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Sunbeam Vacpots - Greg Halbrook's Review
Posted: February 11, 2002, 10:12pm
review rating: 7.5
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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

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.8
Product Reviewed: C30A
Manufacturer: Sunbeam Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 6
Price Paid: $10.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Flea Market Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Yama 5-cup
Bottom Line: 50 years old and still makes a better cuppa than most modern drips
Positive Product Points

A 50 year old coffee maker still in working order and able to produce a decent cup of coffee!  Heats the water quite fast and with an easy tweak I was able to adjust the time spent "up north".

Negative Product Points

Definately not an automatic brewer unless you want slightly burnt coffee (I unplug it when it clicks to the low setting).  Slightly metalic taste if left in the pot for very long.  I transfer it to a thermos as soon as possible.

Detailed Commentary

The sunbeam was my first vacuum pot experience and I was truly impressed with the whole process, especially the final product! I saw it in a corner at a flea market and had no idea what it was other than it looked like a vac-pot made of steel.  I had only seen the glass ones in pictures.  When I got home I couldn't wait to see a vac-pot in action so I filled it with cold water (I wanted the whole experience!)  It heated the water fairly quickly and it worked just like I had read about.  Next I tried it with some coffee and it brewed a delightful pot of coffee.  Just watching the fresh coffee pour into my cup and seeing the streaks of coffee and oil flow while smelling the aroma of what was probably my first properly brewed cup of coffee was wonderful!

Buying Experience

Being a flea market, the booth owner said he'd let me have it for what he paid which was $10.  He reminicsed a bit about the old ways of making coffee and told me I should hang onto it.   I will.

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