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Bodum Mini Santos E - Tim Reed's Review
Posted: December 12, 2004, 8:53pm
review rating: 8.6
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Bodum Mini Santos E
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Arrow The Bodum Mini Santos E has 5 Reviews
Arrow The Bodum Mini Santos E has been rated 8.72 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 8, 2003.
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Name Ranking
Tim Reed 8.60
Chad Cunningham 8.50
Craig Hairrell 8.00
Mike K 8.00
Shannon Oswald 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 9
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $55.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Aabree Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: larger version of same
Bottom Line: A wonderful balance of excellence and ease.
Positive Product Points

Great coffee.
Easy to use.

Negative Product Points

Can be difficult to clean.

Detailed Commentary

I got the mini-Santos to replace it's big brother, mostly because I just don't drink more than perhaps 3 cups at a time, and brewing that little in the large one just doesn't work well.  I am extremely happy with the ability of this machine to brew 15-20 ounces of coffee (or, of course, as much as 25).

This brewer works so well that it is difficult to fault it.  In all fairness, it did take me a while to get a grind that I liked with the larger version, but that same setting ("4" on my Solis Mulino) took to the junior version so well that all I had to do was take it out of the box, plug it in, and brew a near-perfect pot.

Perhaps the best part of using an electric vacpot as opposed to my previously-regular French press (or, presumably, a non-electric vacpot, although I have not used one)  is that I can turn it on and let it do its thing whilst I'm running around like crazy trying to get everything done that I need to get done in the morning and still get to class on time.

Buying Experience

Aabree did a great job.  No sales tax; no shipping charges; no complaints.

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