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markm3
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Posted Fri Apr 12, 2013, 2:14pm
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I know this is an old thread, but a suggestion to those with the same dilemma.

How about a Technivorm and use a ceramic cone in place of the stock plastic one ?

I do wonder how much there is to worry about as far as the plastic cone. After all there is a barrier of filter paper between it and the coffee slurry.

But if your that worried, I think the above suggestion would work great.  But you would need one of the models with round shaped filter platform so the ceramic cone would sit right. (many of new ones have a square platform)

I have a Bunn Phase Brew, and can defiantly detect a taste caused by the plastic reservoir. Even a bit of an aroma of the plastic. Not as much with certain beans and a real strong brew, but it's still there. If you just taste water  ran through it, it's really noticeable.

Just received my first Technivorm, and doing the same is a WORLD of difference. The hot water comes out of a Copper Boiler, then straight into a GLASS tube and then a stainless (?) spray arm, then of course the stock plastic brew basket.  So the ceramic one would eliminate that issue.
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Posted Fri Apr 12, 2013, 5:30pm
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Once you have an electric kettle you have several options.

I'd have to go with the EVA Solo as a first choice but what about a press pot?  

I picked up one (single cup) at the Magic Kingdom (Actually in Epcot) that is all glass and powder coated metal.  Complete with Mickey ears on the press rod...
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Posted Sat Apr 13, 2013, 6:37am
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You now also have the option to go TV into Kone installed into a Chemex.  Kinda Frankenstein but no plastic (at least not after the water has been heated)
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