Owners and professional testers agree that the Capresso Infinity 560.01 Infinity is the best budget burr grinder. Reviews say that the Capresso Infinity 560.01, with its 16 settings, commercial-grade steel burrs and sleek black plastic housing, can serve as a crossover grinder for automatic drip machines as well as espresso (providing you're not too picky about consistency and fineness of grind). Owners also agree that it offers relatively quiet operation and a fairly consistent grind. There are a few complaints about static. Experts say that if you're using a high-end espresso machine, you should use an equally high-end coffee grinder, such as the Rancilio Rocky Doserless (*Est. $340) burr grinder. For occasional espresso drinkers, however, the budget-priced Capresso Infinity is practical.
We read the most reviews of the Capresso Infinity 560.01 at Amazon.com, where more than 850 owners review this coffee grinder. Nearly 100 owners also post feedback to Cooking.com, and 50 reviewers comment on the Capresso Infinity on the coffee-enthusiast website CoffeeGeek.com. Reviews posted to Epinions.com and Wholelattelove.com round out the picture. An LA Weekly blog post also mentions the Capresso Infinity as a quality budget-friendly choice.
Review Credibility: Excellent The Capresso 560.01 garners an overall rating of 4.2 stars (out of a possible 5) from more than 1,100 Amazon.com reviewers. It is widely praised for producing a consistent result, and many owners say its numerous settings mean the perfect grind for espresso, French-press and Turkish coffee, as well as a basic drip grind. A few say they wish that it had an on/off switch instead of a timer dial, and some say it leaves too much coffee in the grinding chamber and chute, but most say this is an excellent grinder.
Review: Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinders, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good More than 100 owners rate the Capresso 560.01 Infinity on this cooking-enthusiast site, contributing to an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Reviewers say the model is quiet and efficient, and it grinds consistently. Several users complain that the grinding mechanism is hard to clean, and some say it's difficult to assemble. There are also some reports of static -- a common complaint about burr grinders.
Review: Black 8.8-oz. Burr Coffee Grinder by Jura-Capresso, Contributors to Cooking.com, As of January 2013
3. LA Weekly
Review Credibility: Fair This article offers tips on making a great cup of coffee. The Capresso Infinity is one of two grinders recommended as high-quality and budget-friendly options for consumers. There's no information, however, as to how Tien Nguyen comes to this conclusion or if he tested other models.
Review: 5 Ways to Make a Damn Good Cup of Coffee, Tien Nguyen, Sept. 28, 2011
Review Credibility: Fair About 65 owners post reviews of the Capresso 560.01 Infinity to this website, with overall ratings of 7.7 stars (out of 10). Owners praise the high-quality burrs and consistent grind, although some say it is not a good choice for grinding beans for espresso.
Review: Grinders: Capresso Infinity, Contributors to CoffeeGeek.com, As of January 2013