Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder 560/565


The Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder has a lot of excellent features that make it great for anyone wanting a reliable coffee grinder that keeps the coffee cool during grinding because of multiple gear motor which produces slow grinding action. Capresso infinity produces a consistent grind, and adjusts from coarse to very fine. It has Swiss made quality burrs which are easy to remove. If you like quiet grinder this one might be for you. However, there is the difference between Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder 560.01 and 560.04, which differ only in color and between model 565 which is steel made and therefore produces less noise – it is also more expensive.

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Specifications

Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder 560/565
Price Around 100$
Weight 6 lbs (2.7kg) for 565 and 3lbs (1.4 kg) for 560 model
Dimension 10½ x 7¾ x 5 inches
Speed of grind 420 rpm
Voltage 120 Volts
Burr Conical steel burrs
Grind range Turkish fine to coarse
Steps of adjustment 16
Grind adjustment can be recalibrated YES
Bean hopper capacity 8.8 ounces  (250g)
Grounds bin capacity 4 ounces (120g)
Motor rotation 450 RPM
Additions Coffee grinder dusting brush3-pack 35G Grinds coffee grinder cleaner
Motor power 100 watt
Timer YES
Housing material heavy-duty zinc die-cast housing for 565 andABS plastic for 560.01 and 560.04
Hopper material Plastic
Manufactured in China

Burrs

The grinder is equipped with commercial-grade solid conical steel burrs with advanced cutting design for high precision grinding. Upper conical burr is removable for easy cleaning. Capresso’s conical burrs are produced as matched pairs and are hand assembled in Switzerland for precise fit. Computer-controlled, special grinding heads cut the angles and shapes of the steel burrs to within 0.1 mm precision (1/250 of one inch). The grinder has safety lock system during and after use; it automatically turns off when upper burr is not locked.

Grinder

The Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder keeps the coffee cool during grinding, produces a very consistent grind, and adjusts from coarse to very fine. The multiple gear motor with power of 120W produces the slow grinding action (< 450 rpm). This reduces noise and static build-up. It creates less friction and heat buildup preserving maximum aroma and flavor for all grind settings. If you want to grind dark and oily beans with finer grinds, this grinder might not be for you though. The coffee in this case backs up in the burr chamber and slows down the motor, which begins to overheat. Otherwise this grinder does not seem to cause problems.

Bean hopper

Bean hopper has the capacity of 8.8 ounces (250g). It is removable, however it is advisable to first empty the bin container before removing it (It can be opened). The hopper is not air tight. Also bean container is not tinted which is bad, because light is not good for coffee beans. The grinder also has 4 ounces (120g) of bin capacity to store your coffee and fits tightly so there is no spilling of grounds.

Functions

The grinder has 16 grind settings with four levels for each: extra fine, fine, regular and coarse. You can have wide grinding range from ultrafine Turkish to coarse for all kinds of coffee preparation. However as many similar grinders, this one might also have problems with dark oily beans. There is also a timer which can be set to grind from 5 to 60 seconds. The grinder already starts grinding when you turn the timer on, so it is not perfectly designed. But it is a helpful tool anyway. It has safety lock system for safe operation during and after use; the grinder automatically turns of when upper burr is not locked.

Material

Capresso infinity model 565.05 is made of stainless steel and models 560.01 and 560.04 are made of ABS Thermoplastic. This is also main difference between the models; because 565 is made of stainless steel, it reduces more noise and is therefore more expensive.

Loudness

Model 565 is said (by Capresso) to be “lowest noise conical burr grinder.” It is certainly very silent, but also models 560.01 and 560.04 are quite silent as well. If you do not like high noise that many grinders produce, these grinders might be taken into consideration.

Cleaning

Upper conical burr is removable for easy cleaning. Also in general grinding is easy for this grinder. But there does seem to be a lot of grounds getting stuck along the burrs and the grind chute. It means that there are grounds to be cleaned when you make your regular maintenance. And it wastes slightly more grounds as compared to the other higher end grinders. Also if you grind dark beans, you have to clean the grinder more often than with other beans. But this usually holds for most coffee grinders anyway.

Warranty

Capresso offers 1 year limited warranty on the product.

Consumer reviews

They are in general positive and customers are satisfied with the product. There is some static and they suggest to put 2 or 3 drops of water in coffee beans before grinding. The average grade on Amazon is also fairly high.

Price

The price of the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder 560.01 and 560.04 are around 100$, while for the Capresso 565 Infinity Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder you will have to pay 50$ more. As discussed before, main advantage of 565 is steel exterior which produces less noise, although 560 is relatively quiet already. If you really hate noise than it is worth going for more expensive one, otherwise the quality is not very different.

Summary

Those machines are one of the most attractive ones in their price range. They are quiet and produce quite consistent and quality grinds. It is easy to clean, but it needs to be cleaned quite often. Also it does not look cheap – design seems to be very nice as well. If you are tight on budget it is definitely worth looking over this coffee grinder.

Capresso infinity 560/565

around 100$
Capresso infinity 560/565
8

Capresso infinity 560

8.0 /10

Pros

  • Slow grinding which ensures that the beans retain the aroma and flavors.
  • Very quiet grinder – this holds for both models, although 565 is, of course quieter.
  • Takes little space
  • Design seems to be good and – pieces of the burr seem better made, and easily replaced, if needed
  • Cheap
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • A lot to clean – has a lot of grounds ungrinded
  • Problems with static electricity
  • Problems with dark roast beans
  • Some static issues have been reported
  • Timer does not work properly

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