Posted Wed Dec 7, 2011, 5:00am Subject: Krups Conical Burr Grinder - First Look
Krups GX610050 Professional Die Cast Conical Burr Grinder
"... from 20 different textures ranging from very fine for espresso machines to very course for use in a French press. Next, determine the number of coffee drinkers and adjust the quantity setting from 2 to 20 cups ...The machine automatically stops once the designated quantity has been achieved and the coffee extracts easily via a removable container. Topped with a large capacity hopper, the grinder fills effortlessly and provides easy access to its removable burr for cleaning. 150 watts"
Posted Wed Dec 7, 2011, 9:01am Subject: Re: New Conical Burr Grinder - From Krups
That looks like a steal! The only things that would worry me is that a) it is a Krups and b) how well is it designed for longevity? The burrs look to be of good quality but I wonder how well the burr carrier is designed.
shmulibaby Senior Member Joined: 14 Nov 2011 Posts: 44 Location: NYC Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: La Nuova Era Cuadra Grinder: Rossi RR45, Krups Conical Drip: Melitta single cup Roaster: Popcorn Popper
Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012, 3:09pm Subject: Re: New Conical Burr Grinder - From Krups
I wanted to bump this thread as I am in need of a grinder for my Aeropress at work. I've been considering the Bodum Bistro at about the $80 price point. But I am wondering if this Krups model is worth an extra $20, especially if any members here have been able to get it to work for espresso, with or without modding it. Anybody have any input? TIA.
Posted Sat Jan 7, 2012, 9:05am Subject: Re: Krups Conical Burr Grinder - First Look
One might be tempted to use "eye metallurgy" to evaluate the burr set as die cast since the grinder is called "Professional Die Cast Conical Burr Grinder" by Krups, the manufacturer. A quick look reveals several products ranging from blenders to coffee makers that carry the "Die Cast" label as well - a marketing term to indicate strength and quality compared to plastic I imagine. Breville uses the term in a similar manner too.
In any case, the burrs look like other machined burrs to me. Maybe they die cast them and then machine them, but when I think of die cast I think of a seam being visible from molding and nothing like that is visible.
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I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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