I love my coffee, I can’t start the day without it, and I’ve come to love the French press, my automatic drip coffee maker is packed up and put away now. Today for review I’ve got an excellent French press from a company called Sterling Pro, it’s stainless steel and it’s double walled to help keep your coffee warm for a longer period of time and it works. This is the best French press I’ve reviewed or owned and I can highly recommend it if you’re in the market for one. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
Once you get everything unpacked you’ll find the press, user guide and two extra screens.
The press itself is stainless steel and it has a mirror finish on it making it look very nice, this press would be fine in your home or a fancy fine dining restaurant. The press is heavy and it feels sturdy and well very made. Stainless steel makes it easy to clean, but sadly the mirror finish does collect fingerprints very easily. The press is about 8.5 inches tall from the bottom to the top but it’s rounded on the top so that’s the tallest point. The press is pear shaped and at it’s widest point it’s about 5.75 inches across at the widest point but if you included the handle it’s about 7.75 inches across at the widest points, from the handle edge to the widest point of the press.
On the top of the press is what looks like an hour glass shaped pattern which is actually the handle so you can move the press up and down to brew the coffee. The handle is stainless steel like the rest of the press and it’s very sturdy and finished well, no sharp edges or anything like that.
The whole plunger section comes out and inside I found a plastic coffee measuring spoon which can come in handy and it’s fine for what it is.
The top of the plunger is stainless steel like the rest of the pot but it does have an angled section so you can pour your coffee from it and then turn it again to help keep the heat in. The top rotates very easily and it seems to work.
On the bottom of the plunger is the screen, or screens actually that keep the coffee grounds out of the coffee your drinking. The bottom of the plunger comes apart into four pieces with two screens, the base and the top section with a spring that holds the screen against the inner side walls of the press. The bottom section comes apart very easily, I had no problems dissembling it, you just hold the base and then use the handle on the top to turn it and it comes apart easily so you can clean it when you’re done making coffee.
The inside of the press isn’t a mirror finish like the outside which I don’t think matters much but I just thought it needed mentioning.
For testing I made coffee everyday for about the last month and at first I was skeptical about the dual filters as I thought they would actually make it harder to push the plunger down but it didn’t, it just added a little bit more resistance than my single filter press. In all the days using the press it worked perfectly fine, never a single ground in my coffee and the coffee tasted excellent.
As far as keeping it warm with the double walls, I’d have to say it works much better than my single walled glass press. I get up at 4:30 am to get ready for the day, get the kids up for school etc and I make my coffee. The coffee sits in the press the whole time of course and it stays very warm. Two hours later I can get a cup of coffee and it will still be warm, at about three hours it’s finally starting to cool so I have to say it works very well at keeping the coffee warm.
This my fourth French press, my second double walled one actually and I have to say it’s the best and nicest one of them all. The fist double walled press was all glass and it just wasn’t that good, it left grounds in my coffee, it was just bad really, but this one is much better.
The Sterling Pro French press is very well made, I’m really impressed, it’s easy to use and clean and it makes a great cup of coffee and keeps that coffee warmer much longer than a regular single walled press.
Out of the four presses I’ve owned I’ve come to like this one the most, it’s my favorite really, it’s got a large capacity and it keeps my coffee warm for a longer period of time.
Simple put this is the best French press I’ve owned, it’s highly recommended if you’re in the market for one.
+Keeps coffee warm
+Easy to clean
+Simple to use
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