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Crofton Classic French Press Aldi

Crofton French Press

Aldi French Press

Check your Aldi Finds Aisle for a classic coffee maker on a budget, the Crofton French Press. Aldi has multiple French Press styles that you might find throughout the year.

If you aren’t familiar with the french press it is an easy way to way a great cup of coffee without any disposable filter, pods, or cups. If you like iced coffee you will be happy to know that a french press is perfect for making cold brewed coffee. Try it out with Aldi’s Barissimo Cold Brew Coffee grounds.

Glass French presses are also a classy way to serve coffee at your fancy brunch and the Crofton Glass Coffee Mugs would really step up your coffee style.

It can be used as a filter for other drinks besides coffee as well, you can easily make loose leaf tea or a fruit infused water with it although you want to be careful of it transferring coffee flavor into other drinks or vice versa.

I recommend a temperature control electric kettle if you are going to be making a lot of French press coffee. It makes brewing at the correct temperature much easier.

Aldi French Press Coffee Maker
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If you are looking for a stronger cup of coffee you could check out Aldi’s Moka Coffee Maker.

Crofton Stainless Steel French Press

This looks like a nice change-up from the standard glass french press. Aldi doesn’t tell us if this is a insulated or double wall stainless steel construction but it looks like it would be. I have a Bodum stainless steel french press and the insulation is great for larger amounts of coffee.

  • Price: $14.99 (2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 1/31/2024
  • Capacity: 34 oz
  • Makes up to 8 cups
  • Durable construction
  • 304 stainless steel interior
  • 3-layered stainless steel filter structure
  • Filter screen is easy to disassemble and clean
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Sleek and classic design
Aldi Stainless Steel French Press
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SaleBestseller No. 1
Bodum 34 oz Columbia Thermal French Press Coffee Maker, Insulated Double Wall Stainless Steel,…
  • Insulated French press coffee maker with a durable, double wall stainless steel construction for greater heat retention.
  • Keeps coffee hot for up to two hours.
  • 1.5-liter capacity, enough for 12 cups of coffee.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Bodum 12oz Chambord French Press Coffee Maker, High-Heat Borosilicate Glass, Polished Stainless…
  • Iconic French press coffee maker that brings out the full flavor and aroma of your brew
  • Large 1-liter capacity, enough for 8 cups*
  • The carafe is made of non-stain, heat-resistant borosilicate glass that won’t alter or impair the coffee’s natural flavor
SaleBestseller No. 3
Bodum 12oz Chambord French Press Coffee Maker, High-Heat Borosilicate Glass, Polished Stainless…
  • Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of…
  • FRENCH PRESS: CHAMBORD French press brews a premium cup of coffee in just 4 minutes, simply add course ground coffee, hot water and press
  • COFFEE CARAFE: Made of durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass with a BPA free plastic handle and base; easy to use and easy to clean

Crofton Premium French Press

  • Price: $14.99 (2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 10/25/2023
  • Color: Matte Black or Rose Gold
  • Brews up to 4 cups of coffee at once
  • Modern design
  • Size: 33.8 oz. (about 1 liter)
Crofton Premium French Press
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Crofton Classic French Press

  • Price: $12.99 (2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 1/18/2023 (Previously available: 10/26/2022)
  • Brews up to four (8oz) cups of coffee
  • Modern design with classic look
  • Colors: Pale Green, White, Lavender or Pink (Previous colors: Matte Black or Rose Gold)
  • Volume: 33.8 oz.
Aldi Crofton French Press Coffee Maker
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Crofton Glass French Press with Bamboo Lid

Aldi is focused on coffee for the week of 3/16/2022 Aldi Finds and they are bringing out the classy looking Crofton French Press. It is glass with a real bamboo lid for just $9.99.

  • Price: $9.99 (2022- Prices may vary)
  • Glass French Press with real bamboo lid
  • Reusable Filter
  • 33.8- fl oz (1 L) capacity

Generally a french press is going to last a long, long time (if you don’t drop it) and the only thing that may need to be replaced is the filter or gasket around the filter.

I have had a Bodum french press for many years and haven’t had to replace any parts.

If you plan on using a french press regularly I would pick up a Ambiano Electric Glass Kettle at the same time (or another electric kettle) if you don’t already have one. They are surprisingly handy to have especially if you make a lot of coffee (using french press or pour over brewers) or tea.

Is the Crofton Glass French Press a Good Deal?

