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Bodum Santos Electronic - Joseph Wallis's Review
Posted: December 16, 2003, 7:43am
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Bodum Santos Electronic
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Arrow The Bodum Santos Electronic has 61 Reviews
Arrow The Bodum Santos Electronic has been rated 6.97 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Don Paquette 9.25
George Swanson 9.00
Jim Pellegrini 9.00
Tarik Ghbeish 8.90
Scott Boje 8.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 9
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $45.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 week Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: This is the way coffee should be brewed!
Positive Product Points

Mine is actually a blue Starbucks Utopia.  This is the way coffee should be brewed!  I was amazed at how fast and how easy it was to brew coffee.  Just as a trial I took some old decaf that had always tasted aweful when brewed and this thing turned it into a masterpiece!  This really is the answer to the french press!

Negative Product Points

The seal on the bottom comes off sometimes, but I did buy it used so I can't complain.  If this seal pops off it won't sit on the base and automatically brew.  Jug is really hard to clean.

Detailed Commentary

The coffee wasn't too hot or too cold.  I like the way that the entire setup was easy to disassemble.  Having the ability to throw most of it in the diswasher was nice too, as coffee oils don't like to come off of plastic easily.  I guess that's one thing I would change if I could, though the chances of breaking would increase, glass is just nice.  I also like how you can control how strong the coffee will be by just letting it recirculate.  It seems to me that two times does the trick and still takes less time than a press or a drip brewer.

Buying Experience

eBay, what can I say?

Three Month Followup

I already went through one microfilter, but they are $5 each at bodum.com so it is no big deal to order spares.  The pot itself is not very easy to clean, but I got one of those new Dawn scrubbers to reach in and do the dirty work.  I don't think it is well suited for brewing small pots of coffee (4 cups) but it does an excellent job with a full pot.

One Year Followup

Water got into the base.  A complete disaster and fire hazard!  Not repairable and no longer usable.  Very disappointed.

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