Bodum Coffee Grinder £10.50 in store at Sainsburys
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Bodum Coffee Grinder £10.50 in store at Sainsburys

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Found 26th Jan 2013
Online these are listed at £34.99 but in store at Ely in Cambrideshire, I bought one for £10.50 earlier today (a 70% discount). They had them in white, red and lime, as well as matching toasters (£16.49) and kettles (£13.50). Some of those were also in black.

Blade grinders like this are no good for an espresso machine, but they are fine for using with a cafetiere or for filter coffee.

The cheapest I can see them elsewhere is £23 from Amazon.

It comes with a 2 year guarantee. Check inside the box before you leave the store, as the first one that I got had a cracked plastic lid.

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Original Poster

amazon.co.uk/dp/…489 is the black model at Amazon. The reviews are OK, and it is £23.32

hotukdeals.com/dea…924 was from a couple of weeks ago, when the price was £17.49.

If you need a coffee grinder for espresso, a burr grinder gives a finer and more consistent grind. ogormans.co.uk/aca…tml is £61.99 and gets reasonable reviews. The Iberital MC2 happydonkey.co.uk/ibe…tml gets really good reviews, but its £115, and 10x more than this one.

The problem with a blade grinder is that it slices the beans into particles which have a range of sizes. An espresso machine relies on having particles which are all around about the same size. Particles that are too small cause the filter to get blocked up. Particles that are too big mean that you don't get flavour from the middle of the lump. A cafetiere is less sensitive to the fine particles. All that happens is that you end up with a layer of coffee sludge at the bottom of the cup.

Edited by: "ahenry" 27th Jan 2013

Which store?

Original Poster

Andyjbs

Which store?


Ely, Cambridgeshire

Lime were £17.49 today in my sainsburys and the white/cream one was about £25

OP you must be psychic!! I've been looking for one of these for 4 days now and even went to Sainsburys yesterday in search of one of these. Saw these and thought they were too expensive.

Thank you for posting your find.

These are in the Pontypridd store too so probably nationwide.

This type of coffee grinder is also great as a spice grinder if you prefer to buy whole spices.

Bought the kettle. A bit plasticy but boils quite quick and well worth £13.50

Canley in coventry had them too. And kettles at £14 ish

These are useful for grinding up fresh spices for BBQ rubs and sauces too.

black knight

These are useful for grinding up fresh spices for BBQ rubs and sauces too.



Exactly - that's all I use my coffee 'chopper' for. I bought a coffee grinder(burr) to do my coffee and the reults are consistent and don't roast the beans for a second time.

easy to clean?

Hot, got the last two white ones in Sydenham, 3 red ones were left on the shelf

Just got one from Norwich, longwater lane, and they had about 5 of every colour, been wanting one of these for a while as all the coffee offers seem to always be for the beans

Original Poster

rez_uk

easy to clean?



Not particularly. There is a clear plastic lid which is easy to clean, but the main body of the grinder is all in one piece. The area near the grinding blades is metal, with the plastic case 2cm away from the blades. The instructions say that you should not clean the main body with water, but unplug it and use a "soft dry brush".
Edited by: "ahenry" 27th Jan 2013

These destroy the coffee beans releasing the flavour and aroma due to the blade cutter/heat action. Better to invest in a burr grinder as already mentioned..

They had several at this price in Scunthorpe Store. Quick wipe & it's clean! IDEAL, thanks OP.

zippy22

These destroy the coffee beans releasing the flavour and aroma due to the … These destroy the coffee beans releasing the flavour and aroma due to the blade cutter/heat action. Better to invest in a burr grinder as already mentioned..



What is the, best for value, coffee machine that grinds then makes coffee, 2 cups at a minimum ? as I think I would like the whole thing rather than just a burr grinder :-)

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eismarsh

What is the, best for value, coffee machine that grinds then makes … What is the, best for value, coffee machine that grinds then makes coffee, 2 cups at a minimum ? as I think I would like the whole thing rather than just a burr grinder :-)



"Bean to cup" machines are complex, and there is a lot to go wrong on them. The cheapest ones cost hundreds of pounds, might not make nice coffee, they will still need cleaning and maintenance.

A separate grinder and espresso machine will take more fiddling each time you want a coffee, but will be cheaper, and you can replace individual bits if they break. If you want a simpler way to make coffee, then a Nespresso machine might be best. In the long run it might cost more, but a good bean to cup machine will cost a lot up front.

eismarsh

What is the, best for value, coffee machine that grinds then makes … What is the, best for value, coffee machine that grinds then makes coffee, 2 cups at a minimum ? as I think I would like the whole thing rather than just a burr grinder :-)



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good thing about ely sainsburys there never many people in there....lol
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