UPDATE - I am absolutely ridiculous and didn't realize that the plunger is supposed to be unscrewed in order for it to be cleaned. I am not gross, this was only the 4th time I've used my French Press and I did manage to get a decent clean before this travesty. That being said, I still feel ABSOLUTELY STUPID. I love my French Press. We are back to being buddies, although I am sure it is disappointed in me. Thank you to Matthew, for pointing this out to me :)
This weekend I re-discovered the joy of French Press coffee at my friend's house. As soon as I got home, I immediately pulled out my Bodum French Press and brought it to work with me. I found that it made incredibly rich and STRONG coffee that helped me beat the mid-morning slump.
And just as me and my buddy Bodum started to become more than acquaintances, it BROKE. My plunger just fell apart. Sure, this could probably be an easy fix, but the more I did research on a replacement, the more I found that people had other issues with this kind, more specifically the glass canister.
So I am asking you now - do you enjoy the delights of a French Press, and if so - can you give me any good recommendations on a French Press? Ideally I would like a small one because I usually only make myself one cup (trust me, that is ALL I need!)
Thanks for your help!