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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great looks and function.

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    AncientGeek
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    Full Disclosure: I received a Delonghi Dedica free in exchange for an honest and timely review. I was a CIO at a coffee company for 20 years and really enjoy a good cup of coffee. Sometimes I like to brew coffee using a French Press and I need a good burr grinder to properly grind for that brewing method. I already own a Rancilio Rocky grinder, but I was in the market for a second grinder for my vacation home. The First thing I noticed about the Dedica was how much lighter it seemed than my Rocky. I looked it up and confirmed my observation. The Rocky weighs about 15 lbs while the Dedica weighs 7 lbs. As I unpacked the Dedica, I was impressed with the aesthetics of this unit. The main body is stainless steel with a chrome plated plastic top and a black plastic bottom. The second thing I inspected was the grinding mechanism. This appears to be stainless steel and very rugged. The central burr adjusts up and down to change the size of the gap between the burrs and therefore the size of the coffee grounds. The control for grind size is on the top of the grinder between the grinder body and the bean container. It is well marked and easy to operate. My Rocky is very low tech. Select the grind size, add the beans and turn on the grinder. When enough beans have been ground, turn off the switch. The Dedica offers more automation. After selecting the grind size, I can choose how many cups of coffee I plan to brew and the Dedica will grind a quantity of coffee appropriate for that number of cups. Additionally, I can select one of three "strength" levels. I assume this alters the amount of coffee that is ground for each cup, therefore resulting in what I recall to be a higher "throw weight"...basically the ratio of ounces of coffee to fluid ounces of water. The goal is to achieve a particular level of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in the brewed coffee. From the SCAA Golden Cup standard..."Coffee shall exhibit a brew strength, measured in Total Dissolved Solids, of 11.5 to 13.5 grams per liter, corresponding to 1.15 to 1.35 "percent" on the SCAA Brewing Control Chart, resulting from a solubles extraction yield of 18 to 22 percent*." Regardless of all of that, the bottom line is that you can adjust this to suit your taste for various varieties and roast profiles of the coffees that you and others like. This adjustment is a really good one to pair with the "number of cups" selector, since the two are inextricably linked. Otherwise, you'd have to adjust the cup count up or down to achieve the same result. Either way, this is likely to involve some trial and error over time to get this set to your personal taste preference. There are two options for catching the ground coffee as it exits the grinder. The cylindrical ground coffee container that comes with the Dedica, fits snugly under the output port on the grinder and has a rubber cap so you can grind more than you want to use immediately and then cover the remaining grounds (restricting oxygen and therefore oxidation of the freshly ground coffee). Presumably you would only do this for a few minutes or hours, not a few days. Ideally, you want to grind fresh each time before you brew. In addition to this ground coffee container, the Dedica comes with a Filer Holder Accessory which is neatly stored in the base of the unit behind where the ground coffee container is normally installed. You pull on the tab of a plastic drawer and out comes the drawer with the filter holder in it. The filter holder can be installed under the exit port from the grinder. Then a portafilter from an espresso machine can be directly installed in the filter holder allowing a direct grind of espresso grind coffee into the portafilter. This is very nice and seemingly well engineered. Though I haven't tried it with a portafilter, so I haven't done a full test of this feature. I experimented with the grind sizes a bit. It seems to do well with both fine and coarse grinds. I suspect DeLonghi uses higher RPMs on the machine in order to reduce the size of the motor which reduces both cost and weight. I could hear the difference in RPMs immediately as compared to my Rocky grinder. I find that both my Rocky and this Dedica make a fair amount of noise when grinding, so you might want to keep that and the sleep habits of other household occupants in mind before you fire up the grinder in the morning. The Dedica sound is higher pinched and may be a bit louder. At one point, I had the coffee bean container on the machine, but not properly twist-locked in place. The display on the grinder alerted me to that fact and kept me from running the grinder in a potentially dangerous mode. That is a nice safety feature. It also detects whether or not the ground coffee container is in place and prevents operation if it is not properly placed. That helps avoid a mess. I have only had the Dedica a short time, so I can't comment on reliability or longevity, but overall, I give it a thumbs up for a $199 burr grinder. If you want a decent grinder with a few useful bells and whistles at a more reasonable price than something like my $350 Rancilio Rocky or one of the other expensive high-end grinders, the Dedica is definitely worth considering.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Professional Quality With a Few Flaws

