Where can I find an all-metal or all-glass coffee maker?


Are there any all metal or all glass coffee makers that are any good? I find that the plastic on coffee makers can add a off flavor to them, if the liquid comes in contact with the plastic.


I can't think of any kind of modern, automated coffee maker that is all-metal or all-glass. Plastic seems to be the number one material used in all of them.

But don't worry! To my mind the best coffee maker of all is the humble French press. It's beautifully simple and makes as good a cup of coffee as even the fanciest automatic coffee maker.

And it would be perfect for you, as it is 100% glass and metal.

The French press has fallen from fashion a little bit, only because it is so simple. Coffee lovers seem somewhat addicted to the latest high-tech brewers.

But at heart, coffee making is blindingly simple. All you need is hot water, ground coffee and some kind of filter.

I remember once, without any coffee maker available, I simply poured some ground coffee into a cotton handkerchief, tied the handkerchief in a knot and dunked it into a mug of hot water. The coffee was perfect.

I wouldn't make a habit of using a handkerchief, but I do think you would be happy with using a French press.

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Nov 22, 2010
Aluminum percolator
by: Anonymous

You can go to Marshals. I have seen some all metal in different sizes.

Mar 22, 2010
All Metal
by: Expat in Canada

The Bialetti brand of Electric Espresso Makers are all metal (like the stove top versions)and are reasonably priced if that would be of interest.

Nov 25, 2009
no plastic please
by: Jan O

I boil water in a stainless steel electric kettle and drip directly into a thermos using a VWR Scientific glass funnel. Always use a filter, as there are a couple of mild carcinogens in coffee that the filter removes.

Good coffee makers use silicone delivery tubes rather than plastic, but the head and basket are still all plastic. Bummer.

Feb 03, 2009
by: Ironskull

I found an all metal GE percolator coffee maker at Walmart. The bottom part housing the heater is bakelite. However, the interior and coffee basket is all metal. Water and coffee never come in contact with anything but metal.
I too have a concern about the helth hazards of plastic.

Feb 01, 2009
Try a coffee percolator
by: Anonymous

I don't have one, but it's the only thing my dad will use to make coffee. It looks like there are a lot of them that are all metal and glass.

Coleman 12-Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator

You can just use them on the stove top. There are also electric ones but since they are designed for home use they might not be all metal, and people say they don't work as well.

Jan 17, 2009
Not at metal/glass after all - still looking
by: Woodsgirl

I thought that I had found a coffee maker which was all metal/glass that was made by Hamilton Beach, but then found under their reviews that the piece where they water comes through is plastic! :P I am still looking for a coffee maker which has no plastic parts which come into contact with the coffee or the water.

Jan 06, 2009
Cowboy Coffee
by: Noë

The simplest all-metal coffee maker is your favorite saucepan. Cowboy coffee is easy and delicious. Add 2-3 rounded tablespoons ground coffee to a quart of cold water, bring to a boil, reduce or turn off the heat, and add a bit of cold water to settle the grounds. (An eggshell will also settle the grounds.) Let it steep for a few minutes, then pour or ladle the coffee out.

The proportions of coffee to water and the steeping time can vary widely depending on your brand of coffee and your preferences. You might have to experiment to find a combination that pleases you.

Dec 29, 2008
all metal coffee makers
by: Woodsgirl

I'm looking for an all metal coffee maker, too. Just did a google search and found that Hamilton Beech makes them. However, I can't seem to find a 4 cup one. I try to avoid plastics period -- especially don't want it coming into contact with anything that I'm going to eat or drink!

Dec 19, 2008
How about espresso?
by: Anonymous

Perhaps the Quickmill Andreja Premium? Or does that have plastic somewhere too?

Dec 09, 2008
Plastic Cofee Makers: Possible Health Risk
by: Anonymous

The recent news about plastic spring water
bottles and other plastic food containers
causing disease when exposed to heat or
freezing temperatures unfortunately also
applies to coffee makers. Plastic releases toxins into food and liquids when exposed excessive temperatures which are very damaging to the body. The FDA does not recognize this recent discovery; alot of $$$ are
at risk if we were to change all these food containers over to metal and glass. Regardless, it seems that cancer is an "all to real" risk.
I am also searching for an all metal\glass coffee

Nov 20, 2008
all metal french press
by: yabbadebbie

Try the Frieling Brand--but be sure to investigate. I found them online but I see nothing that says that the inside is ALL metal.

Frieling Stainless-Steel 35-Ounce French Press

Nov 14, 2008
All glass drip brewer
by: Nick (The Coffee Detective)

It's true that French presses have some plastic, usually in the lid of the pot.

For a coffee maker that is made of glass only, with some exterior parts in wood and leather, check out this other answer we recently uploaded. The Chemex drip brewer.

Nov 13, 2008
"All Metal Coffee Filter"
by: Liza

We bought a Bodum glass coffee maker with a metal filter, but the metal filter has plastic in it. The whole point was to have a coffee maker with NO plastic. Are there "All Metal Coffee Filters" out there anywhere?

Oct 24, 2008
French Press Does Have Plastic
by: Anonymous

We ordered a french press thinking it would be all glass and metal and unfortunately, as we unpacked it this morning, we saw that it indeed did have a plastic part to it -- and it was #7 plastic, no less. We were so disappointed. So just watch out. We're still on the lookout for an all-glass coffee maker.

Oct 09, 2008
French Press Coffee
by: Anonymous

I agree that a french press coffee maker makes good coffee ..... but they are so messy and it seems the coffee gets colder faster as there is no heater or warmer associated with the actual press. Further hot water going in can cause burns. So I don't think the french press is the answer!!

from colorado

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