Percolators

Percolators
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Browse the wide selection of percolators available at Staples® to find the right coffee maker for your home or office. Compared to other methods of brewing, percolation removes some of the volatile compounds in coffee to produce a cup with a rich aroma and a unique flavor. Although they share the same general design, coffee makers that brew in this way come in different sizes and with varying sets of features.

Choose Between Stovetop and Electric Percolators
While electric models are plug-in appliances, you can use a stovetop coffee maker on a gas, electric, or wood stove or even a grill. Making coffee with a stovetop percolating brewer requires care to avoid boiling water or brewing for too long. You do not have to monitor an electric percolator as it automatically switches off after bringing the coffee to the right temperature. Unless it has a detachable power cord, you must leave an electric coffee pot plugged in on your countertop. You can remove a stovetop model from the counter and take it outside to serve coffee to guests. Stovetop coffee pots are also suitable for camping trips. They are the better choice if you live off-grid or in an area with regular power outages.

Features to Look for When Comparing Percolators
Choose a unit that is big enough to brew coffee for your household or office. Most coffee presses have the capacity to brew 2 to 12 cups at once. You can pick a small model if you only need one for personal use. If you like to serve coffee to guests, get a bigger unit. Build quality is another important feature to consider when shopping for this type of coffee pot. Make sure the one you pick is mostly made of stainless steel. This material is strong, rust-resistant, non-reactive, and easy to clean. The handle and cover knob should be made of durable plastic and not metal to keep the pot cool to touch. A tapered, no-drip spout makes it easier to pour coffee without spilling it. If you are getting an electric model, find one with an insulated bottom to protect your countertop.

What Are Microwave Percolators?
These are percolating coffee brewers that use microwave technology for heating water. They are not as common as stovetop and electric models. While they are more energy-efficient than electric models, you also cannot use them off-grid. Microwave percolating coffee makers are not popular because they produce less tasteful coffee than stovetop and electric models. They are also more prone to spilling while brewing.

Do All Electric Percolators Have Indicator Lights?
No. An indicator light is a convenient feature that improves the utility of an electric coffee pot. It provides a visual indication that the machine has finished brewing and the coffee is ready to serve.

Can Percolators Keep Brewed Coffee Warm?
Some electric percolating brewers can keep their contents warm for as long as you want. These have low-power heaters built into their bases. As long as you keep the coffee maker plugged in, it will supply enough heat to keep your coffee warm without making it bitter.
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