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Bodum Young Press Shock Resistant French Press Coffee Maker, 1.0-Liter, 34-Ounce, Red/Black
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- Red and black press that makes coffee in just 4-minutes, 34-ounce capacity
- Borosilicate glass beaker, Santoprene and polycarbonate frame, steel plunger
- 3-part rod and screen system means no paper filters necessary
- Easy to use for great coffee results because the coffee's essential oil is retained
- Safe in the dishwasher, replacement parts available
- Red and black press that makes coffee in just 4 minutes; 34-ounce capacity
- Borosilicate glass beaker; Santoprene and polycarbonate frame; steel plunger
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An instant success, the Young Press has brought out the “kid” in many coffee lovers. Originally designed to add a younger, “hip” look to the Bodum assortment of coffee makers, the Young Press has stolen the hearts of coffee lovers from all age groups. The design is unique. We have taken our durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass beaker and surrounded it with a santoprene (similar to a rubber or hard wetsuit type feel) frame. The frame has built in polycarbonate windows so that you can still see the brewing process.
A hip little vessel with a time-tested design, the Young press from Bodum makes great coffee without paper filters, power cords, or complicated procedures. The stylish black and red design nests a borosilicate glass beaker inside a hard rubber frame with polycarbonate windows to show off coffee colors. Just add hot water and grounds, wait a few minutes, and plunge the filter. A fine screen presses the grounds to the bottom while leaving the beans' oil in the brew, so coffee is easy to pour and delicious to drink. Meanwhile, you avoid the extra step, cost, and waste of paper filters. Safe in the dishwasher, the press holds 34 ounces. Replacement beakers are available separately should breakage occur. --Emily Bedard
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Awards and Accolades
In 2004 the Bodum Chambord coffee press received the American Culinary Institute's award for best French press coffeemaker.
The American Culinary Institute judges food preparation products such as mixers, waffle makers, and electric teakettles. These products are judged on criteria important to consumers such as ease-of-use, safety, and the quality of the food produced. The institute also judges food preparation products used in restaurants and hotels, including institutional mixers, large-volume coffee machines, and food slicers.
2. For each 1.25-deciliter/4-ounce cup, put 1 rounded tablespoon or 1 Bodum scoop of coarse-ground coffee into the pot.
Caution: Use only coarse-ground coffee. Fine grind can clog the filter and create high pressure. Place coffee maker on a heatproof, nonslip surface.
3. Pour hot (not boiling) water into the pot. Leave a minimum of 2.5 centimeters/1 inch of space at the top. Stir the brew with a plastic spoon.
Caution: Metal spoons can scratch or chip the glass beaker and cause breakage.
4. Place the plunger unit on top of the pot. Turn lid to close off the pour spout opening. (Does not apply to the Brazil models.) Do not press down. Let the coffee brew for at least 4 minutes.
5. Hold the pot handle firmly, with the spout turned away from you, then using just the weight of your hand, apply slight pressure on top of the knob to lower the plunger straight down into the pot. Lowering the plunger slowly with minimal pressure produces best results. If the filter clogs or it becomes difficult to push down the plunger you should remove the plunger from the pot, stir the brew, and then slowly plunge again.
WARNING: Using excessive force can cause scalding liquid to shoot out of the pot.
6. Turn the lid to open the pour spout and then pour coffee.
7. Unscrew the filter assembly and clean the plunger unit after each use. All parts are dishwasher-safe.
- Not for stovetop use.
- Check glass beaker for scratches, cracks, or chips. Do not use a pot that is scratched, chipped, or cracked. Install a replacement beaker before using the pot again.
- Keep children away while using. Hot water is a hazard to small children!
- Do not allow children to use this coffeemaker.
- Excessive plunging force can cause scalding hot liquid to shoot out of pot.
- Do not plunge with force.
- Turn lid to close spout.
- Use only coarse-ground coffee.
In 1944 Peter Bodum, the father of today's owner, Joergen Bodum, started Bodum in Copenhagen. Times were difficult at the end of World War II; there was hardly any trade and people were out of work. Peter Bodum managed to wholesale a very small variety of housewares products by Danish manufacturers.
