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Date: 10 Sep 2007 14:55:06
From: Joe
Subject: Can I use Aeropress filters in my french press?
I've been reading the reviews for the Aeropress and I want to buy one
but I don't like the idea of putting boiling water in a plastic
container because of the risk of chemical contamination. Has anyone
tried using the special Aeropress filters in their french press? What
exactly is the difference between an Aeropress and a French press?





 
Date: 14 Sep 2007 07:44:59
From:
Subject: Re: Can I use Aeropress filters in my french press?
On Sep 10, 10:55 am, Joe <joe5...@gmail.com > wrote:
> I've been reading the reviews for the Aeropress and I want to buy one
> but I don't like the idea of putting boiling water in a plastic
> container because of the risk of chemical contamination. Has anyone
> tried using the special Aeropress filters in their french press? What
> exactly is the difference between an Aeropress and a French press?

If you try to use one of the Aeropress filters in your French Press
what will happen is that the mixture will blow by the plunger and make
a mess. Presses are not designed for such pressure that would be
created with the less porous aeropress filter material (as compared to
the French Press plunger screen).

Len


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Date: 11 Sep 2007 14:41:57
From: Dan
Subject: Re: Can I use Aeropress filters in my french press?
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 14:55:06 -0000, Joe <joe5345@gmail.com > wrote:

>I've been reading the reviews for the Aeropress and I want to buy one
>but I don't like the idea of putting boiling water in a plastic
>container because of the risk of chemical contamination.

I use an Aeropress. The recommended temp is 175-185 degree F. No
boiling involved.

--
Regards,
Dan



 
Date: 10 Sep 2007 11:10:08
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: Can I use Aeropress filters in my french press?
Even foodsafe plastic leeches a low level of nasties into food, and with hot
water, even more. It's just an FDA acceptable amount. And with so many
petrochem products we put into our mouths, it's bound to add up. You
really don't have to be a scientist to figure that one out. I like glass
whenever possible.
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*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"
http://www.homeroaster.com
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"Joe" <joe5345@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1189436106.192332.113510@22g2000hsm.googlegroups.com...
> I've been reading the reviews for the Aeropress and I want to buy one
> but I don't like the idea of putting boiling water in a plastic
> container because of the risk of chemical contamination. Has anyone
> tried using the special Aeropress filters in their french press? What
> exactly is the difference between an Aeropress and a French press?
>




 
Date: 10 Sep 2007 10:04:04
From: Dave S
Subject: Re: Can I use Aeropress filters in my french press?
Joe wrote:
> I've been reading the reviews for the Aeropress and I want to buy one
> but I don't like the idea of putting boiling water in a plastic
> container because of the risk of chemical contamination. Has anyone
> tried using the special Aeropress filters in their french press? What
> exactly is the difference between an Aeropress and a French press?
>

There is nothing terribly "special" about the filters you can buy from
Aeropress.

And the difference between the two methods are mostly in the process.
The recommended process for the Aeropress is to use twice as much ground
coffee, and leave it in contact with the water for a shorter time, as
compared with the French press.

Dave S.