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Capresso 551 Burr - Tree Head's Review
Posted: May 13, 2006, 3:42pm
review rating: 4.0
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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: 4.0
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 4
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $80.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Marshall Fields Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 3 years Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: DO NOT BUY: Messy, chips/breaks easily,  grind selector dial next to impossible to adjust.
Positive Product Points

Fairly consistent grind.

Negative Product Points

Rigid plastic breaks easily.  Grind selector dial is extremely difficult--indeed nearly impossible!--once beans are in hopper.  Grinder sprays grounds out from behind canister--messy!

Detailed Commentary

This Capresso grinder has a fairly consistent grind, but its rigid plastic breaks easily, the grind selector dial is extremely difficult--indeed nearly impossible!--once beans are in hopper, and it sprays grounds out from behind canister.  The unit is extremely messy!  Given the chance, I would not buy this grinder again.  Though better than a blade grinder, at $80-100, it is nearly 5 times as expensive.  The quality difference is negligable, given the price difference.  I would highly suggest buying another grinder.  I have heard excellent reviews of the Bodum Antigua.

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