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Mar 30, 2007 08:55 AM

french press?

i am looking to get a french press. any recs?

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  1. Bodum. It's a good cup of coffee.

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    1. re: uptown jimmy

      I second. You can also get extra beakers online. I tend to keep one in reserve, because it hurts when you break one and suddenly can't get your coffee fix mid-stream!

      Also, you can buy in multiple sizes so can stash one at the office. No more nasty office coffee!

      1. re: uptown jimmy

        Yep. They're not very complex devices, there's no need to spend big bucks. Bodum or Bonjour will do fine. If you're careful with the glass beaker, it will last forever. I broke one once, spent ten bucks on a replacement beaker, and have had that one for years. The only feature I'd recommend you look for is a plunger you can disassemble for cleaning. Most french presses have them.

      2. If price isn't a big issue, we bought the Bodum Columbia press which is stainless steel as opposed to glass. I think it was around $50, as compared to $30 for the glass. It's fantastic, doesn't break, and is insulated so the coffee stays warmer longer. I've been through a number of glass presses in my time and am happy not to have to worry about that now.

        1. Ikea has a decent, cheap one. It's only about 12 bucks or so. It's rather large for one person, though.