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1. Bodum Columbia 8-Cup Stainless-Steel
$29.99 $29.95
2. Bodum Chambord 8-Cup Coffee Press
$59.99 list($80.00)
3. Bodum Columbia Thermal 12-Cup
$14.99 list($19.99)
4. Bodum Chambord 3-Cup Coffee Press
$54.95 $48.00 list($59.95)
5. Frieling Stainless-Steel 33-Ounce
$28.95
6. Toddy Maker Cold Brew Coffee Maker
$11.99 list($16.00)
7. Bodum Brazil Unbreakable 8-Cup
$9.99 list($13.50)
8. Bodum 8-Cup Coffee Press Replacement
$19.95 list($24.99)
9. Bodum Assam 4-Cup Tea Press
$44.95 list($49.95)
10. Frieling 0103 French Press 5-6
$33.00 list($49.50)
11. Nissan 1-Quart Vacuum Insulated
$16.99 list($23.00)
12. Bodum Brazil Unbreakable 3-Cup
$39.99 $31.95
13. Bodum Eileen 4-Cup Coffee Press
$29.99 list($59.99)
14. Bodum Chambord 12-Cup Coffee Press
$69.95 list($69.99)
15. Chef's Choice 695 Electric French
16. Bodum Assam 2-Cup Tea Press
$29.99 list($40.00)
17. Bodum Stainless-Steel Thermal
$14.99 list($25.00)
18. BonJour 5117-72 Cafe Milano 6-Cup
$17.99 list($29.99)
19. BonJour 1008-42 Monet 8-Cup French
$79.99 list($107.00)
20. Bodum Santos Stovetop Vacuum Coffeemaker

1. Bodum Columbia 8-Cup Stainless-Steel Thermal Press Pot
list price: $67.00
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B00005YY9X
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 166
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Ideal for home or office, this French press coffeemaker doublesas an insulated thermos so coffee stays hot and fresh for up to twohours. The pot holds 34 ounces (1 liter), nearly seven 5-ounce cups,and can be used for brewing tea as well as coffee. It's made ofstainless steel polished to a mirror-finish, has a large, comfortablehandle, and is dishwasher-safe. The lid seals in heat remarkably welland turns to prevent heat from escaping through the spout betweenpours. The pot stands 8-1/2 inches high, including the plunger top.--Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • French press makes coffee directly in thermos
  • Holds 34 ounces, nearly seven 5-ounce cups
  • Keeps coffee hot for two hours
  • Made of stainless-steel polished to mirror-finish

Reviews (25)

5-0 out of 5 stars Mmmm, fresh coffee....
I purchased this press as a Christmas present for a coffee lover. We are both very pleased with it! In just 4 minutes it made excellent coffee with no grinds whatsoever in the brew. We used filtered drinking water from our cooler and fresh ground coffee and it was some of the best coffee I've tasted. We got about 3 big cups out of it and it did stay hot for quite awhile, although we drank it up too quickly to find out just how long it would stay hot. It was also easy clean-up, very few parts to clean out thanks to it's simple design. This will be great to travel and camp with as well as make great coffee quickly in the morning. Highly recommended for coffee lovers!

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding French Press
I have been searching for a thermal french press to replace my coffee maker and this is it! It makes a perfect cup of coffee, stays warm, and looks really really cool. For the folks that complain about keeping coffee warm--the only way to maintain 200+degrees is to add heat from an external source which tends to ruin the coffee. A thermal pot is a compromise but works well if you drink the coffee in a reasonable amount of time. The pot is small enough to make 3 or 4 cups at a time and so easy to rinse out. You can make more by simply putting the kettle back on to boil when you're ready. Freshly made coffee is better than anything that has sat in a pot for an hour or more--duh!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Camp Coffee
We have travel trailer but often camp where there is no electricity. Stove-top percolators just boiled the coffee. The 8-cup pot gives me two+ big mugs of great-tasting coffee and the second cup is hot without being 'scorched'. If you have more than one or two coffee drinkers, I'd consider the 12 cup pot.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the French Press that will convert the doubtful
This is by far the best coffee making device I have ever owned. It keeps coffee hot, the plunger seals tightly to reduce sludge, and it's more than easy to clean. Plus...no more broken carafes.

5-0 out of 5 stars My best coffee ever!
I got this press for Christmas two years ago and absolutely LOVE it! I've used french presses for almost 10 years and was only disappointed that the coffee didn't stay hot. Then this baby came along and solved that problem! The coffee stays fairly hot for a couple of hours if you make sure to turn the lid so it is shut (there is a little arrow that points to the spout when open and to the handle when closed). Also, because the plunger has a plastic seal around the rim, there is hardly any coffee "sludge" at the bottom of your cup. And because it is stainless steel it will not break, it is a cinch to clean, and it stays bright and shiny.

I highly recommend this pot to anyone who really loves coffee - it takes a tad more work, but what a difference! Plus, it is truly beautiful - how many coffee makers can say that? ... Read more


2. Bodum Chambord 8-Cup Coffee Press
list price: $29.99
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B00005LM0S
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 566
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Bodum's French press makes it easy: coffee, water, wait, enjoy.Simply measure out one rounded tablespoon of coarsely ground coffee per4-ounce cup, pour in the hot water, wait a few minutes for it to brew,and slowly press down the plunger. Next comes the best part, as you getto enjoy a cup of rich and aromatic coffee. Because of its 8-cupcapacity and elegant design, this French press is great for dinnerparties, where you can now brew your guests' coffee right at the table.Bodum has been in the coffee business for decades, and the companycontinues to produce stylish, affordable, and reliable products.--Maile Rehbock ... Read more

Features

  • All parts are dishwasher safe
  • Brews 32 ounces of coffee; retains beans' oils for rich, complex flavor
  • Sturdy, chrome-plated brass frame; easy-to-clean glass carafe
  • Stainless-steel press mechanism; replacement parts available
  • Turn lid to close spout; not for stovetop use

Reviews (29)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best coffee I've ever had
I previously owned a (much) smaller version of this press, which made an excellent cup of coffee. But that was the problem. It only made a CUP of coffee. I usually have two, and what if others want coffee? It takes a while, going one cup at a time.

Needless to say, I upgraded to this larger press, which makes about 3 times more coffee. It makes the best coffee ever - I could never go back to a junky old drip coffee maker after this. Yeah, it's more work than a drip coffee maker, but really, would you rather have quick, easy coffee that tastes bad, or a delicious cup of coffee that takes 5 minutes more?

Using this is like steeping tea - you boil some water, grind some coffee beans (I hope you're grinding your own coffee beans!) and pour the water over the coffee grounds to let them steep for 4 minutes. Then you push the knob down, which filters delicious coffee into the water and leaves the grounds at the bottom of your pot. Then, voila! You've got about 3 cups of yummy coffee, depending on to what extent you water your cup down with cream and sugar.

