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Finum Brewing Basket, large , black

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  • Made of 18/10 stainless-steel mesh, the basket is framed in heat-resistant plastic
  • Basket does not affect taste or aroma
  • Lid helps maintain warm temperature for a longer period and can be flipped over and used as a drip-off tray
  • Brewing Basket size M fits cups with diameters from 2.8 to 4-inches; dishwasher safe and also easy to clean under tap water
  • International patents: US Pat: 6 161 470, JAP 21 6889/1999, DGM 298 13 791.7
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Product Details

Size: Large | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 inches ; 1.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000J3JFJU
  • Item model number: 63/421.60.00
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (714 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,493 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: Large | Color: Black

Finum Brewing Basket Given the delicate tissue structure that makes up the filter, the product may be used for fine teas and coffee alike. The combination of high quality plastic and stainless steel allow the user to have an aromatic enjoyable experience while the tea lid maintains the tea warmer for a longer period of time. Once the brew is complete, the lid can simply be flipped over and used as a drip tray for the used tea filter.

Customer Reviews

It's easy to clean.
Julie H
These are the large size, and they fit perfectly in a large mug or larger teapot.
centsworth
Their fine mesh keeps bits of tea leaves from getting into your cup of tea.
Stephanie Manley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

674 of 708 people found the following review helpful By Louie the Italian Jew TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 10, 2010
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Length: 0:46 Mins
Should you go with a medium or a large filter? I'd go with the large to be safe, but many may disagree. In my video review, I compare the two to help you make a more informed decision. Hope it helps :-)
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179 of 185 people found the following review helpful By C TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 10, 2009
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium
This little lightweight infuser is one of the best (and coincidentally the simplest) out there. It does exactly what it is designed to do and does it well.

Pros:
1) The medium size (also the regular size), fits most mugs perfectly and the size of the basket enables the tea leaves to unfurl fully giving an even steep and allowing full release of all the subtle flavors.

2) The mesh itself does not retain or affect flavors when rinsed/washed well between uses.

3) The fine mesh (also on the underside of the infuser) catches all tea leaves except for the finest dust while allowing liquid to flow freely.

4) The lid is a very thoughtful addition as it can also be used as a drip tray for the infuser.

5) This infuser may also be used for steeping coffee and makes a decent cup (2 tablespoons per cup).

6) The Large size can be used in large mugs and of course teapots.

7) The Infuser (Med size) is available in burgundy, green, blue and standard black so one can easily differentiate between Infusers used for flavoured and non-flavoured teas or coffees.

Cons:
1) The minimal plastic ribs may attact and retain oils in coffees and in artificially scented teas.

2) Allowing a patina to develop on the mesh, will partially clog the mesh over time while also transfering flavors if using different teas with the same filter.
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75 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Anita Getgoing on May 28, 2007
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Large
One you use this strainer, you'll never go back to the tea infuser balls. The basket doesn't limit the amount of loose leaf you can use like the balls do, and you won't find small bits of leaf in the bottom of your cup either. The lid helps to hold in heat, and acts as a coaster for the basket when you lift it from your cup. The basket is easy to clean under running water.
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94 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Vegan Marcos on January 11, 2010
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
I bought this infuser after misplacing my swissgold infuser. Not wanting to purchase the same one, which I found over the weekend, I purchased this one.

Now, let me start with the Pro's and the Con's that a few other people have mentioned.

Pro's:

1. Made in Germany (yes, it's made in Germany and not in China) this is a big pro!!!!
2. Small and convenient with two thumb tabs which allow for easy lifting from your cup after steeping is complete.
3. The fine mesh basically prevents even the smallest of tea from passing through.
4. This medium filter holds a lot of tea so you can easily use it for your tea cup/coffee cup or travel mug.
5. The lid, as mentioned in another review, can be used as a drip tray for the infuser. That's a nice plus.

Cons:
1. The plastic, like all plastics, can retain the essence of other teas if it isn't regularly washed.
2. Because of the gold plating a patina can develop that can alter the flavor of your tea. Don't allow this to happen. See tips.

Tips:
1. Do clean your filters properly. I usually clean my filter within one half hour of brewing. Often a simple rinse will do but a few times a week I use an old toothbrush and Ecover Creme Rinse. The toothbrush and cream rinse provide a nice, gentle abrasive cleaning and will keep your infuser in tip, top, shape.

2. Always, dry and store your infuser. I've seen many people allow tea to stay in their infusers and dry up. This is wrong. The tea can stain the infuser and impart flavors that can alter the taste of other teas.

3. Buy this filter, or any of the other Finum Infusers! I know it's not Swiss Gold, but it is Made Germany. The cost is very reasonable and you can buy one and have it delivered for $10.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By allgoo19 on January 19, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
It works really good for loose tea. It looks strange to see yellow liquid(green tea) with no small leaves at the bottom like I was so used to see but all I see is just a hint of powder in the cup.
I also tried coffee. I wasn't so impressed by this. There's a lot of coffee bean silt at the bottom and foamy residue at the top. I'll stick with paper filter for now even though I'm not thrilled by the idea of throwing away disposable paper each time. I thought about deducting one star from this but since I didn't buy it for the coffee, I left it.
Over all, it's an excellent product, design, material and built-wise. I brewed tea and coffee then tea again one after another but smell of coffee didn't seem to stay on it. Between each time, all I had to do was rinse it with water, no soap.

Now the detailed dimension I wanted to know before I bought it but I couldn't find.
Height: 75mm

Height to the underside of the top rim(this decides if the basket sits on the bottom of the cup or the top of the cup): 73mm

Foot print: 47mm in diameter, quickly tapered(about 45 degree angle) to 52mm(bottom of the mesh cylinder).

Top of the mesh cylinder: 57mm in diameter

Above the mesh cylinder but underside of the rim(this decides the minimum diameter of the cup when the basket sits on top of the cup): 62mm in diameter.
This means, if you have a cup little smaller than 62mm inside diameter at the top, the basket may not go down all the way but maybe partly goes in the cup. Under 57mm, you probably won't get a good result.

Far end of the handle to the opposite: 98mm
Length of each handle: 18mm
This means, if you have a cup between 62mm and 80mm in diameter at the top, the basket sits on the top without positioning.
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