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Krups GVX Grinders - Arto Vallivirta's Review
Posted: May 6, 2007, 11:44pm
review rating: 7.0
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Krups GVX Series Grinders
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Arrow The Krups GVX Grinders has 38 Reviews
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William Baguhn 9.00
John Doe 8.25
Michigan Broadband 7.67
Arto Vallivirta 7.00
James Swafford 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.6
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 3
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: used Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 months Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: You can't make good espresso grind with it, but it's still good value for 50$.
Positive Product Points

Eaysy to use, very easy to clean, looks ok, affordable

Negative Product Points

With 17 settings you really can't adjust the grind enough, the grind isn't very consistent.

Detailed Commentary

I got this grinder used from a friend of mine who bought a new one. I didn't expect much from it. Compared to a good grinder the result is somewhat sad.

The finest grind is fine enough for anything, even Isomac Venus got glogged with it. The coarsest setting looks right for a press pot, but I haven't tried it yet. The real problem is finding the right setting for espresso. You really can't do it with just 17 settings. I get something espresso-like by mixing two different grinds, but the taste isn't that good, still better than pre-ground coffee though. Used along a good espresso machine, like Venus, the coffee ends up tasting like the one made with my cheapie AEG (Capresso) machine.  The grinder is ok for drip coffee.

Cleaning the grinder is very easy.  The stationary burr unlocks with a small twist and goes back just as easily.

Usability is ok. The settings are easy to use. The timer gets the coffee amount usually near enough. Sometimes I have to shake the grinder bit to get it started, which is annoying.

Buying Experience

I got the grinder used from a friend who bought it ridicilously overpriced (about 80$) from Stockmann department store in Helsinki. The salesman claimed it to be the grinder of choice for espresso... Talk about misleading.  Usually the price for it in Finland is about 50$.

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