La Cafetière La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome : Task to clean, good value for money

Very nice quality but unless you have tiny cups it is definitely not a 4-cup cafetiere. In fact, if you are a big-mug person, it only makes enough to fill one mug, with a bit left over for a top-up. I think cafetiere-makers means ‘espresso cup’. I have used it several times and i like the fact the coffee grounds stay where they are supposed to, so no ‘sludge’ in my coffee cup. It is also easy to take apart, and no tiny pieces to fall down the plughole when rinsing.

Attractive and robust design. Likely to buy the 8 cup when our other one gives up.

This was an ideal replacement for our much loved and used cafetiere. The new product did not disappoint and we are glad we made the purchase.

I’m delighted with this cafetiere. It’s the perfect size for making three cups of coffee for one person. I put 20g of freshly ground coffee topped up with 500-530ml of water (not boiling about 85 degrees c) stir and leave to infuse for about 4 minutes. Result 3 cups (cup size 150ml volume) of coffee. It’s labelled a four cup but as with all the le cafetiere coffee pots the number of cups refers to smaller coffee cups. I like the squat design which makes it stable as you push down the plunger. I’ve tried cheaper versions by other makers but find the mesh plate that pushes down the coffee grounds not as well-engineered and grounds got into the coffee or the plunger ensemble became loose. I been using le cafetiere coffee pots for over 20 years and still have a 12 cup that has been used thousands of times and is still in perfect working order.

Just the right size for two large mugs of coffee.

Replaced a 20 year old la cafetiere with another brand, which proved deficient. Got this new la cafetiere so all g again.

The glass in my really old 4 cup la cafetiere cracked so was really pleased to be able to buy the much cheaper replacement glass jug only to discover that the screw in the handle which needs to be loosened to remove/fit new glass was soo rusted we could not turn it. So we have now bought this and have kept the replacement glass for when we need it which fits perfectly.

Also pity it can’t be washed in dishwasher. Also expensive but not many alternatives of same quality.

Had other sizes of this cafetiere for years and got this for my old man. He uses it everyday when working from home and it’s ideal for his massive coffee mugs he uses – he gets about 1-1. 5 of these large mugs which is absolutely perfect for him. I have had other makes/ brands over the years, but these really do take some beating. They are well made and have a really solid feel, not to mention (if you’re the type of person that cares) they have a distinctive aesthetic quality – especially compared to those cheaper plastic ones.

Looks good, easy to clean and keeps my tea/coffee hot.

This cafetiere looks good and works well. I’ve had cheaper and one and had to itthrow away.

Excellent service, quality better than other makes, just what i needed.

Easy to clean, use daily, an excellent size for the two of us. Would recommend this make for this size and am sure larger size is equally as good.

Very pleased with my purchase.

We were given a lacafetiere 12 cup as a wedding present over 30 years ago, one of the most charming and much-used gifts we have ever hadmany years ago the glass was broken by one of us (cannot remember how it happened) and the only replacement we could find at the time was a bodum glass. This fitted perfectly – the only ‘fault’ was that instead of lacafetiere stamped on the glass, obviously it had bodum on. Lasted for years until a few weeks ago when someone (not me) had placed the glass in the sink to be washed and it was busted by me lobbing a spoon into the sink from some distance without knowing the glass was in therequick search on amazon threw up this original cafetiere. The cost was not at all bad – so i ordered it.I also ordered a replacement glass for my existing one, which is not a lacafetiere glass but works just as well. Did not need to buy a complete new one – but it is a matter of sentiment. So now i have two – yippeeas far as the item itself – we have a beautiful dualit expresso/frothy coffee machine – but nothing works as well as the simple lacafetiere. A pleasure to use and looks very classy at the table. Easy to wash (although i would not place any of the parts in a dishwasher) and as quick as making a pot of tea.

Very well made and looks really good. Coffee keeps hot and outside layer of glass is cool – can be put directly on a polished table. A smart replacement for a much loved version with a clear plastic outer layer, which worked brilliantly for several years. Glad to have found this one – the only one i could find that wasn’t s steel (looks like a thermos) or opaque plastic (looks like a camping jug). This one can be used on the dinner table – and being clear you can see how much coffee remains in the pot.

This cafetiere is excellent. Sturdily made with an excellent fitting filter it does the job for which it is intended and is far superior to any other brands on the market. Would mention it is four cup espresso or just over two mugs but in my estimation this is the one to go for and you won’t be disappointed.

Great product it makes a lovely coffee and look good on the table as well.

Bought cafetiere as a christmas gift, it certainly looked good, cannot comment on performance.

A cafetiere that holds 12 cups of coffee. Is the ideal vessel for a lazy sunday or week day breakfast. I suggest everyone should have at least one available.

Perfect size, but my comments for this cafetiere are the same as for the 8 cup, in that the whole unit needs to be washed properly in a dishwasher.

Comments

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Makes 2 mugs

    This review is from : La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome

    For some reason it seems to be quite hard to find a cafetiere that will make two mugs of coffee – not one, not eight, two.
  2. Size: 4 CupStyle Name: Classic Verified Purchase

    This review is from : La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome

    For some reason it seems to be quite hard to find a cafetiere that will make two mugs of coffee – not one, not eight, two.
  3. 2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty but highly flawed.

    This review is from : La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome

    Lovely to look at, but never poured without dribbling, and the glass handle broke at the bottom fixing. I tried different plunger lids from other cafetieres but they all poured badly. Replaced with a metal one that pours beautifully (the secret appears to be a long spout with a sharp edge).
  4. Size: 6 CupStyle: Boheme Verified Purchase

    This review is from : La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome

    Lovely to look at, but never poured without dribbling, and the glass handle broke at the bottom fixing. I tried different plunger lids from other cafetieres but they all poured badly. Replaced with a metal one that pours beautifully (the secret appears to be a long spout with a sharp edge).
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. Just like the last one bought many years ...
      Just like the last one bought many years ago and which i had to replace.
  5. Size: 12 CupStyle Name: Classic Verified Purchase

    This review is from : La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome

    Just like the last one bought many years ago and which i had to replace.
  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars Task to clean, good value for money

    This review is from : La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome

    Good for cafetière, however 12 cups is optimistic. It is a bit of a task to clean.
  7. Size: 12 CupStyle Name: Classic Verified Purchase

    This review is from : La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome

    Good for cafetière, however 12 cups is optimistic. It is a bit of a task to clean.
  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended!

    This review is from : La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome

    Great product for lots of lovely cups of coffee. Don’t be put off by the sound of 12 cups. It actually fills 4/5 normal mugs.
    1. Size: 12 CupStyle Name: Classic Verified Purchase
      Great product for lots of lovely cups of coffee. Don’t be put off by the sound of 12 cups. It actually fills 4/5 normal mugs.
  9. 1.0 out of 5 stars Glass cracks easily

    This review is from : La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup Chrome

    However, beware that the glass is quite delicate. We already cracked the glass nose.
    1. Size: 12 CupStyle Name: Classic Verified Purchase
      However, beware that the glass is quite delicate. We already cracked the glass nose.
      1. 4.0 out of 5 stars Nice quality - but really only a 2-cupper
        Very nice quality but unless you have tiny cups it is definitely not a 4-cup cafetiere. In fact, if you are a big-mug person, it only makes enough to fill one mug, with a bit left over for a top-up. I think cafetiere-makers means “espresso cup”. I have used it several times and i like the fact the coffee grounds stay where they are supposed to, so no “sludge” in my coffee cup. It is also easy to take apart, and no tiny pieces to fall down the plughole when rinsing.

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