De'Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder UK Review
This is our review of the best selling De'Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder. This model has been around for a very long time, and continues to be one of the most affordable burr grinders, on the UK market.
This is the grinder that I use myself and have had it for quite a few years. It comes from the very good De'Longhi brand which is an Italian brand, well known in the coffee industry.
A Little About the De'Longhi Brand
This is one of the best known brands when it comes to buying coffee machines. This is an Italian brand and they have been making coffee makers and machines since 1974.
Their vision is to be recognised as the global market leader in coffee, comfort and selected kitchen and home care.
They are known for their high quality design, and also for making high quality products.
BY ENDA MCLARNON
Main Review of the DeLonghi KG79
I think it is always worth having a look at the product on video. It just gives you a better sense of what you are actually buying. Below I have a video that will take you through what the product looks like, and how it is used.
As you can see from the video review above, this model is very simple to use. It is also very easy to keep clean.
Key Features of the KG79
- This model has a 120 grams capacity.
- It comes with a removable grind container.
- There are 2 dials, one is for selecting the grind thickness, and the other to pick the number of cups, you need to grind for.
This is an electric burr grinder. To make it work, it will need to be plugged into a main's supply. In the UK that is the standard plug connection from the 240 volt supply.
This professional burr grinder has the capacity to grind 120 g of coffee beans. That is enough to make up to 12 normal sized coffee cups. So for example if you wanted to drink 3 cups a day, a full grind would give you enough ground coffee for 4 days.
One useful feature is that the lid of the grinder is see through. That means you can quickly look in and see how your grind is going. With some other models, you have to stop the grinding process, take the lid off, and then look in.
The bean container itself can be detached and sealed to keep your coffee fresh. It is also see through, and that is also useful to see how much you have left.
There is a handy cord storage which keeps the lead neatly tucked away until it is required.
What Buyers Liked & Disliked
What Buyers Liked
- Very neat, tidy and compact
- No mess when using this
- Really good value for money
- The adjustments are very accurate
- It can produce a grind with a fineness more than enough for most espresso machines.
Didn't Like so Much
- The small container makes it a bit tricky to transfer the ground coffee to the filter cup.
- A few buyers said their grinder arrived with a European plug
My Summary of the Delonghi KG79
Like most things in life, you do get what you pay for. At the £35 price point, this is just about as good as it gets. A few people did complain that they couldn't get the really fine grind they wanted. That is true, though it does get very close.
To get really perfect grinds, means you need more settings and higher quality burrs. Sadly that also means forking out £65-100. This one does a really good job, and you are only paying the half of that.
For me it does a good job and I have had this one for a few years now. I did buy the more expensive Krups GVX242, and that one is a better grinder. It did cost me close to £80 though. I guess it is a question of value for money.
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Overall the Delonghi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder does a very good job. That is why it is a best selling product. Good quality at a very good price, and one that has stood the test of time.