Bodum BISTRO Stainless Steel Electric Blade Coffee Grinder

Last updated: December 29, 2022

Whether you prefer coarse or fine coffee grinds, this coffee grinder has you covered. It's sleek and compact, so you won't have any trouble storing it when not in use, even if you live in a tiny home. The unit also has built-in cord storage to keep the cord neat and organized.

We looked at the top Coffee Grinders and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Coffee Grinder you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: You don't have to stick with black or silver when buying a coffee grinder, as this model is also available in copper, red and white.

In our analysis of 114 expert reviews, the Bodum BISTRO Stainless Steel Electric Blade Coffee Grinder placed 11th when we looked at the top 23 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Blade coffee grinders take whole coffee beans from coarse to fine quickly and efficiently; fresh brewing from the comfort of your home. The blade grinder has a strong, durable stainless steel cutting blade that spins at a precise RPM, plus a powerful 150W motor. Push-button control allows for pulse action or continuous grind, and transparent lid allows the fineness grade to be observed to ensure coffee is made to your liking. Small coffee grinder has convenient cord storage in the base of grinder, perfect if you plan to leave out on the kitchen counter. This powerful coffee grinder makes enough coffee needed for brewing 8 cups of French press; pair with Bodum coffee maker.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It’s compact and functional, and even though the blade grinding mechanism isn’t perfect, it is passable. This machine. requires a bit more monitoring to get a good grind than the other two options, but you can actually get a decent one with practice and patience. And it’s still easier than manual grinder.
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It’s very easy to operate with a single pulse or press of a button, for coarse or fine grinding, respectively. In a single operation, you can collect coffee grounds up to 8 cups of French press coffee. The ground coffee goes well with the Bodum coffee maker.
Actually circulates the beans when grinding. This is what blew me away. You can watch the beans through the top window and really see that they are moving around uniformly and all getting ground evenly. Other coffee grinders I have owned either leave you guessing or don’t circulate things nicely, resulting in some ground to fine powder and others still almost whole. The Bodum is a rock star of even, consistent grinding; better even than a burr (hopper style) grinder I once owned.
The blades are made of stainless steel, but the body of the grinder is made from a hard durable plastic. However this plastic has a rubberised feel to it. That is actually pretty useful as it allows you to easily grip the grinder.

What reviewers didn't like

It doesn’t have preset grind settings, instead it is a pulse action grinder with a transparent top. So you simply pulse the grinder until the beans meet your visual standards. Theoretically this gives you more customizability, however the slightly uneven grind counterweights that pro for us.
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Pulse-operated, can’t hold the button for more than 60 seconds. In case of damage, most parts aren’t replaceable.
You do have to pay attention to the grinding (as you would with any blade grinder). A burr grinder can be left to churn away unattended. Bodum could have included a small brush or scraper to clean it out with. If your coffee is really oily, you will be going through a bit of paper towel keeping this thing clean.
There are some down sides though and they may irritate you. It is slow to grind, so this is not a great choice if you want a fast cup of coffee in the morning. There are no settings on this to set the fineness of the grain. You just have to learn by trial and error how long this needs to reach the grind that you want. You also have to hold it to make it work. All those things take up time.
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