Note – I am bringing this around again for two reasons. The first is since getting one I now vastly prefer it to the old French Press I have recommended for years. The ability to keep coffee hot for 30 plus minutes makes the three cups a batch makes not go to waste at all. Next is thanks to Prime day this item is currently 36% off with a total savings of almost 15 bucks.
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item is the Stainless Steel Insulated French Press by Secura. We have been using the glass version by Fine Dine for a long time and I still really love it and have no plans to get rid of it. The way I found this one is first of all I have been kicking around the idea of getting a second one for a while
Some time ago realizing I was drinking far too much coffee I went cold turkey on a coffee fast for a few months and drank only tea. I got rid of our coffee maker and when I started drinking coffee again I went to a French Press. It makes better coffee and it takes a little effort to make the next cup or two, so it naturally slows you down on consumption.
Thing is some times Dorothy wants to have more coffee and I am ready to switch to tea. Some days she wants coffee and I only want tea. So a second one seemed like a good idea. Additionally as we were discussing this Dorothy suggested that we should take a French Press on our vacations, because it makes better coffee then “the shitty coffee makers in hotel rooms”. Yes that is a quote!
So my thought was why pack a glass container in luggage that you know will be thrown around by baggage handlers acting like a bunch of gorillas. So my quest for a good stainless press began. I found the one by Secura and despite a few negative reviews, with over 4,000 reviews, 4.5 stars over all and a B grade on Fakespot I figured it was worth a shot.
Up front the only negative comment that I sort of agree with from some of the negative reviews is the top doesn’t “seal” tightly. It moves around a bit, you know what though, it just doesn’t matter. It seems some of these folks want a press to hold in heat like a Yeti Thermos or something. The truth is you only want to leave coffee or tea in a press for so long anyway. In any event I made a press full of Earl Grey yesterday. I brought the press into my office and when I poured the last cup about 30 minutes later it was still very much “Captain Picard Hot“.
Again I think the few negative reviews are by people with either mental deficiencies or perhaps unreasonable expectations. Like I said some say it doesn’t hold in heat very long, they are just wrong they also may not know how to work a lid. Seriously! On the lid there is a gap for pouring, by turning the lid about 1/4 turn it closes the gap. Ya think some of this special children might have a hard time figuring that complex concept out? That leads me to a nice little feature. They put an arrow on the top so you know where the gap is, nice since you can’t see into the press, well unless your vision can see though steel like Superman.
So if you want a press which way should you go, the Steel One from Secura or the Glass One from Fine Dine? It is really personal choice, both are great. The steel one won’t break if you drop it or travel with it and holds heat better. The glass one in my opinion looks better and you an see how much is left in it. With the Secura you really can’t tell becuase the thing is so heavy duty if feels full even when empty. In the end, get the one you like, I think you will be happy with either of them.
Lastly one cool thing for some of you is this press is available in the 34oz version I bought and in a larger 50oz version if you have a large family or entertain guests often. So give this press a shot and I think you will be happy with it.
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PS – Here are a couple of my favorite teas. And remember for awesome coffee, Holler Roast, Food Forest Farms and Mai Thai Coffee all give discounts to MSB members!
Jack’s Three Mints Tea (yep lemon balm and bee balm are actually mints)
Jacks Morning Blend – Nine Mile Farms Tea