Like the glass model, the stainless steel model from SterlingPro comes with a double-screen system. However, this model has a double-wall construction that provides better thermal insulation than the glass walls do. This means the coffee inside stays warm longer and the outside remains cool. The design and build quality of this model are also superior to those of the glass variant.
One researcher we spoke to found those results alarming. According to Rob Martinus van Dam, an epidemiologist at the National University of Singapore, this rise in serum cholesterol is equivalent to a 6 percent increase in risk of coronary heart disease. “Given that heart disease is a complex disease with many contributing factors in the development of heart disease, this is a substantial impact for a single dietary habit,” van Dam said, adding that he would recommend regular French press drinkers who have high cholesterol or are at risk for heart disease switch to another, filtered method of coffee preparation that they enjoy.
Those issues aside, the all-in-one nature of the Precision Press remains a simple and effective means of introducing precision-brewing concepts to anyone who wants to up their hand-brewing game without an additional surge in countertop clutter. Furthermore, the handling of the electronics in regard to design is impressive: There is no visible suggestion of a scale either on the inside or outside of the carafe (it’s built into the base).
The plunger and filter assemblies are made of stainless steel, but the actual grade of that steel may be variable. We do like the fact that the Primula's fragile carafe is protected by a plastic framework with a full-sized handle for easy pouring. Our conclusion is that the Primula Tempo is ideal for the casual coffee drinker who may only require one or two full cups at one sitting. The Primula Tempo's advertised capacity is six cups, but that is closer to three American-sized mugs.

If you are looking for a glass French press, then there are currently two models which lead in this segment – The KONA French press and the Bodum Chambord French Press. They are both classic coffee makers in their own regard but we decided to compare them on different metrics to help you pick the right one. So here is the comparison between the two heavyweights –
Our testers loved this French press coffee maker for its beautiful aesthetic and expert design. “The plunger seal is the finest I've experienced, which is a big deal when you make French press coffee and don't want grounds to leak around the plunger as you pour,” one of our reviewers raved. While our testers didn’t find many flaws with this product, one mentioned that the (attractive) stainless steel design means you can’t watch the grounds steep in the water. “The lack of that visual is a little unsettling,” she explained, particularly if you are new to a French press. In general, though, the takeaway was simple: “It's a beautiful piece that feels worth the price,” declared one of our reviewers.

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Considering the appearance of the other budget range French presses on this list, we were quite disappointed with the Bodum Brazil Coffee Maker. It’s a simple, heat-resistant carafe with a plastic base and lid – BPA-free, thankfully. It stands at just 7 inches tall and holds 2 or 3 small cups of coffee (12oz) so this is a compact, single serving type of coffee press for the individual.

Speaking of which, a French press should always be equipped with a reliable carafe, regardless of its comprising materials. Even though glass carafes are perhaps the most common, they tend not to have inbuilt handles and must be placed in a holder when used. With plastic carafes, you get roughly the same look as a glass carafe, with the added benefit of being much more durable overall. You then have ceramic carafes that have built-in handles and tend to keep the contents at a steady temperature for longer periods of time. Like we said, stainless steel carafes are without a doubt the most durable, albeit more susceptible to scratches.
If you always run out of time in the morning, you can make your coffee on the go with the Bodum Stainless-Steel Travel French Press Mug. Just spoon some coarsely ground coffee in the bottom, pour hot water on top, pop the lid on, and rush out the door. Plunge it down a few minutes later when you're in your car, on the subway, or at work, and voila! Fresh French Press coffee is yours.
While Watson confirmed that the study’s results were valid, she said there was not enough information to make any broad recommendations. “It is impossible to know how drinking French press (or really any unfiltered coffee, including percolated) would affect an individual person's cholesterol,” she said. Watson added that other “epidemiological studies have identified a relationship between drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day and improved survival, but these studies didn't differentiate between different manners of preparation.”
Stainless Steel French Presses: A double-walled design is key for stainless steel French Presses. Two walls will help keep the heat in and make for a better brew. You should also check for the quality of the stainless steel — 18/8 and 18/10 ratios of chromium to nickel are best. Stainless steel carafes are more durable, but you miss out on the fun visual element of glass French Presses.

For each brewer, we took into consideration its quality of material and build and its look and feel. We paid particularly close attention to the propensity of the filter to allow potentially flavor-dampening silt to pass into the cup. We concentrated on how easy or difficult the unit was to clean, including the disassembly and reassembly of its filter system.

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If you always run out of time in the morning, you can make your coffee on the go with the Bodum Stainless-Steel Travel French Press Mug. Just spoon some coarsely ground coffee in the bottom, pour hot water on top, pop the lid on, and rush out the door. Plunge it down a few minutes later when you're in your car, on the subway, or at work, and voila! Fresh French Press coffee is yours.
The size of a French press determines the amount of coffee you will be able to prepare at any given time. When choosing a coffee press, you must consider just how much coffee you usually drink on a daily basis because bear in mind, these presses may take a bit of time to brew a batch of fresh coffee. Although high-end models usually come available in different sizes for you to choose from, a standard model can prepare around three to eight cups at a time.
The size of a French press determines the amount of coffee you will be able to prepare at any given time. When choosing a coffee press, you must consider just how much coffee you usually drink on a daily basis because bear in mind, these presses may take a bit of time to brew a batch of fresh coffee. Although high-end models usually come available in different sizes for you to choose from, a standard model can prepare around three to eight cups at a time.

