Capresso Infinity Burr Grinder

A Good Conical Burr Grinder At Affordable Price

Capresso Infinity is an inexpensive conical burr grinder that has very good reviews. We will have a look at what the owners think about their grinder in just a minute. But first, let's talk a bit about the product itself.

Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder This grinder has 16 grind settings: 4 coarse, 4 regular, 4 fine and 4 extra fine. To set the fineness you just turn the hopper to the appropriate location. You can hear a clear click every time you change the settings. To start the grinding, you just need to set the timer which can be set in 5 seconds interval - anywhere from 5 to 60 seconds. If you want to stop grinding before the timer finished counting, you can just turn the bean hopper so that it does not point to any grind.

The Infinity grinder is using a gear reduction mechanism. What this means is that there is a high-speed motor that is slowed down by a set of gears. Higher end burr grinders use a low speed motor, which is considerably more expensive - you cannot really expect that on a grinder that you get for under $100. In the case of Capresso Infinity, the gears slow the motor down to less than 450rpm - pretty good for such an inexpensive grinder.

This low speed along with commercial grade steel burrs is what really makes the Infinity stand out. The low speed reduces the heat that builds up during the grinding. This translates to loosing less flavor and aroma and to creating less static during the process.

One of the common questions people have is if the grind is fine enough for espresso. Well, the extra fine settings grind fine enough for espresso - in fact the finest setting can choke an espresso machine. However, the problem is that there is simply not enough of the different settings. So, one setting may be too fine while the next one may be too coarse. This makes it quite difficult to tweak your shots to follow the golden rule. Having said that, many people are perfectly happy with using Infinity for their espresso machine.

Capresso Infinity burr grinder is available in several finishes. The cheapest version is in black plastic while the higher end versions are either in brushed chrome or in polished chrome. The grinder does look pretty stylish and has a clear view so that you can see the whole grinding cycle.

What do owners think about Capresso Infinity

Most users are very happy with this conical burr grinder.

Here are the good points: And the bad points:

Don't let the negative points detract you from the fact that the vast majority of customer reviews for this Capresso grinder are very positive.

All in all, Capresso Infinity burr grinder is an excellent value - a better grinder would cost you much more money.

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