“ Brand: Bodum / Type: Coffee Grinder „
Im a coffee hater myself but my husband loves it so for his birthday last year I bought his a posh coffee maker. I also bought him this electric coffee grinder because apparently freshly ground coffee is the best.
The grinder that we have has a black plastic body although I believe this also comes in silver, and has the bodum symbol on side. The removable lid is clear plastic which houses the red on/off button. Once you have removed the lid inside there is a metal container and the blade arm. The power cord is attached at the bottom and housed inside the unit. To pull it out you pull the base down and unwind the cord - this can then be rewound back into the unit for storage.
To use the grinder is very simple - place the grinder on a flat surface, remove the lid, fill with coffee beans, replace the lid securely and then press the on button which start the blades and within seconds you will have freshly ground coffee. It is recommended that you hold the lid on tight while you are grinding the beans.
This grinder works extremely well and grinds the beans a lot quicker than I was expecting, definitely in less than 30 seconds (which is good as the instruction manual strongly recommends you do not grind for longer than 30 seconds at a time as it increases the likelihood of the motor overheating.) Obviously it does make a bit of a noise as the blades grind up the coffee beans but it is not annoying and is over quite quickly.
This grinder is fairly small and is recommended only for domestic use so you cant make heaps of coffee in one go. Infact you should only grind a maximum of 45g of coffee beans in on go, but this is plenty for my husband as you can get a fair few cups of coffee out of that amount.
Although I don't actually drink the coffee I am pretty sure I am the only one who ever cleans this! It is very easy to clean, I just rinse the inside out and give it a gentle wipe. As the power cord is attached to the unit you cannot immerse the whole thing in water. It is recommended that you 'always clean the appliance immediately after use' although I must admit this does not happen in our house and this probably gets cleaned about once a month, but to no ill effect so far.
I bought this from Brand Alley just over a year ago for £12.50 which I think was a really good price. A quick search on Amazon just now brings this up at around £35 so I got a bit of a bargain there. However I think this is a good piece of equipment and even at the more expensive price worth it if you really like the taste of fresh coffee, it is quick and easy to use.
The noise of a coffee grinder is almost as great as the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. It's a sound that makes you think ahhh, I have some nice coffee coming my way soon, especially if someone else is making the coffee for you! If you've read some of my other reviews you will know that I like posh coffee and one of the ways I make my coffee is with a Cafetiere. I like to use my own beans that I have grinded and in order to grind my beans I have a Bodum C-MIll grinder. This is an electric grinder that grinds the beans so fast you would think you hadn't really done anything.
It's a very simple tool to use. Basically you put a handful of beans in the grinder or the amount that you want for your cup of coffee. I am the only one that drinks coffee in my house so I know exactly how much I need for just me for my optimum tasting cup of coffee. The you pop the lid back on, press the on button which send the blades whirling with that lovely familiar coffee grinding noise and in about 30 seconds it is done. It is amazing how fast it is considering how hard coffee beans are. This works so well because it has stainless steel arm blades which are very sharp.
The lid on this grinder is see through so if you do have any stray beans that have got missed for some reason you can have a look and give the grinder a quick shake in one direction then the other to move the beans and make sure it gets caught up in the blades. To be honest though this doesn't happen very often.
The grinder is small so will not do vast quantities of beans but then I am only using this for personal use and not needing to grind big bags as once so the size is perfect for me. NOw, you can leave this on your worktop as it has a cord lead that goes back into the machine itself which is a good benefit but as I don't ahve that much space I just store mine and get it out when I need it but the option is there which is nice. This actually means it stores better in the cupboard which is nice. When it comes to cleaning I have to admit that I do not clean it every time I use it. I don't mind some old coffee granuals in the bottom of this as I am just adding more later but when I switch flavours I do rinse it out and it comes clean well.
I have mine in a black colour but you can buy it in silver too. I got it in John Lewis and I think it was about £30.