Cook N Home Stainless Steel Stovetop Coffee Percolator, 8-Cup

Last updated date: June 1, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7

Cook N Home Stainless Steel Stovetop Coffee Percolator, 8-Cup

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 133 expert reviews, the Cook N Home Cook N Home Stainless Steel Stovetop Coffee Percolator placed 10th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 15, 2020:
Checkout The Best Coffee Percolator for a detailed review of all the top coffee percolators.

Expert Summarized Score
8.6
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
320 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It has a flip top lid which makes it easier to open and close.
- Travel Gear Zone
It works great on any kind of fire – grill fire, stove top but not on an induction heater. Since it does not require any electricity you can take it along for camping.
- Fourth Estate Coffee
This amazing stovetop percolator can be used to make coffee, boil water, or make tea.
- Operator Coffee Co
Stainless steel also is the most durable material to build a coffee percolator out of, so this model should last you a long time with proper maintenance.
- My Daily Morsel
The choice of stainless steel here is also instructive because the material allows your coffee or tea to heat quickly and stay that way.
- Love My Coffee Cup
It boasts a durable, mirrored stainless steel construction and removable filter basket.
- Bustle
The Cook N Home, which features permanent fill lines, is conveniently compatible with induction stoves.
- Coffee Channel
Cool-touch handle ensures no burns
- Coffee Espresso
If you are looking for a stovetop percolator coffee maker that can also double as a tea kettle we highly recommend this model.
- Cliff & Pebble
With its extended handle, this stovetop coffee maker makes pouring your favorite espresso easy without getting burnt!
- Sip Coffee
What experts didn't like
It is not induction compatible.
- Travel Gear Zone
The knob is easily breakable
- Fourth Estate Coffee
It might not filter properly.
- Operator Coffee Co
There seems to be a tendency for the metal of this percolator to warp. Most units seem to function well without this happening, but the problem does affect some of these coffee pots.
- My Daily Morsel
Note: It's not compatible with induction cooktops.
- Bustle
Plastic handle and knob
- Coffee Channel
The Cook N Home Percolator can only make up to 8 small cups of coffee.
- Coffee Espresso
Lid isn’t removable
- Sip Coffee

From The Manufacturer

The Cook N Home 8-Cup Stainless Steel Stovetop Coffee Percolator Pot Kettle, Tea is made of mirror polished stainless steel to retain heat, is non-reactive, and looks great. Holds up to 8 cups/1.9 liters of liquid. Stainless steel permanent filter basket is removable for easy cleaning and reusable. Tight seal lid with a clear knob to view percolating. Handle is comfortable and stays cool with an ergonomic grip. Can be used to make coffee, tea, and boil water. Drip-free spout and has a classic design to match any kitchen style. Wide hinged lid will not get lost. Induction compatible and works on all stovetops. Not oven safe. Dishwasher safe and fully immersible.

An Overview On Coffee Percolators

Whether you use it to kickstart a busy morning or ease into a lazy Sunday, coffee is seen as one of the simple pleasures of life. But increasingly, it seems like everybody’s favorite brew is anything but simple to make. Browse the kitchen section of any department store website and you’ll find everything from high-priced K-cup espresso makers to artfully-designed pour-over rigs that look like something out of a mad scientist’s lab.

Perhaps it’s predictable that some coffee lovers have joined a sort of mellow rebellion against all this java snobbery by embracing older methods of brewing. And when it comes to brewing coffee, there are few methods older or more satisfying than the percolator.

Among coffee making methods, the percolator has a well-deserved reputation for quick brewing, and strong, bold tasting results. On the downside, it’s easy to come out of the process with burnt and bitter coffee if you let it brew too long. For some, that allowance for a personal touch is part of the appeal.

In a nutshell, percolators function by heating water to such a degree that it becomes steam, traveling up through a tube into a filter section that contains ground coffee. In more traditional “gravity” percolators, the steam then cools back down into a liquid state, infusing itself with coffee while dropping through the filter into a lower chamber to begin the process again. In more modern “pressure” percolators, that steam keeps on rising into an upper chamber to complete its transition into liquid coffee.

As you might imagine, that process is easy to overdo, especially in the case of gravity percolators. That’s why such units typically come with a glass topper, where you can watch the coffee bubble up. The “blurp” noise it makes as the coffee reaches its optimal state is one of the most satisfying sounds a coffee lover can hear.

A word about versatility: One of the main advantages of having a percolator is that the basic mechanism can be used anywhere that you have access to heat and water. Stovetop percolators are the basic units that consist of the pitcher, filter and lid, and they are just as effective on a kitchen stove as they are over a campfire. You can also get electric percolators, which add a heating element underneath the pitcher. That makes it a bit less portable, but there’s a lot to be said for having a reliable way to keep the coffee warm after brewing it. You can expect to pay a bit more for electric units, but on average, the relatively low price of percolators is another big “perk” over other coffee makers.

You’ll want to keep in mind that percolators do need to be cleaned, and in most cases you can disassemble and clean the entire thing in the dishwasher. (This might not be the case with electric models.) That generally includes the filter section. Unlike most other brewing methods, percolators don’t need a paper filter, though some newer models allow you to insert special disc filters or other ways to accommodate finer grinds.

Finally, consider capacity. If you’re brewing for an entire family, you can expect a percolator to brew a consistent strength of coffee whether it’s one cup or 20 – provided your pitcher can hold that much. And though percolator brewing is one of the fastest methods, keep in mind that it will take longer to bring a large pot of water to a boil.

DWYM Fun Fact

Judging by the ease with which you can find a Starbucks in even the smallest towns, you might think that Americans love their coffee more than anyone in the world. In truth, the US just barely cracks the World Atlas list of the top 25 coffee consuming countries. European countries make up most of the top ten, with the highest honors going to Finland by a wide margin. Finns drink an average of 12 kilograms of coffee per year, which isn’t surprising given that coffee is an all-day drink there. Coffee breaks are even required by most workers’ unions.

The Coffee Percolator Buying Guide

How much coffee do you need per cup? The ratio is the same for electric percolators as it is for stovetop models: Use roughly one tablespoon of ground coffee for each cup, adjusting to fit your personal taste. Keep in mind that percolators effectively “double-brew” your coffee, so it will be a bit stronger than normal. And if you grind your own beans, definitely go with a coarser grind. Percolator coffee filters have larger holes and the grinds will get plenty saturated, which means it’s easier for grounds to slip through into the coffee if they are too small.