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Capresso 551 Burr - First Last's Review
Posted: June 26, 2002, 6:59am
review rating: 4.7
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Capresso 551 Burr
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Arrow The Capresso 551 Burr has 40 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso 551 Burr has been rated 4.96 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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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: 6.0
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 6
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: na Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 year Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Hey, its better than any blade grinder.
Positive Product Points

While this is a low end burr grinder it is still way better than any blade grinder.
The grind is generally pretty consistent, as far as my untrained eye can tell.

Negative Product Points

(I haven't used any other burr grinders so I don't know if they all have these problems or just the Capresso)
The Capresso is messy, it practically needs cleaning after every use.
Depending on the size of the beans and the grind clogs can and do occur.
There's no off switch so the transformer inside is constantly radiating heat which could cause your beans to age prematurely.

Detailed Commentary

Since this is my first burr grinder I can't really compare it to more expensive models. However I have used different blade grinders and they all universally blow compared to any burr grinder. I only use this to make French Press, Moka Pot, and the occasional pseudo Turkish coffee and its always worked fine for those uses. I know CoffeeGeek has a lot of espresso junkies and unfortunetly I can't offer any advice as to whether this will meet your needs. I suspect that if you've just bought a $600-$1000 espresso machine you might want to get something higher quality than this.

Buying Experience

I received this as a gift.

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