KRUPS GVX1-14 Coffee Grinder with Grid Size and Cup Selection and Stainless Steel Conical Burr, Black
|Item Weight||0.55 Pounds|
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- Anti-static bean container with lid holds up to 8 oz of ground coffee, avoids overheating and preserves aroma
- Quantity selector for 2 to 12 cups, fineness selector of 17 different settings
- Auto shut off safety feature
- Constructed of durable black plastic
- Measures 10 by 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches; 2-year worldwide limited warranty
Krups GVX1-14 Burr Grinder, Black. Grinding beans just before brewing ensures the best flavor. The best method of grinding is with a Krups burr grinder which produces a highly controllable texture without overheating the beans, 17 position fineness select
This smartly designed, finely tunable burr coffee grinder from Krups is built on the premise that good coffee starts with the freshest, most appropriate grind. Equipped with an expert-quality burr milling system, the machine turns out very consistent grounds with minimal heat for the best-tasting coffee. Its coarseness dial offers 17 distinct settings to create precisely the right grind for the occasion, brewing method, and kind of bean. In addition, the quantity dial, ranging from 2 to 12 cups, lets you grind no more coffee than you need, which helps preserve fresh aroma and flavor.
Structurally handsome and easy to use, the grinder features a large transparent bean hopper with a clearly marked "max" line. The grounds container, also transparent, is lidded and removable for tidy transport to the espresso machine or French press. Simple maintenance is also a boon here--the burr removes for easy cleanup and Krups includes a cleaning brush for the hopper. Shiny and matte black with silver accents, the grinder looks dashing on the countertop without drawing excess attention to itself. It stands 10-1/2 by 4-3/4 by 5-3/4 inches and carries a one-year warranty. --Emily Bedard
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2017
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and it is indeed a quirky little thing, but after a little googling and experimenting, it works perfectly for what we need.
the biggest quirk (which had me on the verge of sending it back, and which seems pretty common with these grinders) is that the removable plastic parts don't always come into proper contact with the tiny switches that need to be depressed for the grinding mechanism to turn on. after some poking and prodding, i figured out that ours works fine if i make sure the ground coffee bin is fully snapped into place and then hold the hopper cover down while it's grinding. i can see that this would be unacceptable for somebody who wanted to automatically grind enough coffee for 8 cups every day, but it works fine for 2 or 3 cups a week.
also, we have not had any trouble with the grinds flying about when we pour the ground coffee from the bin to the pot. it may be because we use it on its coarsest setting so there aren't a lot of tiny particles, or it may be that the weather has been humid and there's not much static electricity, but it's a non-issue for us.
side note: the coffee has been coming out really, really well. the bodum press works very well, and we have an electric kettle that boils water really quickly and easily. the whole process takes just a few minutes.
anyway, we have been making really delicious coffee, and so we are quite satisfied with this little grinder.
One other thing: this cone grinder reminds me of the one Salton used to produce back in the 80s. That one was a little smaller, had a more durable container for the ground coffee but produced a lot more powder and didn't have the cup adjustment that's really just a timer. I recall paying a little over $20 for that one so I guess factoring for inflation and time, the price is about right for the Krups. For the price and function, I think it's worth it.
An addition (9/10/2013)to this review after having the second grinder for 10 months now (the one that did not work after 2 weeks). I believe I have figured out why so many reviewers have had problems with the grinder not working. If you get just a speck of stuff (piece of coffee bean, etc.) down in the rim slot at the top where the clear cover goes on, the light will come on, but not the grinder. Upon close inspection, I discovered a very small push pin down inside this slot. If something prevents you from bottoming out the top cover to push the pin down, it won't grind (but lights up). There are two additional pins where the grounds bin seats inside the unit. IT TAKES ALL 3 OF THESE PINS PUSHED IN BEFORE THE GRINDER WILL WORK. After I removed a minute piece of coffee bean from the bottom of the top seat, all has been working well for 10 months now. I guess these pins are for safety, but they do not warn you that any blockage of any one of them will stop the grinding process. Do not have the jamming problems many reviewers mentioned for the sole fact that I use the same brand of beans all the time. Oily beans WILL cause it to jam, unless you keep tapping the sides to get the beans to drop. The grind selector is a joke. You might as well set it for course grind, because no matter where you set the dial, the beans grind the same. It does seem to be accurate when you set it for the number of cups you intend to make. Same volume of ground beans every time. Now if it will just last a few more years. If not, I'm going to purchase a good ol fashion hand grinder