I have had many french press and this one is the best so far. The metal part with the handle adjusts perfectly to the glass, so it does not get loose when you poor the coffee and does not twist either. There is a little circular spring that hold the metal mesh that keeps the coffee at the bottom, and the mesh is doubled, folded? at the edges against the glass, this way the coffee cannot escape and float at the surface like it does on cheapest designs. Plus the appearance is nice you can bring it to an informal table ...
I have had my French Press for several months now. I love the fact that I can make a fresh cup of coffee and takes only a couple of minutes. The coffee tastes wonderful. The French Press is so easy to clean. Now that I have experienced the French Press 3-cup Stainless Steel Coffee Maker, I would never go back to the a regular electric coffee maker again. I also know that I am saving electricity which is a major plus.
This is my first french press and it defiantly makes a difference in how coffee tastes. If you are looking at getting a french press, but not sure buy this one. This is a great starter and has introduced me to the french press and I will probably buy a larger one in the future, but it was worth the price.
I bought this for my brother for his birthday. He asked for a french press to replace the one he had. He called to say that this came right on time and it was perfect. It works great, makes wonderful coffee and is attractive enough to leave out.
This is my first French Press and I'm learning to make great coffee with it. Nice price and a pretty pot for counter or table. It makes 16 oz of coffee, just enough for 2 American cups, not the 3 cups it says in the description. As an extra note to the directions, make sure your water is at perfect brew temp 200 degrees. Use an instant read thermometer to get it right. At my altitude I let the water boil up to 200 degrees. At sea level, let it cool down to 200 degrees after boiling. Then add it immediately to the coarse grounds in the pot. The coffee comes out nice and hot without damaging the pot.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate except it really makes 2 cups of coffee not 3
This is very nice makes great coffee and is not at all flimsy..the surface under the lid dose not stain and the strainer is easy to clean as well. Great product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
This product is EXACTLY what it says it is. Perfectly executed product. You won't be disappointed.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Perfect
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes
We purchased this item as a replacement for a previous similar one that broke. It does the job well. Our only complaint is that it's construction does not feel as sturdy as the previous one, and the top does not completely seal over the pourspout (therefore potentially allowing steam/heat to escape!)
The glass carafe can be removed to put into the microwave for reheating; this is a great press because of the cut-out artwork on the sides, it looks great in person as on-line. I've also gotten smaller 2-cup presses in the past, this is a lot bigger. I've paid more for smaller and much more boring presses - I'm glad I gave my little one away which caused me to look what was on overstock for a replacement!
This is my 1st french press, so it's hard to compare, but I would say it's at least good if not excellent. It probably doesnt hold 3 cups, but I put 16oz in it and works fine. I'm glad I got it, I have been using regular grind and so far no problem with that and it's attractive enough to leave on the counter. I like it cleans easier than my coffee maker, that's a plus