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Krups GVX Grinders - Paul Land's Review
Posted: November 5, 2013, 9:14pm
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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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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 2.2
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 3
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $65.00 Cost vs. Value 1
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 3 months Overall 1
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: A great wedding gift for that non-coffee-loving friend of yours who always returns gifts unopened so they can buy what they really want.
Positive Product Points

Cheap.
Not too big.
Grinds coffee, when it's working.

Negative Product Points

Cheap.
Messy.
Noisy.
Lousy.
Broken.

Detailed Commentary

Made a lot of noise when it worked, which wasn't for long. Poor and uneven grind quality. Impossible to use without making a huge mess all over, as the receptacle design could not have been more effectively engineered to produce static electricity and encourage the unwanted distribution of coffee everywhere but where the person running the grinder wants it to go.  Removing the receptacle from the grinder inevitably resulted in a spew in all directions; removing the plastic top threw even more into the environment. I found if I held my thumb over the entry hole in the receptacle, held the top down with my fingers, and whacked the receptacle down onto the counter a few times, enough coffee would be knocked off the lid that I could almost remove it without making a mess, but the only real way to protect the kitchen counter was to put a few slightly damp paper towels beneath the grinder to catch the mess. I suppose the ideal place to use this grinder would be in the kitchen sink (turn off water before implementing this method).

Very little difference was noted when adjusting the grind setting. Eventually I just left it in the middle setting and this made acceptable drip coffee, but I could never get a coarse enough grind for use in a Bodum.

After a month the power button started acting funky. After three months of maybe 3x weekly use it finally just stopped working altogether. Hitting it with a hammer was an ineffective repair strategy, but definitely made me feel better.

Buying Experience

Amazon. Never an issue.

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