Bodum Antigua Electric Burr Grinder (Black)
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- Conical bur grinder adusts to over 8 settings from coarse for French press to find for espresso
- Grind up to 80g/2.8oz within 40 seconds
- One-touch operation grinds the same amount each time
- Grinds all kinds of different beans from oily to dry
- See through bean hopper holds over 1/2 lb of coffee
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Overall, I'm not disappointed. The burr grinder does provide a more even grind size, and it does make a positive difference, even for a regular old drip coffee maker. The bean hopper is also pretty handy.
It's a bit tricky to clean, so invest in a pack of pipe cleaners or something to clean around the "intake" and the portions of the grinder that aren't removable.
Noise-wise, it's no louder than my old blade grinder; maybe even a bit quieter. It takes up more counter space, of course. But since moving to a coffee press, the grinder occupies the spot of my old drip maker, so it's not a problem.
The only really annoying thing I've found is the container that holds the ground coffee after its dispensed. It's clear plastic, and as is typical has a mild static electric charge. The ground coffee bits react to this "electric field" and have a tendency to fly around, often onto the counter. So expect to clean up stray coffee grounds after each use.
"Warning: In order to prevent the motor from overheating, do not grind more than 1 complete unit (1x40 seconds) in succession. After wait 10 Min. to let the motor cool down befor restart.
After each grinded unit (40 seconds), empty the coffee container. This prevents the motor overheating."
So, you can't safely grind more than 40 seconds without overheating motor, you must wait 10 minutes between grinds and it doesn't grind enough in 40 seconds for a 8 cup pot. You'll get about 40g in the 40 seconds, I use about 55g for a 8 cup pot. So I need to grind some, go do something for 10 minutes then come back to finish grinding?? That's insane, especially for a grinder in this price range.
If running the grinder for 40 seconds pushes it to the margin of failure, that's a poor design and it will likely fail prematurely, maybe 1-3 years. It's Not designed to last.
At this price point I 5-10 years of service for 1 pot a day is a reasonable expectation.
My $25 Melita flat burr grinder is still working after 12 years of daily use (happily spraying dust all over my counter).
I had to return it as I refuse to shell out this kind money for something that won't last. If I have to replace it in 3 years then I'm spending more money then I would on a Kitchenaid, only I'll likely have to buy still yet another one 3 years after that.
Note that they re-designed this grinder in 2007, so any reports of it lasting 10 years are for a different grinder (I believe it had a metal housing and was better built).Read more ›
Previously I owned a Braun blade grinder which just " hacks away " at the bean. The conical
grinding wheels of the Bodum does a perfect job of breaking & grinding the bean. Now what puzzled me from another reviewer comments, was the stray grinds that are statically charged and fly all over the place. This is a nusiance because the Bodum unit seems so well designed to prevent it - the grinding cup is shielded etc.
Well I discovered it's the beans - not the grinder's fault.
My first bag of beans were too close to the expiration date and had less moisture. Result - fly away grinds. A fresh bag of beans solved the problem. The grind made a neat pile inside the holder cup; and poured cleanly into my expresso holder.
Moreover don't put more than a few days beans in the hopper. Just a slight drop in moisture content affects the static charge on the bean.
Any coffee lover will appreciate the flavour from beans ground an instance before
brewing - the Bodum Grinder is an excellent appliance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This review it a bit tardy got this item about two years ago and it is still working perfectly. I think it is the best burr grinder you will get for the price.Published on February 21, 2012 by James P. Mahoney
I like this grinder. It has been grinding for a long time now and seems to be working as good as it did the first day I used it. Read morePublished on March 16, 2011 by Capt Dan
It seems like all top-notch coffee grinders run over $100. So for the money, this one ain't bad. The grinds are uniform and work well with my Bodum French press. Read morePublished on January 8, 2011 by uh okay
I bought this grinder for Christmas 8 1/2 years ago. It has worked without fail throughout the years. Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by S. Benson
When I first read the reviews of the various burr grinders on the market, including this one, it seemed that they were not designed for the single cup of coffee a day that I... Read morePublished on March 14, 2010 by S. Harui
The Bodum Antigua Coffee Burr Grinder (Black) went bust after two years of weekly operations. Nothing heavy duty. Surprised at becoming a statistical victim. Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by Matha Goram
I purchased this grinder. It got jammed
every time I used it.
Was it defective. I don't know...maybe.
I returned it to Amazon without a hitch. Read more
My cousin has had an earlier model of this coffee grinder for some years. I borrowed it from time-to-time when I bought high-quality coffee beans and just loved it. Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by M. R. Wallace
Now that I've had a few weeks to try this out, I LOVE IT! After hours of reading reviews on grinders, and wanting to stay under $100, I bought this one to use with the Bodum... Read morePublished on November 12, 2009 by Craig Robart