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Krups Expert GVX231 Burr Coffee Grinder

by Krups
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)
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  • Fineness selector with 17 positions
  • Able to grind beans for two to 12 cups of coffee
  • Removable ground coffee container with safety lid
  • Removable upper burr
  • On/Off with blue LED

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 26 x 12 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: GVX231
  • ASIN: B0002H2IOM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jun 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,464 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product 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.

Product Description

For perfect coffee, too much grinding is as bad as too little - only ’just right’ will do.

Connoisseurs agree that a burr grinder is by far and away the best milling method, and here's why... unlike traditional mills, which chop beans unevenly, the burr system crushes your coffee into thousands of uniformly sized grains, without overheating, to preserve its full flavour and aroma.

Krups' machine is very easy to use, with 17 different grind settings to suit every type of coffee maker, from espresso machine to cafetière; there's also a cup capacity selector so you only grind what you'll need.

12 cup/200g capacity.

Model No. GVX231

12 x 16 x 26cm H. (4¾" x 6¼" x 10¼"). 100W.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
89 of 90 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great product for the price 29 Dec 2007
I've had this grinder for around 2 years now and it's been 100% reliable. It's very easy to operate and the grind settings are good enough for all machines. I've just bought a Gaggia Baby Class D espresso machine and this Krups grinder makes fine enough coffee to use in it.

There are some small niggles; the beans sometimes get stuck and you have to shake it to loosen them again, also the two safety mechanisms (hopper lid and grind container) can occasionally be temperamental, but these are small prices to pay for such quality at a low price.
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141 of 144 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good grinder that needs TLC for best results 15 Jan 2012
By marcoscu TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is an excellent coffee grinder but it is a delicate piece of equipment that needs to be used carefully for best results.

I suspect that the bulk of the problems some people are having with it simply flows from their not having read the manual or failed to act on what it says. This is a delicate machine and it will jam or fail if allowed to become blocked or if it is not used in the right way. So the first thing to do when you get this device is to carefully read the manual before using it.

Here are a few points to bear in mind.

If you remove the upper grinding mill to clean it or for any other reason it is CRUCIAL to do this correctly. Failure to do so will prevent the fine/coarse level selector from working correctly. I suspect this is the cause of many of the complaints about coffee not being ground correctly. If you find the coffee is ground too fine or too coarse then remove and replace the upper mill in the way the manual states. To do this first turn the lever to the finest setting and remove the upper mill and then turn the selector to the coarse setting and replace it, remembering to lock it in position.

The ON/OFF switch is not a mechanical button, it is electronic and delicate. If the unit fails to to work DO NOT keep pressing the button or try and push it harder. This will not make it work and will only cause the plastic retaining strip to fail and the button will fall into the mechanism.

When not in use keep it turn OFF or unplug it at the wall. The grinder has a sensor that detects when power is applied and this needs to be reset before it will switch the motor on. Turn it off and on at the wall if it fails to work first time. Also, when plugged in it consumes a small amount of power.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grinds perfectly, I cannot fault it 22 Sep 2008
By Dr. Rich Boden VINE VOICE
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This little machine (that's what I like about it - it's small and doesn't take up half of the kitchen) does a brilliant job and, if you use it correctly according to the instructions (which some of the 2* reviewers clearly haven't done), it produces consistant grinds and consistant amounts of coffee every time. I keep it next to my Krups coffee maker which is styled in the same way and it looks very attractive. It's a bit loud but then coffee grinders always are. I love it!
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NO BETTER VALUE FOR PRICE 8 Jan 2009
I have used this grinder for 18 months, it has been perfect. Why do people look for little niggles - most problems reported are user errors. Yes you do have to shake the beans down if container is not full and you do have to unplug after use, this grinder is not perfect, if mine broke I would go out and buy another.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Grinder at a Price We Can All Afford 30 Jan 2011
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Krups Expert, GVX231, Burr Coffee Grinder works very well and is a price most of us can afford.

