Making Coffee In A Percolator | How To Clean The Pot

Over the years I have had a lot of interest and questions on my percolator. How is the coffee? Does it take long to brew? How do you use it? Is it better than an …


  1. My great grandmother had the best coffee. The secret is to just put the water in, and put it on the burner. Wait till it starts to perk, then take it off the burner, wait a minute (so it doesn't shoot hot water everywhere), open, and add the coffee. Then put it back on the burner, and make the coffee. This way you aren't roasting the beans while waiting for the water to boil.

  2. to clean my stove top pot, I fill with clean water and 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, and bring it to a full boil. Turn off the heat and allow the water to sit for about 15-30 minutes, then rinse well and dry. The inside will be clean and shiny again.

  3. I have a 1961 Revereware percolator with Bakelite handle. I thought a round coffee scoop was = 1 Tbls. In my 20s I had a glass pyrex percolator. For some reason I like this better, plus the stem can't break. I use 1 Scoop to 1 C Water + 1 for "The Pot" but I like strong coffee. KEY: Use Good Water! Bottled, Filtered as that will make a big difference in the taste of your coffee …. along with of course the type of coffee you buy. As far as "seasoning" goes – ok, won't mention the lazy factor – but will say that coffee goes rancid and I think you get better flavor with a clean pot. I use Bar Keepers Friend because on my pot the body is stainless steel and the bottom is copper. I'm going to try the baking soda tip.

  4. My stove top percolator glass top flew off this morning leaving a puddle of coffee to cleanup. Pump tube has too much sediment. My new stove top pot has now been activated.:)

  5. Great video !! I bought a perculator like yours at an antique shop for 14.00 bucks, I have been wanting to brew some old fashion coffee for the taste and aroma I remember when I was a kid….now my wife waits for me to brew a pot in the mornings …The cleaning you demonstrated is what I’ve been looking for …Thank You very much…..Enjoy your real coffee….I am.

  6. A chuck wagon cook I caught on YouTube, Cowboy Kent Rollins, calls those dark stains "seasoning", and will boil a brand new coffee pot, full of coffee, several hours to start, and then rinse pot with hot water after each further use, but never washing as to protect the initial seasoning, which builds a fullness of flavor in each additional pot brewed.

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