If you're one of those people who just CAN'T WAIT for their coffee, you'd be better off getting a typical drip coffee maker. But if you love coffee, and want it to taste as good as it possibly can, you have to buy this press.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Full Experience
I just got this one (Bodum Chambord 8-cup) yesterday and am very happy with the results. My first cup was with four scoops (included with press) of coarsely ground Starbucks Yukon Blend and about 14 oz of water for a four-minute steep. The result was a hair on the strong side, but without a doubt the most robust, flavorful cup of coffee I have ever had, with no harshness at all. Some sediment in the bottom of the cup from a minimal amount of coffee bean dust that got through the mesh plunger, but nothing too bothersome. Cleanup is no more difficult than with a drip coffee maker, and no more fumbling with paper filters. Not sure about the other models, but the glass carafe on this one is large enough to accommodate a hand and sponge, which makes it easy to clean. For entertaining, I would get the 12-cup version. Product seems well made, and plunger action is smooth and easy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Consistently Excellent Coffee
Having just moved, my husband and I were recently deprived of our favorite coffee chain (which doesn't serve our area). All the local coffee houses have so far produced either inconsistent results, or their coffee was consistently of poor quality.

We purchased this unit as an experiment, because we heard good things about french presses. We have been extremely satisfied with the results. This little unit makes consistently excellent coffee, with an incredibly good flavor. We follow the same guidelines as those on the other reviews here: coarsely ground coffee, cooled-for-a-few-seconds-after-boiling water, and the coffee is served immediately after pressing it.

The only reason that I gave this product 4 stars is the usual: this does *not* make 8 cups of coffee by American standards. It makes enough for 1 large mug and 1 smaller mug of coffee. That is just barely enough for us, and it's excellent stuff, so I'm satisfied, but it's only 8 cups by European standards. We'll shortly be upgrading to the stainless steel larger version of this press.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's OK, but not as it's hyped
After seeing a french press on TV and reading the reviews I wanted one of these things to get the "greatest cup of coffee ever". After following the directions and recommendations on using it for about a month I can say that I have not noticed any big difference from the drip coffee I used to make. The press does take an insignificant amount more of effort than a drip maker but it's not hard to make or clean. I just haven't noticed any more flavor, richness, or aroma in the coffee to justify the cost of the press. I'm going to go back to the drip coffeemaker for everyday coffee making and use the press only when I want to "impress" somebody. LOL

5-0 out of 5 stars "Cowboy Coffee" for the 21st century
The Chambord brews your coffee right at your table. It's probably the richest cup of coffee you'll experience. It's made virtually the same way the cowboys made their coffee. The big exeception is that the grounds are pressed whereby all the coffee oils are present. It's as simple as making instant coffee, with 10X the flavor. ... Read more


3. Bodum Columbia Thermal 12-Cup Coffee and Tea Press, Stainless Steel
list price: $80.00
our price: $59.99
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Asin: B0000A8VUU
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 1548
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Most coffee roasters and tea buyers recommend using a coffee or tea press to enjoy the beverages at their best, but the devices have typically offered one major disadvantage--the brewed coffee or tea cooled quickly within the glass carafe. The Bodum Columbia thermal press overcomes this shortcoming with its double-walled stainless-steel construction, which insulates hot coffee or tea to keep it warm for up to two hours. The end result is a rich, flavorful beverage with perfectly extracted flavors and aromas.

To use the Columbia press for coffee, grind fresh beans to a coarse consistency, add 2 tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water, then add hot water and brew for four to five minutes before plunging the press. Tea brews in the same manner, but with whole tea leaves instead. The press holds up to 48 ounces of liquid--enough for 12 small cups of coffee (4 ounces each)--and features Bodum's patented safety lid to keep the contents from spilling. For best results, users should dedicate the press to brewing one beverage only, as coffee and tea flavors tend to cross over when brewed separately in the same vessel. The Columbia coffee and tea press is dishwasher-safe. --Rivers Janssen ... Read more

Features

  • Holds 48 ounces, enough for twelve 4-ounce cups of coffee
  • Thermal coffee and tea press keeps beverages hot for up to 2 hours
  • Double-wall stainless-steel construction insulates contents
  • Safety lid keeps contents from spilling
  • Dishwasher-safe for quicker cleaning

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Haven't Had A REAL CUP OF JOE or TEA Until You Have A Press!
This product, along with my Bodum Assam tea press are the BEST purchases that I have made to date from Amazon. This thermal double-walled stainless-steel coffee & tea press insulates hot coffee or tea to keep it warm for up to two hours. The top part of the stainless steel filter has a closed position to keep the heat in & a strainer position when you need to pour. The end result is something that you can't get from an automatic, vacuum, drip, percolator, or tea bags. You get, instead, a rich, full, smooth, flavorful cup of joe or tea with perfectly extracted flavors and aromas. Since there isn't a paper filter to soak up the rich oils in coffee beans, the oils stay in the coffee where they rightfully belong.

The best practices for this press are the following: For a fine cup o' joe, grind fresh beans to a coarse consistency, add 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water, add boiling hot water and let the grounds brew for about four to six minutes, depending on how strong you like your coffee before hitting the plunger on top to stop the brewing method.

Tea brews in basically the same manner, but add 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of loose tea leaves for every 6 ounces of water, add boiling hot water for black & oolong teas and almost boiling (170 degrees) for green, herbal and white teas, let the grounds brew for about four to seven minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea, too much longer and you will get a bitter cup of tea, press the plunger and voila... a lovely spot o' tea!

I highly recommend this product! It is crafted of the best quality, is esthetically pleasing to look at & use and will last a lifetime!

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm hooked!
I bought my Bodum coffee press before Christmas and quickly became "hooked" on the great flavor of the pressed coffee. The pot is very sturdy and cleans up great. I use it every day now.

I would definitely suggest this pot to any coffee lover.

5-0 out of 5 stars nice design, great for guests
I own both the 8- and 12-cup presses, and recommend them highly. They're durable, easy to clean, heat-retentive and easy to use when serving. A few hints: do follow the mfg.'s suggestion and use each vessel either for coffee or tea, so there's no transfer of coffee oils to your other brews. Also, it helps to retain heat if you keep the lid turned so that the spout is closed between servings. I also find that a spritz of vinegar before a thorough washing keeps you quality coffee/tea tasting its best. Having tried all sorts of other steeping devices, I can say that this Bodum is a winner, and worth the money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I have tried several types of brewing methods (drip & vacuum), but this coffee press is my absolute favorite. I am able to make hot and robust coffee. Since you control the brew time, water temperature, coarseness of the grounds, & amount of water, you can make your coffee to suit your tastes.

It took me a few pots to tinker with the variables mentioned above, but it was well worth it. It is a little more trouble than a drip machine, but I got much smoother yet richer coffee with this method.

The pot is sleek and easy to clean. It does a decent job of keeping coffee hot, although a lot of heat seems to escape through the top once you press the coffee grounds down. Also, it makes 12 FOUR ounce cups. Most drip machines are measured in SIX ounce cups, so choose your pot size with care. Occassionally a tiny amount of grounds get through the filter (common with this brew method), but for the most part I have been happy with the filter.

