Any real coffee lover will tell you that freshly ground coffee beans are crucial for the perfect flavor and coffee aroma. Coffee beans start going stale soon after they are ground. To get the preferred cup of coffee, you should be grinding your favorite coffee beans each time rather than choosing a store-bought pre-ground coffee.
DeLonghi is synonymous with coffee machines and its coffee grinders offer ease of use, function, and value for money. We are going to compare the DeLonghi KG79 vs KG89. We will consider all of their specifications and include them in a side-by-side chart for a quick review. After some pros and cons of each, we will decide which is the better coffee grinder.
The DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89 are very similar in many ways. We will look at these similarities first.
We will recap all of the specifications of the DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89 in the comparison chart below.
|Size||6.3 x 5.04 x 10.12 inches||6.5 x 5 x 11 inches|
|Grinder Type||An electric burr grinder, one stationary, one spinning||An electric burr grinder, one stationary, one spinning|
|Coffee Types||Espresso, drip coffee, percolator, French press||Espresso, drip coffee, percolator, French press|
|Grinding Settings||Fine to Coarse||Fine to Coarse|
|Bean Hopper Capacity||120g||120g|
|Cups||4-12 cups||4-12 cups|
|Ground Coffee Container||Transparent and removable||Transparent and removable|
|Safety Features||Auto Shut off||Auto Shut off|
|Cleaning||Integrated brush||Not stated|
|Integrated Cord Storage||Yes||Yes|
The DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89 have electric burr grinders. For a superior finish that advanced coffee consumers will appreciate, there are two burrs. One burr is stationary and the other is spinning. This way the beans are pulled down and ground against each other.
Not every coffee has the same grind size. The DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89 allow you to make espressos, drip coffee, grind for percolators, French and press.
You can make tiny adjustments to the coffee grind size using the dial knob on the side of the DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89. You can choose from fine to coarse grind, the fine grind for espressos, and coarse grind for French press.
Bean Hopper Capacity
On top of the DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89, there is a transparent bean hopper with a lid. The bean hoppers have a 120g (4.23 ounce) capacity.
The DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89 have a second dial knob on the front to adjust the number of cups of coffee grind you need. You can make enough coffee grind for 2 to 12 cups.
Ground Coffee Container
The DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89 have transparent ground coffee containers. It is accessible from the front and can be easily removed to pour your ground coffee straight into your coffee machine.
If the lid of the DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89 is not correctly in place, or the ground coffee container isn’t properly in place, the grinder will automatically switch off as a safety feature.
Integrated Cord Storage
To keep things tidy, the DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89 have integrated cord storage, so no extra cables across your kitchen countertop.
There are just a couple of differences between the DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89. We will look at these next.
In terms of size, they are very similar. It might be a personal choice based on color but it’s nice that they both have a square design compared to most that are rounder.
This coffee grinder is 6.3 x 5.04 x 10.12 inches and weighs 3.31 pounds. The main body is black.
The coffee grinder measures 6.5 x 5 x 11 inches and weighs 3.5 pounds, so not enough of a difference to influence the decision. This is a stainless-steel coffee grinder.
The Winner Is- The DeLonghi KG89
Ground coffee has a tendency to be a little messy, more so with a very fine grind.
There is an integrated brush that will help to clean the burr grinder.
There is no product information about a cleaning brush.
The Winner Is- The DeLonghi KG79
Pros and Cons
We have looked at some pros and cons of the DeLonghi KG79 and the DeLonghi KG89 to get a better idea of which is the best buy.