This is where owning a French Press comes into play. It is so easy to use, although it may look intimidating, it is not. All you have to do is take off the top, make sure the filter is on the is in place on the top. Then, pour in the amount of coffee, to the desired strength you prefer in the glass bottom of the French Press. Then, pour water, filtered is the best, on top of the coffee grinds and place the top back on the glass container.
The coffee grinds will begin to rise to the top. Now, the important thing to remember is, you do not press down on the top until the coffee grinds rise to the top and wait about 5 minutes before pressing down where the silver filter is in line with the bottom of the press.
After the press is in line with the bottom of the French Press, you are ready to taste the best coffee you will ever have. I love this and have been using this for about two weeks now. If you decide to use a dishwasher for cleaning, you can keep the handle and glass together. This French press is designed for easy cleaning without removing the glass from the plastic holder.
Oh and for those who might be off the grid, this is the coffee maker for you. It is fun watching the coffee being made and remember, no electricity required.