After the war Peter Bodum got an import license for kitchen and tabletop products; he traveled all over Europe and ended up importing kitchen and housewares to Denmark. As in the rest of Europe in those days, a lack of products in Denmark meant a market existed for almost anything to be sold. He specialized in glassware from Eastern Europe.
In the '50s Peter Bodum started developing his own products. He collaborated with the Danish architect Kaas Klaeson for a range of coffeemakers. At the time, industrial-design-type kitchen products were very rare. The first Bodum product to hit the market in 1958 was the Santos coffeemaker--based on a vacuum coffee brewing system. It became an instant sensation not only in Denmark but in all of Europe. Bodum still produces the original Santos design to this very day.
Bodum grew steadily during the '60s, but sadly, in 1967, at the age of only 57, Peter Bodum passed away. His wife managed the company until 1974, when she offered her 26-year-old son Joergen to join her in the management of the company. Joergen quickly brought on board Carsten Joergensen--then a teacher at the Danish School of Art in Copenhagen--and soon put him in charge of overall design for Bodum, including everything from products to corporate design, exhibitions, shops, buildings, catalogs, and advertising. It turned out to be a very long and fruitful collaboration. The two men began to fulfill Bodum's credo--"good design doesn't have to be expensive"--in lots of different ways.
In 1974 the first fruit of Joergen and Carsten's collaboration was introduced: the French coffee press Bistro. It was also the first incorporation of the new Bodum design language--beautiful simplicity and excellent materials for everyday life. Many more variations of coffee presses followed. Since 1974 Bodum has produced over 50 million French presses, taken the leap from "coffee" to "kitchen," and developed and produced a large variety of beautiful household and tabletop designs.
In 1979, when he took over the company, Joergen Bodum decided to move to Switzerland in order to be more centrally located in Europe. He chose the Lucerne area, where Bodum's head office has been located since the early '80s.
In 1980 Bodum Switzerland and its design unit, Pi-Design, were founded. Then, in 1986, the opening of Bodum's first shop in London marked another milestone in the Bodum history. It was designed not only to be the perfect showcase for the large variety of Bodum products but to embody an even stronger presentation of Bodum as an international brand. Many more shops in many more cities all over the world followed: Paris, Copenhagen, Zurich, Lucerne, Tokyo, New York, Dallas, Okinawa, Auckland, and many more. To this day there are 52 Bodum stores worldwide.
With more and more of its own stores in place, Bodum continued broadening its collection of beautifully designed everyday life products--from kitchen to home. Today Bodum offers its customers everything from the latest coffee- and tea-making products to tabletop, kitchen, storage, textiles, bathroom, and home office products. Some stores also have a café where Bodum's own selection of coffees and teas are served.
The Bodum Group is, and always has been, a 100 percent family-owned business. Today the company operates in 14 different countries with over 700 employees worldwide. Bodum has holding companies in Denmark and Switzerland as well as 12 sales companies, 3 production companies, and a design company called Bodum Design Group, located in Switzerland.
Top Customer Reviews
This one has the glass vessel portion of the press inside a sturdier (and more bang proof) plastic casing. I got it within a few days and the packaging was fine as per normal Amazon standards. I gave it a good wash and used it the next morning. It didn't have the same smooth action of my previous one. That I had to really chock up to my old one having been in use for several years and being well broken in. This one just felt new.
I had a bit of difficulty that first morning getting it to pour. My coffee deprived self before 5 in the morning is not only graceless but unable to focus well. So it probably took me a couple of twists of the top to get the pouring slots lined up so I quit dribbling coffee all over the place.
It's been five months now that I've been using it almost daily and it is well and truly broken in now. Sink bangs don't phase it and I think that plastic outer holder actually keeps the coffee warmer longer. The only thing I did to improve the design was to scratch a mark into the top where the pouring slits are so that I can turn it to the pour position without trying to focus and do it by feel.
Highly recommended for equally clumsy morning coffee drinkers. :)