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rsyb
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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2007, 3:51pm
Subject: French Press Clean Up
 

I love my Bodum French Press.   I switched to it after a purchasing an unsatisfactory drip maker.

The only part I'm not thrilled with is the daily clean up.  It is messy.

I use a rubber spatula to remove most of the grounds, but a fair amount always remain in the carafe.
Because it is a 12 cup size I usually get it on my hands, etc.  when reaching inside.

Just wondered if anyone who has used a press for a while has found a "better way".

Don't get me wrong.  Clean up is just a small inconvenience.  I'll never go back to a drip maker.

Thanks.
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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2007, 3:59pm
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

>>>I love my Bodum French Press. ..Thee only part I'm not thrilled with is the daily clean up.  It is messy...Just wondered if anyone who has used a press for a while has found a "better way"...>>>

I add about four ounces of water and swish it around until the 'puck' breaks loose.  This either gets poured into the garden off the back porch or gets put into a large jug under the sink that can be capped until I get to the garden, come rain, shine or snow.

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2007, 10:41am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

while you're at it be sure to dissassemble the screen and vigorously scrub all three parts with a nylon brush.  The screen will get funky with rancid oil unless you follow this advice.

Composting your grounds is also recomended, your worms will be 30% more active!

Enjoy,
Robi
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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2007, 11:02am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

I've always rinsed under the faucet and ran the grounds down the sink, and then let air-dry.  Once a week into the dishwasher (fully taken apart).

Simple as that.

 
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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2007, 1:01pm
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

I was staying at a Copenhagen Bed and not breakfast, and while the owners were on vacation had to clean the Bodum by myself.  Trying to get the used grounds into the waste receptacle I lightly tapped it against the porcelain sink.  Mistake!  broke all to smithereens.  Fortunately the Bodum shop was only a mile away or so, and I walked over and got a replacement glass part, not even too expensive.  DON'T HIT IT TO CLEAR GROUNDS.  LoL
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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2007, 10:21pm
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

TwoPotRobb Said:

I was staying at a Copenhagen Bed and not breakfast, and while the owners were on vacation had to clean the Bodum by myself.  Trying to get the used grounds into the waste receptacle I lightly tapped it against the porcelain sink.  Mistake!  broke all to smithereens.  Fortunately the Bodum shop was only a mile away or so, and I walked over and got a replacement glass part, not even too expensive.  DON'T HIT IT TO CLEAR GROUNDS.  LoL

Posted February 1, 2007 link

 Good Lord--a horror.
    For me,I scoop out most of it into the garbagecan,then rinse everything out in the sink and trust to God that it won't clog the pipes---has worked for a long time,without a problem.
 A bit of a pain in the a--,but worth it.
   While I'm sure it's not necessary to say,don't rap glass on hard surfaces.
                                              Be safe,
                                                    Barry
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Posted Sat Feb 3, 2007, 2:29pm
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

TimEggers Said:

I've always rinsed under the faucet and ran the grounds down the sink, and then let air-dry.  Once a week into the dishwasher (fully taken apart).

Simple as that.

Posted February 1, 2007 link

+1
First of all, long time no post!!  

Second... don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.  I just scoop that out of the glass with my hand and into the trash, then wipe the screen with the old hand, and then rinse everything off.  I put everything in the dishwasher (except the glass)~ every four days.  If no dishwasher, just hand wash every 4-7 days....and you're cool!  No reason to wash every day.
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Posted Sat Feb 3, 2007, 9:57pm
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

"No reason to wash every day" ?!!  

Unless you want four to seven days worth of fines and rancid oils tainting your freshly ground coffee.  If I am enjoying multiple pots in one morning I'll use soap and a brush to clean the filter screen- between each pot.  The result in the cup is most definately worth the effort for every pot. I doubt YMMV.

Respectfully,

Robi
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Posted Sun Feb 4, 2007, 9:21am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

I am going to start washing my Bodum much better now. In the past I just rinsed it out with water (no soap) and unscrewed the filter and rinsed that clean and then put it back together to air dry. I will use soap from now on!
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Posted Sun Feb 4, 2007, 10:37am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

A few folks have suggested adding water to the spent grounds and pouring the mess out. If you don't feel like saving the slosh or trodding outside for a toss, simply strain the mixture through a mesh/metal basket filter of sorts into the sink. Tap the solids out in the rubbish, and you're ready for some hydroxide bliss.
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