Speechless Sunday.........Glass Percolator

Real Estate Agent with Broken Arrow, Tulsa, McGraw Realtors


Have you ever had coffee made on the stove in a glass percolator?    I've never even see one of these percolators, but it was given to me this week by a sweet lady.  The only problem I have is how to make it work. 

There are no instructions or cords to plug in!  I think I can figure out where to put the water and the coffee, but.....can you use this on an electric stove or does it need to be gas?  Are all the parts here? 

How many pots of coffee do you think was made in this?  I wonder what great stories were told while drink coffee from this percolator.  And how many friendships were built?

It's a good thing I have my Bunn coffee maker for Monday morning!

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Comments (13)

Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You are too young for these tasks. Enjoy spring.

 Globeflower in Maryland this morning

Apr 18, 2010 01:32 PM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Makes a great cup of coffee.  Use it well, and use it often.

Apr 18, 2010 01:39 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Lisa,

Oh my, I had one like this as a young bridge. Sorry but I'm clueless as to how long to percolate the coffee, that's probably why mine was always so bad. Good luck!

Apr 18, 2010 01:42 PM
Linda Metallo DiBenardo
RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois - Lockport, IL

Hi Lisa,

Oh, those are fabulous coffee makers!  You can use a gas/electric stove for heat.   Once you get it perking, it's a matter of how strong/weak you want your coffee.   Typically you use a one coffee measure spoon per cup.  I use a Farberware electric coffee percolater.  IMO either a glass stove top percolator or an electric coffee maker get hot enough to make proper coffee.  And always, always start with very cold water.  And after any coffee sits in a pot for over 20-30 minutes, toss it and brew fresh!

Apr 18, 2010 01:50 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Wow I think my Mom had one of those - maybe.  I don't think it mattered whether it was gas or electric stove.  Hmmmmmm wonder if it made good coffee?

Apr 18, 2010 03:16 PM
Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Providing the very best of service to Sellers and

I remember these when I was a little kid.  My Mom used a stovetop percolator all the time.

Apr 19, 2010 01:24 AM
Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 830-358-0455
eXp Realty - Canyon Lake, TX
My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty


Sherry and I bought one of those at an antique store in Sumner, WA, several years ago. It works on gas or electric, or the fire. =)

My tip to you is this: use a coarse grind of coffee. Too fine, and it will be bitter and have too much sediment. You don't need a paper filter, but you CAN use one if you wish. Or a single layer of napkin.

Enjoy ... and let me know how it turns out! =)


Apr 23, 2010 09:31 AM
Elizabeth Guthrie
Guthrie Properties - Bullard, TX

I remember a dear friend that only used this kind, she made wonderful coffee with it. My only suggestion would be is to perk it to the color of coffee you like. I like my coffee strong so give it a try you will never know until you try! Good luck! By the way I love antiques and this looks like a prize!

May 05, 2010 05:34 AM
Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

I love coffee made this way.  My grandmother had one of these and her coffee was the best! 

May 05, 2010 03:45 PM
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO

Wonderful post! I have one just like it! Makes great cup of coffee!

Thanks for sharing!


May 06, 2010 04:37 AM
Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK

Hey, I think I know that lady!  LOL

I was by that neighborhood yesterday.  Do you think the HOA will let you put a sign at the entry by the main road?

May 07, 2010 02:00 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I haven't seen a glass percolator pot, but you sure touched a chord with lots of our colleagues here. Have fun playing with it -- you'll remember the sweet lady every time you use it!

May 07, 2010 04:37 AM