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Hamilton Beach Electric Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator 12-Cup 40614 Review

Updated on October 12, 2014

Hamilton Beach Electric Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator

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Hamilton Beach Electric Coffee Percolator

My old drip coffee maker broke. It was a brewmaster type maker where you can brew all twelve cups at once, but dispense one cup at a time. Brewmasters are nice because you can get one cup of hot coffee at a time. However, there is no removable pot that you can not take with you to the table or porch. I missed being able to relax on my porch with family and a pot of coffee.

The new fad now is coffee makers which use K-Cups. Both of my daughters own these types of coffee makers. These are nice for a single person, or a signer coffee drinker in the family, but when you have guests over it becomes inconvenient making coffee one-cup-at-a-time for six different people. K-Cups are expensive, as well, and my daughters have complained that their machines frequently malfunction or break before the one year warranty expires.

When I was a kid, I remembered the percolators with the long pourable spout and glass lid at the top. I recalled watching the coffee change color as it perked in the top of the lid and how relaxing it was to hear the sound of it working. To me, it sounds like waves rolling on the beach. Amazon carries the Hamilton Beach Percolator $39. This percolator is fast, uses less coffee, and the coffee is hot with a deep flavor.

Perked Coffee in Action - Hamilton Beach Percolator

Drip Coffee vs Percolator vs. K-Cup Machine

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Percolator vs. Drip Coffee Maker vs. K-Cup Machine?

  • Percolator - Percolators were created before the drip coffee makers. Percolators brew the coffee with a permanent filter basket, eliminating the need to buy filters. Percolators take up less space on your cabinet than both a drip coffee maker and K-Cup machine.
  • Drip Coffee Maker - A drip coffee machine brews the coffee by dripping it through the coffee grounds in a thin filter once. You have to change the paper filter after each coffee brew. Drip coffee makers were created before the K-Cup machine. When drip coffee machines get old, they start to leak all over your kitchen cabinet.
  • K-Cup Machine - A K-cup machine also only brews the coffee by dripping it through the coffee grounds in a K-Cup filter once. Even when you use a My K-Cup the coffee is only dripped through once in a reusable wire filter basket. K-Cups are the newest fad but this type of machine makes coffee drinking an expensive habit. Not to mention that the machines generally only last one year; hence the one year warranty.

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Product Details for Hamilton Beach 40614 Percolator

The Hamilton Beach produces very flavorful coffee fast using less coffee than a drip coffee maker or a K-Cup coffee machine. This product comes with a detachable cord making portability a convenient option.

There is a water-level viewing window which allows you to see how much coffee is left in the pot. The cool-touch handle prevents you from burning your hands when carrying the pot.

The lid has twist-off feature which makes the coffee pot easy to open and close. One of my favorite features is the long no-drip spout which prevents spills when pouring your cup of java; unlike all those other coffee pots. Instead of buying paper filters, the stainless steel permanent filter basket can be used over and over. The ready-to-serve light indicator turns green when the coffee is ready to drink.

Cappuccino Coffee Made with a Percolator

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Comments Please...

Did you know about coffee percolators before reading this article? Have you ever owned or used a coffee percolator? What was your experience? Would you consider buying a coffee percolator?


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      Sandra Jordan 15 months ago from Pittsburg, Texas

      James Johnston, Thank you for your comment. The upgrade for a reheat button would be a very good improvement.

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      James Johnston 15 months ago

      I love how quickly this heats the water to percolate, the only down side is that it does not have a warm button, if you have coffee left from the day before, it always burns the coffee left in it, making the coffee undrinkable. The upgrade needed is a reheat button that does not burn the coffee.

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      Sandra Jordan 3 years ago from Pittsburg, Texas

      Melinda Longoria, thank you for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my very first hub. I am enjoying my percolator. It makes the best coffee and I'm saving money on the coffee grounds because it only uses two level scoops for three cups of coffee. I'll be posting some new product review hubs soon so please stop by again. Sincerely, Sandra

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      Melinda Longoria, MSM 3 years ago from Garland, Texas

      This hub was so interesting! I've never even heard of a coffee percolator but I want to go buy one now. I have a Keurig and it malfunctions all the time. The K-Cups are very expensive too. Maybe it's time for a switch. Great job! Write some more! :-)