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Capresso MT 500 - George Aaron's Review
Posted: March 1, 2003, 2:13pm
review rating: 5.2
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Arrow The Capresso MT 500 has 46 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso MT 500 has been rated 6.88 overall by our member reviewers
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Sam Graves 9.33
Bill Womack 9.33
Don Smith 9.25
Trisha Neimi 9.12
Tim Brunson 8.20

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.6
Manufacturer: Unknown Quality: 9
Average Price: $159.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $159.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Williams Sonoma Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Bodum eSantos; Krups; Capresso
Bottom Line: Lots of show, but if you want hot, not much go.
Positive Product Points

The MT5  looks great.  Easy fit in allocated space on kitchen counter top.  The carafe was convenient and the unit was well designed.

Negative Product Points

If you want hot coffee, then you might want to consider another unit.  This one failed completely in that department.

Detailed Commentary

After researching, I decided upon the MT500 when my Bodum eSantos self destructed all too soon.  I read reviews from several sources, including how this coffee maker got it right with the brewing temperature.  I measured this several times and the hottest water I ever got during brewing was 184 degrees.  I preheated the carafe with 200 degree water for 3-5 minutes before use.  Once the brewing process finished, I checked the temp in the carafe and found it to be 174 degrees, despite the preheat.  The first sip was good, but became cool in the cup all too quickly.  Even my wife, who does not like her coffee hot, thought the coffee was cool and did not remain a good temperature for drinking for very long in her cup.  I returned the unit and must say I was most disappointed in the performance.  The store offered to let me try another one, in case that one was an anomaly, but I decided to try a different brand.

Buying Experience

WIlliams Sonoma provided excellent customer service with no questions during the return.  They sent me home with a different coffee maker with instructions to return it if is was not satisfactory.

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