Rated 1 out of 5
by aareview Bigger Then You Think
I accidentally ordered the 12-cup pot, thinking the 6-cup pot would be really small. It turns out to be quite large, bigger then an individual (or one or two people) could use. It's good if you have a large camp of adults who drink coffee.
The 6-cup pot is a bit small (it only fits about 4 cups of water in it), especially compared to my existing 8-cup pot, but I found it actually makes plenty of coffee.
Fortunately, I was able to to exchange the pot at the local LL Bean store for a six cup pot. It was easy, they had a clerk bring me over a six cup pot. It took like 5 minutes. You might consider buying this in-person rather then over the internet, to know the size.
The six-cup pot I got is great. Yes, it's relatively small but for one or two people, it's perfect. I use it daily at home and in the woods -- I do not have a regular coffee pot. It's made out of stainless steel rather then aluminum, so I suspect it will hold up better then my old pot, which after a while got quite bent up.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mlewisfoto Great item
This coffee pot is well worth the money. The handle is made of rubber and you don't have to worry about it getting hot, especially if you're cooking on a camp stove. I'd buy another one.
March 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Coffeekat Not as described, but good coffee
Bean's webpage describes the pot as 96 oz, which would be 12 8-oz cups. When percolator arrived, the sticker on the pot lists 60 oz, which would be 12 5-oz cups. With everyone using mugs and travel cups now days, I was hoping for the 96 oz size as described. But it is a very good quality coffee pot, and I am keeping it. But I think Bean's webpage should be corrected. Plus I learned during my search for a larger coffee pot that the "industry standard" for the description/definition of a coffee cup is 5 oz, which I suppose would be the older style little cups that came with saucers when bought in a set. Although the size was disappointing, this is a good percolator
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DukeDen Steel Coffee Percolator Pot
I purchased this coffee pot because I got tired of making coffee with several electric pots that did not make the coffee hot enough. I went through three different brands. So I figured I'd go back to the old tried and true stove top percolator. It works great. The coffee is great and, most of all, the coffee is hot.
November 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by sspercolator Nice looking, great construction
We were hoping to love this coffee pot, but we didn't.
It is being sent back at this very time.
No matter how many filters, or how coarse we ground the coffee beans, we still had coffee grounds in our coffee.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mamadeb great gift
Fast delivery. Great product! Extremely satisfied!!!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Badgah Well Made
Very nice coffee pot. Easy to clean and I like the 12 cup capacity; especially handy when camping with a group. Definitely would recommend to a friend.
August 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DrOz Works on Induction Range
This percolator works fine on my induction range, but requires close attention. Once the water starts to perk, you need to turn the heat down to about half or a little more, let it perk no more than about 6 to 8 mins. and take it off the range. Otherwise the coffee will be scalding hot and taste bitter. Because it's a percolator, it tends to taste a little bitter anyway, but if you do as I suggest, the coffee will come out fine. Use about the same amount of coffee as you would for a drip type pot. If you use finely ground coffee, get some coffee filters so you don't end up with grinds in your cup!
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Deb Just what I wanted
Well made, label came off easy and free of tacky stuff. The bottom is flat and would work on my glass top stove if needed. I bought this pot for camping and works great. I used a round coffee filter, put a little hole in the bottom of the filter for the stem. I did have grounds make there way into the coffee, but no real problem. I just waited a couple of minutes for the grounds to settle then poured my cup of coffee. If I were to change anything about this coffee pot I would have the lid seperate from the bottom. Thanks LLBean for another great product.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hikingal125 Best Coffee Ever!!!
We have the smaller percolator and it makes the best cup of coffee. We just bought the larger one because we drink ALOT of coffee. I started using the coffee packs(pods) we use 2 for a large pot of coffee. No Grounds and No mess. OR you can make your own with 1 large scoop and one coffee filter, and tie it together with twine. Clean up is a breeze.
October 14, 2012