How big is a 4-cup coffee press?
October 19, 2007 12:07 AM   Subscribe

How big (in actual dimensions) is a four-cup coffee press? Something similar to this one. I need to knit a cozy for one and I can't find a clear description of the dimensions anywhere.

This is for a swap on a knitting website I belong to (but thankfully I'm pretty sure my secret Swap Pal isn't a MeFite). I've been able to get her to confirm that her press looks like the Bodum model I linked to, but I haven't been able to get any actual dimensions out of her. (She's sick at the moment so I think she has other considerations.) I don't have one that I can measure myself. Googling turns up several different sites selling them, but they all list different dimensions. And even when several of them agree (7.9" x 6.1" x 4.7" seems to be the most common), I have no idea whether that includes the handle or not. (It seems like it must, because otherwise the width and depth would be the same, right?) Really I just want a definite circumference and a height for this thing (and ideally the handle location) so I can make a pattern for it.

Does anybody have one? Can you give me all the relevant dimensions for it? You might even get a super kitschy Tiki Coffee Cosy out of it if you can help!
posted by web-goddess to Food & Drink (4 answers total)
I have the 8-cup version of this. The actual glass has a 4" outer diameter and is a little over 7" tall. The Amazon page for the beaker alone lists it as 4.2" x 4.2" x 7.3". I imagine the 4-cup version has similar proportions - quoted numbers being slightly larger tha actual.
posted by 0xFCAF at 12:57 AM on October 19, 2007

As usual I spoke too soon - the 4" is the outer diameter, but the spout makes it 4.2" along that diameter.
posted by 0xFCAF at 12:59 AM on October 19, 2007

This page lists the dimensions of the one you linked to as 7.9" x 6.1" x 4.7".
posted by cerebus19 at 6:57 AM on October 19, 2007

I have a 2 and a 6-cup version of that press-pot sitting on my desk right now. I can't give you all the dimensions for the 4-cup, but I can tell you two things that seem to hold for all the presses, regardless of volume:

- The four little silver legs stick out from the sides by 3/8" and they're 3/8" tall

- The silver lid is about 1/4" wider than the glass beaker at its widest point, and it's about 1 1/4" tall.

The handle seems to vary in size depending on the height of the press. For your guesstimating pleasure:

- 2-cup: If you're looking down from above, the handle extends outwards 2 1/4" (perpendicularly) and is 3/8" wide. If you look at the press from the side, the handle is 3 3/8" tall.
- 6-cup: If you're looking down from above, the handle extends outwards 2 1/2" (perpendicularly) and is 7/16" wide. If you look at the press from the side, the handle is 4 7/8" tall.

The 4-cup handle is probably halfway between those two.
posted by ourobouros at 7:16 AM on October 19, 2007

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