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Topic: Aeropress and BPA (7 msgs / 145 lines)
1) From: Sweet Maria's Coffee
HI all - I guess the topic has come up here so I thought I would 
report about my inquiry to Aerobie on BPA.
Since August 1, 2009, the Aeropress has been BPA free - they switched 
to a new material that is clearer and contains no BPA.  There is more 
information on this page from the Aerobie website - http://www.aerobie.com/Products/Details/AeroPressMaterialsDescription.htm
All of the Aeropresses we have are current stock - so we have not 
older stock presses.  So all of the presses we are selling are BPA 
free.
I was told that the older Aeropresses did contain BPA. They were 
tested and the coffee made in it had no trace of BPA,  but Aerobie 
decided to err on the side of caution and change the material. The 
older presses have a sort of milky appearance, clear but cloudy 
plastic. The new presses are crystal clear plastic. Also, the 
appearance of the indicators printed on the press are different; in 
the older model (the one Tom still uses at home) the indicators are 
long ovals. On the new presses they are circles.  So the models are 
pretty easy to tell apart. The photos on our site are the older model http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.aeropress.php I will try to take a 
photo of the new one so you compare the two.
If you have concerns, you can buy new parts from Aerobie or just buy 
a new one, though according to the tests they conducted, no BPA was 
transferred from the plastic to the coffee.  For whatever that is 
worth.
Best- Maria
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2) From: Sandy Andina
Yup--mine was purchased in 2007 and definitely bears the ovals.
On Feb 1, 2010, at 1:15 PM, Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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3) From: JP
I have an Aeropress that was most definitely purchased prior to August 
1, 2009 that is cloudy plastic with circles instead of the ovals.
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4) From: Yakster
I believe that the design changed from ovals to circles before the plastics
material was changed.  I've heard the older plastic materials described as
having a blueish tint, both of my APs have circles and a bluish tint, and
the new co-polymer plastics are designed as clear.
I got my first AP with the round circles and bluish tint in 2008 (and am
still using them)
-Chris
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5) From: decrisce.md
Me too. That clarifies things. I have circles and a blue ish plastic and have had mine for prob a year and a half. Probably, I will get a new one. 
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6) From: JP
Yes, round circles and bluish tint is correct.
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7) From: cherry carter
Even though the BPA has been removed, plastic can still contain chemicals we
wouldn't want in our coffee or -- anything else. That's why I switched to
the glass vacuum pot many years ago. Does anyone know of a portable
stainless steel "hot pot" that has no plastic exposed to the water?
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