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Not a bad press for the money
on March 5, 2010
I bought one of these, I cannot complain about the price or the quality of the coffee. But it is pretty cheaply made. First, I had to spend a bit of time bending the strainer assembly so it was on the plunger straight and did not bind or let coffee grounds get past the screen. OK, no biggie. But then one day, while washing it of course, the glass carafe slipped out of the plastic frame and landed in the sink with a crash. S#!t, among other expletives as I recall. So I bought a Bonjour Hugo 8 cup "unbreakable" press, which has it's own demons but will not break into a thousand pieces if I drop it in the sink. I did keep the strainer assembly out of the Primula though, thinking it might come in handy for something one of these days. Maybe sooner than I expect given the track record of the strainers in the Bonjour press failing.
So buy one but be mindful that the glass carafe is NOT held in the plastic frame very securely and will slip out if you invert it while holding it by the handle.