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cafetiere are something that ive also had a great deal of problems with. Due to them after around about six pounds deciding that I love coffee graduals. This is why I decided that spending the 30 pounds that I did on this one was a good idea
Like many people buying cafetieres I never know if better to buy one that larger and put less water in or one that smaller and conforms to your needs. As you can see I bought the smaller one and like most this 4 cup device will only cater for around 2 average cups of coffee just to let you know. In addition the electrical image of this piece is fantastic but when it come to cleaning it does become a nightmare. With it being dishwasher proof it does help but it definitely isn't as clean as when I first bought it unfortunately.
Another negative and reason why i wouldn't suggest this piece is just like all the rest of the cafetieres the filters simple stopped working after around about 6 months which is terrible annoying and to the average person an expensive habit
A massive positive of this piece is comparison with a lot of other cafetieres however is the fact that this one has a plastic handle which is a great addition as it stops you hands burning and means that even the children can use it.
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=La Cafeteria Chrome Coffee Maker, 4 Cup=
I love fresh coffee, and there is nothing better than starting the day with a fresh coffee.
I received the La Cafeteria 4 cup as a Christmas present.
The cafeteria, is a glass beaker and is beautifully surrounded by a polished chrome frame, the frame extends to the feet of which four have been crafted into the design. This keeps it safe and secure when you have hot liquid in the unit.
The lid is also made from the same polished chrome, whilst the plunger and filter are both made of stainless steel.
I would say overall this gives it an expensive look.
Once the kettle is boiled, pour some water into the cafeteria first to warm the glass up before you fill up, this is to safe the glass breaking
Swill the water around, check the outer of the glass to make sure it is all warm.
Add coffee, then top up with hot water, give the coffee a stir, then pop the lid on, once the coffee looks to be the strength that you want, push the plunger down and then you can pour your coffee out..
Although this is a 4 cup cafeteria, I personally find that I can only get 2 mugs from it, but I am happy with that,
The glass beaker is heat resistant, and also when you pour the spout is positioned so the coffee does not spill everywhere.
I just wash mine with soapy water, leave it to dry, then wipe.
I know it was a Christmas Present, but I did some research on the internet and found out that the cafeteria was £30. In my opinion I would not have paid that much for it, but it is lovely.
=Would I recommend=
Yes I would recommend this cafeteria, it looks very smart, has a really good plunger, as previous cafeteria I have had the plastic filter, and I find that coffee has slipped through, but with the stainless steel filter it does do a better job.
La Cafetiere is a french press coffee maker. If you love the coffee you get served in little French coffee houses as much as I do they you will love this coffee maker.
This is such a nice way of making coffee but one I generally only do when we have company as I think it's a nice way of serving coffee and presenting it on your dinner table. A cafetiere consists of a glass beaker which sits in a stainless steel holder and has a stainless steel filter and plunger and a lid on the top.
The coffee is really easy to make. I like to buy a nice quality bean to make this coffee as it is something special. I like some of the Starbucks range which you can buy in bean form and then they will grind it for you in the shop or if you have a coffee grinder like me you can do it at home. I prefer to do this as then you only grind the amount you need at any one time and I think this keeps the beans fresher.
Once you have ground your coffee you place it in the cafetiere. Now, how much you put it kind of depends on how strong you like your coffee. I generally put in a teaspoon per person but obviously if you like it stronger you can add more or add less for a bit of a milder coffee. Then boil your water and pour it over the coffee beans. I fill mine up to the bottom of the stainless steel top as this gives you some room when press the plunger down. The glass beaker is heat resistant so you don't have to worry about pouring hot boiling water into it. It's best to leave the coffee to brew for a few minutes and then you push the plunger down to trap all the coffee dregs at the bottom of the jar. YOu are then ready to pour the coffee which does pour well out of this glass as there is a little spout which never drips for me which is nice.
The only problem I have with the cafetiere is that it doesn't keep the coffee hot for very long. This is find if you use it all straight away but if you leave some for a second cup it is not too warm. There are various sizes of cafetiere that you can buy, 3 Cup - 350ml / 12fl oz capacity, 4 Cup - 600ml / 21fl oz capacity, 8 Cup - 1000ml / 35fl oz capacity, 12 Cup - 1500ml / 53fl oz capacity so there is really something for everybody's taste, for dinner parties or just to have a nice cup for yourself.
I bought mine from John Lewis and it was in the £25 region.
I love fresh coffee but being lazy it is not often I actually make myself some. I received the La cafetiere 4 cup as a Christmas present and was thrilled with it when I opened it and seen what it was. I had always wanted a cafetiere but never got around to buying one for one reason or another but had always enjoyed getting my coffee in one at cafes and hotels.
