Bob: The faberware is good. I have several old friends who use them. gin
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Percolator Yep, my dear 87 year old parents want to return to a percolator. No, I = can not argue them out of it. [trust me, I've tried] So, does anyone have a recommendation? Something that will last a couple = of years at least. I'm leaning toward the Melitta 10 cup over the Faberware 10 cup. Same = price at around $40. Many thanks! Bob ~ Parker, CO
Bob- I have a Faberware electric, a stainless stovetop model, and an old sunbeam electric. The stovetop is my favorite and produces the best cup but is definitely hands on. The old Sunbeam has a dial for stronger/weaker brew and has worked for the past 40 years. The Faberware is 2 years old and gets almost daily use and still works as well as it did when it was new. Jan likes the convenience of an automatic and uses it to brew afternoon coffee. It's unplugged as soon as the brew cycle is done. At 87 maybe you should look for one that has an automatic shut-off. UL requirements should minimize fire hazards if it is left on but burnt coffee will ruin the taste of anything brewed after that. My opinion is the burnt coffee flavor can not be removed.
Tom, Yes, the auto shut_off is a great idea - I'll look for one with that feature. Seems the Faberware is the way to go, from the list and from some co_workers it is the least expensive and more reliable of the models out there. Thanks all! Bob