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Capresso MT 500 - Dan Reed's Review
Posted: April 13, 2008, 7:01am
review rating: 7.0
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Capresso MT 500
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Sam Graves 9.33
Bill Womack 9.33
Don Smith 9.25
Trisha Neimi 9.12
Tim Brunson 8.20

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 8
Average Price: $159.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $170.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Sonoma Williams Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Krupps, Mr. Coffee
Bottom Line: Buy this machine...you'll be glad you did
Positive Product Points

This coffee maker has a 3-5 cup button that works very well to give you good infusion without making a whole pot.  The thermal carafe does not drip AT ALL!  LIke most thermal carafe's, you have to unscrew the lid a little to get it to pour - this is very easy to do and the lid screws in and out easily.  Also - the carafe design allows you to unscrew the lid without getting burned by steam if your trying to steal a cup before the brew is done - I had a Mr. Coffee that would always burn me if I tried to do that.

Negative Product Points

None so far....a little pricey, but so far it's worth the money.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this pot based on the reviews here at Coffee Geek - excellent coffee pot.   I tried it out with my standard Eight O Clock 100% Columbian whole bean coffee and could really tell a difference vs. my old Krupps or a cheap Mr. Coffee that I bought quickly when the Krupps died.  I also considered the Technivorm, but that machine just looked weird to me.  The looks of the MT-500 are very conventional and look good in my Kitchen.

This coffee maker has a 3-5 cup button that works very well to give you good infusion without making a whole pot.  The thermal carafe does not drip AT ALL!  LIke most thermal carafe's, you have to unscrew the lid a little to get it to pour - this is very easy to do and the lid screws in and out easily.  Also - the carafe design allows you to unscrew the lid without getting burned by steam if your trying to steal a cup before the brew is done - I had a Mr. Coffee that would always burn me if I tried to do that.

Don't waste your time hunting around to get the best price - I spent a lot of time trying to find a lower price and there just was not one - Williams Sonoma is always pricey, but they had the same price as everyone else.  Capresso does a good job of controlling price.  I also bought the Capresso infinity grinder at a specialty coffee shop and it was the same price as everywhere else as well.

Buying Experience

Don't waste your time hunting around to get the best price - I spent a lot of time trying to find a lower price and there just was not one - Williams Sonoma is always pricey, but they had the same price as everyone else.  Capresso does a good job of controlling price.  I also bought the Capresso infinity grinder at a specialty coffee shop and it was the same price as everywhere else as well.

Three Month Followup

At 3 months, I've had no problems with the machine at all.  It makes a great cup of coffee and I would still recommend it!

One Year Followup

The only problem I've had with this at 1 year is that the o-ring on the pot seems to have lost it's ability to make a good seal.  I've taken it off and cleaned it, but from time to time when I pour a cup, it will dribble coffee on the counter.  Still one of the best pots I've owned.

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