If you are looking for a very popular, perfectly crafted, most economical coffee grinder, the DeLonghi KG79 is the product for you. And believe me I am not at all exaggerating when I am showering so much praise on this grinder!
This grinder definitely beats all the available ones in the market, and take my word, if you buy this grinder without even reading this post, you will not regret. And that much confidence I have in it.
Before I provide you with an in-depth analysis of KG79, I will like to share my experience with it, very briefly.
Being a coffee fanatic I was gifted this machine by my father. I had never grinded coffee, so the machine seemed a little useless to me, but I placed it in my kitchen because of its looks and craftsmanship. One fine day, I tried my hands on it, grinding coffee beans, (intention – not to disrespect my father’s gift!) and the purity of the coffee, its aroma, its essence and its color (which was made by the grinded coffee beans in this machine) gave me a whole new meaning of what coffee is. Believe me if you can, but since that day I only drink coffee which is grinded in this beaut!
This was my short story, and now I am sharing KG79’s analysis. The analysis comes as a result of thorough research that I did after using this grinder. Read it you will be amazed!
A note on the manufacturer
KG79 is manufactured by an Italian company – DeLonghi -Winner of the Red Dot design award – 2007. The company manufactures domestic appliances in nearly every category of food preparation, but is most famous for coffee appliances.
DeLonghi describes KG79 as “Ideal for Coffee advanced consumers: it provides a consistent grind and preserves the Aroma”.
KG79 coffee grinder – a stylish black machine comes with the capacity to grind 120 grams of beans.
This machine comes with a;
- BURR GRINDING SYSTEM
- FINENESS SELECTOR
- CUP SELECTOR
- DUAL SAFE SYSTEM
Burr Grinding System – The machine has a professional burr grinding system and is fitted with two very sharp grinding wheels. The sharpness perfectly grinds coffee to its finest, without overheating, so that the aroma of the coffee does not die out.
Cup Selector – You can select between 2 – 12 cups. The machine will shut off the grinder automatically after the required amounts of beans are grinded.
Fineness Selector – This option (my favorite) gives you the control to select the desired fineness of the ground coffee – setting from fine to medium to coarse. In both the features, i.e. the cup selector and fineness selector, you can easily make the adjustments, by using the knobs incorporated in the design.
Quick Hint – If you prefer drinking French-press, go for coarser coffee.
Dual Safe System – If either the ground coffee or the bean container is removed, the machine is equipped with an automatic safety device that shuts off the grinding wheels. Very important if your kids play in your kitchen area!
I have made a table for you to easily make out its general specifications and added my comments to provide you a better description.
|Dimensions||13 Wx16 Dx26 H cm||Sleek – Does not occupy a lot of space.|
|Weight||1.5 (Kg)||Not bulky either. Easy to move around.|
|Rated voltage/Frequency||220/240~50/60 (V~Hz)||Does not consume a lot of electric units.|
|Input power||110 (W)|
|Beans Container Capacity||120 (g)||Enough for a whole lot of friends or relatives.|
|Cup Selector Quantity||12 cups|
The machine comes with some added accessories too. I have made a list of these for your reference. It has a:
- Transparent and removable bean container
- Removable ground coffee container
- Rubber feet
- Self-contained cord storage
- Top lid
- Cleaning brush
Here is a break up for the parts of the KG79:
Advantages of having the KG79
Based on the customer reviews, I am providing you with some notable features of this product that made customers very happy and enthusiastic to use it.
Compactness – The machine is so compact that even if you have a very small kitchen you can easily fit this product in.
Practical containers and Built-in Cord Storage: Top bean container and the Ground coffee container are very handy. In addition to that, both containers are removable and are made of transparent, lightweight plastic, which makes the cleaning and keeping track of the available amounts of beans and powder – an incredibly easy task.
Another convenient feature if you are looking to store the appliance instead of keeping it on the kitchen countertop is the Built-in Cord Storage. The cord neatly folds in making you hassle free.
Looks – The model is very beautifully crafted. Geometrical Rectangular shape and Black Shiny finish adds to the symmetry’s perfection.
Rubber Feet: Spilling coffee or water on kitchen platforms is not very uncommon, and here is when Rubber Feet is so useful, providing stability to the machine.
Cost: According to a lot of customers’ reviews DeLonghi KG79 is underpriced! The quality of the machine, and most importantly the quality of the coffee grinded in it, demands the price to be on the upper range. But contrary to that – the machine is priced very economically, which is very surprising!
Good chance for you to grab it, until it is available in the market.
According to the customers the machine has a flaw too, and I will share it honestly with you.
They report that the machine is a bit noisy, in comparison to other coffee grinders. But in the machines’ defense I (being a customer myself) will say that no coffee grinder is perfectly silent and secondly the machine makes noise but that is acceptable – it is not going to wake up your entire family early in the morning!
For your convenience, I am providing link to the user manual for this machine, issued by the manufacturer itself.
Finally I will like to address the question going right now in your mind.
Should you buy DeLonghi KG79?
Well, without getting emotional, I will rationally suggest that you should definitely go for it. It is compact, reasonably priced; a quality product and from a very well known branded company.
We coffee enthusiasts commonly say – “Forever – is the time it takes to brew the first pot of coffee in the morning.”
If you like to prepare your coffee from grind to finish, buy this product. The taste, aroma, texture and feel of the coffee grinded in this machine – will last forever.