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Old 03-29-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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we enjoy our coffee made the old way via stovetop percolator.
we recently got a new cabela stainless steel pot which is great BUT our 'old' coffee (maxwell house 39 oz 'cans') tends to have some grounds go into the pot since the grind is more towards drip than percolator sized.
we know that we could buy beans and grind either at store or home BUT that's 2-3 times the price of walmart bought maxwell house.
what to do? change coffee? filter coffee? accept our fate?
thanks ahead for all your help....
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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we enjoy our coffee made the old way via stovetop percolator.
we recently got a new cabela stainless steel pot which is great BUT our 'old' coffee (maxwell house 39 oz 'cans') tends to have some grounds go into the pot since the grind is more towards drip than percolator sized.
we know that we could buy beans and grind either at store or home BUT that's 2-3 times the price of walmart bought maxwell house.
what to do? change coffee? filter coffee? accept our fate?
thanks ahead for all your help....
I haven't had percolator coffee in so long I forget the mechanism involved, but if you could put a filter in there somewhere that would do the trick. You've made me curious about percolators. I haven't seen a percolator since I was a kid and am interested in trying that. Where can you buy percolators today? DM me if you don't mind. Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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I have one of those! I also have the Farberware perc and love it. Those coffeemakers with the glass carafe just dont seem to keep the coffee hot enough, or they break, and I just dont like the thought of plastic parts for coffee. Give me percolated coffee, when possible, any day!
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Both Melitta and Rockline (BrewRite) make percolator paper coffee filters, and Sunbeam makes one of cloth.

I see they are all available at Amazon, but you can search the web for other suppliers. Walmart has an online catalog too, and it has a bigger selection than their stores, though more of the high end stuff.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Glad I stumbled on this thread...

We've used the "farberware" SS 8 cup percolators for about 10 years...up until last year...

Problem is after a couple of years, the coffee doesn't seem to get as "hot" as it used to.

I bought a B&D coffee machine w/the glass carafe from Walmart. It makes a good cup of coffee and I can set the timer for the morning which I really like, but again the coffee is not "hot" enough for my liking.

I can't use "one cup filters" because frankly its a pain in the a** to make individual cups, which I don't want to do in the morning...

Its really frustrating. If I could get a "commercial" coffee pot (you know, the ones they use in diners where the coffee is scorching hot) I would, but my wife would have a fit...

I'm thinking of going back to the farberware...
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:14 AM
 
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cabela's sells stainless steel in a variety of sizes.
target sells a 'copco' which is pretty good.
these are both stovetop types
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:17 AM
 
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the farberwear electrics suck since the company was sold.
the 'new' pots crap out, and don't get coffee hot.
we have a 20 year old 4 cupper which wont die.
conversely the 'new' 12 cuppers crap out after 2-3months of daily use.

thanks litlux....i'll look a bit at filters in the walmart.......
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Glad I stumbled on this thread...

We've used the "farberware" SS 8 cup percolators for about 10 years...up until last year...

Problem is after a couple of years, the coffee doesn't seem to get as "hot" as it used to.

I bought a B&D coffee machine w/the glass carafe from Walmart. It makes a good cup of coffee and I can set the timer for the morning which I really like, but again the coffee is not "hot" enough for my liking.

I can't use "one cup filters" because frankly its a pain in the a** to make individual cups, which I don't want to do in the morning...

Its really frustrating. If I could get a "commercial" coffee pot (you know, the ones they use in diners where the coffee is scorching hot) I would, but my wife would have a fit...

I'm thinking of going back to the farberware...
We have had the Farberware for 20 plus years...only having to replace it two times through the years. It seems pretty hot to me. The best part of it is you can use just about any kind of coffee and it still tastes good. My son bought us one of those new coffee makers that makes grinds your coffee fresh and also has the timer for morning but I still use and like my good old Farberware!
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I haven't had percolator coffee in so long I forget the mechanism involved, but if you could put a filter in there somewhere that would do the trick. You've made me curious about percolators. I haven't seen a percolator since I was a kid and am interested in trying that. Where can you buy percolators today? DM me if you don't mind. Thanks!
I have seen 20 year old percolators for sale on ebay that were still in the box.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:19 AM
 
Location: 77441
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percolating is prolly the WORST way to make coffee...
boiling and reboiling anything isnt ideal. (X-wife exception)

make coffee the way Brasilians do...
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