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Capresso 551 Burr - Dennis Vogel's Review
Posted: October 15, 2005, 11:21am
review rating: 6.0
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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: 5.0
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 6
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $49.99 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Williams Sonoma Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 1 year Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Waste of time for Espresso. Should have put the money towards a better grinder. Live and learn.
Positive Product Points

Inexpensive. Decent size hopper. Small footprint.

Negative Product Points

Can't grind fine enough for espresso. LOUD. Catch tray design is awkward. No off button.

Detailed Commentary

Just starting out in home espresso making, we just didn't know any better. Assumed that anything offered by Williams Sonoma would be appropriate. Oh well. It's so LOUD we take it out to the garage to use it. I spill grinds all over the place when I take the top off the catcher. It can't grind anything close to fine enough to use for espresso. Other than it being cheap, not much positive to say about it. The hopper is a decent size. There is no "off" button. So you slide the quantity bar to 0. Labeling is horrible. So I had to put a sticker on it to remember which way to turn the grind selector for coarseness.

Buying Experience

Typical Williams Sonoma. Friendly. Tried to be helpful.

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