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Capresso Elegance Therm - Jim DeVaney's Review
Posted: December 12, 2000, 1:07pm
review rating: 4.0
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Capresso Elegance Therm
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Arrow The Capresso Elegance Therm has been rated 5.48 overall by our member reviewers
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Vincent Sapone 8.50
Steve Dearth 8.00
Jim DeVaney 4.00
Dave 3.00
Anna 3.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.4
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 2
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Aesthetics 4
Owned for: 1 year Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Not recommended
Positive Product Points

Handsome looks; direct-to-therm brewing works well. Does heat water to correct temperature for full bean flavor release.

Negative Product Points

Major problem with carafe and auto-stop brewing.

Detailed Commentary

Design seems excellent, but manufacturing quality leaves much to be desired.  Used Braun and Krups machines until Capresso released the direct-to-therm machine.  Therm leaked in 1st month of use.  Company would not replace, though did sell replacement at half price.  8-months into usage, internal auto-stop lever broke off, disabling the function allowing removal of the therm during the brewing cycle.  Rather than have this fixed, we are returning to Krups, now that they too have a therm brewing machine.  We have found their products to be much more reliable and durable.

(We also bought the Carpesso burr grinder at the same time, and a piece of the plastic catch basin for the ground coffee also broke off.)

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