Chemex Glass Top
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- Manufacturer: Chemex
- Material: Glass
- Made in Taiwan
- Prevents evaporation, which is the main cause of flavorless reheated coffee
- Preserves warmth and flavor between servings
- Fits all Chemex Classic glass coffeemakers
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However, my major quibble is that the glass top just rests on the Chemex (as you imagine it would), and I bought this because I didn't think that would be too annoying. And it isn't a huge deal. But in reality, we can forget that the lid is there before we pour. And especially if you have guests, they won't realize that when they go to pour that this thing will just slide off the top.
For me its enough of an inconvenience to look at buying one of the rubber stoppers I've seen on amazon. Aesthetically, the glass on glass is far preferable to the rubber (and aesthetics, in my view, are a very significant consideration in respect to your choice), but I think I'll get a white rubber stopper and see if it functions well and doesn't tarnish the beauty of the Chemex in a significant way.
A note about how to use it. The very top of the stem is slightly concave. When you lift the pot, you can use a finger from the other hand to hold the lid in place. This two handed action actually gives you a better controlled balance for pouring. We have a very large hand-blown Chemex which is fairly heavy all on its own -- this way of pouring really helps when the pot is fuller as I don't have to be nearly as concerned about dropping the Chemex -- it's held firmly by both hands.
2 months ago
If you think of it as kitchen jewelry, it sparkles, is substantially made and, like other small stuff, it can play hide-and-seek with you in a cluttered kitchen.
If you know someone who loves their Chemex and pour over coffee, it's a perfect lagniappe.
1 month ago
Questions & Answers
Q | Can I heat a Chemex coffeemaker on the stove?
A | Because the Chemex is glass, it should not be placed directly on the range of a stove with exposed c
oils. It may be placed on a glass covered stove range. For exposed coils utilize the Chemex wire grid.
Q | Can I put the coffeemaker on the range?
A | It is not recommended because the coffeemaker can break on direct heat. Utilize the Chemex wire grid on low heat setting. Also, if the range is a glass top model, the brewer is safe on it without a grid-low heat setting.
Can the glass go right on top of a gas burner?