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Product Description

Capresso's Infinity Conical Burr Grinder is designed with heavy steel conical burr grinders, a small footprint and as much control as you need to make the perfect grind. This is an ideal addition to your home coffee making setup.

Conical burr grinders use steel burrs which allow them to grind effectively while rotating relatively slowly, usually below 500 rpm, reducing frictional heating of the ground coffee, thus preserving maximum aroma. Also conical burr grinders are quieter and less likely to clog than disk grinders.

How the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder Works

  • The timer can be set between 5 and 60 seconds. When grinding in the finest position, less coffee per second will pass through the grinder than when grinding in the coarsest setting. Therefore the numbers around the timer do not represent number of cups but serve as a reminder for your personal setting. Remember, you can always stop the grinding process by simply pushing the on/off button.

Features & Functionality of the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder

  • Vertical Grinder - The conical grinder burrs are designed to operate with a low RPM (rotations per minute) so that your beans maintain the flavor profile designed by your roaster.
  • Grind Options - The Capresso grinder has separate On/Off buttons, so you can stop grinding or use for pulse grinding. Or, use the electronic timer to grind from 5 to 60 seconds with the press of a button.
  • Capacity - The removable bean hopper holds 8.8 ounces of beans and outputs 4 ounces of grounds. The easy-to-read settings on the side show you how position the plates to achieve the perfect grind for your ideal type of coffee.
  • Easy to Clean: The upper conical grinder is removable - you can and should remove it from the machine for occasional cleaning. The design of the system of the Capresso makes that easier than most other grinders.
  • Safe and Quiet - With a quiet motor and a safety-locking system, this grinder does the job as safely and quietly as possible.
  • Includes - Cleaning Brush and Measuring Scoop.
  • Colors - Available in Black, Brushed Stainless, or Silver Chrome
Pros
  • Design - These new grinders have a great look to them
  • Value - This is a sturdy grinder with basic functionality
  • Colors - Choose from Black, Brushed Stainless Steel, or Silver Polished Chrome looks
Cons
  • Grind - This is not an espresso grinder, the grind is not fine enough for that although you could use it if you are using a pressurized portafilter with your machine
  • Clingy - No anti-static coating, so the grounds jump around
Suitable Applications Coffee Press, Drip Coffee
Minimum Time to Grind Double Shot 13 seconds

Additional Information

Model Number 560.01 | 560.04
Manufacturer Capresso
Width 5 inches
Depth 7.5 inches
Height 10 inches
Watts 100 watts
Volts 120 volts
RPM of Burrs No
Programmability No
NSF Certified No
Bean Hopper Capacity 8.8 ounces
Grinder Style Burr - Conical Steel
Anti-Static Coating No

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Where is this made? What country?
Nancy S on Dec 8, 2014
Best Answer: It says "Made in China" on the box..
Reply · Report · JOHN S on Dec 10, 2014
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I use my Capresso Infinity to grind for my La Pavoni Europiccola, for which I set the size to second to finest (one click from far left). The chute into the container that catches the grinds regularly clogs, requiring a messy cleaning. Am I asking too much of this machine? What might be a better choice? (Usually, I buy French or Italian roast beans from various companies, including Starbucks.)

Also to note: when cleaning, never ever ever set the static side of the burr assembly upside down—it will fit and lock into place, and is quite a pain to remove. It’s almost unbelievable that it was designed such that this could happen.

TIA for the help!
P Evans on May 22, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately I would not recommend using a Capresso Infinity Grinder with your La Pavoni machine, as we have found that it cannot grind quite as fine or consistently as is necessary for the La Pavoni machines. I might suggest upgrading to the Baratza Virtuoso or Preciso for a grinder that is less prone to clogging and more suitable for fine espresso grinding. Hope this helps!

