Point blank: the only thing a glass French press is truly “better” at than a vacuum-insulated one is its countertop looks.
Glass presses are fragile (obviously) and lose heat very, very quickly in comparison to pretty much any metal brewer. This is problematic because we know making a good cup of coffee so often comes down to temperature control over time. That’s where this nice and cheap double-walled stainless steel press comes in.
Coffee Gator’s press is not going to crack — or even scratch, really — if you drop it, and it will keep a steady, high temperature through the brewing process and beyond. Its inner workings are precisely the same as the pretty glass presses and no, you do not need to watch as you push the plunger down.
If that’s not enough, the Coffee Gator French press has a 4.7-out-of-5 star rating on Amazon after almost 2,000 customer reviews. That’s ridiculous. The press is 35 percent off for Prime Day.
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