We bring out some important troubleshooting issue with bodum bistro burr coffee grinder and tried to solve all the way. If you have already bought this grinder or have a plan to purchase this excellent home grinder, hope you read this bodum bistro electric burr coffee grinder review here in this review article. Now this time we will go through the questions and answer episode!!!
Question1. How to fix the issue about not grinding well in this bodum burr grinder?
Answer: Did it grind well and now getting problem? May be it is cleaning issue. Be sure that you clean it well with stiff toothbrush. Vacuum cleaner also does the best work while cleaning a coffee grinder. It is unwise if you used water and soap for cleaning. It will definitely damage your grinder. Besides, if you are used to grind oily beans, it may clog the grinder as oily beans do not go with the grinder so well. Sometimes the wheel cannot work if any case, something you grind with coffee bean and it clogs the wheel to run. So no way except changing the wheel.
Question 2. Bodum burr grinder start button is not working after long time use?
Answer: In this case it is better to contact your suppliers and they will find the reason. May be the start button get spoiled and the new button should be replaced. You may not find the same one but another will go perfect if you do not think mess about turning on and off wall socket. But this type of troubleshooting creates after long time use.
Question 3. Find difficult to clean thoroughly?
Answer: Many recommend grinding raw rice. Use it on the finest setting. We think it needs not clean all the time with raw rice but once in a month for thoroughly cleaning and after every use, just stiff toothbrush and vacuum cleaner is good enough.
Video: How to clean Bodum Bistro Coffee Grinder
Coffee Grinder Cleaning Brush available on Amazon
Question 4. Bodum Bistro glass catcher crushed?
Answer: The same bodum bistro glass catcher with silicone sleeve you can purchase from amazon.com. Check here to buy.
Bodum Glass Container with Black Silicone Sleeve available on Amazon
Question 5. Bodum Bistro has settings for number of cups?
Answer: Bodum bistro coffee grinder does not actually grind by cups. Fortunately it has time (seconds) settings and grind settings so that you can set the desired setting and select timing according to your liking. Initially you may confuse how long do I need to grind but after a little try you will find this most easy. Suppose, 16 oz mug of coffee, 13 seconds grind is good enough.
Question 6. Using filter for direct grinding will be wise for this machine?
Answer: This machine is actually perfect for glass recipient and grind directly into that glass catcher. But if you do need to use direct grinding into filter, as some buyers assured that it worked also fine to them, holding the paper filter lightly and just giving some pressure on the back of the filter. Pressurized Portafilter can be used for espresso brew. Also let us know how this works to you.
Question 7. What is the best setting for espresso, chemex, aeropress? Espresso grind is good enough?
Answer: In case of espresso ( we always recommend espresso grinder) grind, one step less from the finest setting would be great, be sure that coffee bean is fresh before the grind. For Chemex, it works perfect with medium or medium coarse setting. And for aeropress medium fine setting may be would go well.
Question 8. Bodum coffee grinder disassembles?
Answer: according to some customers, they are having problem to get exact grind size after reassembling the bodum bistro grinder. when you takes the burr out, does that white plastic collar comes off and does not fit back properly? if this is the issue, try to fit that plastic collar that has tabs on it and fits the burrs tightly so that it can grind rightly. if you still have problems getting the right grind size, it is better to replace the burrs. This video may help to assemble this grinder.