Rated 5 out of 5 by sealine Love it!
The smallest one is the perfect size for me. I just want one good, very large, very hot cuppa coffee when I wake up. I figured out the trick for hurrying it up. I have an electric kettle that boils water very quickly. I keep it full and ready to push the lever down as soon as I walk into the kitchen. By the time I put the filter and coffee grounds in the basket, the water in the kettle is hot. First I pour the hot water into the pot then I load the filled basket into it, set it on the burner on high and it starts to perk in about a minute and a half. Then I turn it off and let it continue to perk for about 3 more minutes. I have a glass cooktop stove, so the burner stays hot for a while after I shut it off. My "cup" is about 18 ounces so this makes plenty for me. I use the regular flat percolator filters because I can't stand grounds in my coffee and sometimes that can happen when you pour from a percolator without removing the basket first if you don't use a filter. The filter makes it easy and quick to dispose of the coffee grounds and leaves no mess so it takes seconds to hand wash the pot.
I have the LLBean Visa and also had coupons so I got the pot for only $9.95 <---- now that's a deal!!! Although I'm only an "occasional" shopper, I've been a huge Bean fan for over 30 years.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CampingChris Makes Coffee
This is a nice little coffee pot. It works great and does the job. The only reason I did not give it a 5 is that the little hinge pin for the lid can slide out.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArcticCat500 Perfect for 1 or 2.
Im a HUGE coffee fanatic and theres no exception when camping either, I've always used the tea bag style instant coffee until I purchased the Glacier Stainless-Steel Percolator.
I must say Im thoroughly impressed, I have the 6 cup and its perfect for me, and would also be for 2 normal coffee drinkers.
This lil pot performed way beyond my expectations and makes a great cup of coffee, theres just something about that fresh pot of coffee bellowing through the campsite in the AM. I'd recommend the filters unless you don't mind a few lil grinds that slip through.
A must have for the coffee lover.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jwdoor Better than instant
When camping, I've always made instant coffee. Now, I can have fresh perked. The percolator is just the right size!
April 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by muckianaround Too small
The quality seemed fine. Used it twice while camping. But it just did not have enough coffee for two people. Returning and getting the 12 "cup" version.
March 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by evilcakes Fine product
The pot was just too small. Returned it.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CoffeeMaker Coffee experience
Makes good coffee as long as you don't follow the brewing instructions included with the percolator.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic I can now have coffee when electricity is out!!!!
Great little percolator. I spent a lot of time researching non-electric percolators and knew this was the one when I saw it. First of all it's cute! I wanted something small enough to make about 12-16oz of coffee. I have used this perc without any paper filters on my glass-top electric stove and our wood stove. It takes a few minutes on the electric stove to make coffee, but can take awhile on the woodstove-which is not a cookstove. I grind my beans, brew a batch and it has a beautiful full-bodied taste. There are coffee grounds in the coffee so I don't usually drink that last murky sip. If you really dislike coffee grounds, just use a paper filter. I highly recommend if you're looking for something small, light-weight, good quality, and easy to clean.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1CampingGrandma Perfect
I ordered this for our truck camper. I had been using a one-cup electric "personal" coffeemaker. Our new camper has solar panels, so my husband and I do a lot of "dry" camping.
This percolator does the job it's supposed to. For easier clean-up, I use paper cone filters and snip off the tip at the bottom to fit over the stem. I prefer these cone filters over the flat filters which do not come to the edge.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewHampshireShopper Quality percolator, has replaced my coffee maker
I bought this percolator to use at a rustic cottage, and with the idea of taking it camping. To my surprise, it has become my every day coffee maker, replacing two much more expensive machines. I always brew 4 "cups" for myself - this makes two good-size mugs, or one large travel mug of coffee. I grew up visiting grandparents who made their morning coffee in a stovetop percolator, and my father continued the tradition until recently, using an inherited 1940s percolator. Coffee aficionados complain about the quality of coffee made from percolators, but to me it is its own thing, and seeing my pot perking away on the stove feels homey and conjures up good memories. I enjoy the simplicity of the process which doesn't require boiling water in a separate container, and like knowing that even if the electricity goes out, I can still make my coffee. I appreciate the fact that this pot is almost 100% stainless steel, something I've started looking for in all my cookware. It's well-made and durable and should last a long time, even if bumped around. After indoor use, it cleans up well in the dishwasher, and comes out shiny. The purist in me wishes that the handle were also made of stainless steel, and the knob made of glass. If that were the case, I believe this product would practically last forever. But, I do like the fact that the silicone handle stays relatively cool to the touch at all times. I have also noticed that the knob loosens, but it hasn't been much of a problem. It's always loose when I take it out of the dishwasher, and I have to tighten it, but can't turn it too far because it will become loose again. But, it's a simple quarter turn of the wrist and then everything works fine. A tip - there are ways to make perked coffee more palatable. The continuous cycling of the coffee can give it a burned taste, but if you turn the heat down to low as soon as it starts perking strongly, and brew for only a few minutes, the coffee is quite smooth. The coffee will continue perking even with the water below the boiling point.
September 24, 2013