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Bodum Bistro Electric Two Speed Citrus Juicer (Off-White)

by Bodum

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  • Limited Bonus version includes two free Pavina Grip Glasses
  • Available in black, orange, red, green, and white
  • 1 Year
  • White

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 19.8 x 33 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 Kg
  • Item model number: K11149-913US
  • ASIN: B0043095Y0
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 7 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,784 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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A glass of fresh juice in the morning is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. That is just one of the many reasons you're going to want the Bistro Electric Citrus Juicer for. First, the Bistro sits higher than other juicers so you can finally fit more than a thimble-sized glass under your juicer. Now you can enjoy a nice tall glass of juice you can never get too much of a good thing, right.  Another good reason: a drip-stop that keeps the juice from dripping all over your kitchen counter and making a sticky mess.

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As with all BODUM products, it is seductively beautiful. It just does not have enough power for juicing. I can manually juice faster and more effectively. If only, it had much more power.....POWER AND BEAUTY!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pat on May 12 2013
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my friend really wanted it. bodum make beautiful products and so it looks good on her kitchen counter. she hasn't complain yet
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Way overpriced Nov. 24 2010
By D. S. - Published on Amazon.com
Color Name: Orange Vine Customer Review of Free Product
I really wanted to like this juicer, but I was quickly disappointed.

Pros:

*It's quiet.
*It's easy to take apart and wash, and the relevant parts are even dishwasher safe.
*The glasses are very nice (if a bit thin), stackable, and bigger than I expected. They're the highlight of the product, actually. (Update: Both glasses spontaneously broke within months. They weren't dropped or otherwise subjected to any trauma that I know of. One developed a mysterious hole near the bottom, and the other suddenly developed a large, leaking crack near the bottom.)

Cons:

*The juicer cone is not very aggressively constructed. I found that I really had to push hard and wiggle the orange around a lot to get it going.
*The juicer does not turn very quickly. I think using a manual juicer would be just as quick.
*Though this juicer is 100 watts, it bogs down and strains if you push very hard (which it cautions you to not do).
*The "cyclone function" does not come anywhere near to extracting "all" the juice from the pulp, as they claim. It's only a little faster than the regular juicing speed, and it did pull out a bit more juice, but I was still left with a heap of sopping pulp in the strainer.
*Because the performance of this juicer is really not much better than a manual juicer, it might seem that it would be useful only for someone who would be juicing a lot of fruit at one time. But, per the instructions, you can only use this juicer for three minutes before you should stop and let it cool down to "room temperature." (I never sensed that it was getting hot, so how could I tell when it had cooled?) Given how long it takes to juice a single orange, you might be able to juice two oranges (one glassful) at the most before having to wait. This isn't a machine that will let you blaze through a bag of oranges and produce a pitcher of juice as breakfast cooks.

Overall, the Bodum Bistro juicer does indeed juice and is well designed for easy cleaning, but considering its price, large size, and so-so performance, I can't recommend it. Amazon offers other juicers that are highly rated and cheaper. In an electric, you might consider the very reasonably priced (and far more versatile) Black & Decker CJ525 CitrusMate Juicer, the even cheaper (and higher powered) Oster 3186 Juice-n-Serve Automatic Citrus Juicer or the Tribest Citristar Juicer; or go low-tech and cheap and try the aggressive cone on the Oxo Good Grips Citrus Juicer.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Just An Old Fashioned Citrus Juicer With A Motor Nov. 22 2010
By Tante Maren - Published on Amazon.com
Color Name: Orange Vine Customer Review of Free Product
I know the Bodum name, because they make the greatest electric burr coffee grinder that I've ever owned! Bodum is a Swiss company who make simple, basic appliances that usually serve a single purpose, as this citrus juicer does.

This citrus juicer is exactly like the small glass hand citrus juicers that my mother and grandmother used in the 50's and 60's, except with a motor! I personally love simple basic kitchen things and this juicer is very simple. The quiet motor is completely sealed in the base. The top has the old style wedge shaped form that the halved orange, grapefruit, lemon or lime sit on. All you do is hold down the fruit half on the wedged form, and it spins the juice out, just as if you were twisting it on the old fashioned hand held types. There is also a dome cover that you can place on top of the citrus fruit half, and when you push down on the dome, the motor spins the rest of the juice out of the pulp at a higher speed. Pushing on the fruit half or the dome is actually the on/off switch. If my mother or grandmother had this in the fifties and sixties they would call it a wrist saver!

I use this juicer more on a weekly basis, than daily. If oranges are on sale, I'll make a full pitcher of orange juice. If lemons are on sale, it's lemonade. Grapefruit juice is delicious as well- not to mention a great calorie burner for anyone wanting to keep their weight down. This juicer is limited to citrus fruit only- it's not a juice extractor which juices everything. We had a juice extractor years ago, and they are very expensive and harder to clean than this simple basic juicer. The few parts are easily removed and cleaned in your dishwasher or by hand. There are no sharp parts to clean.

