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Fresco FSP-18 Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator 2-cup

with Permanent Filter and Transparent Lid

with Permanent Filter and Transparent Lid

The Fresco FSP-18 is a 12-cup stainless steel coffee percolator that is a beautifully designed product that comes with the essential features to make a quality tasting coffee. Equipped with a transparent lid to conveniently check the brewing status, the model also comes with a permanent filter for economical purposes. Brewing large quantities of coffee within a short period of time, this model may be a good option for a large household's needs.

Combined with its modern yet unique form, this Fresco percolator would make a great addition to any kitchen.

Interior Features
  • The stainless steel filter is easy to clean. It also ensures great-tasting coffee every time.
  • Brewing time is fast and easy with high quality coffee production. The capacity of this percolator is up to 1.8 liters, producing approximately 12 cups of high quality coffee.

    Exterior Features

  • The lid knob is transparent, allowing users to comfortably check if the the brewing process is complete. The conveniently made handle remains cool even after brewing for a more safe handling.
  • It increases efficiency with the reusable brew basket made from stainless steel for added durability. Pour coffee quickly and efficiently with no drips or spills with the easy pour spout feature.
  • Sleek and stylish in a silver color, the model is a perfect blend for the modern kitchen.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 7 inches
    Height: 9.8 inches
    Width: 7 inches
    Total volume or number of cups: 1.8 liters or 12 cups

    Advantages

    Small and compact, the model fits perfectly and saves up on kitchen space. Ideal for large family or offic use, the Fresco can produce up to 12 cups of coffee. The percolator is adequately priced in comparison to other products. You can know exactly when your brewing is done by checking out the transparent lid feature. The easy to grip handle stays at cool temperature, allowing for a quick grab and pour action. The stainless steel permanent filter saves up on paper filter purchase while producing clean-tasting coffee. Created using the durable stainless steel, the model is made to last for a very long time and is corrosion-resistant. The stainless brew basket may be used over and over again without any problems. The easy pour spout minimizes the possibility of added mess from spills and drips. The model can be easily placed in a dishwasher for a fast cleanup.

    Disadvantages

    Some users have commented that the lid usually becomes loose, making it harder to pour. Durability is in question as the lid wears out quickly. There's the possibility of frequently getting burned coffee taste. The lack of end of brewing signal makes it necessary to stand over and wait for the brewing process to end. Consumers commented that the model sometimes malfunctions when loaded for the 12-cup capacity.

    Pros

  • sleek and stylish design
  • heat-resistant handle
  • transparent lid
  • stainless steel body
  • large coffee capacity
  • easy pour spout
  • dishwasher-friendly
  • stainless steel permanent filter
  • very easy to clean
  • fast brewing time
  • stainless steel brew basket
  • adequately priced

    Cons

  • lid not meant to last
  • no end of process signal
  • loose lid


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    Jul 29, 2012
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    Poor Design
    by: Ron

    This percolator must have been designed by a high school dropout. The steam collector at the base of the percolator stem covers only about 1/3 of the bottom area because it has to fit through the opening of the pot itself.
    This causes most of the steam bubbles created by heating to exit through the spout instead of being forced up through the stem (and onto the coffee basket).
    Due to this misdesign the pot will boil out before any coffee is ever made.
    It's going back...

    Mar 10, 2012
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    not perculating
    by: Perkie

    Re: Donna's problem

    I've used the Fresco daily for over a yr now and haven't had any new problems...works every time and the lids still tight. It heats very fast on my electric stove. Not sure what effect the level has...I always fill it, but the heat has to be high enough or it won't perc. It looks big but doesn't seem to hold any more than my old perc.

    Mar 10, 2012
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    12 cup coffee percolator
    by: donna

    I purchased this coffee perc for my holiday trailer last fall. I tried it before we went on vacation and could not make it work. It will not percplate properly and most of the time the grounds are mostly dry, even though it seems to be perking. I have tried making different amounts and nothing works. I left it at home and took my old one on vacation. Now that I'm back I would like someone to tell me how to make it work.

    Jan 26, 2011
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    Still need paper filter
    by: Perkie

    I recently bought this model for a few reasons;
    I liked the design, held 12 cups, wide bottom to cover more of the burner/heat faster. Reasonably priced and, not much else to choose from...only store in my area to sell coffee perc's.

    Anyway, the basket lid didn't fit right. One phone call to the mfg and they sent a new basket/lid no problem. I can see where the pot lid may become loose in time...lid seems a bit thin.
    My only appointment is that with the regular grind coffee I always buy, I still need paper filters or grounds end up in the coffee big time. I have to modify other filters to fit or buy (more expensive) coarse grind. I spose other makes would be the same? jack

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