As the Bodum Brazil French Press has been carefully designed and constructed, they have ensured that all the materials been utilized used are indeed ‘dishwasher safe’. Moreover, if you plan on using the very tough borosilicate glass in the microwave, you are completely fine to do that too (as well as using it in the dishwasher).
Specifically Bodum have used the following “dishwasher safe materials” for building their Brazil French Press.
If you look at the product’s sales page you’ll also see that there are many references to this product being safe for use in the microwave (sans metal plunger/filter) and for cleaning in the dishwasher.
Santoprene which you will find is a silicone based covering that allows for the good grip and hold over the product & is cool to touch despite the actual appliance containing boiling hot water.
Styrene Acylnitrile Copolymeriade (or SAN) which offers a durability and heat resistant strength — so the French Press will essentially ‘last for longer’.
They also use the very common Polypropene (also known as PP) plastic that again like SAN offers a “rigidity” to the Bodum French Press as well as offering a nice glossed over finish & is also completely BPA free.
Then finally Polyoxymethylene (POM) plastic that provides it with elastic like qualities with very little liquid absorptive capacity.
Then as mentioned above in the introduction if you plan on using the glass jug to heat in the microwave that is completely fine too, it is incredibly tough and “resistant to temperature changes” and won’t cloud up. Again, it is also dishwasher safe.
Yes! You Can Reheat Your French Press Coffee in the Microwave
Why would you want to microwave your french press coffee?
Most people are innitially temped to put their french press in the microwave to reheat their coffee between cups. Everyone who’s ever used a french press has probbaly forgotten about the coffee sitting on their counter between their first and second cups and found the pot later. If this happens you can safely reheat it if you are using a Bodum model… assuming you remove the metal plunger of course.
Here are some other common reasons why you may want to nuke your french press beaker:
- Some people use a french press to froth milk. You put the milk in the glass beaker and microwave it. Once the milk is warm you remove the beaker and churn it with the plunger until your froth forms.
- Other people use a french press to boil water. If you need to heat water in the microwave to make coffee or for any other reason and don’t want to (or can’t) use you stovetop burner then 4-6 minutes in the microwave on high will achieve something close to a boil and will be perfect for making french press coffee.
The Dishwasher is Great at Keeping Your French Press Plunger Clean
So you really don’t have anything to worry about with regards to cleaning your Bodum Brazil or Chambord french press in your dishwasher. It will get clean and come out completely unharmed.
In fact, here at 1710 Coffee we frequently advise our customers to put their frenhc press plunger parts in the dishwasher because grind can sometimes get stuck in the plunger screen. To completely clean these parts you need to scrub with a fine brush or use the pressurized water spray that you’ll find inside a dishwasher.
The carafe itself is also dishwasher safe so don’t worry about using it for just about kitchen job – it’s super easy to just drop it in the dishwasher and be done with it.
If you want to get read up on the finer details, general care, and product information then head over to the Bodum site. They have detailed information available and can get you more info typically found in the user instruction manuals for their products.
As you can see the Bodum Brazil is a great entry level French press and it’s pretty decent too. Of course if you want to get even more kick from your morning coffee you may want to try moka.
Now sure what real moka is? See this post comparing the moka pot to the french press.
If you are thinking about getting a new french press then see this post to help you select the best model for your collection. 🙂