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.
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.