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Chemex Drip Device - Tom Toretch's Review
Posted: September 10, 2004, 4:55pm
review rating: 3.3
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Chemex Drip Device
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Arrow The Chemex Drip Device has 33 Reviews
Arrow The Chemex Drip Device has been rated 9.19 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Doug Wiebe 8.71
Donald Blum 8.55
Dee Ann Abel 8.33
Dave Kernen 8.00
James Owen 7.71

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: drip device
Manufacturer: Chemex Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $3.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: yard sale Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 years Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: I don't think I would like it much if I had used it properly.
Positive Product Points

simple, elegant, efficient

Negative Product Points

fragile, no printed information on glass

Detailed Commentary

This morning,  my favorite coffee pot shattered.  It is a sad day. I have atleast twenty coffee makers and the double-funnel--the only name I had for it until today--was the pride of my collection. I don't think this qualifies as a review because, until now, I had no idea how to properly use it.
  I picked-up a Chemex Drip Device at a yard sale a couple years back. It had no instructions, and no handle/collar. I buy every coffee device I can find under $5 --so I bought it. I had to invent a way to use it.  It had no filters, and since I don't care for drip, I skipped the drip concept , altogether.  
  Instead, I put it on the stove top and boiled water in it. After the water started to boil, I would remove it from the heat.  Then, I added coffee. The reaction was as beautiful and artistic as the pot, itself.  The calm water would start to suck the grounds into the base. Then the action quickened.  The grounds roiled in the base like a sideways malestrom.  And then, the volume would expand all the way to the lip .  It was the perfect level of expantion that led me to believe I had the right method.

  The pot endured almost two years of this daily abuse. Today,  it met a cast iron skillet. Deep sadness.  After almost two hours of google- ing, I've finally found-out what I had. Imagine my surprise when I learned I had been doing it wrong the whole time.

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I grabbed this product at a yard sale. I hope no one minds me sharing this little anecdote...

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