DeLonghi Dedica KG521M

DeLonghi Dedica KG521M

MPNs:KG521.M and KG521M
2.8

13 reviews · Statistics

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38%15%46%

Build Quality
3.6 (5)
Value for Money
3.6 (5)
Ease of Use
4.2 (5)
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.2 (5)
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Reviews

13 reviews
Pascal
PascalQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
 

Disappointed, Broke doing what it is supposed to do

This coffee grinder is weak, the gears inside the reduction gearbox are made of cheap plastic, the gear that mesh's to the steel shaft on the motor just lost its teeth. you would expect better quality, once the gear is stripped it is a throw away, don't buy this machine. Show details
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oblivau01
oblivau01SAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA3 posts
 

great for moka pot and cold brew

Im using it with Bialetti moka pots and harioo mizudashi cold brew jugs.
grind setting 3 for the bialetti, i grind it straight into the moka basket and about 9 for a cold brew jug works great but since the hario 1Ltr requires 80g of coffee i have to grind into the container.
I really like the fact this machine has both a storage container with lid and a porta filter basket acessory.
makes a high pitched whirring sound when grinding but its not as loud as cheaper grinders ive had and does the job within 5 or so seconds so its only brief Show details
Kayem
KayemNSWHunter Region, NSW6 posts
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Simple and decent value

We are a filtea coffee household, so dont really get too concerned with the espresso issue raised in other posts. This was a well meaning gift from my partner and while the manual him initially stumped, a youtube video later and his now a self declared professional!

If you arent looking for the most basix option out there but also dont want or need the gold standard at a corresponding price- well this is complete adequte. It grind beans. Its simple to use. Its easy to clean. What more could I ask for if Im not an aspiring at home barrista. Show details

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JoeBGood
JoeBGood14 posts
 

No good for real espresso

Does not grind finely enough for unpressurised espresso filters. Ok with pressurised filters like the ones used in consumer coffee machines.

The Bodum bur grinder gives a finer grind for a cheap grinder. Show details

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chute
chuteAU11 posts
 

worth the money

A very good grinder for the price. It grinds fine enough for our Dedica espresso machine. It is a little noisy but the biggest gripe would be the static produced once the coffee is ground. Coffee grinds tend to spill out when the lid to the ground coffee container is opened. Show details
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Will
WillVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC6 posts
 

Won’t grind for expresso

If you are looking for a grinder to grind for an expresso machine this isn’t your grinder. The expresso setting does grind anywhere near fine enough for an expresso machine.

Course grind for a French press is fine but you can get the same result with a cheaper grinder.

Also can’t grind directly into a standard sized portafilter. You need to grind into the container first which is annoying. Show details

Richard Benfatto
Richard BenfattoSydney27 posts
 
Canberra Shopper
Canberra ShopperACTCanberra 2600, ACT21 posts
 
Chay
Chay
 

Delonghi Dedica KG 521 - Wont grind on fine settings

First one was sent back due to constant jamming on the fine setting. second unit does the same.
It only works when you run the beans through a course grind first then then again on the fine setting which is not how a coffee grind should be. Between the 2 units, they would have a run time of about 5 min. It will be getting sent back for refund as not fit for purpose. Show details
Peter
PeterQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD180 posts
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Will
WillPerth13 posts
 

Excellent

Really enjoy my new coffee machien from Delonghi, takes a little while to warm up but other than that a great machine. I also got the matching grinder which is also excellent! Show details
Sean
SeanManly3 posts
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Espresso grind is not fine enough

I have a Breville Grinder Pro that I've been using and am able to get a good espresso with it. I bought this for the office and the grind on the espresso setting is still quite coarse and is unsuitable for making espresso. I instead have been using it with my Aeropress with reasonable results.

Apparently from reading other reviews online, the espresso grind is not suitable for a prosumer unpressurized portafilter. HOWEVER, even with my pressurized basket I am still getting unfavorable results--brown foam (instead of dark liquid) coming out of my machine immediately after pre-infusion and until completion of the pull.

It would be helpful if Delonghi could respond with some trick or way to adjust the fine-ness of the grind.

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M.B.
M.B.5 posts
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Don’t buy it if you like a good espresso!

DeLonghi Coffee Grinder KG 521

With this DeLonghi grinder KG 521 I’m not able to grind coffee beans fine enough to get good espresso.

My previous DeLonghi grinder KG 100 was excellent.

I did expect equal quality or better.

I wrote to customer support, however I never received a reply.

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Questions & Answers

Mick
Mick

Hey tip
If you can't get this coffee grinder due to limited stock at Harvey Norman $179 go to Myer they have stock but @$299 but they will price match I now have my grinder coming in one week. Harvey Norman 2 months wait

Details

CategoryCoffee Grinders / Roasters
Price (RRP) $179
TypeAutomatic
Grinding MechanismConical Burr
Coffee Bean Capacity350 g
Number of Grind Settings18 settings
Power150 W
Dimensions 382 x 240 x 154 mm
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
ManualDownload manual
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  • GTIN13: 8004399331303
  • MPN: KG521.M and KG521M

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