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ISO Large Bodum French Press Vancouver

amelieducroix Dec 17, 2009 11:05 AM

I'm looking for a large Bodum french press for a christmas gift. I've only been able to find them at the Bay and they're too small. Does anyone know where to get one in the lower mainland?

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    vandan Dec 17, 2009 11:07 AM

    i know bosa sells them, give them a call

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    1. re: vandan
      grayelf Dec 17, 2009 03:41 PM

      Maybe also give Ming Wo on Broadway a call. I could swear they had larger (6?) cup ones there not too long ago...

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        raidar Dec 17, 2009 09:42 PM

        I can almost swear I saw a few giant Bodum FP's at my local Starbucks/Chapters the other day here in Edmonton. Might be worth a shot.

    2. peter.v Dec 17, 2009 10:06 PM

      Ming Wo. They sell them.

      Or, if I can convince you of a better press, the Frieling double walled press is in my opinion the best on the market. 49th Parallel sells them. http://www.49thparallelroasters.com/s...

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      1. re: peter.v
        grayelf Dec 18, 2009 09:15 AM

        That is one sexy coffee pot, peter! I just ordered the medium one for my mum... picking up on Mon afternoon -- thanks for the suggestion.

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          cdn Dec 18, 2009 01:30 PM

          Do you know if this pot sells in Calgary anywhere...I LOVE IT!

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            peter.v Dec 18, 2009 07:50 PM

            You can get them where I got mine! Phil & Sebastian will gladly hook you up.

            The double walled stainless maintains brew temperatures and they are nearly indestructible (you know, it might break if you ran it over with your car).

            1. re: peter.v
              grayelf Dec 18, 2009 10:07 PM

              I was wandering on Broadway in search of the apparently-endangered tall taper candle (yeesh) this evening and popped into Ming Wo's near MacDonald. They do indeed have various large Bodums all on sale, but they also have a knock off of peter's Frieling for about $30. No idea if it works as well (I couldn't see a brand anywhere) but the price point might be attractive at this time of flat wallets :-).

              1. re: grayelf
                fmed Dec 18, 2009 10:33 PM

                One thing to watch out for with the double-walled knock-offs is the "pour". We have one (from Ikea) that sort dribbles down the front because the lip is too thick.

                1. re: grayelf
                  peter.v Dec 18, 2009 10:41 PM

                  Another thing to watch out for with the knock offs is the build quality of the filter mechanism. Is it steel or plastic? How nice is the mesh? For $30, it's probably not bad though.

                  1. re: peter.v
                    grayelf Dec 20, 2009 07:09 AM

                    I pulled the filter mech out and peeked in -- believe it was steel. The mesh I seem to remember had lower gap frequency than I would have expected but I didn't eyeball too carefully. I did notice that it was relatively difficult to pull the filter mechanism out of the unit straight which could be annoying.

                2. re: peter.v
                  cdn Dec 19, 2009 03:11 PM

                  SWEET thanks peter.v! Happy Holidays.

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              amelieducroix Dec 18, 2009 12:00 PM

              Awesome, thanks everyone.

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                hrhsheba Dec 18, 2009 02:07 PM

                williams-sonoma on Granville have a good selection of the larger pots .

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