Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker Review

Coffee presses from BODUM are always a hit with the crowd, and the Chambord French Press Coffee Maker is no different. In this review, we will cover everything you need to know about the Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker Reviews to help you decide if this is a french press to invest your money and time in.

This review will cover everything from its features, design, operation and more.

Do note that although this review will be done mainly focusing on the 8 cup (34 ouces) version, this french press is available in these sizes: 12 oz (3 cups), 17 oz (4 cups), 34 oz (8 cups) & 51 oz (12 cups).

Our rating of the Bodum Chambord French Press: 4 stars

Bodum Chambord 8 Cup French Press Coffee Maker Review

Key features:

  • The BODUM Chambord French Press Coffee Maker provides a one-stop solution to tasting and enjoying quality that way it was made to be  enjoyed.
  • Apart from being very affordable and budget-friendly, the coffee press is simple, basic yet very efficient. The handles and frame are steel work, which looks amazingly vintage and retro.
  • The plunger of this French Press uses a 3-part plunger which creates the right pressure and press which brings out the best of the coffee bean grounds.
  • The standard 34 ounce version makes 8 cups of coffee, which is more or less enough for 2 to 3 people in a single and full brew. Perfect for small families and office use.
  • You will not be struggling to use this press since it comprises of less parts, meaning simple and straightforward operation. Easy to use and clean.
  • Perfect size and weight to complement small kitchens, countertops and tables. It’s available in  5 sizes to choose according to your needs and requirements.
  • Made from quality materials, which with care will likely last for years and years to come.
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Makes enough for 2 to 3 people
  • Uses a 3-part plunger for thorough extraction
  • Has heat-resistant carafe and stainless frame
  • Looks great
Cons
  • The carafe has more or less burst in a few occasions; health hazard
  • The carafe sits very loosely inside the steel frame

Features

Construction and Build

The BODUM Chambord French Press Coffee Maker is constructed with minimal parts and components, which makes using an ease. The carafe is made with quality, heat-resistant borosilicate glass while the frame, handle and base are made out of stainless steel. The steel is also heat-resistant which doesn’t absorb any heat from the scalding hot brew that might cause burning to your hand.

Design wise, the BODUM Chambord French Press Coffee Maker is easily one of the most effortless looking kitchen appliances. It is lightweight and compact enough to sit on top of most tables or countertops regardless of how small or limited your space may be. The press weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 10.7 x 9.4 x 6.7 inches in dimensions. It’s clear glass carafe spiraled by the steel framework has a very retro old-world vibe to it which we really like.

Performance

Part of the beauty of a French press, is the absence of buttons and a need for customization. Simply pour in the preferred coffee grounds, fill the french press up with hot water, let it seep, plunge and your cup of Joe is ready.

French press with plunger that uses a 3-part filtration system to extract the essence of the coffee grounds will result in a strong and ‘knock-your-sock-off’ cup of coffee.

Capacity

The BODUM Chambord French Press Coffee Maker has the capacity to make up to 8 cups of coffee. That is about 34 ounces of coffee (just a tab bit over a liter). And that is a lot. More than enough for 3 people. We therefore think that the BODUM Chambord French Press Coffee Maker would be ideal for use where you have multiple coffee-drinkers under the roof or in a small office.

Ease of use

The Bodum Chambord French press uses no plastic parts or components. This means there is no fear of using BPA infested parts.

Secondly, it is very easy to clean. All the parts can be dismantled easily, and are dishwasher safe. Simply rinse off the coffee bits and place it inside the dishwasher shelf for wash.


How Does It Compare?

1. Blumwares French Press Coffee Maker

The Blumwares press uses stainless steel carafe which eliminates the risk of shattering in the case of glass carafe. The steel carafe also helps to maintain and retain temperature of the brewed coffee. Both french presses generally offer the same efficiency, but if handling of glass has always been a challenge to you, this device might be a great alternative.


2.Veken French Press Coffee Maker 

Carafe explosion isn’t a regular occurrence. Sometimes, it may be that users are putting way too much pressure on the plunger. For users who do not like steel pitchers due to the odd taste they might give off, the Veken French Press might be a good alternative to consider.

The Veken French Press uses Borosilicate glass carafe and has a beautiful golden framework, which makes it looks absolutely stunning! It also comes with 4 filter screens, making it both beautiful and functional.

If looks matter, the Veken French Press is a great alternative to consider over the Bodum Chambord. Both the Veken French Press and Bodum French Press do not leave a steel after taste and are almost identical in terms of their functionality.


3. Coffeezone French Press

Temperature and timing are very important attributes when it comes to the quality and taste of your coffee. And if you are looking for a french press that can lend a helping hand, this French Press might just be what you are looking for.

The Coffeezone French Press comes with a timer and a clip-on stirring spoon. No more running around the place looking for a spoon or even forget about the coffee while it burns away. Its timer really is a great addition. All this makes this coffee maker functional, smart, and superefficient, great for people who likes to ‘set and forget’. If you are looking for more convenient and functional coffee maker, the Coffeezone French Press is a good one to consider.


Conclusion

Looking for a simple coffee maker? Then the Bodum French Press coffee maker is a great choice for you! It is an extremely convenient and efficient device. It’s simple design makes it easy-to-clean and the compact size fits anywhere. Definitely give this effective coffee maker a shot!

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