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/baratza-virtuoso-burr-espresso-grinder-with-preciso-burrs-redesign-586

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/baratza-virtuoso-preciso-burr-grinder
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on May 22, 2014
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OK, getting a bit specific, I'm an amateur, and I use a Bialetti stovetop (6 cup) for my coffee. I currently use a blade grinder, but want to go to a burr. When you say fine grind for expresso, I'm not using the 'lock and load' pressurized coffemaker like the baristas, but does the Bialetti fall into this category, and should I keep looking? I'm not going to spend $400 on a burr grinder for my stovetop, but I'd go ~$100 if I can get the right grind setting.
A shopper on Oct 6, 2013
Best Answer: Hi, I bought the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder recently and am really happy with it. I haven't tried the finest grind settings on it (I'm not an espresso person) but even on the medium/fine setting it grinds much finer than I need for a high-end drip machine. I would imagine that the grinder would do a great job with an espresso grind unless you're extremely picky. I will say that the grind setting I use (medium/fine) does not give an exactly consistent grind, but you have to look really really closely to see the inconsistencies. This grinder certainly is light years better than any blade grinder I've tried. I've been using it for about 7 months, multiple times per day, and it works like new. In my non-expert opinion, you can't do much better in the $100 range for a grinder.
Reply · Report · Zachary L on Oct 7, 2013
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My question concerns a note from below:
"Also to note: when cleaning, never ever ever set the static side of the burr assembly upside down—it will fit and lock into place, and is quite a pain to remove."
This note was for the Capresso Infinity burr grinder.
Well, I did this yesterday -- put the top burr on upside down. I can't get it loose. How did P. Evans remove it?
Thanks. BB
Bill B on Feb 6, 2015
Best Answer: I do not know, I haven't accidentally placed the stationary bur in upside down. First, price out the parts you might break if you use too much force removing it. Then, look at it with reading glasses or magnifier and a bright light to better see what is locking it in to prevent it slipping back out. Recall what may have moved when you accidentally locked it in place to figure out why it's mechanically locked in. If you figured that out, then attempt drawing the part from the bur grinder with force.

One time I had to use an awl or pick tool to realign the grind size adjuster to the mark on the grinder so I could install the bean hopper to the install mark on the grinder.
Reply · Report · JOHN S on Feb 9, 2015
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Warranty Information for the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder

What it Covers:

Jura and Capresso espresso machines, coffee makers, tea makers, grinders and milk frothers

Length:

- 1 Year (Refurbished Jura-branded equipment, all Capresso-branded equipment)

- 2 Years (New Jura-branded superautomatic espresso machines)

Who Supports the Warranty: Jura
Warranty Contact Information: 800-767-3554
Notes: Capresso-branded equipment is often replaced rather than repaired during the warranty period, whereas Jura-branded superautomatics have a repair process managed directly by the company (located on the East Coast of the US).
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? No

Caring for the Capresso Infinty Conical Burr Grinder

  • For detailed care instructions, please refer to your grinder's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine:
  • Clean burrs on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, either with a cleaning brush or a burr grinder-specific cleaning product, such as Grindz

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Reviews

Great economical grinder for espresso.Review by livnsherm
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I've had my Capresso Infinity grinder for about 5 years. At first the static was horrible but after I used it for a couple of weeks, the static mostly disappeared. Tapping the bottom of the catcher on the counter helps. It takes awhile to determine which setting is best. Also, if you go from drip to espresso, and vice versa, you need to remove the bean hopper and the rubber gasket and brush the previous grinds from the burrs and also tap the machine on the counter to bring down any other stray grinds so you don't get left over grinds of the incorrect size. Also. . .brush out the machine every month or so and you will get much better results. My Silvia and Capresso grinder give my a good latte each morning. (Posted on 3/16/2015)
Huge upgrade from blade grinderReview by Kerry
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My Black & Decker blade grinder was my first and I rarely used it because it was messy transferring the ground coffee. This is my first upgrade to conical burr and I am real happy. I do a medium grind, not espresso so have not experienced much static. Before pulling the coffee drawer I give the base a few light raps on the sides with 2 hands and the grounds settle into the drawer quite well. I dont leave unground beans in the feeder reservoir because the instructions say not to, so they stay fresh in the original container. It is quick, quiet and very efficient at grinding every bean. I love the delicious coffee, especially Tarazzo! (Posted on 1/21/2015)
Good except for a few features that need addressing.Review by TMcdee
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I just got my conical grinder in December 2014, and, I have absolutely no static problem. Given the many complaints about static I have to assume that the manufacturer has fixed the problem, Otherwise I don't like the timer-why not just on and off button? Also the coarseness/fineness selector doesn't seem to produce a very different sized particle. All in all it makes a great cut of coffee (Posted on 1/5/2015)
static problem + time = no static problemReview by Espresso is good.
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I purchased this coffee grinder about six months ago and have used it to grind beans for my espresso machine (Rancilio Silva) and coffee maker. Normally I make a pot of coffee in the morning then a couple shots throughout the day. At first, the static problem other people mention was pretty bad. Grind some coffee and there were coffee grinds everywhere. This was kind of annoying, but after awhile the static problem went away. Now, there isn't a static problem any more. The grind is consistent which produces a good shot from my machine. I haven't tried any of the other higher priced grinders, but I have become very satisfied with this grinder. (Posted on 9/26/2014)
Eliminate Static - but Hard Time Cleaning!Review by Tom
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I believe all electronic coffee burr grinders, that contain plastic parts, create a certain amount of static electricity.

