Purchase Date: January 2019
Purchase Price: £23.99
Review Date: August 2019 (after 7 months of use)
There’s very little not to like about this Andrew James cafetiere. Ours arrived in a very smart black (card) presentation box which you would feel more than happy to give somebody as a gift; we can’t guarantee they all arrive in the same type of box so you should make your own enquiries if you have a wedding that you need to make an especially good impression at. The multipurpose ‘scoop-clip’ is a very clever addition to the set; it’s not just a scoop for your ground coffee but it doubles up as clip for your coffee bags. A ‘scloop’ or a ‘sclip’ maybe (?) (Wouldn’t even want to check how many unrepeatable definitions of those words appear on Urban Dictionary … their contributors have hijacked every possible combination of letters and defined them as something rude, gross, ridiculous or all three. It is the way of things).
Anyway, let’s run through the product description for said cafetiere under review and tick off a few features:
– Diswasher safe: we’ve had no issues with putting our Andrew James stainless steel cafetiere in the microwave. It’s not something that we do every day but it definitely emerges looking a lot shinier than when it entered.
– Measuring spoon with coffee bag sealing clip: yes. Love it.
– Cool touch handle: yes. Very cool to the touch and it is beautifully shaped and well proportioned making it very easy and comforable to hold and handle.
– Double walled Insulation: the only way of knowing for sure would be to cut your Andrew James cafetiere in half! … and this review doesn’t extend that far … yet … but we can say for sure that it does keep coffee hot for a respectable length of time. Certainly way better than a glass cafetiere.
– Suitable for office and home: 100% yes. It’s a solid, quality, 1000ml (1 litre) item that would make a great impression in an office, boardroom or company meeting room.
– Two year manufacturers warranty: apparently yes but right now it’s hard to imagine ever needing it.
The filter and plunger unscrew to allow some very thorough cleaning. You can see from the photo that the filter is still in tip-top condition even after 7 months of daily use although you can buy replacements on-line for under £2. (We’ve not shown dollar conversions on this cafetiere review page because Andrew James products hardly figure in the USA … unless you know differently?).
Well every review should have a negative or two. It’s hard to think of any in relation to this cafetiere except maybe just the day to day hassle of trying to keep stainless steel looking shiny and free from watermarks and fingerprints. It doesn’t take much effort to polish up the cafetiere and restore it to a state of shiny wonderfulness but this job quickly becomes a chore on the very bottom of your daily to-do list … somewhere below ‘clean kitchen worktops’ and ‘change cat litter’.
That wraps up our honest, impartial and long-term product review of the Andrew James Cafetiere 1000ml (6 Cups) in stainless steel. Overall we would describe it as an excellent product which provides a top-quality kitchen item for a reasonable and competitive price. It looks great out on display (when polished!), coffee stays hot and it’s dishwasher safe; enough said.
Open for Debate: is Lavazza the best ground coffee available in the UK? Right now, we would say yes. Having tried around a dozen different brand names we have yet to find a better taste or flavour than that of Lavazza.
Also, how do you pronounce Lavazza? …. we pronounce it ‘lav-at-zur’ … or should it be ‘lav-at-zaa’? … or none of those?