Bodum Columbia Stainless French Press Review


Stainless Steel French Press

I’m a bit of a klutz and it has forced me to step away from pretty things like porcelain plates and antique glass jars because 9 times out of 10, I’m going to break it within the first month.  I wan’t surprised when I completely destroyed my glass french press but I was tired of replacing the glass every two years so I went searching for something better and found the Bodum Columbia 4 Cup Stainless Steel French Press.

Bodum is a company synonymous with high quality coffee making  products.    I’ve owned their Santos Vacuum Coffee Maker and several of their glass french presses over the years and I am a huge fan.   In addition to this they make a wide assortment of items from tea makers, tabletops, kitchen, storage and home and office products.


Stainless Steel French Press



  • The french press is double walled and keeps coffee hot  for up to 2 hours.
  •  It’s easy to clean and you can safely clean it in a dishwasher.
  • It’s made of stainless steel and unbreakable!!!
  • The plunger is a nice tight fit and keeps the grounds out of your coffee.
  • It only makes 17 oz at a time.    Mr. Bejelly and I drink roughly 12 oz of coffee each day so that means we have to make two  pots for us to each get our fix. If you are big coffee drinker I recommend going up to their 8 cup size.


My first cup was piping hot.  Way hotter than I’m used to from a french press and seriously I knew then that this was love.  I also really love the design of the french press. It reminds me of Mrs. Potts from “Beauty and the Beast” and all that she represents – homey, comfortable and efficient.  If you are in the market for a stainless steel french press than I highly recommend this one!

The Bodum Columbia 4 cup French Press retails for $60.



  1. says

    I’ve been looking for a few press. I have managed to break 7 coffee making machines over the past year! I just won a Keurig but I really love the flavor or French pressed coffee. I have a cheap glass press but I’d like something nicer, and something I can’t immediately break.

    We should meet for coffee someday! Anna Bananas is one of my favorite coffee houses. Have you been there?

    • Kelly Bejelly says

      It only takes 4 minutes to brew however we tend to let it sit longer since both my husband and I like a full robust flavor.

  2. says

    That would be the perfect size for me LOL. I used to drink a ton of hot coffee but now I drink more iced coffee with requires no preparation :0) so this would be perfect when I do want that occasional cup o joe

  3. says

    Kelly, I reviewed the same press in July. This size was perfect for my houseguest last month who drinks precisely two cups of coffee every morning. I’m thinking of getting the larger one for when I have multiple guests.

  4. says

    We like that we can make coffee in ours without electricity (in the winter anyway). Just boil some water on our woodburning stove an viola!

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