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Capresso Infinity - Nancy Padberg's Review
Posted: September 10, 2005, 7:10pm
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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: 9.2
Product Reviewed: Infinity
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $109.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: DeLonghi Retro Burr Grinder
Bottom Line: Great looking, solidly built grinder that grinds evenly.
Positive Product Points

Very uniform grind
Easy to clean
Looks great
Not very noisy

Negative Product Points

Slight static when humidity is low

Detailed Commentary

My first burr grinder was a DeLonghi Retro Burr grinder and a total nightmare!  It created masses of dust and needed cleaning after EVERY use.  Total design disaster.  A waste of almost $40.  I couldn't stand it, so started researching a replacement grinder.  Since I am not willing to spend $400 for a Mazzer Mini, my choices came down to Maestro Solis Plus or the Capresso Infinity.  There were more reviews for the Maestro than the Capresso and some were quite negative, so  I went with the Capresso.  I also loved the idea  Capresso replacement parts were available very inexpensively.

Wow!  What a difference $70 makes.  No dust. Period. So easy to pour from the container into the filter basket of my Krups Moka Brew because the grind is so even.  The first week or so, there was no static at all. When the weather got hot and dry, slight static appeared.  But all it takes to dislodge the few grinds on the wall of the grounds container is to tap it on the counter and they release.  

After grinding my previously weighed beans, I turn the knob to the approximate time needed for grinding the beans.  Taking advantage of other owner's suggestions, I let it run a few seconds after the beans finish grinding to blow the rest of the grounds into the container.  Then I tilt the machine toward the front and tap to get any leftover grounds into the container.  I did this all week and cleaned the machine today. There was less than a quarter teaspoon of grounds left around the burrs and in the grinding chamber.  I just can't complain about that for the price I paid.  

The noise the grinder makes is very low frequency, more like a rumble than the high-pitched squeal of the DeLonghi.  I don't do espresso, so have no idea if it would work for that.  I know it is fantastic for my Moka Brew at the seond notch on the fine setting and for my one cup Goldfilter drip at the middle of the medium.

Overall, I love the grinder and think it is a great choice for my needs.  Maybe one of these days I will be seduced by espresso.  If so, I'll let you know how it works for that.

Buying Experience

I purchased this and a Bodum blade grinder for a friend through Amazon.  They offered free shipping and $30 off a purchase of $150, so actually got this brushed stainless version for $109 instead of $139.  I have always had great service from Amazon.

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