This is a reviewof the De’Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder
De’Longhi’s budget grinder has been upgraded recently and this Burr Grinder is actually not bad at all. It’s ideal for someone who’s new to grinding their own beans and not sure if they want to commit to a really high quality grinder.
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Modern and box shaped, this coffee grinder looks good in the kitchen although up close does look and feel very plasticky and a little flimsy. When turned on, it doesn’t seem to have the weight to keep it rooted firmly to the counter and seems a bit jumpy.
Easy to use
The controls are easy to understand and use and while the grounds aren’t as consistent as mid-range grinders, it’s not a bad place to start. If you’ve invested in a good espresso machine and are looking for mind-blowing espressos then you’re going to want something better than this unfortunately, it just doesn’t have the capability of producing consistently fine enough grounds for espresso.
With a 120g bean container, you should be able to get enough grounds for a couple of coffees and the removable parts are easy to take out and clean when necessary. The dial looks a bit cheap and unattractive but for this price, it’s not a surprise.
Whether this will last a particularly long time remains to be seen but it’s not going to keep going for the decades that a high-end machine would. Again, this is really a very entry-level piece of equipment that’s best suited to someone new to grinding their own beans.
This grinder comes in at an extremely low price but it’s better than you’d expect. If you’re looking for high quality and second-to-none operation than this isn’t it and as grinding is so crucial to coffee taste, using expensive coffee beans in this probably won’t do them justice.
But if you like a decent coffee and don’t want to be spending all your hard earned cash in coffee shops then this is certainly a reasonable choice to see if you like grinding your own beans and want to commit further. You might like to consider something like the Baratza Virtuoso (my review) as the next level up from this.