Krups Twin Blade F20342 Coffee Mill UK Review 

 January 11, 2016

By  Enda McLarnon

For around £20 the Krups F20342 twin blade coffee mill model is for certain one of the best value coffee grinders on the market and from the excellent Krups brand.

It has certainly sold in its thousands and that does make it a very popular choice for many people. It has a lot of buyer reviews online from various websites.

It has achieved and maintained a very good rating of 90% buyer satisfaction from actual buyers.

This is as the name would suggest a  blade grinder that uses two stainless steel cutting blades to chop up the beans. Now although not the quality of a burr grinder, it is nonetheless, a grinder that will be able to do a decent job for most people.

It can grind around 75 grams of coffee beans, and that will be enough to make around 15 cups of coffee. The simple rule with these types of grinders is that the longer you grind the beans, then the finer the grind will become.

This same grinder can also be put to use to grind most types of dry spices and food such as sunflower, flax and hemp seeds, oats and peppercorns.

We have completed a full review below. However if you are pushed for time you can click here to check availability at Amazon UK

Below you can see a video of this blade style grinder being used. That will give you a better feel and help make your decision easier, to see if this Krups F20342 is the right model for you.

The Krups Brand

Krups is a German brand who have been making home products since 1846. They have partnered with Nespresso and also with Nestle and have launched products like the highly popular Nescafe Dolce Gusto machines.

Today they make a really good quality range of espresso machines, pod coffee machines, coffee grinders, frothers and coffee accessories.

Features of the Krups Coffee Mill At A Glance

  • Blade grinder with 2 stainless steel blades
  • Single speed
  • Has a stainless steel bowl
  • Only activated when the lid is closed for safety reasons

What Buyers Liked About the Krups Twin Blade Coffee Mill

Below I have summarised what the majority of buyers liked about this particular model

  • Almost all buyers thought this Krups product was good value for money
  • Buyers do like the look of this mill and it has a tough and durable plastic lid that allows you to look inside
  • The blades and the inside bowl are made from what appears to be high quality stainless steel
  • This is a good grinder for anyone who wants to give grinding their own beans a first try
  • Reasonably quiet

What Buyers Did Not Like About the Twin Blade Coffee Mill

  • You can not set the fineness of the grind - you have to keep checking
  • Some buyers bought this to grind harder spices like cumin and nutmeg and this did a poor job of that
  • Uses a chopping action like all blade grinders, so that does heat up the beans, and that impacts the final quality

Summary & Conclusion

Blade grinders are just not as good as the high quality burr option. They are however a lot cheaper and this one at around £20 does offer very good value for money. We would recommend it to anyone wanting to try out grinding for the first time. It is a good beginner's option.

There is no question that you will make the best cup of coffee if you use freshly ground beans. This one will do that and with some practise you can quickly learn how to find the best size of grain, that suits your brewing method the best.

It clearly sells a lot, has maintained good ratings and so remains one of the most popular choices.

It can also be used to grind other types of spices such as dill, fennel, coriander etc. The motor on this small grinder is powerful enough to be able to deal with almost anything.


8.9 x 7.6 x 17.1 cm


454 grams


180 watts

Krups Model 203-42

Overall this is a very popular choice for many buyers of coffee grinders. That popularity is down to the fact that it does a very good job of grinding coffee, nuts and spaces.

So those attributes along with an affordable price make it a popular choice for many people.

It looks smart, is compact so will not take up much room, and the oval shape makes it comfortable to hold as well.So if you are in the market for a reasonably priced coffee or spice grinder, then this one will do the job for you.

Top Tip

Most buyers strongly advise to clean this one using a dry brush. So rather than washing it after each use, simple get a dry brush and clean out any dust using that. When the inner of this machine gets wet it takes a long time to dry.

This is a good and cheap option for grinding coffee. If this is not the one for you, then check out our top 10 list of blade coffee grinders here. This one though will be suitable for many people, and does offer a cost effective solution for grinding coffee and spices.

Enda McLarnon

Enda McLarnon has a Business Management Honour's Degree and applies his professional insight, to analyse and write helpful product reviews with tips and useful advice. I am also a coffee lover and enjoy tasting all of the coffee types the world has to offer.

Enda McLarnon

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