- Digital display is easy to use with tons of features
- Very quiet compared to other grinders
- Easy access to grinder for cleaning
- Extremely durable
- Coffee grounds end up on counter and require frequent cleaning
- A touch on the expensive side
With a high-quality build featuring a stainless steel conical burr grinder and stainless steel exterior, the DeLonghi Dedica grinder is the best DeLonghi coffee grinder available.
The digital LCD display isn’t a touch screen, but it gives you easy access to the model’s various settings:
- Select one of 18 different grind settings using the knob on the right of the grinder
- Select the number of cups you want to brew from single-shot espresso to 14 cups of coffee
- Select Light, Medium, or Strong to refine the volume of grounds
Small bone to pick: Are we getting too cute with things like a strength setting? You’ve already selected your grind size and your grind volume, so what does this strength setting actually do?
As mentioned above, it refines the volume of your ground coffee. If you select “Strong” you’ll get 25-30% more ground coffee. If you select “Light” you’ll get 25-30% less.
It seems like an unnecessary extra feature to me, but in the end it doesn’t harm anyone. Just leave it on one of the three settings and be done with it.
On top of the many available settings, the DeLonghi Dedica has a few other things going for it:
- It grinds consistently
- It’s quiet
- Modern design
- Doesn’t take up much space
- Cord compartment allows easy storage of excess cord length
- Doesn’t grind single servings (minimum is 2)
- Coffee ground storage container doesn’t have air tight seal
- One of the messier grinders
Like the DeLonghi Dedica Conical Burr Grinder, the DeLonghi KG89 has a stainless steel burr which is easy to access and clean.
However, the DeLonghi KG89 has a flat burr grinding wheel compared to the Dedica’s conical burr.
What’s the difference between flat and conical burr grinders?
There’s more to it than this, but here’s a quick breakdown:
- Flat burrs: More consistent grind size
- Conical burrs: Typically spin at lower RPM, so quieter and usually less expensive
The “flat burr grinders are more expensive” part doesn’t come into play here as the DeLonghi KG89 is much less expensive than the Dedica.
But that’s because the Dedica really is the superior model.