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Broken on the first use
on October 7, 2012
While I love the Bodum brand, this product has not lived up to what I expected when it comes to quality. The beaker cracked on the first use. I've owned several french presses - typically they walk off (Ex's take them), or get dropped (the joys of having children in the house), or I just needed to upgrade the size.
This is the largest Bodum I've ever owned, and I am not sure I'd ever own one this size again - I got it to make really great coffee when I entertain guests. The entire thing 'feels' very plasticy and flimsy. Caveat Emptor - this is a seriously large french press and really when dealing with beakers this size it should be Pyrex, or some other kind of reinforced glass - not this flimsier 'lighter weight' glass that Bodem appears to be shipping. Bigger glassware will have greater force placed upon it due to no other reason than increased surface area. In retrospect, this should have been obvious to me; hindsight is 20/20.
I am going to give it another shot, but I am out another 35$ for a beaker (which apparently won't ship for 3-4 weeks. yay) bringing this total experiment up to $100+. At this point, I almost feel like it's throwing good money after bad, but as I said - I love the Bodum brand so I'll give it another shot.