Summary: My husband and I have never really been enthusiastic coffee drinkers, and this is actually our first coffee "maker" of any kind. After doing some research I found that French press generally leads to the best cup, most economical cup of coffee, so we decided to give it a go.
I've only used this so far for cold-brewing, which ...
Amazon Customer "Lilly", Amazon
30 July 2014
Summary: I've only used this so far for cold-brewing, which will probably be the only thing I use it for. It works really well for me, however I've never been able to remove the glass from the plastic housing. I've read other reviews that say it's a very tight fit but I can't budge it, so I'm not trying.
Summary: I saw some varying comments on how the plunger is made and this review is to clarify what i found. I just received this coffee press (December 2013, packaging notes 2013 dates). This is my fourth Bodum french press (Shin Bistro, Chambord, and a travel press).
Summary: Seeing as how it's my first press, it's hard to compare. I can say it feels well constructed. I like how the screen can be unscrewed and cleaned/replaced easily. The carafe is a bit thin but it's the same as my coffee pot and I've beat that up over the years.
Summary: I had a Bodum french press for years, when it finally broke, I went back to the brand. I have since discovered that the quality of the glass has gone really down hill. I've been through 3 beakers in 18 months.
Summary: Seriously, french press coffee is the way to go. It makes weekend coffee that much more wonderful. The 34 ounce press makes just slightly more than 2 large cups of coffee so it's perfect for a couple.
Summary: Received as a Christmas gift, was careful with it (I read the other reviews here when I got it) but the plastic broke today where the lid attaches to the plunger. Since I only brewed coffee with it once or twice a week it only lasted about 20 uses.
Summary: The plastic base, while it doesn't look as nice as the Chambord model, definitely provides better shock absorption from playing it down on the counter. Does the job great and I hope to be using it for a long time.