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Capresso 551 Burr - Paul's Review
Posted: December 9, 2001, 12:22pm
review rating: 5.0
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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: 6.8
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 4
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: Regular Drinker Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Works well for drip and french press.
Positive Product Points

Fairly quiet.  Easy to clean with a brush.  Consistent grind for drip and french press.

Negative Product Points

Not suitable for a pump espresso machine.

Detailed Commentary

I paid $50 new for this grinder and was satisfied with it until I purchased my first espresso machine.  The grinder‘s finest setting is nowhere near where it should be I suspect.  I have to tamp with a tremendous amount of force and add a bit more than the proper amount of grounds to get a decent shot.

Recently at that finest setting, the grinder has been making a much louder noise when used.  I‘m pretty sure that the burrs are touching.  I have no idea why this is happening now or how bad it is for the machine.

That being said, this grinder is a big step up from the blade grinder I was using before it.  Reccomendation - if you are on a budget and have no intention to use it for espresso, then this is a good grinder for you.  If you plan on using this for espresso, don‘t even consider this grinder.

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