Do you like to buy kitchen appliances to match your décor? If so, the Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder made by Bodum is for you! You can tell by the picture that not too many other coffee grinders are like this colorful one with the choices of red, lime green, blue, bronze, silver, white or matte black.
I happen to love red for my smaller kitchen appliances because red has always been one of my favorite colors as it can pick me up out of a nasty mood, especially first thing in the morning.
We hope this Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder Review will help you decide if any of these features make this grinder the one for you.
Bodum also makes other kitchen appliances and utensils in matching colors as shown in this picture so I busted my budget to make my kitchen all red and black.
Bodum is known for chic to funky designs that are mystically modern. The body of the grinder is made of a special type of plastic that is smooth and scratch resistant. The bean hopper is also made of plastic that is dishwasher safe as is the glass grounds container.
The variety in colors is not necessarily why this grinder is so popular. Many coffee lovers buy it because of its static-free glass grounds container or for its medium-low cost. With these three things going for it, I couldn’t wait to get one.
The Bistro doesn’t have a lot of features that may be needed for commercial use but it has enough to offer the average home coffee lover ways to impress others who may not be so into the coffee business.
The static-free grounds container that is made of borosilicate glass is actually attracting those in the coffee business and may be starting a trend. Besides the inside being static-free, the outside will stay mess free since grounds that typically jump out of the container are also due to static.
If you’re a beginner, you may not realize that the oil in the coffee bean will cause build up of grounds in most grinders that can cause them to jam or break down.
However, the Bodum Bistro is the exception due to the glass static-free grounds container and the way the burrs stay clean due to little plastic spokes that pull the grounds through keeping them from lodging. This makes the Bistro last longer and well worth its good price.
This grinder is considered an entry-level one for people just starting out to be a coffee barista with plans to maybe do a lot of entertaining or even open a small coffee shop. Some people just want a smart cool looking kitchen with modern looking appliances for which the Bistro certainly fits the bill.
The Bistro is also versatile in its burr grinder settings of more than 14 different and masterful levels from a consistently even coarse to fine. The fine has the depiction of an espresso portafilter on the left side and in the middle for medium grind is the depiction of a drip coffee maker and to the right is the depiction of a French press carafe.
These three little pictures take the guesswork out of what kind of grind you need for the type of coffee you want. You simply slide the small red indicator to the one you want or somewhere in between.
The red dial is for how much you want to make and the small red button is the on/off grinding switch. Power switch is on the left near the bottom.
Here are some of the Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder’s fantastic features:
- Static-free glass grounds container keeps both the inside and outside clean for longer
- Best for the beginner or person who doesn’t need all the settings
- Reduction in the need for cleaning equals longevity
- No loose grounds on the counter due to the anti-static materials
- Basic and easy to use functions
- Timer gives you an exact amount of time to grind
- Multiple choices in color that match other products
- Easily fits under the cabinets on countertop
- Smaller footprint than most grinders
- Friction pads on the bottom to prevent slipping
- Static-free components cut down on cleaning
- Modern design and multiple colors are attractive
- You can decorate your kitchen around this grinder
- This grinder will match other Bodum kitchen items
- It will last a long time due to anti-static components
- Can be used by advanced coffee enthusiast or small café
- It grinds evenly at all 14 settings
- Perfect for smaller kitchens
- Not a lot of settings
- It only has basic controls
- Not the best for making espresso
For being so much smaller than other grinders, the Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder makes a big impression on me and I’m sure a lot of other coffee lovers.
What makes another big impression is the cost of this modern looking kitchen appliance that is very functional, easy to clean and will be the envy of many of your friends and family.
A tip for you single gentlemen—when you make coffee for your lady, be sure she sees you use this grinder in a pretty color and then also make the coffee in a colorful attractive coffee maker so you can watch her eyes light up.
If they don’t, she may not be a true coffee lover and you may want to reconsider who you date. Please don’t take that too seriously but the tip for the ladies should be taken very seriously—if this is the grinder you’ve been looking for, be sure to put it on your list of gifts you desire and if you do not happen to get it, buy it for yourself!
We truly hope this Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder Review will be of assistance in finding the best coffee grinder for you and your loved ones.