Best French Press Coffee Makers for 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

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French Press is the most convenient at-home brewing methods for a quality coffee. It only takes you 10 minutes for the brewing. However, the real dilemma is not how to brew it, it is how to choose the right French Press for yourself.

We have picked some French Presses by reviewing different aspects of it. There are many French Presses in the market. It is hard for you to compare and choose from. Within a few in a list, it is easy for you to make a decision. By reading this guide, you will also become an expert in choosing the French Press.

Quick Overview of Our Favorites

ModelPriceSizeEditor Rating
KONA 8-Cup French Press
KONA-French-Press-Coffee-Maker
Check Price12 oz, 34 oz4.90/5
Coffee Gator French Press Coffee Maker
Check Price34 oz4.80/5
Secura French Press Coffee Maker
Secura French Press Coffee Maker
Check Price17 oz, 34 oz, 50 oz4.70/5
Veken French Press Coffee Maker
Veken French Press Coffee Maker
Check Price12 oz, 34 oz4.60/5
Mueller French Press Coffee Maker
Mueller French Press Coffee Maker
Check Price34 oz4.75/5
Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
Check Price12 oz, 17 oz, 34 oz, 51 oz4.50/5
Bodum Travel Press Coffee and Tea Press
Bodum Travel Press Coffee and Tea Press
Check Price15 oz4.70/5

7 Best French Presses – Reviews 2019

1. KONA French Press Coffee Maker

KONA French Press Coffee Maker

The KONA French Press Coffee Maker is one of our top picks. With the fashion design in mind by the designed, this French Press, even with a glass carafe, it still looks gorgeous. The plastic handle may look a bit cheap. But the plastic also ensures that if it is accidentally fallen on the floor, it will still stay the same. If you ever found a Fress Press leaks the coffee grounds to the coffee, even for very coarse ground coffee bean, the KONA French Press Coffee Maker will not disappoint you. No coffee grounds will be leaked.

Pros
  • The filter is made up of stainless-steal
  • The coffee grounds will not be leaked from the edge of the filter
  • Fashion design
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
Cons
  • Carafe may be easy to be broken(but the seller will replace it once you report to them)

2. Veken French Press Coffee Maker

The Veken French Press Coffee Maker is an easy easy coffee maker. The filter screen is easy to take off for cleaning. Though made with stainless steel and glass, it is not heavy. It is easy to lift it up. Also, it comes with lots of accessories to accompany the brewing like a measuring spoon, milk frother, and wooden stirring spoon. Therefore, you don’t need to buy extra accessories.

Pros
  • Tight screen seal
  • Stainless steel handle
  • Easy to clean
  • With a precise scale line
  • 2 years warranty
Cons
  • “copper” paint may be peeling off after long time usage
  • the screen layers are not easy to clean

3. Secura French Press Coffee Maker

Made by stainless steel, the Secura French Press Coffee Maker is hard to be broken up when falling to the floor. You don’t need to worry about this issue with glass anymore. If you want more than 1 cup of coffee at a time, you can keep the coffee warm by using this maker since it is double-wall. The quality of this maker is so excellent that people consider it as restaurant quality. If you care about the lifetime usage, you can choose this one.

Pros
  • Double-wall. Superior thermal retention
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Can be fastened to avoid leakage of coffee while pouring
  • Restaurant quality
Cons
  • The top is now a screw-on. It is welded on. Need to take care of while washing it by hand.

4. Mueller French Press Coffee Maker

The Muller French Press Coffee Maker is drop-proof and rustproof. It is heavier than normal stainless steel French Press, so it is made of good steel and will last for a long time. Its double-layered steel can keep the coffee warm for 60 minutes. With fine mesh, you will not get coffee grounds in your coffee mug. But you will need to push it harder to generate a cup of coffee.

Pros
  • Thicker stainless steel to keep coffee warm
  • Finer mesh screen
  • No risk of shattering
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • Require more force due to finer mesh screen

5. Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker has a classic design of the French Press. That’s why we include it into the list. This coffee maker is of high quality. Unlike the 1950s French Press, the modern ones are made of borosilicate glass which can resist thermal shock. So you don’t need to worry about the sudden shattering. Simple by its design, this coffee maker is easy to clean.

