Le Creuset Stoneware 27oz. French Press Review

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.

Features of Le Creuset Stoneware 27oz. French Press

Le Creuset Stoneware 27oz. French Press

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.

The Advantages of Le Creuset Stoneware 27oz. French Press


  • Easy to clean – Other than being completely dishwasher safe, this press is also easy to clean manually. Enamel finish means that grime and coffee bean residue simply slide of the side, so a quick rinse will usually do the trick.
  • Does not retain odor – Many presses retain that slight coffee odor after several uses, but not this one. You can rest assured that Le Creuset press will remain squeaky clean and odor-free for as long as you own it.
  • Retains heat – Stoneware is great in conserving heat, so you coffee will be warm even hours after you prepared a pot. When it comes to heat retention these presses beat glass ones, and are only surpassed by stainless steel models.
  • Size – This press holds eight cups of coffee, and does not come in different sizes. This, by all means is not a problem, since you can make as little or as much coffee as you want – and bigger size means it is easier to brew a fresh cup for all your friends when they drop in for a visit.

The Bottom Line

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!

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