burrs achieve consistent grinding results which is especially important when grinding for espresso coffee.
Dark oily beans require that the Grind Outlet be cleaned more often than medium brown non-oily beans. Coffee oils can deposit inside the Grind Outlet and become rancid.
|FRENCH PRESS||PERCOLATOR /DRIP FILTER||ESPRESSO
(Dual Wall Filters)
(Single Wall Filters)
|Amount||1 up to
|1 up to
|1 up to
|1 up to
|1 up to
(with coarse screen filter)Drip Coffee
(with GoldTone filter)
(with fine screen filter)Drip Coffee
(with paper filter)Steam Espresso
(Dual Wall Filters)Fully Auto
(Single Wall Filters)
|Fresh||Fresh grinds are the key to making coffee with more flavor and body.|
|Preference||Coffee flavor and strength is a personal preference. Vary the type of coffee beans, amount of coffee and fineness of grind to achieve the flavor you prefer.|
|Fresh roast||Use freshly roasted coffee beans, preferably with a ‘roasted on’ date.|
|Storage||Store coffee beans in a dark, cool and dry place. Vacuum seal if possible.|
|Fresh beans||Buy coffee beans in small batches to reduce the storage time and store no more than one week’s supply at any time.|
|Grind, brew||Once coffee is ground it quickly loses its flavor and aroma. For best results, grind beans immediately before brewing.|
|Use soon||Only grind the amount of coffee you will use for preparing coffee within the next hour. Ground coffee looses its aroma and flavor very fast and attracts other odors.|
|Bean storage||Do not store beans in the Bean Hopper for a prolonged period.|
|Empty||When storing the grinder, run the grinder empty to clear the Grind Outlet of any beans.|
|2 seconds||Run grinder for 2 seconds before each use for maximum freshness.|
|Maintenance||Clean the Bean Hopper and Conical Burrs regularly.|
|Espresso pump machines /
Automatic coffee centers
|If your coffee or espresso brews too fast, try a finer grind size setting. If your coffee or espresso brews too slow, try a coarser grind size setting.|
|For French Press||Please follow the instructions of your French Press coffee maker (after pouring water over the ground coffee, stir thoroughly to prevent the ground coffee from clogging).|
|Dark, oily beans||Grind dark oily beans one or two settings coarser than medium or light brown beans. On the finest settings, it is possible that oil residue from dark, oily beans can clog the Grind Outlet.|
|Clogging and Overflow||If your grinder cannot process the water through the grounds, overflow or clogging might occur. Choose a coarser grind size setting.|
Regular use of the Smart Grinder™ can result in blockage. This is a common occurrence and can be easily corrected. This blockage can be from a few different sources: a foreign item mixed in with the coffee beans (like a stone or overly-roasted bean), grounds build up (most especially from the use of oily beans), or even water. Regular cleaning can prevent the grounds build up and the water blockage. If the beans look shiny on the surface, generally it means that oils have been brought to the surface and this can easily cause clumping of the grounds within the burs of the grinder. Water being present can cause the same issue, making the grounds stick to each other and eventually blocking parts of the grinder.
- To clear this blockage, remove the bean hopper lid and unlock the hopper. This closes the chute openings on the bottom of the grinder and prevents beans from spilling out.
- Remove the hopper and set aside.
- Tip the grinder over into a bowl or container to empty out any beans remaining in the hopper seat/top of the outer bur.
- Lift the outer bur handle and turn the outer bur counter-clockwise to unlock. The bur will be stiff and it may seem like excessive force is being used but this is to make sure that it locks securely in place and will not accidentally unlock while in use.
- Lift out the outer bur and, holding the side carefully, use the cleaning brush provided to brush all grounds from the bur and the ring surrounding it. It’s important to remove all of the excess even from the outer ring as that can fall in and cause the same type of blockage.
- Set the outer bur aside and place a paper coffee filter or paper towel beneath the grinds chute.
- Holding the end of the cleaning brush, slide it into the grinder, bristles down, as far in as it can safely and easily be moved. Please note, the burs are sharp so this should be done very carefully.
- Sliding the brush up and down, move it around the interior of the grinder. When resistance is felt, continue slowly and gently moving the bristles against that area. Grounds should slowly fall from the grinds chute.
- Once the grinder is no longer releasing any grounds, set the brush aside and take a close look at the grounds released. If they look damp at all, leave the grinder disassembled until all parts are completely dry. If there is any question as to whether or not they are, a blow dryer can be used to push air through the grinder and past the inner bur to assist in releasing any left over grounds as well as to dry any damp spots.
- Reassemble the grinder and commence grinding as normal.
If there is a foreign object that is causing the blockage, it may also be that it makes a loud cracking racket inside the grinder. If that is heard, stop the grinder immediately and proceed with the above steps. When tipping the grinder over to empty out any beans, it can be tipped completely upside down and very gently shaken to loosen the object.
There can be several reasons that the Smart Grinder™ will not start even though the START/CANCEL button has been pressed:
- Ensure that the cord for the Smart Grinder™ is securely plugged into the wall outlet.
- The Bean Hopper may not be locked into place. If this occurs, the ‘LOCK BEAN HOPPER’ message will appear on the LCD screen. Simply remove the bean hopper lid and the bean hopper, clean out the locking area on the top of the grinder, re-seat the hopper and lock securely into place. The lock will click into place. Replace the lid and press the START/CANCEL button to commence grinding.
- The Smart Grinder™ is equipped with a Thermal Safety Shut Off to prevent over-heating of the motor due to excessive grinding or overly-heavy loads. When this is engaged, the machine will shut off and pressing the START/CANCEL button will not turn it on until it’s been given a chance to cool. Unplug the grinder and leave off for about 20 minutes.