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Why is the grind from my Breville BCG450XL in the finest position coming out like a drip grind with a fair amount of dust mixed in? I have an old Solis with exactly the same conical burrs which is grinding too fine and continues to jamb up. The plastic paddles after 10+ years of use have finally worn down so far that they apparently won't eject the coffee. The reason I bought the Breville is because the burrs are the same. When I go as fine as it can go, Turkish, the grounds are way too large and irregular. I just ordered an Iberital Challenge but would like to get the Breville in proper adjustment or get the Solis repaired. Thanks for your help. Ron

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The Breville was designed to be used with Pressurized Portafilters, which most Home Espresso Machines have. These filters use a courser grind, so when it says Espresso on the Breville, it's really closer to Drip. The Turkish setting is barely fine enough for Espresso. There is a limiter on the Breville that prevents the user from going any finer, if you crack it open and remove the limiter, you can go as fine as the Solis. Becareful though, the burs can come so close to each other that they can chip and break.

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