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Overall Rating 5.0, Based on 40 Reviews
Avg Price $80.00
Manufacturer Salton
Machine Type Flat Burr Grinder
Colors black, white
Class Grinder, Flat Burr, Consumer
Pro Review No
First Look No
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An entry level consumer burr grinder, not suitable for espresso. Made by Salton for Capresso.

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Wade Sheldon (quality: 3.0) 01.16.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Good quality burr mill grinder suitable for a wide range of coffee makers (pump expresso to french press)
Don Sucher (quality: 7.0) 02.07.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: A good unit at an attractive price.
Danny Hoffman (quality: 6.2) 03.15.2002 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: good grinder except for espresso and turkish drinkers
Steve Steiman (quality: 1.0) 01.25.2000 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: On the whole, a fine machine.  However, it doesn't stack up well against the Briel Java
Don Eylat (quality: 1.0) 09.26.2006 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: you don'tbuy a Ferrari forthepriceof a Miata.
Paul (quality: 5.0) 12.09.2001 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: Works well for drip and french press.
Bruce Honnigford 01.11.2009 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: For $50 it's fine for med to coarse grinds on a budget. For $5 it's a gift from a god.
Beth Sanguine (quality: 9.0) 09.05.2006 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: Great grinds for bean novices and those of us with "set incomes."
Scott Gay (quality: 6.0) 02.23.2003 Rating: 6.6
Bottom Line: I once loved it, now I hate it.
Matt Plezia (quality: 2.0) 02.21.2001 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Does not grind fine enough for pump driven espresso makers
Vegas1 (quality: 3.0) 12.16.2001 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: An ok 1st grinder if the moneys tight.
Ty Wentworth (quality: 3.0) 03.04.2001 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Fine for all except espresso.
S. Marc Testa (quality: 5.0) 03.14.2002 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Semi-decent product, makes good DRIP coffee, slight step up from blade.
Chris Schaefer (quality: 2.0) 02.17.2000 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Price does not justify purchase of this product.
Jeremy Close (quality: 6.5) 04.29.2003 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: What other choice is there at under $A200?
First Last (quality: 4.7) 06.26.2002 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Hey, its better than any blade grinder.
Robert Shupp (quality: 7.0) 07.03.2002 Rating: 5.4
Bottom Line: OK if you are making drip/press only and don't mind a mess
Lance Goffinet (quality: 8.5) 12.07.2003 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: This grinder is barely adequate for drip coffee, but definately better than a blade grinder.
Dennis Vogel (quality: 6.0) 10.15.2005 Rating: 5.0
Bottom Line: Waste of time for Espresso. Should have put the money towards a better grinder. Live and learn.
Dennis Rogers (quality: 8.3) 05.05.2002 Rating: 4.4
Bottom Line: You're paying $50 for an annoying mess and a cheap product.  But works for drip and french press and cup quality is good.
Benjamin Kieran (quality: 8.5) 02.22.2006 Rating: 4.4
Bottom Line: Look elsewhere - this simply doesn't do any job well or even adequately.
Ken Liao (quality: 6.0) 03.13.2003 Rating: 4.4
Bottom Line: Huge step up from blade grinders, though if I was in the market for another, I'd be tempted to look at the Solis.
Andrew Klakken (quality: 5.0) 12.12.2004 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: If you only make drip coffee with paper filters this unit will work for you. Just keep a paper plate under it for the mess.
Peter Bishop (quality: 7.5) 04.25.2003 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: Don't waste $50... not even if it's just for drip.
Tree Head (quality: 4.0) 05.13.2006 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: DO NOT BUY: Messy, chips/breaks easily,  grind selector dial next to impossible to adjust.
Davenport Grolsch 10.20.2010 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: Don't waste your money.
William Fite (quality: 9.0) 05.14.2006 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: Defective design, materials, and manufacturing.  Don't waste money on this one.
Cassidy Vare 02.19.2010 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: Honestly, I'd rather have a whirly-blade grinder. It's at least as good, and less than half the price.
Jacob McDonald (quality: 4.0) 03.22.2004 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: Don't bother. Get a Solis.
Boyd Nielsen (quality: 6.5) 12.07.2003 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: Messy, messy, messy, with flimsy plastic.
Phillip Quattrocchi (quality: 5.7) 06.25.2002 Rating: 3.6
Bottom Line: All in all if you cannot afford Rocky or better this will do the Job. Otherwise beaware of its short commings.
Steve Johnson (quality: 4.0) 10.27.2000 Rating: 3.6
Bottom Line: Can't recommend -- died after a year's use
Allen Eggemeyer (quality: 6.3) 10.16.2002 Rating: 3.6
Bottom Line: Piece of junk that turns coffee beans into a mess. Wouldn't take it for free.
Michael Hardy (quality: 7.8) 01.05.2002 Rating: 3.4
Bottom Line: Slightly better than a hammer.
Mike McGinness (quality: 8.3) 12.29.2001 Rating: 3.0
Bottom Line: Garbage, used one week, ordered a Solis! Gave the Capresso away...
Lori (quality: 6.7) 03.29.2001 Rating: 2.8
Bottom Line: DO NOT BUY THIS GRINDER!  It is better than a chopper grinder, but not by much.
Donald Blum (quality: 5.0) 12.20.2001 Rating: 2.8
Bottom Line: you can do so much better than this mess.
David Wilbourn (quality: 7.0) 01.05.2002 Rating: 2.6
Bottom Line: do not buy, it does not do what it says it will do, buy a solis maestro instead
Matt Kiessling (quality: 7.5) 02.08.2002 Rating: 2.2
Bottom Line: Stick with your whirly-blade and save your cash for another burr-grinder. Any other burr-grinder.
Richard Floch (quality: 7.5) 01.13.2002 Rating: 1.8
Bottom Line: Don't buy it. If you have one, toss it and get a decent grinder.
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