Tuesday, June 6, 2017


I bought a cheap car-camping grade enameled steel percolator to replace an over-priced, over-styled tea kettle that died prematurely. My snazzy induction hot plate demands a ferrous vessel. I'd used perks before and was not impressed with the transparent top on the new lid, that allows one to observe coffee boiling counter-productively up through the tube. The new bubble is plastic rather than glass.

The first thing I do with any percolator is recycle the aluminum innards, because the technology is a crime against coffee. The energy advantage of the vertical pot design is green, though. Water boils three times faster than in a conventionally-shaped kettle. It turns out, too, that the plastic bubble is not only presumably cheaper to produce and ship, it's safer to use, being cooler to the touch -30-

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