The French press is a timeless classic and has been associated with high-quality, delicious brews for decades. Today, there are endless options to choose from; however, if you are looking for the best of the best, the Frieling French Press may just be what you are looking for.
In this article, we discuss everything you need to know about this luxury French press.
Design: Elegant, Luxurious, and Sleek
The Frieling French Press is an elegant, luxurious, and sleek statement piece available in two finishes: polished and brushed.
It functions the same way that all French presses do – by plunging down coffee grounds brewed in hot water. However, unlike other French presses, the Frieling French Press has an opaque, stainless steel carafe.
Its stainless steel carafe is great at insulation, keeping its contents warm for a longer time than glass models. It is also durable and will not shatter like glass beakers.
However, for those who like to see what is happening inside their French press, this may not be the best option for you.
The Frieling French Press comes in five different sizes: 8, 17, 23, 36, and 44 ounces. Regardless of what size you choose, this French press looks tall and sleek overall.
However, note that this French press is considerably heavier than glass carafe models. Regarding the plunger, the Frieling French Press has a two-stage filter system.
It has a pre-filter and a super-fine mesh filter that is intended to eliminate sediment that may sneak into your cup. This dual filter system, combined with the coil design, has a remarkably tight fit.
While plunging successfully traps sediment in the bottom of the carafe, it does require more effort than usual.
Performance: Simple and Easy to Use
With a measuring spoon and easy-to-follow instructions, it is fairly easy to make a delicious cup of coffee with the Frieling French Press.
Before first use, make sure to rinse all components under hot tap water and towel dry. Do not use abrasives – clean using a soft cloth only.
To enjoy great-tasting, freshly brewed coffee, please follow the steps outlined below.
Step 1. Place the Frieling French Press on a dry, non-slip surface. While holding the handle, pull the knob up to take out the plunger unit with the lid from the pot.
Bonus Tip: If you want to keep your coffee hot for even longer, you can preheat the pot by filling it with hot water and letting it stand for several minutes. Discard water before proceeding to step 2.
Step 2. Fill the pot with coarse ground coffee – avoid using fine ground as it may clog the filter. We suggest 1 tablespoon of coffee per 4 ounces of water.
Step 3. Pour hot water (not boiling) into the pot. Leave around 1 inch (2.5cm) of space at the top.
Step 4. Stir using a coffee scoop, stirrer, or a spoon.
Step 5. Place the plunger unit on top and leave the plunger in the raised position. Do not press down yet. Let the coffee steep for about 4 minutes.
Step 6. With the spout turned away from you, hold the pot by the handle. Then, push the knob straight down – do it slowly and with minimal pressure.
Doing this will lower the filter to the bottom and allows it to capture coffee grounds beneath the filter. Bonus Tip: If it is too difficult to push down, remove the plunger, stir, reposition plunger, and press down again.
WARNING: DO NOT PUSH DOWN TOO FAST OR USE EXCESSIVE FORCE AS IT CAN CAUSE SCALDING LIQUID TO SHOOT OUT OF THE POT.
Step 7. Serve and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee!
Never use the Frieling French Press on a stovetop or in a microwave. Keep it away from children’s reach. Hot water may scald! Use coarse ground coffee, not fine. When plunging, do not apply excessive pressure or push down too fast.
Take your time, press lightly and slowly. While plunging, point spout away from yourself and other people as hot water may shoot out of the spout.
Cleaning: Easy to Clean and Maintain
To remove any bitter residue, French presses must be cleaned after every use. This means that you have to disassemble and reassemble the product each time you make coffee.
It may sound like a lot of work, but this task can be easily done with the Frieling French Press thanks to its finely engineered parts.
It takes no more than a few minutes to take apart, and once everything is washed and rinsed, it is a breeze to put back together.
The Frieling French Press is dishwasher-safe; however, remember that stainless steel is prone to spots and blemishes. If you want, you can hand wash and dry the Frieling French Press after every use.
Instructions After Each Use:
Discard coffee grounds. Rinse all components under hot tap water; you may use regular dishwashing detergent. Rinse and towel dry.
Do not use abrasives as it may scratch the surface – clean it using a soft cloth only. The Frieling French Press is made of durable stainless steel and all parts are dishwasher safe.
Price: Value for Money
While it is a bit more expensive than other French presses, the Frieling French Press is a good investment. Its durability, design quality, engineering, and a resulting sediment-free cup of coffee gives the Frieling French Press an edge over its competitors.
To Buy or Not To Buy?
Its high-quality stainless steel body results in a potential drawback that might irritate some people – you can’t see your coffee being brewed.
If you are one of those people who want to enjoy a good “coffee show” before drinking your coffee, then we think that a French press with a glass carafe might be a better option for you.
Also, if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, there are other French presses that also have similar features to the Frieling French Press.
However, if you are looking for a French press that’s durable, great to look at, and makes a sediment-free and delicious-tasting cup of coffee, then the Frieling French Press is definitely the right one for you!
There are hundreds of French press models out today, but the Frieling French Press is definitely one of the best. It looks sleek and elegant (thanks to the brushed or polished options of its sleek stainless steel design), is very easy to use, and is durable and resistant (which makes it perfect for frequent travelers).
Moreover, its patented dual mesh filter is superior to other French presses, resulting in delicious-tasting coffee that is actually sediment-free. All in all, its beautiful design, durability, and ease of use makes the Frieling French Press worth the splurge for coffee lovers and dedicated French press users.