Lacafetiere is a supplier of beautifully designed products that revolve around tea and coffee and living the 'Dolce vita'
The classic cafetiere is a stunning looking cafetiere that has been around for well over 50 years and has lots of imitators out there trying to emulate it.
It is made of highly polished chrome frame with a glass beaker in it. On the bottom there is four small chrome feet meaning that you don't have to worry about it being wobbly on the table.
The lid is also made from the same polished chrome as the frame and the plunger and filer are both made of stainless steel.
It all looks very classy and elegant when assembled and I love the classic yet modern look of it and I personally think it can easily be left out on the work top when not in use as it looks like a piece of art in itself.
The size of this model in comparison with the larger ones is to me at least more attractive looking and seems more in proportion with the cups on the table.
Making coffee with it is a simple process, all you have to do is measure the desired amount of coffee into the beaker and then pour in hot water and leave to brew for a couple of minutes before using the plunger to plunge the coffee to the bottom of the beaker.
The filter is great and when it is plunged doesn't allow any bits of coffee to float back up into the beaker.
Pouring the coffee is simple and the spout is positioned in such a way that there is no spill on the table.
Although this is supposed to be a 4 cup cafetiere you would need to use very small cups and I find that I usually manage to get around 2 and a half cups from a full pot.
The glass beaker is heat resistant so will not burn you when filled with hot water and the whole thing is easy to disassemble for cleaning when you have finished with it. It can be put in the dishwasher but it is easy to just rinse it out in the sink.
Be aware that the chrome can get a little grubby and you will need to polish it occasionally to keep it looking its best.
I was shocked to find out that this cost £30 which is very expensive for a cafitiere but then again the quality is of such a high standard that I suppose it does make sense that it costs a bit more than the inferior ones.
There is not really a lot more to say about this cafetiere, it works the same as all the other the only difference being is that this one is of a high quality and should last a lifetime with careful use to make sure that you do not break the glass beaker.
Although not something I use all that often one of my favourite things in the world is sitting over the papers with a fresh pot of coffee in front of me and is something I really must try to do more often.
La Cafetiere Chrome Coffee Maker, 8 Cup
If you have read a few of my reviews you might have noticed that I recently received quite a few additions to my kitchen and home thanks to my very generous family and friends giving us a wide selection of fantastic wedding presents. Among them we received this La Cafetiere with a chrome design. I'm a big fan of a good cup of coffee and although I do enjoy the convenience of instant coffee when I have that bit more time I prefer to brew some fresh and much better tasting coffee.
This is very easy to use, just add the desired amount of coffee to the glass beaker, then pour in hot but not boiling water, then stir, wait a moment or two, then plunge the filter and serve. Although this says it serves eight cups, I would say that these are small cups and it holds closer to four of the household mugs that I own. It's been a while since I've had or used a cup.
Personally, I think that this is one of the most attractive and beautiful cafetieres that I have ever owned, it does the same job as the more basic ones but it looks that much more elegant and stylish while brewing. So far the filter plunge fits snugly against the glass minimising the amount of coffee granules that might sneak their way into your cup. The design looks good but it also practical and comfortable to use, this pours very well and is easy to hold.
For those lucky enough to have one this cafetiere is dishwasher safe, but even without the use of a dishwasher it is simple to clean. You just need to remember to be careful with it because it is made of glass which can be easily broken. However, as an added bonus these ranges of cafetieres come with glass and filter refills that are easily available to buy from your local John Lewis store or online.
This is typically retailing for £34 from John Lewis, which makes this more on the expensive end of the cafetieres that are available to purchase.
This is one of my favourite kitchen accessories and it provides great functionality with a beautiful stylish design. I don't think there is much more that needs to be said about a cafetiere, there are a lot of different types and styles available to choose from, this being an attractive and quality product among them. I think as far as style and functionality goes for a cafetiere this deserves a five out of five star rating.
One other side note - as far as I am aware this is also available in different sizes.
I have just bought one of these eight cup cafetieres from John Lewis, I already have two 6 cup ones and a 2 cup, so you might say I am a convert!
However, this latest one will be returned, the quality is not a patch on the old ones I have, (about 15 years old or maybe more).
Every part of them says "cut the corners" except for the glass which seems to be the same.
The thread on the bottom of the plunger is already crossed and does not tighten securely, comparing it with the original shows it is nowhere near the same quality, the shaft of the plunger is a smaller diameter, the knob on the top is smaller, the chrome bands of the main jug are not finished anywhere near as well.
The problem is that this may well be the best on the market at the moment, I will have to do some further research.
Having already known this product the re-order was a no brainer I thought, wrong, the bean counters (pun intended) have interferred enough to make me want my money back and to just use the two jugs I have rather than one large one. Poor show, brand leaders being complacent and living on previously well earnt reputation, if this product was another tenner more, so what? If it lasts a lifetime who cares? well, I know who... the bargain hunting penny pinchers who fail to see the real savings of buying quality once. Rant over, pay your money, take your choice.
