Good Coffee Takes Time!
I purchased this coffee pot in January of 2013 because I was tired of coffee bags and didn't want to invest in one of those posh new coffee makers that brew one cup in a matter of seconds. I've used this coffee pot every morning until this week (Aug. 2014) when the spring broke. The first time I used the pot the plastic dome and ring became loose and didn't fit right anymore, I guess because of temperature change but, in spite of the loose fit it still performed well all this time. I definitely would recommend this pot to anyone who savors good percolated coffee and doesn't mind waiting for it.
August 29, 2014
Got tired of so-so coffee with a drip machine so tried this one. GREAT! The flavor of the coffee is so much better and it's hot! So glad I made the change.
April 30, 2014
Straightforward Coffee Brewing
Our old automatic drip coffee brewer started failing, and instead of investing in another auto drip, I wanted to try something simpler, something more straightforward. This stovetop percolator is well made, sturdy, and predictable. Exactly what I wanted.
My only complaint is the percolator "bulb" on the top is not glass. It started out as clear, heavy duty plastic. However, after a month of brewing, it is permanently brownish. We can still see through it, it's fully transparent, but stained brown, like a brown bottle rather than a clear one. That being said, the opening to the transparent bulb IS big enough to clean out with a finger (I was worried I'd have to use a pipe-cleaner or some makeshift item) to get it really clean. All of the parts, aside from the bulb on top and the black handle (which does stay nice and cool) are steel. Sturdy, easy to clean steel.
The included instruction book gives plenty of information on how to use the percolator to brew coffee to your liking. I would recommended using coarse/percolator grounds or a filter (either disc or fold-over) to keep the grounds from clogging the drainage holes during brewing.
February 27, 2014
Retro-Perking For Good Coffee and Good Memories!
This 'Stove-Top Coffee Percolator' is a winner in every respect! It brings back a 'Retro Golden Age' of great memories ---plus it makes some of the best perked coffee you ever drank! This stainless steel percolator is tough ---yet has a distinct style of a more comfortable ---warmer time in American History! Do not hesitate ---order your own stove-top coffee percolator ASAP to start enjoying Good Coffee and Golden Memories ---that will put a smile on your face each morning when you turn on the flames under it!
January 20, 2014
This pot has many "perks"!
I had one goal in mind that would kill two birds with one stone when searching for a new coffee pot....less appliances on my counter and never having to be without coffee in case of a power failure. Not only was my goal met, I end up having a nice HOT and extremely delicious cup of coffee every morning. Also, no filters or other items to throw away, just coffee grounds for the compost! A â4-cupâ measurement fills my 20 oz travel mug perfectly, not a single drop wasted... and did I mention HOT, never realized that my electric coffee maker did not turn out a really hot cup of coffee. It's a must. Even if you are not ready to give up your electric pot, everyone should have this as a backupâ¦but once you have your first cup, you may just decide to stick with it! Enjoy!
January 12, 2014
Enjoying my coffee again.
I've been making coffee in electric drip pots for years and not enjoying my coffee. My parents had an old stainless steel stove top perculator that made great coffee. I had wanted one for years but couldn't find one until this one. Now I am enjoying my coffee again.
January 9, 2014
Good Old Days
I can remember my first cup of coffee when I was 12 and it came from a pot like this. Brewed the first pot and it is still as good as I remember. Taste is important to me because I lost most of my tastebuds after a heart attack Thank you for making this available,
December 14, 2013
Made of all Steel
Researched all over and could not find a product that was made in the USA. After giving up on that I wanted a product that was made from 100% steel, except for the handle. Your product fit the bill.
The Steel Percolator is well made and works well. We love it. Great product! Vermont Country Store is a great company, easy ordering and fast shipping. Keep up the good work.
Only thing is I would love for it to be made in the USA. It is Steel. Has to be a company that could make it here, even if it costs more money, it would be nice.
December 3, 2013