launfal
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Oct 26, 2017
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I'm working at a small coffee shop and the owner wants to drop French press from the menu because we shatter a bodum press's fragile glass about every 6 months. Can anyone recommend a 16-18oz press that is a bit more durable?
Oct 26, 2017
AdamWolf
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Oct 26, 2017
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Try using a wooden or plastic utensil to stir the press, it will cut down on cracks in the glass.
Oct 26, 2017
launfal
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Oct 26, 2017
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not over-stirring. We have a busy shop and use the press infrequently, so people forget it's in the sink and drop things on it. The bodum pots are just slippery, and thin, and can slide out of the sleeve too easily. The owner doesn't care about the pot being pretty: we would probably use the $5 Ikea pot if they only had them in the right size.
Oct 26, 2017
Jonathan-Le
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Oct 26, 2017
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Try this Double Wall Insulated Stainless Steel French Press. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FWLZ1RI/ref=dp_sp_detail?psc=1
Oct 26, 2017
Groundbuster
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Oct 26, 2017
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I would think metal would work very well if looks are irrelevant, the only downside is you have to preheat them. Initial cost would be higher, but if you aren't replacing them every 6 months it works out over time.
Oct 26, 2017
LoisC
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Oct 27, 2017
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This press is great. I gave one as a present &also have one. We are both very happy.
Oct 27, 2017
thekingcoop.tv
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Oct 27, 2017
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I feel the argument could be made that buying 2 french presses a year should hardly be a worry for a coffee shop. Those presses are being used a lot more frequently than someone would use them at home/work.
Oct 27, 2017
fogelsong
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Oct 27, 2017
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Bodum makes a stainless steel french press, which I bought for the exact same reason - breaking too many glass beakers over time! Check out the Bodum Columbia. It's a very nice looking piece of equipment https://www.amazon.com/Bodum-COLUMBIA-Coffee-Thermal-Stainless/dp/B002AJ9JII?th=1
Oct 27, 2017
CallieT
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Oct 27, 2017
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That’s the nature of the beast. And as someone mentioned. They are cheap as. You can get replacement glass too. Espresso machine service would cost more.
Oct 27, 2017
launfal
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Nov 11, 2017
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man, we're mostly a nicer commuter location, and really only make French press for one regular about 4 times a year. We don't break even on one new glass one a year. Also we'd rather not have to clean broken glass out of the dishes.
Nov 11, 2017
launfal
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Nov 11, 2017
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right, but broken glass is more than a little annoying during a busy morning
Nov 11, 2017
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