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West Bend 54159 12-cup Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator

 Detachable Cord One Year Warranty

Detachable Cord One Year Warranty

West Bend’s 54159 percolator gives you up to 12 cups of freshly brewed coffee to enjoy. This model brews your coffee and automatically goes to a keep warm mode. You will not have to worry about drinking or serving cold coffee, though, as this model has a keep warm function that will surely keep your coffee in the right temperatures. Enjoy serving with the percolator as the actual pot since it has a detachable cord that makes both serving coffee and storing the device much easier.


Interior Features
  • This model has stainless steel housing that does a great job in keeping the coffee warm. The brew comes out perfect without the unwanted grounds. The machine also has a keep warm function that allows you to leave the pot in the kitchen in order to come back for more hot coffee in a while.
  • Serving coffee to guests will always be a breeze with this model from West Bend. The detachable cord allows you to take the thermos anywhere. The handles and the bottom are heat resistant which allows you to carry the thermos even when the coffee has just been brewed.

    Exterior Features

  • This percolator has a sleek and elegant stainless steel body that will surely fit your style. It is great to show guests and its compact design also makes it easy to carry around.
  • The machine also has an indicator light in order for the user to check if the coffee is ready and when it is still in the keep warm mode. The cover also has a transparent plastic tube in order for the user to check when the machine starts brewing.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 9 1/5 inches
    Height: 12 1/5 inches
    Width: 6 1/5 inches
    Total volume: twelve cups

    Advantages

    This model offers up to twelve cups of coffee which is ideal when you want to serve coffee to some guests. You can also choose to brew just two cups for yourself, and the water level indicator serves as an excellent guide. The detachable cord and the compact design allows you to store the machine easily when it is not in use.

    Disadvantages

    Instead of simply keeping the coffee warm, the keep warm function automatically re-brews the contents of the pot every ten minutes or so. If you fail to remove the coffee grounds before this happens, then the remaining coffee will taste bitter.

    The transparent tube at the top of the cover is made out of plastic and can melt over time. When the plastic melts, it breaks off the lid, making the lid useless.

    Pros

  • detachable cord
  • 12 cup capacity
  • brews fast
  • strainer with small holes
  • compact design
  • heat-resistant base and handle
  • coffee level indicator
  • "ready" light
  • easy to carry around
  • stainless steel housing
  • sleek built
  • modern look

    Cons

  • issues with durability
  • plastic parts melt
  • keep warm function
  • limited warranty
  • replacement parts unavailable

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    Dec 03, 2011
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    West Bend 54159 12 Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator
    by: Denise Mclean

    My Husband bought this percolator for me 8/01/2011 at K-Mart. The first month the percolator died with circulator problems, the next month in Sept we returned it to K-Mart because the percolator shorted; in October we took the pot back due to circulator issues and it did make it this time 2 months, the day is Dec 3rd and when washing the cover last night, the top cheap plastic piece broke. I am really fed up with both the Percolator and K-Mart. I just called and they said it was past 90 days because we had no receipt, girl didn't give my husband one and we didn't take out an extended warranty, so I guess you could say I paid $39.99 for one month of service 3-4 times and K-Mart stuck their nose up at me and told me to go to the manufacturer for help. I was put on hold for a long time, ignored and I am normally so easy to get along with, but I have no patience anymore with this percolator or the lousy service I got at K-Mart. Save yourself a hassle, do not buy this percolator. It could have just been a bad batch of them that came in at K-Mart, but regardless, why did I keep having problems. It was this 54159 pot and I guess I should have know better, a cheap plastic clear top, but like another buyer, I liked to see the coffee perk. Why not a glass top anymore? They want us to keep buying the whole percolator ;-? I'm so frustrated at this point and instant is not my cup of coffee. Please save yourself the frustration and in the meantime, I'm going to likely throw the junky percolator out, shame if you had to as well. I'm sure you would think of me and kick yourself ;-?

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