Bodum Chambord 12 cup French Press Coffee Maker, 51 oz, Chrome

Posted on 16. Aug, 2012 by in Product Reviews

[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B005HO1I4G” locale=”us” height=”250″ src=”” width=”250″]TheĀ Bodum Chambord 12 cup French Press can be considered the “big daddy” of french presses. It’s a jumbo sized version of the ever popular 8 cup model and at 51 ounces you can expect to make 3-4 good sized mugs of great coffee from the 12 cup edition.

It shares the looks, build quality and reliability of the 8 cup version but simply comes in a larger capacity so if you’re looking for a great french press with enough room for that extra mug of coffee then you should take a good look at this.



  • Stainless steel frame and heat resistant carafe are sturdy and dishwasher safe
  • Has a 51 ounce capacity
  • Stainless steel mesh filter comes in three parts and is easy to clean
  • Replacement parts are available from Bodum if you break or lose any

The Good

  • Very reliable and produces consistently good coffee (as long as you do it the same every time!)
  • Well made
  • Tight fit mesh makes it very difficult to end up with grounds in your drink

The Bad

  • The lid might be a little tricky to clean
  • If making smaller amounts you might need to keep the carafe insulated so that it doesn’t lose too much heat whilst brewing. Try wrapping a warm towel around it and definitely pre-heat the carafe with some boiling water before you use it.

Who Should Buy The 12 Cup Version?

This larger sized french press is a good deal for anyone who is regularly making up to three or four mugs of coffee at a time, whether at home for the family, or whether you have guests round for afternoon drinks, or whether you use it with your colleagues in the office.

It’s a step up from the more common size which only allows for two decent sized mugs so if its more coffee you’re after then this is the press for you.


Looking at it, this press is virtually identical to the smaller models which we have also reviewed. The main difference clearly being the capacity and how much coffee it can make. It still retains that quality and elegance that you would expect from a Bodum product and if a larger plunger is what you are looking for then we highly recommend theĀ Bodum Chambord 51Oz.

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