[Homeroast] Aeropress and BPA

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 13:10:42 CST 2010

I believe that the design changed from ovals to circles before the plastics
material was changed.  I've heard the older plastic materials described as
having a blueish tint, both of my APs have circles and a bluish tint, and
the new co-polymer plastics are designed as clear.

I got my first AP with the round circles and bluish tint in 2008 (and am
still using them)


On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 8:45 AM, JP <erenfro at verizon.net> wrote:

> I have an Aeropress that was most definitely purchased prior to August 1,
> 2009 that is cloudy plastic with circles instead of the ovals.
> On 2/1/2010 2:15 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.htmAll 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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