anyone here use a percolator? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 02-25-2009, 10:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
vm9799's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
so i'm wanting to buy a percolator. i found a great 1950's vintage one on ebay that is in mint condition and EXACTLY like the percolator my grandparents had when i was growing up.

my questions are these......

1. are the vintage percolators safe? it's all stainless steel construction, but the the stem, basket and basket lid are aluminum. not sure if this is a reason to worry or not.

2. if i should buy new, any particular brands/models you recommend? i've looked up reviews all over the place and it seems you either love or hate a percolator which doesn't really help me. lol!

any help is greatly appreciated!

: : vicki ~ wife & mom of 2 amazing kids
live well ~ laugh often ~ love much
vm9799 is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 02-26-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Tizzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,087
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We recently switched back to a percolator, DH specified that he did not want aluminum although we did use one for awhile a few years back.

Anyway, I picked up a stainless one that looks vintage, it's made by Copco and was around $30(cdn). We steered away from glass because we have a very bad track record with glass coffee maker decanters and didn't want to tempt fate

Personally I muchly prefer this coffee. I didn't like the fact that the water was being heated up in plastic before, we have a well so it constantly needed to be cleaned with vinegar for the mineral deposits, and there's a different taste to drip coffee I've noticed.
Hope that helps

DH and I - totally winging life with our four children, DS1 (6.5yrs), DS2 (5yrs), DD (3yrs) and DS3 (1)!

Tizzy is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 02-26-2009, 12:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
vm9799's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks so much little grey mare!

i went ahead and purchased the vintage one on ebay. i shopped at every place conceivable that would sell these things and they are pretty pricey here.....not to mention, none of them have the "look" that i want.....the vintage lines with the glass perk tube on the top; "look".

it was only around $25 and after reading a ton more reviews i've found that they just don't make them like they used to and people were having issues with the performance. so that sealed the deal for me.

i can't wait to get it and use it! and yes, i remember coffee from the percolator at my grandparent's house and it was always so good! i find my very expensive drip machine makes the coffee rather bitter so i tend to use a bunch of sugar to sweeten it up. i'm hoping those days will be over soon!

: : vicki ~ wife & mom of 2 amazing kids
live well ~ laugh often ~ love much
vm9799 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off