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Capresso 551 Burr - Jacob McDonald's Review
Posted: March 22, 2004, 12:52am
review rating: 4.0
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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
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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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: 3.8
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 3
Average Price: $80.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $50.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: web Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 1 year Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Don't bother. Get a Solis.
Positive Product Points

Burr grinder.

Negative Product Points

Messy, side discharge, noisy, cheap plastic, grinds hot, motor failed after one year.

Detailed Commentary

This machine was infinitely better than a blade grinder (which makes espresso virtually impossible because of the dust), but as for burr grinders, this was the lowest quality.

It was very loud and ground hot, and was VERY messy with its side-discharge. It also didn't have a very large hopper. The grounds bin was difficult to clean since it was so squared and narrow.

I really never could understand the design of this thing...

After a year of use, the motor burned out. Into the trash it went, and I never looked back! haha.

Save your money and buy a Solis Maestro -- I've been extremely pleased with it.

Buying Experience

Sorry, don't remember the details.

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