DeLonghi Dedica Grinder Review

DeLonghi Dedica Grinder
Overall Rating
87
Grind Quality (40%)
87
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
With conical burrs, an easy-to-use digital LCD display, a sizable 12 oz bean hopper, and 18 grind sizes to choose from, the DeLonghi Dedica is great for daily drip coffee use, but you may want something better for espresso.
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Key Features of the DeLonghi Dedica Grinder

Key Features of DeLonghi Dedica Grinder

  • Grinder: Stainless steel conical burr
  • Hopper: 12 oz (350 g) capacity
  • Grind Size: 18 variable settings
  • Portafilter Compatible: Yes
  • Exterior: Stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 6.9″W x 11.2″D x 15.0″H
  • Weight: 6.1 lbs
  • Digital LCD display to choose grind setting, strength, number of cups
  • Also grinds up to 14 cups worth with included storage container
  • Removable upper burr for easy cleaning

DeLonghi Dedica Grinder Overview

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
Pros
  • Digital display is easy to use with tons of features
  • Very quiet compared to other grinders
  • Easy access to grinder for cleaning
  • Extremely durable
Cons
  • Coffee grounds end up on counter and require frequent cleaning
  • A touch on the expensive side

Is the DeLonghi Dedica Grinder for you?

Is DeLonghi Dedica Grinder for you?

The DeLonghi Dedica is great for those who love the simplicity of a digital user display and are willing to pay a little extra for the durability of this highly-rated model.

Unfortunately, it doesn't grind finely (or consistently) enough for truly great espresso. If you're an espresso drinker looking to make the most of a mid-range semi-automatic espresso machine or higher, check out the Baratza Sette.

DeLonghi Dedica Grinder Review: An In-Depth Look

I live in a small apartment with my girlfriend, and I like making coffee at 5:00am some days. Thankfully she’s a heavy sleeper, but some days my grinder does wake her up, so I need the quietest grinder available. While I don’t have the DeLonghi Dedica (currently I have a Capresso coffee grinder) I think the Dedica is quiet enough even for early morning use.

That said, some people still don’t like grinding coffee early in the morning for fear of waking the household. If this is you, you have a few options:

I know, you’re not supposed to grind coffee before using it, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. If this is something you do, the DeLonghi Dedica offers an airtight coffee storage container with a black top and shaded plastic sides to help keep light out.

The DeLonghi Dedica also offers super simple cleaning.

Cleaning your grinder is a necessary evil, but the Dedica’s top burr easily detaches to give you access to the entire grinding system. DeLonghi suggests you clean after every use — honestly, does anyone actually do this? — but you can probably get away with cleaning it every few weeks. If you use an oily bean, clean more frequently.

The biggest drawback of the DeLonghi Dedica is how large it is. Weighing 6 lbs and standing 15″ tall, it’s a pretty bulky grinder.

Check out the DeLonghi Dedica Grinder!

Check out DeLonghi Dedica Grinder!

DeLonghi Dedica Grinder
With conical burrs, an easy-to-use digital LCD display, a sizable 12 oz bean hopper, and 18 grind sizes to choose from, the DeLonghi Dedica is great for daily drip coffee use, but you may want something better for espresso.

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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