perked coffee??

@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
United States
April 18, 2009 6:19pm CST
i know i am old fashioned but i still like perked coffee the best. i have two pratically new percolators that are not worth a hoot. in fact i just threw both of the darn things away. the problem is the cord. did u know u can't buy replaements cords like u use to?? i looked everywhere when the first one quit working. no luck!! for christamas my son gave me a new one just like the one i had. now the cord has gone out in it. @##%$%$% they don't come cheap to buy them & they sure don't last. it is a g.e. which use to make good products. nothing is made worth a hoot anymore. anyone had this problem w/their g.e. percolator?
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@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
18 Apr 09
They make things like that where you will have to buy over and over again.I don't use a electric pot I still use one I have to put on the stove. During the ice storm I used it. I use a coffee maker.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Apr 09
ticks me off u can't buy anything like that & it lasts less than 4 months. what a rip-off.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
if i had saved the box i would have but i didn't. shame on me!!!
@Trensue (5253)
• United States
19 Apr 09
My husband swears by perked coffee. I do fine with my drip - I guess it is a matter of taste. I tend to add creamers. Hey maybe I don't really like coffee - just warm creamers? I will give that one some thought.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I haven't had this problem with my g.e. percolator, but I agree with you in general on this. Things just aren't made to last anymore. My mom and dad would agree with you about percolated coffee being the best there is. I'm a coffee lover but haven't had enough percolated to really know the difference.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
22 Apr 09
well, u are lucky. that was two of them that acted like that for me. the 2nd one was a christmas gift from my son. there will not be anymore g.e.'s in my house. see parents do know best, lol.i like it because it stays hot longer. i'm back to my mr. coffee that i have had forever.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Oops, I'm not lucky. I worded that like I have a g.e. perc and it is not a problem. In fact I don't have a perc. pot at all.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
25 Apr 09
gotcha!
@lumnata (10)
• United States
19 Apr 09
What is perked coffee versus non-perked??
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
not perked is like a mr. coffee where it just runs through the pot. perked is where you have a coffee pot either electric or you can have them to put on the stove to cook your coffee. i just like the perked better. it's a lot hotter & i like that. i can't stand coffee that's not hot. witm mt tea i'm right the opposite. i love iced tea but can't stand hot tea. thanks for responding. hope i explained it well enought for u to understand.
• United States
19 Apr 09
Yes, I think I get it, thanks. I am not sure I would like it that way. I can't drink my coffee until it's cooled down a good bit! Is that the only difference, the heat?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
good, sometimes i'm not too good at explaining things. basically i guess that's the main thing to me. i just like real hot coffee & a percolator makes it hotter. we all have our ways, huh? lol. have a happy sunday.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I have not owned a perculator in years. We use a bunn now. We have never had any trouble with it so far.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
muscles, i haven't got a bunn yet, lol. i have heard they make really good coffee. i'm not a huge coffee drinker like alot of folks but i do love it when i get up. it's gets u going & believe me i need something to. lol. have a good one.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
i have heard they make really good coffee. i am just old fashioned i guess. glad yours works well. have a happy sunday.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I have had this problem with the slow cooker, fan and other products. Cords are not made out of good material often and break too easily. Personally, I like to drink instant coffee. I just heat up the water, pour in the coffee, and it is ready to drink. I think that instant is stronger than perculator coffee, which I like. I need the jolt of drinking coffee in the morning to get going.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
nothing is made as it should be anymore. we pay high prices for shoddy things. i don't like instant coffee & never have. it's just what u like & get use to. thanks for your response, albert.
@Lee_Rites (845)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Can't say I've had that problem with a GE Percolator (don't have one). I have had problems with my Duraband coffee pot though. I'd bought it at Walmart for $15.00. The coffee pot broke. So, I replaced the pot because the coffee maker itself is awesome for the price. At work, they also buy the Duraband coffee pots because they're cheap. But we have had 3 of those pots break on us also.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
nothing is made worth a hoot anymore. be glad u don't have a ge. they aren't worth what u have to pay for them for sure. thanks for responding. hope u are having a happy sunday.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Apr 09
i do like good coffee but i have never used a percolater!!but once the cord or rather the charger of my mobile phone became dirty,i enquired for a new charger and it was costing rs1500(indian rupees).i was like,theni can buy a new mobile.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
thanks for responding & good morning. u use to could buy repacement dords that would fit most any appliance u had. guess that was back in the good ol' days. lol. they are going to get your money one way or the other i have decided. have aa happy day.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
19 Apr 09
We have an espresso machine, and our morning coffee on the back verandah is one of the pleasures in life. If/when it busts, my husband will have to replace it quick smart! I saw a program last week about white goods and electrical goods, and the expert was saying all appliances these days are made with 'inbuilt obsolescence' - therefore, were only supposed to last a couple of years (small appliances) and around 8-10 years for larger things like washing machines and refrigerators. They were manufactured in a way which made it more expensive to have them repaired than to replace them. Terribly wasteful - and dreadful for landfill! Bring back the good old days when an electric kettle lasted 30 years with a new element every now and then!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
that sounds like a great way to start the day. i have always wanted a deck out back. i'd be happy if i could find a pot that would last 2 years not quite 4 months is ridiculous. i recently had to buy a washer, the man i boight it from said they weren't made to last but for 10 years so your program was right. that is a crock. big appliances use to last for a lot longer than thaat. thanks for responding. have a happy sunday. i'll think about y'all out there on that verandah.
@alharra (507)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I'm with you- I like perked coffee the best. My parents bought me a new poit for x-mas and thge cord is going on mine too. My sister bought Cuisinart a few weeks ago- more expensive but judging by the facxt that she was jumping up and down it must be a great pot. So go online and spend the extra money if you have it. Otherwise you will have to keep fooling with the cord on the GE which is what I have been doing
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Apr 09
thanks for responding. there will be no more g.re. percolators in this house. i'm sick of them.i haven't heard of those but would be willing to spend a little more on one if it would last. nothing is made like it use to be. have a happy sunday.