Best French Presses

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 16, 2017
Looking for a French Press to enjoy true quality ground coffee or loose leaf tea? Consider our review of the best French Press in the market and choose the best one to meet your needs. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
Capacity
Material and Design
Ease of Use and Maintenance
 
PROS
Double-walled stainless steel construction will keep the hot temperature much longer than any typical glass press. Takes up to 4 mins to brew both, hot and cold drinks.
CONS
The 17-Ounce capacity will let you prepare only 2 mugs of coffee at one go, which may be not enough for a biggish family.
OUR VERDICT
A solid and durable French Press that you'll be able to hand down to your children.
detailed parameters
Capacity
17, 23, 36, 44 Ounce
Material and Design
Stainless-steel
Ease of Use and Maintenance
Retains the heat for hours and very simple in use
PROS
The high capacity and the sturdy construction make this French Press comfortable and safe. For big families, this model is also available in 50-Ounce capacity.
CONS
Owing to stainless steel design, you never know how much coffee is left.
OUR VERDICT
A good quality for a good price. This durable French Press will definitely serve you for a long time.
detailed parameters
Capacity
34-Ounce
Material and Design
Stainless-steel, Double-wall construction
Ease of Use and Maintenance
Cool touch handle, Dishwasher safe
PROS
A big coffee maker that offers 34-Ounce capacity and a very sturdy metal frame that holds a heat-resistant glass carafe.
CONS
The glass surface of the pot requires very careful attitude as it can easily be broken and spoiled.
OUR VERDICT
An affordable option from a reliable manufacturer who has been on market since 1980.
detailed parameters
Capacity
34-Ounce
Material and Design
Heat-resistant glass carafe, Steel frame
Ease of Use and Maintenance
Easy visual control of the brewing process
PROS
Heat-resistant glass carafe. A second filter guards against unwanted grounds and beans in a beverage.
CONS
Plunger and filter don't come apart easily
OUR VERDICT
A versatile, better-than-average press with a thick glass carafe. The best offer for the money.
detailed parameters
Capacity
32-Ounce
Material and Design
Borosilicate glass, Steel frame
Ease of Use and Maintenance
Easy visual control of the brewing process
PROS
Features protective and sturdy plastic outer wrap and a rubber handle for comfortable pouring the hot drink into the mug. Prepares coffee, loose leaf tea and espresso.
CONS
A few customers have noted that sometimes it may be quite a challenge to clean the pot inside out.
OUR VERDICT
A capacious French Press with functionality of espresso machine for a big family.
detailed parameters
Capacity
34-Ounce
Material and Design
Heat-resistant borosilicate glass
Ease of Use and Maintenance
Easy visual control of the brewing process

What is a French Press

Hate instant coffee? Have got no opportunity to go to the coffee house? Or maybe you’re a fan of pure leaf tea? Then you definitely need a french-presser, a popular kitchen device to brew tea and coffee. Piston coffee makers consists of a piston, a filter, a vessel and a lid. The overall construction of french-presses hasn’t been changed much since the era of France XX, but the materials have become more solid and quality - heat-resistant glass, stainless steel and durable plastic.

Those who like drinking hot drinks may be also interested in Coffee Machines and Cappuccino Makers.

What Features to Compare

The actuality of French Press has not decreased in time. It’s just as popular as it used to be a century ago. People find it very convenient for making both, tea and coffee, and in the shortest time. When looking for a french-press, make sure to deliberately estimate all pros and cons of a chosen model. Think of the desired Capacity of a vessel. The market has got a vast choice of bigger and smaller piston coffee makers.

Material and Design are the other important criteria to pay attention to. Not only will a fragile glass or plastic shorten a lifetime of a coffee maker, it may also easily spoil the taste of a drink. The design of a unit should also come to your liking. What else we’d like to draw your attention to is Ease of Use and Maintenance parameter. You may find a beautifully built french-press that later on may appear to be a real nightmare in cleaning and maintenance. Therefore, it’s worth learning right away what a particular french-press is gonna be more practical and convenient in use.

Review of Frieling Polished 18/10 Stainless Steel French Press

Frieling Polished 18/10 Stainless Steel

Frieling Polished 18/10 Stainless Steel

Capacity

17-Ounce Frieling Stainless Steel French Press is perfect for making two mugs of coffee or pure leaf tea. It’s one of those units that’s been made with a user in mind and to demonstrate top quality. You’d never be able to compare it with some cheaper presses as its whole construction is designed to last for years. Thin-walled stainless steel construction is made to retain the hot temperature for quite a while so that you can do all your morning procedures and still, enjoy a hot cup of tea (or coffee). It might be not the best option for a big family, but if it’s not a problem for a second round, why not enjoy true quality with Frieling french press?

Material and Design

Not only is Frieling French Press beautiful in look, it’s also very durable and quality. With this french press, you will get introduced to a real world of coffee with a rich buffet of all its flavours and aroma. When compared to most other cheaper alternatives, this one proves to be more dense, reliable and massive. It won’t break down as a glass press and it doesn’t stain as plastic units. Each part of Frieling French Press is safe to dishwasher.

Ease of Use and Maintanance

Based on the feedback of our customers, Frieling French Press is rated as the simplest in use. It can be used for both, cold and hot drinks and equally well retain the temperature. All you need to do is to put a bit of ground coffee in the carafe, add some hot water, put a plunger in and leave your drink to steep for a few minutes. Usually, a coffee is ready in just 3-4 minutes. That’s actually it. A pitcher is used for cold drinks like juice, water and iced tea.

