Although the electric Bodum Santos is sadly gone forever, you can still enjoy fresh, vacuum-brewed coffee anywhere life takes you as long as you supply the heat with this stovetop model. Fill the bottom half of the Bodum Santos (AKA Pebo) with up to a liter of fresh water, put the top and bottom together, add freshly ground coffee and place on your gas or electric stove. The heavy rubber gasket creates an airtight seal that allows the steam pressure from boiling water to force water up to mix with the coffee grounds. Especially with a gas range, the temperature can be adjusted to adjust brewing times. Once removed from heat, the steam cools and the resulting vacuum sucks your coffee back down through a filter while captivating all your friends and family. Vacuum brewing your coffee is, in our opinion, the very best way to make a perfect cup of java with the French Press method a very close second, but vacuum brewing wins because the show that it puts on while you wait.
In the fifties, Peter Bodum, the father of today's owner, Jørgen Bodum, imported a French vacuum coffee maker and sold it on the Danish Market. Although he found it both unsatisfactory and expensive, he was convinced that the "vacuum brewing system" was an excellent way to brew an exquisite cup of coffee. Thus the first Bodum Santos vacuum coffee maker was born, in collaboration with Danish designer Kaas Klaeson. The Santos became the premier coffee maker of the fifties through the seventies, and even enjoyed a short-lived, but popular, stint as an electric model until steep production costs broke all of our hearts. The magic of the Santos holds both adults and children spellbound as they watch the boiling water rush from the bottom glass jug to the upper one where it gets mixed with freshly ground coffee. After a few minutes off the stovetop, a vacuum forms in the base which pulls rich black coffee through a filter and back into the bottom jug. This captivating process combines the ideal water temperature with just the right brewing time and makes for superb results. Whatever your preferred coffee and roast, the Santos vacuum system brings out the very best aromas in your cup. Alas, the Santos name will soon permanently change to Pebo, so look for both names for a while.
Bodum, Inc. is a tableware and kitchenware company founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1944 by Peter Bodum. Renowned for its iconic French Press coffeemaker and signature Scandinavian design aesthetic, BODUM has grown into a global housewares brand, with distribution in more than 55 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the company continues to develop all products in-house under its core principle that good design should be both functional and affordable. The range of products extends from coffee, tea and glassware to kitchen electrics and gadgets. A family-owned company, the brand is directed today by the founder's son, Jørgen Bodum.
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The Bodum Santos Pebo Vacuum Coffee Maker is dishwasher safe. J.L. Hufford recommends hand washing each part to prolong the life of the coffee maker. Wash all parts with hot, soapy water, rinse, then dry thoroughly to prevent water pots from forming.
To ensure the best tasting coffee, always use water that is free from impurities. We recommend filtered water for the best taste.
Compatible on both electric and gas stove tops.
All Bodum products carry a limited one-year warranty on manufacturer defects. Glass is not covered under the warranty. Proof of purchase must be presented in order to verify warranty coverage. Always retain receipt for future records. Items received with broken glass are not considered defective product. Bodum must be notified of any breakage within five business days after the item is received.
I purchased this coffee maker as a gift for my brother and he loved it! It works great and the process is pretty cool to watch..