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Bodum Santos Coffee Pot

bysantosgirl Nov 23, 2007
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Pros: Amazing coffee and it's fun to watch. You cannot make better coffee at home!
Cons Cons: Difficulty cleaning,relatively short life span.
Recommended it? Yes

Needless to say we love the Bodum Santos.
It really does make the absolute best cup of coffee I've found using any type of electric pot. It does take alot of coffee, but it's worth it. We are on our fourth (that I can recall) Bodum. The first was the Starbucks Utopia. It lasted just over 2... Read full review »

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Delicious Coffee, Lousy Coffee maker

bylangel Aug 12, 2007
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Makes terrific coffee during it's short life Fast Interesting to watch
Cons Uses more coffee than a drip machine. Electronic unit doomed to failure.
Recommended it? No

I'll make this short and sweet. I've had 2 Bodum Santos electric coffee makers. Both made great coffee (although they do use a lot of grounds unless you modify the vacuum tube. Which we did not do) and while they're a little more work to clean it was worth it. What wasn't worth it was paying $100... Read full review »

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Coffee Waster

bymattsepinions Feb 7, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Unique brewing process.
Cons Harder to clean, uses more coffee, poor tasting coffee!
Recommended it? No

After using this coffee maker for a couple of weeks, I put it on the shelf and went back to my Mr Coffee maker. We used the recommended grind (Med.) and amount of coffee and found the taste average at best. We tried a course grind, a fine grind, and increased the amount of coffee, just to get an... Read full review »

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Museum Attraction but don't touch

bycparson May 20, 2006
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros visually pleasing design interesting brewing approach
Cons poor construction quality brewed coffee quality not high enough to warrant expense
Recommended it? No

Recommendation: Stay away from Bodum.

The company (in Switzerland) is a fantastic artistic design shop, but its strength is not in well-thought out product design.

Materials used on the Santos coffeemakers are prone to crazing, staining and breaking. The top hinge is poorly... Read full review »

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cool looking machine, not reliable,

byjennybjones Mar 24, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros This machine makes really good coffee, it looks great and is very neat to watch.
Cons Breaks easily
Recommended it? No

This machine looks cool and was fun for a while, but breaks easily. I would not recommend spending the money.I bought our first machine at Starbucks. It broke down and I was able to return it for a replacement. The next machine also broke (the heating element didnt turn on anymore) This was the... Read full review »

4

Great design, poor execution

bykatzenfinch Feb 5, 2006
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Attractive, fun to watch, makes flavorful coffee
Cons Unreliable, uses lots of coffee, somewhat a pain to clean
Recommended it? No

My Bodum came to me as a Christmas gift some years ago. I really enjoyed using it, and the coffee it made was robust and flavorful -- due in part, no doubt, to the fact that requires more grounds than a drip-style coffee maker. Since it doesn't use a paper filter it is a bit messier chore to clean... Read full review »

6

I Like it!!!

bycat57 Dec 27, 2005
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It brews fast, Coffee tastes clean and it looks good!
Cons Filter needs to be used with a paper disc
Recommended it? Yes

I've had this coffee maker for a couple of weeks now and I still think it makes a nice clean tasting cup of coffee. It does take more time to clean, you just can't throw a filter in the garbage and be done, but I think it's well worth it. This coffee maker will not get the mold, calcium or crud... Read full review »

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Underwhelmed

bymugglestuff Nov 2, 2005
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fun to watch, easy to use.
Cons Poor flavour extraction on the coffee.
Recommended it? No

I bought this coffee maker after seeing it on the history chanel on a show about the history of coffee. I came here first to read what everyone had to say first. Let me say that the cool factor of this coffee maker is off the charts. I used it for a whole week and now it gathers dust in my cabinet... Read full review »

4

Outstanding Coffee

bymrgnomer Aug 1, 2005
20 Helpfuls 21 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros makes good coffee, made in Germany not China, looks great
Cons delicate, a bit bulky, quirky brew time, water doesn't get hot enough
Recommended it? Yes

After much comparing and reviewing I decided to give the Bodum Santos vacuum coffee maker a try. Our Braun Flavor Select still brews a good cup of coffee but the carafe is cracked and now having been discontinued, it would have meant traveling or ordering out of our way to replace it. I thought it... Read full review »

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Aviod this coffeemaker

bywaroroses Jul 10, 2005
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great flavor coffee. Guests will be charmed by the process.
Cons Cheap parts and a total lack of product support.
Recommended it? No

