The Bodum BISTRO grinds fine coffee really well, making it a suitable choice for Espresso enthusiasts. Sadly, it overheats quickly, which complicates grinding large amounts of coffee.
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Pro Great for grinding cheap coffee beans
The Bodum BISTRO is equipped with a friction-clutch that stops the grinder when anything jams its burrs. This helps to prevents damage caused by small rocks or other hard objects mixed in with cheap coffee beans.
Pro Easy to grind oily beans
This grinder doesn't produce much static, which prevents oily beans from sticking to its parts. You won't have to worry about the grinder clogging up, which is a problem found in most similarly priced grinders.
Pro Very easy to clean
The Bodum BISTRO doesn't produce much static, which means the grounds will not stick to its parts and you'll spend less time cleaning. This is thanks to the materials the grinder's made of and its glass retainer.
Pro Decent option if you like drinking espresso
This grinder can grind fine coffee better than most options in its price range, but you should still use a pressurized portafiller if you don't want to clog your espresso machine.
Con Bad option if you prefer drinking French press
This grinder can't retain a good grind consistency at coarser settings and most coarse grinds will come out too powdery.
Con Complicated to grind an exact amount of coffee
This grinder operates on a timer and the same setting can produce varying amounts of grounds.You'll either grind too little coffee or have leftovers.
Con You have to be careful when using it
This grinder overheats easily and running it for too long can damage its motor. Additionally, its glass retainer can crack with just a slight tap on the counter.
Con Poor for grinding large amounts of coffee
This grinder overheats easily and after every 20 seconds of use, you will have to wait for 5 minutes for it cool down. If you want to grind a large amount of coffee, you'll have to spend a long time on this task.