De'Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder £26.55 delivered on Amazon
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De'Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder £26.55 delivered on Amazon

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Found 26th Aug 2015
Looking for a half decent coffee grinder & this one seems to get decent reviews & seems to be cheaper than elsewhere at £29.50 delivered.

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Forgot to add that I use Flubit for anything I buy from Amazon & they usually give you it much cheaper.Got this grinder for £4.71p less & so was £24.79

If you look at the photo in Post 7 you will see it's worth checking with Flubit first.Click on "Demand it" on the Flubit site.

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Professional burr grinder
120 Gram coffee beans capacity
Cup selector and separate grind selector dials
Transparent bean container and top lid
Transparent and removable powder container

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I've just noticed Tesco have now gone lower at £26.55
tesco.com/dir…350

56 Comments

I have this one. It works well.

Same price at John Lewis. Also at Tesco here if you have Clubcard vouchers burning a hole in your account. With Clubcard Boost it'll pretty much be half price.

Voted hot, by the way.
Edited by: "fleabittenvarmint" 26th Aug 2015

anthony401

I have this one. It works well.



Snap - brilliant grinder!

Looks from the Amazon page that it has a decent set of burrs which can be replaced (they don't last forever).

Excellent grinder for the price - I use one with my Gaggia Baby for espresso.

I found (as many people do) that it didn't grind finely enough for espresso - but you can "hack" it as described here to make it grind more finely: geekandgrind.tumblr.com/pos…der (disclaimer: this will invalidate your warranty and you could damage the burrs if you set them to run so close that they touch - so be careful)

Original Poster

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Edited by: "WheresMeNuts" 27th Aug 2015

Wouldn't you know it, I've just gone and ground my last Burr by hand as well - typical!

Anyone know how this compares to the built-in grinder in a delonghi magnifica esam 4200?

timp123

Anyone know how this compares to the built-in grinder in a delonghi … Anyone know how this compares to the built-in grinder in a delonghi magnifica esam 4200?


The magnifica never grinds fine enough IMO even on its finest settings. Separate grinder is so much better and when it breaks you can get a new one like this cheaply. No idea how much a repair on the magnifica would set you back but it's got to be much more.

I also have one of these, and have used it daily for a few years now. It's absolutely excellent, and I can't recommend it enough.

love mine - great price

jfhopkin

I also have one of these, and have used it daily for a few years now. … I also have one of these, and have used it daily for a few years now. It's absolutely excellent, and I can't recommend it enough.


Can I ask...why don't you grind a batch and store it in the fridge in an airtight container? It will keep very well for a week or so.

eatmorefish

Can I ask...why don't you grind a batch and store it in the fridge in an … Can I ask...why don't you grind a batch and store it in the fridge in an airtight container? It will keep very well for a week or so.



Wouldn't recommend that personally. Two no no's there. One, grinding coffee beans well in advance of when you're going to use them. The quality starts degrading almost instantly. Two, storing in a fridge is bad for many reasons, two of which being that it's usually neither dry or odour-free.

Do a web search and you'll find a more detailed explanation. Above was just off the top of my head.

eatmorefish

Can I ask...why don't you grind a batch and store it in the fridge in an … Can I ask...why don't you grind a batch and store it in the fridge in an airtight container? It will keep very well for a week or so.



Storing beans or grounds in the fridge is a very big no no!

cheekster

Wouldn't recommend that personally. Two no no's there. One, grinding … Wouldn't recommend that personally. Two no no's there. One, grinding coffee beans well in advance of when you're going to use them. The quality starts degrading almost instantly. Two, storing in a fridge is bad for many reasons, two of which being that it's usually neither dry or odour-free. Do a web search and you'll find a more detailed explanation. Above was just off the top of my head.


I use a tupperware type container- airtight. For me there is no discerable taste difference for ground coffee kept in this way. Grinding daily may be a lovely ritual, but not for me. By the way, do you roast daily? How do you stop your roasted beans from degenerating into an oily mess?

ashuk

Storing beans or grounds in the fridge is a very big no no!


I think this common held myth is propagated for two reasons. One: Ground coffee from the fridge doesn't 'smell' as pungent and aromatic as that fresh from the grinder. Of course it doesn't, it is cooler. It is not going to smell as much, or as 'fresh' if we are to use that term. It will however rea
release just the same flavours when in contact with near boiling water.
Two: Purists will always believe that storage of ground coffee will only impact negatively on the coffee drunk. Utter bunkum. Who hasn't experienced a soup that tasted better on the second or third day as flavours blend, or opened a wine for an hour or two beforehand to let it 'breathe'.
I use my own tastebuds as my guide. I reccommend you do likewise.

I was thinking of ordering this a while back, but heard some negatives regarding how coarse the grains were. Other people on here are recommending it so I may take a chance and order one. Always wanted to grind my own coffee, but didn't want to spend £100+ for a top one.