I have found a simple solution... I make use of "non-scented" dryer sheets to eliminate the static.

I simply rub the dryer sheet around the front of the machine prior to removing the plastic coffee drawer, particularly on and around the drawer and even let it rest on the top of the drawer as I remove the ground coffee. I kind of use the dryer sheet as a mitt or glove as I remove the coffee drawer.

I reuse the dryer sheet until it appears that in no longer dissipates the static.

This method works great for me and one dryer sheet lasts a long time!

My issue with this grinder is that the “feeder channel” becomes clogged with ground coffee and is extremely hard to clean. After two years of use, our grinder becomes so clogged that the motor is over-stressed and stops running. It has become necessary to clean more often recently. We perform a fairly thorough cleaning, but we have a hard time removing all the grounds from within the “feeder channel” which is hard to access. It would be nice if there was a way to better access that area!

If this machine was easier to disassemble for a thorough cleaning, a few times a year, I would give it 5 stars!

Does anyone have a quick and easy way to access the “feeder channel” for cleaning or how to disassemble the machine?

Tom
(Posted on 8/8/2014)
Great except for staticReview by Suzanne
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Have had this coffee grinder for three years, and it has worked well. I like Turkish grind and it does it well. But the static is a constant problem and the counter is always a mess. I also grind oily French roast exclusively. Needs occasional cleaning. Great functional machine with longevity. (Posted on 8/8/2014)
Lasted over 4 yearsReview by shanti
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I bought this grinder in 2009 along with the capresso semi-automatic espresso machine. It worked fine well after the espresso machine gave up! I upgraded my machine to Sylvia and the grinder hummed along happily. But this week, it has gotten cranky - however I adjust the grind, Sylvia is dumping watery coffee. Of course, Miss Sylvia is known to be equally cranky, so I'm not sure if the problem is with the grinder or the machine!

In general, it seems that any machine doesn't last more than 5 years these days so might have to upgrade my grinder.

And yes - the static is an issue but I've learned to deal with it by grinding a few minutes ahead of time and using a small spoon to dump out the coffee. Really not as big an issue as some people make it out to be (Posted on 5/3/2014)
Big mistakeReview by Amy
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Sorry I bought this. Returned it after one use. The static, as many others have noted, is a giant pain in the neck. When removing the container that holds the ground coffee, I noticed that not only was the coffee flying all over the counter, it was also sticking to the grinder itself. The other annoying feature was the time on the top. My old Cuisinart burr grinder does a better job. Don't bother. (Posted on 3/16/2014)
Static!!!Review by Grinder
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Grinds well but the static is bad, leaves a mess! I will try the suggestion with the foil. (Posted on 3/14/2014)
Messy Messy MessyReview by josephS
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I saw all sorts of reviews for this grinder which was moderately priced and fairly quiet. That is true those are the positive attributes. For the record my father is using the same grinder and he grinds each day. He is percolator stove top maker. Mostly he uses eight o clock. He has never had a issue at all. As for me the static is horrible, makes a mess, the machine does not like grinding certain beans. Starbucks christmas blend was a choking point ( which I did not think was that oily at all ). The reviews mention the static and it is a big pain. I wish I had spent more on the grinder just as another Seatlecoffeegear review suggested. The machine is still working fine after 2 months but it is not the grinder to use when just want a cup of coffee, it could take a while. (Posted on 1/21/2014)
good starter grinder for homeReview by B Wrigs
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This grinder does the job fairly well for home brewing. I use it for fine grind (aeropress, pourover). One thing I would change to it would be a simple on/off switch along with the timer mechanism. I pre-measure my beans and dump them in the hopper so I have to guess at how much time the grind needs, you figure this out over time. It would also be nice if the hopper was a smoke color so the beans get less light. The static isn't terrible, it's worse with dark roasts which I don't get much. All in all, I am pleased with my grinder. It's way better than a blade grinder. (Posted on 12/10/2013)
Great for all grinds... Once you deal with the staticReview by I solved the static problem
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I tried several grinders and sent them back. This, with the metal body, was the first that ground coffee from coarse for French press, through very fine for Turkish. The twist timer is a little imprecise, but ok with practice. The only (BIG) problem is static. When you remove the ground coffee holder, grounds fly everywhere. I solved the problem by lining the ground coffee container with foil that folds up over the edge and touches the metal body. This discharges the static and no more flyaway coffee. I sent this suggestion to the mfg. Got a form letter in reply saying that coffee mess was part of the coffee making experience. Clearly they had not really read the letter (Posted on 11/18/2013)
StaticReview by Rick
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I agree with Pete. The static charge is OUTRAGEOUS! Consequently, I have to grind ahead of time to keep the grinds from flying out of the cup! (Posted on 9/19/2013)
Good burr grinder for home useReview by Bean
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Relatively quiet compared to other grinders I have owned. Grind seems reasonably good for home use - no, it is not the best ever, but it works well enough for decent espresso.

