This handy two in one machine will heat up water and pour it into your French press for a one stop brew shop in the comfort of your own kitchen. No need for separate kettles and no waiting until the water is heated and extra time to pour. All you need to do is fill the water tank, add coarsely ground coffee into the glass carafe of the French press and hit the on button. Brews 4 cups of coffee, equivalent to 17 ounces.
No filters needed, the coffee will start brewing the moment the water starts dripping into the carafe. With a shorter brew time, about 5 minutes, you'll be sipping on your favorite brew in no time. The electric press also doubles as an electric kettle heating water up to 185 degress.
How it Works
- First, you fill the water tank with fresh, cold water.
- Add ground coffee into the glass carafe and press the button. No filter needed.
- When all the hot water is in the glass carafe, you press down the plunger and your coffee is ready to be poured.
- The heating element will also keep your coffee nice and warm.
A Note About Coffee & Cups
Let us break it down for you: Although 8 ounces equals a cup in the baking world, a US cup of coffee is measured at 6 ounces and a European cup of coffee is measured at 4.25 ounces. This is why we sometimes list ounces to paint a more accurate picture of capacity.
|Reservoir Size||17 ounces|
|Max/Min Ounces per Pot||17 ounces|
|Available Carafe Styles||Glass|
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Warranty Information for the Bodum Bistro Electric French Press
|What it Covers:||
Bodum coffee presses
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Bodum|
|Warranty Contact Information:||800-232-6386|
|Notes:||Glass components and carafes do not have a warranty against breakage, etc.|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||No|
Caring for your Bodum Bistro Electric French Press
For detailed care instructions, please refer to your machine's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine:
Following parts are dishwasherproof:
- Water tank
- coffee pot
- infusion lid for coffee and filter press unit for coffee
Wipe down base of machine with damp cloth after every use
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better idea than practical useReview by thisispete
Price Value Quality
I really wanted to like this coffee maker, but It fully falls short across the board.
The little canister needs a special lid (not pictured anywhere online) for the water to brew, it was very frustrating to get the lid in the right place to stay attached, and then even harder to get the canister into the machine. It took about 7-8 minutes to brew a full canister. I was burned when I tried to remove the canister. Then when you take the canister out, stir, the non-standard plunger lid with the spout is also difficult to get onto the canister just right, you have to line it up just right and twist, but there's no graphic indicators of the right place to put it. Then after you plunge and pour your first cup, there's no way to put the canister back on the heating element to keep it warm without taking out the plunger and putting back on the brewer lid.
As far as coffee quality I was very unimpressed as well. I tried running it with a termometer submerged in the canister and the hot water temp coming out was at best 181. I believe that is far too low for proper coffee brewing.
(Posted on 6/18/12)