Regarding the fridge debate. I keep my ground coffee in an air tight container in the fridge and find it lasts much longer and keeps its flavour. Its also what the Lavazza packet recommends. Obviously its a personal choice, but that's my view.

EDIT : Just noticed price is back up to £42.03. Maybe get one next time its reduced (_;)
Edited by: "andrewp" 31st Aug 2015

andrewp

EDIT : Just noticed price is back up to £42.03. Maybe get one next time … EDIT : Just noticed price is back up to £42.03. Maybe get one next time its reduced (_;)



If you select the 'New (26) from £29.50' link, you'll see it's still available for £29.50 supplied and dispatched by Amazon.

Edited by: "cheekster" 31st Aug 2015

eatmorefish

I use a tupperware type container- airtight. For me there is no … I use a tupperware type container- airtight. For me there is no discerable taste difference for ground coffee kept in this way. Grinding daily may be a lovely ritual, but not for me. By the way, do you roast daily? How do you stop your roasted beans from degenerating into an oily mess?



I also grind coffee in batches and store in an airtight container, but I put it in the freezer as this is meant to be better. I agree there is no noticeable taste difference (even after 1-2 weeks), but theres alot of pseudo-science that gets bandied about with this, wine, cigars, etc.
Edited by: "ajgrahamdotcom" 31st Aug 2015

I have this model, and whilst the grind is good, no matter what setting you have it on there is a large amount of residue powder which seems to seep into the grounds.

cheekster

If you select the 'New (26) from £29.50' link, you'll see it's still … If you select the 'New (26) from £29.50' link, you'll see it's still available for £29.50 supplied and dispatched by Amazon.



Thanks that's a great help. I've placed an order now

eatmorefish

I use a tupperware type container- airtight. For me there is no … I use a tupperware type container- airtight. For me there is no discerable taste difference for ground coffee kept in this way. Grinding daily may be a lovely ritual, but not for me. By the way, do you roast daily? How do you stop your roasted beans from degenerating into an oily mess?



I don't even grind daily, I grind every time I make an espresso.

It's hardly a ritual either - you set up the grinder for the coffee you're using so that when you press the button it grinds enough for one shot (or one double shot). I usually press the button, then start getting the cup and filter ready, and the coffee has usually finished grinding by the time I'm ready for it. Getting it out of the grinder box is no harder than getting it out of a tupperware box from the fridge.

I have this coffee grinder, bought when it was in Tesco for £30 incl del. I find that the lowest setting is actually too fine for my espresso machine and I have it on the notch above otherwise I get a coffee puck that is like a brick and impenetrable.

Also on the topic of grinding and keeping it in the fridge. It's not really about preference it's the fact that oxygen spoils coffee and makes it taste of cardboard, you increase the amount of oxygen in contact with your coffee by increasing its surface area (AKA grinding it). Your fridge adds moisture which speeds this process up. It's not a myth. That is scientific fact. Whether you can taste the difference or not is preference, but to deny that this process happens at all is a little ignorant.

eatmorefish

I think this common held myth is propagated for two reasons. One: Ground … I think this common held myth is propagated for two reasons. One: Ground coffee from the fridge doesn't 'smell' as pungent and aromatic as that fresh from the grinder. Of course it doesn't, it is cooler. It is not going to smell as much, or as 'fresh' if we are to use that term. It will however rearelease just the same flavours when in contact with near boiling water.Two: Purists will always believe that storage of ground coffee will only impact negatively on the coffee drunk. Utter bunkum. Who hasn't experienced a soup that tasted better on the second or third day as flavours blend, or opened a wine for an hour or two beforehand to let it 'breathe'. I use my own tastebuds as my guide. I reccommend you do likewise.



Ok, enjoy your supermarket beans :-)

CABellamy

I have this coffee grinder, bought when it was in Tesco for £30 incl del. … I have this coffee grinder, bought when it was in Tesco for £30 incl del. I find that the lowest setting is actually too fine for my espresso machine and I have it on the notch above otherwise I get a coffee puck that is like a brick and impenetrable.Also on the topic of grinding and keeping it in the fridge. It's not really about preference it's the fact that oxygen spoils coffee and makes it taste of cardboard, you increase the amount of oxygen in contact with your coffee by increasing its surface area (AKA grinding it). Your fridge adds moisture which speeds this process up. It's not a myth. That is scientific fact. Whether you can taste the difference or not is preference, but to deny that this process happens at all is a little ignorant.



You are not the only person who has this view, so it's surprising both Lavazza and Illy advise their ground coffee to be stored in the fridge on the back of their packets. I've kept mine in the fridge because you would expect them to be the experts.

Original Poster

I've been reading in to the best way to store coffee on coffee forums and they suggest in the fridge in an air tight container.

