58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2011
Bought this as all the glass ones I have ever bought break within a few months. This is stainless steel and virtually indestructible. Works very well, pours very well (unlike many others I have tried), really very sturdy little thing. This is listed as a 3 cup, but this is three espresso cups so only one big mug, but that's all I want it for, for my morning coffee pick me up. It is stainless steel, but when first put in the dishwasher did stain slightly around the lip, but this has not got any worse and is liveable with, this is the only reason I did not give it five stars. Would definitely buy again, very good value for money.
54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2011
Looked at lots of other brands. Ruled out glass, also the so called named brands I inspected the plunger was not tight to the edge. This is damn snug, well with everything being metal you can manufacturer it tighter I guess, as the casing can take the force. Zero bits in my coffee, 3 cup is great for 1 person, 6 cup for 2 people etc. Stupidly easy to clean. Looks wise, quality, very fine - no fake metal here. Happy day, oh and coffee tasted smooth as ;-)
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on 15 April 2011
Bought this for my 84 year old mum as she loves her flavoured coffees, but with very bad arthritis, has crunched a few glass cafetieres. This is 100% ideal for her - just the right size; grippable handle; easy to pour; can stand a few knocks. She is absolutely thrilled with it and keeps telling me it's the best one she's had. I love the design - very art deco. Would highly recommend on all counts.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2013
I like a fairly strong coffee, and have tried several different types of coffee makers from Bialetti type to drip filter types in the past. However the best I found was the French Press or Cafetiere (as it is commonly known). The usual types available are made of glass, and the main issue I had with these was that they didn't serve the coffee piping hot enough for me when I came to drink it - and they inevitably break!
When I saw this double wall, straight sided make, I read the reviews available and was a little hesitant at first in reading that being metal, some reviewers stated that it would change the flavour of the coffee. What a load of tosh!
I am SO pleased with this handy 3 cup (or 1 mug full, as I prefer to call it) that I cannot recommend it highly enough.
My advice would be to first warm the put half full with boiling hot water - then after swishing it around for a good 15 seconds, pour this hot water into the mug you will be drinking the coffee from. Next, add one and a half measures (about 2 heaped teaspoon full) of the ground coffee of your choice I prefer to grind the beans fresh. Pout the water to just before the spout and stir well. Then place the lid onto the cafetiere with the plunger just resting on the surface of the coffee and leave for about 3 minutes. After this, depress the plunger, leave for a further 30 seconds during which time I empty the drinking mug of the warming water initially poured in, and pour out the delicious coffee. Cream and one sweetener for me - and the beverage is as perfect as I can get anywhere in the world!.
Certainly give this a try - you will NOT be disappointed!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Having bought and seen the demise of several glass cafetieres, I thought I should buy a metal one. This one certainly is very solid. It is made of light, high grade steel, with all-welded seams, and chrome plated on the outside. This means that the handle does not fill up with water when washing the pot. The inside of the pot is brushed steel. The lid is a nice solid thing of double-skinned construction to match the pot. The filter plunger, which goes through the lid and down inside the pot, fits snugly, and feels sturdy in use. The pot holds enough to make three cups of coffee (proper little coffee cups, that is).
The lid rotates, so you can close the spout to keep the heat in, or open it to pour the coffee. It is easy enough to use, but you have to peer into the spout to see which way round the lid is. Some kind of indication on the outside of the lid would be handy.
The pot's double skin provides a good deal of insulation, which keeps the coffee hot for much longer than my glass cafetieres ever did. It looks great on the table, and so far has proved easy to clean. I don't put mine in the dishwasher, but I suppose one could without worry. Mine just gets a rinse under the tap, and then a wipe dry.
The cafetiere comes packed in a box. Mine was delivered wrapped in bubble-wrap, and then a jiffy bag, so it reached me in perfect condition.
This cafetiere is easy to use and it won't smash. Excellent!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 10 March 2011
My wife drinks Decaf but proper ground coffee, I take mine fully leaded. These little Cafetieres are just right, not sure about 3 cups, but each manages one good mug. Perfect for travelling as completely made from Stainless Steel, no breakable parts, Absolute must have for anyone who likes their coffee, but doesn't want to make a large Cafetiere full, or for a couple with differing tastes in coffee... We also have the 8 cup version, it is because the quality of the larger one is so good that we bought these smaller ones, and the quality is just the same in these smaller versions.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 23 May 2011
Having broken a glass bodum cafetiere I wanted a bullet proof replacement. This met and exceeded all my expectations. Strong beyond beleif, and a much better beast when it comes to keeping the grouts in the cafetiere and not in your cup. Also keeps your second cup warmer than a glass carafe thanks to the double wall.
Capacity is equal to one generous large mugful.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 1 June 2012
After breaking several glass cafetiere's using the plastic type one's, I had had enough, so decided to purchase a stainless steel one, I first saw them in steel in hotels and some B&B's had them on their tables at breakfast time, I find it keeps my coffee much hotter for longer, due to the double steel skin, and it's so much easier to clean out afterwards, also, there's no silly nut at the bottom of the plunger that usually needs constant tightening up.
It says it's a 3 cup model, but I just fill it to within an inch of the rim, and that will pour into a mug and leave room for milk.
An excellent product, and a great price too.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 28 June 2012
This item is completely stainless steel and subsequently no possible glass breakage involved at all. It's double "skin" keeps the coffee hot and it is well balanced and doesn't drip when pouring. A very well made cafetiere that looks good too!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 27 July 2010
The build quality of this jug is very good. The double wall keeps coffee hot longer than a glass one.
It is very small though - it only makes one mug of coffee. I would describe this as an 'individual' cafetiere. There are '6 cup' and '9 cup' versions which make 2 or 3 mugs respectively.