I would definitely purchase this product again! ... Read more


4. Bodum Chambord 3-Cup Coffee Press
list price: $19.99
our price: $14.99
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Asin: B00005LM0R
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 180
Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Serious coffee lovers agree that the best way to brew everyone'sfavorite stimulant is also the simplest and quickest. The French press methodprevents scorching of the beans, and because there's no filter involved, all ofthe flavorful oils stay in your drink. Simply measure out one rounded tablespoonof coarse ground per 4-ounce cup, pour very hot (not boiling) water over it, letthe contents brew for at least 4 minutes, then slowly depress the plunger. Theresult is one of the richest cups of java you'll ever taste. This attractivelydesigned Bodum press is the perfect size for one person's morning fix. Becausethe carafe is glass, it's best to use a little care when handling the press inthe sink--but if it should break, don't panic: Bodum offers replacement parts.--Mary Park ... Read more

Features

  • All parts are dishwasher safe
  • Brews 12 ounces of coffee; retains beans' oils for rich, complex flavor
  • Sturdy, chrome-plated brass frame; easy-to-clean glass carafe
  • Stainless-steel press mechanism; replacement parts available
  • Turn lid to close spout; not for stovetop use

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars For those who love Cafe Au Lait a great coffee press!
My sister bought this press for the house. This one works real well-- perfect for those coffee press users. Bodum is also a well known brand of coffee press, so you don't have to worry about a flimsy product. Also if it breaks, Bodum is pretty good with spare parts. As a comsumer, I always recommend you shop around for the best price.

When using a coffee press, or any other coffee machine, make sure you FRESHLY grind your coffee for optimal taste. I recommend all serious coffee drinkers to invest in a good burr grinder-- you really can taste the differnce. Also for a coffee press the ginds must be large and coarse in thickness, otherwise your pressed coffee will taste lousy-- do not use automatic drip sized grinds. I also recommend a quality dark/French roast when using a press.

Please note that this press makes 3 French-sized cups of coffee. In Paris cafes, you're served coffee in a press with a "bowl sized" cup half filled with steamed milk (Cafe Au Lait).

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Cup of Coffee
I just got the 3-Cup Press today and I'm sitting here typing this review with my first cup of coffee made using it.

I love getting lattes from coffeshops but I've never been able to make one at home, until now. This coffee press does a great job of brewing an incredibly delicious cup of coffee!

And for jmpkep from CT who asked about the occasional coffee drinker: I'm like you- I drink coffee maybe once a week, not more than one or two cups. Conventional coffeemakers are usually too big & bulky & hard to clean for me. This works great. Cleanup is easy too- Just rinse it out, or handwash... I don't know if it's dishwasher-safe or not, but I'll be handwashing mine, just to be safe.

5-0 out of 5 stars A superb cup of coffee
I'm quite the lover of good coffee, and I hadn't ever owned a coffee press until buying this particular item.

The use of it is simple. I keep coarsely ground coffee in a tupperware in the fridge at work. I pour two scoops into the bottom, pour hot water on top, and push the press down. Ten minutes later, out comes terrific pressed coffee.

The flavor is different than traditional drip-and-filter coffee makers, but difficult to describe; subtle and yet more full-bodied.

It really is a terrific cup of coffee. Note, that it is a single standard-mug sized cup of coffee. The "3-cup" title is ... misleading at best. However, it is really convenient to not have to brew an entire pot of coffee, and it is also very convenient to have a press for brewing a cup at work.

Highly recommended.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too tiny
I personally think this coffee press is too small to be functional. It holds about 10oz. It's easy to clean and is useful if you are traveling, but not very suitable for use at home.

5-0 out of 5 stars There is no better cup of coffee
This thing is awesome. So easy to use. Just put some water in a kettle. Pour it over your freshly ground coarse coffee. It is delicious. So simple, I always use this when I entertain. It is awesome. ... Read more


5. Frieling Stainless-Steel 33-Ounce French Press
list price: $59.95
our price: $54.95
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Asin: B00009ADDS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Frieling
Sales Rank: 2650
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

By using high-quality 18/10 stainless steel for this French press, Frieling has smartly sidestepped the problem of breakable glass carafes. At the same time, the pot is beautiful, sleek, and sturdy, with a mirror finish and a self-contained design. Plus, with no filters or power cords to mess with, you can brew and serve right at the table. The full-length handle is both comfortable and stable, while the all-steel mesh plunger mechanism can be used with coarse coffee grounds or loose tea leaves. Frieling's double-wall construction keeps hot beverages hot and cold ones cold if you use the pitcher by itself for milk or juice. All parts disassemble to wash by hand or go in the dishwasher. The press holds 33 ounces and stands 9 inches high. --Emily Bedard ... Read more

Features

  • 33 ounces; 9 inches tall; body has a 4-inch diameter
  • Double-wall 18/10 stainless-steel French press for coffee or tea
  • Mirror finish outside and brushed finish inside
  • All-steel mesh plunger mechanism
  • Carafe doubles as insulated serving pitcher

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Not carried by Amazon/Kitchen
The product was and is posted on Kitchen. But Kitchen does not carry the Frieling Stainless-Steel 33-Ounce French Press. I received a notice a few days after my order that the Press was not carried by Kitchen. My credit card was charged and a few days later it was credited back. So I bought it from someone else.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coffee and Martinis
I only had the opportunity to handle the Bodum and Starbuck's stainless steel french presses before receiving this one as a gift. Prefer the Frieling. Makes coffe just fine and keeps it relatively hot. The big selling point for me is the overall design and construction. It just feels sturdier and seems to work smoother (without leaking grounds). Plus, its perfect for mixing cocktails.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid craftsmanship, good result
Not counting coffee grounds and an inch of space at the top, this apparatus makes 35 oz. of coffee, or about four mugs full. (The size of your coffee mug and the amount of grounds to discount may vary, of course.) Another reviewer says "the hole in the lid for the plunger handle is not sealed," but that problem appears to have been fixed. The lid is now sealed where the plunger stem passes through, and there's no way I can see for liquids to get into the lid. Overall, this is a solid piece of work and beautiful besides. I hope to get years of service from it. I rate it four stars only because it doesn't keep the coffee hot for much longer than other coffee presses. (Yes, I do heat it up ahead of time.) If you expect to drink all your coffee within twenty minutes or so, it's fine, but it's not like a glass thermos with a vacuum seal that might keep it hot for hours. Maybe it's too much to ask, but I guess I'll have to keep on using the microwave to get the last cup or two good and hot!

