Bodum Original 3-Part French Press, 34-Ounce

Last updated: August 31, 2022

You don't need a fancy French press to make a premium cup of coffee. This model is easy to use, requiring one to simply add their choice of coffee grinds and hot water and then press. The unit is made with a safety lid and is also dishwasher-safe.

Bodum Original 3-Part French Press, 34-Ounce

We looked at the top French Presses and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best French Press you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: It takes just 4 minutes to brew a delicious cup of coffee in this French press.

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the Bodum Original 3-Part French Press, 34-Ounce placed 12th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Chambord is a true original – the classic French press Coffee maker designed in the fifties. And we still produce it with the same painstaking craftsmanship we used way back when with the original. The frame and lid, made of steel, undergo several Chrome Plating processes to obtain a durable shiny surface that will last for many years of intense use. The only difference in the production process since the fifties is our commitment to the highest standards of environmentally correct manufacturing, which is especially important during the Chrome Plating process. The black CHAMBORD polypropylene handle comes in a matte finish that not only gives a comfortable grip while serving but adds to the classic quality of the design. The borosilicate glass is ultra-light and strong, has great heat- resistant properties. The Recyclable SAN Beaker is Shatterproof and provides a the same clean cup of French Press Coffee you expect that is even greener! Both carafes are dishwasher safe and will not get cloudy in the dishwasher. The Stainless Steel spiral plate keeps the filter mesh in place and makes sure that water goes through but no ground coffee. The flexible spiral provides a universal fit taking into account the manufacturing tolerances of glass jugs. The Stainless Steel Filter Plate is a key component to the Bodum coffee makers. It separates the ground coffee beans from the water after the brewing has stopped. The French press system has always been the simplest and ultimate way of brewing an excellent cup of Coffee. Using fresh coarse ground beans with water between 92 and 96 degrees Celsius brings out the very best in all types of Coffee.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Bodum CHAMBORD French Press Coffee Maker is a classic choice for tabletop coffee-making, and it’s a high-quality device for a reasonable price.
The Chambord is easy to clean and almost every piece has lasted at least five years; I've only had to replace the glass beaker once
The Bodum Chambord produced a clear-flavored and consistent cup of coffee that our tasters liked just as much as coffee brewed in most of the other presses we tested, most of which cost more. Its simple glass beaker, steel filtering screens, and elegant steel frame appear refined rather than cheap, and its filter pushes down with more ease than other presses’ halting, skittish plungers.
French Press coffee makers last a long time. Particularly those made by Bodum. Just clean thoroughly and be careful not to break the glass!
Strains coffee grounds well
Can produce up to eight cups of equal servings at a time, which is very efficient and helps get rid of multiple brews
Polypropylene was the preferred material for the black handle, which provides a comfortable grip while serving.
This Bodum French Press is more reliable than other models over longer periods of time.

What reviewers didn't like

Plunger mechanism can wobble
The weakest link in terms of quality is the glass beaker, which stands up to the heat well, but, like any glass item, can break if not handled with care.
Still, at $43 (at the time of writing), this isn't the cheapest coffee maker given the simplistic functionality.
If your family has more than a couple of coffee snobs, queuing to have their own mug brewed, then this isn’t the French Press you should be buying.
The final brew is not always 100% free from small particulates of the coffee ground
Sediments – Coffee not 100% free off small grind size particles
Sediment is left floating near the bottom because the filter does not press all the way to the bottom.
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