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Capresso 551 Burr - Michael Hardy's Review
Posted: January 5, 2002, 4:21am
review rating: 7.8
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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: 3.4
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 2
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $49.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: Aabree Coffee Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 1 month Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Slightly better than a hammer.
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Negative Product Points

Cheaply built.

Detailed Commentary

I wish I had found CoffeeGeek reviews before buying this grinder.  What a dissapointment.  I knew I was buying an inexpensive machine, but I didn't expect it to be so bad.  The plastic finish was not good at all; kind of scratched, but not from pre-use, I don't think.  It just looked like it was made poorly.  The hopper is large, almost too large unless you really grind a lot of coffee.  I don't need a 1/2 lb of coffee sitting out on the counter, but you might.  The absolute finest grind MIGHT get you buy for your old Mr. Coffee machine, but that's about it -- there is no way you can make espresso with this grinder, no matter what kind of machine you have.  This grinder is noisy and it produces static like a Van de Graaff generator.  Slightly better than crushing the beans with a hammer.

Buying Experience

Buying on-line was fine, but I should have done my homework.

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