Summary: This is my third Bodum Burr Grinder. I bought the first one over 10 years ago after having several blade grinders. Unfortunately, I burned the first two up over the years by grinding a pound of coffee at a time and sometimes more. EVEN THOUGH THE DIRECTIONS TELL ME NOT TO DO SO.
Summary: I purchased the Bodum Antigua burr grinder a year ago, and use it every day. It produces a consistent, even sized grind - essential for great coffee. I typically use the coarse setting for my French Press, or the medium setting for my Bodum Santos vacuum pot.
Summary: Dear Coffee Comrades . . . . I'm very pleased with the grinding action of the Bodum unit.
Previously I owned a Braun blade grinder which just " hacks away " at the bean. The conical
grinding wheels of the Bodum does a perfect job of breaking & grinding the bean.
Summary: While this coffee grinder works very well, my main complaint is that while it does have a setting with a little picture of an espresso vessel, the grind it produces at its finest setting isn't nearly as fine as I would prefer for espresso.
Summary: I purchased this grinder a few months ago. Recently, the bin that catches the ground coffee came loose and slides out when grinding. The result is coffee grinds everywhere. I contacted Bodum and they said their warranty does not cover the bin.