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Silex Vacuum Brewers - Tony Reynolds's Review
Posted: September 23, 2001, 8:20pm
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Arrow The Silex Vacuum Brewers has 11 Reviews
Arrow The Silex Vacuum Brewers has been rated 9.27 overall by our member reviewers
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Gary Henderson 9.00
Jason Anderson 8.66
Jean Sebastien 8.50
Steven Nilsen 6.50
David Nielsen 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 10.0
Product Reviewed: Silex Wide-Mouth Large
Manufacturer: Silex Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $25.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Highly recommended. Get one if you can. Make a great conversation piece at dinner
Positive Product Points

- Easy to clean
- Makes a great pot
- Great fun to to watch

Negative Product Points

- Not easy to find
- Gaskets can be hard from age
- Replacement gaskets not easy to find
- Glassware is FRAGILE

Detailed Commentary

This is pretty much a repeat of my Cory large-mouth review; the two brands are very similar in design and function.

Though these units can cost $25 and up on Ebay, I managed to find mine for $5 at St. Vincent DePaul. It is the only unit I have found so far that had a nice soft gasket.

It came with a coiled wire affair and chain to use with a filter sock, but I prefer to use a Cory rod for a filter. It works fine, and is much easier to deal with. Dont listen to people who say that the Cory rods dont do a good job of filtering. I get almost NO sediment in the bottom of the pot.

The nice thing about the Silex is that its made of Pyrex brand heat-resistent glass, so I feel a little better about putting it directly on an electric burner (no higher than medium...)

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