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Overall Rating 7.0, Based on 61 Reviews
Avg Price $100.00
Manufacturer Bodum
Machine Type vacuum brewer, vac pot, electronic, timer, automatic
Colors Varies
Class Vacuum Coffee Maker, Automatic
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The Bodum Santos Electronic was the first successful electronic, timer controlled vacuum brewer on the market. Starbucks sold it for a time as the Starbucks Utopia.

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WRW (quality: 7.0) 05.12.2001 Rating: 4.8
Bottom Line: Would not recommend.
Thomas Barnes 12.12.2006 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: I wouldn't do without it for entertaining and wish I had owned one when we were assigned to Embassies and did a lot of entertaining.  Now I have it and don't use it enough.
Tarik Ghbeish (quality: 8.9) 04.22.2002 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: For good or ill, this makes a pretty good pot of coffee and despite fears, it has performed well for me under light and heavy use.
T W (quality: 5.0) 06.23.2007 Rating: 2.0
Bottom Line: There is very little possitive to say about the coffee maker.  Great form, lousy function.
Susan (quality: 2.5) 10.11.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great coffee maker!  Very pleased!
Stewart Bryant (quality: 7.3) 12.05.2003 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Coffee that is hot, regret it you will not, much better than a drip, and you will love the trip!
Steven Ehrlich (quality: 3.0) 04.03.2001 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Good idea but problem with quality/defect
Slpatterson (quality: 4.0) 01.07.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Fast, easy way to nearly perfect coffee.
Skye Hen 08.20.2006 Rating: 4.8
Bottom Line: Lovely, yummy coffee with an extraordinarily high maintenance machine that will leave you in the end. Like a certain kind of woman.
Scott Boje (quality: 8.8) 10.27.2002 Rating: 6.6
Bottom Line: You have to operate this machine manually to get good results
Sam Uretsky 07.04.2009 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: I have fond memories -- but you can't go back.
Ryan Knudson 03.18.2006 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: If you care about proper extraction, and are willing to make a simple modification, then go for it!
Robert Seidlitz 09.07.2006 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Produces the cleanest coffee I've ever tasted; the compact disc of coffee makers
Robert Cantor (quality: 7.8) 12.23.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: makes the best tasting coffee of any brewer and the easiest vac pot to use.  Get it!
Phillip Quattrocchi (quality: 7.0) 01.23.2002 Rating: 6.6
Bottom Line: I am very pleased with this unit and may never go back to a drip again.
Paul Foster 12.01.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great buy, two years old going strong, fun to watch... stil.
Oliver (quality: 3.0) 04.16.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: easy as drip,  tastes killer, no brainer buy this
Michael Harmon (quality: 8.5) 06.20.2004 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: One man's quest to a hassle-free cleaning of the Bodum vac pot.
Michael (quality: 3.5) 12.28.2000 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Perfect coffee day in day out.
Mark (quality: 6.0) 01.14.2001 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Buy it.  Brew it.  Drink it.  It‘s really worth it.
Mac Penn (quality: 5.0) 11.20.2007 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: DO NOT buy this product...bad machine...bad company.
Lin Phillips (quality: 8.8) 01.20.2002 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: This a good introduction to vacuum brewing for neophytes who are intimidated by the more traditional alcohol fueled apparatus.
Keith Wissman (quality: 5.0) 03.07.2005 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: not worth the money, especially if you pay retail...i keep going back to my 1960ish sunbeam coffeemaster c50...eBay has them all the time relatively cheap.
Keith Blume (quality: 3.5) 12.21.2007 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Great Brew, Great Entertainment, Requires much Coffee grind
Kayakman Hungary (quality: 5.7) 10.05.2008 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: This machine produces some of the best tasting coffee I have ever had.
Karl Keyes (quality: 8.5) 10.05.2005 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: I'd buy it again, but think Bodum should seriously think about re-designing the length of the dip tube.  It definitely works better with that 1/4" removed.
Joseph Wallis (quality: 5.0) 12.16.2003 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: This is the way coffee should be brewed!
John Hudak (quality: 6.5) 05.29.2007 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: A great coffee maker with a possible short life due to it being made of plastic.  Hard to clean, but worth the trouble if you can stand it.
Joel Bates (quality: 5.5) 03.18.2006 Rating: 0.4
Bottom Line: This is a dangerous, poorly designed hunk of junk and you risk buring your house down or, at the very least, making bad coffee, if you buy one.
