Krups Fast Touch 203-42 Coffee Grinder

15 Cup, Black - MPN: 20342
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Krups 203-42 Fast Touch blade grinder with black decor. Quickly grinds coffee and other items. Simply tap the grinding button to achieve desired grind fineness.
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5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2009

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A little loud, but great!
5 Star Review   By member mikefunk - Jul 31, 2008   

Strengths: Fast, thorough, easy to use and clean, fairly inexpensive even for a Krups product.

Weakness: Noisy, especially if you allow it to sit on the counter while grinding (I hold it to shake and keep an even grind).

- I have bought a total of three of these: One I've used at home for over 12 years, and it's still humming! The internal blades are still sharp enough to do their grinding, and it's used at least twice a day. I grind in this grinder for at least 30 seconds to maximize the flavor output, and actually use fewer beans for a stronger flavor. I had a 'coffee snob' (I don't consider myself one) tell me the heat friction was degrading the flavor. Bah! - The second one I purchased I took to work so I can grind a pot or two there (I share more than I drink). This last one I purchased and gifted to my parents because theirs (another brand) had failed, and they only had it for four years. - FYI, have you heard anything about freezing coffee beans to maintain their freshness? It's a myth! DON'T do it unless you want to destroy your grinder blades! Same things happens to your teeth with ice cubes, and when they quickly defrost from the grinder friction, they will make a little coffee soup in there, bad juju for your internal grinder parts!

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Handy little device...
4 Star Review   By member tisabird - Jan 11, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to use and clean

Weakness: More addictive to coffee than ever!

Love this little guy! For the longest time, my husband and I always used pre-ground coffee bought from the store. After purchasing this and grinding our own fresh for the first time, what a difference. Will never to back to buying pre-ground again. Much ease using this product and no problems with it.

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Works great. I highly recommend
5 Star Review   By member t69drummer - Dec 17, 2007   

Strengths: Simple to use. Simple to clean. Safe to use. (Doesn't work with out the lid fully on.) Powerfull

Weakness: Grind area isn't water proof. Not a big deal. just need to make sure you "fill it and dump the water" a few times to clean.

This grinder works great. I now grind fresh coffee every morning. It's quick and thorough. I'm looking forward to grinding fresh herbs in this as well. Krup's did well with this one.

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5 Star Review   By member morphology - Nov 18, 2007   

Strengths: decent design. strong motor

Weakness: unremovable blade

it's very sleek and fast to grind coffee because of strong motor. it has decent modern style design. however, it's hard to clean up since it doesn't allow to remove blade. you need a brush to remove whole residue when you change coffee type.

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Great Grinder
5 Star Review   By member messkit - Nov 15, 2007   

Strengths: powerfull, fast, small footprint

Weakness: hard to clean, only can grind small volumes

I have been using this grinder for about a week now and have ground coffee with it multipal times. So far it has proved its self to be a great grinder quickly grinding the coffee in a matter of seconds. The downside to it though is that its size means it can only grind a limited number of beans at once and that it is hard to clean. On a plus note though the size makes it convinent to store in a cabnet or else leave on the counter due to its small footprint. I highly recomened this grinder to anyone who is looking for something to grind coffee with on a periodic basis; if you plan on using it though to grind coffee every day, or to grind large volumes I would personally recomend a larger coffee grinder.

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Excellent Grinder: Krups Fast Touch 203-42 Coffee Grinder
4 Star Review   By member rymary101 - Nov 11, 2007   

Strengths: This is an efficient grinder. Motor is strong enough to grind coffee, spices or nuts with ease. Even grinds are produced. Sleek design.

Weakness: It is somewhat tedious to clean. A small brush would help with this task.

The smell of freshly ground coffee in the kitchen in the morning is invigorating. If you are a coffee lover, grinding your own coffee not only makes better coffee but will save you money. This little gem of a grinder is a good investment!

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Coffee Ginder Fast Touch 203-42
5 Star Review   By member tjoveson - Aug 22, 2007   

Strengths: Super fast, easy to use, small, convenient

Weakness: Cleaning is a little tedious, but the strengths are so great I don't mind spending a little extra time cleaning.

