What are the Best Coffee Percolators?


Looking for the best coffee percolators? We have saved you the hard work and review three of the best coffee percolators on the market today.

There are two main types of coffee percolator: manual or electric.

Choosing between a manual or electric coffee percolator will mostly depend on your level of confidence with coffee brewing. An electric percolator is definitely more hands off in the sense that you can press a button and even walk away from the pot while the brewing is completed.

However, if you see yourself as a coffee connoisseur, you might prefer a manual coffee percolator. With a manual percolator, the brewing process can be controlled more closely as you can determine the water heating level and when you add the coffee grounds.

Electric percolators, on the other hand, have automatic settings that can’t be changed and the coffee produced might not always be to your liking. There’s a fine line between the coffee being under or over-extracted. One big complaint of electric percolators is their tendency to over-extract the coffee which causes the coffee to be too bitter.

What Are The Best Coffee Percolators?

The following are three of the best coffee percolators we have found and recommend to our customers:

Presto 02811 12-Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Maker

This electric percolator brews great tasting coffee – rich, hot and flavorsome. It makes 2 to 12 cups of coffee, basically a cup a minute, and has an easy-pour spout. The luxurious stainless steel construction makes it easy to clean and long lasting. A signal light indicates when the coffee is ready to serve so there your coffee will not be over-extracted.

The elegant, hotel-style design will bring a touch of luxury to your home. The filter basket and perk tube are also made of stainless steel, not from less durable aluminum. This coffee maker also has a removable power cord for easy storage.

A few tips to get the most enjoyment from the percolator:
– make sure you grind your coffee using the correct setting, coarse. If you use fine coffee grounds, you will become frustrated with your coffee having grounds in it, which seeped through the filter.
– to unclog the filter basket, clean it with a brush. If the filter becomes clogged, the coffee that it produces will be weak.

Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite 8-Cup Coffee Percolator

This manual stovetop coffee percolator is safe for use on gas, electric and ceramic stoves as well as hotplates. It includes a permanent filter basket which means there is no need to change paper filters.

A non-reactive interior keeps water from absorbing any undesirable odours or tastes. The percolator has an easy grip handle and it is dishwasher safe.

You can totally immerse it, making all parts very easy to clean with nothing really to wear out like other coffee makers. This high-quality coffee pot looks the part and should provide superb coffee for a lifetime.

Coleman 14 Cup Percolator

This classic traditional stovetop percolator is made from double coated enamel and is easy to clean. It is very durable and has a very sturdy wide base. Its stainless steel rim helps prevent chipping and it is absolutely dishwasher safe.

A few tips to get the most enjoyment from the percolator:
– don’t fill it with water high enough to touch the coffee grind basket. The grinds will float out of the basket and will seep through into the coffee. Make sure the water level is below the bottom of the coffee grind basket before you start to brew.
– a trick to make faster and better tasting coffee, before placing the full coffee basket into the pot, turn your stove on full power and rapidly bring the water in the pot to a rolling boil. Turn off the stove and place the full coffee basket into the pot and turn the stove to low for the perc process.

Summary of the Best Coffee Percolators

The Presto 02811 12-Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Maker is the most convenient out of the three choices. Its automatic features create the ease of enjoying a delicious cup of percolated coffee, without having to worry about all the technical details. It’s almost like a glorified kettle, giving you same ease of use of just pressing a button and waiting for the content to be ready. In this case there’s only one extra step to do, add the coffee grind before pushing the button.

The Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite 8-Cup Coffee Percolator with its stainless steel build inside and out, is sturdier than other thin-metal percolators making it much more hard wearing. It brews an excellent coffee which is robust and satisfying in a way that drip coffee can be lacking, even though the process may take a little longer.

The Coleman 14 Cup Percolator is reminiscent of the traditional percolators of yesteryear. The enamel is sturdier than the glass, chances of it breaking in the cleaning process is much less. It is also a convenient little gadget to take along on a camping trip, giving you the delight of enjoying your morning cup of Joe in the wild.