Black Krups GVX2 Expert coffee grinder
Far from 'expert'. You get what you pay for
In theory it does what it's supposed to. How it does it is another matter: the particle size is very inconsistent. With fine grind there is plenty of coarse coffee, and with a coarse - plenty of dust. Using with an espresso machine it is very difficult to pull a good shot, or maintain any consistency in quality of the shots. It's a little bit better with coarse grinds and cafetieres. If it wasn't for a Â£20 voucher, which effectively made it half price I probably wouldn't have bothered.
on off button will eventually fail
design flaw between the internal I/C card and the plastic on off button will guarantee to disappoint after some use
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