CABellamy

I have this coffee grinder, bought when it was in Tesco for £30 incl del. … I have this coffee grinder, bought when it was in Tesco for £30 incl del. I find that the lowest setting is actually too fine for my espresso machine and I have it on the notch above otherwise I get a coffee puck that is like a brick and impenetrable.Also on the topic of grinding and keeping it in the fridge. It's not really about preference it's the fact that oxygen spoils coffee and makes it taste of cardboard, you increase the amount of oxygen in contact with your coffee by increasing its surface area (AKA grinding it). Your fridge adds moisture which speeds this process up. It's not a myth. That is scientific fact. Whether you can taste the difference or not is preference, but to deny that this process happens at all is a little ignorant.


Read again...Air.....tight....(wait for it)......con....tain...er.
Where do these fools come from?
FRIDGE keeps thing cool. It slows the spoiling processes of food. And coffee.
Thanks for the scientific facts. I am always on the look out for more. Maybe I should Google 'That is a scientific fact' and I will come across more forum posts like yours above. Very helpful.

back at £41.99

CABellamy

I have this coffee grinder, bought when it was in Tesco for £30 incl … I have this coffee grinder, bought when it was in Tesco for £30 incl del. I find that the lowest setting is actually too fine for my espresso machine and I have it on the notch above otherwise I get a coffee puck that is like a brick and impenetrable.Also on the topic of grinding and keeping it in the fridge. It's not really about preference it's the fact that oxygen spoils coffee and makes it taste of cardboard, you increase the amount of oxygen in contact with your coffee by increasing its surface area (AKA grinding it). Your fridge adds moisture which speeds this process up. It's not a myth. That is scientific fact. Whether you can taste the difference or not is preference, but to deny that this process happens at all is a little ignorant.

It is important not to refrigerate or freeze your daily supply of coffee … It is important not to refrigerate or freeze your daily supply of coffee because contact with moisture will cause it to deteriorate. Instead, store coffee in air-tight glass or ceramic containers and keep it in a convenient, but dark and cool, location. Remember that a cabinet near the oven is often too warm, as is a cabinet on an outside wall of your kitchen if it receives heat from a strong afternoon or summer sun..



It's nonsense, moisture is more of a problem than temperature.

ncausa.org/i4a…=70



That said, if you have a counter-top grinder, there's no excuse to not just grind what you need on a per-cup basis.

And if that isn't enough "evidence" for you, go to any coffee shop and ask where they keep their beans. Pro tip: they won't have a fridge full of beans out back ;).
Edited by: "bma1445" 1st Sep 2015

speculatrix

back at £41.99



cheekster

If you select the 'New (26) from £29.50' link, you'll see it's still … If you select the 'New (26) from £29.50' link, you'll see it's still available for £29.50 supplied and dispatched by Amazon.

Any good for grinding spices?

shaysmum

Any good for grinding spices?



Not really, but it wouldn't be ideal. You'd want something with a blade that you can clean fully between each use (I have a little Bodum (blade) coffee grinder that I use for spices.

eatmorefish

Read again...Air.....tight....(wait for it)......con....tain...er. Where … Read again...Air.....tight....(wait for it)......con....tain...er. Where do these fools come from?FRIDGE keeps thing cool. It slows the spoiling processes of food. And coffee.Thanks for the scientific facts. I am always on the look out for more. Maybe I should Google 'That is a scientific fact' and I will come across more forum posts like yours above. Very helpful.



As soon as you break a coffee bean into grounds you're exposing the individual grounds to oxygen rather than just the surface area of the bean. Storing it in an airtight container will probably help, but by the time you put it in the container it's already been exposed to the air.

Anyway, as I said above I don't really understand the point, as grinding coffee for each shot only adds a push of a button and a wait of about 30 seconds to the process.

eatmorefish

Read again...Air.....tight....(wait for it)......con....tain...er. Where … Read again...Air.....tight....(wait for it)......con....tain...er. Where do these fools come from?FRIDGE keeps thing cool. It slows the spoiling processes of food. And coffee.Thanks for the scientific facts. I am always on the look out for more. Maybe I should Google 'That is a scientific fact' and I will come across more forum posts like yours above. Very helpful.



So you're completely purging your container of oxygen before storing it in the fridge? Right... Fact is, coffee begins spoiling as soon as you grind it. For the freshest coffee you need to grind it right before use and not store it. I wonder why all those coffee shops have large burr grinders full of room temperature coffee and grind it right before use. Yeah I think I'll trust those experts rather than Illy (for the record is a very poor choice of coffee I'm afraid and I'm unlikely to be swayed from your 'opinion' if you think they are the experts in what coffee should taste like... Where do these idiots come from... I wonder...)

£26.55 &now

Meh...

Good price. Average price seems to be around the £30 to £35 mark.

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Edited by: "Speculator" 3rd Sep 2015

thanks for this, it is a great price for a burr grinder. Just ordered. Is it obvious how to get the fine setting for grinding ?

excellent price
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