What Are Some Creative Alternate Uses for a French Press?

published May 20, 2010
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Q: This question is about French press coffee makers. I’m sure that I’ve seen these used on Iron Chef (or other places?) for purposes other than coffee, such as infusing broths with aromatic herbs.

I’m sure there are other ways to infuse a broth with a particular flavor, but this just appeals to me on a visceral “that seems pretty awesome” level. What’s out there in terms of alternative uses for my French press — uses other than tea or coffee. Any ideas?

Sent by Daniel

Editor: Daniel, what a fun question. We haven’t thought much about this — we do use ours for herbal tea, though. We’ve also used it to strain homemade liquers like vin de noix.

Readers, any creative double-uses for a French press?

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