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Finally - a practical French Press option.
on April 19, 2015
Had read a very positive review on the Cook's Illustrated site and had wanted a French Press style coffee pot but not unless it was insulated. So this is perfect. We like to make café au laits every Sunday so the 34 oz. capacity is ample for 3-4 people. I still have 2 different sizes of regular insulated coffee carafes that I use with drip filters when I need to brew up coffee for a large group. Easy to use and so nice to be able to put in the dishwasher unlike other insulated carafes. The insulated carafe means I don't have to worry about timing the coffee perfectly with my eggs/pancakes, etc. I can prepare the coffee first and it stays piping hot while I cook the food. I also like the size - not to tall or wide, so fits nicely in my kitchen cupboard. Noticed some people complained about a plastic component, but that is only the underside of the lid and my guess is that Bodum doesn't want any metal inside the pot to scrape the interior. They make a point of specifying that only a plastic spoon should be used to stir the coffee before it brews. An excellent product.