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Bodum Santos Electronic - Slpatterson's Review
Posted: January 7, 2001, 9:36pm
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Bodum Santos Electronic
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Arrow The Bodum Santos Electronic has 61 Reviews
Arrow The Bodum Santos Electronic has been rated 6.97 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Don Paquette 9.25
George Swanson 9.00
Jim Pellegrini 9.00
Tarik Ghbeish 8.90
Scott Boje 8.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 8
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Fast, easy way to nearly perfect coffee.
Positive Product Points

Fast, easy to operate and even easier to clean! Water begins to bubble instantly upon turning it on and a six-cup pot takes only four minutes to brew. The flavor seems "full" (not to sound like Mrs. Olsen) and dark, yet not in the least bitter like my various drip coffee makers produce. Im impressed.

Negative Product Points

Lid on top is made of brittle, thin clear plastic and it seems likely to crack, though I may be critical due to the relatively high cost for a mostly plastic pot. I would like to have a slightly larger version for those times when 10 6oz. cups isnt enough. The "permanent" filter seems a little flimsy also, and I havent seen where Starbucks is selling replacements yet.

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I bid for a couple of "Starbucks Barista Utopia Vacuum Coffee Pots" on eBay after reading a review in TIME magazine last October, but when they reached the $150 mark with $20 s/h, I decided to hit the local Starbucks and convinced my partner thats what I needed for Christmas. It cost the standard price of $169 + tax, but Ive fallen in love with this baby! I was leary of a machine that has a videotape to show you how to use it, but laughed when I was done viewing, because youd have to be an idiot to screw it up! Ive used it every day since Christmas and I still get a kick out of watching it brew. I mean, its so interesting that I feel I need to sit down with a cup of coffee to watch it, but I wont drink coffee at my house now unless its from the Barista Utopia, so I cant--what a Catch 22! I clean it after every use and that seems much more painless than retrieving a cold, wet, paper filter full of grounds the next morning and trying to hit the garbage can. I just put the tube of the top section down the drain, pop the permanent filter out and run water through it. A light sponging and its ready for the next run. I hope this baby never wears out.

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