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

 with Drip-Free Spout and Detachable Cord

with Drip-Free Spout and Detachable Cord

The Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-cup stainless steel percolator is a unit that offers several features that coffee lovers would surely love. Among these is the ready to serve indicator light and easy-grip knob on the lid. Overall, it is very convenient to use and maintain.

Interior Features
  • The percolator can brew 4 up to 12 cups of coffee. This makes it an ideal percolator for coffee lovers who have different requirements.
  • The percolator also circulates hot water through the grounds. It pulses into the glass knob, which actually creates the familiar percolating sound.

    Exterior Features

  • The unit also has a ready to serve indicator light that can make coffee brewing efficient. With this feature, you can just relax and wait until the warning light indicates that the brewing process is done.
  • The percolator has a stainless steel body. This means that the unit can withstand wear and tear. The material does not get damaged so easily. So with this unit, you can be sure that you won't be needing a new percolator after just several months of use. This can save you good money.
  • The stainless steel exterior gives the unit a stylish and clean appearance. This unit can actually lend your kitchen a modern look.
  • The unit has a detachable cord, drip-free spout, and easy grip on the lid features that make the percolator easy to use.
  • The percolator also boasts of its stay-cool bottom that allows you to place it on any surface without it causing any form of damage.

    Dimension Specifications

    Measurement: 12.5 x 8.2 x 6.8 inches
    Weight: 3 pounds
    Total volume or number of cups: 12 cups


    This percolator has a very large capacity. It can actually make 12 cups of coffee just in single brewing. If you have a large household, this percolator can save you some effort and electricity. You can have a traditional brewing experience on this unit because it can give you the traditional percolating sound. Brewing coffee through this percolator will remind you of the olden days when you sit in the kitchen while your mother or grandmother brews coffee. The unit also ensures excellent-tasting coffee because it works by circulating hot water through the ground. With its indicator light, you will have an easy way of knowing when the brewing process is already done. You don't have to open the cover every now and then to determine if the brewing is done. With the unit's detachable cord, easy-to-grip knob on the lid, and drip-free spout, you can ensure that you can have a safe and efficient means of making and serving coffee for you entire household. You can also place this percolator on your countertop or on the table without worrying about damage on the surface of the table or countertop. The percolator looks sleek and elegant with its stainless steel appearance. This unit is actually a great addition to a modern kitchen.


    The percolator is a lot more expensive compared to other units with almost the same features. This percolator actually costs more than $50. There are many cheaper but equally fine products in the market.


  • has a great brewing capacity
  • stainless steel body
  • stylish and clean appearance
  • brews good-tasting coffee
  • has indicator lights to alert you


  • expensive compared to other products

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    Apr 17, 2012
    Good coffee while percolator lasts
    by: Canadian coffee lover

    I like everything about this percolator except for its short life-span. The first one I bought stopped working after 11 months. Home Hardware store replaced it 11 months ago, but now the brittle skirt on the "stay-cool" base has chipped twice, so it is no longer stable. I phoned Cuisinart, who assured me that they had "no problems" with this product. I will go for one more replacement, but will change brands if the next one "dies" in less than a year!

    Apr 14, 2011
    Very Dissapointed
    by: Anonymous

    Bought my Cuisinart PRC-12 coffee pot Feb/10, (Reg. $99. at Sears on sale for $80.)stopped operating Jan/11, returned it at a cost of $15 (including insurance) plus a $10. check for return postage. Now have invested $25. in this small appliance.
    This replaced pot stopped working this week, sent an email to Cuisinart and they said send it back for a replacement.This doesn't make sense to keep returning it at $25. a time.
    Very disappointed in the performance, would not recommend it to anyone. Has a nice clean appearance but if it doesn't perk a cup of coffee it is not a Coffee Pot!!

    Mar 26, 2011
    poor design
    by: Jered

    this coffee percolator makes great coffee when it works. However it is very poorly designed. when cleaned and allowed to dry in the drainboard the bottom is exposed. If any water gets to the electronics it will short out and not work. Cuisinart should have seen this flaw and made a more durable item. it is an item that needs to be washed and holds water as part of its job. what a design flaw. this is an item that shuld not be purchased by anyone. they should take this product off of the market.

    Nov 30, 2010
    Really Good Coffee
    by: Ray

    Bought this perc two weeks ago as it's really hard to find any other percs that are counter top. I brew two cups of coffee every morning in this 12 cup perc and it makes really good coffee and the coffee is very hot (unlike many drip coffee makers). The cord is small so it limits where I can make coffee. After two weeks, I do not hesitate in recommending it to others. My price in Canada on sale was $79.99 at Sears.

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