DeLonghi DCG4T Deluxe Burr Coffee Grinder with Timer
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- Grinds up to 24 ounces of coffee at one time
- Four settings: extra-fine, fine, medium, or coarse
- Grinds fall into removable container for easy pouring
- Hand wash removable plastic bin; wipe exterior with damp cloth
- 11-1/4 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide
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Grind as little or as much coffee as you need with this deluxe coffee grinder. Only need a couple of tablespoons? Place 2 tablespoons of coffee beans in the top bin, choose your type of grind--extra-fine for espresso, fine or medium for drip coffee, or coarse for percolator or press--and switch the timer to the number 2. Your coffee beans will be ground to your exact specifications and deposited into a bin below with tablespoon amounts printed on the side. You can grind as little as 2 tablespoons or as much as 24 tablespoons at one time. Just pull the bottom bin straight out, remove the lid, and dump the ground coffee into your coffee or espresso maker. To clean, hand wash the removable bin and wipe the exterior with a damp cloth. --Doree Armstrong
Top customer reviews
I know this grinder is not in stock and probably discontinued, but cannot resist adding this final note. After eight years of use, my spouse noticed this morning that ground coffee was coming out the ventilation opening on the bottom of the machine. She started shaking the grinder a bit, and more coffee came out. Since it had seemed noisier lately, I decided to take the DeLonghi apart and give it a thorough cleaning.
Well...close to a POUND of ground coffee was filling up every empty space in the housing! Tap, brush, and grind produced more and more grounds. It got comical after a while. We had been going through more bean coffee lately, and I should have paid attention to my intuition about that.
I reassembled the machine, and sorry to say, almost no coffee was ejected into the grinds cup. It appears that a critical seal failed, and now my DeLonghi is hoarding all the grinds for itself. It may have been so full up that it was producing close to normal levels of grinds -- until I cleaned it.
After such a long period of time and over 3,000 pots of coffee, I don't think this grinder owes me anything. Here's hoping I can find a suitable replacement.
My last coffee grinder was also a burr grinder with an electronic timer -- I got it free as a reject from a tag sale and used it for nearly a year. It ground coffee pretty well but the timer was grossly inaccurate. This DeLonghi seems to have the same general mechanism, but it does a better job with the core task of grinding. The grinder itself is much quieter than my previous machine ... there is hardly any motor sound and the grinding itself sounds almost like a chattering buzz. The manufacturer did a good job of insulating the motor from the housing to reduce noise. The grinds fall into the hopper at room temperature, as they should from a burr grinder. The resulting coffee was darker in tone, and tasted slightly richer for the same amount (by measurement) and approximately the same coarseness as the old machine.
I especially liked that the machine comes apart easily -- the top storage hopper screws off and can be washed (the top grinder is attached to the hopper). This also gives easy access to the bottom grinder, which can be brushed clean.
The timer is a little hard to set, but seems accurate in comparison with the old machine.
This grinder is a bargain. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
The only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is that the freshly-ground coffee, which tends to be staticky from grinding, sticks to the inside of the plastic container. But my old Krups had the same problem, as do most plastic grinders.
At the price this is an excellent machine.
So coffee grinder yes... espresso grinder NO