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Jun 10, 2010 03:33 PM

Replacement beaker for Bodum - where's the cheapest?

Mine cracked, so I'm looking to replace just the beaker part. Any suggestions?

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  1. Check out Green Beanery's site & see if your Bodum beaker is there. I find them convenient for coffee/tea stuff.

    Green Beanery
    565 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

    1. The Greenbeanery is what I would recommend too. If there is a sale, Home Outfitters is a possiblity for a replacement beaker.

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      1. re: funfoodie

        Thanks, always-eating and funfoodie. I'll check out what's on offer.

      2. call nikolau to confirm, but i'm pretty sure their prices were cheaper if not par with green beanery's. i want to say that a 4cup replacement glass was $16 and if you pay cash they don't charge you tax... or take 10% off. if my memory is correct, it is much cheaper.

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        1. re: pinstripeprincess

          Thanks, I'll give them a call. It is the 4 cup beaker I need.

          1. re: Full tummy

            Do they sell replacements? I was under the impression that one would just have to buy a whole new unit! Ha! If only I knew that a few months ago when mine broke. I bought a new one.
            Oh well....

            ( yeah, go the green beanery)

            1. re: froglegs

              Well, you'll know for next time. And there probably will be a next time!!

              1. re: Full tummy

                I was planning to lug mine overseas in a few months and worried about the cracking issue - then learned that there's a shatterproof model. (Of course, then realized that there's not much point buying a brand new one here to bring there...)

                I'm not sure if the individual shatterproof beakers are sold, but you might look into that. The Green Beanery definitely lists full shatterproof units.

                Green Beanery
                565 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

                1. re: c.cow

                  They may be helpful in my deciding which option to go with, as I'm sure they have lots of feedback from customers. Thanks.

        2. You know, I had a few crack over the years and then I ended up just buying a stainless steel bodum that will last forever. No cracking, no running to the store for a replacement, no having to go without my coffee because the bodum is cracked

          More expensive initially, but cheaper over the longer run. Green Beanery and other stores have them in various sizes.

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          1. re: Flexitarian

            Yes, good idea. Will give that some consideration.

            1. re: Full tummy

              The Internet Kitchen Store on Eglinton West (just past Duplex) is a really good source for replacements can visit their website/call them (416:482-7154).
              This store is a terrific resource and has an excellent website... it is my 'go to' store for lots of great stuff with no pressure from salespersons..they are most obliging.

            2. re: Flexitarian

              The only thing about the metal bodum I have a concern about is the silicone gasket on that plunger that will degrade over time...and then that would have to be replaced, if still available.

              Regarding the shatterproof beakers, I wonder how the plastic (polycarbonate) reacts to the coffee.

              1. re: neighborguy

                Great questions.... And how does the plastic hold up against scratches?

                1. re: Full tummy

                  A year or so ago I broke my beaker and could order one from Starbucks for $15 with one week delivery, however, they had the plastic press with glass beaker for $16 in stock. I used the glass beaker and saved the rest for parts - the screen in particular was useful as they fray around the edges after a year or two of use and are hard to clean properly.

                  Also be careful of the size. Bodum considers 4 oz. to be a cup. The medium beaker holds about a liter (or roughly 4 imperial cups) but is referred to as 8 cups.

                  1. re: sumdumgoy

                    Oh, thanks! Yes, mine would be the 8 cup version, then. Sounds as though there's not much in savings when just buying the beaker.

                2. re: neighborguy

                  I have had my stainless steel bodum (and btw it's double-walled so it's insulated) for 5 years now and the gasket has not degraded at all. I don't think it is silicone btw though or it might have degraded by now.

                  1. re: Flexitarian

                    I COVET that stainless bodum at Starbucks... I'm getting one as soon as the current beaker breaks -- and we all know that will happen eventually.

              2. If you need a larger Bodum replacement we searched everywhere and only found one at Espresso Planet. No one else had the 12 cup replacement. They were cheap but I had to drive to Mississauga to get it. Mine was originally from Starbucks but they don't carry the 12cup anymore, just the 8 cup and 4 cup. Hope this helps.

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                1. re: Torontotonto

                  Thanks, I don't need the larger one right now, but I do have that model, so it's good to know....