Delonghi KG79 Burr Coffee Grinder @ John Lewis with 2yr Guarantee for £32
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Delonghi KG79 Burr Coffee Grinder @ John Lewis with 2yr Guarantee for £32

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Found 6th Jan 2014
If you are looking to buy a burr grinder but are put off by the prices then this one gets decent reviews.
Note that this is a burr grinder which produces much better coffee as compared to standard grinders. Cheaper than amazon and argos and 2yr John Lewis Guarantee.

Above price is good if you get this delievered to your nearest John Lewis/waitrose store otherwise £3.00 for home delivery.

Product information

The De’Longhi KG79 Coffee Grinder is features a Burr grinding system to perfectly grind coffee beans, without overheating, and thereby preserving the coffee aroma, to help you to obtain a great, flavoursome coffee.
A cup selector will allow you to grind beans for between 2 and 12 cups of coffee automatically, stopping after the required amount of beans have been ground. The fineness selector can grind beans from fine to medium to coarsely ground coffee.
A transparent bean container gives you a view of how grinding is going, and is being fully removable for easy access. A dual safe system will turn off the grinding wheels if either the ground coffee or bean container is removed.
Brand De'Longhi Capacity 120g Dimensions H30 x W18 x D15 cm Eligible for International Delivery NO Weight 1.5kg
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Oh I bought one of these a few months back and it works beautifully.

Original Poster

[quote=toshapetriji]Oh I bought one of these a few months back and it works beautifully.

Thats good to hear, I bought one just before posting so happy times ahead!

I would love on of these grinding flours, good price

tempted, but my vintage pede mechanical grinder produces finer grind than I need for my espresso machine.

plus, I get a sense of satisfaction from the work I put in when I enjoy my coffee afterwards.

good deal though & I'd no doubt buy if I needed one.

Previous threads say you can hack this to do a finer grind, although reading about it might not last long after that.

vaugi

Previous threads say you can hack this to do a finer grind, although … Previous threads say you can hack this to do a finer grind, although reading about it might not last long after that.



So how is this information of use?

Not sure

Depends how much you like living on the edge I suppose.
Edited by: "vaugi" 6th Jan 2014

robo989

So how is this information of use?



You don't have to hack it to do espresso. The finest setting on mine is too fine for espresso when using espresso beans. A good buy and well designed.

I also have this and the finest setting is just too fine for a 15bar machine. Does the job well for my needs.

good price for a burr grinder

ordered for tomorrow collection

will be an upgrade from our DeLonghi blade grider I'm sure

heated

EliTom

andrewkp

You don't have to hack it to do espresso. The finest setting on mine is … You don't have to hack it to do espresso. The finest setting on mine is too fine for espresso when using espresso beans. A good buy and well designed.


I have to add a note of caution to say that I found it unsuitable for my old espresso machine, as the grind sadly wasn't fine enough.

Same price at Tesco online, too

Good deal. But be warned, even on it's finest setting, its not quite fine enough for a good electric espresso machine - Great for all other types (cafetiere/filter/manual etc)

I've done the hack on this machine, it's finest setting was far too coarse for espresso. Yes you have to be careful when changing the grind (effectively you break the stopper that prevents the burrs from colliding into each other), but it produces espresso fine enough for my gaggia now. It's been done since I bought it and in daily use, that's about 3-4 years now. Have to say that anyone experiencing issues after the hack is more than likely setting the burrs far too close and making espresso far too fine, at the setting I have it it's no where near its finest and I've near had any problems.

OOS now

please expire

EliTom

AndrewRoss

I've done the hack on this machine, it's finest setting was far too … I've done the hack on this machine, it's finest setting was far too coarse for espresso. Yes you have to be careful when changing the grind (effectively you break the stopper that prevents the burrs from colliding into each other), but it produces espresso fine enough for my gaggia now. It's been done since I bought it and in daily use, that's about 3-4 years now. Have to say that anyone experiencing issues after the hack is more than likely setting the burrs far too close and making espresso far too fine, at the setting I have it it's no where near its finest and I've near had any problems.



I have a Gaggia classic and at the finest settings there is no way I can water get through the portafilter even for one cup. Either they changed the settings (I bought mine a couple of years ago) or there is something wrong with my water pump!

akexuk

I have a Gaggia classic and at the finest settings there is no way I can … I have a Gaggia classic and at the finest settings there is no way I can water get through the portafilter even for one cup. Either they changed the settings (I bought mine a couple of years ago) or there is something wrong with my water pump!



Does pre-ground espresso work in your gaggia? If so there's nothing wrong with the water pump. Just try increasing the coarseness of the grind, if it's too fine it's possible to tamp it into such a tight block that water will never get through lol

I've had one of these for a few years - well recommended.

just testing mine now

EliTom

Original Poster

elitom

just testing mine now :)EliTom



been using mine every day for a few days now, smell and taste of freshly ground coffee is absolutely amazing.

AndrewRoss

Does pre-ground espresso work in your gaggia? If so there's nothing wrong … Does pre-ground espresso work in your gaggia? If so there's nothing wrong with the water pump. Just try increasing the coarseness of the grind, if it's too fine it's possible to tamp it into such a tight block that water will never get through lol



Yes preground coffee works fine. Indeed, I do not believe there is anything wrong with the pump. People do need to realise that a 15bar machine may over-extract.

See coffeekind.com/rea…sic

and youtube videos.

Thinking about buying the grinder, but I've seen mixed reviews. One stated there is not much difference between the settings, pretty much grinds the same for all settings. Now, that would be an issue obviously, I like to use a moka pot, French press and I may also get an espresso machine. Have you guy used it on different settings and what is the result?

coffee geek

Original Poster

abro

Thinking about buying the grinder, but I've seen mixed reviews. One … Thinking about buying the grinder, but I've seen mixed reviews. One stated there is not much difference between the settings, pretty much grinds the same for all settings. Now, that would be an issue obviously, I like to use a moka pot, French press and I may also get an espresso machine. Have you guy used it on different settings and what is the result?coffee geek



I got this because I wanted to improve on pre ground coffee from the supermarkets and I can confirm that the coffee tastes and smells much much better. All the coffee 'snobs' are also of the opinion that coffee should be ground just prior to brewing. As for how fine the coffee is, well for me it doesn't really matter as long as it does what I am trying to achieve until I have more money to upgrade my grinder as well as espresso machine. So if you are using pre ground coffee then this is a step forward but if you already have a grinder and are trying to replace then its a different discussion altogether. Hope this helps a little.

Original Poster

abro

Thinking about buying the grinder, but I've seen mixed reviews. One … Thinking about buying the grinder, but I've seen mixed reviews. One stated there is not much difference between the settings, pretty much grinds the same for all settings. Now, that would be an issue obviously, I like to use a moka pot, French press and I may also get an espresso machine. Have you guy used it on different settings and what is the result?coffee geek



This deal has expired but I think someone posted the same grinder a few days ago from Tesco Direct at the same price.
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