This pot makes wonderful coffee - hands down the best pot I've had since moving away from percolators so many years ago. I use the same filters for this pot that I used in my Bunn the cheapest, basket type findable, just put a spot of water in the center and press it down on the stem.
This pot makes good and very hot coffee and keeps it very hot until you unplug it, and, keeps it drinkable for hours, doesn't burn it.
Recommend this pot --- Absolutely --- in fact am buying a second one just to make sure if this one ever breaks have had it for a year or so now and still works perfectly, I have a spare...
If you like good coffee, buy this one ... before they no longer carry them or "new and improve" them....
This is my 2nd unit, I dropped the 1st one and broke it. I had a Cuisinart drip unit that cost over $ and this percolater wins hands down for great coffee that is hotter, faster, and produces a consistant cup with each use.
bought to replace lousy quality [Competitor Brand]---The West Bend leaked from top cover/plastic bulb assembly from new--customer service at west bend was top notch and sent a replacement part in 2-3 days--perk does a very good job making a hot and flavorful pot of coffee--despite the initial minor glitch, I would recommend this perk as a good buy in price,performance and responsive customer service.
I purchased this to replace our Cuisinart drip coffee maker after my husband complained he liked hotter coffee. I carefully compared this one against the Faberware one which was twice the price. I couldn't believe that the West Bend was so much better. First, the West Bend has a water window so you can clearly see how much water you have added by cups and also the holder for the coffee is clearly marked as to how much to add for the number of desired cups. I held the Faberware and it seemed to be much thinner metal with no advantages over the West Bend at all. The West Bend works well, quick to perk, good tasting coffee, great price at Target.