Summary: I seem to be trying every coffee press on Amazon, with dismal results. After breaking _another_ glass Bodum french press, we decided to go to stainless steel. The problem is that all the stainless press pots so far have high prices, combined with quality issues, as detailed in my other reviews. Now for this one: Okay, first, it does not come with a "3-part stainless screen" as described.
Summary: Bodum makes a great French Press. 1. The coffee stays hot long enough for me to drink it all. Yes, one person can drink 34 ounces of coffee in 2 hours. 2. The filter screen works well with the rubber or silicone gasket around the edge. 3. You can actually pour from the press into a cup without spilling coffee. The Bunn was ridiculous when it came to pouring. 4. Did I mention Hot? The coffee is much hotter than any drip pot to begin with.
Summary: All of the Bodum french presses are terrific, and this one is no exception. It keeps the coffee hot far longer than the glass counterparts. This makes about 4 American coffee mug cups of coffee, by the way. Functionally, this press is perfect; the only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because of the outrageous price.
Summary: This is my 2nd Bodum French Press and it's a good 1. My other is the standard glass version that is a classic & works well. This unit is smaller but still a decent size for 1-2 or even 3 good sized servings. I wanted this pot for two reasons; the 1st being the double wall construction to retain heat. My glass Bodum makes great coffee, but my only gripe with it is in the cooler months, I always had to reheat the coffee.
Summary: This is the third brand that I have tried. We have been using this French Press of a couple of months now for not only coffee but also loose tea and Teccino with great satisfaction. Two of my other pots stay in the cabinet ever since I started using this one. My last glass Bodum shattered easily. These are a Small 8 cups, more like 4c, but most pots are labeled like that. The insulation works great and the stainless steel might be a plus in flavor.
If You Want the Best Coffee, the French Press is the Ticket
Gene Mcvay, Amazon
6 January 2009
Summary: I bought this for my wife who is a coffee aficionado. No one is more picky when it comes to her morning joe. She tried the French Press at our daughters and had to have one. She is pleased. When she is pleased, everybody is pleased. The coffeemaker is pure quality.