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Krups Fast-Touch Coffee and Spice Grinder

Perfect for grinding beans for French press, drip and pour-over coffee makers, this versatile whirling-blade grinder doubles as a handheld spice grinder. A powerful motor drives the oval-shaped, stainless steel blade for uniform, even grinding, whether...Read More

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Perfect for grinding beans for French press, drip and pour-over coffee makers, this versatile whirling-blade grinder doubles as a handheld spice grinder. A powerful motor drives the oval-shaped, stainless steel blade for uniform, even grinding, whether grinding coffee beans, dried chiles or peppercorns.

High-capacity grinding chamber is designed for easy pouring and handling, while the manual controls let you tailor the texture to your needs. Safety switch keeps blade from spinning unless the lid is in place.

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  • Low-profile, timeless design looks great on the countertop and stores away easily when not in use
  • Grinds coffee beans and a wide range of dry spices
  • Oval blade shape results in uniform, even grinding; blade is constructed from durable stainless steel
  • Safety switch keeps grinder from functioning if lid is not in place

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  • Manufacturer: Krups
  • Model: F20342
  • Material: Metal, plastic
  • Use: Use caution when handling bladed appliances
  • Dimensions: 3.9" x 4.1" x 8.25"
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty
  • Made in Mexico

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  • Hand wipe clean. Ensure device is unplugged before servicing
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Customer Reviews

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Very nice little unit
This is a very nice coffee grinder. It's more compact, quieter and faster than our old unit that it replaced. It's plug-in (corded), not battery.

The oval shape is actually superior to round ones, because it grinds the beans more evenly and completely. It's designed that way on purpose. In round grinders, the beans go in a circle, but in oval ones they bounce around and encounter the blades more often, resulting in a smoother grind.
October 28, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
great product !
This is such a versatile product. So glad that it's still on the market. Harder to find in stores. I also use it to grind my spices! Works like a charm. Shipping was quick also.!
June 15, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great product!
My first one was dropped on the floor, and I ran right down to a store to replace it.
September 26, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
The Krups Fast-Touch Coffee Grinder is the best. It produces a coffee grind exactly the way we like it in a short amount time. The grind is consistent and smooth with no unground beans or particles. The oval shape is easy to hold.
October 19, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
A Five Star Grinder
I used to have one of these grinders years ago, and I used it for coffee beans. I purchased another one recently to grind flaxseed. These grinders work extremely well. I should have given it 5 stars.
November 9, 2016
Purchased
1 month ago
 

