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Last updated on November 14th, 2017
This is a guest post by Irina’s husband (as I will forever be called). I’m glad she left her computer unattended for a few minutes!
A couple of months ago, our coffee maker broke. Irina doesn’t drink coffee anymore, so it fell on me to find a non-toxic coffee maker that would meet her criteria. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have let me buy it!
So, I set out to find a plastic-free coffee maker where the coffee would not touch anything plastic. After a great deal of research, I found just the thing – the Coffee Gator Hand Drip Coffee Maker. I read about it online, and realized that for the coffee to taste the best, it would have to be made with water of the perfect temperature (200 degrees F), so I also bought the Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Kettle, which is made from stainless steel, and comes with a temperature gauge on it, allowing you to make coffee that tastes great, and is non-toxic, too!
I was a little concerned that the Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Kettle was made in China, but Irina says that this is unfortunate, but it is nearly impossible to buy stainless steel kettles manufactured anywhere else (please read this post). She also says that the main reason to avoid China – lead – is not a concern here, because stainless steel cannot be contaminated with lead, so we’re fine here. She reviewed the purchase before I made it, and it met her criteria. Note that the stainless steel they use is 403 medical-grade, which means that it has only trace amounts of nickel.
How does it work? It works great! It’s easy to use, cleans up easily, and the coffee tastes great! Most importantly, I rest assured that there are no plasticizers (BPA or phthalates) in my coffee.
This plastic-free coffee maker would make a great holiday gift for the coffee drinkers on your list. For more holiday gift ideas, please visit here.
Know that although I just bought the smallest one, which makes 2 cups, it also comes in larger sizes, all the way up to six cups.
I also like that this plastic-free coffee maker does not require any paper filters. The fine mesh stainless steel filter retains the coffee grinds well; I do not see any in my cup that passed through the filter.
I love my plastic-free coffee maker. And I am not alone; it has an average of 4.8 stars on Amazon. Plus, Amazon lists it as the number one best seller in coffee makers! Way to go, Coffee Gator!
If you’re interested in seeing how easy it is to use this plastic-free coffee maker, you can watch the attached video, made by yours truly.
Where to Buy this Plastic-Free Coffee Maker
You can buy this plastic-free coffee maker on Amazon with free shipping. Enjoy!
Pour Over Coffee Kettle
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