For anyone who loves basic, simple appliances that create basic plain citrus juices, you will enjoy this Bodum juicer. Both the juicer's plastic body and the set of juice glasses have a rubbery covering for a nice firm grip. I love the great bright colors they come in as well- they really brighten up your kitchen!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Perfect Citrus Juicer April 14 2011
By masch - Published on Amazon.com
Color Name: Orange Verified Purchase
I made the decision to juice oranges and grapefruits because all the available O-J's have way to too much sugar in it.
So I purchased this juicer about 2 weeks ago. After ten days of operation I am 100% satisfied.
It juices grapefruits (big and small) and orange of all sizes in a very efficient way. The motor is strong and it never stopped during operation.
It is very easy to clean (also dish washer safe) and all of the components are of high quality. The design is very slick and contemporary.
A nice feature is also that you can close the spout, so when you change glasses during juicing you won't have a mess from spilled juice.
The cable is long enough and it stores nicely underneath the juicer.
Another nice touch is that it comes with two matching glasses.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Bodum Bistro Electric Citrus Juicer vs. Braun Citromatic Juicer Nov. 21 2012
By B.Willis - Published on Amazon.com
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
For years and years I used a Braun Citromatic juicer and I was quite happy with it. And then it broke (sniff, sniff). I was sad. Seriously. I took the Braun apart in an effort to repair it, but the cold hard reality is that the patient was dead. Rest in Peace, trusty Citromatic.

I went about looking for a replacement and it seemed as if Braun was no longer a good option for me. After agonizing over which juicer to buy (and I truly did agonize over the decision), I finally settled upon the Bodum Bistro 2 speed electric juicer.

As it turns out, I made the right decision.

I read another review that stated something along the lines of, "Although this juicer has a 100w motor, it's not really that powerful and I can stop it from by turning by pushing too hard." Well, while some people *could* stop the motor if they really tried, for the most part, that's not going to happen. I have not stopped the motor, or even slowed it, by using it as designed. Sure, if I grab the spindle, I can stop it while slightly hurting my fingers. But the point is that it's a 100 watt motor, which *is* among the most powerful in class. I can't imagine that most could stop or slow it under normal use. So with all due respect to the other reviewers, I think that their remarks are misleading and don't let those comments worry you.

This juicer juices oranges and limes (I also use it for fresh margaritas) very fast. The juicing cone's shape is less sloped and more pointy than my Braun's and it juices quicker and better.

It also has a stainless steel strainer (or whatever you call it). Seems quite durable and looks a lot nicer than plastic.

The 2nd speed does indeed extract extra juice from the separated pulp. If you like your juice pulpy, just empty some of the pulp into your glass, so that's quite easy.

Clean up is super easy. At least as easy as cleaning my Braun Citromatic.

I like the look of this juicer. It looks like it was made by someone who knows something about contemporary design. Bodum successfully incorporated this design knowledge into a product that not only works really well but also looks great. Those good looks start with the bold colors and extend to the rubber textured material that covers much of the juicer's outer surface. It's not only a juicer that works great, but to my eye, it also looks better than any other juicer that I was able to find. It's got a bit of panache' in a sea of boring juicers.

It also comes with 2 nice-looking glasses which fit perfectly into the alcove into which the juice flows. These glasses are covered by a band of the same rubbery textured material that covers the juicer. Not only do the glasses match the juicer, but the textured rubber makes holding the glass more secure and ergonomic. Someone wrote that the glasses "broke spontaneously". They seem like perfectly normal glasses to me and mine certainly haven't broken "spontaneously" thus far.

I like the fact that this juicer comes with a 2 year warranty. I didn't examine the warranties of every other juicer, but my best guess is that most of the competition likely has a 90 day to 1 year warranty.

What's not to like? Well, the flip up drip spout seems flimsily made. Mine is fine and it probably won't break under normal use, but I could see how it could be a problem if you were rough on it. I don't plan on being rough with the juicer, so hopefully it won't be an issue. It's also slightly taller than I'd prefer, but that's not a biggie and I'm really just being nitpicky.

So it's really an extremely good juicer and one with a bit of cool to it as well. I strongly recommend it. I am surprised that it is *better* than my beloved and dearly departed Braun Citromatic and I feel like I lucked out by choosing the Bodum. I also feel that the price is quite fair for a juicer of this quality. 5 stars and highly recommended!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Does a decent job, but experienced power issues. Dec 5 2010
By Peace Daddy - Published on Amazon.com
Color Name: Orange Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Having never owned a citrus juicer, we were excited to receive this and try it out. First impressions out of the box - it's very aesthetically pleasing, with a nice sleek design and two matching glasses which seem to be of high quality. The instruction booklet is deceivingly thick - they only give you one page of actual instructions, but they give it in almost every language known to man. Luckily, the unit is fairly easy to set up and use. Plug it in, slice up some oranges, and get to work.
We juiced up about 4 oranges to get a nice tall glass of juice, which was delicious and refreshing. When we went to juice up some more for another glass, the juicer tripped our ground fault circuit interrupter, signifying a power overload. Nothing else was in use on this outlet, and we had never experienced this with any of our other appliances, but we moved it to another outlet in the kitchen just to be safe. After a few minutes using it on the new outlet, it did the same thing again! It should be noted that we were careful to leave it be for a minute after each orange was juiced, to let it "cool down," but apparently that still wasn't enough to keep from overloading / overheating the motor. This is a serious problem that I would hope Bodum could fix in the near future, although that most likely won't do anything to help these current units. Since then, we have been even more careful in "taking it easy" on the juicer and haven't had any issues with it tripping the outlet, but because of this it takes forever just to get one cup of juice.
If not for this issue, this juicer would be a five star recommendation. The washable pieces come apart and clean up easily. The no-drip spout functions just as it should, and the glasses they include (as well as pretty much any cups or glasses you may use) fit comfortably under the spout, with pretty much no possibility of spills. Pulp accumulates in the tray and is easily collected for adding to your juice, if you prefer. The unit seems to be well constructed (albeit all plastic), but longevity at this point is unknown since we've only owned it for about a month.
In the end, there are other citrus juicer options, some of which are significantly cheaper than this Bodum model. It's a decent juicer that looks nice and gets the job done, but because of its' power issues, I would have to say proceed with caution if you're looking to purchase this for yourself or as a gift for someone you love.

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