I purchased this coffee grinder to grind wheat and flax and other grains. It's perfect for the small amounts required in recipes. This machine is so convenient and extremely fast, I'm very impressed with it so far.

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Excellent grinder
4 Star Review   By member D P - Jul 25, 2007   

Strengths: Not too loud, fast, simple, small, compact and top lid is dishwasher safe.

Weakness: A little hard to clean.

This is an excellent grinder. I used this to grind flaxseed and the seeds were quickly turned to powder. The only downside is that it is a little difficult to clean and I wonder if the remaining oil from the seeds will build up just under the blade (the hardest place to reach with a damp cloth). To solve this problem, I think I will try using a toothbrush to clean the hard-to-reach areas. Because it's a little tough to clean, I rated it four stars. Otherwise, it works well.

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nice unit
4 Star Review   By member clamrade - Apr 28, 2007   

Strengths: cheap AND well built

Weakness: cannot remove blade for cleaning

This nice little grinder gets the job done. I usually grind in pulses to make sure the beans settle down to hit the blade, but that's to be expected. I don't know what more I could possibly expect from a grinder... except ease of cleaning. The grinder smelled like machine oil when it arrived, so I gave it a good wipe with dishwashing detergent. The non-removable blade made it very difficult to do that. I would like to get it wiped once in a while, but the blade gets in the way. I usually choose to live with it rather than risk cutting my finger.

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A nice,efficient little machine
5 Star Review   By member MaryJay - Mar 29, 2007   

Strengths: Relatively quiet with large cup for inverting and transferring to coffee maker

Weakness: Requires inverting over sink since static electricity causes grains to stick to top and drop to counter otherwise

We love this little coffee grinder. We formerly owned a Braun which was similar, but bought this one by Krups when the Braun blades became dull after many years of use. We like this one better, because the cup on the top is larger and when we invert it we find a full cup holds exactly one-half the amount of grinds that we need for a full pot of coffee (12 cups). We like our coffee strong. This definitely does the job and because it is a simple machine little can go wrong. Since my husband is the coffee maker in our house, I am delighted to find that this Krups does not wake me up in the morning.

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Krups 203-42 Fast Touch blade grinder with black decor. Quickly grinds coffee and other items. Simply tap the grinding button to achieve desired grind fineness.
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Product Title Krups Fast Touch 203-42 Coffee Grinder
Manufacturer Krups
Lowest Price $18.79 from Sears.com
Power Score 4.8 | 19 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Depth: 3.75 in
Coffee Maker Cups: 15
Number Of Cups: 15
Height: 6 in
Food Processor Type: Grinder
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coffee maker type: coffee makers, grinders
Width: 3.25 in
Product Type: Coffee Grinder
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5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Krups Fast Touch 203-42 Coffee Grinder as the Best Coffee Grinder. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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A little loud, but great!
5 Star Review   By member mikefunk - Jul 31, 2008   

Strengths: Fast, thorough, easy to use and clean, fairly inexpensive even for a Krups product.

Weakness: Noisy, especially if you allow it to sit on the counter while grinding (I hold it to shake and keep an even grind).

- I have bought a total of three of these: One I've used at home for over 12 years, and it's still humming! The internal blades are still sharp enough to do their grinding, and it's used at least twice a day. I grind in this grinder for at least 30 seconds to maximize the flavor output, and actually use fewer beans for a stronger flavor. I had a 'coffee snob' (I don't consider myself one) tell me the heat friction was degrading the flavor. Bah! - The second one I purchased I took to work so I can grind a pot or two there (I share more than I drink). This last one I purchased and gifted to my parents because theirs (another brand) had failed, and they only had it for four years. - FYI, have you heard anything about freezing coffee beans to maintain their freshness? It's a myth! DON'T do it unless you want to destroy your grinder blades! Same things happens to your teeth with ice cubes, and when they quickly defrost from the grinder friction, they will make a little coffee soup in there, bad juju for your internal grinder parts!

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Handy little device...
4 Star Review   By member tisabird - Jan 11, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to use and clean

Weakness: More addictive to coffee than ever!

Love this little guy! For the longest time, my husband and I always used pre-ground coffee bought from the store. After purchasing this and grinding our own fresh for the first time, what a difference. Will never to back to buying pre-ground again. Much ease using this product and no problems with it.

