The item arrived in plenty of time and was looking good. It worked impressively for approximately 2 weeks providing excellent taste.
Then everything stopped.!!!
The switch was faulty. I sent it back and never heard from them again. Amazon negotiated a refund. This fault seems to be common according to earlier reviews. I was just an optimist, hence 2 stars.
Sorry, but I've had to downgrade from 5 to 3 stars. Here's why:
I bought 2 at the same time. One for my son, but he also bought one, so I ended up with 2.
After a year, Grinder 1 started not grinding fine enough. I did the 'twist thing' to try and correct it, as recommended by Amazon buyers, but it didn't really work, so I retired that machine.
I didn't dare mess around with Grinder 2 in case I broke it - which means the grind is too coarse for my Aeropress, even on the finest setting. Also, this second one seems to grind too MUCH coffee, even on the lowest setting. Sigh. Doesn't seem to be much quality control at De Longhi, if all the machines vary so much.
So: doesn't grind fine enough; and too much coffee is ground. You Can 'count to 12' and turn it off yourself, but it's not really what you buy an automatic grinder for.
I don't think I'll be buying a third one.
THE ORIGINAL REVIEW:
The KG89 is identical to the 79, except the 89 has a silver front panel, rather than black. There is a side-by-side comparison feature on the manufacturer's own website. No differences in tech spec whatsoever, apart from the front panel colour.
This my review of the all-black version, but you'll find more in-depth reviews, with tips about 'hacking' it and screwing in the grinder correctly, if it's come loose, over in the KG79 section:
Really like it, after one month! Much easier to get the grind right for YOUR machine. (Mine's an Aeropress.) Plus you can grind just the right amount for one mugful, so your coffee's always relatively fresh; and the actual grind is so much more even than guessing with a hand-held type of grinder (of which I've had 3 in the last few decades).
It's SO handy to press the button, wait 10 seconds, and then have enough freshly ground coffee for your daily one-mug wake-up dose.
Some further random comments, bearing in mind other reviews:
Setting the fineness and quantity required wo
Start your day with a fresh, aromatic cup of coffee made from whole beans of your choice, ground by you, with the De'Longhi KG89 Burr Coffee Grinder. This sleek burr grinder produces rich and uniformly textured coarse, medium, and fine grounds, so it's ideal for filter coffee or espresso preparation. Easy-to-use features and integrated cord storage makes operation simple, while the sleek stainless steel design complements any countertop. This grinder produces enough coffee for 2 to 12 cups at a time. It weighs less than 4 pounds and measures 10.2 by 5.1 by 6.3 inches (H x W x D).