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Posted Tue Aug 21, 2012, 5:05pm
Subject: Chemex Users: Do you have a preference for wood collar or glass handle models?
 

Just curious about what has swayed saesoned chemex users to select one chemex type over the other. Have you found any differences in coffee produced by one as opposed to the other? What made you choose one over the other:  Convenience? Clean-up? looks? Durability? For discussion purposes, I am not distinguishing between the hand-blown and machine made wood collar models, but maybe I should be.

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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012, 6:44am
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I have a machine made model with the wooden collar. it looks cool and works fine as long as it's tied on firmly.  I suspect the model with a handle would be a bit more convenient to pour from.  I'm happy enough with mine.  I doubt there's any difference in brew quality.

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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012, 8:15am
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Really like the retro look of the wood collar is the only reason I chose that option. The glass handle variety is probably easier to clean ie put straight in dish washer.
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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012, 3:57pm
Subject: Re: Chemex Users: Do you have a preference for wood
 

The handblown model with wooden collar.  I find the aesthetics is pleasing; a work of art, and functional also.  

Place the two side by side, one, machine made with glass handle, and other with wooden collar, handblown......which will be the one picked up and admired.

Im sure both make the same wonderful coffee!
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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012, 7:20am
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The wood collar looks awesome, but the handle is super convenient (and there are less bits and pieces to worry about).

 
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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012, 7:35am
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Josh-

Do you use the one with the handle?

Jay
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Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 8:22am
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Yes; I have used the one with the wooden collar, and maybe it's because I have bear paws for hands, but I couldn't find a great way to grip it without touching hot glass.

 
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Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 9:35am
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Josh

Thanks.

I have the same issue when trying to use the handblown-much as I like thier visual appeal.

If only they made one with a handle AND the thicker glass that is in the handblown.

Chemex, are you listening?

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