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Planetary Design Desk Press Stainless Steel French Press Black

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  • The luxury of a French Press, anywhere, anytime.
  • Patented double filtration system
  • Double-walled 18/8 stainless steel and vacuum-sealed for optimum heat retention.
  • large 20 oz. capacity.
  • Winner of the Specialty Coffee Association of America

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Item model number: DPBL20
  • ASIN: B004EUEM9C
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 26 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #192,623 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Planetary Design has revolutionized the century old art of brewing coffee and tea via French Press. The Desk Press mugs, constructed of 18/8 marine grade stainless steel, are incredibly durable and equally impressive in their ability to retain heat for extended periods of time. The patented double filtration system, modeled after a hydraulic cylinder, ensures that grounds will not pass through, creating the perfect brew of coffee or tea. Simply, pour hot water over coffee grounds or loose leaf tea, let steep, push stopper down and enjoy the best brew around. No need to pour into a separate container, you can drink right from the pot. The mug presses are ideal for the coffee or tea connoisseur that doubles as an outdoor enthusiast or professional on the run. The 20 oz. press comes standard in four vibrant colors; Cornflower Blue, Mango, Wasabi and Iris and includes an extra, spill-proof lid to convert your French press to a conventional coffee mug. 6 3/4"H. 3.5" W



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I received the item promptly, but there was a bit of an issue with the mug, so I contacted the seller directly. They were excellent in dealing with the issue and I received a replacement mug within a few days of my call. They were excellent to deal with, and the travelling French press is huge, works great, and looks great! Extremely satisfied with this seller!! Thanks!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f5edf18) out of 5 stars 56 reviews
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f610ee8) out of 5 stars Great press & insulated mug, but with some quality control problems... July 20 2011
By Nathaniel Allen - Published on Amazon.com
Don't be fooled by the photo - at 7 inches tall, this press pot is bigger than it appears in the photos.

The plunger design is ingenious, bordering on "cheap." But it works, and better yet, has been amazingly durable! It's a plastic plunger ringed with lots of paper-thin vertical slices, dividing the plunger of dozens of wall-hugging pieces that are forced outward by a very simple ring of sprung steel. Plus there's a screen over opening in the sippy-top. I've have had absolutely no problems with getting stray coffee grounds in my mouth.

Google "planetary design plastic flange" and click on the "100 cups of coffee" result for close-up photos of the plunger design.

To keep the grounds contained, you will have to drink with the plunger top on, unless you want to perform a liquid transfer, rinse out the grounds, and pour the liquid back in. In that case, a non-plunger sippy top is included, or you could try drinking out of it like an adult, with no lid.

This is actually my third Planetary Design press pot. The first was their Boot Cut French Press Mug that I've owned and used regularly for about 4 years. It's still going strong.

About a year ago, purchased my second Planetary press, this Desk Press design. It came via a third party -- Niner Bikes, with a Niner logo on it -- but it was otherwise identical to Planetary's off-the-shelf Desk Press. And here's where the long story begins (but I'll make it short):

The handle was loose, and became looser with use. A quick email to Planetary, and they instructed me to remove rubber plug from the bend in the handle and tighten a screw under there. I did, and that solved the problem for a short while. Then the looseness came back, and soon thereafter, the handle snapped off. I emailed pictures to Planetary, and they replied that it was apparent the weld point broke, and they were within months of having redesigned Desk Presses with stronger handle attachment points. That was January of 2011. Complicating matters was I wanted mine with the Niner Bikes logo. Fast forward to July 2011: Niner ordered another batch of Desk Presses, Planetary worked with Niner to sort out whatever financial details needed attending to, and Niner Bikes sent me my replacement Desk Press.

The new handle can be seen on the planetarydesign dot US webpage; at the time of my posting this, the Amazon photo does not reflect the redesign.

My original review stands, and both companies (but especially Planetary Design) were good about working with me to resolve this, but (pros and cons):

+ the new handle is certainly beefier, with two external screws and a chromed "butt" to the handle (where it connects with the mug), though it's not quite as svelte-looking as the original
+ the new handle is ergonomically a little more pleasing to hold, both in shape and in texture (more rubberized)

- there are a few minor cosmetic blemishes on the red exterior
- the "stainless steel" base (that ring of silver that stands out at the bottom of the mug in the website photos) turns out is not actually what it appears -- my new mug has a blemish down there that makes it obvious this is actually an heat-applied applique of some sort; I hope, over time, this doesn't begin to peel away

But at the end of the day, this coffee press makes good coffee and keeps it hot for a hours (literally). So much better than my uninsulated glass Bodum press that I've been using at home, which loses heat almost immediately (and fagiddaboudit when I take it camping).

I did knock the Desk Press one star due to the original broken handle, and the replacement's cosmetic blemishes (I'm leaving my original Boot Cut press at 5-stars because it's been perfect all along). But my problems may have been a simple roll of the dice, and I continue to have no problems recommending this press to my coffee-loving friends, especially those who hate the junk that gets brewed at work.

BTW, the difference between the Boot Cut vs. the Desk Press? Nothing but the exterior shape. The Boot Cut is a bit more bottom-heavy and therefore more stable if you need to set it on the car floor, or some other unstable surface. The Desk Press fits my car's cup holder. Internally, both are identical, use identical press parts, and hold identical amounts of coffee.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f61469c) out of 5 stars Great press & insulated mug, but with some quality control problems... July 20 2011
By Nathaniel Allen - Published on Amazon.com
Don't be fooled by the photo - at 7 inches tall, this press pot is bigger than it appears in the photos.

