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It’s no secret to my friends that I’ve got a soft spot for the Bodum range – I like their style and the Bodum Chambord 8 Cup Double Wall Thermal Coffee Maker with New Locking System is no exception. It’s a handsome unit and its one I bought for myself as a housewarming gift recently. The double walls are meant to be there for helping to keep the coffee hot but to be honest, who keeps their coffee in the press long enough for that to really be an issue? I guess maybe if it was being kept to one side during a meeting, perhaps, but then I’d want something with a bigger capacity anyway. I chose the Bodum Chambord Coffee Maker because it looks good – yes, I’m that shallow.
The Bodum Chambord 8 Cup Double Wall Thermal Coffee Maker capacity is usually enough for most small gatherings. I’ve used it on the side on poker night, or after a meal and I do like the locking mechanism – I know it sounds overblown, but being a clumsy person I appreciate anything that helps stop me scalding my guests.
The locking mechanism on the Bodum acts a little like the button-press ones you see sometimes at work events, where you have to press the button while you pour or nothing comes out. I admit it took me a couple of goes the first time to remember to do it – and there’s a certain sneaky fun to be had not warning people if they’ve not encountered this sort of thing before.
Another benefit of the Bodum Chambord Coffee Maker is not having to buy paper filters – there’s nothing worse than having offered a brew to people to then find you’ve used the last filter – the steel mesh filter at the base of the plunger mechanism needs just a quick run under the tap when you’re cleaning up at the end of the evening and you’re good to go. It also does seem to make the flavors smoother somehow. Blends that have come out quite bitter in the past with other presses just seem more flavorsome.
The double walls of the Bodum Coffee Maker – much as I’ve made fun of the idea – do seem to do a good job of retaining the heat and there’s a reassurance that I’m not going to crack the glass when I pour in the boiling water. I’ve got a couple of kids around the house and my worst nightmare would be trying to contain the mess of a French press breaking while also keeping them out of the kitchen long enough to get the place safe.
Would I recommend this coffee press? Well, yes – it’s simple to use, reliable and looks good on the side when I’m not using it. Some presses just look plain ugly, but not the Bodum Chambord 8 Cup Double Wall Thermal Coffee Maker.