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Thread: Coffee plunger - IKEA vs KMART

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    Coffee plunger - IKEA vs KMART

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    I'm looking to buy a coffee plunger and I'm on a low budget. Would the coffee plungers at IKEA last longer than the ones at KMART?

    Thanks

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    Maybe, though the dowel pins might get soft after repeated exposure to water

    Seriously though, you're asking for people to have particularly good imaginations to compare an unspecified plunger v an unspecified plunger.

    I think we've been here before, but.....I take it an Aeropress is out of the budget range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Maybe, though the dowel pins might get soft after repeated exposure to water

    Seriously though, you're asking for people to have particularly good imaginations to compare an unspecified plunger v an unspecified plunger.

    I think we've been here before, but.....I take it an Aeropress is out of the budget range?
    Sorry, I'm comparing this at IKEA

    UPPHETTA Coffee/tea maker - IKEA

    with this at KMART

    3 Cup Coffee Plunger | Kmart

    The Aeropress is a bit out of my budget range at the moment.

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    For durability I would recommend a plunger made from glass and metal rather then plastic. After that, I don't think it matters as the quality of the coffee will be the most important factor in your coffee enjoyment.
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    The Kmart ones do the job well, I use one often for pseudo cupping roasts, much simpler than Aeropress.
    Its more about the roast / grinder / brewing technique.
    After you buy one read this - http://www.jimseven.com/2010/11/04/c...-french-press/

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    I've got one you can have.
    pm if interested. Pick up in mt Dandenong.
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    I wound up buying one from KMART, the bigger size though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortblackman View Post
    I've got one you can have.
    pm if interested. Pick up in mt Dandenong.
    Thanks but Mt Dandenong is so far away it would cost me more in petrol than it did for me to buy the one I bought from KMART.

    Thanks anyway.

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    Yeah fair enough.

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    Hiya

    Bit late now but I detest the plungers with the rotating plastic at the top with the filter. I think they are supposed to be for filtering out tea leaves if you use it for tea. Also the Ikea says it can be disassembled for cleaning.
    Of course the Kmart one will come assembled already - you will have to assemble the Ikea one your self :-)

    Mike

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    The Kmart one that is full plastic can be microwaved. Not sure it your supposed to. Have a similar plunger I use for milk frothing with aeropress/moka pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offthecliff View Post
    Have a similar plunger I use for milk frothing with aeropress/moka pot.
    Yes, if for nothing else you can always use the plunger for frothing milk. I forgot about that.

    I've got an IKEA one, and it works fine, but I use it for tea only. For $10 I think you can pick anyone of them and you won't notice any difference. It might have been a joke, but I think the IKEA one comes assembled too

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    Quote Originally Posted by speleomike View Post
    you will have to assemble the Ikea one your self :-)
    It comes in a flat pack?



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