FAQ


Clasp on to the bottom metal piece of the rod (opposite end from the black knob) with your right hand while spinning the plunger disk to its left or away from yourself. If the metal is too small or slippery to grasp, try using a rubber dish-washing glove or something similar to get a good grip.

Below is a basic diagram of the filter system taken apart.

3 assembly parts 3

Once you successfully get it off please be aware of how tight you screw it back on. Typically once you get the screw loosen it stays loosened.

The proper way to care for your screen is to disassemble the screen.

Then soak with basic liquid dishwashing soap for fifteen minutes, rinse completely, then dry off and reassemble.

Patting down the screens thoroughly as you put them back together will again help remove oily residue in the places they collect most.

We do suggest hand washing your french press but the entire unit including our BPA-Free lid is top rack dishwasher safe.

Yes, the glass carafe and plastic are microwave safe, BUT the lid and metal plunger are Not.

For Large Grounds

First disassemble the screen ( please refer to video above on how to dismantle screen from the plunger )

Then inspect screen for kinks or folds along the edges of the mesh.

Try massaging those kinks flat. Reassemble the plunger and test it out again.

For Finer Silt Grounds

Apply a two filter screen system

If you have not already, claim your free bonus screen here

Bonus Screen

Once you get your bonus screen in the mail, disassemble the filter from the plunger shaft, then apply it to the original filter stacking the two mesh screens together.

Reassemble the filter & plunger back together and that’s it. You now have an improved filtration system that tightly seals against the glass wall by catching tiny grounds that might pass the initial screen guaranteeing all grounds out.

With daily heavy use, I would recommend replacing the screen every 4-6 months. You can find our replacements here.

Coffee Press Replacement Screen Parts 2 Pack

Coarse” grounds are grinded to produce larger grounds of coffee.

The reason to use a coarse grind for a french press is that finer grinds will get stuck in the filter and/or push their way through.

This has three potential problems:

 1. it will be harder to press down the filter, possibly leading to spillage or breakage;

 2. bottom of your cup will have “muddy” grounds in it;

 3. the coffee may become bitter, as the finer grinds that passed through the filter remain in contact with the coffee for too long.

Definitely experiment in small increments to get the flavor you want.

Our french press has three main materials:

  • Glass,
  • Stainless Steel,
  • Plastic

Our high quality borosilicate glass carafe & three-piece 100% stainless steel infuser filter system ensures taste-free & chemical free parts while brewing in hot temperatures.

The lid is molded from a HDPE (high-density polyethylene) – Recycled Code 2 plastic, which is BPA / BPS-Free. Further more the plastic lid is not in contact with your hot beverage while going through the brewing process. Minimizing the direct contact with our HDPE plastic lid.

The scoop we provide with the french press is 7grams, where as a standard tablespoon is 5 grams.

Follow the instructions at: www.idylchomes.com/screen

If you are having issues email us at: here2help@idylchomes.com

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