Our household goes through those little $10 Bodum FP's like you wouldn't believe. Between five cats and a really chaotic schedule, stone tile counters & floors, those flimsy thin-glass- walled presses don't live more than a year or so. I've seen Lexan FP's at a camping supply store. Has anyone tried them? Are they any good? Any health risks to be wary of? Barring the Lexan route, I'd love to be able to bulk order the glass bodies. We've still got a few of the plunger-filter arrangements, so just need a dozen glass bodies to get through the next few years. Suggestions? Sharon Allsup Winston, GA sallsup homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Sharon, Tom & Maria don't sell these, but Bodum makes polycarbonate beaker versions of many of their presses. The Bistro Nouveau and Chambord lines are both available in polycarbonate plastic. Check out the Bodum web site for details. www.bodum.com Bob Trancho <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
They do sell the Bodum Columbia though -- stainless steel french press!http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.frenchpress.shtml#columbiaSS.frenchpress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lee / San Diego --------------------------------- <
<Snip> I've used two Lexan one-cup (18 0z.) french presses for six or seven years. The ones I have do not impart any plastic taste and have held up to travel, use and a bit of abuse quite well. I haven't seen any others like mine, and I've looked all over the Web. I have seen other unbreakables of different sizes available at camping stores. I've also used a Nissan metal press for travel. I believe that one's a quart, but I find the metal affects the coffee's flavor. Joan homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
I bought one at REI about a month ago for a cub scout campout and it works great--or maybe I was just desperate. Here's a link: http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId€00&catalogId@000008000&productId0532&parent_category_rnE00495 What do folks do about grinding coffee while camping? Tony
I've got three of the Lexan FP's. I won't give you any raving reviews, but simply say that they work. Mine are insulated, but that was kind of brainless on the manufacturer's part. You don't let pressed coffee sit on top of the trapped grounds. Let it sit for awhile and its just gross. Jim G.