We got rid of three coffee makers, including a Keruig, and we now have two. A Melitta black plastic pour over, and a French press.
In the past I have broken at least three glass presses, and they have a tendency to cool the coffee too quickly anyway. I started thinking that since those are known issues somebody has come up with a solution. They have. Double-walled stainless steal French presses.
For now I am keeping the Melitta since it takes up practically no room, but we have been using the French press exclusively. We gained a lot of counter space in our small kitchen, and it saves on electricity.
After I turn off the burner, I put the press down where I boiled the water to keep it hot as it seeps. I wonder if I could just boil the water in the press itself with the filter/plunger out? I don’t see why not unless it would not hold up to the heat for some reason.
These come in various sizes, from different manufacturers.
I am very satisfied with this, and do not miss the Keruig at all. We had long ago gone to the reusable basket anyway because the cups were so expensive.
I really enjoy finding ways to simplify my life. So far, every single step of the way has not only made things simpler, it has also made them better.