5-0 out of 5 stars I've tried them "all" and this is the best
Granted it may not be the cheapest but you are getting a quality product. The two best things/selling points I can make are the fact that it is stainless steel meaning you will never have to replace a glass carafe again. Also, the steel is well insulated meaning that if you take your time with your first cup of press coffee, you can be sure the second will stay hot for you. As a side bonus, and unlike single wall stainless French presses you may have seen, this one should hold up to some damage as a ding in the outer wall wouldn't generally show through and cause the plunger to fail to go down. The only detraction, and it's minor, is that the hole in the lid for the plunger handle is not sealed, meaning water/coffee could get into the lid and would not necessarily be easy to remove. I can understand why they didn't try to seal this hole as it would have probably been a somewhat expensive weld and this item is already not so cheap. Still, as someone who's been through literally six presses (Bodums, Alessi, Hario) I think this one beats them all. I tried to upload the little user's manual that came with this press as a PDF which might help you decide. ... Read more


6. Toddy Maker Cold Brew Coffee Maker

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Asin: B0000DCYS1
Catlog: Home
Manufacturer: Toddy Maker
Sales Rank: 28
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Product Description

The Toddy Maker is a simple device that uses cold water and a carefully designed filter system to produce an exceptionally pure coffee concentrate from ground coffee. The advantages of coffee brewed with the Toddy Maker make it a popular choice among both individuals and the food service industry. Cold water brewing extracts the desirable flavor elements, but eliminates many of the undesirable oils and acids found in hot brewed coffee that are not soluble at low temperatures. Cold brewed coffee tastes smoother and is easier on the stomach. Toddy coffee has been recommended by doctors to their patients who are sensitive to the acid in hot brewed coffee. The original Toddy Maker consists of a plastic brewing container with a plug and filter at the bottom. One pound of regular grind coffee and nine cups of cold water are added and allowed to steep for eight to twelve hours. The plug is then removed and the resulting concentrate is allowed to drain through the filter into a glass carafe which is also provided. The grounds are then disposed of (they make good compost) and the filter rinsed thoroughly. The concentrate must be refrigerated. To make a cup of hot coffee simply mix one part concentrate with three parts water and heat in the microwave. To make iced coffee mix one part concentrate with three parts water and serve over ice. The concentrate is good for about three weeks in the refrigerator, and can be frozen for several months ... Read more

Features

  • Cold Brew method coffee "toddy" maker
  • Requires no electricity
  • Lowers the acidity of coffee

7. Bodum Brazil Unbreakable 8-Cup Coffee Press, Black
list price: $16.00
our price: $11.99
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Asin: B0000U7ENG
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 365
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Bodum’s Brazil press utilizes unbreakable polycarbonate for its carafe, which makes this model an excellent choice for campers, students, or travelers who like to make fine coffee on the road. The press method is considered by many aficionados to be the best way to make a perfect cup of coffee, since no paper filter absorbs and removes the essence of the flavor. To make coffee with the press, remove the plunger/top ensemble, add coarse ground coffee to the glass carafe, add hot (but not boiling) water, stir with a spoon, and position the top and plunger in place. Allow the coffee to brew for about four minutes before slowing pushing down on the plunger. Pushing too hard or too quickly may cause hot liquid to squirt out. The domed lid features a slotted spout cover for pouring. To clean, simply scoop out the used grounds and pop the entire unit into the dishwasher. This 32-ounce model makes eight four-ounce dessert cups of coffee. Made in Denmark, the press measures 8-3/4 by 5-1/4 inches and comes with a plastic coffee measuring spoon. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Unbreakable French press is great for travel
  • 32-ounce polycarbonate beaker
  • Heat-resistant top, handle, and base
  • Special filter reduces sediment

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars What's the big deal?
After reading elsewhere how wonderful these French Press coffeemakers are, I have yet to understand why. I bought one at Target like this one & made coffee, carefully following the enclosed directions. I didn't like having to wait for the boiled water to cool since you're not supposed to use boiling water. Then, once poured, waiting for the coffee grounds to steep. With an electric coffeemaker you just make the coffee, push a button and when it's done, it's done, no interim steps and waiting around. The coffee from these presses also isn't that great, kind of strong but watery mud, and not very hot, my main complaint. Then....cleanup time! Yuck! What do I do with all those sloshy grounds if my disposal isn't working?...which it isn't. The time it takes to make, the luke-warm quality of the coffee, and the messy cleanup, make this coffeemaker a bad idea.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great
Ok I used this thing for a year on and off and it works fine. I don't know what you people are talking about. Just be careful with the thing and don't break it. I never wash it in the dishwasher so maybe that's what cracks it? Take care of it and it will take care of you.

I live to serve my master and his name is Coffee.

--Certified Coffee Addict

1-0 out of 5 stars You Get What You Pay For
I don't know where they get that this product is "unbreakable" because ours developed a crack in the bottom even though it was never dropped or banged around. It was really convenient while it lasted, but think of it as more of a temporary item than something that will last.

1-0 out of 5 stars Useless
I have had great luck with other Bodun french press coffee makers, but this press lasted less than a month. Very poorly made!

1-0 out of 5 stars Invest in a better model
My husband and I purchased this press at Target for $10. We didn't want to spend a lot on our first press because we weren't sure how often we would use it or if we would use it at all. We did end up loving having our coffee made this way, but the press broke after only 1 week. We followed the directions very carefully and made sure not to use fine ground coffee. The plastic screw cap for the press pieces wasn't well made and the threads stripped. Now the press pieces (the filters) come apart and it's useless. ... Read more


8. Bodum 8-Cup Coffee Press Replacement Beaker, Glass
list price: $13.50
our price: $9.99
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Asin: B0000CF2WM
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 2363
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Features

  • Replaces all Bodum 8-cup coffee press beakers
  • Constructed of glass; lip to facilitate pouring
  • Dishwasher-safe

9. Bodum Assam 4-Cup Tea Press
list price: $24.99
our price: $19.95
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Asin: B00005LM0Z
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 498
Average Customer Review: 3.14 out of 5 stars
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Who knows more about tea than the British? When the British Tea Council asked Bodum to develop a new way of brewing tea, the result was this unique press that's almost as much fun to look at as it is to use. Simply fill the strainer with tea leaves and add boiling water--a slow process, but well worth the time. (You could also use tea bags, but why would you want to?) The clear jug lets you see the tea as it's steeping, allowing you to customize its strength to your taste. When the tea is strong enough, slowly depress the plunger to stop the brewing. You won't have any tea leaves to read at the bottom of your cup, but there's no mess and no need to remove the strainer before you pour. But be forewarned: the Bodum press doesn't retain heat quite as well as a traditional teapot, so you might want to use a tea cozy if you're not drinking the whole pot in one sitting. It's a shame to cover up such a beautiful design, but that's the way the tea leaf tumbles. --Mary Park ... Read more

Features

  • Heat resistant borosilicate glass, stainless steel lid, polycarbonate strainer and plunger
  • Brew tea without removing the infuser
  • 32-ounce capacity
  • All parts are dishwasher safe
  • Designed for the British Tea Council

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars a lovely product if you are using it for what it's made for
I bought this with the bodum tea warmer (the electic one they sell here) and use it every morning at work. It is WONDERFUL, as I can brew up tea or just have hot water on hand for teabags or my chai tea mixes. There's a hot water tap at work from the coffee maker, so it's simple to fill up. If I had this at home, I'd get a 4-cup pyrex cup so I could microwave that much water at once.

CLEANING:
You use a scrub brush every few days if needed. One of those yellow sponges with green scrubbies on them. The infuster does NOT hold on to flavor unless you are simply not washing it. The infuser is plastic, so if you don't actually wash it off but just run water over it, yes it will retain odor/taste. You have to have a semi abrasive action to take off whatever hangs around. Really not an issue if you aren't a completely lazy bum. Takes me about 30 seconds to run a scrubby sponge around the inside and outside and I only need to do that if I've left it sitting around for hours on end with strong tea leaves inside.

