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Smeg 50's style CGF01PBAU review

Priced at $369.

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We recommend coffee grinders that score at least 90% overall and haven't been discontinued.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

The CHOICE Expert Rating is made up of performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance score View more details.

We measure the fineness of grind by adjusting each machine to produce a grind suitable for our semi-automatic ECM Giotto machine. We make two cups of espresso and judge the crema quality and the strength of the coffee.

Ease of use score View more details.

How easy it is to set the timer, adjust the controls, remove coffee from the grinder and clean the machine.

Ease of grinding coffee score View more details.

How easy it is to grind coffee (whether in a filter holder or container) and remove it for use.

Timer score View more details.

How easy it is to use and set the timer.

Grind control score View more details.

How easy it is to adjust the grind controls, if applicable.

Noise measurement (dB) View more details.

We measure the noise of each grinder sitting on a kitchen bench. The sound level metre is positioned 50cm in front of the grinder, one metre above the floor.

Cleaning score View more details.

Our experts rate how easy it is to clean the coffee grinder.

Availability View more details.

'Tested model' means you should be able to find this coffee grinder model in stores. We check availability every time we test.

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Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in shops for options.

$369
Fineness settings View more details.

The number of incremental grind settings available. Some experimentation may be required to find the best settings for your machine. A grind that's too coarse will have poor flavour and crema, and if it's too fine, it can block the filter. A "stepless" machine will have infinite adjustments between grind settings for even more control, but these may be more difficult to keep track of. Some multi-purpose grinders don't have this feature.

30
Hopper capacity (g) View more details.

Hoppers are coffee machine storage containers that hold your beans until you need to grind them.

350
Weight (kg)
2.8
Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
38x14x22
Origin
China
Website
smeg.com.au
Cord storage
Yes
Doser View more details.

A lever you pull to fill the filter basket with ground coffee.

No
Automatic switch-off
Yes
On/off switch
Yes
Other features
Non-slip feet. Bean hopper has manual shutter-closes the bottom part so beans won't fall out when removed.
Items supplied
Coffee grinder, porta filter cradle, ground coffee container, cleaning brush and literature.

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