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    ryanmcv
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    I like to think that I'm serious about my coffee, but I had never put much thought into my coffee grinder. I've gone through a few cheap grinders over the past few years, never even considering a more expensive grinder. The DeLonghi Dedica grinder has so far been a revelation in how I make my coffee, but it hasn't been without some minor frustrations. PROS - Incredibly easy to setup and use. After putting the hopper on the top of the grinder and inserting the grind chamber, you're ready to go. - Sleek-looking design. The stainless steel finish is beautiful and should blend in with any modern kitchen. - Custom grind settings. This grinder has 18 different grind levels for espresso, drip coffee, and French press. There are also three strength settings: light, normal, and strong. I've only used the drip and French press settings so far, but each time, my coffee beans have been ground to perfection. I didn't notice too much of a difference in taste between the "normal" and "strong" settings, but that may depend on the type of bean used. - Ability to set the number of cups. With my cheap grinder, I had to estimate how many beans to put in as it would grind all of them. The DeLonghi grinds only the amount of beans that it needs based on how many cups you choose (up to 14 cups, shown on the digital display). - Convenient grind chamber. I love the fact that it has a sealable cap so I can keep my coffee fresh. CONS - The hopper has to stay connected to the top of the grinder once you put beans in it. If you remove it, you'll end up with beans all over your kitchen floor. Along those lines, you can't pour beans into the hopper unless it's attached to the grinder, or you'll end up with the same mess. I learned this the hard way. - The grind chamber fits snugly into the grinder -- almost TOO snug. I usually have to pull hard using two hands to get the chamber to pop out. - When the grind chamber is removed, I've noticed excess coffee grounds fall from the grinder onto the tray at the base of the device. This is especially noticeable when you move the grinder immediately after using it. OVERALL The DeLonghi Dedica grinder has definitely elevated my morning coffee routine -- I don't think I could go back to a cheap hand-held grinder after using this. If it weren't for the few annoyances listed above, this would be a 5-star product. Even so, I look forward to using this grinder for a long time to come. Recommended!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Versatile Grinder

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    Cupra
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    Whenever you're thinking about making coffee, typically you want to go the easy route, as we all just want coffee NOW! More often than not, the grinder gets overlooked. No-one will be overlooking this DeLonghi Dedica Grinder! This thing is a monster. A good looking, well thought out monster! Stainless steel and black plastic construction, with a stainless steel adjustable burr grinder, packing a punch. This grinder means business, but does it in a very thoughtful and butler-like way. What I mean by that is that the grinder itself is very robust and does a great job grinding beans, but it's the 'sophistication' with which it does it. The burr is adjustable for different size of coffee grounds, from coarse to fine, and there is also an adjustment for the amount of coffee that you want to grind each time, measured in cups (how many cups of coffee do you wish to make, not full cups of ground coffee!). The machine is relatively quiet as well. Sure, it's not silent, but it's not as harsh and abrasive as I thought it would be. The top 'hopper' is plastic, with a hole in the bottom for the beans to drain into the grinder. It has a nice rubber and stainless steel lid. You pour your beans in the top, and then shut the lid. Please, please, please make sure that the hopper is securely fastened to the grinder. I turned it to the first 'click' and set the grinder going. It automatically shut off. Tried again, it shut off. Tried again, again, it shut off. The vibration from the grinder was causing the hopper to spin, and in turn it activated the auto shut-off feature on the grinder. I ended up needing to be a little more forceful with the hopper when locking it in place. I was just being cautious with it being plastic. And to that end, do not, I repeat, do not lift up the hopper with unground beans in it. When trying to reseat the hopper securely, I accidentally lifted it up, and beans went everywhere. Into the burr of the grinder, onto the counter, everywhere! You have been warned! The collection vessel for the grounds is clear plastic with a rubber and stainless steel sealable lid. That means if you choose to grind 4 cups worth of coffee and then only use two of them, the rest of the grounds remain stored and sealed till the next time you need them. Cleaning the machine is really quite easy. A damp cloth gets rid of most of the grounds, and then a quick blast of canned air cleans out the other parts. This is a nicely featured machine with many different options of grind, quantity and strength. The stainless steel and black casing is very attractive on the countertop. And it was good to see the auto shut-off safety feature in action, and the notification on the LCD screen on the machine. I would heartily recommend this grinder to anyone who is interested in a slightly more higher end model of grinder.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey But Excellent!

