The first Bodum Chambord French Press was created in the 1950s. This French Press is manufactured with the same materials and expert craftsmanship as it did 68 years ago.
Quality comes at a price, however.
This sleek, well-made device costs more than other French Presses of its size which is why it is essential to know how to properly care for your Bodum Chambord French Press.
This French Press can last you years with the proper care. Read on below to see how to make your new purchase last for many years of good coffee.
What does Bodem Chambord Recommend?
This French Press is designed to be easy to clean. After you are finished with your coffee, empty it out (not into the drain), and rinse any remaining coffee grounds from within.
Once the pot is free of debris, merely wipe out the inside of the glass pot.
Can I Use the Dish Washer?
Yes, although Bodem Chambord recommends hand washing your French Press, you can dish wash it. Because of the materials used to make this French Press, all of the pieces are designed to go through a dishwasher safely.
Read this for more on putting this press in the dishwasher.
This is an excellent option for people who have not made coffee for a while in their French Press. All you need to do is take it apart and load it into your dishwasher.
Related – See the following post for my tips on the best way to clean a coffee maker.
How to Keep Your Glass Pot from Getting Stained
I am a daily coffee drinker. I usually have at least 8 cups per day. Although the Bodum Chambord is made of materials that prevent staining and the glass to fog, I am a nut for clean, fresh coffee. Bodum Chambord suggests deep cleaning their French Press on a regular basis.
Bodum Chambord recommends soaking their French Press every week for daily coffee drinkers.
It is an easy process. Once a week, create a mixture of baking soda and hot water. Soak your French Press for at least ten minutes, and then rinse clean. Voila! No more coffee stains.
What Materials are Used for the Bodum Chambord French Press?
The Bodum Chambord French Press is made of various, high-quality materials.
Stainless Steel is used on the body of the French Press as well as for the filter. It is stain resistant and dishwasher safe.
Borosilicate Glass is well known for being resistant to abrupt temperature changes.
I grew up in Alaska. We lived in a small home with a wood stove. The mornings were often frigid, and the house cold enough to see our breath. Having a French Press that can withstand going from freezing temperatures to boiling hot within seconds, without shattering, is priceless.
Bodum Chambord’s choice for using borosilicate gas also means this French Press is ideal for camping or any environment where the glass may be exposed to rapid temperature changes.
Unlike average coffee pots, the borosilicate glass is stain and fog resistant, ensuring a bright and clean French Press even after significant use. This form of glass is durable enough to withstand regular cycles through the dishwasher as well.
Santoprene makes up the silicon parts of this French Press. Santoprene is dishwasher safe. It is nice because it is non-slip and will remain cool to the touch despite high temperatures.
Is the Bodum Chambord French Press BPA Free?
Yes, it is! There are three types of plastics used to create this French Press. SAN plastic (styrene-acrylonitrile resin), PP plastic (polypropylene), and POM plastic (polyoxymethylene). These plastics are all BPA free and dishwasher safe. They are known for being temperature resistant, rigid yet flexible, scratch and stain resistant as well as for having a low water absorptive capacity.
Why Do You Want Plastics Resistant to Water Absorption?
Like most things in life, plastics absorb water. There are a couple of reasons why it is crucial to purchase devices using plastics that have a low water absorptive capacity.
First off, when excess water is absorbed into plastics, it can cause the plastic to warp and become distorted. This effects the functionality of the French Press. Luckily, these material choices create a sturdy, durable, and long-lasting product.
Second, with the absorption of liquids can come bacteria. I know, we never want to admit we might forget to clean out the coffee pot before going on a trip or leaving it during finals to soak for a couple of days, but things happen. Children are a creative source of germs in places you would never expect them to be.
By choosing a French Press made with the right plastics, you are ensuring bacteria does not end up absorbed into the structure of the device along with water.
Can I Microwave the Bodum Chambord French Press?
Re-heating your coffee via the microwave will change the flavor of the coffee, making it more bitter than when freshly brewed. With that said, you can microwave the beaker of this French Press.
Simply remove the filter and lift the glass portion from the steel and plastic frame before microwaving. It is paramount that none of the plastic or metal goes into the microwave with the beaker.
What Sizes are the Bodum Chambord French Press Available in?
The Bodum Chambord French Press comes in four different sizes:
- The 3 Cup Press, which is 12 ounces.
- The 4 Cup Press, which is 17 ounces.
- The 8 Cup Press, which is 34 ounces.
- The 12 Cup Press, which is 51 ounces.
The Chambord makes it onto our annual list of best french presses every year due to it’s variety in sizes, materials used in construction, durability – it’s ability to stay in great working order for many years,
What is the Recommended Coffee Amount?
- Use 3 Tablespoons for the 3 Cup Press.
- Use 4.5 Tablespoons for the 4 Cup Press.
- Use 8.5 Tablespoons for the 8 Cup Press.
- Use 13 Tablespoons for the 12 Cup Press.
The Bodum Chambord French Press is a durable, clean, and sleek way to create a bold cup of coffee. The materials are all BPA free, stain, and temperature resistant. The glass portion of the French Press can be used in the microwave.
The best part is that, yes, every piece of this appliance is dishwasher safe.