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West Bend 54149 12-Cup Automatic Coffee Percolator

 Stainless Steel Indicator Light Detachable Cord

Stainless Steel Indicator Light Detachable Cord

Enjoy up to twelve freshly brewed cups with the automatic percolator from West Bend. This machine allows the user to choose between two to twelve cups of brew. It is ideal for brewing for one person or for sharing. Plus, the compact and elegant design makes it a must-have for every kitchen. It also has a detachable cord that makes it easy to serve coffee direct from the thermos.


Interior Features
  • Users will be able to share coffee with the 12 cup capacity of the 54149 percolator. The machine comes with a steel filter basket that keeps coffee grounds or tea leaves away from the brew while allowing the machine to extract flavors from the fresh ingredients.
  • This model comes with a coffee level indicator to ensure that the user is brewing the optimal amount of coffee. It also comes with a detachable cord that allows the user to serve the coffee without hassle.

    Exterior Features

  • The machine has a stainless steel body that is both durable and elegant. The material is heat resistant which gives the user safety while the coffee is brewing. The machine comes with an indicator light and a clear top to show if the coffee is ready.
  • The base of the machine is also heat resistant. The machine also has a detachable cord mechanism that allows for easy storage and serving.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 7 ½ inches
    Height: 12 inches
    Width: 5 ¾ inches
    Total volume: 12 cups

    Advantages

    The stainless steel design is elegant to look at and is also durable. Users can also serve coffee direct from the thermos without having to transfer the coffee to another pot. The machine has a compact design which allows the user to put it on the countertop or store it without much need for space.

    The detachable cords also allow for added convenience. This machine is good value for money. The steel filter in the machine has small holes that keep the coffee grounds away from the liquid brew. This way, the user does not need to use paper filters.

    Disadvantages

    The clear indicator top of the cover is made of plastic and is not as heat resistant as the other parts of the machine; this causes the plastic to melt and renders the cover useless. Some customers complain about the durability of the machine as it does not last as long as other similar machines. Users do not advice that the machine be used regularly as it will break down easily. Another common complaint is the keep warm function which re-brews the coffee instead of simply keeping the liquid warm. If the coffee grounds are not removed, it will overbrew the coffee.

    Pros

  • compact elegant design
  • 12 cup capacity
  • detachable cord
  • heat resistant body and base
  • coffee indicator light
  • elegant design
  • stainless steel material

    Cons

  • not durable
  • plastic parts can melt
  • keep warm function brews the coffee again
  • not meant for long-term use


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