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Krups GVX Grinders - Brock Adams's Review
Posted: April 18, 2010, 11:44am
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Krups GVX Series Grinders
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Arrow The Krups GVX Grinders has 38 Reviews
Arrow The Krups GVX Grinders has been rated 5.83 overall by our member reviewers
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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: 4.6
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 7
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: gift Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 year Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: none/blade
Bottom Line: Save your money...use a blade meanwhile....get the most expensive grinder you can afford. You will thank me.
Positive Product Points

Attractive design
Easy to operate
Inexpensive

Negative Product Points

Produces a lot of static electricity
Constantly jams necessitating shaking or turning of the coarseness dial to free
Hopper is very tiny
Grounds are pushed through a hole in the side rather than dropped in to the container....lame

Detailed Commentary

This was a gift...I really wanted a burr grinder, and understandably these are fairly affordable. Cool. At first I loved it. It produces flavorful coffee. But as I became more familiar, my expectations of it changed. One very annoying thing is the static electricity produced. It makes a lot of S.E.! So much so that I had a routine....take out the grinds bin...lift off the lid and basically toss the bin upside down into my cone filter basket. Grinds stick everywhere and this seemed to get most of them in the right location.

A second point that really annoyed me is that the motor will grind and then a bean would stop the flow and you hear the rpm wind up as the gears just spin. So I would shake the machine to remove the jam and it would grind again. This happens often. After a while I learned I could just turn the coarseness dial back and forth...this would usually work to unjam the beans too.

This grinder became such a nuisance for me that I eventually just went back to a blade. A very fickle little grinder this is....proceed with caution.

Buying Experience

This was a gift...I would never recommend this unit.

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