Delonghi KG49 Electric Coffee Grinder - Half Price £12.49 Instore Sainsburys
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Delonghi KG49 Electric Coffee Grinder - Half Price £12.49 Instore Sainsburys

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Found 26th Aug 2013
Found at Sainsburys Castle Marina. £12.49 is an excellent price for this electric grinder that has some great reviews.

Still showing as £24.99 on the website so not sure if its a national deal or local. If local, then there were still 3 on the shelf at 3pm

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Good price, and I'm after a new grinder, but this is a blade rather than a burr grinder, so sadly not really suitable for an espresso machine. Hot deal though, for anyone who doesn't need such a fine grind..

Original Poster

I'll be using it as a spice grinder - perfect for that

it is funny they call it a coffee grinder, when in fact, if you are making your own coffee, this would be just about as bad as you could go...

Aeschylus

it is funny they call it a coffee grinder, when in fact, if you are … it is funny they call it a coffee grinder, when in fact, if you are making your own coffee, this would be just about as bad as you could go...



This comment is interesting, could you elaborate please?

John Howells

This comment is interesting, could you elaborate please?



Sure, pretty much 100% of coffee experts agree that Grinder trumps all....

so the logic is you spend the biggest proportion of your budget on a Burr grinder, we are talking £150 upwards, and spend less on your coffee machine...

The argument is a coffee machine cant make bad beans good, like if you put diesel in a petrol engine...

so the "least" sort of grinder you want is a burr grinder, this being a blade grinder should not be anywhere near coffee beans...

of course this all relies of you believing in the process, if you don't you might as well drink instant


This will help

What is a Blade Grinder?
Blade grinders don’t grind consistently for making quality coffee drinks. They have a blade similar to that of a propeller that chops the coffee beans. The fineness of the grind is determined by how long you let the grinder operate via a built in timer. The longer it grinds the finer the coffee becomes. The negatives of a blade grinder are that the grind can vary from powder to chunks and the coffee picks up a static charge, which will make it stick to just about everything and is therefore is very messy. For these reasons, we do not recommend blade grinders.

What is a Burr Grinder?
The burrs are the part of the grinder that crushes the coffee beans into a uniform size which is essential for creating an awesome espresso/coffee. There are two different burr grinders, flat plate or conical. The Conical burr grinders have two cone shaped burrs with ridges that grind/crush the coffee. The flat plate burr grinders have two identical and parallel rings that are serrated on the side that faces the other. Both burr grinders have one stationary burr while the motor turns the other. The beans are drawn in between the two burrs and crushed into a uniform size. Both types of grinders are known for their flexibility and quality. You really can’t go wrong with either one, but please read on about the high and low speed burr grinders for the other part of the equation
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 27th Aug 2013

Anyone know if this is store specific ?

Sainsburys Barnstaple has it still for £24.99. They tell me all stores should have the same prices but can offer no explanation why theirs is not cheaper!

Aeschylus

Sure, pretty much 100% of coffee experts agree that Grinder trumps … Sure, pretty much 100% of coffee experts agree that Grinder trumps all....so the logic is you spend the biggest proportion of your budget on a Burr grinder, we are talking £150 upwards, and spend less on your coffee machine...The argument is a coffee machine cant make bad beans good, like if you put diesel in a petrol engine...so the "least" sort of grinder you want is a burr grinder, this being a blade grinder should not be anywhere near coffee beans...of course this all relies of you believing in the process, if you don't you might as well drink instantThis will helpWhat is a Blade Grinder?Blade grinders don’t grind consistently for making quality coffee drinks. They have a blade similar to that of a propeller that chops the coffee beans. The fineness of the grind is determined by how long you let the grinder operate via a built in timer. The longer it grinds the finer the coffee becomes. The negatives of a blade grinder are that the grind can vary from powder to chunks and the coffee picks up a static charge, which will make it stick to just about everything and is therefore is very messy. For these reasons, we do not recommend blade grinders.What is a Burr Grinder?The burrs are the part of the grinder that crushes the coffee beans into a uniform size which is essential for creating an awesome espresso/coffee. There are two different burr grinders, flat plate or conical. The Conical burr grinders have two cone shaped burrs with ridges that grind/crush the coffee. The flat plate burr grinders have two identical and parallel rings that are serrated on the side that faces the other. Both burr grinders have one stationary burr while the motor turns the other. The beans are drawn in between the two burrs and crushed into a uniform size. Both types of grinders are known for their flexibility and quality. You really can’t go wrong with either one, but please read on about the high and low speed burr grinders for the other part of the equation



Thanks very much for taking the trouble to reply. I have checked my grinder, it's a manual conical burr grinder. It does the job very well. I bought it from a charity shop for £2 and it is adjustable for coarse and fine. So based on you info I'm well pleased and the coffee has always been great.
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