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De'Longhi Dedica Coffee Machine Bundle, Silver - £199.99 delivered, 2 year JL guarantee at John Lewis & Partners
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De'Longhi Dedica Coffee Machine Bundle, Silver - £199.99 delivered, 2 year JL guarantee at John Lewis & Partners

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De'Longhi Dedica Coffee Machine Bundle, Silver - £199.99 delivered, 2 year JL guarantee at John Lewis & Partners
Posted 30th Aug 2020

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Bundle contains:
  • Dedica Style EC 685.M
  • KG49 Coffee Grinder
  • Milk Frothing Jug
  • Coffee Tamper (stainless steel)
  • Knock Box

The device gets 4.5 / 5 on Amazon, and a lot of the 1-star reviews are about machine failures which JL 2 year warranty would cover.

I've seen lots of recommendation to get a used Gaggia Classic, but I prefer to buy new with warranty.

You can apparently swap out the pressurised basket for an unpresured basket - but you need a consistent fine espresso grind for that to work. The bundled KG49 grinder probably won't do the job for that though (I've read that a manual espresso grinder is the only way to go on a budget). With that basket mod you get closer to "real" espresso.
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Cheaper at Amazon, but even there, its a lot of money for a basic manual machine that used to be far, far cheaper (the right price!)

uk.camelcamelcamel.com/pro…874
nihcaj30/08/2020 10:29

Cheaper at Amazon, but even there, its a lot of money for a basic manual …Cheaper at Amazon, but even there, its a lot of money for a basic manual machine that used to be far, far cheaper (the right price!)https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B06WGTZ874



That's not the bundle - that's just the Dedica Style EC 685.M machine (but yeah, did even reach about £100 for a day or so it seems).
Edited by: "bigdeals55" 30th Aug
bigdeals5530/08/2020 10:31

That's not the bundle - that's just the Dedica Style EC 685.M machine (but …That's not the bundle - that's just the Dedica Style EC 685.M machine (but yeah, did even reach about £100 for a day or so it seems).


It has almost always been cheaper!
Edited by: "nihcaj" 30th Aug
nihcaj30/08/2020 10:29

Cheaper at Amazon, but even there, its a lot of money for a basic manual …Cheaper at Amazon, but even there, its a lot of money for a basic manual machine that used to be far, far cheaper (the right price!)https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B06WGTZ874


That's just the basic machine - this is the bundle

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Edited by: "miffyl" 30th Aug
bigdeals5530/08/2020 10:31

That's not the bundle - that's just the Dedica Style EC 685.M machine (but …That's not the bundle - that's just the Dedica Style EC 685.M machine (but yeah, did even reach about £100 for a day or so it seems).


Would you seriously want that grinder given?
'Cheaper at Amazon' Debenhams almost gone John Lewis Next
Good coffee machine, very slim.
I got it from Amazon warehouse sometime back for £70, it was like new, its worth having a look.
Pressurised portafilter as OP says. If you want to use a non-pressurised one you'll need a pretty decent grinder (which are expensive!)
Heat from me. Don’t think people understand the word bundle thou
Brilliant deal, definitely worth getting!
nihcaj30/08/2020 10:29

Cheaper at Amazon, but even there, its a lot of money for a basic manual …Cheaper at Amazon, but even there, its a lot of money for a basic manual machine that used to be far, far cheaper (the right price!)https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B06WGTZ874


Yeah, I paid £100 for it three years ago, brand new from AO.com

Guess they just realised people will pay more so decided to bump the price and makes them look generous when they "discount" it down to £150.
Great machine, I got it for £110 on Ebay during lockdown. Fits perfectly into small kitchens. If you want the guarantee then I'd recommend this as with the extras it's good value.
But if you just want the machine then I'd keep an eye on unused or refurbished on Ebay.
nihcaj30/08/2020 10:34

Would you seriously want that grinder given?


Yeah, agree ... it's a really decent espresso machine and that grinder is not gonna grind for good espresso. In the same range they do have an OK grinder that can do fine (and other) grinds. I ahve both. I owned a coffee shop for three years and while I miss my £10ks of machinery I do get very nice espresso from my De Longi home combo.
Dave_Conroy31/08/2020 15:07

Yeah, agree ... it's a really decent espresso machine and that grinder is …Yeah, agree ... it's a really decent espresso machine and that grinder is not gonna grind for good espresso. In the same range they do have an OK grinder that can do fine (and other) grinds. I ahve both. I owned a coffee shop for three years and while I miss my £10ks of machinery I do get very nice espresso from my De Longi home combo.


