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Capresso Burr Select - Tim Calthos's Review
Posted: November 2, 2002, 10:17am
review rating: 7.2
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Capresso Burr Select
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Arrow The Capresso Burr Select has 4 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso Burr Select has been rated 5.80 overall by our member reviewers
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Name Ranking
Stephen Leslie 7.50
Tim Calthos 7.20
Dale B 5.00
Oliver L 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.8
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 7
Average Price: $70.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $65.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: cooking.com Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 6 months Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: Maybe
Similar Items Owned: none
Bottom Line: Better than a blade, probably won't meet muster for devotees
Positive Product Points

Easy to operate, a big step up from a blade grinder. Easy to adjust grind. Feeder mechanism good for making varying drip quantities of a consistent strength. I'm quite happy with the grind. Cost is easy to take.

Negative Product Points

Static is a *huge* problem; can't use or clean it without making a mess. This is why I marked the "Overall" score way below the other scores. A little bit noisy, I guess, but expected and tolerable.

Detailed Commentary

This is a weekender's machine, and I'm happy enough. The static problem is insane, though! I have to sweep the whole counter after grinding coffee. I probably wouldn't give it as a gift for this reason.

I don't brew high-demand coffee, just my reliable newpaper companion cup. For that, this is *so* much better than the blade grinder. The grind is very even and fairly cool. There's some dust near the discharge chute, and that adds to the after-grinding cleanup problem.

Initially skeptical, I was surprised how handy the feeder-measuring gizmo is. I can make a few cups or a lot, and achieve pretty much the same strength regardless.

I've only had it for a few months, very light use, and I don't detect any quality issues. I'm sure there are better grinders out there, but for now I'll tolerate the cleanup problem in favor of a decent grind of coffee.

Buying Experience

Excellent experience

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