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Capresso 551 Burr - Phillip Quattrocchi's Review
Posted: June 25, 2002, 9:59am
review rating: 5.7
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Capresso 551 Burr
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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: 3.6
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 3
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Gift Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 1 month Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: All in all if you cannot afford Rocky or better this will do the Job. Otherwise beaware of its short commings.
Positive Product Points

This unit grinds fine enough out of the box.I was surprised that it clogged up my Silvia. I had to back off from the finest setting.

Negative Product Points

It is Cheaply built and the box for the ground coffee has this stupid cover that if not set right lets the grounds fly all over. and the static is very bad.

Detailed Commentary

This was given to me as a gift. It has a small footprint on the counter and the astetics are not bad. After the initial couple of test grinds as recomended in the instructions I wound it down to the finest setting. I was surprised it looked about right. I loaded Silvia up and flipped the switch and choked her but good. After backing off a couple of times I have the perfect grind. The negitives are a different story. Number 1 the static electricity is tremendous. The coffee bin for the ground coffee has a cover that has to be in place or you get coffee flying all over. The discharge for the grounds is a side flow  not a down flow, this causes the coffee to clog in the discharge openning. This is a cheaply built machine. I dont guess it will last too long. something is going to break!

Buying Experience

As this was a gift this does not apply

Three Month Followup

Nothing has changed. It cloggs in the hopper and the ground chute. It is cheaply built. The only good thing is it will grind fine enough to clog Sylvia, Soooo untill I can afford a Rocky this will have to do

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