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Delonghi Grinders - Pete Thompson's Review
Posted: October 20, 2014, 12:26am
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Arrow The Delonghi Grinders has 19 Reviews
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Name Ranking
Pete Thompson 10.00
Paul Wilmoth 10.00
Lance Goffinet 8.20
Dave McLaren 7.80
Robert Uy. 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Burr Grinder
Manufacturer: Delonghi Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $56.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Argos Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Delonghi Espresso machine
Bottom Line: For Pressurised portafilters only - ie. the Delonghi range. Why? Because its design for it!
Positive Product Points

Its cheap - really cheap - but not in a quality or looks way - its stylish and will go well with your delonghi espresso maker.
You wont find anything other than blade grinders in this category

Negative Product Points

Out of the factory, wont be ideal for espresso makers without a pressurised portafilter. You can modify the switch to do this though
Maybe prone to failure due to pressure vs construction - keep a receipt handy.

Detailed Commentary

Don’t forget (and the reason most people misunderstand this Burr grinder) – this is made for a PRESSURISED Porta-filter, of which many of you wont be running.  Many people buy this item assuming it will suffice for their older/classic espresso maker and become disappointed the end result is not ground fine enough – there is a reason for this.  A) Pressurised portafilters do not rely on the fine-ness of the ground to build up the pressure, b)The reliability of the unit is increased the less fine the ground. Now, you’re asking what IS a pressurised portafilter (I thought all espresso was pressurised) and you’d be right however, in the cheaper espresso makers, you have two differences. A) there is no boiler as the water is forced at 15bar through a tight hot S bend, b) the Portafilter has a valve which causes the build up of pressure NOT the beans themselves. This means there is less reliance on the end user to go spend $200+ on a grinder that takes up most of your kitchen. This basically means, common man (or woman) can enjoy a high pressure espresso, ground freshly that morning, that tastes great (even with a great Crème!) all for under $300. Genius design.
If you DO want to use this device for youre espresso that relies on a finer grind, then you can modify either or the switch or the grinder washer which actually does the job. However, asI have a pressurised portafilter, this does the job for 10x less than I needed to spend.

Buying Experience

Argos, click and collect - flawless.

Three Month Followup

Still going strong with the 'hack'. If anything I was grinding TOO fine - taper it back a bit and its spot on. When it dies, ill just buy another!

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