What makes a great pot of French press coffee is water at the right temperature. The Hamilton Beach 10 Cup Kettle is sure to bring your water to a boil in an instant. All you have to do is plug in the plate, fill up the kettle, set it on the plate and hit the trigger. Within two minutes your water goes from room temperature to boiling. Another good feature about this 10 cup kettle is that it doesn't take up a lot of counter space. The three foot cord is more than long enough and once your pot has cooled off you can store it easily. Rinse out the Hamilton Beach kettle a few times before using it and give it a light scrub. That takes away that metallic taste. Also be sure not to let the water evaporate out or you'll have a slightly burnt taste to your water. As soon as your water boils, I recommend unplugging the plate. As far as making that perfect French Press coffee, I timed how long it takes to get the water from boiling point to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. let your 10 cup kettle cool down a minute and a half before pouring it on the grounds.