Before I purchased this item I had read a few comments from people saying this grinder did not grind the coffee fine enough. In anticipation of this possibly being the case.
The very first time I used this grinder I placed the dial on the finest grind setting. Expecting anything coarser to be too much.
However I ended up throwing out my first grind because if anything this wonderful grinder does the job too well. If the coffee was any finer it would disappear!
Maybe Krups have upgraded the burrs on this model recently.

Every morning I have a perfect double espresso with an excellent crema.

I used to think to get a grind as fine and smooth and this would require spending more money than I was prepared to.
At last we can all enjoy freshly ground coffee at home without breaking the bank.

The Krups Expert GVX231 Burr Coffee Grinder does the job very well. I only wish I had bought it sooner.

- Very easy to clean
- Looks good on the kitchen counter
- Light in weight
- Accurate pre-set button
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just buying a second one 10 Dec 2010
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January 2013 update

With regret I am down-grading my rating to one star. The grinder is extremely good but it has a major design flaw, the button. I had to junk the first one because this broke so we have been careful with it. However the button on the new one has now broken so we are back to using a chop stick to start the grinder. Krups should have taken note of the comments about this fault and strengthened the button.

Are you listening Krups? probably not

Original review

I have used one of these for five years and it has ground a great amount of coffee. On the finest setting it is perfect for an espresso machine or pot. It will reliably grind any grade up to that for a cafetierre. It is very easy to use. All of that is why I am now buying another to replace the one that has just died.

Two hints. First, clean it more often than I did. Mine might still be going strong if I had. Secondly, don't push hard on the start button as it will break. It is the one weak point of this machine. Mine broke and I had to start it using a chop stick to push the microswitch on the circuit board. Both the hopper and the top have to be fully pushed in for the machine to start. If either isn't in place it is tempting to push harder on the button. DON'T!

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When I was about to take the old one to the dump I decided to find out how to take it apart. The outer case is held by two projections on the brown outer case. These are at the bottom, about midway back on the sides. Two thin knife blades pushed in should release it so it can be slid up. I had already 'persuaded' it to come apart so didn't get a chance to try. When I found the switch it was held in place, on one side only, by a very thin bit of springy plastic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Given up
Have tried to persist with this since it was a present, but when I do get it to grind anything (which most of the time it refuses) I can only get a fine grind. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Alison O
4.0 out of 5 stars Burrilliant
For the price, this is an excellent entry-level burr grinder.

It won't grind fine enough for a espresso machine in my opinion. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Joseph Hughes
4.0 out of 5 stars much better after a few uses
There is something quite satisfying in waking up in the morning, pressing a button and getting freshly ground coffee and this machine delivers if given the chance. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mengkysan
1.0 out of 5 stars Grinder of choice (while it lasted.............)
Positives: good range of grind settings, easy to use and clean, footprint nice and small and it's not overly noisy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
I love this grinder. Does exactly what it says on the tin! A product worthy of a recommendation, a must buy for coffee lovers
Published 1 month ago by Matthew Frank
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
Does exactly what it claims to produce coffee of varying density in the right quantities. Coffee produced is excellent and of variable strength
Published 1 month ago by Geoffrey Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy freshly ground coffe each time
The grinding process is perfect for filter coffee and espresso as well, but there are two minor issues: The amount of coffee actual ground for a given setting fluctuates, and quite... Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. K. BAK
5.0 out of 5 stars Krups Coffee Grinder
We were replacing one we have had for years sohope this one will last as long.A very reliable item. Good
Published 2 months ago by joanna hobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use
I've had this grinder for well over 5 years and have experienced no problems with it. It produces just the grind you need for anything from cafetiere to espresso.
Published 2 months ago by Dave S
2.0 out of 5 stars I was a fool......
I don't know why I bought this….

I wake the house up when I start making coffee in the morning. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Scribula
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