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How to use a Gemco Micro -Perk 4 cup percolator

Cannot use on stove top. Can it be heated in microwave? If so how much coffee per cup?

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Here is the paper with the info on how to use and care for the Micro-Perk coffe pot.. Hope this helps you as much as it helped me :)
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SOURCE: need directions for the Micro-Perk microwave coffee brewer

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I have a small Gemco coffee pot with no directions. It says "do not use on stovetop",but does not say micro on it either. How do I use it? Pls. help.


I can't answer your question but clearly if there is any metal in the construction of the coffee pot it should not be heated in the microwave oven.

Ceramic coffee pots aren't intended to be heated in order to make the coffee. The coffee is either made in them by adding hot water or made in another utensil and poured into the coffee pot for serving and perhaps kept on a gentle hotplate in the meanwhile. Glass coffee pots are treated in a similar way.

Metal coffee pots and jugs can be used on the stovetop even though it isn't a good idea except for "cowboy coffee" when dry ground coffee is scorched in the jug before pouring on boiling water; steel is best for this.

I have used all manner of glass, ceramic and metal coffee pots and jugs on the stovetop but always using a heat diffuser - two layers of perforated steel with an airspace in between.

A coffee maker is a different thing and must be heated fairly vigorously. I find an old electric percolator is still the superior method of making coffee.

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I haven't before encountered a microwave coffee maker but I expect it is similar to one of the established coffee maker designs but constructed of non-metallic materials.

I expect it is a variation on the percolator where water in the lower chamber boils (locally) and in doing so is forced through a tube or a channel into the top chamber where it runs through the coffee grounds back into the lower chamber and the process continues until the water is at a uniform temperature just below boiling point and the process is either halted or stops automatically.

The amount of water will depend on the capacity and coffee makers tend to be sized in how many cups of coffee they will hold and the one cup size is fairly common but so is the six cup size. The amount of coffee will also depend on the capacity and the required strength, the blend and the roast and how coarsely it is ground.

You will need to experiment, probably using full power to force the water to boil fairly violently. I suggest starting with a moderately heaped dessertspoonful per large cup.

I hope this helps, apologies in advance if I got it wrong.

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Farberware millenium coffee percolator does not heat


There is a thermostat in the bottom of the percolator that is broken. It would normally cut in to perc the coffee and then cut off the percolator heating element after the water reaches a certain temperature. It can be replaced but it takes a little skill. There is a video on eBay.

If you want to bypass the thermostat and just unplug the percolator, time it for 1 minute per cup.

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Why won't our poly perk percolator shut off?


I just bought a Poly Perk percolator from a thrift store. If yours is the same, it's a vintage plastic, electric percolator. I found your question while searching for directions for mine. My percolator does'nt shut off either. It just continues running. I don't know if it has a shut off, but I figure I'll just unplug mine for now since it made really good coffee. If it's supposed to shut off, I suspect we're both stuck with few options. I hope you find your solution though.

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Hi ,Does this coffee maker require filters? How many scoops of coffee for 60 cups?? DCU60T


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No filters needed... just dump the coffee on the top pan....

I like my coffee strong and use about 1 cup per 10 cups of water....you may want to adjust to your tastes...
We use one of those units at church... they are a great unit...there they use a bit less cause many don't like it quite that strong...like 3/4 cup per 10 cups....

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My new percolator will not perk? Water gets hot but doesnt seem to rise to the top.


I had the same problem, and I figured it out. Read on, to see if this applies to you. This percolator was received as a present years ago, and I'm not sure it ever worked right. First, some info and background. The above comments about the heating element being clean to bare metal, while valid, did not work for me. I also read other posts suggesting the thermostat might be defective, which also did not seem to apply to my situation because the water is always hot enough at the end of the cycle, not boiling, but steaming hot enough for just about anyone. I deduced the problem to be with the actual perking process, not heat or heating element. A percolator should perk before the water is at drinking (HOT) temperature, and the perking action cools the water and prolongs the actual perking process. The problem I found was with the washer at the bottom of the tube, which is supposed to act like a 1-way valve. The washer, from the factory, was apparently too loose with almost a 1/4-inch or play, allowing hot water that would otherwise perk back into the water chamber, effectively making my percolator into a kettle. I used a stainless steel washer and an e-clip to tighten the washer against the holes on the lower umbrella-shaped flange so that there is just enough room to slide a feeler gauge or perhaps a couple of sheets of paper. Now the percolator works great, fantastic actually. Watching the coffee perk at the top in anticipation of a hot cup is entertaining, and with the stainless steel pot I have no worries about phytoestrogens leaching from plastics common in drip coffeemakers. See photo of my hack if it uploaded correctly. Its high res, so you may be able to download and zoom in. Enjoy! new-percolator-will-not-n1see0xg4iab1sfdaqlesvfh-4-1.jpg

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