Hamilton Beach 40614 Twist Lid Percolator, Stainless Steel, 12-Cup, Specification:
- Hot Flavorful Coffee Fast; Detachable Cord
- Gentle Keep Warm Heater; Coffee/Water-Level Viewing Window
- Cool-Touch Handle; Twist-Off Lid Locks in Place
- No-Drip Spout; Stainless Steel Permanent Filter Basket
- Ready-to-Serve Light Indicator
A few months ago, I bought this percolator in a local store--needed my coffee right away! I had used drip coffee makers for years but noticed the glass carafes are thinner now than they used to be and instructions advise not to put in dishwasher, which if you disregard can give you brittle glass which could chip and cut your fingers (yes, personal experience). Also, with the drip coffee maker I got tired of coffee splattering from the basket and drips from the carafe onto the heated plate. So I wanted a coffee maker that looks clean without too much fuss, and I chose this one because the brushed stainless exterior is easy to clean, and coffee stains on the interior don't show if you aren't inclined to scrub them off. It has the water/coffee level window on the handle, and the glass knob is a fun retro touch. And the spout doesn't drip! It makes good coffee very quickly and keeps it hot. You do have to unplug it when finished, or you could put it on a timer. I'm very happy with this percolator!