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Great pot, poor innards
on April 15, 2012
After a camping trip in which our usual coffee tasted SO much better in our little old camping percolator than it did from our drip coffee maker at home, we decided to buy a bigger, better percolator to use all the time. After looking at many pots online, we chose this one for a number of reasons. The size was just right for the two of us, plus guests. The colors are nice (we got blue). The description of the pot was what convinced us, because of the sturdy construction and that we can use it on a stovetop or campfire (those with silicone handles are not campfire friendly). And, having used it at home a number of times, we find the handle is cool enough to pick up without a pad. Just like any percolator, you will find some grounds in the bottom of the pot and your cup, but we have never minded, and they usually sink to the bottom.
However, the inside hardware is very low quality. The tube and coffee chamber are made of low-grade aluminum that is very easily bent. Great care will have to be taken when washing these pieces. The same goes for the hinge holding the lid on the pot. The lid does not "pop" into place, it just rests on the top, so it should be held in place when pouring the last cup out. We would have given this item 5 stars if the quality of construction had been consistent throughout.