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Capresso 551 Burr - Don Eylat's Review
Posted: September 26, 2006, 10:29am
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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: 7.0
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 5
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $40.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: A bBree Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: melitta burr grinder, Peugeit hand  burr mill
Bottom Line: you don'tbuy a Ferrari forthepriceof a Miata.
Positive Product Points

forsafetysake. while grinding, Iwrap a  thin moist sponge  on the seam betweeb the  grinder'sbodyandthe removable  groundsreceptable; Ergo no sill, no mess toclean up/ Brittleplastic: sure butI'm notbtter-fingered and let's notethat manytheepensive "aristocrats ofthegrinder world ($200 to #600) use glass, even morebrittle but fights static much betterIfI can deal with this  brittleness despitebeing  single-handed, (myleft arm is deader than freedom in ahmedinajad's Iran)"wholeusers houldbeableto bot drop fragile components butthen somepeople daily back their 80 grand Mercedesin therearwall ofyeirgarage(blame  viibility, hey?!) YES, I'dbuythisrent-aname La Pvoni again butjutmaybethe La Pavoni/Vnanelli's Maximo will becomeavailable( itisshown by amazon, Vanelli'sandseveralother but neveravailableandit Lapavoni brandedtwin isnoteither. so I'llsetmysightson theMacap M4 whichI believeis the"nec plus ultra" Ohyes:itis 10 timesthe priceof mylittle rent-a name grinder ormaybe onetothe  new Kitchenaid pro  a unitthat rocks absdis "only" six or eight  timestheprice ofmy grinder

Negative Product Points

mediocre tolerances. will notgodon togrind#1(espresso, supposedly. Yougetwhatyoupaid for no bonussses here,

Detailed Commentary

Myreview relates to the "rent-aname" La Pavoni versionofthe internal mechanismitis produced in hina foraEuropean housewares distributor.
eternallyitis simpleandattractive. thebeanhopper is encasedin the grinder andunfortunatelytheompactness requires the grounds tobeejected from a horizontal labyrinth. itclogseasilywith the abundant ultra  fine powder thatisabyproducyof plastic-looking horizontalburrs which I believearesuperiortothenewer conical burrs used in many homelevel grinders.
Bingrealistic, I maintain thatifyou're too poor or too parsimonious to paythe considerableprice of a premium grinder, you mustaccept shortcomings andmake ajustments to your method of usage, IE:I do not fill the hopper tocapacity, I measure the quanity ofbeans I wantground, which permitsmea wquick cleanupofthe burrchamber aftereveryuse no oil problems for me! altoughI brewdrip coffee  with amanual pour - over cone, Igrindtoth finest achievablesetting: #2 whichis supposed tobeforespresso butismuch too coarseforthatpurpose. Theabundant ultrafinepowder is to my liking as some of it migratesthrough the aroma holesofthe unbleached  Melitta filters  I use and enrich myoffee.I wish it wereall powder sothatI couldprepare "Turkish/ Greek coffee, whichiswhathooked me on coffee  in the firstplacea\when a teenager. As long as there are beans in the hopper, the grindingnoiseis quite minimal. when empy itscreams likeabanshee but why would you ldonerun itempty? although thepathtic 3x 5" roto gravure card ambitiously  called a manual states itis Ok tokeep itpluggedin andthe heatfrom th mictoprocessoris OK, I unplug minebetween uses as theehavebeen  adostof  reportson programmablecoffee nakers  flamingup duringthenightwhileawaiting to do actual work. a small inconvenience forsafetysake. while grinding, Iwrap a  thin moist sponge  on the seam between the  grinder'sbodyandthe removable  groundsreceptable; Ergo no spill, no mess toclean up/ Brittleplastic: sure butI'm notbutter-fingered and let's notethat manythe epensive "aristocrats ofthegrinder world ($200 to #600) use glass, even morebrittle but fights static much better IfI can deal with this  brittleness despitebeing  single-handed, (myleft arm is deader than freedom in ahmedinajad's Iran)"wholeusers shouldbeableto not drop fragile components butthen somepeople daily back their 80 grand Mercedes carinto  therearwall ofyeirgarage(blame  viibility, hey?!) YES, I'dbuythisrent-aname La Pavoni again butjutmaybethe La Pavoni/Vanelli's Maximo will becomeavailable( itisshown by amazon, Vanelli's andseveralothers but neveravailableandit Lapavoni brandedtwin isnoteither. so I'llsetmysightson theMacap M4 whichI believeis the"nec plus ultra" Ohyes:itis 10 timesthe priceof mylittle rent-a name grinder ormaybe onetothe  new Kitchenaid pro  a unitthat rocks absdis "only" six or eight  timestheprice ofmy grinder anddares yo offer atwo yearwarranty. llother grinderslimitwarrantiesto oneyear regardlessofpricedisquieting isit not?

Buying Experience

delivery from AA Bree uneventful asitshouldbe, responded to mynegative  ciommenton the 'rent-aname" fakery

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