This coffee maker makes great coffee but suffers from quality in its construction. After using the product for two months (and then only on the weekends) the lid for the serving vessel and the filter plastic pieces broke. The only thing worse than a bad product is a company that does not stand... Read full review »

2

It's a loser

byjohn42053 May 1, 2005
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Makes a decent cup of coffee but nothing special.
Cons Everything else.
Recommended it? No

Cheaply made and uses way to much coffee for average strength pot. Hinge broke in the first month. Very hard to clean. I bought a new drip coffee maker from capresso. Will put this in the trash. Read full review »

4

cool coffee maker

bykleinm1969 Mar 13, 2005
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very good Coffee
Cons Cumbersome to clean
Recommended it? Yes

Makes very good coffee with very good taste with most kind of coffee products. A little cumbersome to clean. Would buy the machine again. Read full review »

3

Most exciting coffee maker ever

bymequonjim Feb 15, 2005
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Entertaining experience, good coffee.
Cons A little more effort to clean.
Recommended it? Yes

This thing is like having a science experiment in your kitchen! It really is amazing to watch and listen to. Of course it makes great coffee too. I love it, and I wouldn't switch back to ordinary coffee makers. Give it a shot. Read full review »

2

Very cheaply made and faulty construction

byaspage Dec 1, 2004
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good tasting coffee. Fun to watch and good for dinner parties.
Cons Very cheaply made. Serous flaws in the construction and electronics. Breaks easily.
Recommended it? No

This makes good tasting coffee, but I wish it was made better. I have been through two so far. The first unit last only a month before the pot burned since the automatic shut-off stopped working. I had to mail it back to Bodum to get a new one. I used the replacement daily for two months and now it... Read full review »

5

Think carefully before you buy

byphilly_rich Nov 7, 2004
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fun to watch. Good coffee. Brews quickly.
Cons So difficult to clean, it trumps all this maker's positive aspects.
Recommended it? No

Definitely a conversation piece. It's easy to use, and it's fun to watch the coffee brew. Brew time is pretty quick.

The coffee is good, no bitter taste, but certainly not a quantum leap beyond what I get from my Melitta (manual) funnel-drip.

Where this machine does distinguish... Read full review »

4

Very cool machine, and very good coffee.

byderiv0 Sep 16, 2004
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good coffee, good looking, and unique.
Cons Somewhat hard to clean, no big deal though.
Recommended it? Yes

Well, this machine is just fun to watch. The way it bubbles up, brews, and whooshes back down. Too cool.
That said, you get over that, and the coffee just has to be good, and it is. Not quite as good as French press, which is my favorite, but I believe this is the next best thing, and... Read full review »

3

Superior Cup o' Joe for the Willing

byopined Sep 7, 2004
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Super Joe, really cool brewing process to watch.
Cons Could be a bit sturdier, but it's not a real problem.
Recommended it? Yes

Just to add to danneauxs's review, who does a top notch job expounding the virtues of this great coffeemaker, make sure you allow the Bodum to cool before cleaning and it will last a long time. And don't use a scouring pad to clean, just use a soft sponge - it's EASY to clean. I stick a paper towel... Read full review »

4

A Better Morning Cup

byjosquin88 Apr 8, 2004
23 Helpfuls 24 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great coffee, easy controls, interesting conversation piece
Cons Difficult cleaning, expensive
Recommended it? Yes

I received this machine from my father, who is an engineer, but also somewhat of a coffee wimp. Needless to say, I was skeptical.

The selling point of any vacuum brewer is the fact that the grounds are allowed to steep for a period of time before they are filtered out and you get to... Read full review »

3

Not Worth the Expense and Effort

byjpdanzig Feb 25, 2004
30 Helpfuls 31 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good looks. Fun to watch in action.
Cons More expensive than drip makers to buy and maintain. Harder to clean. Uses more coffee.
Recommended it? No

I had been intrigued by the Bodum Mini Electric Santos ever since I read some copy about it in a gadget catalog touting its ability to make "the most satisfying" cup of coffee the writer had ever tasted. And the thing looks cool, to be sure.

After several weeks using the Mini Santos, I... Read full review »

23

Fab! Greatest Coffee Entertainment Ever!

byAnother_Jane Feb 6, 2004
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fab color and coffee, easy to use.
Cons Filter replaced every 30 days, but otherwise, no Cons.
Recommended it? Yes

I got this for my honey for xmas, and it's some of the best breakfast-time fun we've ever had! Well, okay, maybe that is a bit much, but it's quick & easy (just remember to moisten the rubber seal before putting the filter on the top), it's fun to watch, and easy to clean up. After 4 minutes, we... Read full review »

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