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Krups Grind Expert

  • 10,99 £ / Cheapest Price on Internet

Brand: Krups
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  • 04 Jul 2020, Sat
Easy to use and does the job well
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

This is my second one of these. The last one lasted about 15 years. Very simple to use and does the job well. I just wish they’d update the start / stop switch.It’s a horrible design that is plastic and doesn’t feel high quality. It’s the same on this one as my last one and it’s the thing that eventually broke on the last one. That said it lasted a long time and I can’t fault the build quality on the rest of the machine.

Mr Stephen J Scott
  • 30 Jun 2020, Tue
Good value
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Easy to use, including adjusting how fine the grind is and how long it runs for (volume). Safe to use, won't operate unless lid properly in place.Switch: I've had mine about six weeks, used several times a day, so can't comment on long term robustness. Working well so far. Obviously, be gentle with it. However, I paid £39 for this on Amazon and if it lasts a year or two I'll be satisfied. A top end commercial grinder might last for many many years, but could cost as much as £2,000. As the advert says, "you do the maths".


  • 23 Jun 2020, Tue
Noisy, inconsistent grind and feels cheap - look elsewhere
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

If you don't really care about coffee and you just want to grind some beans, I guess this machine would suffice. However, if you want to make a decent cup I recommend you look elsewhere.No matter which grind setting you use, a fine powder is produced and collects around the lid (see photo). This adds bitterness to the coffee. There is also a lack of variety in coffee grind settings.The hopper lid has a safety mechanism that stops the machine from working if the lid is not on. However, if you get a bit of coffee bean in the mechanism (very hard not to) you have to spend ages fishing said peice out before the grinder will allow you to use it again (see photo showing the gap next to the hopper).This is a very, very noisy machine and is particularly painful to hear early in the morning!The overall build quality looks and feels cheap. I returned the product as I was not happy and decided to buy a Mellitta coffee grinder for about £120 which works like a dream. If you don't want to spend that much on a grinder, there are plenty of good quality hand grinders out there for £40 and under.

Matthew Jaffa
  • 16 Jun 2020, Tue
A good value burr grinder
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Excellent value. Grinds beans well from frozen. Static on plastics receptacle means you have to spend a few minutes cleaning withe supplied brush. So I tend to grind a few days supply and keep the ground coffee in the fridge.Have had this for a few months and still happy.

  • 10 Jun 2020, Wed
Does what is required
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

This is the first electric grinder I've ever had. I use it to grind a 8 oz bag of beans about once/week and keep the grounds in a sealed container in the fridge. It takes 2 full "programmes" to chew through the 8oz bag of beans and does this fairly quickly and isn't too noisy.I know some people might grind beans for each use but I think the mess would be too inconvenient for my purposes. If you stand the grinder on a small tea tray then any stray grounds are confined and can be easily cleaned afterwards.All good so far...

Kindle Customer
  • 07 Jun 2020, Sun
Great grinder that has transformed the taste of my morning coffee
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

This grinder has really made my morning coffee a thing of pleasure instead of a bitter experience. Reading the manual it tells you to experiment with the coarse/fine grind depending on the coffee making method, which I did and the resulting difference in taste was unbelievable. I also bought a 'pour over' filter machine and this along with the grinder has totally transformed my coffee into a smooth strong tasty cup with no bitterness. I use 2 scoops of beans in the grinder, the grind setting set at 3 O'clock and 500ml of water in the 'pour over' filter machine. This gives me 2 mugs. It is so smooth that I don't need any sugar in it anymore ! So pleased !

  • 06 Jun 2020, Sat
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

In the early days of lockdown there was very little decent ground coffee in the shops so I purchased some beans. This grinder does the job but the coarseness dial is not very effective and I have no idea of the point of the 'select number of cups' dial, as I prefer a good MUG of coffee - this facility is not that helpful then. I think the only good setting for a tasty brew (for me at least) would be the fine setting, so next time i'll set it as such - hoping it won't be exactly the same as my first try which was mid-way.

Mike Moors
  • 28 Apr 2020, Tue
Not as great as it first seems
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Reading raving reviews about the grinder we decided to try it out. Initially we were very happy with it but over time having used it about 4 months now I'm no longer as impressed. After 4 months of use the ground is no longer as fine. Over time the grind is coming out coarser and coarser. There is obvisouly play in the mechanism. This is probably also related to the second problem. It ginds more coffe per button press than previously. This is not something keping me awake at night but it goes to prove the point that over time the internals are slipping a bit. Finally it's making a mess on the counter. It gets 99% of the coffee into the hopper but that leaves 1% on the counter. It's just a little bit every time but it's pretty spread out so in our kitchen you have to move several things in order to wipe clean the counter of coffee. It's just one of those things that grinds you after a while.

  • 11 Apr 2020, Sat
Great grinder for the price
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I’ve had two of these now - the first lasted over a decade without any issues until the motor failed. The second lasted just over a year before the button came loose, and now I’m not sure how long it will be before it will stop working...Until the issues with the button, I would have given this a five star rating as for the price it is an excellent grinder. The finest setting works well even with our delonghi scultura coffee maker. And a grinder couldn’t be much simpler than this one is.

