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Sunbeam Vacpots - Marietta VB's Review
Posted: June 3, 2001, 7:14pm
review rating: 7.0
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Sunbeam Antique Vacuum Coffee Makers
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Arrow The Sunbeam Vacpots has 11 Reviews
Arrow The Sunbeam Vacpots has been rated 8.98 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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David Winer 9.75
Gary Henderson 9.60
D Hill 9.00
Stephen Jones 8.00
Mike Rolf 7.66

Previous Review  
Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.2
Product Reviewed: Sunbeam C20B
Manufacturer: Sunbeam Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 4
Price Paid: $15.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Worth a try for $5.00, but the novelty of this has worn off after a mere weekend of play.  Most likely destined for Ebay.
Positive Product Points

Cool retro look, even with assorted dings, (doesn‘t break!).  Great heavy, *excessive* appliance feel for those who think plastic was the downfall of the home appliance market. Fairly automatic once it is all set up, nice *warming* feature with automatic switch to "lo".

Negative Product Points

Doesn‘t make a lot of coffee for all the effort, and I‘m not sure the taste is superior enough to warrant the set-up and clean-up.

Detailed Commentary

Hard to resist this thrift store find at $5.00.  Quite puzzling how to use this without the original instructions, (thank goodness for the coffeekid instructional section under vacuum pots, otherwise I might still be trying to figure this one out!).  In comparison to other vacuum pots, this one appears to be fairly automated.  I cut a paper filter to shape as a replacement for what apparently originally required a cloth filter.  I didn‘t realize that the hook needed to be screwed down once the top pot was in place, but once realized, I understood why there was an elongated bracket underneath the lid, (it unscrews the steaming hot hook by twisting the lid counter-clockwise after the brewing cycle is completed so the pot may be separated, otherwise you can‘t get the coffee out!).

This pot produced about 3 mugs full of almost-too-hot coffee, tasted better than most drip coffees I‘ve tasted.  

Clean up requires a lot of flushing coffee grounds out of various parts.

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