Krups Expert Burr Grinder : Great at first, doesn’t burn the coffee. Died after 2 years.

Local carrier damaged the box quite bad, but luckily the grinder wasn’t damaged. I would suggest having a secondary box for protection. Other than that the quality of the grinder is great. Still a lot to learn about the different grind levels, but definitely happy with the product.

I’ve had a gaggia classic for 5 years, it came with the non pressurised filter cups and these are the only ones i’ve used; almost exclusively the two cup filter. The krups was bought solely to feed this machine and this setup. I’m comparing the performance of the krups and depth of the crema and the consistency of the flow with my experiences of shop bought ground coffee. I’ve found that the only shop bought coffee that gives a good crema is the illy (but the price is prohibitive), i’ve also tried the tesco espresso blend, sainsbury’s espresso blend, taylor’s espresso and ikea (getting desperate on that one). With all of these i’ve had to overfill with coffee and really push down on the tamping, still the coffee comes through really quickly and the crema is thin and short-lived. I didn’t have high expectations of the krups, i was taking a punt – but after a little trial and error i found that setting the grind to setting 14 out of 17 gave an excellent deep coloured crema and a good flow rate. I am very pleased with the machine it will grind enough for two cups quickly whilst the machine is warming up and doesn’t generate a lot of mess. I’m drinking more coffee than i have in years, i haven’t slept well in days but i’m so happy.

We have had this grinder for a few years and it has worked well with no problems. It produces a very consistent grind that can be varied to work perfectly with a french press, espresso maker and even our aeropress. It is easy to clean with a twist of the top of the burr grinding mechanism (although beware that this will change your grind setting) and a brush with a soft brush. The timer for cup sizes is about right, at least for a french press. The only negative is the safety switch for the coffee bean lid. The lid has to be removed to refill and it sits back within a small slot. This tends to get bits of coffee bean stuck in it and prevents the lid sliding in far enough to trigger the switch. Usually these pesky bits of bean can be removed with a brush but we have had to resort to turning the unit upside down and shaking and also dislodging them with a toothpick. For the price, i think this is the best burr grinder on the market but if you do find that the button on the front doesn’t deliver your freshly ground coffee, make sure the container at the bottom is pushed fully back and check round the lid for stuck bits of bean.

Had a coffee maker for years but alway uses ground coffee. Read an article in which magazine that recommend this and decided to buy as a treat for myself. The coffee tastes considerably better and i love that i can now choose what blend and strength to use for my expresso rather that the limited ground expresso choice available. I also love that when i’ve not got time make a latte i can use the same beans for my cafetière. Great value for such a good quality item.

Has worked very well – apart from the little niggles that people have already mentioned, like the lid and ground coffee holder needing to be perfectly placed for the machine to work, if there are any grounds or beans obstructing these then the machine won’t operate. Anyway, just now i pressed the on button a little too hard, but not that hard (i have been using it for 18 months) and the button just broke and fell into the chamber. So i think that’s it for this one, unless i can figure out a way of starting it without the button. ?so, i would have said 4 or 5 stars for the last 18 months worth of use we have got out of it, but i’m going to have to give it 3 now as i need to buy another one after just 18 months. Maybe that’s all i should expect from such things but disappointing. Just glad that i was turning it off after so had some coffee to brew at least.

Grinder does the job, and can produce all grades of coffee. Hopper is rather small, and needs refilled after two jugs of coffee have been filledthere are many interlocks and microswitches sufficient to get in the way of being able to use it easily, and when grinding for espresso the output to the collection vessel frequently clogs up. I’ve replaced min with the bodum grinder.

This grinder was amazing at first. It didn’t burn the coffee beans so i was able to have many a lovely cup of coffee. It was easy to use and easy to clean. However, it broke after 2 years. I ground some beans every 3 days or so. I’m not sure which component part broke but it wasn’t one you can get to with a screwdriver. I’m assuming it was the motor that died.

This is a great grinder for the price when it works. Unfortunately, i have now owned two of these units in the last year. The first grinder stopped working entirely after 12 months but thankfully we received a refund as we were still under warranty. The replacement unit was bought end of may this year and before the end of december the same year the grinder malfunctioned again despite using the cleaning instructions. This time the grinder stopped being able to grind finely – everything came out course regardless of settings. This makes me question the durability of the unit – two units, two years, two hardware issues.

  • has been excellent but just broke!
  • Excellent coffee grinder and such good value
  • Good when it works! (durability issues)

Krups Expert Burr Grinder

Style Name:Burr Coffee Grinder
Product Description, With the Krups GVX2 you can grind beans to the desired fineness to suit your taste, and the type of coffee you are preparing.The GVX2 also has a number of cups (2-12) selector, so you can gauge quantities accurately. You can switch the grinder off manually, or it will switch itself off when the required quantity has been ground.

Manufacturer’s Description, The Krups GVX2 burr grinder allows you to grind beans to suit your taste, and the type of coffee you are preparing, while preserving the original aroma of the coffee.
Its fineness selector has 17 positions, from fine to coarse, adapted to each brewing method, from espresso to drip coffee or French press. It also boasts a selector for the amount of coffee you wish to prepare, from two to 12 cups.
The grinder has a 225gram capacity with a removeable upper burr and ground coffee container. It has a safety lid to ensure messy spills and accidents are avoided.


From the manufacturer

Coffee Grinder GVX231

Technical specification

  • Dual stainless steel burr grinder
  • Stainless steel bowl
  • Blue LED on/off
  • Power: 110W
  • Dimensions: 260H x 125W x 160D (mm)

Stylish, professional grinder.

Black plastic housing with brushed stainless steel fascia.

Efficient, two-burr grinder delivers a precise and uniform grind, while preserving maximum aroma and flavour.

17 grind settings.

Fineness selector adjusts distance between the two burrs for an accurate coarse or fine grind, according to personal taste and coffee being prepared.

Large bean capacity.

225g airtight bean hopper to keep beans fresh.

Cup selector allows for 2-12 cups at a time – grind only the amount required.

Convenience and peace of mind.

Removable upper burr for easy and thorough cleaning.

Removable ground coffee container with safety lid.

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If you are looking for a good looking, great quality product at a reasonable price look no further. I had elected to buy this over the delonghi equivalent as it was considerably cheaper and i have got to say this product has never let me down. We drink a lot of coffee in our house hold so we spend a lot of time tinkering and trying new beans and grind levels to see what the best combination is. I have used this grinder to make turkish coffee (extremely fine grind) and to grind beans for the percolator in the office (very coarse grind) not to mention espresso and cappuccinos (somewhere in the middle but towards the finer side). Whatever the type of grind level you are going for this little machine will not disappoint. In the 3 years i have used it (daily) i have never had any problems using it at all. All-in-all i cant recommend this product enough.

  • has been excellent but just broke!
  • Excellent coffee grinder and such good value
  • Good when it works! (durability issues)

Krups Expert Burr Grinder

Features and Spesification

  • With the Krups GVX2 you can grind beans to the desired fineness to suit your taste, and the type of coffee you are preparing.
  • The GVX2 also has a number of cups (2-12) selector, so you can gauge quantities accurately.
  • You can switch the grinder off manually, or it will switch itself off when the required quantity has been ground.