A quick design lesson: One of the most iconic French presses comes from Bodum, a Danish company that's been making them since the 1970s. The gadget is more than just a pretty face: It's also one of our favorite French presses on the market. And it's currently on sale — bundled with a coffee grinder and a kettle — for more than 30 percent off.
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Sure, you could boil water on the stove, but this kettle does the job faster and can also be used for tea and cooking. The clear gauge allows you to see just how much water you're boiling, and a handy reference chart lets you know how many cups of coffee you're boiling water for as well.
When it comes to French press coffee, your grinder is almost as important as the coffee beans or the press. You'll get better coffee if you use freshly ground beans, and they need to be coarse and evenly ground. This grinder will help with all that. And you can also use it for spices (as long as you clean it between uses).
What we like about this press so much (in addition to its cute design), is just how great it is to use. It's made of durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass and a BPA-free plastic handle and base, which means it's dishwasher-safe. And the three-part stainless steel plunger extracts the perfect amount of essential oils and acids from the coffee grounds for maximum flavor. We seriously have never had a bad cup of coffee from one of these.
Sold individually, the pieces would cost $70. The full price for the bundle is usually $60, but now it's marked down to $40, so you're basically getting the grinder for free. If you don't want the bells and whistles, you can just pick up the classic Bodum French press for $24, or this pricier (but gorgeous) copper version for $50.