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Cleaning/Replacing French Press Filterscreens?

bk Nov 27, 2005 11:18 AM

Hand washing and/or soaking my Bodum Columbia FP Filterscreen in hot water no longer seems to be doing the trick.

I have no dishwasher so, is there another better way to clean the sediment out my small filterscreen?

Alternatively, has anyone ever replaced a filterscreen on a Bodum Columbia French Press?

As you may be able to see from the attached photo, the screw hole(?) is very small and round and I can't figure out what type of tool is needed to disconnect the filter screen from the plunger stem?


Image: http://www.sweetmarias.com/BODUMprodu...

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    Lobsta RE: bk Nov 27, 2005 12:19 PM

    On most of them, all you have to do is hold on to the bottom and twist the plunger stem (the knob), they screw themself out, no tool needed.

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      toodie jane RE: bk Nov 27, 2005 05:11 PM

      To clean the oil residue from the screen, I use a stiff plastic scrubbie brush on a handle, and sprinkle a little Bon Ami cleanser on it and scrub. BA contains NO chlorine bleach (icky smell) and uses felspar, a natural mineral, as a (very) mild abrasive. I use it on my porcelain sinks, on stainless steel, and it does not scratch! It will remove the residue. Rinse clean under running water. I use BA to clean the plastic parts of my coffee maker, too. It's very good at removing old oils which make a coffee maker and pot 'stinky'.

      and yes, just unscrew the screen and coil ring from the stem.

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