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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2012
The press cracked after I used it for the third time - just filled it with hot water and that was it. I believe that the metal cover compressed the glass too much, so it wouldn't hold the pressure. Plus, the metal started to rust immediately. The only good thing was that the refund was processed really quickly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2013
Despite the 3-star (at the time of writing) review on this press, I like it. It's small, it works, and it looks tots aws (this is youngster speak for totally awesome, apparently), and makes great coffee to boot. I would like to highlight a few of the other reviews complaints, and address them regarding my experience with this press.

1) Many people have complained about the size of this coffee press. Yes, it is small, however, it says in the item description that it makes one coffee cup. One coffee cup means a normal, restaurant sized coffee cup. Not a bowl with a handle on it, and not a travel sized mug. It does not say "one travel-sized mug" in the title. This press does makes an incredible cup of coffee for a small/regular sized coffee cup. Of course, the more coffee in solid form you put into the press, the less room you have for liquid coffee.

2) Many people have said that this is a poor quality press. It is not. It is well made and well constructed of nice materials. There is no rust forming, it is just coffee sludge. Additionally, the glass seems very sturdy. I don't know what people are doing to break it. My guess is that they have been putting it in the dishwasher, which is a no-no for all coffee presses regardless of what the box says. Either that or they are using finely ground coffee, which plugs the filter and causes too much pressure when pressing. To avoid this, hand wash only, pour hot water in slowly (makes for better coffee anyway), and use course-ground coffee. Additionally, if you are concerned about the pressure, you can "double-cup", or remove the floating coffee grinds with a spoon before pressing.

My only complaint about this coffee press is the fact that if you want very strong coffee, like most people from my part of the world do, and thus want to add more coffee grinds, the yield of liquid coffee is lower thanks to Archimedes and his bathtub theory.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2012
I wish I was able to enjoy using this french press as much as I enjoyed it's looks. The glass beaker cracked while I was using it for the third time and the water didn't even reach boiling temperature before putting it into the press.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2013
ONE BULLET POINT FOR EVERY STAR I DIDN'T GIVE IT: I would try to return it if it weren't a pile of glass shards all over my kitchen. No, I didn't drop it. It just fell apart.

1) DOESN'T MEET THE STANDARS IN IT'S DESCRIPTION:
First of all, it doesn't make as much as it says it does. If you follow the directions precisely, it makes about two half-cups, or one standard coffee cup filled almost to the brim. I know it says "Three cups," or "one coffee mug" but the description implies 3 cups, or a large to-go type mug. It only half-fills my medium to-go mug.

2) MADE FROM INFERIOR MATERIALS:
A product like this, implies that it can and should stand up to at least some minor changes in temperature. I used it exactly seven times before it failed. I was not exposed to any extremes in temperature when it shattered for literally no reason. It had been sitting on the shelf, clean and empty, for several days, at standard room temperature, when I heard the noise of glass breaking -- sure enough I look over at the shelf and it's just the metal frame, sitting on the shelf, as the glass just cracks and tumbles around the frame in a pile of shards.

3) IRRESPONSIBILITY FROM A WELL KNOWN BRAND NAME: (Expected durability)
You buy a well known, guaranteed brand name, you may not expect the product to really last a lifetime, but you hope that you can assume that with proper care, it would last at LEAST a few years. I received it April 1, 2013, and got about one use a week before it quite literally fell apart.

4) FOR THE VALUE:
For the value: I got seven single cups of coffee for $20, not counting the cost of the coffee I put into it. That's $2.85 per cup; more than double the price of a tall coffee at my favorite coffee shop. (If you're thinking of a chain store, that's not it. I like GOOD coffee, not CONVENIENT coffee.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2012
Well priced easy to use French press. By far the most helpful customer service I have experienced. Impressive for the price and great customer service. Would buy another.
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on January 11, 2014
i gave it 4 stars because of the rusting of the metal although its not as bad as i taught.. its like little brown stains but makes a great cup of coffee. I will definitely purchase another.
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on January 6, 2014
As a french press it worked fine, but within 2 weeks of normal use the glass broke while cleaning it - disappointed in the quality.
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on November 1, 2013
I used this once and when I went to use it the glass fell off around the rim. My guess is that it was fractured when it arrived since the box wasnt padded. It was so perfect...Im disappointed that it is broken. I would go with a name brand because this is obviously not normal. I have many other french presses and Ive never had this happen. :(
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on October 22, 2013
I had just brewed a cup of coffee and when I removed the screen a big chuck of the glass lip just fell off. I have only had it for a week. Sigh
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on June 11, 2013
This is the second one I have bought (first one took a nose dive onto a tile floor.....). Just out of general principles I also ordered a spare glass part (now it is guaranteed not to break since I have a spare). Makes good coffee - quickly.
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