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Capresso 551 Burr - Richard Floch's Review
Posted: January 13, 2002, 4:06pm
review rating: 7.5
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Capresso 551 Burr
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Arrow The Capresso 551 Burr has 40 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso 551 Burr has been rated 4.96 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Beth Sanguine 9.00
William Fite 9.00
Lance Goffinet 8.50
Benjamin Kieran 8.50
Dennis Rogers 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 1.8
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 1
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 1
Price Paid: $55.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: Can't remember Aesthetics 4
Owned for: 2 years Overall 1
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Solis Maestro, Saeco
Bottom Line: Don't buy it. If you have one, toss it and get a decent grinder.
Positive Product Points

It looks OK sitting on the counter when it's not in use.

Negative Product Points

Too many to mention. Cheap plastic unit. Hard to clean. Very messy,
cheap recepticle with loose fitting plastic cover. Clogs easily.
Inconsistent, uneven grind and one that is not fine enough for espresso.

Detailed Commentary

I used this piece of junk for over a year because I didn't know any
better. Even though it still worked, I couldn't bring myself to give it to a
charity because I didn't want to burden anyone else with the Capresso
and ended up throwing it in the trash.

If it were not for the Capresso's habit of spewing coffee grounds all over,
it might have been passable as a grinder for a drip coffee maker, but it is
not suitable for either the coarser or finer ends (French Press or
Espresso). This one piece of equipment was responsible for my wife's
stern glares about my "coffee habit" making a mess in the kitchen. That
has since been solved with the acquisition of a Solis Maestro.

Buying Experience

Can't remember. I am sure that whoever I bought it from did not disclose
the Capresso's many inadequacies.

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