Product Type: other coffee machines
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Member Name: researchqueen
Advantages: well made, good vent feature, filters out the coffee
Disadvantages: filter diffiult to clean
I've been using cafeteria's for some years now, however when my boyfriend moved in he bought with him his Bodum 1 litre Cafeteria.. and I've not actually used my cheap imitation since!
The cafeteria has a chrome frame with a fairly thick black handle which is held on by screws. This has never had to be tightened up so its very well made.
The main difference for me is that the Bodum lid is sturdy and the lid itself also has a thick band around it with a vent in one place that you need to ensure you have turned around to the front to get the coffee out... I didn't have this on my cheap one as I just had a lid on the top and that was it... so when I used this for the first few times and realised I didn't have the vent the right way round when nothing came out... great safety device though!
The 'bobble' on the lid is used to push the filter down through the coffee and I've never had any issues with this sticking and it slides up and down without any restriction which sometimes I had problems with my cheaper version...
The glass is thickened glass. I have broken the glass before though but this was because it fell on the floor (luckily there was no coffee in it!) but I have bought a replacement glass for £5.50 which I got in a sale in a home shop which was closing down but the full price was marked up at £11.00.
The glass itself does slide out easily enough to clean although the instructions advise you not to do this... (oops!)
The filter itself doesn't come apart that easily though so this can be difficult to clean.... but the filter does a great job of seperating the coffee and I've never had any fresh coffee pour into my cup..
The Bodum comes in various sizes but I have the 1.0 litre size which states that its for 8 cups... I disagree as I can just about get 3 mugs out of it but that's still quite alot of coffee for one person I suppose!
Summary: It does what it says on the tin..!
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