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Capresso MT 500 - Mike V's Review
Posted: February 2, 2007, 7:39am
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Capresso MT 500
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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
Arrow This product has been in our review database since February 23, 2002.
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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: 6.2
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 6
Average Price: $159.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $159.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Williams-Sonoma Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Capresso CoffeeTeam Therm
Bottom Line: Makes good coffee.  Fairly simple to operate.
Positive Product Points

Makes good coffee.  Fairly simple to operate.

Negative Product Points

Soft plastic parts.

Detailed Commentary

After a bad expreince with the Capresso CoffeeTeam Therm, the MT 500 with the Capresso Infinity grinder is much better.  We've had no spills, no messes, and good coffee every morning since we got it.  Once we got used to the controls, it is simply and straightforward to operate.  We like the insulated carafe that keeps the coffee warm without cooking it on a hot plate like so many other designs.
The downside is the soft plastic parts that comprise most of the construction of the machine.  I get the impression that the build quality is a small step above a $15 unit.  Will it stand the test of time and continue to make good coffee for years ot come?

Buying Experience

Bought at Williams-Sonoma.  I know I'm paying top retail dollar, but didn't find it any cheaper elsewhere and they have a good return policy and customer service.

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