Updated: March 13th, 2021
When it comes to coffee machines or coffee grinders, we always like the DeLonghi products. Found in 1902, the Italy based company is famous for making household appliance. Their coffee bean grinders have earned a huge amount of positive reviews and the price range is reasonable. In this post, we are going to review a couple of the best selling De Longhi coffee grinders.
If you are new to espresso coffee machine and not sure which machines you should get, read this machine guide first.
If you have already got a coffee machine and now you want go one step forward to grind your own coffee, read my coffee grinder guide here. It teaches you how to pick the perfect grinder.
Now, let’s go through these bad boys.
De’Longhi KG39 Coffee Grinder
The De’Longhi KG39 Coffee Grinder is a good grinder that does its job satisfyingly. It has a sleek design that has a LED indicator while it is working. The stainless steel blade paired with its grinding selection between coarse, medium or fine settings delivers a satisfying result. The blade is adjustable and is solidly well made which also adds to its satisfactory result when grinding. For end users who are living together with other persons or who enjoys more than one mug of coffee, this DeLonghi coffee grinder is a good option. The minimum number of grind it can make is four cups while the maximum of 12 cups. Also, its aesthetically pleasing silver and aubergine design is a perfect addition to any kitchen.
Another feature that makes this grinder par up with the other grinders is its built-in safety measure. This feature makes sure that the grinder does not operate when the lid is not securely placed. In effect, the makers of the product also put into consideration the well being of its users. The competitive price of the KG39 makes most of coffee drinkers opt for it. The machine is effective and we believe that it is worth the money.
Some little downsides are that this grinder has delicate lid and its cable storage mechanism often jams the base grinder when the cable is twisted. But those are only rare cases.
De’Longhi KG49 Coffee Grinder
The De’Longhi KG49 Coffee Grinder is a push-to-grin on/off type of machine. The brilliance of this is that at a thrust of your finger, you can have the little machine doing its work. It also has a 12-cup grinding capacity and its grinding blade is made of stainless steel. To top this off, this coffee grinder has an integrated cleaning system coupled with cord storage to keep the electrical wire when not in use. This grinder is very compact and can be moved around without any difficulties. You need not wonder what is going on with your coffee beans as you can watch as it grinds as it has a transparent removable container. For the machines in its price range, the De’Longhi KG49 is very much affordable.
This DeLonghi coffee grinder has a dimension of 11 x 13 x 25 centimetres. Its design is great and I can say that the operation is not complicated at all. It is so compact and takes away too little space. Save time as it can brew in bulk from 4 to 12 cups or 90-gram worth of coffee beans. It grinds quietly in just a few seconds. There is no need for you to worry if you have over-grind your beans. Brewing is consistent all throughout. The LED light indicator will direct you whether it is coarse, medium or fine.
Sometimes, this grinder produces inconsistent results, which is common among coffee blade grinders. Other than this, the coffee grinder serves its purpose brilliantly and is definitely a great addition to your kitchen aides.
De’Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder
Of the many coffee grinders in the market today, De’Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder is definitely one of the best in line. In contrast to blade grinders, burr grinders allow you to get close to the original flavour of the freshly grounded coffee beans. Instead of using blades to chop up the coffee bean, the KG79 uses two grinding wheels to crush the beans, which preserves the coffee aroma and at the same time avoids overheating. The grinder also allows the user to select between 2 to 12 cups and it shuts off once the right amount of beans has been grinded. Its bean container plus lid are transparent so you can just watch closely as the machine works for you.
I am always worried about the noise when I buy a new grinder. The last thing you want to do in a Sunday morning is to make a racket and wake everyone up because of a noisy grinder. Luckily, I found the noise level of this coffee grinder acceptable. It will always have some noise but it is not too bad that would wake everyone up. And it is definitely a lot quieter than the machines used in the high street café.
This machine measures 16 x 13 x 26 centimetres so again it does not take much space. What I like the most about this burr grinder is its ability to finely grind the beans at an affordable price. The problem I usually have with burr grinders is that they cost more than blade grinders, which is why I was very surprised at the KG79 – the price is very attractive! Its finess selector allows you to choose your desired setting. This compact machine really does have the ability to ground finely or coarsely depending upon the setting. Another noteworthy point is the dual safe system, which automatically shuts off the grinding wheels if either the ground coffee or bean container is removed.
Some have complained about product life lasting for only two years. But this is quite subjective as it is the end-user’s duty to carefully examine the machine and use it with proper care. Nevertheless, with the DeLonghi KG79, it is not a difficult task to have an authentic shot of hot espresso in your own kitchen to enjoy for the rest of your day.