I used to have the larger, nicer (more expensive) Bodum but it had an accident and shattered. This is the French Press that we replaced it with and we were disappointed. I like the size just fine, but I did prefer the larger size. This one does not have ounces indicators on the glass container which is more than a little irritating at times. I have gotten okay at "Eye-balling it" but real numbers would have been more accurate. The plastic parts on this particular model (as compared to other Bodums) even feel cheaper. While I was looking for a bargain-priced Bodum the details that are lacking really take away from the user friendly nature of the French Press. It is the same concept and it does an okay job as a French Press but it is not the same as the more expensive version. I have had a harder time keeping the silt and grounds out of my coffee during the pouring process. This lid does not have the same turning capability as many of the other models and it's not just an ascetic problem. There is no way to seal off the vented portion which makes the coffee cool down much faster. As an upside, you do not need to spin the top around to locate it, but it does not out weight the fact that is is also harder to slide on. This for me is just "OK" and in the event it breaks, I will go back to something closer to my original model.