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    Arjay67
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    I received this grinder as a gift. My family and friends know me as a true coffee lover. Not a snob and I don’t profess to be an expert by any measure. But I know what I like and won’t accept anything less. When I first tried bean coffee I had a Braun spin grinder. I never really had good results with that. So about one year ago I purchased a Mr. Coffee because it was less than $50.00. It wound up being flimsy, poorly designed and most grind settings resulted in the same particle size. When I received this grinder I was skeptical due to my experience a few years back with a DeLonghi appliance that performed poorly and quickly met its maker in the trash. But as I started unboxing this unit I became impressed. Lots of stainless parts and no cheap, flimsy feel. Then I saw that not only could you vary the grind size but also the amount to be ground. But, the proof is in the pudding. Or, in this case, how well does it grind? In a word….GREAT! After giving the important (and removable parts) a quick wash, I loaded my favorite breakfast blend in the hopper. Turned on the unit with the power supply on the side bottom, set a grind size and amount, pressed the start button and it was off. I tried a few different grind sizes and there was a very noticeable difference in particle size. Again, impressed. While not whisper quiet, this grinder is far quieter than the cheaper Mr. Coffee. Couple that with it being able to actually vary the particle size and I became a DeLonghi convert. I can finally grind my own beans for my reusable pod with my Keurig and stop wasting money on prepackaged pods. Better still, it was a gift! Because it’s hard for me to justify the price for a single purpose device like this, no matter how great it is at its single purpose. For the more advanced users, there is an optional Portfilter Adapter in case you’re more of a true Barista and have one of those super expensive coffee makers. The only negative I have found is that the main power switch doesn’t slide smoothly. It ALMOST sticks when pressing it to turn it on or off and for that it loses one star. Otherwise, this is a five star product!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great but is really really big.

