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Bodum Eileen 1298

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Bodum Eileen 1298. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and price are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the maintenance.

design, usability, price, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Bodum Eileen 1298 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

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Black and Decker Thermal Select is Awful!!!!


I love that it kept the coffee warm without that burnt taste.

The K-mart carafe I bought to replace it doesn't even stain! I wonder why???

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It will make coffee.

By far THE WORST coffeemaker ever owned.I just used mine for the last time.

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Extremely Disappointed


Save money on electricity

Carafe leaks ; brew doesn't complete


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The Idea Was Good...


The carafe style IDEA..

Lid is leaky and drippy. Coffee not hot enough.

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Nice little coffee maker


Keeps coffee hot for a long time.

Leaked if carafe lid was too tight

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3 Pots made for unhappy group.


Auto shut off, Startup timer, looks nice.

Coffee not very hot, filter basket trouble.

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Long lasting good coffee!!


Auto-shut off ; ease of cleanup ; pause for a cup ; easy read water level indicator

Only brews 8 cups at a time if you are serving many people

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Giving it away today


Temperature of coffee was better than Mr. Coffee thermal coffeemaker. Easy to program.

Drippy, leaking lid and narrow mouthed carafe hard to clean

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My Last Coffee Pot Purchase


This gorgeous machine makes great coffee in a very few minutes.

This machine insists on having the paper filter in correctly.

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Skip this one....



Does not keep the coffee hot.


Product Specifications

Named after Eileen Gray, the Irish designer and architect who made Paris her home, this carafe featues a handsome patterned stainless steel frame, which also serves to protect the glass. Many avid coffee drinkers swear by the French press method, insisting it results in a more flavorful brew. It's a simple low tech approach: simply put coarsely ground coffee beans in the bottom, pour very hot water in, let it rest for at least 4 minutes, then slowly lower the plunger. The screen traps the grounds and your coffee is ready to serve.