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Capresso 551 Burr - Boyd Nielsen's Review
Posted: December 7, 2003, 1:25pm
review rating: 6.5
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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.
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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: 3.8
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 3
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $50.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Macy's Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 1 year Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Messy, messy, messy, with flimsy plastic.
Positive Product Points

Inexpensive, decent grind uniformity for Frech press and drip,  I don't do espresso.

Negative Product Points

Grind chute enters grind bin from side and ensures spilled grounds when bin is removed. As it grinds you can observe grinds sprinkling out from the sides of the poorly sealed grind bin. Then, when you remove the grind bin, electrostatic explosions of grinds, plus grinds falling off of the side mounted grind chute, make a huge mess.

Detailed Commentary

Cheaply made and poorly designed. Grind chute entering gring container from side ensures, along with plentiful static, lots of grounds spilling every time you use it.

The manual is not well written. I cleaned the burrs and followed the instructions for reinstalling but the grounds then came out extremely coarse regardless of the setting. I then gave the burr housing area an extensive cleaning and discovered that there are little grooves that correspond to little nodes on the top burr but the manual had neglected to address this. Now the grinder works as it should again.

Cheap plastic is used for the bin. The first time it was dropped on a linoleum floor it broke. Now we masking tape over the little hole, and it actually helps with the sprinkling of grinds during the grinding process!

Buying Experience

$50.

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