Le Creuset French press is well-designed, stylish piece of kitchenware that not only brews a perfect cup of coffee, but is also a charmer. It differs slightly from ordinary presses - glass press have the advantage of being see-through, and plastic presses are virtually unbreakable – but this press tops them all when it comes to sheer elegance.
Those in love with stoneware will simply be mesmerized by this press, but a fair warning for those who are not familiar with ceramic dishes. Stoneware is more durable than glass, but not as durable as plastic. This French press looks nice but if you are not careful when handling it, chances are you will chip and crack it. That said if you are not clumsy, then this might be just the press for you. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can match it to your other stoneware, and looks beautiful, so it is a great center piece for your coffee table.
Le Creuset French press is made of durable, high-fired stoneware that has been treated with a non-porous enamel finish and especially designed to ward off odors. Stoneware is also resistant to cracking to an extent, though caution is advises when handling it.
The lid is sealed and tight, so no spraying occurs when the stainless steel plunger is pushed down. Word of advice, pour hot water up to about half of carafe, place the plunger in, and then top it off. This will prevent water from pouring over the tip. Filter mesh is also made from stainless steel, so the press is completely dishwasher safe.
Le Creuset Stoneware 27oz. French Press is an elegant addition to every kitchen countertop, and to every coffee table! It also brews a mean cup of coffee, or a few, depending if you are entertaining or not. It is a bit pricier than glass models, but it’s more durable, breaks less often, and is way better at retaining heat for longer periods of time!