Sunday, March 24, 2013

I Love a Good Kitchen Tool

After our latest French press (which we use for making tea in the morning) broke (I think it was our third) I did some research and found one that was a bit more sturdy. After using it for the past few months, I have to say this is one of my favorite things in the kitchen. Not only is it of all stainless steel construction (really difficult to break) but it has two layers of steel, making it a thermos. I have poured a second cup of tea an hour after the first one and had it be a perfectly acceptable level of warmth. Some of the other considerations were that it have an open-bottomed handle neither too large for my dainty paws, nor too small for Oscar large ones. I also wanted it to be easy to clean. It doesn't get much easier, a quick rinse most mornings, and a  trip through the dishwasher once a week.
Another bonus, it was one of the least expensive choices available (text from the Amazon Listing, link to same):

The coffee plunger is made of high-grade 18/8 stainless steel. The case and the cover are made according to double wall technology. They have double sides, and the space between the two is filled with air. This technology enables us to keep the temperature of a drink at a constant for a long period of time, and at the same time, makes the outer sides of the coffee plunger safe to touch. There is a filter press inside, which when pushed down, prevents coffee grounds from floating in order to offer the coffee the best color and flavor. The parts of the coffee plunger can be removed for sanitary cleaning purposes. Stainless steel has low thermal conductivity, which adds to its usability. Coffee stays in the plunger for longer periods of time, while the plunger manages to maintain the vitamins and aroma in every beverage.

1 comment:

Don Meyer said...

Hey! Great looking piece of equipment. And it does what it is supposed to do!