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Bodum Antigua Grinder - Chris's Review
Posted: June 25, 2001, 1:40pm
review rating: 6.0
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Joel Schulz 9.50
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Thomas Bafia 9.00
Vic Lam 8.00
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.8
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 month Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: If you are willing to modify it, it will work just fine for filter drip, vac, and press.  Useless for espresso.
Positive Product Points

Good price ($69 at Target), better than a whirly blade.  Nice, even grind when modified to grind finer.

Negative Product Points

Useless for drip coffee or espresso (or Turkish, Moka Pot, etc).  Produces coffee boulders at any setting above espresso out of the box.

Detailed Commentary

Out of the box, I was less than impressed with the fit, finish, and overall design of the grinder compared to my Solis 166.  I bought the grinder to use at the office for coffee.  In addition, the "filter drip" setting produced *big* chunks.  I'd hate to see what "french press" did.  Might as well put the whole bean in the press...

Even on "espresso" the grind was too coarse for a Bunn style brewer with a fast brew speed.  So, I pulled the unit apart and set it about 4 clicks finer.  Now on "espresso", it will give a nice, even grind for the Bunn at work, or even a 4-cup Mr. Coffee.  It is still far too coarse for espresso or other fine grind style of coffee making.  

Overall, it's not a bad grinder.  I've not had static problems, either.  It's much louder than the Solis, but it's not a big deal.  The real issue is the ridiculous grind settings from the factory.  I'd have to hack out plastic to get the burr set adjusted anywhere near as fine as my Solis 166 will grind (it will easily choke my Silvia).  Obviously, modifying it voids the warranty, but I didn't care.

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