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Works great. I highly recommend
5 Star Review   By member t69drummer - Dec 17, 2007   

Strengths: Simple to use. Simple to clean. Safe to use. (Doesn't work with out the lid fully on.) Powerfull

Weakness: Grind area isn't water proof. Not a big deal. just need to make sure you "fill it and dump the water" a few times to clean.

This grinder works great. I now grind fresh coffee every morning. It's quick and thorough. I'm looking forward to grinding fresh herbs in this as well. Krup's did well with this one.

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Krups Coffee Grinder
5 Star Review   By member morphology - Nov 18, 2007   

Strengths: decent design. strong motor

Weakness: unremovable blade

it's very sleek and fast to grind coffee because of strong motor. it has decent modern style design. however, it's hard to clean up since it doesn't allow to remove blade. you need a brush to remove whole residue when you change coffee type.

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Great Grinder
5 Star Review   By member messkit - Nov 15, 2007   

Strengths: powerfull, fast, small footprint

Weakness: hard to clean, only can grind small volumes

I have been using this grinder for about a week now and have ground coffee with it multipal times. So far it has proved its self to be a great grinder quickly grinding the coffee in a matter of seconds. The downside to it though is that its size means it can only grind a limited number of beans at once and that it is hard to clean. On a plus note though the size makes it convinent to store in a cabnet or else leave on the counter due to its small footprint. I highly recomened this grinder to anyone who is looking for something to grind coffee with on a periodic basis; if you plan on using it though to grind coffee every day, or to grind large volumes I would personally recomend a larger coffee grinder.

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Excellent Grinder: Krups Fast Touch 203-42 Coffee Grinder
4 Star Review   By member rymary101 - Nov 11, 2007   

Strengths: This is an efficient grinder. Motor is strong enough to grind coffee, spices or nuts with ease. Even grinds are produced. Sleek design.

Weakness: It is somewhat tedious to clean. A small brush would help with this task.

The smell of freshly ground coffee in the kitchen in the morning is invigorating. If you are a coffee lover, grinding your own coffee not only makes better coffee but will save you money. This little gem of a grinder is a good investment!

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Coffee Ginder Fast Touch 203-42
5 Star Review   By member tjoveson - Aug 22, 2007   

Strengths: Super fast, easy to use, small, convenient

Weakness: Cleaning is a little tedious, but the strengths are so great I don't mind spending a little extra time cleaning.

I purchased this coffee grinder to grind wheat and flax and other grains. It's perfect for the small amounts required in recipes. This machine is so convenient and extremely fast, I'm very impressed with it so far.

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Excellent grinder
4 Star Review   By member D P - Jul 25, 2007   

Strengths: Not too loud, fast, simple, small, compact and top lid is dishwasher safe.

Weakness: A little hard to clean.

This is an excellent grinder. I used this to grind flaxseed and the seeds were quickly turned to powder. The only downside is that it is a little difficult to clean and I wonder if the remaining oil from the seeds will build up just under the blade (the hardest place to reach with a damp cloth). To solve this problem, I think I will try using a toothbrush to clean the hard-to-reach areas. Because it's a little tough to clean, I rated it four stars. Otherwise, it works well.

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nice unit
4 Star Review   By member clamrade - Apr 28, 2007   

Strengths: cheap AND well built

Weakness: cannot remove blade for cleaning

This nice little grinder gets the job done. I usually grind in pulses to make sure the beans settle down to hit the blade, but that's to be expected. I don't know what more I could possibly expect from a grinder... except ease of cleaning. The grinder smelled like machine oil when it arrived, so I gave it a good wipe with dishwashing detergent. The non-removable blade made it very difficult to do that. I would like to get it wiped once in a while, but the blade gets in the way. I usually choose to live with it rather than risk cutting my finger.

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A nice,efficient little machine
5 Star Review   By member MaryJay - Mar 29, 2007   

Strengths: Relatively quiet with large cup for inverting and transferring to coffee maker

Weakness: Requires inverting over sink since static electricity causes grains to stick to top and drop to counter otherwise

We love this little coffee grinder. We formerly owned a Braun which was similar, but bought this one by Krups when the Braun blades became dull after many years of use. We like this one better, because the cup on the top is larger and when we invert it we find a full cup holds exactly one-half the amount of grinds that we need for a full pot of coffee (12 cups). We like our coffee strong. This definitely does the job and because it is a simple machine little can go wrong. Since my husband is the coffee maker in our house, I am delighted to find that this Krups does not wake me up in the morning.