The plunger does NOT get stuck unless you are a complete weakling or have a defective product. There's suction at work once you've pushed it all the way down, so of course it won't glide up smoothly with a light tug. I probably use more strength opening a jar of jam than I do lifting the plunger.

Combine this with the warmer and you've a GREAT product. You can have tea on hand for hours and sip your mornings away.

They also sell a 2 cup and a 6 cup model. Judge how much you might drink and then pick the one that suits you best. I sometimes wish I had the 6 cup one instead, as I find that if I have that much tea on hand at my desk, it's very easy to drink and suddenly find it all gone without thinking about it. I love it.

3-0 out of 5 stars plastic infuser absorbs odors and tastes from flavored tea
I recently purchased this pot from Amazon, and also ordered a variety of high grade specialty teas from another internet company. One of the teas was a cranberry tea, which had dried cranberries in the blend. I cleaned the infuser well after brewing the flavored tea, but found my next brew of oolong tasted like the cranberry! The plastic infuser apparently absorbs odors and tastes very easily... and these flavors are difficult to remove without long-term soaking. Overall, the pot itself works very well, but be careful if you like a variety of blends and flavors.

5-0 out of 5 stars You can See!!!
I received this tea press as a present and I love it. It is easy to clean and easy to see the strength of the tea brewing. In the time it takes to heat the water, you can fill the basket with your favorite loose tea, take your cup and saucer from the cabinet and put some cookies on a plate. And did I say how easy it is to clean? I take my tea leaves and feed my plants with them, then I simply rinse and wash the parts.

2-0 out of 5 stars Stuck plunger
The idea is nice, and I did not have a problem with leaves escaping. However the leaf container is annoyingly difficult to clean, and worse, after you set the plunger, it gets stuck and is difficult to remove. I ended up using a normal infuser and drip tray.

1-0 out of 5 stars I expected more from Bodum
I purchased a 4 cup Bodum teapot as a christmas gift and sent it directly to the recipient. Recently, during a visit I tried to use the teapot. I found that the cover was flimsy and fit the teapot only when the tea basket was in place. The cover fell off when the pot was tipped. The teapot arrived, I learned, with a broken positioning flange on the tea basket. I was disappointed to have given this as a gift. I expected more from Bodum. ... Read more


10. Frieling 0103 French Press 5-6 Cup
list price: $49.95
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Asin: B00009ADDR
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Frieling
Sales Rank: 6753
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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By doing away with filters and cones, this 23-ounce French press from Frieling makes rich, delicious coffee in a self-contained, non-electric design. The press also smartly sidesteps the problem of breakable glass carafes with its high-quality 18/10 stainless-steel construction. At once beautiful, sleek, and sturdy, the mirror-finish piece has a satisfying weight, a comfortable full-length handle, and an all-steel mesh plunger mechanism ideal for coarse coffee grounds or loose tea leaves. Frieling's double-wall construction keeps hot beverages hot and cold ones cold if you use the pitcher by itself for milk or juice. Standing 8-5/8 inches high, the press disassembles completely for washing by hand or running through the dishwasher. --Emily Bedard ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 8-5/8 inches tall; disassembles for dishwasher or hand washing
  • 18/10 stainless-steel, double-wall construction keeps coffee or tea warm after brewing
  • Full-length handle is comfortable in the hand
  • All-steel mesh plunger easily pushes down coarse coffee grounds or loose tea leaves
  • Also works as a pitcher for hot or cold beverages

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow and a half.
I had the opportunity to try French-pressed coffee recently and I was sold immediately. The increased character and complexity just blows even the most carefully drip-brewed coffee right out of the water. The first time I saw a sheen of rich oil (normally removed by paper filters) shining back at me from a piping hot cup, I knew I was in for a treat. I wanted to be able have that wonderful French-press taste at work, but the glass carafe of the other models on the market prohibited the rough transport. Enter the Frieling. Holy moose. This thing is amazing. Even decaf has more character and body (which is great for me since too much caffeine just kills my stomach). It's built like a tank so it can withstand a good tumble in a backpack (just toss that ancient enamel percolater you used to take camping right out the window) and the insulated carafe keeps your perfect cup steaming hot. The carafe holds about 3 standard coffee mugs worth which I found ideal. If you're new to French press, do yourself a favor and purchase a good quality burr grinder with a "very coarse" or "French press" setting. They're expensive, but you're wasting your time if you just drop in some generic-grind supermarket grounds; you won't get the proper extraction from the beans and you'll have a lot of icky sediment. Blade grinders just don't give you a consistent grind and they tend to be a bit "dusty" which will leave you with even more sediment. I should note that sediment is a part of a French-pressed cup anyway, but the Frieling has a superfine steel mesh that removes all but the nearly microscopic grounds, which really just adds to the body of the coffee rather than anything unpleasant, and is an essential part of French-press coffee. This is a fantastic buy for anyone who takes their coffee seriously. The Frieling is also outstanding for loose tea so even if you're not a coffee fanatic you can take advantage of this high-quality piece of brewing equipment. I would also reccommend the Vacu Vin coffee saver to store your fresh ground beans so you can savor the perfect cup just about anywhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best press I ever owned
If you like the press method of making coffee, I can't imagine a better one than this.

If you are not familiar with the French press method, you should be aware that coffee from a press is not nearly as "squeeky clean" as typical American drip coffee. Grounds are separated by a fine wire mesh on a plunger and a certain amount of fine grinds will ALWAYS get through. To minimize this, your coffee needs to be ground specifically for a press - a much coarser grind than for drip.

But the press is widely regarded as the best way to get all the subtle flavors out of a great coffee bean. This one is beautiful and built like a battleship - you'll never have to replace broken glass insert again. All parts are dishwasher safe.

The Frieling is also insolated but don't get the idea you can let your coffee sit in it. It is not a "thermos". It really is only enough insolation to offset the undesireable thermal conduction properties of stainless steel and keep it superior to its glass/ceramic rivals.

No matter to me. Most coffee experts will tell you to get your coffee separated from the grounds after a 4-5 minute brew or over-extraction and bitter taste can result. So my coffee goes into a pre-heated, insolated carafe as soon as it is brewed.

Because the Frieling is steel, dense, and more massive than your typical glass press, you may need to adjust your brewing procedure slightly to keep it from adversely affecting your brew temperature - ideally 190-200F. I preheat mine with some hot tap water before brewing but I have heard that you can just put boiling water in one, insert the plunger briefly, then brew using the same water which will now have dropped "into the zone".

Happy brewing.

P.S. If you are going to "do the press" I have two suggestions:

- The Baratza/Solis Maestro Plus burr grinder: It's expensive but it produces a vastly superior (consistent) grind to blade grinders.