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    When it comes to coffee, there are two kinds of people. Those who want it fast with as little fuss as possible and those who are obsessed with getting the best possible cup. The DeLonghi Dedica coffee grinder is definitely for the second group. It’s an expensive beast of a machine, far bigger than even most full-sized coffee makers -- never mind the much smaller $25-$30 grinders most people use to grind coffee. Why so big? Well, it’s designed to handle a crowd, grinding up to 14 cups worth in one fell swoop. And it’s a burr grinder. Not some simple blade grinder that reduces whole coffee beans to an uneven rubble, ranging from dust to big chunks. The Dedica gives you an exceedingly uniform grind for the best possible flavor extraction. OK. Maybe that sounds a bit pretentious but DeLonghi obviously takes coffee seriously. This thing has more control options than the space shuttle – all designed to make sure you get exactly the grind you want – from ultra-fine espresso to the coarse mixture preferred by those who use press pots. There’s even a blue backlit LCD screen, which is a bit over the top for a coffee grinder. It allows you to see how many cups worth of grounds you want (there is an oddly placed dial on the side to set that) and the strength of the brew (a button next to the LCD screen to set that). The level of grind is set with a sliding lever at the top of the machine. I find this an odd collection of controls that makes grinding coffee – normally accomplished by simply pushing a single button – quite complicated and anything but intuitive. But once you read the instructions, it all makes sense. And it all works quite well once you’ve figured out what to do. Oh and just to be sure no option has been left out, DeLonghi has included an adaptor designed to accept the high-pressure grounds receptacle from an espresso machine. It’s hidden away in the base. Pull it out and slide it below the grinding mechanism and the very fine espresso grounds fall directly into the receptacle, ready to be tamped down . Handy for those who need it. For all other kinds of coffee, DeLonghi has included a small sealable clear plastic container to catch the grounds. You can grind in advance and keep the grounds there, ready to go. Although as all real coffee fanatics know, you should never grind until just before you brew. Fine. But does it actually produce grounds that result in a better cup of coffee? I was skeptical. I have used a French press for decades and made do with a cheap grinder, which produces what I thought was an OK cup coffee. How much better could it be? On my first outing, I was surprised to find there is a difference using a more uniform grind. It produces a cleaner tasting cup – the finer pieces produce by a cheap grinder add bitterness. The bonus is there is much less sediment/sludge at the bottom of the cup with the Dedica, so you can drink every drop . So it works pretty darn well, And it looks nice too, iif you can deal with the aesthetics of having a massive grinder on your counter That’s why I add on odd caveat. The grinder has big rubber feet to hold it in place. Great while you are grinding. Not so great when you want shove the big beast of a machine back edge of the counter, under the cabinets, to get it out of the way. I resorted to placing it on a folded napkin so it can slide more easily on the counter. So sure it's pricey and a bit complicated to use. But it does the job exceedingly well. And that's what it is all about.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It really changes my taste of a good coffee

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    I didnt think before about how much difference could be the taste of a coffee from ground coffee beans. I love coffee, but I am not an expert. A friend of mine persuaded me to buy a good coffee bean and I have got this Delonghi Grinder, which I found really easy to use, and the coffee really has a different taste and smell. The setup up was extremelly easy, just put the hopper on the top of the grinder and insert the grind chamber and thats it. The grinder has 18 grind settings, 6 each for Fine (1-6), Medium (7-12), and Coarse (13-18). It also has three “Strength” settings, which determines how heavy a grind goes into each cup. Light strength will produce fewer grams of coffee grounds, while the Medium and Full settings will grind more grams per cup. This allows fine-tuning for individual tastes, and proper timing of espresso shots. If you are making a double shot, you will have to grind one cup, wait a second or two, and press the grind button a second time to fill the portafilter. However, the Strength setting still works with the portafilter attachment in place, so you can fine-tune how many grams of grounds per shot It's well built. The controls are straightforward. You will learn according to the grind size, number of cups and strength you will need for your own taste, a cool thing that I like is that it remembers your settings even if you power it off. For someone that makes the same amount of coffee every morning, it is an advantage. Good looking design. The stainless steel finish is beautiful and should blend in with any modern kitchen. Ability to set the number of cups. The DeLonghi grinds only the amount of beans that it needs based on how many cups you choose (up to 14 cups, shown on the digital display). Convenient grind chamber, it has a sealable cap so you can keep coffee fresh. So I tried what I was looking for, th expreso, it was great, I tasted a shot using the blade grinder (and DeLonghi espresso coffee maker) and thought all I taste is strong coffee. I tasted a shot of expresso after using the DeLonghi burr grinder and I was pleasently surprised. The unit can pour the coffee directly into the porta filter attachment. You can grind the coffee straight into the filter. It is very easy to clean, and the digital blue light display is really confortable for me. One thing that I noticed was that you have to make sure to lock correctly the hopper, to seat and secure forcing it a little bit until you hear a "click, otherwise it will be loose and not completely secure. Overall it is a wonderful product, that definitely has changed my concept of the taste of a good coffee...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality and Flexible Grinder

