I am with Paul on this one. In fact, a Pyrex measuring cup and a small strainer designed for tea that sits on the cup is what I've been using for the past year. I don't know the exact number of French Presses I have broken over the years, but I do know that the percentage of owned that were broken is 100%. I had both the strainer and the measuring cup on hand so $0 were spent specifically on this. And if you don't have a glass measuring cup on hand, there are common at any thrift store, flea market, or yard sale, Unlike French Presses. Because the French Presses have been broken.