Monday, July 7, 2014

Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-Cup Stainless-Steel Percolator, Black Stainless

Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-Cup Stainless-Steel Percolator, Black/Stainless


Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-Cup Stainless-Steel Percolator, Black/Stainless, Specification:

  • Classic stainless-steel percolator brews from 4 to 12 cups of coffee
  • Long, tapered, precision no drip spout pours without a spill
  • Ready-to-serve indicator light, detachable cord, and easy-grip knob on the lid
  • Stay-cool bottom allows unit to sit safely on any surface without scarring
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

Customer Reviews

Here's my take on the whole coffee thing. If you are a coffee guru, then you are going to go through all the trouble it seems to take to make the perfect cup, and this review is a mute point, or you are going to go to Starbucks and pay for the perfect cup. Most people who make coffee at home and in the morning (time permitting) are like me.

Here's my ideal coffee scenario:

I believe that buying my favorite high quality whole beans (Kenya AA), grinding them myself (coarsely, so they don't fall through the metal filter), and using the method I believe is best (the nostalgic percolator), is the perfect way to brew. It's my own preference: 1/3 nostalgia, 1/3 good beans, 1/3 convenience. They say that percolating coffee is burning beans. I and many other would disagree. I wake up grind my beans fill them and some cold tap water into the percolator. I wait 10 minutes while listening to that wonderful sound and smelling that great aroma!!! PERFECT!

For the GURUS, this may seem like heresy, but for me its the best of all worlds.

This model has, so far been great, 4 stars. The "glass knob" is plastic, whatever! Liars!. I've been brewing at the 6 cup line (water and beans) for 5 months at 4 to 5 times a week. Still hot and still consistent. It brews the same every time. This consistency over time is what I think will make or break this product. If it cools down a bit I will clean it. If it gets worse then I will be less than satisfied. If it fails before five years then I will be less than satisfied. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to make MY AMOUNT of coffee and how black I like it. I cannot set the heat or the brew time (it's all automatic), but the coffee comes out very hot (not burned) and very dark.
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