The plunger design is ingenious, bordering on "cheap." But it works, and better yet, has been amazingly durable! It's a plastic plunger ringed with lots of paper-thin vertical slices, dividing the plunger of dozens of wall-hugging pieces that are forced outward by a very simple ring of sprung steel. Plus there's a screen over opening in the sippy-top. I've have had absolutely no problems with getting stray coffee grounds in my mouth.

Google "planetary design plastic flange" and click on the "100 cups of coffee" result for close-up photos of the plunger design.

To keep the grounds contained, you will have to drink with the plunger top on, unless you want to perform a liquid transfer, rinse out the grounds, and pour the liquid back in. In that case, a non-plunger sippy top is included, or you could try drinking out of it like an adult, with no lid.

This is actually my third Planetary Design press pot. The first was their Boot Cut French Press Mug that I've owned and used regularly for about 4 years. It's still going strong.

About a year ago, purchased my second Planetary press, this Desk Press design. It came via a third party -- Niner Bikes, with a Niner logo on it -- but it was otherwise identical to Planetary's off-the-shelf Desk Press. And here's where the long story begins (but I'll make it short):

The handle was loose, and became looser with use. A quick email to Planetary, and they instructed me to remove rubber plug from the bend in the handle and tighten a screw under there. I did, and that solved the problem for a short while. Then the looseness came back, and soon thereafter, the handle snapped off. I emailed pictures to Planetary, and they replied that it was apparent the weld point broke, and they were within months of having redesigned Desk Presses with stronger handle attachment points. That was January of 2011. Complicating matters was I wanted mine with the Niner Bikes logo. Fast forward to July 2011: Niner ordered another batch of Desk Presses, Planetary worked with Niner to sort out whatever financial details needed attending to, and Niner Bikes sent me my replacement Desk Press.

The new handle can be seen on the planetarydesign dot US webpage; at the time of my posting this, the Amazon photo does not reflect the redesign.

My original review stands, and both companies (but especially Planetary Design) were good about working with me to resolve this, but (pros and cons):

+ the new handle is certainly beefier, with two external screws and a chromed "butt" to the handle (where it connects with the mug), though it's not quite as svelte-looking as the original
+ the new handle is ergonomically a little more pleasing to hold, both in shape and in texture (more rubberized)

- there are a few minor cosmetic blemishes on the red exterior
- the "stainless steel" base (that ring of silver that stands out at the bottom of the mug in the website photos) turns out is not actually what it appears -- my new mug has a blemish down there that makes it obvious this is actually an heat-applied applique of some sort; I hope, over time, this doesn't begin to peel away

But at the end of the day, this coffee press makes good coffee and keeps it hot for a hours (literally). So much better than my uninsulated glass Bodum press that I've been using at home, which loses heat almost immediately (and fagiddaboudit when I take it camping).

I did knock the Desk Press one star due to the original broken handle, and the replacement's cosmetic blemishes (I'm leaving my original Boot Cut press at 5-stars because it's been perfect all along). But my problems may have been a simple roll of the dice, and I continue to have no problems recommending this press to my coffee-loving friends, especially those who hate the junk that gets brewed at work.

BTW, the difference between the Boot Cut vs. the Desk Press? Nothing but the exterior shape. The Boot Cut is a bit more bottom-heavy and therefore more stable if you need to set it on the car floor, or some other unstable surface. The Desk Press fits my car's cup holder. Internally, both are identical, use identical press parts, and hold identical amounts of coffee.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f94ee4c) out of 5 stars I was in love with this cup Oct. 27 2014
By Dachsiex3 - Published on Amazon.com
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I was in love with this cup! But after a couple months, I noticed the metal or the metalized paint started to peel where the handle connected to the cup. Apparently this material wasn't stainless steel. Kinda disappointed, otherwise it's a beautiful design. Update 4/3/15: the handle completely came off today. The screws that appeared to attach the handle to the cup were purely decorative. Save your $$$ and don't buy this item. SO disappointed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f61487c) out of 5 stars Best mug I've owned March 28 2013
By S. Gallagher - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this mug after using an OXO Good Grips Liquiseal Travel Mug, Red for a year and getting frustrated with properly cleaning it out. This mug doesn't have an airtight seal, but I keep it at work, and I get to brew my own coffee which is an amazing treat given the quality of coffee in our cafeteria. Four months in to ownership and I still love the mug. The french press top and the regular top make it easy to switch from pressing coffee one day to steeping loose leaf tea, or using bagged tea the next. The mug is very well insulated, usually requiring 20-30 minutes of cooling before I can drink my beverage at a comfortable but still very warm temperature. I also enjoy the easy snap off lid that makes cleaning a breeze. My one gripe is with the rubber o-ring that creates a seal. It can come loose when opening and closing the lid. It recently fell off in to the hot tea I was steeping, and just yesterday, the o-ring slipped out of its groove and hot tea leaked out when I went to drink, spilling on my clothes. It was quickly fixed, but something to be aware of in the future.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f98015c) out of 5 stars Quality french press mug out of this World! Nov. 3 2012
By 0rangeBones - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
The mug is stainless steel and is built solid to withstand banging on waste basket getting out the grounds. The handle is a very grippy rubber as is the base. The amount of coffee is just right unlike other mugs out there. The actual press itself is also very well built and does an excellent job of filtering the grounds for a great cup of joe. Eventhough the sipping hole in the lid isn't able to be closed (which might be the only complaint) the lid itself is very well secure to the mug and this hasn't caused any problems anyways. I believe a hot beverage is capable of staying warm up to 4 or 5 hours at room temperature. I have found cleaning to be rather easy so no complaints there. I also like that another regular lid is provided in the event you do not want a french press. This mug is no joke in its quality and function. I am very happy with this purchase and even happier with the tasty coffee I am now able to take on the move every morning. You won't be disappointed with this product.


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