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Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, Black

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  • Continuously adjustable with over 14 grind settings from coarse to fine
  • Borosilicate glass catcher reduces static that causes jumping coffee grounds
  • Proven as the best way to grind coffee, the burr grinder is adjustable to deliver the proper grind for your favorite brewing method
  • Timed grinding feature and quick grind button let you set the exactly the amount of time you need to grind the proper amount of coffee
  • Available in black, orange, red, green, and white. Two year warranty on any defective electric unit with proof of purchase
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 7.1 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0043095WW
  • Item model number: 10903-01US
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (925 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,903 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Color: Black

Ask any coffee connoisseur and they'll tell you that in order for coffee beans to develop their full flavor profile, they must be ground right before coming in contact with hot water. This is where the bistro electric burr coffee grinder comes in and becomes part of the coffee making ritual. The Bistro is continuously adjustable - twisting the upper bean container determines how finely ground the beans will be. With over 14 settings from coarse to fine, you can deliver the ideal grind for any brewing method. But there's more to it than that. Most coffee grinders use plastic containers to receive the ground coffee but plastic and ground coffee don't go together well. The powder gets statically charged and spills all over the place. The new Bistro comes with a borosilicate glass container to catch the grounds. The glass catcher is inherently static-free, reducing the amount of overall static and "jumping" coffee grounds. This and the tight silicone/nylon lid make for an excellent, no-spill coffee grinder. The borosilicate glass container comes with a silicone band to make it slip-proof, an especially important feature when touched with wet hands. The Bistro is made from borosilicate glass, steel, plastic, rubber and silicone and comes in black, orange, red, green, and white.


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Customer Reviews

It looks good and it feels very well made.
eyecore
The grinder produces a consistent texture at all settings and will grind finely enough for my espresso maker, and coarsely enough for my French Press.
Catie
I set it to 20 seconds ( max time ) and it makes the perfect grind for a 12 cup pot of coffee.
Paul Novotny

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

730 of 742 people found the following review helpful By Dan S. on November 11, 2010
Color Name: Black
I've been drinking coffee for years now and know a good cup from bad. I bought this unit after doing lots of research online and going to local stores and inspecting the grinders up close. I found that most machines in this price range are using ABS plastic where the burrs are located. This to me is a big NO NO and a huge red flag. The ABS will break. This unit uses nylon or UHMW plastic at first glance. These plastics are more ductile and will last. Being a machinist, i am very picky with build quality. The burr set is conical and looks to be Stainless Steel or somesort of hardened steel. Nonetheless, both good options and the burrs look very nicely built. They have been machined and ground and look a lot like burr sets you'd see in units that are 2-3 times the price. The outside of the machine is wrapped in rubber and looks nice. The top hopper is a clear plastic, but seems strong, especially where it matters (the point where it meets the machine). The container receiving the grind is GLASS wrapped in rubber. This is great!! No static, which means, NO MESS! My first attempt at a burr grinder was poor. I just bought something from the local superstore without any research. It had flat burrs and rotated at the speed of sound, or so it seemed. Everything was plastic and grinds flew everywhere. Hated that thing!

I'd say the only thing that may bother some, is that the timer goes 20 secs. Now for me this is more than enough, but for others its not nearly the time they would need. Bodum recommends after 1 20sec run to leave the machine idle for 5 mins to prevent the motor from overheating(i read the manual).
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822 of 855 people found the following review helpful By Tyler D. on November 23, 2010
Color Name: Green Verified Purchase
Length: 4:29 Mins
Hi. I've never done a video review before, so forgive me if I ramble or go off-topic. Feel free to skip through to any parts you think are relevant. I run the grinder for the first time about halfway through the video. The first half of the video is spent explaining why I bought a new grinder, and what I hope to get out of it (less mess, less noise, consistency in the grind.) Without giving away the surprise ending (there is no surprise), I can simply say that this is the best burr grinder I have ever owned. It is also only the second burr grinder I have ever owned, so I'm no expert :) Although, I was a barista for a couple years, and I can tell a quality grinder when I see it.
Cheers, peace, etc.
*EDIT* Having used the grinder every day since I received it (and sometimes twice daily), I feel I can now comment on its practical features. Although the grinder seems to create more static/dust when set to a more coarse grind (still negligible static compared to my old burr grinder), the lid on the glass grounds container does a good job of keeping the dust inside the container- not all over my counter. I love the consistency of the grind. No matter the setting, all the grounds seem to be of equal size, which means less sediment in my French press! The machine is also noticeably more quiet than any other grinder I have encountered- burr or otherwise. The twenty second timer fills up about half the grounds container, which is perfect for a 7-8 cup setting on my drip machine. All in all, I would still give it five stars. So I got that going for me, which is nice. Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, Black

EDIT #2, July 28, 2013. Glad the review still holds relevance.
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208 of 215 people found the following review helpful By Saska Albright on December 27, 2010
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
When the magic smoke trailed out of my ancient Krups blade grinder, I knew I was going to bite the bullet and buy a burr grinder to replace it. Reviews led me to the Bodum Bistro, so now I'll share my thoughts as well.

I make coffee one cup at a time using a Melitta cone filter basket that sits on top of my coffee mug. If you have thus far avoided the hype that is single-cup coffee brewing machines, take the money you've saved and get yourself a one-cup filter and this grinder instead. A few experimental runs led me to the coarseness (just finer than drip) and time (7 seconds) required to grind exactly as much coffee as I need for a single cup. Now I leave the settings as they are and only have to push a button in the morning. I find that a pound of coffee lasts me longer now than it did when I was using the old Krups.

In a nutshell:

Pros:
- Even grind with less dust and sediment around the work area
- Acts as coffee bean storage
- Makes more efficient use of the beans
- Identical results every time
- Glass catcher and plastic lid keep grounds under control
- Small footprint and attractive design

Cons:
- Stays on the counter all the time
- Hopper doesn't quite hold a full pound of coffee
- Settings are awkward to change if you need to change them often
- Relatively small capacity per grind
- Rubberized exterior requires frequent cleaning - collects dust from the kitchen (flour, etc.)

If you make a full pot in a 12-cup drip machine every morning, this probably isn't the burr grinder for you. However, if you're a French press or one-cup drinker, I haven't seen a better grinder on the market to meet your needs.
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