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yobarps
Jun 15 , 2012
WestBend does it again !
This is my review of the WestBend 12 Cup Stainless steel Electric Percolator. WestBend has does it again in creating an excellent product for home coffee brewers ! This machine features the all-important see-through cover knob, automatic warming feature, detachable three-pronged plug and has 950 watts of power ! It also features a ready-to-serve light and that other all-important nicety - a glass coffee level indicator with a red floating easy-to-read bead incorporated into the heat-resistant handle ! The aluminum basket, spreader and stem are well-made, and the cover provides a nice, snug fit. I used fine grounds (not recommended) and this pot still performed well ! As for the aroma, I totally agree with other reviewers - the whole floor smelled of wonderful bean aroma all morning ! And the taste.... Well, as I referred in other posts, this experience was as if I haven't ever tasted coffee in my life before, in comparison to drip machines ! Wow ! And the clean-up was a breeze ! And currently, Kmart is offering this model at forty bucks with free shipping, less than I paid :) !
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varogers
Apr 11 , 2012
West Bend Percolator leaked from day 4 or 5
Should have sent it back, but instead placed a "candle plate" under it to catch the mess it makes every time it is used-thought it would be a good one because it looks good and it was one of the more expensive ones.
 

HGFlorida

Tampa, FL

Sep 22 , 2014
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Don't waste your money

This worked good at first making 4 cups, but when I first tired making more than 4 cups the coffee comes out looking like a light tea. I've cleaned with vinegar several times. Now even making 4 cups looks like tea. Not all of the coffee gets in the basket gets wet. I have to cool it down, move the dry coffee around and perk again.


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Apr 15 , 2014
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Leaking mess

This is the worst percolator I have ever purchased. It leaks at the top as it percolates and runs down to the base. It's longevity is in major doubt. I think the good ratings for this product must have been company-written.Don't bother with this one.Pass on by.


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nanak82347

Lake Orion, MI

Feb 17 , 2014
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coffee pot

it does coffee great and fast enough for my husband

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jimellen005

Girard, OH

Feb 9 , 2014
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west bend

coffee comes fast and hot have had perculator about a month used every day many days more than once

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 16 , 2014
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The best Gifts!!

This coffee is really practical, comfortable and cute is a very good gift for my Great Grandma was to receive her charm simply because the coffee helps give you a better flavor to your coffee.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 18 , 2013
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Excellent item, great coffee, tastes like an old fashioned Sunday brunch.

I like coffee. I like well made coffee. That which I have been making at home before had been either stove top percolated or dripped. The final product really is effected by the brewing process. It is easy to care for, easy to wipe the insides and clean the stem and basket items. The basket and the cover for the basket are metal. The stem that the basket goes on is solidly made. Great to have for family gatherings. Very impressive item.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Skincare

Monroe, MI

Nov 10 , 2013
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I gave 4 stars because it is VERY loud when brewing but great coffee!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Zorba-the-clown

Bloomington, IL

Dec 28 , 2012
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Hot coffee again

Makes the best hot coffee in a relatively short time. Goody.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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yobarps

Joliet, IL

Jun 15 , 2012
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WestBend does it again !

This is my review of the WestBend 12 Cup Stainless steel Electric Percolator. WestBend has does it again in creating an excellent product for home coffee brewers ! This machine features the all-important see-through cover knob, automatic warming feature, detachable three-pronged plug and has 950 watts of power ! It also features a ready-to-serve light and that other all-important nicety - a glass coffee level indicator with a red floating easy-to-read bead incorporated into the heat-resistant handle ! The aluminum basket, spreader and stem are well-made, and the cover provides a nice, snug fit. I used fine grounds (not recommended) and this pot still performed well ! As for the aroma, I totally agree with other reviewers - the whole floor smelled of wonderful bean aroma all morning ! And the taste.... Well, as I referred in other posts, this experience was as if I haven't ever tasted coffee in my life before, in comparison to drip machines ! Wow ! And the clean-up was a breeze ! And currently, Kmart is offering this model at forty bucks with free shipping, less than I paid :) !

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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varogers

Delano, TN

Apr 11 , 2012
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West Bend Percolator leaked from day 4 or 5

Should have sent it back, but instead placed a "candle plate" under it to catch the mess it makes every time it is used-thought it would be a good one because it looks good and it was one of the more expensive ones.


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realois

Houston, TX

Apr 9 , 2012
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Makes Real Coffee

This percolator is the best, gives the coffee a great and delicious taste. Keeps the kitchen smelling good all morning.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lightspeedtechmgr

Guilford, IN

Feb 9 , 2012
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Bought for a friend for Christmas, then had to have one myself!

I bought this for a friend for Christmas and she loved it so much she brought it over and made coffee for both of us. I loved it too and it's so much nicer than a standard coffee maker. It's quick, no filters to buy, and makes delicious coffee. So, I went out and bought one for myself too! I'm so glad I did and I highly recommend it! I can't find one bad thing to say about it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TexasCarol

Spring, TX

Jan 1 , 2012
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West Bend Percolator = good HOT coffee!

After replacing plastic coffee makers every year or two, I "splurged" and paid a little more for this stainless steel percolator. What a difference! Up til now I've been drinking warm coffee at home all these years. Percolator looks nice on the counter, too.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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laylith

Corbin, KY

Jul 6 , 2011
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HOT coffee and soooo delicious

I bought this from Kmart about 3 weeks ago. It is a switch from my using an automatic drip machine. OOOHHHHH the coffee it makes is so delicious, and I am just using "ordinary" coffee (nothing gourmet) ... I am using more coffee now and cutting the regular with decaf because the coffee turns out so delicious, I can not resist a third (or fourth) cup in the morning. I am using less "creamers" ... the coffee from this pot is delicious black... little to no need for flavored creamers when the coffee itself is so good. And it is HOT...no need to microwave the coffee .... in the pot the coffee is 185 F ... pour that into a room-temperature mug and in the mug, it is 150 ... add a little milk brings it down to 135 ..... perfect for me ...... The warmer does not scorch the coffee even in a few hours .... and I put mine on a "timer" (like you would use for lamps when you go on vacation) so I can wake up to fresh-percked coffee .... mmmmmm ..... going for cup # 3 now .....


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MV1

Kent, WA

Feb 21 , 2011
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West Bend Percolator -WOW!

Was skeptical buying this, as I've always owned expensive coffee makers. Only have used it two days, but I could not be happier! The percolated coffee tastes amazing...LOVE IT. I also love hot, really hot coffee and was worried this would not be hot enough. Not an issue. I don't agree that it's quiet, although not annoyingly loud. The previous comment about the spring worries me, but time will tell. I'm just saying - that after two days of use, looks like I got a steal! Easy to use, no need to buy filters, looks classy on the counter - and yes...your parents knew what they were doing using these percolators. I can think of a lot worse things to spend $34 bucks on - this is well worth it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lanie23

Pontiac, IL

Jul 23 , 2010
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The West Bend Perculator is wonderful

This perculator is a great buy for the price..It is easy to use and quiet. The coffee tastes fresh and just like any other coffee maker.I grew up with my father only using perculators and wanted to have that same taste at home..This one is easy to use and the only takes a few minutes for the coffee to perk..The only problem I had was when I first bought it. You have to be careful when pushing the basket down or the spring will break and not go back to original spot. Overall, I would recommend this perculator to everyone I know!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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