Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
consumer product reviews
coffee & espresso grinder reviews
Bodum Antigua Grinder - John Avelis's Review
Posted: May 8, 2005, 11:52am
review rating: 5.3
feedback: (0) comments | read | write
Bodum Antigua Grinder
Where to Buy
Arrow Amazon
 List your business site here.
About "Where to Buy"

More About This Product
Arrow The Bodum Antigua Grinder has 37 Reviews
Arrow The Bodum Antigua Grinder has been rated 6.64 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
Arrow Bodum Antigua Grinder reviews have been viewed 174,019 times (updated hourly).

Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Joel Schulz 9.50
Jeff Greenberg 9.00
Thomas Bafia 9.00
Vic Lam 8.00
Brian Browder 8.00

Previous Review Next Review
Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: Antigua Grinder
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $70.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Appliances.com Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: This is a quality burr grinder for the price.
Positive Product Points

Holds lots of beans, easy operation, disassembly and cleanout. Fairly compact. Rugged.

Negative Product Points

Cheesy operating knob & lexan hopper. Loud.

Detailed Commentary

We have been using the Antigua for some time, and it has never missed a beat, even when the head of a steel bolt (that had somehow got into a bag of coffee beans) got into the burrs. The grinder did its best to grind up the bolt along with the beans, doing minor damage to the burrs. We're still using it, with no perceptible change in the consistency of the grind. I take this as testimony to a certain ruggedness in this unit.

We use the grinder only on the middle (drip) setting, and are very satisfied with the results. If you use a grinder many times a day, you may want to consider something else, as the Antigua is VERY loud. We don't use it enough to be bothered. The only annoyances with this machine are that the timer knob tends to fall off occasionally when the machine is running, and as it has aged, the clear plastic coffee hopper starts to vibrate out of the housing from time to time. I regard both of these as minor nuisances.

It does not move about on the counter while operating, and it is compact enough to fill under the standard cabinet height. The electrical supply cord is short (@3 feet), but this is true of most of our newer countertop appliances.

Buying Experience

No problems.

Previous Review Next Review
Write a Review for this Product
review rating: 5.3
Posted: May 8, 2005, 11:52am
feedback: (0) comments | read | write
Login Password
forgot pw | signup
Home Espresso Machines
Watch videos with Gail & Kat, Rocket, Jura Capresso, Saeco, Rancilio, Quick Mill, Nespresso
Commercial Equipment
Nuova Simonelli, La Marzocco, Rancilio. Nationwide installation. Instant financing options.
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2015 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.189120054245)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+