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Capresso 551 Burr - Mike McGinness's Review
Posted: December 29, 2001, 11:05am
review rating: 8.3
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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: 3.0
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 3
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $49.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Gourmet Depot Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 1 year Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Braun, Solis Mulino, Solis Maestro
Bottom Line: Garbage, used one week, ordered a Solis! Gave the Capresso away...
Positive Product Points

Better than a blade chopper but not much.

Negative Product Points

Lots of powder, uneven grind, lots of static, separate catch bin lid a pain.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this to "upgrade/replace" my 10 year old Braun burr grinder hoping for evener grind with less powder. From the first grind I was dissapointed. Lots of powder, uneven grind, catch bin a pain in the rear. Grind quality about the same as my 10 year old worn out Braun! Wife hated it too. After one week useage I bit the bullet and decided to fork out the bucks and ordered the Solis Mulino 177. If you really can't afford the $130 or so for the current Solis Maestro, which in my opinion is a fantastic overall home grinder, save up your money. Keep using what you are now using or buy a cheap blade chopper until you can afford a GOOD burr grinder. Don't buy this junk!

Buying Experience

Smooth purchase.

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