Review: Krups Savoy EC314 and Krups GX5000 Professional Burr Grinder

Luria Petrucci 12.01.2016 1 comment

Need a coffee maker this holiday, for you or someone else? Here’s the one I suggest! Oh… and a coffee grinder as well!

Last week, I gave you my top 5 gadgets I actually used. I totally forgot about my phone… which like… everyone pointed out. Yes, yes! I use my phone all day every day.

I ALSO forgot the coffee maker and coffee grinder.

I’ll admit, I forgot because I’ve been being lazy and using the other coffee machine with k-cups. But I ran out this weekend and decided to use the actual coffee maker!

I love this Krups Savoy. It’s $79. It’s simple with all the right settings. But for a year it’s produced great coffee! It’s been super reliable!

You can choose between regular or bold. It has the “hey… I’m only making enough coffee for myself” setting. “Keep warm” will keep the coffee warm for up to 4 hours. And best of all, the auto-on feature lets me make the coffee at night and wake up to the perfect smell!

The only thing I wish it had was a water line indicator. Sometimes I forget how many cups of water I just put in so I can match the amount of coffee. If I’m making coffee in the morning, it’s easy to forget quickly… since you know… I haven’t had any coffee yet!

I’m not a creature of habit – I make a different amount on different days, depending on if Phillip the Producer is coming over. He drinks a lot! Of coffee! Well… and beer too. But I was talking about coffee.

The grinder I think I love even more! It’s a burr grinder that has 9 levels of grind – from coarse to fine. Actually they say 45 settings, divided into 9 steps.

The little lip that lets the grinds go into the container actually serves as a perfect scoop sifter to level out the amount of grinds you get.

You do have to clean it out from time to time, but I think that’s true of every grinder. It’s $49.

So… if you’re looking for a good coffee gift this holiday, I recommend these!

What coffee maker do you use? Or do you just go to Starbucks? Leave a comment below!

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Currently use a Bonavita maker. I purchased the exact grinder for my dad last Christmas. He loves it!