- CoffeeBeanCorral.com : Learn to roast your own beans and the world will be your cup of coffee. ... Read more


11. Nissan 1-Quart Vacuum Insulated Coffee Press
list price: $49.50
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Asin: B00004S1DB
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Nissan
Sales Rank: 1297
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Don't confine the pleasure of pressed coffee to home. With this combination of coffee press and vacuum-insulated thermos, European-style coffee turns up at the office or campground and stays hot three times longer than coffee made in a glass press. Simply spoon in ground coffee, add boiling water, place the lid on with plunger in the up position, wait four minutes, push down the plunger slowly, and . . . Presto! Fresh, piping-hot coffee for two or three hours. Lightweight and virtually unbreakable, the press has a handsome, satin-finish exterior and tough, nonslip, black plastic top and bottom. The press parts and smooth interior clean with sponge or cloth. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Five-year warranty against defects
  • Makes pressed coffee and keeps it hot for hours
  • Holds a bit over 1 quart
  • Steel-mesh screen is replaceable
  • Hand wash with mild detergent

Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for good coffee
I bought this coffee press about two years ago and I love it. Makes a great cup of coffee. Easy to clean, usually I hand wash it but about once a week I toss it in the dishwasher. (They say to hand wash it only, but it seems to do fine in the dishwasher.)

I find that it keeps coffee warm enough for a couple of hours. Maybe not as fun as the see-through glass coffee presses but I like the extra insulation.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's actually a great TEA press and teapot
It may have its faults as a coffee press, as other reviews have said. Too many grounds escape and doesn't keep it hot for more than 2-3 hours. However, if you're a tea-drinker who would like to use or already uses loose tea, it works really well as a tea press and teapot. The mesh filter is well-enough fitted to prevent all but a very few leaves from escaping. And it will certainly keep your tea hot much longer than a ceramic teapot with blanket or cozy. As far as I have been able to find out, this product is really the only french press that is thermal/insulated. There are insulated glass-lined plastic teapot-shaped carafes, and there are one or two non-insulated french presses made specifically for tea and made of single-wall glass. But there seems to be nothing else out there that combines insulation with the french press.

The manufacturer could improve this item by making the lid more insulating and snug-fitting. But even as it is, it makes using loose tea very convenient, and keeps it hot a lot longer than the available alternatives.

4-0 out of 5 stars not superlative, but thermally insulated is the way to go
Short answer: Pretty good, nor perfect, but recommended.

Screen does not appear (to my amateur eyes) to fit the walls as smoothly as a bodum glass model I saw, i.e. there are small indentations in my screen that may or may not merely be cosmetic, but then again mine arrived dented as was probably abused be a previous jerk who returned it (and then they re-sent it out to me -- why, I dunno.) Anyway, it doesn't seem to affect the coffee, but I'm a novice (as if it matters).

I think an uninsulated one would be a real pain. This keeps it hot for a 30 minutes to a few hours (with the time varying mainly on how much coffee you leave in it). A glass one would lose heat rapidly by comparison so if you drink a pot over an hour or so like me you'll really want this or bodum's similar offering.

5-0 out of 5 stars Replacement French press screen
I have this pot for years and Bodum makes replacement screens that will fit this pot. Shame that they make the screen for their product as well as Nissan and they clearly state that it will fit the Nissan...

http://www.coffee-makers-espresso-machines.com/repfrenpresm.html

5-0 out of 5 stars Great press; but no more screens
We have had this press for over a year and use it almost every day. It keeps the coffee hot long enough (we drink it before it has a chance to get cold anyway!), plus it just makes excellent tasting coffee. We do take issue with the manufacturer, however, as I just called them (11/3/03) and they said they no longer make the replacement screens--and that they are the only ones who made them. Yet they will replace the whole pot if you need a new screen. Does this make any sense? ... Read more


12. Bodum Brazil Unbreakable 3-Cup Coffee Press, Black
list price: $23.00
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Asin: B0000U6PV8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 1955
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Bodum’s Brazil press utilizes unbreakable polycarbonate for its carafe, which makes this model an excellent choice for campers, students, or travelers who like to make fine coffee on the road. This 12-ounce model is ideal for making just enough coffee to fill a commuter mug. The press method is considered by many aficionados to be the best way to make a perfect cup of coffee, since no paper filter absorbs and removes the essence of the flavor. To make coffee with the press, remove the plunger/top ensemble, add coarse ground coffee to the glass carafe, add hot (but not boiling) water, stir with a spoon, and position the top and plunger in place. Allow the coffee to brew for about four minutes before slowing pushing down on the plunger. Pushing too hard or too quickly may cause hot liquid to squirt out. The domed lid features a slotted spout cover for pouring. To clean, simply scoop out the used grounds and pop the entire unit into the dishwasher. Made in Denmark, the press measures 8-3/4 by 5-1/4 inches and comes with a plastic coffee measuring spoon. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Unbreakable French press is great for travel
  • 12-ounce polycarbonate beaker
  • Heat-resistant top, handle, and base
  • Special filter reduces sediment

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars simple and convenient java
A lot of my travel takes me to places where good coffee just isn't found (particulary a lot of former British colonies...). This little device is the solution. As easy to use and clean as almost any french press, although the filter screen does not unscrew from the plunger rod. In a perfect world you wouldn't brew coffee in plastic/polycarbonate, but this carafe stands up to the banging around of travel, and you don't have to worry about finding broken glass shards when you open your suitcase upon arrival. Should be great for camping, too. ... Read more


13. Bodum Eileen 4-Cup Coffee Press
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00005LM0U
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 16465
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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This 4-cup coffee press is so handsome, you'll want to display it frontand center on the kitchen counter, not hide it away in a cabinet. Its strikingmodern lines are a fitting tribute to Eileen Gray, the Irish designer andarchitect who adopted the cafés and salons of Paris as her home. Theelegantly patterned stainless-steel frame is easy on the eyes but also protectsthe glass jug within, and the squared handle is easy to grip even when the pressis full of boiling water. The French press brewing method prevents scorching ofthe beans, and because there's no filter involved, all of the flavorful oilsstay in the drink. Simply measure out one rounded tablespoon of coarsely groundcoffee per 4-ounce cup, pour very hot (not boiling) water over it, let thecontents brew for at least 4 minutes, then slowly depress the plunger. Thisparticular press even includes a coffee scoop and a timer to make the brewingprocess easy. --Mary Park ... Read more

Features

  • Includes scoop and timer for a perfectly brewed pot of coffee
  • Easy-grip santoprene handle
  • Makes 4 cups of coffee
  • Striking stainless steel patterned frame
  • All parts are dishwasher safe

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good, but not quite great.
This product makes very good coffee, and is probably the most attractive "press" style coffee maker out there. The metal surrounding the glass bottle is pretty, and is also meant to protect it against accidental breakage. It also adds to the price.

However, the metal absorbs heat, so the coffee does not brew as hot as in Bodum's own 8-cup model. This diminishes the delicious flavor a bit.

