Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 8:01pm Subject: Re: Glass funnel for CONA hot water carafe fills?
The bottom carafe is perfectly safe to use directly on the stove to heat the water that way if you like. It is identical to the stovetop model anyway. OK directly on gas, but use a heat spreader on an electric stove.
Are you using a glass kettle/jug of some type to heat the water ? If so, can sorta see why you'd like a glass funnel. But if you're heating it in a steel kettle in the first place, you may as well use a s/s funnel.
The "advantage" that Cona claim is that the brewed coffee does not touch metal, not the initial water. I'm not convinced it makes much if any difference anyway though (and I have several of them which I use all the time).
Yes, the neck of the bottom bowl is quite narrow. You need a steady hand to free pour into it.
Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 8:53pm Subject: Re: Glass funnel for CONA hot water carafe fills?
Thanks for the tip!
Hadn't thought you could heat the water filled bottom carafe on my electric stove with coils. Maybe that's a better way. I'll look for a diffuser. I thought the bottom of the carafe was round. Of course, I've never seen one up close so I'll find out pretty soon when it arrives.
I'm using a steel camping tea kettle to heat the water on the stove, so I guess a steel funnel would also be the same as you say.
I just jumped head first into the coffee thing and bought 3 coffeemakers at the same time: the Bonavita, the Chemex, and the Cona. I've had the Bonavita and Chemex about a week and have made what I consider excellent coffee in both.
I just thought the Cona would be a great showpiece when friends/family visits. I've had some rave comments on my first Chemex tries! The Cona will be the extra "Wow" factor!
I'll have to figure out the grind and such, but I was just wondering if anyone used a glass funnel. Heating on the stove would eliminate that extra step.
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