If you are looking for a new coffee maker for your home, some of the main features that you are probably interested in are durability and the ability to keep your fresh coffee hotter for longer compared to other coffee makers. If this sounds like what you are after, then the Frieling French Press coffee maker is one of the most popular French press options available today for lots of good reasons. Keep reading to learn more about the Frieling French Press, what it’s made of, its best features, and how to use it before deciding if this is the best French press coffee maker for you.
Frieling started out as a company back in 1988. Its main vision was to provide excellent food and coffee to restaurants and hotels worldwide. Today, Frieling manufacture and make a wide range of excellent products including coffee makers, small kitchen appliances, cleaning tools, tableware, kitchenware, and more. Their motto is ‘seeking fresh solutions for their customers’ and they are committed to creating products that have excellent quality and last for a long time, while providing consumers and businesses with an exceptional level of service. Where is Frieling made? While the brand originates in Italy, most of the products are made in China, and sold by Frieling USA.
Frieling French Press Main Features
The French Press Frieling coffee maker has lots of great features, but one of the best is that it is made from one hundred percent stainless steel, with not a single bit of plastic in sight. 18/10 stainless steel is used to make the body, lid, and the plunger, adding to the durability of this coffee maker along with its aesthetics. The stainless steel is also double walled, adding insulation to the French press that helps to keep your freshly brewed coffee extra hot for longer compared to other French press options. In fact, this French press will retain heat for four times as long compared to a glass French press.
The plunger mechanism is another notable feature of the Frieling French press. Since the entire coffee maker, including the plunger, is made with durable stainless steel, this leads to the plunger lasting much longer compared to other French press plungers. It looks much like any other French press plunger, with the stick and the knob at the top both made with stainless steel. The knob is flat at the top with a cylindrical base, making it easy to press down on when filtering your French press coffee.
Even better, all the Frieling French Press parts are dishwasher safe, making cleaning easier than ever.
Frieling French Press Heat Retention
Most people who use a French Press are used to using a glass one, but one of the downsides to a French Press made from glass is that your coffee cools down fairly quickly after brewing. On the other hand, the double-walled, stainless-steel body of the Frieling French press offers excellent heat retention. Even better, the lid of this French press is also double walled, which offers even more heat retention and keeps your coffee hot for four times longer than a glass French press. It can keep your coffee hotter for longer compared to most other stainless steel French presses, too, thanks to the double wall. Another great feature of the double wall insulation is safety, since it keeps the carafe hot on the inside but cool to the touch on the outside, so there’s a very low risk of burning yourself.
Reliability and Durability of the Frieling French Press
The Frieling French press is built like a tank – there’s no reason to worry about it not lasting very long. It was initially made with restaurants in mind, and is built for rough, heavy use in commercial kitchens. Frieling is so confident in the durability of this French press that it comes with a five-year warranty. The thick sheet of steel that is used to make this coffee maker doesn’t just keep your coffee hotter for longer, but also makes the pot very resistant to impact. You can accidentally drop this pot on a hard floor and there will probably be absolutely no evidence on the pot that it ever happened, unlike a glass pot which would shatter instantly.
Frieling French Press Filtration and Functionality
When it comes to using the Frieling French Press, clumsiness isn’t an issue. One of the best features of this coffee maker is the non-drip functionality. So, even if you accidentally tip your coffee maker over, you won’t waste any of your coffee thanks to the contoured spout that allows for seamless pouring. Along with this, when it comes to filtration, the unique double-micro filtration system contains a coil rim inside the press filter. It has double filters of two different mesh sizes, with a finer, smaller filter on the top of the typical mesh filter that you will find in most French Presses. The purpose of this is to prevent any silt from finding its way over the filter, leading to a coffee that is perfectly smooth every time.
Instructions for Using the Frieling French Press
You can get the Frieling French Press in five different sizes of 8oz, 17oz, 23oz, 36oz, and 44oz. You can alter the instructions for using it accordingly depending on the size of French press that you go for and how much coffee you want to use it to brew. As a general rule, you should use 8g of coffee for every 4oz of water when making French Press coffee.
To brew coffee with your Frieling French press, you will need high-quality coffee beans, a good coffee grinder (preferably a burr grinder), filtered water, a kettle (preferably gooseneck), a spoon, a coffee measurement scoop or scale, and your favorite coffee cup or mug.
Start by weighing out the coffee beans. In an 8oz Frieling French press, you’ll need 16g of coffee beans. This can be adjusted depending on the size of your French press and how much water you need for the amount of coffee you’re making. The next step is to boil your water. If you have one, use an electric gooseneck kettle, or boil the water on the stove. While the water is heating, put your coffee beans in the grinder and grind them on a coarse setting.
Once your beans are ground, place the grounds at the bottom of the French press before pouring the water from the gooseneck kettle slowly for around ten seconds over the coffee. Allow the coffee to bloom for around twenty more seconds before stirring gently and pouring the hot water to fill the French Press. Wait for four minutes, then take the plunger and lid, place it on the top of the press, and slowly push down the plunger to filter the grounds out of the coffee.
Once you have finished filtering, all that’s left to do is pour your coffee into your favorite coffee mug or cup and enjoy it! If you’ve made enough for more than one cup of coffee, the Frieling French Press will keep your coffee hotter for longer due to the double-wall insulation, so you can also come back to it later. However, bear in mind that leaving it in with the coffee grounds for too long can alter the taste of your coffee and after a while, you might notice a burned taste.
What Drinks Can You Make with a Frieling French Press?
The Frieling French Press was designed not only for use in the home, but also for the hospitality industry, with lots of uses for it in restaurants and hotels. What you might not be aware of is that this French press isn’t just perfect for brewing hot coffee; you can also make cold brew coffee and even tea using it.
What to Consider When Buying a Frieling French Press
The Frieling French Press comes with five different size options to choose from, so how many people you expect to be making coffee for with it is one of the main considerations to make if you want to buy this coffee maker. If you’re looking for a French Press to use to make coffee for just yourself, a Frieling French Press 8oz carafe would be ideal. On the other hand, if you have a large family to make coffee for or are going to be using the French Press in your café or restaurant, go for a larger size. There’s also either a mirror or brushed finish to choose from; both work just as well, so the main thing to consider here is how you want the French Press to look. Mirrored has a shiny exterior, while Frieling French Press brushed stainless steel is a little more subtle.
If you love French Press coffee or are simply looking for a way of making coffee that is easy and hassle-free, a Frieling French press coffee maker is certainly worth investing in. Made with durable, double-walled stainless steel, this French press is much more reliable and sturdier compared to glass options and comes with the additional feature of keeping your coffee nice and hot for up to four times longer than you would expect from other French presses.