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Topic: Yama vac pot availability... (16 msgs / 281 lines)
1) From: Chris Diersen
Up until about 4 months ago, I used my 5-cup (or was it 6-cup?) Yama vac pot to make coffee every morning.  Then I accidentally imploded the pot (if you use a Cory glass filter rod in place of the cloth Yama filer, be careful to not grind the coffee too fine, and watch the pot as the vacuum starts!).
   
  As far as I know, there are no suppliers that carry Yama vac pots since the sole US importer of them (the one that SM used) stopped importing them.  I have searched in vain for a source and check e-bay regularly, but have been completely unable to locate a source for the "smaller" Yama vac pot that I loved so much.  I did buy a larger (8-cup) Silex vac pot from the 50's, but it's not the same, and I usually don't need that much coffee.
   
  Does anyone know where I can get a 5 or 6 cup (smaller) Yama vac pot, or at least the bottom part (the top bowl survived the implosion)??  
   
  I'm making do with my swissgold, but it's not the same.
   
  Thanks in advance...
   
  Chris
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2) From: John Blumel
On May 7, 2006, at 1:20 pm, Chris Diersen wrote:
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Failing that, you might consider a Bodum stovetop vac pot and using  
your Yama filter with it. It's not quite as good as the Yama for  
smaller batch sizes but it works much better than the Bodum with its  
own plastic filter. The Hario cloth (and paper) filters are actually  
ideal for the Bodum since they are designed for the slightly longer  
(than the Yama) funnel tube that the Hario has, but, until the Yama  
filter falls apart, it should work fine.
John Blumel

3) From: Scot Murphy
On |May 7, at 12:20 PM|May 7, Chris Diersen wrote:
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4) From: Espressoperson
In a message dated 5/7/2006 10:24:18 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
cjdiersen writes:
Does anyone know where I can get a 5 or 6 cup (smaller) Yama vac pot, or at 
least the bottom part (the top bowl survived the implosion)??  
Here it is - and a bargain price too.http://fantes.com/vacuum_coffeemaker.htm#yamaMichaelB

5) From: Saumit Shah
You can also get a Yama pot at http://ourcoffeebarn.com/estore/index.php?manufacturers_id&osCsid=1ed03ed02fad01c17b58dff41c21a156Regards,
Saumit
Chris Diersen  wrote: Up until about 4 months ago, I used my 5-cup (or was it 6-cup?) Yama vac pot to make coffee every morning.  Then I accidentally imploded the pot (if you use a Cory glass filter rod in place of the cloth Yama filer, be careful to not grind the coffee too fine, and watch the pot as the vacuum starts!).
   
  As far as I know, there are no suppliers that carry Yama vac pots since the sole US importer of them (the one that SM used) stopped importing them.  I have searched in vain for a source and check e-bay regularly, but have been completely unable to locate a source for the "smaller" Yama vac pot that I loved so much.  I did buy a larger (8-cup) Silex vac pot from the 50's, but it's not the same, and I usually don't need that much coffee.
   
  Does anyone know where I can get a 5 or 6 cup (smaller) Yama vac pot, or at least the bottom part (the top bowl survived the implosion)??  
    
  I'm making do with my swissgold, but it's not the same.
   
  Thanks in advance...
   
  Chris
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6) From: James House
There is someone selling yama 5 pots on ebay right now, they are really nea=
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looking, they are the TCA-5D model. I purchased one and he put another up.
Brand new.
-james
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7) From: David B. Westebbe
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Get a narrow-neck silex from eBay.  They work great and look very retro.
They are cheaper and better than nay vac pot currently in production.

8) From: Angelo
Of the two models proffered, I would suggest that you go with the one 
in the second link. Though it is $5 more, I think it's worth it just 
for the newer handle design. I have the model from the first link, 
and have almost burned my knuckles a couple of times...I have small 
hands and would imagine those  with larger hands might have some problems...
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9) From: Espressoperson
In a message dated 5/8/2006 10:05:21 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
angelon writes:
Of the two models proffered, I would suggest that you go with the one 
in the second link. Though it is $5 more, I think it's worth it just 
for the newer handle design. I have the model from the first link, 
I have the Fante's version (second link). It may have the preferred handle 
but the bottom carafe is a poorer design. The shoulders are flat rather than 
sloped so it is impossible to pour all the liquid out and very easy to spill a 
bit while pouring. Still, complaints notwithstanding the Yama (presumably both 
designs) makes superb coffee. If anything happened to mine I would buy another 
in an instant.
MichaelB 

10) From: Brian Kamnetz
David,
What search terms do you use to find "narrow-neck silex" on eBay?
"Narrow-neck silex"  has no hits.
Brian
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11) From: Rich Adams
Try silex coffee vacuum.

12) From: Brian Kamnetz
Thanks, Rich. Are all Silex vac pots "Narrow-neck", or should I be
looking for a particular kind of Silex?
Thanks again,
Brian
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13) From: Rich Adams
Hi Brian,

14) From: Brian Kamnetz
Rich,
I greatly appreciate the illustrations from eBay. That helps a ton - a
picture is worth 1000 words!
Brian
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15) From: David B. Westebbe
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This is my standard search:
silex -(proctor,points,proctor-silex,reel)
It gets rid of a lot of false positives.  There are basically two =
different
kinds of Silex vac pots.  One has a narrow neck, and is the original.  =
They
later supplemented the line with wider necked models.  The narrow-neck =
ones
use MUCH heavier glass.  They are built like tanks.  I once dropped one =
onto
a hardwood floor from the counter and it did not break.
I use one every day to make coffee.  They also work well to just heat =
water
for tea, cocoa, or whatever.
I use either a Cory glass rod or a Cona glass rod as the filter.  Only
rarely does it stall, and that indicates to me that I need to give the
grinder a thourough cleaning. 
The basic model has a bakelite handle on the bottom, but no handle on =
top.
One step up is the model with another bakelite handle on top. The handle
both makes it easier to remove the top, and prevents the top from =
rolling
off of your kitchen counter.  Make sure that you get one with a pliant
rubber seal.  Some are like new, but others are all dried out. Ask the
seller if necessary.   The ones with the fancy "skirts" look nice, but =
they
sell for more and the skirt gets in the way of seeing the water level.
You should pay around $10 for one if you are patient.  If you are not, =
then
you can get one almost immediately for under $25.

16) From: Brian Kamnetz
Great info, very helpful, Thanks.
Brian
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