[Homeroast] Aeropress and BPA
sandraandina at mac.com
Mon Feb 1 14:00:07 CST 2010
Yup--mine was purchased in 2007 and definitely bears the ovals.
On Feb 1, 2010, at 1:15 PM, Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
> HI all - I guess the topic has come up here so I thought I would report about my inquiry to Aerobie on BPA.
> Since August 1, 2009, the Aeropress has been BPA free - they switched to a new material that is clearer and contains no BPA. There is more information on this page from the Aerobie website - http://www.aerobie.com/Products/Details/AeroPressMaterialsDescription.htm All of the Aeropresses we have are current stock - so we have not older stock presses. So all of the presses we are selling are BPA free.
> I was told that the older Aeropresses did contain BPA. They were tested and the coffee made in it had no trace of BPA, but Aerobie decided to err on the side of caution and change the material. The older presses have a sort of milky appearance, clear but cloudy plastic. The new presses are crystal clear plastic. Also, the appearance of the indicators printed on the press are different; in the older model (the one Tom still uses at home) the indicators are long ovals. On the new presses they are circles. So the models are pretty easy to tell apart. The photos on our site are the older model http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.aeropress.php I will try to take a photo of the new one so you compare the two.
> If you have concerns, you can buy new parts from Aerobie or just buy a new one, though according to the tests they conducted, no BPA was transferred from the plastic to the coffee. For whatever that is worth.
> Best- Maria
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