Jim Pellegrini (quality: 8.3) 02.08.2002 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Good first vac pot, provided you can use or stand to throw away the massive quantities it produces.
Jim Pellegrini (quality: 9.0) 11.23.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great daily use vac pot for those who don't need more than five cups.
Jeff Parduhn (quality: 3.0) 06.27.2001 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Makes what I consider the perfect cup of coffee. Highly recommend it.
Irene and Lubos Palounek (quality: 7.3) 08.07.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Makes excellent coffee. This unit and a good espresso machine (and freshly roasted beans and a conical burr mill) is all a coffee lover needs.
Howard Sheppard (quality: 7.7) 07.08.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Try it and return it if you aren't happy.  Have an open mind and see what you think!
Gustav Stanowitz 08.09.2006 Rating: 3.6
Bottom Line: A vac pot that makes good coffee-IF YOU GET ONE THAT WORKS!
Greg Keough (quality: 7.8) 02.22.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great coffee, interesting product
George Swanson (quality: 9.0) 06.05.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Despite negaitive reviews, I purchased the unit and love it!
George Aaron (quality: 6.6) 02.24.2003 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: Stylish with the appearance of great potential.  Did not live up to it.
Frank Smrdel 04.05.2007 Rating: 5.4
Bottom Line: Great tasting coffee, but a pain to clean. Watch out for warranty service. It took one month to get mine back.
Eric Larson (quality: 7.7) 12.30.2001 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Great coffee, Fun to Watch, But treat it with TLC and use a cleaner periodically.
Eric Evans (quality: 7.3) 05.10.2001 Rating: 4.4
Bottom Line: Great idea but design needs an overhaul. Poor reliability, especially considering the price of $169.00
Eric Evans (quality: 2.0) 05.03.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Makes great coffee, easy to use, difficult to clean.
Don Paquette (quality: 9.3) 06.06.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great value.....Makes an EXCELLENT Brew........If you make a QUICK and EASY modification.....
David Greene (quality: 7.5) 09.19.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: You won't regret this purchase.
David Black (quality: 6.5) 04.17.2007 Rating: 3.2
Bottom Line: A beautiful, entertaining piece of junk that makes great coffee for its unbelievably short lifetime.
Damian Smith (quality: 8.3) 11.28.2003 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Makes a great cup of coffee! Worth the money! Easier than French Press! Fun to watch!
Chris Staley (quality: 7.5) 11.19.2008 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: A good quality daily use vac pot with several quirks - get around them, and you'll be happy
Chris Schweda (quality: 6.0) 11.07.2000 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A good entry-level vac pot. Foolproof. A little expensive.
Chris Beck (quality: 7.0) 07.09.2003 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Brings the best of vacuum coffee brewing and automation together.
Cheryl Rose (quality: 6.0) 10.26.2002 Rating: 5.0
Bottom Line: Bodum pretty much dropped the ball here.
Brian (quality: 4.0) 08.14.2001 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: I don‘t recommend spending this kind of money until these guys clean up their design act. Too many flaws!
Brent Atler (quality: 5.0) 10.13.2002 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Great coffee but requires more coffee and work
Brad (quality: 7.0) 06.24.2001 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: You CAN enjoy great coffee every day if you can  get past the looks, noise and price tag!
Bongo BCBeanBoy (quality: 8.0) 12.24.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Try the Nirvana Utopia Buckmeister Barista Vacuumer Pretentious Name Mark One, you‘ll like it.
Bongo BCBeanBoy (quality: 4.8) 03.18.2002 Rating: 1.6
Bottom Line: DO NOT BUY; great idea but a failure in practice.
Bear Graves (quality: 2.5) 10.19.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Recommended
Anthony Leverock 12.05.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: If you can get past the funky looks of this brewer, it is capable of producing outstanding coffee.
Andy Page (quality: 7.0) 01.06.2005 Rating: 1.4
Bottom Line: This coffee maker is overpriced, unsafe and doesn't last longer than a few months if you use it everyday.
Andrew Weir (quality: 5.0) 04.20.2004 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Nothing to watch while you are making your coffee? Try a vac brewer and let the fun begin!
Anders Nygaard (quality: 4.0) 11.08.2001 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Good as your first brewer and as introduction to vacuum pots.
Alyson Bendzinski (quality: 4.7) 05.02.2004 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Buy one of these, you will not be dissapointed.
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