I much prefer filter coffee to instant, so anyone in the same boat knows that a cafetiere is a must in any kitchen.
I purchased the 4 cup cafetiere as I have a space limited kitchen, but more because I thought a 4 cup one would do fine for my needs, and seeing as I make coffee most days, I wanted a cafetiere that I could leave on the work surfaces without taking up too much space (may sound silly, but I really do have minimal space)!
Seeing as cafetieres are all pretty much a standard design, I wont bother going into the ins and outs of it!
My biggest issue with this is, although none of the cup measurements for cafetieres are designed to be huge, I don't drink my morning coffee out of a tiny cup, I use what I'd consider an 'average' size cup. Bearing this in mind, I certainly don't manage to get 4 cups worth out of it, more like 2.
Even when having guests round and using smaller coffee cups, I usually find I have to make 2 lots of coffee to get 4 'decent' cups worth out of it.
I think when this one gives up the ghost, it may be worth me investing in a larger one.
Although I'd say it is fairly easy to keep clean, I do find that you get coffee stains under the metal casing which is really hard to remove.
There is the bigger issue of the metal mesh filter being so sharp around the edges. Other cafetieres I've used have had similar issues, but I was hoping that spending out a few pence more would mean you had a 'clean cut' filter.
All in all I'd say a reasonable item, but I'd recommend investing in a slightly larger size if you like your coffee.
This item can currently be purchased from the John Lewis website for £29.
While I do not drink a lot of coffee myself I do like a nice cup of Lyons fresh coffee now and again so invested in a La Cafetiere coffee maker for the odd occasion when I fancy a coffee or if my daughter is visiting. It cost me £25 which I thought was expensive for a cafetiere but this one has definitely proved itself as a very good one.
It is a very attractive cafetiere being mostly glass with quite a small amount of chrome making up a pretty 'frame' around the glass jug. I like the lid because the last cafetiere I had had a flat lid and I found it awkward sometimes to prise the top off especially when my arthritis was bad. This one has a dome shaped lid which is very easy to lift off. My La Cafetiere coffee maker looks lovely sitting on my kitchen shelf when it is not in use.
The plunger mechanism is very smooth and I thought it was easy to push all the coffee down to the bottom leaving me with a smooth rich coffee. Unlike cheap cafetieres this one doesn't leave any bits of coffee in my hot drink and I do not get any black sludge at the bottom of my cup.
This cafetiere is very stable because it stands on 4 small chrome feet which gives the coffee maker a good base, my previous cafetiere had just 3 feet and it always looked a little bit wobbly for me and if I ever knocked it even slightly it would stand there looking like it wanted to fall over.
I like the handle because it is a nice shape for my hand, it is a sort of curved square handle that does not sound comfortable to hold but it is. It is also very easy for me to control the pouring of my coffee by making little adjustments to my hold on the handle. The handle does not get hot at all when I am making myself a cup of coffee so there is no danger of me burning myself. I also think the handle helps to take the weight out of the cafetiere when it is full because it has such a wide gap between the 2 ends of the handle. This La Cafetiere coffee maker can be a little bit heavy for me to lift when my arthritis is playing up but I always manage and I think someone without my problems would have very little difficulty in lifting and pouring it.
The lid fits nice and snug and the handle is fitted very well so I do not worry that it can come off and cause me to break my cafetiere. I also like that the spout is very accurate and I do not get drips of coffee all over my worktop, it doesn't spill at all and the cafetiere is well balanced so that I can pour myself a cup of coffee without splashing myself.
The glass jug is fairly thick and made to be heat resistant so I could tell as soon as I took it out of the box that it was a high quality cafetiere and I think this makes the coffee taste more rounded than if you use a cafetiere with glass so thin that tapping it with a pencil could cause it to shatter. Plus I have 3 cats who love to climb so the thicker the glass the better for me.!
When I come to wash it I found the coffee bits are very easy to rinse out of the cafetiere and I put these in my compost bin. The cafetiere just needs a wipe out with a damp cloth and then rinsing in hot water to clean it except for when I have used richer flavoured coffee because these leave a little scum on the inside of the jug and then you might need to leave it to soak to avoid marks on the glass.
I think I made the right choice with this La Cafetiere coffee maker. Mine makes 4 cups at a time and that is perfect for me although I do sometimes just use it to make 2. YOu can also buy larger cafetieres in this range that make 8 cups or the huge one that my daughter owns which makes 12 cups of very good coffee. I do not know if these cafetieres can go in the dishwasher but I suspect they would be alright because I cannot see anything which would cause a problem.