Krups is a German kitchen appliance manufacturer that has for many years been the worl's leading manufacturer of coffee and espresso machines. The company also produces a number of household appliances, including meat slicers, food processors, blenders, coffee grinders and BeerTender. The company competes with DeLonghi, Sunbeam-Oster, Braun, Salton, Proctor-Silex, and Black & Decker (Applica Home Products).