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    Titan5178
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    The Dedica coffee grinder can be summed up in two words: ultimate flexibility. There are 18 settings from espresso to drip/pour and french press. There are three settings for strength and an option to grind from 1-14 cups. I'm no expert but in my opinion this is the grinder to have for those who consider themselves coffee connoisseurs. It's extremely easy to use. Simply put the hopper on the top of machine and turn it to lock it into place. Pour your beans in and then select the size of the grind from a dial in front of the hopper. Next, you select how much to grind by turning the dial on the right hand side of the unit. The LCD will display how many cups you have chosen. Then, choose the strength by pushing the button under the LCD to the right. You can choose from light, medium, and strong. I believe this affects the "aroma" of the brewed coffee by grinding a bit more if you select "strong" and vice versa. Finally, press start and watch it do its thing. It will automatically stop once it has the right amount. It might take a few tries to find the exact settings to make your perfect brew, but the point is you can dial it in to exactly what you want. It also will remember your settings when powered off, so you can quickly grind it the same way every time. As with any grinder, after use you should clean it. A brush is provided. The build quality of the machine is outstanding. It's relatively lightweight and is manufactured of stainless steel with a plastic base. The grinders look to be heavy duty. Admittedly, this machine is probably too nice for my counter top compared to the other appliances I have. I was expecting it to be louder but it is really quiet and quick. It's also mostly idiot proof. An icon on the LCD will flash if you haven't installed the hopper or forgot to put the storage container into place. Speaking of the storage container, it is an air tight container that can be used to store your grinds. Although storing them probably negates the reasons to grind your own coffee. There is also the option to grind directly into an espresso portafilter. A portafilter adapter is included in an accessory drawer in the base of the grinder. Simply attach the adapter and your portafilter to the adapter. Then hold down the start button until your portafilter is filled with grinds. All in all, I won't be buying pre-ground coffee from the store again, and am now on a quest to find my perfect roast!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly fresh ground coffee at home the way I wa

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    JerryZ
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    I no longer have to choose what type of grind I want at the store. I can purchase my favorite coffee beans, bring them home and then decide do I want drip, Espresso or percolated coffee. The best feature of the DEDICA coffee Grinder is it’s stainless steel grinding wheels. Not a blender blade like my old version, but true Grinder wheels like in a pepper mill. The grinding action releases the true flavor of the bean without pulverizing it. A true on/off switch on the bottom, right side of the unit guarantees the unit draws no phantom power when plugged in but not in use. (Kudos DeLonghi!) Easy to use. Just fill the hopper on top, select your grind preference (Espresso to drip to perked), set your desired flavor strength, how many cups (knob on the right side) and press the start button. The DEDICA does the rest. If you want really fresh brewed coffee, only grind what you need. There is a special attachment conveniently stowed away behind the receiving canister. It can be used to grind straight into the espresso porta filter handle. I’d love to see an attachment to grind straight into my K-CUP reusable filters. If you want, you can fill the hopper and grind as needed. Or, what I might do, is grind enough for my morning brew then close the air tight receiver canister and save it for my dinner shot. Best feature of all is the perfect cup of coffee I get from my fresh ground coffee beans.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Coffee Grinding Beast

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    DaveG
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    I'll make the assumption if you're looking at the DeLonghi burr grinder, you already understand the benefits over a conventional blade grinder. A few years back I had started taking my coffee making a bit more seriously and purchased a cheaper burr grinder. It worked well, but the grounds never had the size consistency I expected. It never really bothered me as the coffee still tasted great. When Best Buy gave me the opportunity to review the DeLonghi I didn't leap at the opportunity. I had a burr grinder that works fine. It's small enough I can put it in a cabinet when not in use. At the same time, I wanted to know what I was missing. Is it worth the price difference? The DeLonghi is a beast. It's a mix of stainless and plastic (I can't confirm if it's BPA-free). It has a nice LCD display that shows your grind settings and let's you customize the strength as well. Overall, an extremely nice looking piece. It's also a pass through design vs a chute. The thinking is all the grounds will fall through instead of the chute design which there's always a bit of "residue" leftover which could impact your next round. One part that stood out was the size of the actual grinding mechanism. It has to be 1/2" thick piece of stainless steel. Operation is simple. Dial in your settings and press go. The sound is tolerable - you are grinding coffee beans after all. The beans all funnel down to the stainless grinder and you can hear the quality and strength of the motor as it doesn't miss a beat. Pop off the canister and you'll notice the equally sized grounds. The canister can also be used for storage as it nice rubber cap. I ran a test grind on the medium setting of the DeLonghi and my old burr grinder and the consistency of the DeLonghi was far better. I don't make espresso at home, but I can't see any reason why this wouldn't work perfectly to grind that fine. I'm really looking forward to trying the different settings to get my coffee exactly where I want it. It might be time to get the French press out again.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the sound of fresh coffee

