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, "larry hollenberg"
> Hi all,
> Thought I would add to the other pots album, a recent find I had
been looking for since I saw
> one on ebay once. Its a Wear Ever #968 aluminum pot that has all the
features of both a perk
> and a drip pot. It includes the perk basket and removeable lid,
plus the perk stem. Then if
> you wish it has the drip upper water chamber and lower grounds
basket for drip coffee.
> Kind of neat in a way, two for one..
I have a collection of coffee pots and have used them all. I have a
glass stove-top percolator that has made some very good brew. I also
have a 12 cup glass Proctor-Silex electric perc that can make very
good coffee. Both of these percolators seem to do better with typical
caned coffee, like Maxwell House or Folgers, than my vac brewers
usually do. I have also used many drip makers through the years. I've
had two Bunns that have made decent coffee but not outstanding coffee.
I finally put them in the attic for storage. I used to have a small
Norelco four cup drip maker that did even better than the Bunns. Wish
I'd have kept it. However, the best coffee consistently comes from my
vacuum brewers. I have a three Sunbeam Coffeemasters, including one
with a broken burner which I removed and converted to a stove-top
(works great). I recently gave a friend my old Cory (I think it was
Cory) stainless stove-top vac pot. I also have a glass vac pot (Cafex
bottom and Silex top-long story) and both a 5-cup and 12-cup Bodum
electric vac brewers. All of them make excellent coffee. I've been
mostly using the 12-cup Bodum these days for convenience, as I don't
have to sit and watch it like a stove-top unit. It makes a wonderful
brew that is similar to the others I have (all are a bit different,
but mostly very similar).
BTW, I roast my own beans these day and get the green beans online.
The results are far better than what I can buy locally.
I'll probably continue with my 20 year love affair with vacuum
brewers, but will wander astray occasionally to test the grass on the
other side of the fence. ;)