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Frieling Polished Stainless French Press, 36 ounces
Frieling Polished 18/10 Stainless Steel
Frieling Polished 18/10 Stainless Steel
 
Review of Secura SFP-34DS Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker

Secura SFP-34DS

Secura SFP-34DS

Capacity

The capacity of the Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker is 34 ounces or 1000 ml. The coffee gourmets speak highly of how convenient such capacity is. It allows to prepare 4 mugs of coffee what is perfect for a family of three or four people. Moreover, this coffee maker is also available in 50 OUNCE/ 1500ML. Accordingly, you'll be able to treat all your guests with the great-tasting tea or coffee on one go. All in all, this French Press will fit the big companies the best.

Material and Design

This French Press is made of top quality 18/10 stainless steel which makes this coffee maker sturdy, durable and beautiful. Thus, its crystal-like glaring housing can add a little charm to any kitchen. Moreover, in order to preserve the temperature, this model has a double-wall construction. Thus, it keeps the coffee or tea hot longer compared with the glass carafes. To cut a long story short, the Secura French Press has a perfect combination of design and functionality and is surely worth your attention.

Ease of Use and Maintanance

Secura SFP-34DS French press works extremely well. It can easily brew loose tea or coffee producing an excellent taste. For extra convenience, this coffee maker has a cool touch handle that ensures safe and comfortable pouring. Besides, this model is dishwasher safe. One more advantage is the 3-Layered stainless steel filter which traps even the smallest particles of coffee. No grounds in the coffee - no grounds in the mouth. Perfect!

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Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker
Secura SFP-34DS
Secura SFP-34DS
 
Review of BODUM Chambord 8 cup French Press Coffee Maker

BODUM Chambord

BODUM Chambord

Capacity

Bodum French Press Coffee Maker can become the best choice for a big family who’d like to make about 8 cups of coffee on one go. The touted unit capacity is 34-Ounce, however, we would not recommend you to fill it up to the top unless you don’t mind the splatter on a table as a result of the plunger motion. Always leave some room in the carafe to let the plunger freely move down to the bottom.

Material and Design

This is one of the most recognized brands in the market that’s been introduced to the coffee industry in the 1980s. Since then it’s become the best-selling french press all over the world that provides durability, practicality and quality.There’s nothing extraordinary about this press, it features rather standard design - a heat-resistant glass container with a steel frame, a plunger and an ergonomic rubberized soft-to-grip handle. The construction is made of a sturdy metal, but it’s hard to say whether it’s a stainless steel or something else.

Ease of Use and Maintanance

Though most customers know how to prepare coffee in a french press, Bodum unit comes with the detailed instructions that say exactly what you need to do. For about 4-ounce of hot water, you’d need to put a full tablespoon of ground coffee in the pot, stir for a second and leave to steep. It’s highly recommended not to use a metal spoon as they easily may scratch the glass surface and make it look unpresentable. When you put a plunger unit on top of the press, make sure not to press it with hand. The coffee is supposed to brew on its own.

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Bodum Chambord 8 Cup French Press Coffee Maker Review
BODUM Chambord
BODUM Chambord
 
Review of SterlingPro French Coffee Press

SterlingPro French Coffee Press

SterlingPro French Coffee Press

Capacity

SterlingPro French Coffee Press offers average capacity - 32-Ounce. This is a good volume carafe that will ideally suit a biggish family. However, it’s worth noting that it shouldn’t be filled up to the top if you don’t want the liquid pour out on the table under the pressure of a plunger. No matter how small or big the french press is, it’s got to have some room for the free moving of a plunger.

Material and Design

This french press is made of a heat-resistant borosilicate glass that requires a quite careful attitude. It’s more fragile than the glass used for Bodum french press and it can easily break. That is why we strongly recommend you not to use just-boiled water. Cool the water down first (190-200 degrees Fahrenheit) and only then, pour it in the pot. There’s some plastic in the cover of the press, but it’s said not to spoil the taste of coffee at all.

Ease of Use and Maintanance

What’s important to remember about glass French presses is that they require much more accurate cleaning than their stainless-steel analogs. When carefully cleaned after each use, it shouldn’t get contaminated with the stains and coffee thick. In the rest, they are straightforward in use. Like most other presses, it shouldn't be filled up to the top to avoid the splatter and liquid escape from a container.

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SterlingPro French Press
SterlingPro French Coffee Press
SterlingPro French Coffee Press
 
Review of Kona French Press Coffee Tea & Espresso Maker

Kona French Press

Kona French Press

Capacity

The claimed capacity of Kona French press is 34-Ounce which has got to enough for about 7-8 mugs of tea or coffee. If you belong to those people who can’t go to work without having at least two cups of coffee, you will surely do justice to the capacity of a unit. It’s also known as an espresso maker. Without using any electric kitchen appliances, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious espresso right at home every morning.

Material and Design

Kona French Press features a nice and protective design with a soft-to-grip handle for easy pouring of the drink. The prolong carafe is made of a heat-resistant borosilicate glass that withstands high temperatures and shocks. The press is covered with a BPA-free plastic that doesn’t contact with the drink and protects customers from burns.

Ease of Use and Maintanance

KONA French Coffee maker is great for making both, coffee and loose leaf tea. All you need to do is to put a spoon of ground coffee or tea in the pot and leave it to brew with a plunger unit on. In 3-4 minutes the coffee is gonna be ready for serve. The press doesn’t filter the oils of coffee and leaves its taste rich of aroma and flavours. If you’re a real gourmet of coffee, you’ll definitely see the difference. After the coffee is drunk, leave the press to cool down for a while and then, wash it either under the running water or in a dishwashing machine.

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KONA French Press Coffee Tea & Espresso Maker Review
Kona French Press
Kona French Press