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 was attracted to the clean, modern look and find the plastic holder to be nicer than the basic stainless steel that my mom had while I was growing up.
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. The top lid is plastic, the outer cage and handle is plastic, and there is a plastic screw connector between the plunging rod and the filter system.
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. So far I'm happy with it, I just have to learn how to use it. Maybe the remark on the glass is due to my inexperience, I'm very happy with it. The only "Negative" thing I'd have to say is "Made in China" ?
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.
Summary: Other than ordering French Press coffees at restaurants, this was my first time owning or using one at home. We LOVE this little guy. I microwave 4 cups of water in a Pyrex cup on high for 6 minutes. I grind beans at home, drop them in the press. Pour in hot water, place lid, set timer for 5-6 minutes. Press down, delicious coffee awaits! The "cool factor" with a French Press is, well, cool.
Summary: After trying a French Press for the first time I knew I couldn't go back to drip. I use K-cups at work and regular drip at home, and you just can't get the frothiness and essential oils from anything else but this. I bought the Bodum press because it looks neat. But when it arrived I saw that it was actually really good quality, too. It's nice and sturdy - the glass is thick and the plastic is durable.