How to clean the AeroPress
This is a simple operation that takes only a few seconds:
- Unscrew the filter cap from the water chamber.
- Remove the filter.
- If it’s a paper filter, discard of it or rinse and reuse.
- Rinse it if it’s a reusable metal filter.
- Push the puck of coffee out of the water chamber with the plunger, into a bin.
- I pop the used coffee grounds into a food collection container for a probio composter.
- Remove the plunger from the water chamber.
- Rinse the plunger under running water.
- Rinse the water chamber.
- Rinse the metal filter.
- Place all components on a drying rack.
Is the AeroPress dishwasher safe?
The AeroPress won’t melt or deform when you wash it in a dishwasher.
But I washed a previous AeroPress of mine in our dishwasher as a test. When I took it out the number 1 to 4 markings were half gone.
So don’t wash it in the dishwasher, unless you don’t mind not having the markings on the side.
Time it takes to make a filter coffee with the AeroPress
I timed the making of a cup of filter coffee with the AeroPress. This exercise included doing the following:
- Taking a cup out of the cupboard.
- Filling the kettle.
- I filled the kettle with 1.5L of cold tap water, even though I only made a single coffee.
- Boiling the kettle to 176 Fahrenheit (80 degrees Celsius).
- Inserting a new paper filter into the AeroPress.
- Screwing the filter cap onto the AeroPress.
- Adding coffee grounds to the AeroPress.
- Stirring the coffee mix inside the AeroPress.
- Pressing coffee.
- Pouring coffee into a cup.
- Pouring milk into the coffee.
- Stirring the coffee.
- Disassembling and rinsing the AeroPress.
- Placing the AeroPress on a drying rack.
It takes 5 minutes and 30 seconds to make a filter coffee with the AeroPress. It’s quick, considering I slowed the process.