Bodum BISTRO Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind, Black

By | November 27, 2017
Bodum BISTRO Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind, 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.

  • COFFEE GRINDER: BISTRO Burr coffee grinders crush whole coffee beans between stainless steel conical burrs to preserve bean’s flavor and aroma while maintaining a consistent grind
  • ADJUSTABLE SETTINGS: The burr grinder has over 14 settings from coarse to fine, allowing you to go from Espresso to French Press with ease; proven as the best way to grind coffee
  • COFFEE CATCHER: Borosilicate glass container reduces the static cling of coffee grounds, while the lid keeps beans fresh
  • PRE-SET TIMER: Timed grinding feature and quick grind button let you set the exact amount of time you need to grind the proper amount of coffee, keeping beans fresh and preventing waste
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Colorful, compact design equipped with a friction clutch to prevent slipping; pairs perfectly with e-Bodum’s BISTRO collection of kettles and coffee makers

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  1. B. Price
    812 of 828 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    BEWARE! Plastic gears between motor & burr, March 2, 2013
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    I will say that I loved the grinder while it worked. Consistent grinds, and the glass container was less static-y than some others I’ve used with plastic containers.

    After about 14 months (not even being used every day, maybe 5-6 grinds a week), one of the plastic drive gears broke. See my picture above. It started making a horrible noise, then bits of the gear fell out on to my counter.

    Bodum does not sell replacement parts, so in the trash it goes. I tried emailing their US support & they never responded.

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  2. Mr. Mister
    159 of 163 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Purchased July of 2013, didn’t even last for 2 …, April 18, 2015
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    Purchased July of 2013, didn’t even last for 2 yrs. Main drive gear shattered, see image. All drive gears are plastic when they should be metal,(preferably high quality metal !), especially for an appliance that costs over $100. Operated for 10 seconds per day x 610 days equates to ONLY 1.69 total hours of use. Corporate greed strikes again.

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  3. Dan S.
    1,195 of 1,221 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Everything I need, without spending a fortune!, November 11, 2010
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    Dan S.

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    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). I thought this would be an issue for me, but my daily use only requires a 10 sec run at a time which delivers about 1/2 the jar or enough grind to yield about 3-5 cups(my small french press is 3cup capacity, which is really 1 mug). I am not grinding for espresso and have not tried the finest setting yet, but intend to and wish i had to make this review more complete, but my results so far are very consistent and from what i can see im sure itll do a fine enough grind for espresso and if not, im sure it can be modded easily enough to provide. I plan to start into the world of home espresso extractions, but not at this time as im still experimenting with other methods.

    Also if you were to use for espresso, it looks to me that you could easily remove the bottom jar, pop the portafilter in place(obviously holding it) and run the machine. The grind should fall nicely into the portafilter.

    UPDATE (JAN 10/2011): I’m still using my grinder after 2-3 months and I still love it! I’ve started grinding for espresso with great results. Glad to see that most everyone is as content as I am with this little guy! Clean up is a breeze, and its never once clogged up on me personally, although i read one review where someone said theirs did. Happy Grinding!

    UPDATE (April 2012): Grinder is still working great. I have some concerns. The glass jar has a very thin bottom and if your using anything other than a softer utensil, will break. I found a small hole in mine after a lot of use with a spoon. I’ve since been using a wooden spoon. My fix for this hole was tape.

    My espresso ‘machine’ up to this point has been a Presso. The bodum at its finest setting works great with the Presso. Any finer and you’d never be able to pull a shot without breaking the Presso (which i’ve done). I’ve since bought a machine and with the pressurized basket the grind is consistent enough and fine enough to yield good results. Since I enjoy tweaking equipment to some degree, my next step is a single walled basket and bottomless portafilter. The bodum will in my opinion not grind fine enough for this set up. I have a hario mini for now, but looking to buy a more expensive grinder for espresso. The bodum will be for drip and french press which I believe it does a great job at. One thing about the bodum as compared to more expensive units is the bodum is quite light in comparison. I feel if the bodum was a heavier machine with more use of metals rather than plastics, it could probably be set up to grind finer and be a wonderful machine overall. But at this price point this is what you get, and for the money, it does a nice job.

    One other thing, I roast my own beans and when I first started roasting the bean consistency was not perfect due to the method. This resulted in the bodum actually skipping during operation. I stopped it quickly enough as to not destroy it, but was a little alarmed. Now that I’ve changed my methods for roasting, the beans are always consistent and the bodum grinds them no problem.

    UPDATE Dec 2012: I still use the bodum daily. It is a superb grinder for the money and I am glad it has served me so well. I tested the bodum against the Hario Mini and my friends Baratza Virtuoso grinder and found that even…

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