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Great quality and value, practical size
on August 22, 2012
I was excited to try out this urn through the vine program. I have two of the 100-cup West Bend Urns that I love and use for larger groups but that are too big to use for smaller groups.
***Note to anyone who hasn't used an urn before--a cup is generally something along the lines of 5-6 ounces of coffee, which is funny to a coffee drinker--that's a SIP not a cup! My mugs at home are 12-16 ounces, so this urn, which makes "30 - 5.7oz cups" according to listing, actually makes enough for about 14 - 12 ounce cups of coffee, or enough for a group of 10-12 people. This makes it a perfect size for a large family or small group gathering.
I like the sleek styling of this urn that doesn't overwhelm my counter in either size or appearance. Bonus point for being made of a nice, heavy stainless instead of aluminum. I love the double walled insulation as well. The base is sturdy and sits flat on counter instead of on legs and the spigot doesn't dribble.
As with all of the urns I have owned it takes about 1 minute per cup to brew a full pot of coffee.
The coffee was very hot (yeah!), rich tasting, with no off/bitter taste and the double-walled construction keeps the coffee that way for hours.
The only potential negative I see on this urn is that the handle on the spout seems a little flimsy, but only time will tell if that is so.
I have had good long-term experience with Nesco appliances (some of them are 30+ years old and still going strong) so I have high hopes for the longevity of this urn. I am also pleased with amazon.com's pricing on this item.