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Bodum Santos - Gustav Stanowitz's Review
Posted: August 9, 2006, 5:16pm
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Bodum Santos
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Arrow The Bodum Santos has 31 Reviews
Arrow The Bodum Santos has been rated 8.02 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Glenn R. Holmes 8.75
Paul Varjak 8.42
Jeroen Vriesendorp 8.40
Geoffrey Sherwood 8.25
Craig Hairrell 8.20

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 8
Average Price: $45.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $20.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Bed, Bathroom, and Beyond Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Bodum Electronic Santos
Bottom Line: Super low tech product for good coffee, vac style....
Positive Product Points

Ease of use on the range
Makes very good coffee
Good price for its function

Negative Product Points

Plastic handle
Cheesy plastic stand for holding upper coffee bowl
Plastic filter plug

Detailed Commentary

My wife bought two of these on closeout for $20.00 each (one for use, one for spare parts).  It's been twenty months since purchase and the brewer works just fine, makes good coffee, although you should not grind the coffee too fine, the brewed coffee in the upper glass globe will not get sucked down into the lower pot in a timely fashon.  My wife bought the glass stove top vac pot because our Bodum Electronic Vac pot was in for service.

The best coffee is made with freshly roasted beans with a medium fine grind.  The total dwell time for the water in the upper glass globe should not be more than three minutes before switching off the heat and letting the unit do it's vac thing.

I owned an old Pyrex Corningware Vac pot from the 60's.  It made great coffee, but sadly, the parts became hard to find and the pot ended up being lost during one of my moves in my college years.  Everything that touched the coffee was glass, including the filter portion.

Buying Experience

No info, the wife bought them while buying towels and linens at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

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