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Sur La Table Store
We love our coffee grinder, especially for rich flavor from fresh coffee beans.
Karen D on Dec 5, 2016
Needed something to bring my order up to qualify for "free shipping". (Sorry, know that wasn't the answer you wanted to hear.)
Carol L on Dec 2, 2016
We love our coffee grinder, especially for rich flavor from fresh coffee beans.
Karen D on Dec 5, 2016
We needed a grinder and Krups seems like a good brand.
Mark H on Dec 3, 2016
Needed something to bring my order up to qualify for "free shipping". (Sorry, know that wasn't the answer you wanted to hear.)
Carol L on Dec 2, 2016
Had this grinder for over 20 years! Finally need a new one.
Tina L on Nov 29, 2016
Your online help said it would be easy to use and clean for someone with big hands and little patience.
Amy Y on Nov 28, 2016
cheap
Felipe M on Nov 26, 2016
Had used the product before, very reliable and the price was right!
Douglas D on Nov 26, 2016
Seemed like a good choice for spice grinder
Sue C on Nov 25, 2016
It's what she wanted
Phillip D on Nov 25, 2016
This was listed second best on a review I read for spice grinders, plus it has great reviews on this site, and it's a great price!
Jennifer B on Nov 25, 2016
Had one for many years, finally died, very dependable, simple to use.
Robert S on Nov 25, 2016
Needed a good coffee/spice grinder
David S on Nov 16, 2016
When receiving whole coffee grinds this product does the job well.
Cheryl N on Nov 14, 2016
Gift
Rachel H on Nov 10, 2016
has good reviews
LEIGHA F on Nov 9, 2016
Have used this model for many years with great results. Buying new one because lost old one in move.
Robert O on Nov 3, 2016
gift
Cynthia P on Nov 1, 2016
I needed an easy grinder to use that cleans up pretty easily.
Christy L on Oct 30, 2016
My first coffee grinder was a Krups
I used it for 40 years and gave it away while downsizing in a move from Hawaii back to the mainland. Turns out I couldn't live without one so I bought another one. I'm happy to say it seems to be as well made and efficient as the first one. After 40 years I'd say that's pretty remarkable for a manufacture company to maintain that level of quality. Its not made in China.
Karla T on Oct 24, 2016
GETTING THIS AS A GIFT FOR MY SISTER AND MOM WHO ARE BIG COFFEE DRINKERS. THEY WILL LOVE THIS!
Miriam B on Oct 17, 2016
I have two already
Flora L on Sep 20, 2016
It's reliable and a good price. There are no fancy features to break.
Deborah B on Sep 2, 2016
highly recommended for grinding spices and price
CHRISTINE W on Aug 18, 2016
just looking for a grinder and saw your site. thanks!
june48 on Aug 16, 2016
looking for a grinder for Indian spices
elissa m on Aug 8, 2016
Reviews said it grinds finer than other options. Wanted something cheap(er) and portable.
Lisa K on Jul 29, 2016
Excellent ratings. I love it; it's so easy to use. Get a little cosmetic brush to clean it out between uses.
Llyn K on Jul 2, 2016
Because its the best grinder on the market - I have had the one I am using now for 40 years.
Leslie T on Jun 10, 2016
Love it. Been using this same item for over 40!years. Only had to replace 2x's in 40 years!
Elizabeth G on Jun 8, 2016
We've been using this same model of Krups coffee grinder for over 20 years. I purchased it from Marshall Fields...they had a wonderful kitchen and housewares department. (I miss them!) Anyway, my husband thinks ours is finally on it's way out and it's time to replace it before it completely burns out and we will be without our morning brew. I wish more kitchen ware was as well made.
Celene M on Jun 1, 2016
I needed another spice grinder because one is dedicated for coffee and the other one is dedicated to grinding hot peppers, so I didn't have one to grind anything else.
Charmaine R on May 17, 2016
Have had good luck with product in the past
Robin K on May 8, 2016
Good reviews on a food web site
Wayne D on Apr 30, 2016
This looked easy to use and was economical.
Teresa J on Apr 26, 2016
My original one broke.
Kathleen H on Apr 25, 2016
I needed a good cinnamon grinder. I love fresh ground cinnamon and this grinder received excellent reviews from two different cooking sites. Very reasonably priced.
Martha E on Mar 14, 2016
like the brand " KRUPS " German quality ! mdf...
John B on Feb 28, 2016
I like to grind my own spices for cooking - they are fresher than buying ground spices in plastic or glass containers in supermarkets. This Krups grinder works great and provides consistent grinding. Other brands are either inferior or too bulky but the Krups Fast Touch is good quality, nice size and gets the job done.
James D on Feb 27, 2016
Replacing one whose cover cracked. I prefer manual grinding of spices and herbs, but use this as a time-saver. The cover gets discolored but the motor is solid, the body cleans up well... It does the job at a reasonable price. was able to use a 20% off coupon, though I wish I could have applied it to a bigger ticket item!
Elliot G on Feb 20, 2016
I need one for herbs/seeds and the price is terrific.
Ina B on Jan 27, 2016
My old grinder has died and I loved my older Krups, I just wished that my old Krups espresso machine was still being made.
Julie B on Jan 17, 2016
I needed a simple coffee/spice grinder and the price was right. Reviews on Amazon were overall pretty positive (only 1 review here on SLT and I prefer to know more before I purchase, if possible). I hope it will prove a good choice!
Jennifer G on Jan 2, 2016
Chose this model for it's multi-purpose function, it's price, and because the man himself, Alton Brown, used it.
Jessica Y on Dec 21, 2015
EXPERIENCE
Sarah J on Dec 21, 2015
So I can have two: a dedicated one for spices, and the one I already own for coffee.
Patrick B on Dec 17, 2015
it was requested as a gift for my secret santa
Lisa L on Dec 11, 2015
This looks like it gets the best reviews for a grinder in this price range.
Abigail Z on Dec 5, 2015
efficient and uncomplicated; good price
Brenda W on Nov 10, 2015
This is a recommended gadget from my Cooking with Spices online class. I will begin to buy whole spices and grind them myself (for better favor) so I need a grinder. I like that it can grind coffee and the motor is quieter according to customer reviews.
Mable P on Nov 2, 2015
Excellent reviews and I only need to grind beans for one person
Dorothy K on Nov 1, 2015
We needed a grinder and Krups seems like a good brand.
Mark H on Dec 3, 2016
Had this grinder for over 20 years! Finally need a new one.
Tina L on Nov 29, 2016
Will this grind flax seeds?
Lisa L on Aug 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I haven't used it on flax, but it does a very good job at fine- grinding all the spices I buy.
It might be difficult to get a coarse grind, though. You could try alternately grinding and shaking, but I'm not sure that would work.
I buy ground flax seeds and keep them in the freezer to keep them fresh.
Hope this helps.
Can grinding unit be washed?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Only the cap is washable. I clean my grinding unit by pulverizing a couple of tablespoons of cheap white rice in it. The rice picks up most of the leftover spice residue. I then discard it into my compost. You can also wipe out the grinder with a damp cloth.
How long do you grind the beans for?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not long. It depends on the how you like your grounds, fine, or course.
I also use it to grind my spices. It's a terrific product and had to replace mine after 15 years! I hope that this helps.
Can it grind black seeds?
Cynthia R on Jun 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I assume you mean Nigella Sativa black seed. I've not tried it yet on the black seed, but it grinds a lot of things other than coffee, such as flax seed, very well. Many web sites say to grind Nigella Sativa "In a coffee grinder," and this grinder is a truly good one. The blades are made of metal, so there's no worry of plastic blades breaking.
Is this a corded or battery operated device?
A shopper on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a corded device. It's a very nice little unit, I like it a lot.
You may know that the oval shape is actually superior to the round ones. That's because they grind the beans more completely.
will it be good for makineta?
Shira S on Nov 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would be.
 

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