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Capresso 551 Burr - Scott Gay's Review
Posted: February 23, 2003, 10:58am
review rating: 6.0
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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
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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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: 6.6
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 7
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $75.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Kitchen Store Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 year Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: I once loved it, now I hate it.
Positive Product Points

I recieved this as a gift just over a year ago and loved it. Easy to use and in our area cheapest and only burr grinder around. Looks good on the counter.

Negative Product Points

My wife didn't like the mess, but I got real good at cleaning up. Just before the year anniversary of owning this product the grinding cycle started shortening. I tried cleaning it out and nothing happened. It now doesn't work at all, a lot to pay for an appliance I would have hopped to last a lot longer.

Detailed Commentary

Warranty was only for one year. I have not called the company about servicing yet but I have a feeling this thing is headed for the landfill, a waste of money and waste of landfill. I am now looking for a grinder again. I brought the blade grinder out of retirement until I can find and afford the burr grinder of my dreams, mostly afford. A freind asked if there is a real difference with the burr grinder and I can now say YES after going back to the blade, termporaily. I am looking at Maestro, but wondering if the price is worth it, twice as much as the Capresso.

Buying Experience

If you got one for $20 to $30 or as a gift use it until it dies.

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