Lid breaks easily
Grinds coffee ok but if you drop the lid on to a hard floor it smashes. There are strong plastics available but Bodum chooses to use cheap brittle plastic for the lid. Crazy. Our lid has been glued many times and now does not operate the safety switch. Not recommended. Since bought a Sunbeam Multi Grinder II and this one shows how poorly the Bodum ground the coffee. Its twice as quick and grinds much finer.
Purchased in June 2016.
Perfect little grinder
I use it to grind coffee beans its great for a middle ground grind between course and fine fill it up and away you go very simple useable for anyone
Small quantity/ home use only.
If you need to grind beans for one or two cups this works well. If you are limited for room in your cupboard this also works. If you are looking for a grinder that looks hot this is for you.
I use most days and hasn't failed me, but I only grind enough beans for one or two cups. Spoon out ground coffee and there you have it. Don't expect fancy/ complex, as this is a very basic grinder but it does what I want it to do and as I said look great and reasonably priced.
Big name brand, average (but pretty) grinder.
Does what it says on the box - grinds coffee. Doesn't do it much better than my old K-Mart one though, and is more difficult to clean. The blade also jams sometimes and has to be turned manually to get it working again. Coffee grinds occasionally get trapped under plastic lid making it difficult to use. I probably wouldn't recommend this grinder unless you really like its aesthetic, which I do.
Poor design; spills coffee over edge of lid
So disappointed with this grinder because we read good reviews in many places and Bodum products are usually very well designed.
The clear plastic cap of this grinder sits on the outside of the receptacle that houses the blade and unfortunately, after grinding, a little ground coffee spills over the edge of the receptacle and falls down between the cap and the outside of the grinder and lodges there. So when you remove the cap after grinding, a little ground coffee spills on the bench every time. Very annoying and just too messy to put up w...
Does what it says on the can ...
I only use this grinder for coffee beans. It does an excellent job. The machine is good quality and very sturdy. Pulse ability gives me freedom to choose exactly the size grind I want. Easy to clean - silicone pastry brush is best for cleaning. Excellent buy and value for money.
Grinds nuts and seeds with ease!
I use the grinder to make pepita meal and also almond or macadamia meal for cooking. Pulsing gives the best results - light and fluffy meal. I fill the canister to just above blade level and, depending on the type of nut or seed, there will be large-ish pieces unground. I separate those and regrind them. I clean the canister with a silicon pastry brush to get the unit mostly clean and then wipe over with a damp sponge. I wash the lid by hand.
I'm delighted with this little grinder
I've had this neat and cool looking Bodum grinder (in black) for almost a year now. It's grinding coffee many times a week and it's doing the job very well. Very happy! I can enjoy freshly ground coffee at home now using the plunger that came with it ( was a special deal).
A nice little plunger came with it.
Does a great job.
I purchased this coffee grinder to use as a spice grinder and it does a great job. I found grinding the spices manually exhausting and time consuming, this does the job in just a few minutes!
The one I purchased is red and I love how compact it is plus the cord stores away easily under the appliance. Not sure how it goes grinding coffee as I wont be using it for this, but it grinds spices really well. Highly recommended.
Very compact, looks great and works well
Questions & Answers
Where can I buy one of these in Sydney?
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.