Krups GVX2 Expert coffee grinder
Great for Espresso or filter machines
I bought this grinder after reading plenty of reviews of different grinders.
I use both Espresso and filter coffee machines at home.
This grinder produces a fine enough grind for Espresso, setting one is actually to fine!
Setting 3 is perfect for my Espresso machine creating perfect crema and the same texture as my pre-ground Costa Coffee (Costa ground it for me for a Espresso machine).
-Easy to use
-sturdy build quality
-great price for a Burr grinder
A Real Coffee Grinder
Unlike many 'coffee grinders' this machine does grind not chop the beans. Any coffee expert will tell you that grinding the beans releases the most flavour. I can vouch for this Krups machine. You load the beans into the hopper set the grind and number of cups. I would say their reckoning of cups is small coffee cups, so if you are making for mugs set it higher, eg I set it for four cups which gives me half a cafetiere of quite strong black coffee. As to Grind I find that the most coarse setting is suitable for the cafetiere.
Good value for Burr grinder
While this may not be as aesthetically pleasing as others such as the Bodum Grinder it has a burr grinder motor unlike the other cheaper versions which are blade and cut up the coffee grounds to uneven sizes. The burr ensures you get a uniform ground and also crushes the bean to allow the coffee oils to be released which basically makes for a better tasting cup of coffee.
While the buttons on this one can be a little tricky as they contain sensors to ensure the correct parts are on position, once you get the hang of it and use the brush that's included to sweep out any loose grinds around the sensors after every couple of uses it works perfectly. Highly recommended,
Instructions are simple and accurate. Product works extremely well. I'm now enjoying wonderful fresh ground coffee.
KRUPS EXPERT GRINDER
Bought this as a Christmas present for my son - he loves it.
Just the best
Very good product of top quality. The delivery was very quick and well packaged. Will recomend debenhams on line to my friends
Coffee Grinder Burr
I have bought 2 of these Grinders which look fantastic and have a great Manufacturer however they fail within 12 months of purchase.
They seem to wear after a while in particular the on off button.
The first one got stuck in and went all floppy and would not work.
The second one which I have now will only grind for a second and you have to continually press the button about 30 times for a 2 cups worth
Now I am looking at other Burr Grinding manufacturers to see if its me or not and I hope next time I can get more than a years grinding out of it!
overall i was pleased with this purchase, this item was exactly as expected, and i am really pleased with it