Summary: I have had the press for about three weeks. I was very pleased with it. SO much so that I put away my large counter-top drip coffee maker. Then while making coffee the other day, the mesh screen separated from the plunger as I was pushing it down. I have used presses before and I know how to use them and I was not pushing too hard or too quickly. The problem is the weak plastic piece that screws into the bottom of the metal plunger pole gets stripped or breaks.