Summary: Bought this product because I broke my prior glass one with a metal utensil. The instructions in this one say only use a plastic spoon. Good advice for all Bodum products. Use plastic stirrers and maybe you can avoid buying a replacement.
Summary: I purchased this item and within months, the carafe started with little cracks, by the end of March, it was full of cracks. The customer service at the Bodum company, was horrible. They would not replace the carafe and refused to help in any way. Oh and the best part is, if something happens it better happen within 30 days. So long story short, The Bodum Company only cares about their bottom line, not about their customer satisfaction.
Summary: This is a solidly transparent product. There are reviews of them coming cracked, broken, even shattered, but this didn't happen with mine. All my fears of the glass container breaking have been dispelled. Mine came intact, and the glass is reasonably sturdy. Due to some accidental tests, the glass stands up quite well to bathroom sinks. This is a one cup press. You will only get one cup of coffee out of this press. I'm not sure how many more ways I can say this.
Summary: This is a SINGLE cup of coffee maker. If you want a serious cup of coffee go up to the next size. If you like to make just a single regular sized cup of coffee this one is awesome. Me I have a bigger cup and like to be able to make coffee for more than one person at a time so this one is way way way to small.
Summary: I broke the glass single cup French Press that I had used for approximately 4 years and decided to replace it with the shatter proof model. It works just fine, but the plunger is nowhere nearly as robust as the original. We will see how long that lasts.
Summary: I'm not big into plastics, and I should have known that Shatterproof was not glass . . . but these are things you don't think of. A little to small for those who like a nice cup of Joe. Nice, just wasn't what my mind had envisioned. But a successful gift that has only been used once.