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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a genuine LaCafetiere beaker, 21 May 2008
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This review is from: La Cafetiere Replacement Beaker 3 Cup,Suitable for La Cafetiere Cafetieres (Kitchen & Home)
Given that the price (including postage) is less than half what you'd pay for a LaCafetiere 3-cup beaker anywhere else, it didn't come as a great surprise that this wasn't a genuine "LaCafetiere" beaker (which would be LaCafetiere part number C20103). The product-image (lifted from the LaCafetiere webpage) is somewhat misleading.

Instead, your £3 (including postage) buys what appears to be a plain "Pyrex"-branded 400ml tall-form laboratory-beaker, wrapped in bubble-wrap and supplied in brown corrugated-cardboard box. This is basically a functional replacement although my sample was fractionally undersized, making it a slightly loose fit in the chrome LaCafetiere body.

As a low-cost short-term fix to enable me to brew coffee, it does the job. But it's a bit disappointing really.

Aside from not having the LaCafetiere branding, I'd need to add a thin plastic shim between the beaker and the chrome frame to enable me to tighten it sufficiently to ensure the beaker doesn't slip out when pouring.
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Initial post: 19 Jul 2008 23:57:03 BDT
A. Steer says:
Amazon seem to have moved my review to a slightly different product, from a different supplier and at a different price.
The review applied to a 3-cup beaker costing £3, and sold by an Aromatherapy Amazon-reseller...
My review may not apply to the product now shown...

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2010 11:59:11 GMT
Sid Nuncius says:
Thanks for adding this comment. Having read it, I ordered the beaker because it now looked like the genuine La Cafetiere article, and it is. I'm really pleased I was able to get one so easily - your help is much apprecated.
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