I was sent the Bodum Bistro Electric Blade Grinder (number 11160) to review for the Amazon Vine Program. Here's my take on it:
Firstly, I should qualify my remarks by saying that I'm accustomed to using a burr grinder for my coffee beans, and I was skeptical that a blade grinder costing one fourth the price of my old standby would offer anything mildly representing satisfaction.
Was I wrong! This grinder is sleek and simple, and takes up half the space of my pricey stalwart. The directions are straightforward and simple (they're even printed in Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Finnish and Russian in addition to the standard Spanish, French, German, Italian and English).
Installation is simple: place on a flat surface, keep cord and grinder away from heat, fill not more than amount the cap can hold, cover, plug in and depress the red lid button. Grind no more than 60 seconds at a time, allowing a 60 second rest between grindings so as not to overheat the motor. There is no blade or grind setting.
I use a Melitta filter, so prefer an extra fine grind. The Bodum accomplished this in less than 30 seconds. Cleanup is a snap. Do not wash and certainly avoid immersing any part of the unit in water. A small brush dislodges any left-over coffee particles and a paper towel will restore the contents cup to a spotless state. It's that simple, and I got a perfect grind. Note: this grinder is a light-duty model, suited to home, not commercial use.
Two enthusiastic thumbs up for this appliance. No kitchen should be without one, at least if you're a coffee snob as I am.
Additional comments: I was sent this grinder in black, however, it comes in several bright, stylish colors (love the red!), also, it can be used for grinding spices and nuts where previous models could not. Finally, the cord stores in the base, allowing only as much as is needed to be visible.