Hamilton Beach 40616 Stainless Steel Quick Brew Coffee Percolator, 12-Cup

Last updated: June 1, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 101 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Quick Brew Coffee Percolator placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Experience the taste of bold, flavorful coffee with the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel 12 Cup Percolator. Before single serve and automatic drip coffee makers, there was the percolator. Remember the perking sounds of freshly brewing coffee? Better yet, how about the bold, hot coffee it produced? Coffee brewed in the Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel 12 Cup Percolator is still just as satisfying but takes a lot less time to brew than the percolators of old. Hot, Flavorful Coffee Fast Brews 12 cups in less than a minute per cup. Dishwasher-safe stainless steel permanent filter basket is included. Keeps Coffee Hot Ready-to-serve light indicates coffee is ready and gentle keep warm setting has begun. Easy Pouring Cool touch handle and drip-free spout for easy pouring. Detachable Cord Easy tabletop serving and storage with detachable cord. Easy Filling Measurement marks on the inside make for clear and easy filling. Versatile: Not Just For Brewed Coffee! Heat 12 cups of water for tea, hot cocoa, or instant coffee.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The detachable cord makes this so much easier to stick up in the cupboard when not using it.
Is able to brew up to 12 cups of coffee within 10 minutes.
Other upsides of the unit include a ready-to-serve indicator light, an angled, drip-free spout and detachable cord (which is a little bit on the short side), it keeps the coffee warm automatically, and has a cool-touch handle.
The automatic “keep warm” feature is a plus on the device, as well as its “stay cool” handle.
Hamilton percolator is multi-functional. You can not only brew the coffee but you can also use it for making tea, hot cocoa and instant coffee.
The light also indicates that the automatic keep warm mode has started and will maintain the hot temperature for a while with the gentle heater.
The retro design and twist-lock lid are unique features in this category. The latter is very useful to keep the top down.
The indicator light lets you know when the brewing process is complete, and the plastic handle helps prevent burns. With a detachable cord, it's also easy to serve away from the kitchen.
It makes up to 12 cups of coffee, has a detachable cord, is made from stainless steel, and has a drip-free spout.
The Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Electric Percolator is a well-constructed, dishwasher-safe model with a short brewing time of less than a minute per cup.
The top handle and pouring handle stay cool and dry.
The pot has a dishwasher-safe stainless steel permanent filter basket for easy cleaning.
The percolator features indicator lights that let you know when your coffee is ready to serve or is the automatic warm mode has started.

What reviewers didn't like

Power cord is a little short, and 3-prong plug can limit where you can use it
Needs to be handwashed; it is not dishwasher safe.
The Hamilton Beach was the heaviest unit we tested though, which, while hardly a deal breaker, knocked it down a peg in terms of portability, and how comfortable it is to use and hold.
Dishwasher unsafe
Cord is short.
Not dishwasher safe
Has plastic parts that could break down
Has had complaints about long-term durability.
Interior thermostat issue
No automatic shutoff feature.
No on/off switch
Not dishwasher safe
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