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    I do love the sound of fresh coffee beans being ground up, but even better than that is the taste of fresh coffee grounds. I never realized before what a difference that would make in my morning coffee. I did have a little grinder before this, but it didn't hold very much and was a pain to use and clean up....oh and the mess it would make. Needless to say, that old unit is being recycled now. The DeLonghi - Dedica 14-Cup Coffee Grinder is my new favorite thing. It holds a good amount of beans, just keep the container attached or the beans will spill out of the bottom, and it's very easy to adjust the amount you want (in cups), the flavor you want (espresso, French press, etc), and the size of the grounds. The digital display is a wonderful thing to have although I would have preferred a different type of screen, but your eyes might be able to see it better than mine do. It also makes a fair amount of noise so just keep that in mind as well. The build quality seems very good and it fits in well with my other kitchen appliances. You really can't go wrong with this grinder especially if you love fresh coffee. I won't be grinding the whole bag at the store anymore now that I have the DeLonghi - Dedica 14-Cup Coffee Grinder!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    looks great, quiet, lots of settings

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    Alex
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    This is a high end coffee grinder, with lots of options. Looks: Looks great on the counter. Stainless steel and black rubber make up most of it, with some plastic parts. It has excellent build quality and feels very well made. Features: 18 different grind settings, with everything from French press to espresso and everything in between. The LCD screen makes it easy to set brew strength and cups. It also lets you know if any of the parts are not set in there correctly (IE the bean hopper or the grind bin). You can grind into the "normal" bin, or directly into a portafilter (the part that goes directly into an espresso machine, rather than transferring it over, the grinder comes with an attachment to grind into one of these, and the attachment fits inside of the grinder for storage). The "normal" bin also has an airtight lid with a rubber stopper so you can store grinds if you grind too much at once. Useability: The grinder is easy to use. Simply turn it on, use the dial to select the number of cups you, bush the strength button for either light, normal or strong, and push the "play" button. The grinder will automatically grind as much as it needs to in order to get the correct number of grounds. Cons: It is a little messy, as is any grinder. There is not much static electricity build up, which makes dumping the grinds into the coffee maker easy. I do feel that it grinds too much coffee for your settings. If it set it to "normal" and 9 cups for my coffee pot, it grinds a bit too much I feel. Other than that, this is an excellent grinder.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Didn't know I needed one!

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    First off I am not a coffee snob! I like a good cup and usually steer clear of the office coffee. The grinder I had been using was a simple device that I put the beans in, pushed down and the blades shredded the beans into a fine powder for my drip maker. Oh what I've been missing!! First off this device has features that I didn't know or think would change the taste of a cup but they absolutely do. It looks outstanding on the counter and has become an enviable appliance of my coffee drinking friends. There are only a few parts that you need to do anything with that go in without instruction. Understanding all the features will take some time. You can adjust from an espresso grind down to a french press grind. I haven't used those yet but I'm sure I will. You can dump all the beans in the hopper an use the various adjustments for how many cups you want to grind for and how strong you want it to be for those cups. There's an LED display on the top that lets you know what's going on. You can grind from 1 cup to 14 cups at a time. This makes measuring scoops not necessary. It is fast and powerful and truly makes an amazing difference in the taste of your cup of coffee.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Simple Powerful Design

