Thankfully, through a friend of a friend we managed to track one down, unused and still in its packaging. Why anyone would leave a percolator sitting idle is beyond me
Our kind benefactor let us take it home to try out. Which we here at Percolator Coffee Pot are really grateful.
What Do You Get With The Presto 02822 Percolator
The Presto 02822 6-Cup Stainless-Steel Coffee Percolator is an attractive smaller pot that looks as if it’s meant for a couple of people at best.
The casing is mostly steel with a heavy plastic base and lid knob. The handle is made of the same heavy plastic as the base and stays heat resistant.
The entire unit is non-submersible due to its plastic base, but clean up’s easy. A simple rinse or two and you’re done.
The stainless steel basket and stem are small but sturdy and fit right into the unit. It can be run with or without filters, but if you go without, make sure you use course grounds.
The plug is short, but it’s removable for easy serving. It’s an old fashioned 2-prong plug instead of a 3-prong grounded one that fits right into the base of the unit.
The inside base of the pot is made of aluminum instead of stainless steel and that’s a real concern.
Aluminum is known for leaching out into drinks or food sources and can cause all sorts of health issues. A well-established company like Presto should know better.
How Does It Brew?
Filling is tricky and it’s easy to overfill or spill dry grounds into the pot itself as you’re fitting the basket and stem back into the pot.
I used Melitta wrap filters because those were in the cupboard at the time, and they worked fine. No grinds in the coffee whatsoever at first.
The first pot of coffee came out pretty weak. Some grounds found their way into the brew cycle of the third pot.
But I think that was because I filled the basket with more coffee for that round. If you don’t fill it too much it should be fine.
The Presto 02822 6-Cup Stainless-Steel Coffee Percolator brews in 8 minutes and shuts off around 10 minutes after brewing.
It has a power light on the base, but it doesn’t have a warming option. However, if you’re drinking the coffee right away that’s not a big deal.
I see why it was still in the box since it really doesn’t make much at a time.
It says it makes 6 cups, but I was lucky to get just under three normal coffee mugs out of the full pot.
If I only needed this for a couple people, though, there’d be no doubt it would get used regularly.
The price was still on the box and it’s a good buy for the quality. We give this percolator a 3 star rating. It’s pretty good but there are better electric percolators out there