This is the press to get if you want looks and good flavor, but the 8-cup model is for you if you want the very best flavor. I own both, so I am confident in making this comparison.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
The Bodum Eileen 4-cup Coffee Press is the perfect way to make just the right amount of coffee for one or two people. In regards to the other review, I don't agree that the heading is misleading. I have never seen a coffee pot or maker that listed the number of cups based on the 8 oz measuring cup. In coffee terms a cup is usually 4 or 5 ounces per 'cup'. The number of cups is really the number of regular servings not fluid ounces. And with that in mind this product is perfect for making great coffee with out brewing a full sized pot which most of sits to long to enjoy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mislabeled size
The 4-cup coffee press is in actuality just 2 cups. The number of ounces is not listed in the sales blurb... What we wanted was 4 cups at 8 ounces each. The 4-cup coffee press is just a bit over 16 ounces. While it says so on the lid of the box it came in, the ounce-capacity is not in the Amazon listing. ...So we returned it... ... Read more


14. Bodum Chambord 12-Cup Coffee Press
list price: $59.99
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Asin: B00005LM0T
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 2715
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Chambord is Bodum’s original coffee press design, which the company began to mass produce in 1982 after acquiring a small factory in Normandy where craftsmen made these presses by hand. Bodum takes great care to instill the same quality in craftsmanship and the result, according to coffee purists, is a brewing machine that produces a superior taste and aroma to any electric coffeemaker. The secret is that the grounds are able to steep in boiling water for about four minutes before they are pressed with the plunger, producing a richer, full-bodied flavor.

The glass carafe on this Chambord model holds a maximum of 48 ounces or 12 cups of brewed coffee or tea, making it a useful size for entertaining or for all-day-long drinkers.The chrome-plated brass frame and lid and stainless-steel plunger are durable and will hold up to years of brewing. For easy cleaning, the carafe and all its parts go right into the dishwasher. Replacement parts are available from the manufacturer. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • All parts are dishwasher safe
  • Brews 48 ounces of coffee; retains beans' oils for rich, complex flavor
  • Sturdy, chrome-plated brass frame; easy-to-clean glass carafe
  • Stainless-steel press mechanism; replacement parts available
  • Turn lid to close spout; not for stovetop use

Reviews (14)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Coffee Press
I have used my Bodum Coffee Press for years. It also makes great tea when using loose Teas. I have never had a problem with the glass Canister. I however always fill it with hot tap water while boiling my water for the coffee. I wouldn't trade it for any other mechanical coffee maker.

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't grind your coffee so fine.
I hope people realize you are not supposed to "press" the plunger down. You are just supposed to "push" it down.

If you are "pressing" too hard you are using too "fine" of a grind and it is clogging the strainer putting pressure on the glass. French presses are made for a very coarse grind of coffee.
They are not designed for drip coffee grounds.

If you are running pre-ground coffee (especially out of a "can") then you probably don't need a french press anyway. You are generally wasting your time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value!
I am very pleased with my coffee press. I bought it as a house warming gift for my boyfriend and we probably use it twice a day (whereas before we would often not bother with the regular coffee machine simply because of it's bulky size and poor tasting coffee). This press looks great on the counter and is very easy to clean. Form AND function for forty bucks! You can't go wrong.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic European Staple
I remember the first time I saw one of these, it was Stowe VT, approx. 1984, and the savy worldy friend educated me that she had experimented with many methods of coffee making and this was her favorite. How right she was. I have been hooked ever since and have only replaced my Bodum once......due to divorce, not distruction. I recommend heating the water by using an electric kettle that sits on a seperate base(Target has Philips Electric Kettle HD4651). I agree with fellow reviewers on not using boiling water (I let the kettle sit a bit) and with swirling a bit before a slow plunge. To keep coffee warm while brewing in the Bodum, use a cozy (an insulated fabric cover) or a dish towel wrapped around, I let sit approx. 5 minutes. Lastly, always avoid soap/dishwashing liquid. If you just use hot water to rinse clean there is no need of soap. I learned this trick in Ireland. (They also never wash tea pots in suds) Coffee grinds are safe to go down the sink, my Dad said that the local plumber told him that it is good at exfoliating the pipes. Ask your own plumber to be sure. So clean up is as simple as just rinsing in hot water, no need for messy filters or grinds everywere. Not only in my own home, but in castles and bed and breakfasts all over Europe, the French Press is a staple way of serving coffee. ENJOY

5-0 out of 5 stars Better coffee through science
I've had this press for almost two years and it has served me well. The glass beaker IS fragile, but if you take a few precautions it shouldn't break on you. 1) NEVER use boiling water. First of all, it doesn't make good coffee. Second of all, the cool air on the outside and the boiling water inside the beaker will cause it to break. The proper water temperature is at or below 200 degrees F. I spent about 20 minutes one day with a pyrex measuring cup, a thermometer, and my microwave, so now I know exactly how long to nuke the water to get it perfect every time. 2) Preheat the beaker and let it air-cool. The lady who wrote that she filled the beaker with hot tap water before she brewed coffee in her press had it right. Slowly warming the glass will keep it from breaking. Also, after brewing you should let it sit in the frame until it cools. Putting a cold water in a hot beaker or even setting it in a cold sink may cause it to crack. 3) Stir before you plunge. The coffee grounds in a french press make a crust you should break by stirring or swirling. That way the water can pass through the grounds freely and your pot doesn't explode from too much pressure. Oh yeah, and don't drop it. :D ... Read more


15. Chef's Choice 695 Electric French Press, Black
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B00005CDPY
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Chef's Choice
Sales Rank: 11479
Average Customer Review: 2.65 out of 5 stars
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This device boils a quart of water in just four minutes--faster than a stovetop kettle or microwave oven. Add ground coffee or tea leaves and insert the screen assembly, and it becomes a French press for making full-flavored coffee or tea. This eliminates a step--pouring boiling water and losing heat while doing so--from the usual method of preparing French press coffee or tea. The glass carafe lifts free of the power base to become a cordless server for the dining table. Designed with care, the device is durable (stainless-steel press assembly, rugged plastic) and thoughtfully engineered (steam-activated automatic shutoff when water boils, knuckle guard on carafe, cord wrap beneath base). It stands 11 inches high and carries a one-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Shuts off automatically when water boils
  • Boils 1-quart water in four minutes--faster than stove or microwave
  • Produces full flavored coffee or tea
  • Cordless carafe perfect for dining table
  • Use also to boil water for instant foods, beverages

Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars I finally found a way to love this product!
I have purchased (and agrily returned) four of these products. The reason I've been angry is the same as the rest of the reviewers....great product which makes great coffee but leaks! I finally removed the glass container from the unit, cleaned off the cheap silicone that they use to seal it to the heating element, and re-sealed it with a high-temp gasket maker that I purchased from a auto parts store. NO MORE LEAKING!!! If Chef's Choice would simply use a better silicone sealer, this product would fly off the shelves. I've been using my new and improved press for 6 months now with no problems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coffee fanatic's joy
Having just inadvertantly dropped my coffee maker, I'm back to buy another! This unit has provided the greatest advance in the quality of my daily coffee--ever. And I used to import my own green beans and roast them each morning! I have had NO problems with leaking or malfunctioning. It seems obvious that, should a leak develop, a simple application of a high-temperature silicone gasket would be an easy fix.