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    This coffee grinder made our other grinder look like a toy. Not only was this coffee grinder more powerful, it also ground the coffee in a way that the grounds felt silky smooth. I made a latte and the difference in smoothness was so obvious you could actually 'feel' the smoothness of the coffee, and it tasted far better too. The manual is adequate to cover the simple operation. One nice feature but slightly confusing thing is that this grinder comes with an attachment that stows inside the base area. This attachment allows you to use the coffee grounds holder from another product which is also a great product called the DeLonghi Espresso Machine. You use the handled grounds holder in place of the grounds collection jar that comes with this machine. It's nice in that if you have both machines you would be able to use the handled grounds holder; and you simply can move the handled holder over to your espresso machine - beautiful. But at first it is not clear that you simply need the other machine to get the 'double-duty' handled grounds holder. The use of the machine is really easy to set your amount, fineness of grind and strength of brew. A beautiful LCD screen is easy to read. It is also a breeze to clean since you can remove the upper burr. It also comes with a cleaning tool. A safety feature will not allow you to grind coffee unless the jar holding the beans is properly seated. This is a solid and excellent device, well designed and looks beautiful too.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the right grinder.

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    If you’re serious about making coffee at home, you’ll want a professional-style grinder so you have freshly ground beans every time you brew for either drip or espresso coffee or cappuccino. At far less than professional grinder prices, the DeLonghi DEDICA seems to approach pro level of features and performance. We found the noise level to be lower than expected from the motor . . . but you’re not hiding the sound of hard coffee beans being ground by a spinning blade. If you’re close to the bedrooms, you may hear groans from the awoken ones. My wife loved the ability to set the number of desired cups, and let the DeLonghi figure out how long to grind. The fineness of the grind was easy to set with the variable controls. Assembly for grinding and disassembly for cleaning all made sense and were easy to accomplish. The instructions were great: good drawings of the actual machine; genuine english narrative. And, it nicely complements the new DeLonghi BCO430, with lots of chrome. That also matches our kitchen appliances. Nice. See the pictures of the grinder alongside of the DeLonghi cappuccino/coffee maker. Nice pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good with some quirks

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    Leonardo
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    The Dedica is a nice coffee grinder, but there are certainly a couple of quality of life things that could have made this perfect. For the most part, it does its job. What I really like about this grinder is the granularity in grinding my beans. I can select how fine to grind, as well as have preselected cup sizes. This becomes very helpful if you like to grind and brew immediately without needing to store for later. While that is nice, it kind of becomes useless because I am unable to grind directly into a filter/custom holder. I have to use their included jar, because that's what presses the activation buttons in the grinder to allow it to work. I have used many other grinders in my life, and this one makes the most mess. Because the jar comes in contact with the grinder, removing when finished will cause enough vibrations that the extra coffee will now fall out and get all of your counter. I have not had one grinding session without needing to clean up... how frustrating! Overall, the quality of the machine itself is certainly built quite well. The grounded coffee comes out fantastic, and its definitely built to last. I would recommend this based on that alone, but know what you're getting in to. If you can look past the slight hassle of using this grinder, then it is a must buy.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Large machine with an awesome variety of grinds

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    Jules
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    Over the years I've settled on my favorite ways to make coffee - french press, a refillable pod for a Keurig, and a cheap Melitta pour-over cup - so the only other piece of that puzzle is getting beans into the right form for each. I'm so happy to have this grinder! I get a great coarse grind for pressed coffee, any range of medium grinds for the Keurig pod, and use espresso grinds for the pour-over. It is especially important to have a uniform grind for pressed coffee to get the correct strength while avoiding a muddy residue, and I've had success with this DeLonghi. Since no cheaper blade grinder is up to this task, and burr hand grinders aren't consistent (not the ones I've tried so far) and take waaay too long, this one is worth a look. I'm happy to have it. I don't see me grinding a whole bag of beans in one shot, but the hopper can hold a 12 ounce bag if you need it. Cleaning isn't much different than other grinders - even my hand grinder needs to be taken apart and brushed out. Because this machine offers a "strength" setting as well a variety of grinds, you can experiment to find the exact setting for any brand, roast, or provenance of any coffee bean that suits your personal taste.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Grinder