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Krups Coffee Grinder - great find!
5 Star Review   By member DeeRae - Feb 18, 2007   

Strengths: It is easy to use, the shape is very convenient, lets you grind the coffee to exactly the grind you want.

Weakness: A little hard to clean - but not that bad.

This is the second coffee grinder I have owned. The first one went back to the store after the first use - didn't grind evenly. While I have not used this one over a long period of time, I am already sure it is a keeper! The coffee tastes much better using a grinder - I use flavored coffee beans and it seems to produce more flavor in the cup.

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Great Grind!
5 Star Review   By member kcoffey - Jan 31, 2007   

Strengths: Fast, thorough, small, easy to clean.

Weakness: Not big enough for large batch or commercial use.

This grinder works really well. I have been using it for grinding whole grains before cooking and baking, and it is quite quick and thorough. It probably would not do for large, frequent batches like in a commercial application, but is perfect for home use. Also, the black color looks sharp. You should go for it!

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A great grinder
5 Star Review   By member mcalikan - Dec 1, 2006   

Strengths: A very fast and powerful motor. Nice design.

Weakness: I haven't noticed one yet.

This coffee grinder is awesome. It is so fast and the motor is so powerful. It only takes about 10 seconds to grind 2 cups of coffee even though it says it may take 20 seconds. I can even make my favorite Turkish coffee with it. It has a nice design. This is the first time I have bought a Krups product and I really loved it. The quality of the product is obvious. I do not know why some people say it is hard to clean it! It is actually pretty simple to clean it. Just use a small piece of damp cloth or a small brush. I would definitely recommend this little coffee monster to everybody.

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Would not recommend
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Strong and grinds well

Weakness: Almost impossible to get all the stuff out because of the shape of the grinder. Hard to clean.

Have used the Krups, a Capresso and a Kitchen Aid. The Krups is the worst of the bunch. It grinds fine - no problem with that. The problem is that because of the shape of the bowl you have problems getting all the stuff out and then cleaning it. The other two which were round were far superior in their usability. Would not buy again.

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Simple and fast
5 Star Review   By member chowbaby - Jun 5, 2006   

Strengths: small, powerful motor easy off top.

Weakness: Difficult to clean, blades not removable.

The motor is powerful and it makes short work of my coffee beans. However, I have not used it for any other foods because it is rather difficult to clean. Overall, it is simple and efficient and we really love it.

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Fast Touch 203-42 Coffee Grinder
4 Star Review   By member mchung4 - Mar 24, 2006   

Strengths: Very sleek, strong motor, nice contrast of clear acrylic on top

i was pleasantly surprised with how slick this coffee grinder looks and motor seems stronger than ones previous...now i have to find a coffee maker that matches perfectly with it

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4 Star Review   By member topthe - May 18, 2005   

Strengths: Great to grind coffee and spice.

Weakness: Noisy; unable to take the blade out to clean

The Krups Coffee Grinder is great to grind coffee and spice but it takes sometime to get rid of the spice smell. I grind bread to clean up all those spices grinding. I like it to use it for grinding nuts also. It did ok. It is best to get one for coffee and the other one for spices. I don't like when I have to clean up. I have to wipe it with a paper towel or a wet cloth. It needs to be wiped several times to clean up all those crumbs and dust from grinding. This grinder is perfect for coffee lover who wants fresh ground coffee everyday.

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5 Star Review   By member dhishi - Mar 18, 2005   

Strengths: Easy to use coffee grinder. Strong and sturdy.

Weakness: None except that I wished the blade and cup was removable

This is an excellent grinder. The cup is made of brushed stainless steel. The blade is sharp and grinds almost anything - nuts, spices etc... A good multiple purpose machine . Works great and stictly no complains as it does what it suppose to. Previously I woned a Braun grinder. The problem with that unit was the cup was made of plastic, hence it had of wear and tear. This is the second unit I am purchasing. I like it so much that I use one for coffee and the other for spices.

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