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Why you want this: In rundowns of the best French presses, Frieling models almost always make the cut. Made from stainless steel in Fort Mill, South Carolina, they are more expensive than the typical glass alternative, but reviewers say it’s worth the difference for the durability and heat conservation.
What the experts say: The Spruce calls the Frieling Double Wall Stainless Steel French Press the best French press model overall. They note that it has a two-stage filter, a pre-filter for the larger grains and a second fine mesh to remove sediment. It is also constructed with a double wall of stainless steel for longer heat retention.
What the people say: It’s sturdy. (“Through the years I have been through a number of French Presses (all glass) and while they all eventually ended up cracking and breaking, I never really had any complaints … After receiving [the Frieling French Press] I couldn’t be happier with the construction, and the chances of breaking it are pretty much slim to none. Besides the build quality I came to find that its ability to keep the water hot while allowing the grounds to brew for several minutes is something a glass press is unable to do. Not for nothing but my coffee actually tastes so much better to boot.”)
The Frieling Double Wall Stainless Steel French Press is now $63, or 21 percent off the regular price.