In this week’s equipment review, we are back with another grinder, but this time with one that was built to grind more than coffee. The KRUPS F203 grinder is a versatile unit that in addition to grinding coffee beans, can also be used for chopping or grinding nuts, seeds herbs and spices.
Before we go deeper into this review, you need to know that for us the KRUPS F203 is not a real coffee grinder. Of course, you can grind coffee with this unit, but you can find better coffee grinders on the market. But we will talk more about this further in this review.
For us, the KRUPS F203 is a fantastic spice grinder. Definitely one of the best and most affordable options on the market. We all know that freshly ground spices are much better than the already ground spices that we buy at the supermarket. Having the ability to grind all the spices you want just moments before seasoning your food makes a huge difference. This why we believe that everyone should have a spice grinder like the KRUPS F203 at the kitchen home.
As we were saying at the beginning of this review, the KRUPS F203 is not a good coffee grinder. Although it is used by many people as a coffee grinder, there are better options on the market. To get consistent results of a coffee grinder, you have to have the ability to control the grind size. Only this way you will be able to make the same cup of coffee over and over again.
For a coffee grinder to be good it has to have a conical burr grinder, and not a two blades system that the KRUPS F203 has. Of course, you can make a good cup of coffee with this unit but will be much easier if you use a proper conical burr grinder.
The KRUPS F203 is very different from a conventional coffee grinder. It looks and works more like a spice grinder – and we can tell you that it is perfect for this! All plastic glossy-black minimalist panel with a clear-lid that lets you see the ground consistency and a single button that allows you to control the ground size. As we already said it has a stainless steel blade powered by a 200-watt motor which gives it a lot of power. Be it cinnamon or any peppercorn, you can get it to a real fine consistency in a matter of seconds.
Using this spice grinder couldn’t be easier! Unlike specialized coffee burr grinders that includes a bunch of features, grinding with the KRUPS F203 is more about knowing how long to press the pulse button. Once you try it, you will realize it’s one of the easiest ways to grind your spices. So, no more pestle and mortar!
The only thing you need to hurry about this grinder is the cleaning process. It does retain some spices/coffee inside, so you may want to clean it up before using it a second time. But this is not a problem because this unit is actually easy to clean. You will just need a brush and a wet paper, and your grinder will be like new after each use.
It has a capacity of 85g which is great for such a small unit like the KRUPS F203. This capacity means that you can make 12 cups of coffee or seasoning a meal for an entire family of 4 without the need to repeat the grinding process for a second time. But even if this capacity was not enough for you, this is not a problem, because this unit grinds everything so fast that you will have your second batch of coffee or spices ready in seconds.
Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3 x 6.8 inches / 8.89 x 7.6 x 17.3 cm
Item Weight: 1 pounds / 0.45 Kg
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds / 0.95 Kg
Manufacturer: Krups North America Inc.
Item model number: 1500813248
Grinding Mechanism: Stainless Steel Blade
Grind Size Settings: Manual
Grind Capacity: 85g
Power: 200 watts
In the end, the KRUPS F203 is a versatile and convenient grinder that offers excellent value for money. We love to use it as a herb and spice grinder, but you can also use it for grinding coffee (not the best choice). Having the option to do all this with just one grinder is for many people more than a good reason to buy it. But is when we need to grind some spices that this grinder comes in handy. So, if you are looking for a grinder that can do all this, and offers excellent value for money this is the grinder for you.
The KRUPS F203 is a fantastic grinder that does what it is supposed to do. With just a press of a button, you will have your spices and coffee ground in just a matter of seconds.