Pros
  • Easy to clean
  • Light weight
  • High-quality glass
  • Classic aesthetic
Cons
  • Make of glass. So not durable

6. Coffee Gator French Press Coffee Maker

Unlike other stainless steel French Press, the Coffee Gator French Press Coffee Maker has a very good design. Not only it is designed well, but it also has different colors for you to choose from. You will not get bored with its colors. It is easy to clean, however, the problem is the top. Some dirty will be hard to cleanout. With the vacuum double layer, you can keep your coffee warm for a very long time. Make a few cups of coffee for your morning reading will be such a leisure moment, right?

Pros
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Vacuum double layer to keep coffee warm for long time
  • Double filter
  • Good design
Cons
  • Container is easy to clean but the top is not

7. Bodum Travel Press Coffee and Tea Press

Bodum Travel Press Coffee and Tea Press

If you are looking for a small French Press to travel with you, the Bodum Travel Press Coffee and Tea Press will be your best choice. It is small enough to put in your bag. But it has all the functionality a French Press has. It is double-wall, so you don’t need to worry your coffee will be cold in a short time if you are traveling in the winter. It looks hot and stays hot. Its design is also so modern. You will not notice it as a French Press at first glance.

Pros
  • Double-wall stainless steel to keep coffee warm in cold weather
  • Good for travel
  • Two-in-one model
  • Insulated
Cons
  • A little bit expensive

Buyer’s Guide

In this section, we will guide you through the aspects that you need to think about before buying the French Press. Choosing the ones you need will take you some time for research and investigation. But some reviews on amazon or other websites may draw your attention from the key points. Here at BestCoffeeWiki, we will try to explain to you what you need to know before buying the French Press.

You shall read this French Press Wiki before you going to buy the French Press. It covers everything you need to know about using the French Press.

And in the below, we will only cover the things you need to consider while buying but not using.

Durability

Though built with the new type of glass, i.e. borosilicate glass, the carafe may still be broken after a long time usage. It is the nature of the glass. If you want your French Press to last for a long time, stainless steel one may be of a good choice.

However, it also depends on your lifestyle and usage. Most of the stainless steel on don’t have a scale line, hard for you to know how much water you need for the coffee. Besides, the glass one looks more appealing than the stainless steel one.

But, if you want to keep your coffee hot for a longer time, then stainless steel is the only option.

Size

Getting a size too big but you only drink one or two cups of the coffee will waste your money. The regular size of the French Press is 8 cups. It is suitable for a family. But for single, a 3 cups size may be better. Before you choose the French Press, the size shall be considered. For example, if you place to buy a 3 cups size, but when your friends come to visit you, you may need to brew it, again and again, to serve your friends with coffee. Then the size is too small for you.

Easy to Clean

Not every French Press is easy to clean. Especially the one with multiple screens. Why? The multiple screen system will have a screen for fine ground coffee beans. The fine ground coffee beans may be stuck at the filter. That will make the clean hard to be done. So you need to take a look at the filter screen before you buy it.

Another aspect is whether it could be used in the dishwasher. For most of the stainless steel one, you can put them into the dishwasher. This could save you lots of time. But for the glass one, you may need to clean it by hand.

Ease of Use

Though with the same mechanism and nature, some are hard to use. You need to take care of the plunger smoothness, filter effectiveness, and ease of clean up.

Warranty

Some stores provide a longer warranty. If you are going to choose the glass one, a two years warranty would be good for you. The carafe tends to be broken by itself after one year or so. Getting a replacement is the easiest solution.

For stainless steel one, it is not that important. They are hard to be broken. But if they are combined with plastic parts, you may need to consider a longer warranty.

Price

Price too low may bring you a low-quality French Press. But a French Press is not worth more than $100. You shall choose the middle of them. The average price of the French Press is around $25. Getting a French Press at this price is budget efficient.

Brand

The brand is an important aspect. The famous brand will have the experience of designing a quality product. But they may not risk themselves to provide some innovation. Small brands may give you inspiration for the coffee maker but the quality may not be that good as the famous brand. You need to make a trade-off here.

Conclusion

If you still can’t make a choice. We recommend the KONA French Press Coffee Maker. It is of quality and competence for every aspect of a cup of French Press coffee. If you want the stainless one, we recommend the Secura French Press Coffee Maker. You won’t be dissatisfied with these two.

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