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Works well but construction defects,
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I finally replaced my Melior purchased in 1971 after the wire mesh screen frayed beyond repair and the black ball on top of the shaft for the screen split in two. Forty-one years with two beaker replacements is impressive. My replacement Bodum has a few improvements in the lid but after a mere two weeks the inside of the chrome case for the beaker is already rusting. Two weeks vs. 41 years!! You make the call.
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Initial post: May 1, 2012 7:56:24 PM PDT
Gary Coffrin says:
Your comments are spot on. You do have to disassemble, clean and wipe dry the parts if you want to prevent rust and keep them unblemished. The chrome plated frame is higher maintenance and not for everyone. I bought a similar unit with a plastic frame for my wife, who values the convenience of easier maintenance.
Occasionally you will see a vintage Chambord Melior press on a famous auction site, sometimes at reasonable prices.
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