Cannot speak to durability as mine is still pretty new. (Posted on 6/10/2013)
Met expectations while it worked, but broke after 5 mosReview by Rock
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This is an OK grinder, but it stopped working just 5 mos after we got it. It was a huge upgrade over our $20 Black & Decker grinder, which we've now reverted to until we figure out what to buy next. I'm not sure if the quality of this model is poor, overall, or if we just got a lemon. (Posted on 5/15/2013)
Sent it back within days - JUNKReview by Gail
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If you want to grind for a french press coffee maker - this works fine but it simply does not work AT ALL for espresso grind. Their prior model, heavy metal worked just fine, but the current model is cheap plastic. I hate this grinder and it just wasted my time! (Posted on 4/21/2013)
Bad StaticReview by Pete
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We love the consistent grind but the static problem outweighs the good. When we pull the plastic coffee catch bin out coffee jumps everywhere - all over the machine and my hand. Reading reviews online it turns out that this is a common complaint. (Posted on 1/25/2013)
great value burr grinderReview by lancelot
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Great value for a burr grinder. The grinds are fairly consistent. I use this to grind fine coffee for aeropress and coarse for french press. (Posted on 6/23/2012)
A wonderful productReview by Milo
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Good espresso coffee is not abundant where I live, so I make my own. I have found this relatively inexpensive grinder performs as well as a much more expensive model, plus it is extremely quiet.

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Quiet, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 4/27/2012)
Works!Review by Segue
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It held up quite well to service as a grinder for a coffee booth at a festival. No problems with jamming, which is quite an essential feature when you are running a business! Energy efficient (ran off of batteries with an inverter). Disadvantages: slow to clean if switching between two types of coffee (I had one gourmet blend that was more expensive so I was only grinding this occasionally). Not sure if any other grinder would be better. For the price, very happy with this grinder.

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Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 10/25/2010)
Very nice for the price, works wellReview by sam0ura1
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Great unit for the price. Had Black and Decker cheap helical grinder (paid 20 box at canadian tire 5 years ago....) and because I just bought my first espresso machine, a Breville 800ESXL and just want to get the best possible taste for small price, I choose this one.

This is a great grinder, easy to clean, works well overall.

Never remove the containter with coffee in it...you will have a 15min intense beans search everywhere in the kitchen :-)

The small brush for cleaning could be improved.

Sorry for my english.

Thanks scg !

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Easy To Use, Built, Great Taste, PRICE

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Plastic (Posted on 10/21/2010)
Good for the moneyReview by Beach Bum
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It's a good step-up from blade grinders. Not too noisy. I give it a shake and a tap on the counter to get some of the grounds out. For the price, a good buy. Just don't expect commercial machine results and you'll be satisfied.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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Not really turkish grind (Posted on 7/31/2010)
This product meets all expectationsReview by Mary M.
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Very quiet for a coffee grinder....Excellent product

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 7/7/2010)

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