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Capresso Infinity - Neal Jacobs's Review
Posted: October 26, 2004, 8:04pm
review rating: 6.3
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Capresso Infinity Grinder
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Arrow The Capresso Infinity has 67 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso Infinity has been rated 7.70 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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Dan Hamilton 10.00
Stephanie & Marie Eeckhout/Bissonnette 9.00
Tim Cashin 9.00
C Becker 8.67
QK Law 8.67

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Product Reviewed: Infinity Burr Grinder
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $139.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Cafemaison.com Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Braun Burr Grinder
Bottom Line: THE grinder for "everyman".
Positive Product Points

Consistent grind
Low static
Relatively easy cleaning
Solid build quality

Negative Product Points

No manual on/off switch
Not enough grind settings to "dial in"
Odd shaped grounds chamber
One bean gets stuck every time!

Detailed Commentary

This grinder is a great step-up from either whirlyblade or lesser-quality burr grinders. I bought the brushed SS model. I'm not sure I would have cared as much for the model housed in black plastic - the additional weight of the metal housing gives this grinder the added stability that it needs. I use mine for manual drip and FP coffee and I've been pleased, although I've heard it does an admirable job with espresso grinds.

The low static of this grinder makes operating and cleaning it that much easier. I find that the grounds chamber is unnecessarily odd shaped - a very minor flaw. This grinder has no manual on/off switch, which I find is its major drawback. It runs on a wind-up timer, and to turn it off prematurely, you must turn the entire grinding hopper counterclockwise to the "no grind" position. I think that some will find that this grinder has too few grind settings.

I will probably continue to use this grinder when I make the jump to espresso, although I see a Rocky in my future!

Buying Experience

Bought from Cafemaison.com with absolutely no problems. Excellent customer service; a very positive buying experience.

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