1-0 out of 5 stars thanks for the reviews
I got excited about this product as I need a good coffee maker at my desk at work. I found the makers web site and read all about the product after reading an ad in the "New Yorker'. Thank goodness for the review section. I am going to continue my search as the last thing that I need on my work space is a leaking coffee pot.
Thanks, Allen

3-0 out of 5 stars Leaky Great Idea
This is the second one we've had. The electrical element in the pot burned out in the first one. Now the second one leaks after four months of use. I concur that it's a great idea but a faulty design. I hope someone gets it right eventually because my husband loves it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced and flawed
I was very pelased with the way this french press worked the first few times. After about a week, whenever the coffee and water reached the top of the carafe to automatically shut off, coffee grounds and water would come spurting out of the pour spout. This created a huge mess and then to top it all off, the base leaked and created a short somewhere in the electrical. Everytime I plug it in, it throws a breaker on my eletrical outlet. I think they have a good concept here, just needs some better engineering. ... Read more


16. Bodum Assam 2-Cup Tea Press

Asin: B00025FOU4
Catlog: Kitchen
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17. Bodum Stainless-Steel Thermal Travel Coffee and Tea Press/Tumbler with Grip
list price: $40.00
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B0000U6PU4
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 24033
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Nothing brews coffee or tea better than a French press, but it isn't the most convenient preparation technique, especially for ever-hurried commuters. That's why the Bodum stainless-steel travel press/tumbler is so ideal. Simply add hot water to your freshly ground coffee or whole tea leaves, and you're set. Plunge the press after another four minutes--a process you can employ on the bus, at a stoplight, or in the passenger seat--and you're ready to enjoy coffee or tea brewed in the finest manner. The coffee grounds or brewed tea leaves are safely pinned to the bottom of the mug, so you can slip open the cover to enjoy your beverage. The tumbler's vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel construction also gives it another advantage over traditional glass French presses, as it will preserve the temperature of the beverage for more than an hour. The tumbler includes a santoprene grip that encircles the exterior, letting you handle the press even when the water inside is piping hot, along with a spill-resistant lid. --Rivers Janssen ... Read more

Features

  • Spill-resistant lid keeps coffee and tea from dribbling
  • Portable French press/tumbler lets you enjoy press-pot coffee or tea on the go
  • Preferred brewing method among professionals for both coffee and tea
  • Vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel construction preserves beverage temperature
  • Santoprene grip is cool and comfortable in the hand

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars Worked great...'til it broke
This press worked great, but only for about a month. After that the press disc would not stay attached to the end of the plunger when I was pressing...

1-0 out of 5 stars Good Concept.
I love coffee made with the French press method, so I thought this travel press would be great. It was for 3 days. The lid's threads were stripped in 3 days.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Tea
Similar to a French Press, you put some coffee or tea in the bottom of the mug, add water, screw the cap on, wait for your beverage to steep, and push the plunger down to trap the coffee grinds/tea at the bottom of the mug. It keeps beverages hot and fits in my car's cup holder. The bottom is padded with rubber to prevent sliding. Despite the price, it's definitely a mug I'd buy again. ... Read more


18. BonJour 5117-72 Cafe Milano 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker
list price: $25.00
our price: $14.99
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Asin: B00004R8YW
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: BonJour
Sales Rank: 14055
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Enjoy espresso the authentic Italian way with BonJour's Café Milano's stovetop espresso maker. Like an old-fashioned percolator, this handsome modern espresso maker forces hot water through ground coffee to produce deep, rich, satisfying espresso. With cream or without? That's up to you. BonJour's signature knob--charmingly shaped like an oversize coffee bean--graces the lid and adds a bit of fun to your morning espresso. Keep your fingers far from the heat of the aluminum body with the well-designed handle that curves out yet offers a firm grip. Designed and crafted in Italy, the 6-cup Café Milano version is a good size for a couple, but families or larger groups might want to opt for the 9-cup version. Hand washing recommended. --Meg Heffernan ... Read more

Features

  • Made in Italy
  • Brew six cups of espresso with this classic stovetop espresso maker
  • Charming signature coffee-bean knob makes coffee time fun
  • Handsome streamlined look is elegant on stovetop or table
  • Sturdy spherical base prevents tipping, spillage

19. BonJour 1008-42 Monet 8-Cup French Press, Black
list price: $29.99
our price: $17.99
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Asin: B00004R8Y2
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: BonJour
Sales Rank: 4231
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The vivid hues of the Monet French press will brighten up your morning toast or after-dinner coffee in style. A gleaming dome caps the traditional stainless-steel frame, and the colored handle and knob provide accent. Simply add your favorite coffee (using the handy, color-coordinated measuring scoop included), pour boiling water over, and let sit for a few minutes. Pressing the plunger with its fine mesh screen presses the grounds to the bottom, leaving rich, robust coffee ready to serve. Though pieces are top-shelf dishwasher-safe, hand washing is recommended. If you sometimes brew coffee for one, consider also getting a 3-cup press. --Cynthia Nims ... Read more

Features

  • Measuring scoop included
  • Makes 3 to 4 mugs of coffee
  • Stainless-steel frame and lid with plastic handle and knob;
  • Stainless-steel filter, rod, and screen
  • Easy-pour spout, easy-grip handle

20. Bodum Santos Stovetop Vacuum Coffeemaker Kit
list price: $107.00
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B0000U7EN6
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 13175
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Bodum’s Santos coffeemaker evolved from founder Peter Bodum’s relentless attempts to replicate and improve upon a French vacuum coffeemaker he had acquired in the 1950s. The resulting Santos converted many followers to the vacuum brewing method and this coffeemaker became highly popular in most Scandinavian households through the ‘70s. This kit looks like a chemistry set when first unpacked and is just as fascinating to watch as an experiment on the Bunsen burner. To start brewing coffee, fill the Santos’s bottom heat-resistant glass jug with up to 8 cups of water and set it on either a gas, electric, or methylated spirits stove. While the water heats, secure the filter within the glass funnel, fill the funnel with coffee grounds, and set the funnel over the jug. When the water boils, the excitement really starts. The water rises from the jug up through the funnel and mixes with the ground coffee. Once you remove the jug from the stove, the brewed coffee drains back down into the lower jug for serving, leaving all grounds and sediment behind. This coffeemaker is rated one of the best by PBS’s America’s Test Kitchen in terms of its ability to brew for exactly long enough to extract excellent taste and aroma from grounds. The only caveat is that this coffeemaker is quite delicate and may not survive in a house with rambunctious children or pets who roam or surf the countertops. This coffeemaker brews up to 32 ounces or 8 cups of coffee and comes with the following components: a lower glass jug, a glass funnel with cover, a funnel stand, a burner with a holder for a heat source, a cleaning brush, a stirrer, and a 1 tablespoon coffee scoop.--Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Includes cleaning brush, stirrer, coffee scoop
  • Vacuum-brewing coffee produces excellent taste and aroma
  • Brews 32 ounces or 8 cups
  • Comes with jug, funnel, and burner
  • Heat-resistant glass with nylon accessories

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