[Homeroast] Aeropress and BPA

JP erenfro at verizon.net
Tue Feb 2 13:39:37 CST 2010


Yes, round circles and bluish tint is correct.


On 2/2/2010 2:10 PM, Yakster wrote:
> 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)
>
> -Chris
>
> 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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