Bodum - French Press ‘Good or Bad’I have been using the Bodum French Press for as long as I can remember. I always have 1-2 Spare Glass Sleeves, just in case. I read a beautiful Coffee Table Book - with conversations with Barista’s. Stunning photographs & how to make the different Coffees (work of art). Comparison Reviews as to which Machine actually makes the Best Coffee & extracts the Oils etc from the Coffee & not having a Bitter Taste. . I have an assortment of different electric Coffee Machines (Pod & Ground Coffee) & the Lebanese small jug type container. THE WINNER aft... Read moreer all the different ways of making Coffee & Tested by Barista’s is the ‘Humble French Press’. I’m glad I don’t own a $3,000 Coffee Machine (home use). I am a Coffee Nut & get very frustrated when 99% of Cafes, Restaurants etc cannot make a decent cup of Coffee. Barista’s they are not !!!!
Great but super fragileThese glasses are the best for keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold..however they break even with me trying to wash dishes with absolute care.
I’ve owned 4 sets of these glasses (1 pair at a time), the first time I assumed it was due to my negligence; I tried another 3 times and realised it is the glasses themselves!
It’s a shame because I’ve purchased other double walled glasses and these are the best at keeping my coffee really hot.
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Use with careI've used these for four years. They're very good BUT super fragile. Okay in dishwashers but hairline cracks on rim after microwaving. Use and wash with care, and DON'T microwave. Show details
Cloudiness in the cavity after a couple of washesI purchased two of the double-wall mugs with silicon plugs in the bases. They are great for keeping the coffee hot, but after just a few uses, a distinct cloudiness developed between the layers of glass - right round the rim and other blothes here and there. I can still use them but the appearance is off-putting. I would never serve a drink to a guest in one. I had not thought it necessary to keep my receipt, so Sauvage Urban in Woden ACT declined to take them back. Show details
Not worth itThese glasses look great but I’m sorry to say they do not last- they break very easily. I had 2 sets and they all broke. I only buy the plastic ones now. Show details
Arrived cracked. No bubblewrap usedI ordered some from their official online store. Sent the boxes without bubblewrap or other fill.
Obviously this is a business who can't be bothered to provide reasonable service. Avoid. Also all the glasses have a large, unsightly hole at the bottom that looks to be messily plugged with a rubber insert.
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Some problemsSome of our cups got cloudy inside and we can’t clean them out kind of wrecks the whole aesthetic. I wouldn’t buy them again from this company. Hopefully they have solved this problem Show details
Great set of glasses but fragileI loved the bodum pavina glasses, either for drinking coffee or cold drinks. They look great, and I was shattered when one of the glasses broke whilst washing by hand. Show details
Extremely fragile glassNot sure if it was the spoon in the glass, or the air pressure/temperature that caused the bottom of my inner glass to crack, but I realised much too late that I may have swallowed a glass shards or two. The glass is less than a mm thick, they may be "double walled" but definitely not double strength. Dangerous.
A great productHave rarely written any reviews, but felt I had to put one up after reading these. Have had these glasses, both 250ml and 350ml for around 3 years. One broke out of 14 glasses, my fault. At least one glass is used daily. I use both microwave and dishwasher. They are great and look great. In fact, love them so much that I gave 3 lots as Christmas presents and hope that the recipients will be as pleased as I have been.
Just felt that I had to present a different point of view.
Shattered after x1 useThey look lovely and keep the coffee warm and cold drinks cold but they are super fragile. I hardly knocked it and it shattered. Tiny glass shards everywhere. Unfortunately can not recommend due to safety aspect.
Used twice and then broke while stirring coffeePurchased June 23rd and then broke while stirring coffee June 29th. Fortunately no glass ingested and hoping that Bodum will replace and this was just a faulty glass. I do like the glasses and have had Bodum before that lasted much longer.
Great glassesI own two sets of the 350ml glasses that I purchased around 4-5 years ago. A year ago I purchased two more sets, this time the 450ml glasses.
I have found the glasses to be excellent, they look amazing and we have had zero issues. I regularly wash them in a high heat dishwasher cycle. We use them daily with boiling water when making coffee in the morning, they work just as well with ice cold drinks. No problems with shattering due to temperature variations.
I have only ever had one glass break after a fall. I haven't noticed them being an... Read morey more fragile than our regular cheap glasses we purchased from Ikea. They are definitely much sturdier than our Waterford Crystal Champagne and Wine glasses. I don't know what a lot of the other reviews are complaining about, obviously try not to play extreme sports with these glasses. They are definitely not as fragile as some people are making them out to be. I recommend going to a store, and have a look at some of them in person before you buy if you are still unsure.
They look and functon well... until they breakI loved my Bodum glass that game as part of their Tea for One product. But then I knocked the glass with my phone charger cable, very lightly. The glass cracked as if it had been hit and a piece of the outside broke away. No glass should be this fragile. The glass is about 2 weeks old and given the reviews here will not be replaced as it appears to be a flaw.
Dangerous & fragileMy husband had finished drinking a cold drink which contained ice cubes out of the one month old Bodum Pavina glass. in the bottom? A large hole, with broken glass floating around in liquid in the side walls. We couldn't believe it, and just hoped that all of the broken glass was between the walls and not in his stomach. Now that we have searched the product reviews, we find this is a common enough problem, and yet the same product is readily available. Would strongly recommend avoid as this is dangerous.
Questions & Answers
Can I pour boiling hot water into a Bodum glass ?
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My mug has moisture between the glass walls. How do I remove it and reseal the hole on the bottom?
Are the double walled cups microwaveable?
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I wouldn’t buy them again - they are very fragile & crack/break easily, the Seals leak & moisture gets in between the double glass. I have bought 3 different Styles (9 glasses - 2 with handles) in pa... Read morecks at Myers Works out expensive if they don’t last 1 year. I don’t have a Microwave or a Dishwasher….I enjoy drinking out of them but will go back to using ordinary Mugs…they last forever. !!
Hi there. I’ve had my bodum glasses for some time now. Silicone is still completely intact. I’ve often washed in the dishwasher. But this morning I went to empty the glasses from the the washer and one is FULL of water between the two walls. Any ideas how to get it out?
Sorry, can't help. I didn't have that issue - only fogginess between the glass layers, even though the silicon appears to be completely intact. The design does not work, so it's good to post reviews to warn others who are considering buying them.
I purchased a Bodum Double Wall Thermo Glass just last week. I put milk in it and somehow, after I finished my drink the milk has made its way into the double wall. I couldn't see any obvious hole so ... Read morethis is definitely a fault. These glasses have not been adequately tested.
Hello, thank you very much for leaving a review and providing feedback on our Pavina double glass glass range.
BODUM glassware is made of tempered, borosilicate glass and then annealed post productio... Read more
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