Best French Press Coffee Maker Reviews – 2017 Top Picks

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French press or coffee press no matter what you call it, it stood the test of time and is going to stay here for long. And it is making a great comeback in the recent time.

May be the simple design or the particular brew it produces, whatever may be the reason, we cannot deny the fact that it is becoming one of the popular brewing methods for many people worldwide.

However choosing the best French press coffee maker can be a bit tricky; if you are new into it you might end up with a bitter testing coffee. So we made sure that you don’t have to do all the ground work but merely choose from one of the best one.

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Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System, Black SterlingPro Double Wall Stainless Steel French Press 33 oz$$
Kuissential 8-Cup Stainless Steel French Press 33 oz$$
SterlingPro Pear Shape Doublewall Stainless Steel French Press 35 oz$$
SterlingPro Glass Chrome French Press 16 oz$$
Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker 34 oz$$
Procizion Glass French Press 20 oz$$

What is Best French Press Coffee Maker?

The first French press was patented by a designer named Attilio Calimani from Milan in the year 1929, from there onwards it had several design modifications and continued to grow in popularity.

Today’s modern coffee press maker consists of a narrow cylindrical beaker either made up of steel or food grade plastics, fitted with a fine mesh plunger made up of either steel wire or quality nylon.

It’s the brew, the simplicity of the brewing method and the device that makes it popular for most of the dinner presentations.

Once you have received your French press coffee maker you can check the in depth article about how to use a French press coffee maker.

Advantages of French Press Coffee Maker

Aside from being cool and popular the best coffee press machines have several benefits:

You get a good strong coffee: To brew the perfect coffee using the French press you will need to keep the coffee grind coarse. Which can be easily adjusted using the best coffee grinders available. The coarser coffee grinds gives the brew a strong flavor.

It’s Cheaper: It is cheaper than most of the other coffee brewing methods and does not have a recurring cost besides buying the coarse grounded Starbucks coffee for it. (Tips: Know the best way to store roasted coffee)

Takes Less Space: If you have limited space in your kitchen, then this is one of the best solutions for you. Coffee presses are like simple jugs with a fitted piston and hence can be stored easily anywhere.

Did I mention it’s cool: With some of the trendy colorful designs it can really add value to your dinner table. You need to see by yourself to decide on the coolness factor.

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SterlingPro Double Wall Stainless Steel French Coffee Press

Sterling Pro double walled french press

What makes it so much attractive is its value for money.

Performance:

The device was found to be performing extremely well by us and most of the customers, and we will break down the points below

Double Wall Design: The double wall design makes sure the coffee stays warm for much longer duration and also there is very little fall in temperature while brewing the coffee.

During reviewing it was found that a glass walled press let the temperature of the coffee drop by 18.2 degrees (F), while with the sterling pro we noticed only a drop of 9.4 degrees (F). This is quite substantial considering we were just brewing the coffee.

Stainless Steel Mirror Finish: The stainless steel mirror finish design helps the sterling pro coffee press in several ways. It makes sure the device is scratch resistant, can survive a massive fall, and will last for several years with not much degradation.

Stainless Steel Double Mesh: The device sports double mesh to ensure you do not end up with fine coffee grinds on your cup. The first mesh catches the coarser grounds and the second one catches the finer grounds which pass through. Both the meshes are made up of stainless steel and hence have long serviceability.

Dish Washer Safe: The device is dishwasher safe and hence if you own one, feel free to put it in.

Durability:

Sterling Pro devices are extremely durable since they are made up of stainless steel and can easily survive major shocks and bumps. The plunger and mesh are also highly durable as they too are made up of stainless steel.

If used properly the device can last for really long time, as it has been informed by some of the customers.

Easiness of Use:

The Sterling Pro French Coffee Press Maker is quite easy to use than the glass body competitors.

  • The double walled structured makes sure you don’t need to store the coffee somewhere else to keep it warm.
  • The double mesh filtration ensures no coffee grinds passes through.
  • You can use it without worrying about the applied pressure since it is made up of stainless steel.
  • Can brew 1 liter of coffee, sufficient for 8 cups of coffee.
  • Can be used with dishwasher and hence is pretty easy to clean.

Verdict:

According to us, if you want to own the best coffee press then sterling pro should be your choice, although it sells at the higher range of double digit, it has certainly value for money.

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Sterling Pro French Press 8 Cup Coffee Maker (Chrome)

Sterling Pro (Chrome) French press 8 cup coffee maker is one of the highest selling coffee press.

Most of the coffee enthusiast who wants to start with the coffee press machines newly chose this device because of the price to performance ratio.

Performance:

The device performs extremely well even though it belongs to the mid segment from the price point. Although it does not have a double wall construction like the Stainless Steel Sterling Pro, still it has all the other features inherited from the above device.

The carafe is made out of high quality borosilicate glass and a white plastic liner attached to the lid keeps the lid from getting too hot.

The device houses a double mesh design and hence it strictly ensures that none of the coffee grounds pass through.

Durability:

The device is quite durable considering the fact that it is made up of heat resistant borosilicate glass. The plunger is made up of steel and the mesh is also made up of stainless steel, giving them a long life.

The device might be able to survive small falls; however it might not survive a fall from good height like a full metal coffee maker device.

Easiness of Use:

Sterling pro the glass version is just as easy as the stainless steel version to use. Both of them share the same trait and only differ in some minor features, which can quite easily be overlooked if you do not have specific requirement for them.

Verdict:

The Sterling Pro glass French press is a quite good choice if you plan to use the coffee just after brewing, as the temperature starts to drop steadily as soon as you start to brew the coffee.

If you overlook the above factor it is the one of the best choice to make and several users will vouch for it.

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Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Makerbodum_glass_french_press

Bodum came into the market with the Brazil French press coffee maker in the early 80’s and the product was an instant hit, due to its simplicity in design and quality.

The Bodum Brazil 8-cup French press Coffee maker is probably the best coffee maker in the economy range and hence it has been owned by more than thousands of customers over several years.

Performance:

This particular Bodum product has been a success for so many years for several reasons.

The device carafe is made up of heat resistant borosilicate glass and the handle and base is made up of BPA free plastic.

The device sports a 3-part stainless steel mesh filter which helps to extract the aroma of coffee oils and also filters the coffee grounds easily.

Durability:

Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker has stood the test of time and thousands of people would give a word for its durability. Being made up of Borosilicate Glass, the device is quite durable.

The plunger being made up of 3 parts stainless steel adds to it. The device would survive rough handling and minor falls, but might not be able to cope up with heavy falls.

Easiness of Use:

Bodum Brazil got hit with the coffee nerds for being simple to use in the first place. And it has held up there for long.

The device supports dishwasher and hence it is also pretty easy to clean too. The coffee press has been cleverly designed so that the side handles go not get hot anyway, by making them out of BPA free plastics.

Verdict:

If you want to try out a great French coffee press maker and don’t want to spend a lot in the beginning, then this is your best bet.

Lot of customers has been using it for several years, and many are still buying it every day.

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2 Comments »

  1. Samantha December 31, 2015 at 5:51 am -

    This was by far one of the best review I received online which helped me to zero down on the selection I needed to make.

    I was confused about the features I needed to concentrate on while purchasing the french press, and the article really helped me in making my decision.

    Thanks for such a review and I received the sterling pro before Christmas 🙂

  2. Simon Hansen August 26, 2016 at 7:14 am -

    Nice and great list. Really good pointers on the reviews in general, I like that.

    If I were you, I might, tho, have chosen to put them more up against each other, in order of entirely getting pointed out, which is better and worse.

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