Secura Stainless Steel Insulated French Press

Last updated date: July 9, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0

Secura Stainless Steel Insulated French Press

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Overall Take

Made entirely from stainless steel, this French press is attractive and functional. It has a 50-ounce capacity, which is excellent if you have more than one coffee lover in the home. It uses a three-layered filtration system for added flavor and a cool-touch handle for comfortable pouring. In our analysis of 79 expert reviews, the Secura Secura Stainless Steel Insulated French Press placed 5th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best French Press for a detailed review of all the top french presses.

Expert Summarized Score
9.3
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
2,029 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
With its 50 ounce (1.5 liters) capacity, you can easily make 12 amazing cups of joe for you and your friends.
- Brown's Coffee
Dishwasher safe
- Coffee Espresso
Like other machine, this comes built with a 3-layered stainless steel filter structure. This is the perfect composition to extract and brew the perfect and smoothest cup of coffee. If you are seeking a refined taste, stack your screens. This also allows for an easier cleaning process.
- Coffee In My Veins
This coffee maker is one of the largest. And that’s why it is here. It is also very durable, considering that both the exterior and interior are made of 18/10 stainless steel.
- Top Most Reviews
Interior and exterior of the carafe are made from 18/10 stainless steel. Triple layered stainless steel mesh filter to allow for use with fine grinds. Extra replacement filter included with purchase. Dishwasher safe. Cool touch handle
- Coffee Stoppe
You should know that this is double insulated and comes with dual filters to give you a super clean cup of coffee.
- GGC Coffee
What experts didn't like
Unfortunately, some customers have reported that the exterior can feel really hot even when using ideal steeping water temperatures. Be careful and don’t burn your hands!
- Brown's Coffee
Does not keep coffee hot for very long
- Top Most Reviews

From The Manufacturer

Secura stainless steel French Press coffee maker is made from top quality 18/10 stainless steel, both the interior and exterior, other French press may use 18/10 stainless steel on one side only. This Stainless Steel French Press is made to outlast other coffee maker. The interior and exterior 18/10 stainless steel form a Double-wall construction. It is more efficient to retain heat compared to a single wall structure. It is most desirable to drink your coffee fresh, however, when needed, this double walled carafe can can keep your coffee hot longer. 3-LAYERED STAINLESS STEEL FILTER STRUCTURE traps the smallest coffee grounds to produce an exceptional full-bodied flavor. BONUS Stainless Steel Screen included with this French coffee press. Filter screen is easy to disassemble and clean. Stack one or more screens together to give your espresso a more refined taste. This Stainless steel French press maker comes with our "Cool" touch handle and knob for comfortable and safe pouring. 50 ounce/ 1500ml capacity. BONUS Stainless Steel Screen. Dishwasher safe. The capacity of the Secura Stainless-steel French coffee press is 50 OUNCE/ 1500ML. All of the parts for this French coffee maker are DISHWASHER SAFE.

Overall Product Rankings

Bodum Chambord Glass Carafe French Press, 34-Ounce
4. Bodum Chambord Glass Carafe French Press, 34-Ounce
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 8
Secura Stainless Steel Insulated French Press
5. Secura Stainless Steel Insulated French Press
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
Bodum Chambord Glass Carafe French Press, 51-Ounce
7. Bodum Chambord Glass Carafe French Press, 51-Ounce
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
Bodum Brazil Coffee & Tea French Press
10. Bodum Brazil Coffee & Tea French Press
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On French Presses

The last decade or so has been a great time for coffee lovers. Barista culture has turned coffee-making from a morning chore into a ritual that incorporates equal parts science and art. Once-esoteric brewing methods like the pour over, cold brew and gravity siphoning are now options at an increasing number of coffee shops, from your local hipster cafe to the corner Starbucks.

