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SwissGold Filters - Robert Jason's Review
Posted: January 18, 2003, 11:46am
review rating: 7.9
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SwissGold Permanent Coffee Filters
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Arrow The SwissGold Filters has 3 Reviews
Arrow The SwissGold Filters has been rated 9.60 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 24, 2007.
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Jim Pellegrini 8.11
Robert Jason 7.88
Kayakman Hungary 5.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 10.0
Product Reviewed: French Press Filter
Manufacturer: Swiss Gold Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $8.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Swiss Gold direct Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Swiss Gold Drip filter
Bottom Line: A must have for any French press owner.
Positive Product Points

Much easier to clean
Less "sludge" in cup
Did I say "Much easier to clean?"

Negative Product Points

None, unless you enjoy taking apart your filter every time you clean.

Detailed Commentary

As this is my first review since joining this terrific site (about 6 months ago), I've decided to ease in to it by reviewing a product that is probably as uncontroversial as possible, the Swiss Gold French press permanent filter. (Note, the picture above is a drip filter, the actual product is a disc shaped, 1 piece filter)
After years of dealing with the "sludge" that accompanies a great cup of coffee from a presspot, it was with great anticipation that I ordered my own Swiss Gold, thanks to advice from Jim Pellegrini's review. I was not dissapointed.
After setting my Solis Maestro just North of drip(my preference),I deposited the fresh grounds into my press, poured in the hot water (I like to pour about halfway, wet and stir the grounds, then pour the rest and cover) waited 3 1/2 minutes and voila, great presspot coffee, with CONSIDERABLY less sediment...a BIG improvement.
I did notice a bit more resistance as I plunged downwards, but I believe that is actually preferable....I've been told a slower descent is better for control of sediment.
And as for cleanup, the SG is a one piece filter, so just a good quick hot water rinse, and I was good to go next time.
I strongly urge anyone who loves their presspot to add this inexpensive filter. You will enjoy your brew so much more.
In closing, a thank you to Jim and all the other "Geek's" out there who have been so generous with great advice....glad I could contribute as well.

Buying Experience

I tried to order from Sweet Marias, but they were on vacation!!!....so I Googled, and contacted Swiss Gold direct....they agreed to sell this one time, but suggested Sweet Marias in the future...I paid the same price as I would have at SM.

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