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And, given the critical importance of maintaining proper water temperature for brewing coffee, we conducted a series of tests on each brewer to measure heat-retention capabilities. These tests focused on measuring the rate at which hot water cooled over time inside the carafe, both with and without pre-heating, and at various volumes. We put particular weight on one test that we thought best exemplified a real-life situation, which involved pre-heating the pitcher by filling it to its maximum fill line with freshly boiled water and letting it stand for one minute, then dumping and refilling with 600 grams of water at a typical starting brewing temperature of 205 degrees Fahrenheit.
2nd order came with broken glass .. probably due to the fact there is ZERO package protection so...luckily the metal was straight on the second order so I just returned the old crooked metal press with the thousand broken glass shards that arrived. All in all I got my French press but still what a hassle! This review only has 4 stars because the French press it's self it great. But I give 1 star for whom ever is sending these out in the mail.
The real, noticeable difference with this Secura model is the flavor of the coffee. Rather than having 2 filters as many top-of-the-range presses have, this unit has 3. There was no bitter aftertaste or coffee grounds in our cups! It’s completely dishwasher safe too, so cleaning those filters is as simple as tapping out the remaining grounds and putting them in the wash.

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Sump Coffee’s Scott Carey told us it’s easy to figure out a decent ratio of grounds to water by eyeballing the amounts you use in one brew and then adjusting those levels if you find the coffee to be too weak or too astringent. Once you discover a ratio you like, take note of approximately how many scoops of grounds you used and how high you filled the press so you can replicate that combo in future brews.

Even though, Espro ranked second, this is mainly because we still consider it a newcomer to the coffee world. Kona has been arond for several years, and it has proven to be very consistent with its brewing capabilities. Espro did perform excellent, but we only tested it for a week. Meaning, it is hard to determine how well the French press will perform after a year.
For those who prefer darker roasts or who are switching to a French press directly from a low-performance automatic drip coffee machine, a low brewing temperature may not produce noticeably disappointing results. However, sub-optimum brew temperatures definitely will not bring out the best in dense-bean, high-grown, freshly light- or medium-roasted coffees. And some lower-priced French presses offer better insulation and heat retention, as well as a better-performing filter and a less wobbly lid.
The size of a French press determines the amount of coffee you will be able to prepare at any given time. When choosing a coffee press, you must consider just how much coffee you usually drink on a daily basis because bear in mind, these presses may take a bit of time to brew a batch of fresh coffee. Although high-end models usually come available in different sizes for you to choose from, a standard model can prepare around three to eight cups at a time.

The Precision Press not only provides functional built-in extras, but also aims at improving the basic mechanics of the format. The lid, rod, and filter assembly, for example — key features not just in the brewing process but also during cleanup, when lackluster construction can make the experience more of chore than it needs to be — are all of exceptional quality and perform very well. Compared to similar components of competing French presses, the KitchenAid parts are a pleasure to handle for their solid materials and accurate construction. Each component fits securely in its place and disassembles swiftly, including the rubber gasket, which comes off and on with ease, yet still provides a tight seal around the edges of the filter, keeping larger grind particles below, where they belong.
Sump Coffee’s Scott Carey told us it’s easy to figure out a decent ratio of grounds to water by eyeballing the amounts you use in one brew and then adjusting those levels if you find the coffee to be too weak or too astringent. Once you discover a ratio you like, take note of approximately how many scoops of grounds you used and how high you filled the press so you can replicate that combo in future brews.
The Chambord is enjoyable not only for its visually impressive juxtaposition of transparent glass and gleaming chromed steel, but also for its combination of performance and affordability. In nearly all respects, it represents a happy medium: Its sturdy glass carafe, while not as durable, insulated or expensive as dual-walled stainless steel, retains heat reasonably well and provides a lovely view of the brewing process. The components of its filter assembly are manufactured solidly enough to allow easy disassembly and reassembly while cleaning.
By allowing coffee grounds to steep before pushing them through a steel filter, the French press releases natural oils that create a robust, clean taste that’s simply not possible with drip coffee makers. We spent over 30 hours of research and testing to determine that the SterlingPro –  Double Wall Stainless Steel French Press is the best French press coffee maker. It keeps coffee hotter for longer than any other French press we tested, and its sleek and durable construction contributes to a delicious cup every time. Our runner-up is the Bodum – Chambord.

Yet, all this tidiness comes at a rather high price. Shoppers could easily find another insulated steel press pot complete with a rubber filter gasket, then buy a decent (if not higher-precision) scale and a timer separately, and still come away with enough leftover cash for a couple of bags of fresh, locally roasted beans. Furthermore, users predisposed to this level of precision will probably already have a scale and timer on hand. But as an icebreaker for the clutter-averse newcomer to coffee geekery who’s more inclined to make the most of onboard features than to fiddle with multiple different devices in concert, the Precision Press is an excellent way to go.

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