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|01-09-2013 06:06 PM|
|Chrs||Was the tea pot supposed to come with a spoon?|
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|sussig||cant believe they dont take discover!!! i held off the purchase till today in thinkin i could get 2% cb from discover and they dont take it, lol|
|12-21-2012 07:24 PM|
|FC3SRedSuns||I read that French press coffee makers can raise your cholesterol. If you don't care, then I guess this deal would be good.|
|12-21-2012 04:07 PM|
|geedeb||Thanks OP.. repped!|
|12-21-2012 11:16 AM|
|Nate650||Funny how the price of the entire unit via this deal is cheaper than the spare beaker in the "Spare parts" tab.|
|12-21-2012 10:56 AM|
Regarding the plastic, the lid and mesh underneath the lid are also plastic. I don't think this is too big of a deal though as the water will only contact the plastic for a few seconds. That is a different scenario than allowing boiling water to steep in plastic as in the tea maker case. Nonetheless I still prefer the LaCafetiere French presses which are all stainless steel except the handle.
|12-21-2012 08:35 AM|
|girlbytes||Grr! Just ordered the Assam Tea pot & used the code but they charged me $7.95 for shipping anyways! I called Customer Service & she was the worst! Just said oh well yeah sorry we should be refunding you that in 3-4 days! And that was that! Sooo I guess I'll have to check my card in a few days to make sure & then if not have to hassle calling back.... Grr sounds like a PIA who really has time to do this or will even remember over the holidays to call to get the FREE shipping credited back! I'm sure they're counting on you NOT to follow up! Anyways just make sure to check UR total B4 confirming! It showed my coupon as applied but in the final order screen didn't deduct it!|
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|12-21-2012 06:47 AM|
And if you want some advise, I suggest slowly pushing the press down. Then let it sit undisturbed for at least a few minutes. (All of this after it has time to brew, obviously.) That allows the tiny bits of Coffee/Tea you use to settle and they will not be in your cup if you pour slow and hold off from the last part.
Many types of Coffee and Tea initially float. But after being immersed in the hot water for a few minutes they start to slowly sink. Do not rush things unless you want weak Coffee/Tea.
|12-21-2012 06:33 AM|
|BigArce||Is there any issue with making a less than full pot with these? I'd rather get the 34 oz (1 L) version but it's no longer on sale. We usually only drink maybe 3 cups/mugs worth at breakfast. Is a half pot in the 1.5 L a problem?|
|12-21-2012 05:50 AM|
But yeah, FP is one of the best ways to make Coffee by far. The only other way that even compares is an Espresso maker like a Chambord.
(Here is a link.)
I suggest you watch the video. They are insanely easy by comparison to most Espresso "Machines". This type has no moving parts whatsoever. It has a tiny pressure valve on one side of the water container that is not shown for some reason. It is there because it is essentially a pressure cooker and without that if you press your Coffee too tight it could explode with potency rivaling a grenade. No kidding here.
It makes amazing Espresso. But not much of it. If any of you decide to try one, remember that "Low and Slow" is the best way to heat it. It tastes far better when you exercise patience than when you turn up the heat and rush it.
Honestly a FP is still easier by far, but Espresso is a bit more potent and can be an acquired taste that you cannot reproduce outside an Espresso maker. For those who hate plastic, the only plastic whatsoever is the handle. You simply cannot replace that with metal or glass as it would burn the !@#$% out of your hand anytime you picked it up without that.
The interior "Filter" is made of a magnesium alloy and is soft. Be careful not to drop it or smash it. And the rest is aluminum since aluminum has better heat transfer than Steel by far. For those using induction panels, you can buy a Stainless Steel version, but it costs quite a bit more and I have not seen one in years.
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