dealskrups gvx1 14 burr grinder (new) for $26.99 + $5…

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Burr is the way to go for grinding. Crushes the beans rather than shattering them. It actually does make a difference. I actually prefer a non electric grinder, less noise... This is a pretty good one as far as electric is concerned, but it is a small grinder. Would not suggest grinding that five pound bag from costco in one fell swoop... Probably would burn it out..

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"Burr Grinder" seems like it would make a great band/recording artist name.

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Amazon reviews say it doesn't grind fine enough for espresso, so of no interest here.

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I had one of these and a small part broke. Krups customer service was horrible, would not provide the easily-user-replaceable part but said I would have to take it to a repair shop which charged $60/hr. for repair. I will no longer purchase Krups products.

I now own a Cuisinart burr grinder (about $30 normally @ Costco) which works great. I also have numerous other Cuisinart appliances and have needed parts or replacements several times. Cuisinart's customer service is wonderful. No hassles and a pleasant attitude.

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I've got one of these. I wish I didn't. The dial settings seem to mean almost nothing. The thing constantly jams. It richly deserves the poor ratings it has on Amazon, etc.

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the worst low level burr grinder. no lip or plate under the cup so grounds always get on counter. other brands this price range have auto-off when out of beans, not this one. don't recommend.

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Can someone explain the joke to me?

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@shiranissosexy:

I remember the Beastie's version, but this other one is interesting also.

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@shiranissosexy: it's mid-80s music humor, from a song by the Fat Boys which was overly sampled through the 90s in the EDM genre by artists like Bassbin Twins, and persists all over through the 2000s. For the Fat Boys original, see:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZW2wKmWfI

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@shifty: I bow to your superior old school hip-hop knowledge.
I knew we were running around beatboxing in the '80s, but couldn't recall from where.

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We have one of these at work. It's just slightly better than a blade grinder, IMO. The grind is not very consistent, the burr runs at a high rpm so the beans get heated up in the process, and the controls give little feedback about what they are going to do (in terms of how much it will grind or how fine), so you have to waste beans grinding until you get it right. Clumping is a major problem too, we end up with huge clumps of coffee stuck in the bin that for some reason won't come off when you knock it, you have to physically remove them.
My Breville conical burr grinder at home is superior in just about every way and even that one is not ideal. The one thing I can say for it though is that it holds up under constant use, at work we go through 20lbs of coffee every week and we've had that grinder for 6 months and it still works.

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Don't have one of these, but IME Krups is shiny.

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Have one of these and it's crap. Yeah, it's "less worse" than a blade grinder, but just barely. That and the dial is laughably vague at what it means. It *seems * to be a timer but is very inconsistent. That and the side dial for grind grade is likewise uneven. It tends to move on it's own, changing your grind without you knowing.

Skip this, it's not worth your time/money.

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Completely agree with most of the other negative comments. I got mine at costco...not worth the $30. The grinds are way too large (on most fine setting) to use with an espresso machine, aeropress, moka pot, etc. The spme grinds stick to the plastic catch cup and are hard to get off, Some grinds always fly out of the cup due to static and some fall out of the grinder on my table when i remove the cup from under the machine. That being said it makes a fine grind for a french press.

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@shifty I think @j5 wanted me to tell you I'm the person who wrote the reference, and you are totally correct. Well done.