Where was your shop and what set up did you have
nihcaj30/08/2020 10:34

Would you seriously want that grinder given?



My first impressions are that the KG49 "grinder" is very messy if you don't get the position and pressure right - I got lots of grounds leaking out of the top and getting into the twist mechanism. Grind was good enough for the pressurised basket. I used 32g (two doubles) and ground to fine twice, shaking the grinder and letting beans cool down between blends.

The mess really annoyed me though, made me seriously consider upgrading grinder and getting an unpressurized basket sooner rather than later. Less cleanup and better espresso sounds great.

I will be keeping my eye open for deals on the Smart Grind Pro (hopefully £150, maybe in 6 monthly installments on Amazon). There's better grinders to be had, but for that price range I believe they'd either be manual or second-hand (no warranty). Do you have any other recommendations for grinders in the £100-£300 price range?
bigdeals5502/09/2020 19:14

My first impressions are that the KG49 "grinder" is very messy if you …My first impressions are that the KG49 "grinder" is very messy if you don't get the position and pressure right - I got lots of grounds leaking out of the top and getting into the twist mechanism. Grind was good enough for the pressurised basket. I used 32g (two doubles) and ground to fine twice, shaking the grinder and letting beans cool down between blends. The mess really annoyed me though, made me seriously consider upgrading grinder and getting an unpressurized basket sooner rather than later. Less cleanup and better espresso sounds great.I will be keeping my eye open for deals on the Smart Grind Pro (hopefully £150, maybe in 6 monthly installments on Amazon). There's better grinders to be had, but for that price range I believe they'd either be manual or second-hand (no warranty). Do you have any other recommendations for grinders in the £100-£300 price range?


Why bother, you'll never get decent coffee out of this machine
bigdeals5502/09/2020 19:14

My first impressions are that the KG49 "grinder" is very messy if you …My first impressions are that the KG49 "grinder" is very messy if you don't get the position and pressure right - I got lots of grounds leaking out of the top and getting into the twist mechanism. Grind was good enough for the pressurised basket. I used 32g (two doubles) and ground to fine twice, shaking the grinder and letting beans cool down between blends. The mess really annoyed me though, made me seriously consider upgrading grinder and getting an unpressurized basket sooner rather than later. Less cleanup and better espresso sounds great.I will be keeping my eye open for deals on the Smart Grind Pro (hopefully £150, maybe in 6 monthly installments on Amazon). There's better grinders to be had, but for that price range I believe they'd either be manual or second-hand (no warranty). Do you have any other recommendations for grinders in the £100-£300 price range?


Yeh the Wilfa Uniform
bigdeals5502/09/2020 19:14

My first impressions are that the KG49 "grinder" is very messy if you …My first impressions are that the KG49 "grinder" is very messy if you don't get the position and pressure right - I got lots of grounds leaking out of the top and getting into the twist mechanism. Grind was good enough for the pressurised basket. I used 32g (two doubles) and ground to fine twice, shaking the grinder and letting beans cool down between blends. The mess really annoyed me though, made me seriously consider upgrading grinder and getting an unpressurized basket sooner rather than later. Less cleanup and better espresso sounds great.I will be keeping my eye open for deals on the Smart Grind Pro (hopefully £150, maybe in 6 monthly installments on Amazon). There's better grinders to be had, but for that price range I believe they'd either be manual or second-hand (no warranty). Do you have any other recommendations for grinders in the £100-£300 price range?



I just got the Smart Grind Pro with a Lakeland voucher and it is really good, and unlike the Wilfa which is the only alternative I can see in the price range it actually looks nice. The Wilfa has some advantages, but not enough IMO and the Sage will grind for anything if you really need it to.

I'm not really in the market for learning to make bad espresso, so I only really make infusion and percolation brews. I may get a flair at some point as I figure if I'm going to make a bit of a hobby out of making espresso it should be fun at least.
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