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Capresso ST600 Coffee Brewer - Dan Kelley's Review
Posted: April 6, 2008, 7:56pm
review rating: 6.0
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Capresso ST600 Coffee Maker
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Arrow The Capresso ST600 Coffee Brewer has 4 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso ST600 Coffee Brewer has been rated 8.05 overall by our member reviewers
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Jon Becker 8.00
Stephen Alkire 8.00
Dan Kelley 6.00
Peter Kalanzis 4.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 8
Average Price: $170.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $39.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: amazon Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 week Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Fine coffee, somewhat clunky form factor, couldn't resist deeply discounted price
Positive Product Points

Price point:  I got this for $39 from amazon.
It makes a fine-tasting, strong cup.
4-6 cup shortened brew cycle.
Stainless thermal carafe.

Negative Product Points

Broken clock, so auto-on is unusable.
Takes up a decent amount of counter space.

Detailed Commentary

Buying this machine is my first foray into making good drip coffee at home.  I like strong-tasting coffee, and I inherited the idea of using a faberware percolator from my parents.

The st600 makes a strong cup without any of the burned flavors I'm used to getting from my percolator.  It does so with fewer grounds too.

I was interested in trying the auto-on feature, but the clock on my unit is mad fast.  I set it using my laptop's clock, and after 2 hours had gone by, the st600's clock was a full 30 minutes ahead of the laptop.  I'm going to contact Capresso to see what's up with that.

It also takes up a pretty good amount of real estate on the counter;  it's about 13.5 inches high, probably 10-12 inches wide, and probably 12-16 inches deep when the carafe is in place.  I have a good amount of horizontal counter space, so this doesn't bother me.  The biggest problem of these dimensions for me is the height;  it fits under my cabinets, but I need to pull it out to open the top to add grounds and/or water.

I paid a measly $39 for mine from amazon (look at that, the price there is already back to $79 as of this writing).  At full price, I'd definitely have bought a mt500 instead, but it seems like a steal at the price I paid.

Buying Experience

This is the first upscale home coffee appliance I've bought.

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