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Apr 2, 2011 05:45 AM

Mother's Day gift - rec for vintage percolator

My mom's pyrex stove top percolator finally hit the dust. It is chipped beyond use.
She casually mentioned she'd like a good quality (electric preferrably) percolator. She loves vintage, so I will take any recs.
She wants it to be able to make up to 12 cups, but the quality of coffee needs to be good (and hot)!

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  1. The classic Farberware percolator, especially if you can find an old one made in New York, instead of China, would be a good choice. They come in 4, 8, or 12 cup models. So many were sold that they're pretty commonly seen at tag sales, thrift shops, etc.

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    1. re: luvsummer

      I have one of those. It is fabulous looking (all chromed out!) still works like a charm - decade after decade! E bay might have them too.

    2. If she wants good coffee, there are other types of brewers (just about all of them) that will give you much better coffee.

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      1. re: poser

        Sometimes percolated coffee is just what I feel like though. I have several kinds of brewers myself- French press, regular drip, commercial brasilia espresso machine...and the 1960's electric percolator. Each meet my need in a different way.

        1. re: itryalot

          I'd go for the 1st one, since she wants 12 cups and it's clearly made in the Bronx. The 3rd one probably is too, given the bubble top. That seller is correct that the broken stem probably makes no difference--the stem of my 8 cup has a similar fault and it doesn't seem to make any difference. The 1st one starts out cheaper, but who knows what will happen by the end of the auction.