Dangerous and defective - awaiting a product recall!
Mr. Philip G. Stunell "www.stunell.com", Amazon
14 September 2012
Summary: The clear plastic lid incorporates a red button that activates the on/off switch, and this is an important safety feature that is intended to prevent the mill operating with the lid removed, which could cause serious injury. After 3 months of occasional use the on/off switch failed in the 'ON Position' meaning that the mill operates continuously when connected to a power supply, and can not be controlled using the red button, and IT CONTINUES TO OPERATE WITH LID REMOVED.
Summary: Unfortunately this grinder is not suitable for purpose. I have owned this grinder from new for nearly 4 months now and it has developed and serious fault. You cannot start or stop the grinder from the main switch and you can also operate it without the lid in place. [...
Summary: This isn't a bad grinder, but it isn't a good one either. It's really average. The grind is very uneven and the blades are quite high up in the chamber so there is always a lot of fine coffee dust trapped under the blades and it awkward to clean out. The only plus I can think off is that it is quiet.
Summary: I've had two of these. Each lasted about two years - grinding coffee once or twice a day. It's absolutely fine while it works, but then the grinding blade comes loose from its spindle and there's nothing more you can do for it.
Summary: The grinder started making dreadful noises after 18 months - a two year guarantee, and after a little discussion between Amazon and Bodum as to who to approach, Amazon immediately responded and sent a replacement within 24 hours! Excellent service - and the grinder seems OK still...
Summary: The plastic washer that holds the blade in place broke on my grinder after one and a half years of minimal use. By this time, the blades had also dulled. It is also difficult to remove the grinds when compared to other grinders. The bodum brand is overrated, in my opinion. I'll be looking elsewhere for a replacement.