Easy to clean, and all parts dishwasher safe. Insulated walls keep coffee hotter for a longer period of time than a glass French press — and there’s never any breakage. Filters keep out more grounds than other similarly-priced presses; can also use to make loose-leaf tea.
Will only make a couple of cups at a time. Users would like to see markings to indicate water levels.
Classic-looking pot is made of heavy-duty stainless steel. Handle stays cool, and clear knob on the top indicates when the coffee starts percolating. Can use either fresh grounds or pre-ground coffee. Paper filters aren't needed. Surface doesn’t tarnish, even when using over an open fire.
Shouldn’t use on induction stovetops. Takes longer than some other methods to brew; percolator newbies may need some trial and error to get it right.
Comes in multiple colors to match kitchen decor. Makes several cups one after another without needing cool-down period. Smaller size makes it a great choice for work or college; stores easily when space is an issue. Hot drink is ready in about 5 minutes.
Makes 12-ounce cups; won’t suit those who want a larger coffee. May clog after several uses and stop brewing if not cleaned.
Timer can be set ahead to have coffee waiting when desired. Warming plate has automatic shut-off after 1 hour. Brews quickly and quietly. Reservoir's water level indicator shows how much is needed for the perfect-sized pot. Can grab a pot in mid-brew without machine dripping.
Fans of stronger coffee may need some trial and error to get taste to their specifications. Programmable display does not light up.
Coffee flavors really come through. Glass does not absorb extraneous odors. Easy to clean by hand. Has an aesthetically pleasing shape. Thick glass will last for years with careful use. Can purchase a cover and cool off in the refrigerator to make iced coffee.
Pour-over coffee can take longer than other methods of brewing. Should use only Chemex filters to get the best results.
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