Sage the Dose Control Pro Grinder UK Review 2020

Thanks for taking your time to read our UK review of the Sage the Dose Control Pro Grinder. For a very long time the Sage brand only sold one burr grinder, which is the Sage Smart Grinder Pro.

They then released this "Dose" model, which is slightly cheaper than the original model and has some slightly different features. It is this newer model that we are going to review in detail in this review for UK buyers.

If you want to compare the two models, then click on this article link, where we have completed a comparison of the Sage dose control Pro vs Sage Smart grinder Pro. 

If you already know that it is the Dose model that you want, then please feel free to read the remainder of this review. To get started we have included an image just below.

Sage the Dose Control Pro Grinder

As you can see, this is a very nice looking grinder, that most certainly looks the part. It is very stylish, and yet more importantly it does a fabulous job of grinding coffee beans. It also comes with the "Sage" logo, which most people will recognise as a high end brand for kitchen equipment.

So, it looks like an amazing grinder, and the brand is an excellent one. For those who are interested the model number is BCG600SILUK, and it comes in this silver colour only.

Important Technical Information

Dimensions

20 x 42 x 25 cm

Construction

Stainless Steel Conical Burrs

Hopper Capacity

340g Coffee Bean Capacity

Grinding Options

60 Precise Grind Settings

This grinder comes with a 2 year repair, replace or refund guarantee.

Included Accessories

This grinder allows you to grind directly into a portafilter, grind container, gold tone filter basket or paper filter To achieve that it comes with the following:

  • Portafilter Cradle–Small 50-54mm
  • Portafilter Cradle–Large 58mm
  • An adjustable razor–Trims the puck to the right level for consistent extraction
  • Includes interchangeable razor for 50mm, 54mm and 58mm portafilter baskets.

Understanding the Price Point

You can buy burr grinders starting at £50 such as the Melitta Molino and the Delonghi KG79 models.

This Sage Dose model is at the higher end with an average online price of around £160. As you can see that is over three times the price. So why would anyone consider spending such a large amount of money on this particular burr grinder?

We have listed below the key points that makes this model different to the lower priced models.

Buying Benefits of the Sage Dose Model

Grind Choice

This model offers 60 choices of grind, whereas the lower priced models offer around 15-20 grinding options. That means the Dose model offers a higher degree of refinement, and for some coffee lovers that is a very important feature to have.

Direct Grinding

This grinder allows you to grind directly into a portafilter, grind container, gold tone filter basket or paper filter. The lower priced models will simply grind the grains into a container, which then need to be spooned out and tampered.

grind time adjustment

On this model you can adjust grind times in 1 second increments, which helps you to perfect your ideal grind. This is yet another subtle grinding option for the real coffee connoisseur.

These features, along with the high build quality, the brand quality and the 2 year guarantee are what makes this Sage Dose model stand out from the others on the UK market. We should also mention the quality of the actually burrs is second to none.

the actual burrs on the sage dose grinder

What the burrs look like

Sage Dose Grinder Chart

Just below you will find a grinding chart for the different brewing methods, when using the Sage Dose Grinder. These should be used as a starting point, and you may have to slightly adjust depending on the type of coffee bean, the age of the bean, and the type of roast.

Brewing Method

Espresso

Percolator

Drip

French Press

Grind Size

Fine

Medium

Medium/Coarse

Coarse

Grind Setting

1-25

26-34

35-45

46-55

Amount (Shot/Cup)

6 secs per shot


10 secs for 2 shots

3 secs per cup

3 secs per cup

2 secs per cup

How Online Buyers Rate this Model?

We completed a lot of detailed research on coffee burr grinders. This Dose model came in at number 2 on our top 10 list.

The Sage Smart Pro came in at number 1 and is slightly more expensive.

Overall it attracted an average online buyer satisfaction rating of 90%

90%
Buyer Satisfaction

What Those Online Buyers Said

Some online buyers take the time to leave a review, and as part of our research we summarise what those buyers have to say in the form of a pros and cons table, which you can see just below.

Pros

  • 76% of all buyers gave this grinder a 5 star review  
  • The majority of buyers said that the control given by this grinder is exceptional 
  • Buyers loved the fact that you could grind directly into the portafilter
  • Buyers loved the fact that there is almost no waste as the dose amount is simply perfect and consistent each time

Cons

  • 4% of all buyers gave this grinder a poor review  
  • Those buyers complained about the impeller, a small plastic device that sits under the grinder broke and clogged the machine

Conclusion:

It is pretty obvious that the majority of online buyers rate this grinder highly, and although expensive to purchase, they appreciate the complete control, that this grinder has to offer.

Our Verdict on the Sage the Dose Control Pro Grinder

90% Overall

The majority of online buyers are not going to buy this as it is an expensive purchase. There is no doubt in our minds, that the quality on this is exceptional, and the control of perfecting the actual grind is second to none.

It looks great, the brand is at the high end, and overall it is easy to use and keep clean, once you master the basic controls. If you can afford to buy it, then we think you should.

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cost

For many people, the price is simply just too high for a grinder. We would therefore recommend checking out our top 10 list of burr coffee grinders, that are available on the UK market. You can click here to do that.

There you will find a range of good quality burr grinders, at a range of price points, that may suit your available budget better.

The "Sage the Dose Control Pro Grinder" is an excellent choice for those who are willing to make the higher financial investment.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon has a Business Management Honour's Degree and applies his professional insight, to analyse and write helpful product reviews with tips and useful advice. I am also a coffee lover and enjoy tasting all of the coffee types the world has to offer.

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