My very first disappointment with Overstock. The ipercolator is listed as Made in USA. I verified that before I ordered. When it arrived - the box is marked "Made in China." Costs too much to return, so am keeping it. I try to purchase goods made here in the USA - really sad this was not manufactured here.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Made in China
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? NOT accurate - site states MADE IN USA
I like to perk my own coffee to the desired strength that I like. This is perfect for me. I also use it for my tea. I find that there is no cross contamination of flavors. I love it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Love to perk my own coffee. This is exactly what I needed since mine had seen better days.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Nice and sturdy but there is one flaw that I wish I knew about before buying, the top of the pot where the lid fits into has a "u" ridge which holds fluid instead of draining out when time to wash/clean/empty. If the company could create the top so there is no "u" ridge, it would be the ultimate best. I have to shake the pot to get the fluid out of that ridge, leaving it upside down would just hold the fluid in the ridge if I did not shake it out. Also, if you fill the basket with coffee outside of the pot, and you need to put the spring loaded basket/tube stand thingy into the pot of water, make sure you have a good dry grip on the tube because you have to push the basket down onto the spring to get a hold of the tube so it can be put into the pot; or you can have the tube and basket already in the pot to fill basket with coffee, then you would not have to worry about the spring pushing the basket up and making a mess. Overall, handle is sturdy/not hot and a good percolator for great tasting coffee! (I do wonder if eventually the spring to hold the basket up will not work, keep sliding down the tube instead. An extra spring would be nice to have had included in the purchase for the future when that happens, which I hope is never, but the spring now once in a while with slight pressure slides down).
This item was purchased and used for making coffee on our camping stove. No more messing with coffee filters, and the taste was SO much better than brewed!! Some of my camping friends are getting these as presents, it's a must have for coffee drinkers.
A beautiful kitchen accessory that makes wonderful coffee. My only caveat is that it takes a LONG time to start brewing -- like over 10 minutes. But be patient, and follow the directions that come with the percolator, and you'll be rewarded with truly great coffee. Also easy to clean, as all parts are dishwasher-safe except the plastic top, which unscrews easily.
I've used this percolator and the advantage of its stainless steel construction makes it looks brand new. In my humble opinion no electric coffee maker can process the coffee with the aroma, taste and flavor of this percolator. I was tires of the warm coffee of the other coffee makers. I give myself a palm in the back for this wonderful percolator.
This is a very functional no-frills design percolator. It looks like a coffee can with a lid. I would expect something more decorative, but the pot definitely makes good coffee if you put the right amount of water and the proper grind of coffee in the capacious pot and then boil the brew for the correct amount of time. It doesn't take that long to brew the coffee, but if you've been accustomed to a single-serve machine the first few pots will seem to take forever to brew.