We needed a new French press after ditching an old one with a poorly made screen that was starting to let grounds through into our coffee. Alessi has always made great products, but the alien look was too funny. We had to have it. The plunger seems rugged, the glass is thick, and the plastic alien seems like it'll stand up to heat and grime with no problems. My only minor complaint is that the lid is made of a fairly lightweight plastic, but unless you use it every day, which we don't, I can't imagine wear and tear being an issue even with that.
By:Evan , Homeowner (Michigan)