Hi Guys, today I’m reviewing the Capresso Infinity Burr Grinder. LINK to Capresso Infinity Burr Grinder: http://amzn.to/1IEH5nI
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LINK to Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker: http://amzn.to/1IEHgj9 It measures 10.5 inches tall, 5 inches wide, 7.75 inches deep and weighs about 3 pounds. It comes in black, brushed silver and stainless. It’s a 100-watt conical burr grinder with 16 settings from Turkish fine to coarse. There are 4 fineness settings each for extra fine, fine, regular and coarse. It grinds at a slow speed so there is less heat build up and that should result in better tasting coffee.
If your beans pick up a lot of heat as you’re grinding, your coffee will taste worse than it should. The heat is almost like roasting the beans again and it’s already roasted, doesn’t need to be exposed to more heat. This unit has solid steel conical burrs that crushes the beans and a gear reduction motor to grind slowly and precisely.
The unit comes with the base,clear bean container that holds 8 1/2 ounces of beans, bean container lid, ground coffee container that has a max line and holds 4 ounces, don’t fill above the max line because coffee can back up into the feeder channel and cause the motor to burn out, a cleaning brush, measuring cup and instruction manual. You can set the timer from 5 to 60 seconds.
About the settings, the coarse grind is best for french press coffee makers and percolators. Medium is for Drip Coffee Makers and steam boiler espresso machines.
Fine is best for espresso pump machines and automatic coffee centers and manual filters and brewing.
Extra Fine is for some espresso pump machines and turkish coffee.
You can experiment and use whatever grind works best for your coffee maker.
To use, put the container on the base, The safety lock mechanism prevents the grinder from grinding without the bean container in place.
I’ll put 1 cup of coffee beans, cover with the lid. Now turn the container to the grind that you want. Make sure the ground coffee container is placed correctly, all the way back. The finer the grind, the longer it takes to grind. Also if you’re grinding in the finest setting, it’s best to clean the grinding chamber before using again. The machine will only run when the dot is pointed to one of the 16 settings. It won’t run if you leave the dot in this area. To start, turn the timer to any number. The machine will stop when the timer reaches 0. If you want to stop the machine at any time, just turn the bean container to the right past the coarsest setting and it will stop. The timer will run itself back to 0.
Do not grind for more than 3 minutes in a row because the machine can heat up and affect the beans.
Before removing the ground coffee container, tap the machine a few times to relieve some static build up. There were no grounds or dust flying around as I removed the ground coffee container.
There should be no beans in the container when you remove it from the machine.
Before cleaning, unplug the machine. The upper conical burr is removable for clean up but is not dishwasher safe. The bean container, lid and ground coffee container are top rack dishwasher safe. The grinding chamber should be cleaned daily. Use the brush to clean the upper and lower burr. You also want to check the feeder channel for build up and push anything here with the small brush into the container below. You will have to clean more often if grinding dark oily beans than medium or light beans because there may be more grounds left under the top burr. The housing can be wiped down with a damp cloth and dried.
Not dusty, not noisy. The Capresso grinds slow so it’s quieter and there is less static build up. The coffee is not exposed to much heat so it will make a better tasting cup of coffee. Burr grinders can cost hundreds to over a 1000 dollars. This Capresso is a really good value at around $100. The link to the Capresso is in the description above. I hope you found this review useful. Please subscribe for more reviews of products you use every day. Thanks for watching.
A sample unit was provided by Capresso.