how to use a old glass coffee percolator

How to Use an Old Glass Coffee Percolator

Glass coffee percolators are popular for their vintage appeal and aesthetic, and they make great conversation pieces. Using an old glass percolator isn’t difficult, although you will need to familiarize yourself with the process of percolating if you’ve never done it before. Here are the steps to follow when using a glass percolator.

Steps for Using a Glass Coffee Percolator

  1. Fill the water chamber at the bottom of the percolator to the maximum line.
  2. Place the top of the percolator onto the base and secure it into place.
  3. Place the plunger into the top of the percolator.
  4. Add the desired amount of ground coffee to the plunger, making sure to press it down firmly.
  5. Position the percolator on the stove or over a heat source.
  6. Heat the percolator until the plunger starts to move up and down, indicating the start of percolation.
  7. Once the desired strength of coffee has been achieved, remove the percolator from the heat source.
  8. Let the coffee settle in the base of the percolator, and then carefully pour it into a coffee cup.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Once you’ve finished using the percolator, it is important to clean it and store it properly.

  • Empty out the used filter and grounds.
  • Disassemble and soak all the parts in a warm, soapy water solution and then rinse.
  • Dry all the parts thoroughly before reassembling and storing.

By following these steps, you should be able to use and maintain your old glass coffee percolator with ease. Enjoy!

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