But even the pickiest coffee snob will tell you that for a simple, elegant cup of java at home, nothing beats the good old French press. It’s a method that’s easy to do but infinitely customizable, and it has several advantages over the plain Jane drip coffeemaker or single-serve machine. First of all, there’s no paper filter or plastic pod to dispose of, which makes it eco-friendly. Once you get the hang of making it, you can have a hot cup in your hand quicker than drip coffee. Since there are no mechanical or electrical components to break down, a good French press will keep cranking out java for decades. And best of all, the mesh filter allows more oils from the beans to seep into the final brew. In layman’s terms, that means it just tastes better.

The actual method is simple enough for any first-timer to do. First, heat up your water in a separate pot to just shy of boiling — 200 to 205 degrees or so. While that’s heating up, add a heaping tablespoon of coffee grounds to your French press for every cup of water. If you’re using freshly ground coffee (and you should be), go with a coarser grind. It’s a mesh filter, so fine particles will tend to clog it up or seep into the brew. Next, add your water and stir thoroughly. Wait 3-5 minutes, push the plunger down, and voila! The filter will push the grounds to the bottom, leaving your coffee ready to be poured out of the top.

Once you’ve had a few cups, you can feel free to tweak any of the factors above. In fact, finding the recipe for your ideal cup is half the fun of owning a French press. Let’s be clear: The amount and type of beans, coarseness of your grind, water temperature and steeping time will all affect the flavor of your java much more than what type of French press you’re making it with.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t be choosy about your equipment. This is an item you’ll be using most every morning, after all. Since you’ll be cleaning it after every use, a French press that’s easy to disassemble is key. And while the ability to keep your coffee heated is one advantage that drip makers have over the French press, the materials it’s made with can help mitigate that.

DWYM Fun Fact

While it’s generally agreed upon that the French press method was developed in France (by accident, apparently), the definitive patent for a French press was first submitted in Italy, by Attilio Calimani and Giulio Moneta in 1929. And Spain currently holds the record for the largest working French press. The mammoth appliance, created by Salzillo Tea and Coffee in Murcia, is 7.5-feet tall and 2 feet, 4 inches in diameter. We’d love to try a cup, as long as we don’t have to clean it.

The French Press Buying Guide

  • The material of your French press’ carafe is going to be a major point of preference, and they fall into two main types: Glass or stainless steel. Classic French press models like the Bodum Chambord are made of glass, and it’s easy to see why. With a clear carafe, you can look to see how robust your coffee is while you make it, and the satisfaction of watching those grounds getting pushed down is part of the ritual. Typically, the glass is of a borosilicate composition that can stand up to the quick temperature changes involved.
  • Stainless steel carafes, while they won’t let you check on your brew, are able to retain heat longer. Some, like the Mueller Double Insulated French Press, have a double layer that leaves the outer wall relatively cool while the inside stays even toastier. Heat retention is a definite plus, especially for slow drinkers who want to savor that first cup before getting seconds. Still, other models try for the best of both worlds with a glass carafe encased in partial steel or plastic sheath.
  • The standard filter for a French press is steel mesh, typically paired with some sort of pre-filter disc for stability. There’s not a lot of variation in porousness between filters of different models, though there are exceptions. For example, some models have a bucket-shaped double filter designed to keep even fine granules out of your brew.
  • At a minimum, you’ll want to rinse your filter and carafe out after every use. Frequent full cleaning, though, can help keep the mesh porous so that you can brew consistent cups every time. It’ll help if your press has a filter that’s easy to disassemble and put back together — and easier still if the entire unit is dishwasher safe.
  • Generally speaking, French press coffee is about small batches. Unlike a drip coffeemaker, it’s not made for brewing large pots to accommodate multiple guests. On average, a French press will make about 32 ounces — enough for four cups of coffee. If you’d like a bit more quantity with your quality, models like the Bodum Chambord have larger versions that hold up to 51 ounces.
  • Durability is another factor to consider, especially in the glass vs. steel debate. While the borosilicate glass of most traditional French presses is sturdier than standard glassware, it obviously won’t hold up to a drop like steel would. If the handle is separate from the carafe, make sure it’s securely molded onto the frame. It’ll be getting plenty of use.
  • Preparing French press coffee is about craftsmanship. The French press itself should be too. It’s a simple, functional appliance, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look great sitting on your counter, especially if you plan on serving guests.