  • 04 Apr 2020, Sat
This is every bit as good as the best 'high end' grinders for a fraction of the price.
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I recently bought a new Krups grinder after my old one grew tired after 10+ years of daily use. This is the only grinder you will ever need. At circa £40, it's more affordable than many so-called 'high-end' grinders whilst doing just as good a job, more reliably. The fact it uses burrs, rather than blades, for grinding means you can get the full flavour of your beans and you can adjust the grind from coarse to fine to suit every style of making from percolator to aeropress to cafetiere to filter. The hopper is easy to fill and the device overall is easy to clean.My only criticism is that you can only remove one of the 2 burrs, which makes it possible to clean them, but pointless to replace, since only the top burr can be re-ordered and would ever be new / sharp again. Since you can get a solid decade of use before needing to replace, this is definitely not much of a shortcoming.

Amazon Customer
  • 31 Mar 2020, Tue
Fantastic Budget Coffee Grinder
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I was looking for a decent coffee grinder as I had totally had it with tasteless jar coffee and having looked at everything out there I settled on the Krups. I bought 1kg of robusta roast coffee beans, adjusted to the finest settings and 2-4 cups and was instantly surprised and satisfied. I don't contaminate my coffee with milk and sugar, I like it raw and black which is the way it should be drank and this machine delivers every time. I have no issues with it at all. It is well built, very reliable and delivers coffee shop standard coffee. What more could you ask for? People complain it doesn't grind fine enough, well I don't know how fine they want it as it grinds as fine as any expresso coffee should be. I don't really understand the cup settings as I use a handful of beans each time and it makes up 3-4 medium cups so I leave the settings fixed and don't fiddle with them. I've had it for over 6 months now and the power button is solid and hasn't faltered, nor has the collecting tray or lid. If you're careful and treat it kindly it should last. If you are brash and mistreat it then I guess it won't so it's all down to that. I don't let anyone else touch it as it's my baby and I am the coffee maker of the house so if you want good coffee you need to come and see me! It also makes a very loud and satisfying din which brings a big smile to my face. Get it now!

Rush Shukla
  • 18 Mar 2020, Wed
Great, but could be improved slightly
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Great grinder. Works really well. The only drawbacks, I think while using it, are the shape of the container and the lid on the container the ground coffee ends up in. The shape (quite square) makes it hard to decant into another vessel. The lis is quite fiddly to take off and put on. Other than that, great to use.

  • 10 Feb 2020, Mon
Great grinder
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

I'm not a coffee-phile, I wouldn't be able to tell top notch coffee from 'just' a good one, but I can tell crap from a good one, and I do have my very specific expectations to my coffee. Also I grind my own coffee not to get better quality, but because sometimes I buy in beans - e.g. recently 6KG of unground coffee, which made me question my current, small blade grinder.With that background in mind, I'm extremely happy with this Krups grinder. It's a huge upgrade from the previous one - I can effortlessly prepare my coffee beans for the week ahead, takes a couple of minutes only, and usually a single grind, maybe two (while with the previous one, I would spend 30-40 minutes grinding tiny portions).Coffee tastes great - I do it in my filter machine. The grind is very even and ranges from very fine to medium, in my view. Can't really say the 'loosest' setting produces a very coarse grind, but I don't need it as I'm not cold-brewing. Similarily, not doing espresso at the moment, but the finest grind looks like what I've been getting in pre-ground packages so should be just fine.I think it's a great choice for home-use, honestly - it's not conical, it's not one of the semi-professional ones, but I don't believe most of us really need a +200 GBP machine at home to enjoy a good cup of coffee.

Amazon Customer

  • 27 Dec 2019, Fri
Good value for the money
Reviewed on Ebay

Its quick and grinds reasonably finely . You would need to spend a lot more to get any better.

  • 21 Nov 2019, Thu
Not good enough if you want fine coffee for baby gaggia ..
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Useless for good espresso coffee, perfectly fine for cafeteria plunger coffee, a Burr grinder is supposed to be for espresso coffee so a very disappointing purchase....

  • 20 Nov 2019, Wed
Coffee galore
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

Great machine very easy to use being an instant coffee man for years its great to use ground beans.

  • 14 Nov 2019, Thu
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

we use it in the office. its a bit noisy. took sometime to get it started. its a good machine.

  • 13 Nov 2019, Wed
excellent well made product
Reviewed on Ebay

Does what it says on the tin,excellent product

  • 06 Nov 2019, Wed
Reviewed on Argos.co.uk

I’m very happy for the products.

  • 02 Nov 2019, Sat
grinds coffee too coarsely
Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk

Grinds coffee too coarsely, so coffee can't be used for espresso.Nice looking grinder but useless unfortunately

Arkadiusz Gorski
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.

Model Number GVX231
Colour Black/Silver
Item Weight 1.74 Kg
Product Dimensions 21 x 17 x 30 cm
Auto Shutoff No
Energy Efficiency Class A