Huge disappointment. I ordered one for my mom for Christmas
12 December 2013
Summary: Huge disappointment. I ordered one for my mom for Christmas. I opened it up, excited, only to find that the piece of plastic that is directly around the plunger on the lid was broken off. This piece seems to guide the plunger up and down, and while not the most important piece, it still has a purpose. The lid itself seemed to be pretty cheap plastic too, as there were several spider cracks in the lid. Sorry, I am not giving someone a broken item.
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. This last time I bought the Kenya model, thinking the plastic might protect the glass better but the glass broke as I was simply attempting to pull the beaker out to wash it, I only had it a few weeks.
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. I can still use it to make coffee, but will be reminded with each cup of coffee I make what cheap junk bodum puts out. If you're shopping for a press I'd look at another brand!
Summary: This was a great buy and used it continuously for about six months when the glass cracked. No replacement available on Amazon and the manufacture said they don't even make them anymore so could not help. The glass is somewhat unique in that it has straight sides and no spout, so replacement impossible. Will have to buy a different model. This one is getting cheaper on here and that is the reason why.
Summary: Very shoddy item. The chrome plated steel that holds the glass to the handle started to rust on the first day it was used. Now the rusting is quite bad and it looks a mess. I was under the impression that Bodum was a decent make but this is worse than the tesco one I've had for years.