Looking at the other options available I think the Crofton French press is going to be a pretty good deal at just under ten bucks, as long as you like the style. I think the glass with bamboo lid is a nice look and should last quite a while with occasional use.

There are two things that concern me though. First you may need to replace the filter or the gasket on the filter that gives a seal around the edges and it may be tough to find one that fits exactly.

This would be a concern for any off-brand press though and the replacement filter for my french press is $12+ on Amazon right now so you could buy two and have a backup for when the first wears out.

Second is the bamboo wood lid. Bamboo is generally durable and easy to clean but wood can expand and contract with moisture/humidity and being right over top of a hot pot of coffee is going to be a lot of humidity. This could cause the lid to not fit well or crack down the line.

Neither of these would big concern for me if I was looking to get one with how cheap it is. I am tempted to get one just for tea and other drinks as I don’t like mixing my coffee equipment with tea.

The French Press Competition

If price isn’t an issue or you know you are going to be using it a lot I would go with a insulated french press like the Bodum Columbia that I own. I really like this press, it keeps your coffee warm for a while, is easy to clean, won’t break easily, and you can buy replacement parts.

The downside is the price. You can get other insulated french presses but I don’t have experience with them one way or the other and suspect it may be tough to get new filters (probably won’t need for a few years unless you use it daily).

If you want to stick with glass I would probably go with one of Bodum’s cheaper offerings. You can get a press the same size as the Crofton for around for bit more than Aldi’s French press that looks nice and should be good quality. Going off-brand can cut the price down to about the same price as Aldi.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Bodum 34oz Chambord French Press Coffee Maker, High-Heat Borosilicate Glass, Polished Stainless…
  • Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of…
  • Wash in warm, soapy water before first use and dry thoroughly.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Bodum 34 oz Brazil French Press Coffee Maker, High-Heat Borosilicate Glass, Black – Made in Portugal
  • Iconic French press coffee maker that brings out the full flavor and aroma of your brew.
  • Carafe is made of non-stain, heat-resistant borosilicate glass that won’t alter or impair the coffee’s natural flavor.
Bestseller No. 3
MuellerLiving French Press Coffee Maker, 34 oz, Stainless Steel, 4 Filters, Double Insulated,…
  • Take it Anywhere – Our rust-free french press-stainless steel-is durable for use while camping, at the office, or making coffee at home. The double-walled carafe on this MuellerLiving French Press…
  • Robust, Full-Bodied Flavor – This stainless steel french press makes 4 × 8 cup servings of strong coffee. Also use for brewing tea, hot chocolate, and for keeping frothed milk hot. A chart in the…
SaleBestseller No. 4
BAYKA 34 Ounce 1 Liter French Press Coffee Maker, Heat Resistant Thickened Borosilicate Glass…
  • ☕️ Sleek and stylish design: Our glass coffee press boasts an elegant and timeless design that will complement any kitchen decor. Its transparency allows you to see your coffee as it brews, adding…
  • ☕️ Pure and authentic coffee taste: Glass French presses are preferred by many coffee enthusiasts because they preserve the coffee’s natural oils and flavors. Enjoy a rich and pure coffee taste…
Bestseller No. 5
Secura French Press Coffee Maker, 304 Grade Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press with 2 Extra…
  • Secura stainless steel French Press coffee maker is made from top quality 18/10 stainless steel, both the interior and exterior. It is made to outlast other coffee makers.
  • 3-LAYERED STAINLESS STEEL FILTER STRUCTURE traps the smallest coffee grounds to produce an exceptional full-bodied flavor.

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LOVE this French Press

September 16, 2022

I purchased this in March and I’m currently looking to buy another for my office, and an extra back up for when I inevitably drop or break the one I have now. I seriously love this french press. I drink both tea and coffee and have had no problems using this press for either. I soak the piece with baking soda in between each use to remove any odor/flavor from lingering and cross-contaminating my favorite drinks. I’ve used this french press for hot tea/coffee and cold brewed drinks and it works flawlessly with either. Simply preheat the piece with warm tap water while you wait for your water to boil to avoid breaking the glass. I’ve had no issues with the wood warping or glass breaking. The piece is so cute, affordable, and works so well. I hope Aldi will bring this back so I can stock up on 2 (or 5) more!

Margie H

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Adam @ Aldi Things.com

Adam is a home cook and Aldi fan who focuses on cooking easy, healthy, everyday meals for the family.

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