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kuban111
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Posted Sun Feb 4, 2007, 10:36am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

Hola all,

This works for me and I find it fast and easy to enjoy my mornings.

I place a paper towel right over the sinkhole and pour out the remains of my FP on top.

I then pour some water in the FP to get the rest out and pour again.

I find it that this gets all the grounds out and the paper towel is then simply folded collected and place in the garbage.

My cheap paper strainer filter method.


Smells_Familiar Said:

+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.

Posted February 3, 2007 link


I use to do this for a while and then started thinking of the amount of coffee I drink and changed to my current method.

The advantage to getting your hands dirty is that, the wonderful aroma you so enjoy in the morning.
Will stays with you all day helping you to dream about getting home early to enjoy another cup

Ps: From time to time I like mixing the grounds into my houseplant pots.
     I find that this makes my plants happy and if my plants are happy my wife will be too.  
     We both enjoy the aroma of coffee in our home too.

I hope this was helpful and don't forget to enjoy your FP coffee.
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Dasein
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Posted Sun Feb 4, 2007, 5:12pm
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

I find reaching my hand down into the press to "pull out" the grinds really helpful for feedback on the consistency of my grind.  At home I'm using a virtuosso and things are pretty consistent, but previous to that I used my Zass.  Over time the consistency of my grind really changed.  It was scooping it out with my hand that helped me identify it was going south.
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Posted Mon Feb 5, 2007, 6:16pm
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

passionateone Said:

"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

Posted February 3, 2007 link

I want to say that I only use my french press once per day...so not much buildup if rinced with hot water...oh passionate one.  I wash when I notice a residue taste.
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Posted Mon Feb 5, 2007, 6:40pm
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

I took the press srceen assembly apart and cleaned it yesterday as was mentioned on this thread and iam glad i did,it is amazing how nasty it is when you break it down,i thought mine was clean.....dont assume that....trust me!



Later
Steve
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Posted Tue Feb 6, 2007, 8:59am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

Hi, Glenn Kawesch here,

I thoroughly clean mine once a week in the dishwasher. This seems to work well.
Thanks,
Glenn Kawesch
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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012, 7:58am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

Click Here (farm9.staticflickr.com)    

You can buy accessories to help with the coffee-ground clean up and disposal but try the above technique which is fast, simple, easy, cheap and there's nothing extra to clean, store, break or lose.     Just place an inexpensive coffee filter under your standard sink drain filter.

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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012, 9:19am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

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Kappy Said:

Click Here (farm9.staticflickr.com)    

You can buy accessories to help with the coffee-ground clean up and disposal but try the above technique which is fast, simple, easy, cheap and there's nothing extra to clean, store, break or lose.     Just place an inexpensive coffee filter under your standard sink drain filter.

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I've never had any problems rinsing grounds down the drain.  On a related matter, I can't see how the grounds can affect ones septic system, etc.  People use garbage disposals all the time.

Len

 
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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012, 9:25am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

Anybody tried one of these? I've been considering one for my press.
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012, 6:17am
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

Between the sludgy coffee and nuisance of clean-up is why I don't like French presses.  I prefer pour over (Melitta) for a clean bright cup and easy cleanup.
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012, 3:06pm
Subject: Re: French Press Clean Up
 

how about getting then using a knock box......
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