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    giper54
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    I really like this coffee grinder. It is designed well, and looks great on my counter top. It blends in well with my other appliances on my counter top. What I like best about this grinder is how it removes the harshness of the beans, but still leaves a full bodied flavor. When I finished grinding my first batch, the beans very grounded very finely and I didn’t have a lot of the grounds left over when I used a French Press. The grinder comes with 18 settings, 6 variations for fine, medium and coarse. This helped me be able to grind the beans to my different family member’s taste, which has led to less coffee being thrown out. Another benefit of the grinder is that you can fine tune your grinding which helps with timing your Espresso shots. The grinder does a nice job of heating the grounds less when grinding. It is nice to have a machine that can grind a single serving and up to 14 cups. I have found this grinder to be a great upgrade over any grinder that cost under $100. Coffee that I have grounded in this grinder has helped improve the taste of my coffee in other coffee machines that I use or have used.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easier than I expected...

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    banjo
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    In reading the reviews and looking at the product description, I was expecting a somewhat complicated coffee grinder (digital readout and whatnot) that would have a learning curve. Much to my surprise this was a very simple device that took just a few minutes to go through and start using! Three quick push-button choices for coffee strength, an easy lever to set coarse-to-fine grounds, and a quick flip of a dial to choose the amount of coffee needed. Easy Peasy and within just a few minutes I was brewing coffee! Nicely built and very sturdy construction, looks easy to keep clean and has a cleaning brush included to get the nooks and crannies. Mostly used for basic "morning cuppa coffee" and definitely nicer to have freshly ground beans instead of pre-ground. After adding sugar and creamer, it's hard to say that it makes a significantly better cup of coffee (I'm not a coffee connoisseur as far as that goes) but it is a nice touch of high living to grind my own beans and get the best brew I can without adding a lot of time and effort to the process. Overall, a nice kitchen appliance that looks like it will hold up for a long time and adds a special touch to the morning "up and at 'em" first cuppa coffee ritual.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Take Your Coffee Grinding Seriously

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    CoolBoomer
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    This machine is well suited to those that have coffee in more ways than just a simple drip machine. You can grind the beans very fine for espresso or coarse for french press, or anything in between. It is simple to use with a selector for the grind result, a 3-position weak-to- strong selector (I think this varies the amount of grind the machine computes for each measured cup's worth.) A rotary knob lets you select how many cups worth you want to grind. The motor seems powerful and the beans are processed quickly, very much like the commercial machines set up with the coffee displays in supermarkets. We tested it with a fresh bag of a donut shop beans and the results were good. Fine grind produces a stronger, "flatter" taste, and the coarser setting a richer, smoother flavor. The manual welcomes you to experiment and advises you that coffee makers are different with varying results. I would have given it five stars but for one reason--any excess beans you have added that are not needed after the grinder reaches the set amount for the cups you requested remain in the hopper, and will make a mess if the hopper is removed. I simply set it to grind another cup or two to use them up so the hopper can be removed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great grinder!

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    camdenk
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    SUMMARY: This stylish grinder has a bunch of grind options and a large capacity. PROS: -Compact formfactor with stainless steel design -18 levels of grinding great for any type of coffee you want to make -LCD and menu are easy to use and navigate CONS: -The hopper must be on the machine to load beans. Once you load beans you can’t remove the hopper without getting the beans everywhere. OVERALL: This machine makes a huge difference in the flavor of my coffee. It has a large range of settings that make it great for grinding for a regular coffee machine, French press, espresso machine, or cold brew. It has a bin to grind into along with an adapter for a portafilter for an espresso machine. The design is slick and modern with easy self-explanatory controls. BOTTOM LINE: If you are looking for a standalone professional grade bean grinder, this definitely fits the bill.

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