For review, I was sent a french press from Supreme Kitchen. I’m a bit of a coffee snob, but usually my laziness prevents me from using french presses at work daily. However, for the weekends at home, I like to have a nice strong cup of french press coffee. My Mother uses her french presses everyday for her cup of coffee. French presses really do make the best coffee.
I was excited to review this french press for a couple of reasons. Currently, we own three french presses in my house (one of which is mine, the other two my Mother’s). It’s nice to have multiples so that we don’t have to clean the presses out every day to use them, just every few days once we run out.
I wanted to try out the Supreme Kitchen french press to add to the collection (when I move out, I’ll be taking it with me). I also wanted a slightly nicer looking french press. This one is made of glass and metal, with the only plastic parts being the handle and the top, inside of the lid. I’m particularly fond of this one visually. I’ve also never used a french press for tea, so I look forward to that future.
I appreciate that this product comes in a little kit that includes additional filter screen, a spoon for scooping coffee beans, and a metal spoon for stirring.
I have two points of contention with the product, however, only one of which would possibly affect my purchasing of this coffee press in the future;
1. The metal frame that holds in the glass beaker does not sit flush to the counter. One of the legs (perhaps just an issue with my particular french press) is a bit shorter that the other making the press a tad wobbly. A bit annoying, but nothing that affects the functionality of the product nor deter me from using it.
2. The lid/filter piece has so many little parts! My Mother has had a french press lid like this before, and they’re a real bummer to have to clean if you’re using it daily. In a comparison, the Supreme Kitchen lid/filter has about 5 pieces, versus the other lids I use that have about 3 pieces. I plan to use this base with a lid I already own from another french press whose base was broken- a perfect solution.
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Overall, I like the base of this french press quite a bit, but I have some problems with the lid. If you plan to use this press only on occassion, I think it’s perfect. If you plan to use it for daily coffee or tea brewing, you may want to consider the cleaning involved. This french press would also likely be more ideal for tea, as the bigger tea leaves versus smaller coffee grounds.