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Bodum UK 1.5 L/51 oz Chambord 12-Cup Coffee Maker
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2009
I have used several different makes of coffee makers. However I prefer the Bodum 1928 Chambord coffee maker for the following reasons. Firstly it is a stable structure with a fine, well fitting stainless steel filter. The coffee maker is easy to clean and easy to use. Just off boiling water can be poured directly onto the ground coffee without any worry of the glass cracking. Replacement glass is easy to locate and purchase at a reasonable price. Recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2010
Looks great & makes good coffee, what more do you ? And lovely Amazon UK helped sort out delivery problems too;
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 29 May 2009
I have been brewing my coffee using a french press for years and the difference to filtered coffee is amazing. The flavour is much rounder and better. Coffee oils remain in the coffee and add to the exceptional taste. If you have problems with high colesterol you should stay with filtered coffee since the oils remain in the filter.
Make sure the coffee grind you use was ground for a plunger - it is much more coarse.

Bodum coffee makers look great and are an eyecatcher on any table.
It always earns much admiration when I put it on the table. Usually at least one of the guests hasn't come across a french press before and they are always intrigued and excited when they get to press down the plunger!

Please don't be worried about safety as one review implies. I have never had any problems. Just rinse the cafetière with hot water to prewarm the glass before you add the coffee (keeps the brew hot, too) and press down gently.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 17 December 2010
Very shoddy item. The chrome plated steel that holds the glass to the handle started to rust on the first day it was used. Now the rusting is quite bad and it looks a mess. I was under the impression that Bodum was a decent make but this is worse than the tesco one I've had for years.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 3 December 2013
I paid the high premium for this French press because I love coffee and I was expecting a quality item, like the Bodum presses I have owned in the past. I was very disappointed.

It is adequate in that you can make coffee in it. If you know how, you can even make good coffee in this Bodum press.

The source of my disappointment is the construction of the handle - the part that you will come into contact with, most frequently. It is hollow plastic of the very cheapest kind and has an uneven, sharp seam running down the outside. Every time I lift it, I cringe!

Why pay first-class prices for a product that feels like the result of a bean-counter's committee?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 March 2015
The plastic pouring filter that forms part of the lid is completely pointless; the coffee will pour regardless of whether the open part is aligned with the spout or not.

The lid, pouring filter and plunger assembly also doesn't fit very well inside the pot - it's a very tight fit, and quite awkward to get it in.

** Update **
I had previously given this 3/5, because of the crap lid. Now, after owning for a mere month, the glass base has developed a crack. So it seems the poor quality of the lid extends to the base too. I'd had my previous 'no-name' cafetiere for 10+ years before that happened.

This is a piece of junk.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 9 May 2010
This was a present for the in-laws along with other coffee making equipment.

When it arrived I was disappointed that the lid is chromed plastic and not metal like the one I own. In the picture it looked metal and this is one of the reasons it was chosen. This should be stated in the description. We did not have time to order a different one, and returning this would have ended up costing extra in postage. And I'm not sure if we could return it, as complying with the rules and regulations it was not damaged or faulty and we had opened the box.

It does the job but lower qualaty than expected.

I see we can't leave feedback when buying an item from Amazon but only from third partys.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2012
After trying a couple of different brands and types over the years I can safely say this is the best so far. Its the attention to detail and the quality that makes it particularly good. As long as you like the styling of course!
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on 3 January 2015
I'm really quite hesitant about writing this review. When I bought the product I really wanted to love it because it was a Bodum and you always hear nothing but good things. Let's backtrack a bit...

I started getting into nice coffee probably around a year ago. I've always just drank the instant stuff, but having tried a proper cup of the brown gold my hearts been yearning for something a bit more special. I had a conversation with a fellow coffee-drinking friend and he recommended I try a french press. Intrigued, I nipped to Sainsburys and bought a cheap french press.

I must admit, it actually wasn't a bad wee job at all. Plastic in materials, but ultimately produced nicer coffee than any instant I've ever tried. So yes, one day I dropped it and it shattered. A part of me was secretly delighted for I've been eyeing up a Bodum press for a while. I went straight to Amazon and placed my order for the Bodum Chambord (the very one being reviewed).

Once it arrived, I excitedly (yet carefully) removed the item from the packaging. Wow - she's a beaut. The materials appear to be very sturdy and of a high quality. A very stylish addition to any kitchen countertop. Now onto the coffee. The coffee turned out absolutely delicious. I'm not going to lie - I expected nothing less. Ultimately this is a great french press. It looks the part. It appears to be well made and produces lovely coffee. So why only 4 stars?

Well, within the first 1-2 weeks of ownership, I noticed a slight change in how the lid fit over the glass. At first, it was nice and snug, creating a secure seal and kept the coffee extra hot for a reasonable amount of time as it brew. But after those initial few break-in weeks, the lid no longer gave that secure fit. Now it just sort of sits loosely. You could almost say it's just hanging there. The lid is on, but it's not sitting tight with the glass.

Does this affect the quality of the coffee? I'd say it does a bit, but not tremendously. It still makes a really good cup of coffee, but it's never really proper hot once poured. Normally I'll give it a blast in the microwave after just to bring it up to scratch.

Still, 4 stars for a good wee french press!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 15 October 2010
This is a great product. The coffee is the best and it takes so little time to make, its great for one or more. Just boil water pour it in pot and in a couple of minutes its done. Would recomend it
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