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Bodum Antigua Grinder - Stephen Moody's Review
Posted: October 10, 2004, 6:41am
review rating: 7.0
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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.
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Joel Schulz 9.50
Jeff Greenberg 9.00
Thomas Bafia 9.00
Vic Lam 8.00
Brian Browder 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 0.6
Product Reviewed: Bodum Antigua
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 0
Average Price: Varies Usability: 2
Price Paid: $69.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: Bodum Aesthetics 1
Owned for: 6 months Overall 0
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Don't.
Positive Product Points

The grinder is relatively quiet, grinds perfectly for the desired brew according to the scale on the grinder which is, helpfully, illustrated with symbols.

Negative Product Points

Almost unuseable; creates an horrific fision, a mess with every successive grind and electrostatically charged coffee particles; almost impossible to change beans from one roast to another.

Detailed Commentary

The grinder is almost unuseable: the area surrounding the receptacle fills with electrostatically charged coffee so that the receptacle cannot be replace, i.e. reseated without a thorough cleaning, otherwise the imperfectly seated receptacle will leak grinds all over my kitchen; the coffee grinds are so charged that they cannot be removed without flying all over the kitchen even when I do this process in my kitchen sink; the coffee beans cannot be changed from one type to another without the funnel or bowl which holds the coffee falling off the grinder; the bowl cannot be emptied without numerous pours because beans remain in the area above the burrs; the bowl arrived broken because it is so flimsily constructed--tabs designed to restrict rotation of the bowl, a process which adjusts the grind, had broken; the grinder is very large so having two for different roasts, as I would like would take up too much counter real estate.  Like many stupid grinders, has a variable timer for adjusting volume.  All-in-all it is the most disappointing product I have purchased in years.  I love the grind and the fact that it doesn't seem to wake my children in the early am.  My old burr Braun, bought in 1968 and still running, works better.  How disappointing.

Buying Experience

Bodum delivered the grinder quickly and replaced the defective bean bowl equally quickly.  Very kind customer service person.

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