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Started 1361724482.817 in Coffee Talk | Last reply 1364610050.033 by Rarity

A big thank you to the ladies who recommended using a percolator. I purchased a Farberware percolator from Amazon and am over the moon how good my coffee tasted. Not only was the coffee nice and hot but the smell of it perking was devine. Goodbye Mr. Coffee, you were OK but not the best.

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priusgal1361725690.667620 PostsRegistered 2/27/2010Eastern PA

I have the Farberware percolator too and think the coffee is so good. Got mine from Amazon.

kivah1361742337.0773470 PostsRegistered 7/21/2008oxnard, CA

I've been using the Farberware percolator for over 20 years --- had a cup this morning. It never fails me. Always good and HOT!!!!! Got it (and previous one) at Bed/Bath - and used the 20% off coupon. A great value!!!

Moonlady1361814918.29714294 PostsRegistered 8/2/2007Upstate NY

There's something for everybody but, IMO, percolated coffee is the best. There seems to be a re-birth of love for percolators, and they're all over the web, too.

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MaryKateDa­naher13618159551611 PostsRegistered 11/15/2012Wrigley Field Chick

Oh I so agree with you Moonlady, I read on Q about the resurgence of percolaters and decided to try them again. I bought a stainless 12 cup Presto and retired Mr. Coffee! He now resides in a sons camper, where he will enjoy many a fishing trip!

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wonderfulw­orld1361825190.8031028 PostsRegistered 12/5/2012Michigan

What is the reason why percolators make the coffee taste better?

PuppyBreath1361825937.29718675 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007Mn. Twins Fan

When my 4th Keurig croaks if it isn't replaced for free I will be trying a Farberware percolator - the little one. It is just a matter of time. So far they keep replacing it.

I have Farberware SS pots and pans that have lasted 40+ years.

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Love to re­ad1361827514.811681 PostsRegistered 11/3/2008Southern Indiana
On 2/25/2013 wonderfulworld said:

What is the reason why percolators make the coffee taste better?

I think it must be because the water going over the grounds has already gone over the grounds. The water that gets pulled up from the bottom of the pot has already been exposed to the grounds to some degree, except at the very beginning, so the coffee just keeps getting richer tasting. With a drip coffee maker, it's just plain water that gets dripped over the grounds.

jewelryjun­kie1363488319.94243 PostsRegistered 11/19/2006

I have been on the hunt for a new coffee maker. I have not been satisfied at all with the last 4 I've owned. I remember my dad saying percolators made the best coffee. I considered getting one, but thought it would be a pain to clean. Do you have to wash it everyday? Would it be o.k to rinse daily and wash weekly? Also can you prepare it at night so it is ready to plug in and perk in the morning? Finally, how long does it take to make a full pot?

TIA

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Knitgirly1363489014.871670 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007

I have used a Presto electric percolator for several years. Takes about 10 minutes to make a pot. I prepare the grinds in the basket the night before, add the water in the morning, and plug it in. I wouldnt put the water in the night before- JMO.

I wash it daily with a soapy sponge, but you have to be careful not to get the electric connection probes wet, or dry them if they do get wet, otherwise they will rust. I am so used to it...it's no big deal. Great coffee, lasts a loonnnng time, and under 50 bucks-

I would never use a Keurig- I am a scientist and I dont want my boiling hot water picking up cheapo plastic chemical residue - and I drink it daily! JMO again. Wishing a good cuppa joe!

jewelryjun­kie1363490280.22243 PostsRegistered 11/19/2006

Thanks for answering my questions Knitgirly. I plan to get myself a percolator ASAP! I can't wait for a great cup of coffee. I also look forward to the sight, sound and smell of the coffee as it percolates!

lostincali1363567516.447160 PostsRegistered 4/11/2010

Those of you that have a percolator, can you give us specific names? I looked up faberware percolator and many pop up, along with other brands. I would like to know which ones you all have that work especially well.

thanks.....

Moonlady1363800743.3514294 PostsRegistered 8/2/2007Upstate NY
On 3/17/2013 lostincali said:

Those of you that have a percolator, can you give us specific names? I looked up faberware percolator and many pop up, along with other brands. I would like to know which ones you all have that work especially well.

thanks.....


I have an old Farberware along with the more recent models found at BB&B (they have a "potbelly" look); both have been outstanding. Sears often has sales on the Presto percolators. We have the small size and, again, it makes very good coffee. I also picked up the Westbend (10-cup) at K-Mart when it was on sale around Christmastime a few years ago. That one has a plastic bubble top so you can see it percolate. I noticed some reviews saying that the top "melted" due to the heat and had to be replaced, but that hasn't happened with ours yet.

My favorites, though, are the old glass Pyrex stovetop models. There is definitely a learning curve for those, but once you get the coffee amount and time right, you don't have to watch it like a hawk.

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rdbiker1363812876.117126 PostsRegistered 2/28/2010

Good for you. I was using Keurigs for about eight years and went through three machines (two due to pump problems, the quiet technology ones to be exact). Finally got rid of them and went to Farberware a few years ago. That died then I went to the Presto and have been quite pleased with it. It's a sturdier build than the Farberware and the coffee tastes better even using the same coffee (DD, Melitta, Folger's, etc.). My wife and I have never been happier.

I set mine up the night before, plug it into a timer and it's ready when I wake up.

Regardless, congratulations on getting an electric perc.

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carrob1363813248.2971810 PostsRegistered 10/6/2010 FL

How long can coffee stay in a percolator? I am interested, tired of the Keurig breaking and buying the expensive K-cups.....my husband wakes up 2 hours after I do, will the coffee still taste good if it sits in the percolator that long?

Dee in OK1363814351.147357 PostsRegistered 3/30/2012

Our second Keurig bit the dust and I won't be buying a third. I was never crazy about the little plastic tubs and their flavor, anyway. I was considering a percolator, but haven't decided for sure. I'm also looking at a Chemex coffee maker. A friend of mine, who is into all things coffee, uses a Chemex and suggests I try one.

I was looking on ebay the other night for vintage, but working coffee makers. Sure brought back memories. lol One looked so cool...it was a Proctor Silex percolator with a clear pot. There are lights on the base of the percolator, that shine up through the coffee in the pot. Kind of a coffee pot/night light/conversational item.

rdbiker1363824283.37126 PostsRegistered 2/28/2010
On 3/20/2013 carrob said:

How long can coffee stay in a percolator? I am interested, tired of the Keurig breaking and buying the expensive K-cups.....my husband wakes up 2 hours after I do, will the coffee still taste good if it sits in the percolator that long?

I decant mine into a carafe so it doesn't get that burnt taste

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One Ring to find them,
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gloriajean1363869201.6811966 PostsRegistered 12/31/2006MN

I love our Bunn maker - coffee is ready in 3 minutes. And with our Guatamala coffee, it's delicious - I used to have a percolator years ago, but like our Bunn. Love the hot water it saves in the back, too, instant hot water. I use that alot for tea.

We are on our third Bunn maker - they last many years.


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Rarity1364610050.031791 PostsRegistered 10/19/2005

I just bought a used Farberware 2-4 cup on Ebay for $12.17. It is just like new--a great deal!

ETA--That price included shipping!

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