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Item Number (DPCI): 072-08-0697
The Bodum BISTRO Electric Burr Grinder helps preserve the coffee bean's intrinsic flavor and aroma by crushes the coffee beans between conical burrs rather than chopping them. The variable grind settings can be adjusted from a coarse French press setting all the way down to a fine ground for espresso, depending on the brewing method or personal taste.
For the price, this is a solid grinder. It’s not an Encore by any means, but it’s fairly quiet, produces even grinds, and gets the job done. It’s somewhat difficult to clean compared to more expensive models, but with a fine brush it cleans with ease. The controls are not as precise as comparable models, but after a few uses you’ll know the settings that you prefer and won’t think anything of it. For $50 it is difficulty to knock this.
Instruction manual indicates to use the wheels on the side to change grind setting but they cannot be used. You have to twist the basket at the top, which would be hard if you had small hands. There is a gap between the housing and then grounds container, which causes grounds to escape. Mess all over the counter. Grounds container requires lots of force to remove. Always on the verge of pulling too hard and spilling the grounds. The grounds container is very staticy. Overall, not a high yield of bean to ground and just a very unpleasant experience with the product.
Great functionality for a fraction of the high-end units
4 out of 5 stars
Rebecca Scott - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is definitely a 4 star product. Of course it’s not going to be as good as the Encore or other High end grinder but at $40-50 (depending on the week) you get extremely similar results!!! The only main issue I have is not the consistency but the “catcher” does not close completely so sometimes a few grinds slip out the top and yes it is not “anti-static” so some of the grinds stick to the sides. Other than that it’s SOOOO Much easier than the burr hand grinders and 1/3 of the price of the Baratza grinders.
If you place all pieces correctly, and choose the right grind, this work phenomenal. The plastic canister is small, so this is best for a day or two of coffee unless you have time to grind more at a time. It does take a little practice getting used to it, but very easy to operate once learned (as is everything in life). I was able to get a fine grind for espresso, as well as a rough grind for the french press, and LOVE it! The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars, is for the small gap between the canister and divide itself which allows the fine grind to slip through.