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Presto 02811 12-Cup Stainless Steel Coffeemaker

by admin on June 11, 2010

  • Elegant stainless-steel electric coffeemaker with a classic hotel look
  • Brews 4 to 12 cups of coffee at a cup a minute; 800 watts
  • Stainless-steel filter basket and perk tube for durability
  • Signal light tells when coffee is ready; detachable cord for easy storage
  • Measures 10 by 5 by 13 inches; 1-year warranty

Product Description
Made from luxurious stainless steel. Makes 4 to 12 cups of rich, flavorful coffee automatically; a cup a minute. Signal light tells when coffee is ready to serve. Attractive, traditional styling – ideal for table Review
One of the most comforting sounds in the world is the bubbling of a coffee percolator at work. And then comes the toasty aroma–it makes for a perfect morning. Percolators have come back to home kitchens, and the Presto 12-cup stainless steel coffee maker is a prime example. Its elegant, hotel-style design brings a touch of luxury to what is for many a daily pleasure.

This coffee maker brews up to twelve cups of coffee at a cup-a-minute rate, which it then keeps at a constant, piping-hot serving temperature. An indicator light in the base announces when the coffee is ready. The inner fixtures–the filter basket and perk tube–are also made of stainless steel, rather than the more common (and less durable) aluminum. The power cord is removable to make storage simple.

Before cleaning the coffee maker, unplug the unit and allow it to cool completely. Wash the coffee maker with warm, sudsy water and dry it thoroughly; it is not immersible. To preserve the gloss of the stainless steel, do not use steel wool or harsh, abrasive cleansers. The perk spout and filter basket can be cleaned with a brush or pipe cleaner. If necessary, coffee stain remover can be used periodically on the interior surface. The coffee maker measures 10 by 5 by 13 inches (including handle, lid, and spout). Presto guarantees this product with a one-year limited warranty. A simple instruction sheet is enclosed. –Garland Withers

Presto 02811 12-Cup Stainless Steel Coffeemaker


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

scottls1 June 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm

The carafe broke on my old drip, so I decided to try this percolator that had the best reviews?-

I couldn’t be more disappointed!-

1. You have to thoroughly wash it after every pot! Time consuming HASSLE!

2. No matter how coarse I burr grind my beans, it leaked grounds into the pot/cup!

a. HUGE mess emptying the basket! Grounds down the drain clogged my plumbing!

1. I tried Melitta disc filters- leak, no improvement!

2. I tried Melitta thin wrap basket filters- Tear EASILY, and then leak grounds!

3. Coffee tasted worse than my old drip, and you have to use 1/3… more coffee.

4. You have to remove the basket after brewing, or rebrews…- Tight lid “popping” off is VERY MESSY/HOT!

I returned it, and found a replacement drip carafe online- cost almost as much as my original discontinued coffeemaker (Braun KF-400), but worth it!

Rating: 1 / 5

Timothy L. Zewicky June 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm

i baught the presto 12 c and thought i was getting a quality product. when i made my first pot during the brewing process i was hearing a loud rapping/clanking sound that was not the normal soft gergaling noises that you would expect from a perc coffee maker. this noise was intermittent not constant but was distracting none the less. i emailed presto and described the problem and they replyed that i didnt have the stem seated properly. well you can only seat the stem so far and thats it. i sent the product back to presto and they sent me a new unit with the same result. you might say i’m making much ado about nothing but this clanking noise was very distracting to me and i have to say it is a design flaw that was excceptable to presto. if you dont mind a noisy clanking coffee maker that makes decent coffee than the presto 12 c perculator is for you but not for me

Rating: 2 / 5

Stephen E. Adams June 11, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Our new percolator, whom we have named “Bubbles,” makes a pretty good cup of coffee on occasion, but a little more control over the length of brew time would be a welcome feature. Our previous percolator, “Betty,” had this ability and, since both my wife and I like a stronger cup of coffee, it is one we should have included in our purchase considerations. There are times when all we get is a cup of hot water, which seems more like a defect than anything else.

While Bubbles makes a good cup of coffee sometimes, the price is reasonable, and we are working hard to adjust. Like Betty, she also emits an almost erotic series of moans and sobs throughout the percolating process.

I miss Betty.
Rating: 2 / 5

Harold D. Rawley June 12, 2010 at 12:12 am

Pro’s: Makes a good cup of coffee. Pot stays on all the time – no lousy auto-shutoff.

Con’s: All metal pot is rather hot on the outside. Dangerous around little kids. The older plastic pots were much safer and worked just as good. Of course, they only cost about $15.

There is a spring around the center shaft that does not look very substantial. Its purpose is to keep the basket tight against the lid. I expect it to break soon. I don’t think it will affect the pot’s operation

And yes, I do think the price is a bit expensive for a percolator.

Rating: 3 / 5

J. B. Barry June 12, 2010 at 1:01 am

This makes great tasting coffee. The top is a bit cheesy and I wish that it had more style.
Rating: 4 / 5

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