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There have been few occasions I can recall when I have had cause to make coffee for twelve people. If I was required to do so on a daily basis however, I wouldn't have purchased this one. I have always been confused as to what the standard cup measurement is in the cafetiere manufacturer's world. It is certainly not what the average consumer would consider to be an average cup, that is for certain. Having said all that, I was aware of this discrepancy before I purchased this model, so was not left cold by my purchasing experience.
This cafetiere would best suit a household of 3 - 4, and this will provide one or two mugs of coffee per person. The glass jug is reasonably weighty, so when you add enough water to fill the device you will need to lift it with both hands. The durable glass is framed by a chrome surround, which is both stylish and functional. The 'dome' is ribbed for aesthetic purposes, and the 'head' of the plunger fits snugly into place without any room for movement. The mechanism is smooth and the process effortless, which is what you would expect from a product in this higher end price range.
When the cafetiere is placed on a surface it will not cause any marking, as the glass cup is raised, so the device stands on four 'feet.' This prevents condensation accumulating on surfaces when the contents are hot. Similarly, the mesh within the plunger device is very high quality, and the openings so small that very little coffee debris will transfer to your cup when the coffee is poured.
The machine is very easy to clean. The glass cup merely requires swilling, and while the plunger is slightly more troublesome being as you may need to scoop some coffee particles from its surface, if this is done reasonably soon after use it does not present much difficulty.
All in all this is a stylish, high quality product which, while it does not hold the twelve cups of coffee it claims to, is more than adequate for the needs of a modest household. Other options within the range include the three, four and eight cup varieties.