Best Electric Coffee Percolator – Top 7 Picks (2018 Updated)

Coffee Percolators are one kind of kitchen equipment that you most certainly need if you are someone who loves a good cup of coffee.

This unique device grew popular over the years because of its simple, yet the efficient process of extraction, resulting in an incredibly rich and aromatic cup of coffee.

With the sheer number of percolators that are available on the market, finding the right device that fits your need is somewhat hard, which is why we are here to help you out.

Here are our Top 7 Picks for best electric coffee percolator that are available on the market right now.

The Best Electric Coffee Percolator Reviews of 2018

1. Presto 02822 Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator

Presto 02822 6-Cup Stainless-Steel Coffee Percolator

Regarded as the best electric coffee percolator on the market at the moment, the Presto 02822 is a device that has managed to truly surpass industry expectations.

This Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator runs on 500 watts of power and has enough capacity to brew from two to six cups of coffee at a time. There is also a bigger version available that can brew from 10-12 cups of coffee at a time.

Just like most percolators, this device too produces a certain kind of sound from the water boiling through the coffee beans. This is a good thing since it means that your brew is coming along just fine. 

This Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator by Presto has a few indicators on the body of the device that can make operating and use this incredibly easy and efficient.

2. Faberware FCP240 Stainless Steel Percolator (Our Top Recommended)

Farberware 2-4-Cup Percolator, Stainless Steel,  FCP240

Slightly smaller capacity than the last product, the Fabreware percolator is something that stands out for its efficiency and is one of the best selling percolators on the market at the moment.

The percolator operators on 1000 watts and can make between 2-4 cups at a given time.

The body of the product is incredibly durable and can last for a considerable amount of time before showing any signs of wear and tear.

The device doesn't have any indicators to tell you when the brew is ready, but it does have an automatic mode that keeps the coffee warm, all while being inside the pot.

The handles of the percolator are curved to ensure that you don’t hurt yourself while trying to pour your hot cup of coffee.

The product also comes with a detachable cord, making it easier to carry with you from one room to another.

3. Hamilton Beach 60621R Stainless Steel Percolator

Hamilton Beach 40621R 8 Cup Stainless Steel Percolator, Silver, 1

If you are on the lookout for a product that has an incredibly fast brewing speed above all else, this product by Hamilton Beach is the one for you.

The percolator is known for brewing one cup of coffee in less than sixty seconds (1), making this the perfect percolator for anyone who is always on the go. 

The device has a large capacity and can brew up to eight cups of coffee at a time. However, it is important to note that the amount of time that it takes to brew an entire batch goes up by a minute with every cup.

The device comes with a light that indicates when your brew is ready to serve, and when it still needs to brew.

One of the more fascinating things about this percolator is the glass top. Since the top is entire see-through, you can watch your coffee brew.

4. West Bend 54159 Classic Stainless Steel Electric Coffee Percolator

West Bend 54159 Classic Stainless Steel Electric Coffee Percolator with Heat Resistant Handle and Base Features Detachable Cord, 12-cup, Silver(Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Sometimes, one cup of coffee is all that we need, but there are always those times where we need a lot more than that, either for ourselves, or the ones around us.

Percolators are mainly divided into two kinds, the ones that can brew small amounts, which are 2-4 cups, or the ones that can brew larger amounts, which is 10-12 cups.

Normally, one would need two different percolators to be able to brew these drastically different amounts, unless of course, they have this product by West Bend.

The unique quality of this device is that it can brew between 2-12 cups at any given time, making this one of our widest capacity range products on our list.

This percolator has an indicator light that can tell you when your brew is ready to serve, and the heat-resistant handle ensures that you remain safe while handling your percolator. 

The handle of the percolator also has a special indicator that can let you know how much coffee you have brewed.

5. Spectrum Faberware FCP280 Stainless Steel Percolator

Farberware 8-Cup Percolator, Stainless Steel, FCP280

While some percolators tend to be nice and compact, others tend to be too large and bulky to fit into a nook of your kitchen.

If you are looking for something that is good to look at and medium-sized, this percolator from Spectrum Faberware is the perfect solution for you.

The device can brew up to eight cups of coffee at a time and has a stay cool handle to ensure that you don’t have to hold something that is too hot.

When the pot is plugged in, the warm stay functionality of the percolator gets activated. This means that the percolator will always keep the coffee hot whenever it is plugged into its power source.

However, this goes off once it is unplugged or turned off.

6. Hamilton Beach 40622R Stainless Steel Percolator

Hamilton Beach 40622R 12 Cup Stainless Steel Percolator, Silver

Another product from Hamilton and this one is slightly more efficient than the previous one that we mentioned.

Sometimes, our mornings tend to start ours by putting on the percolator to brew and then heading off to do other things around your house. 

While your coffee may have brewed and may be ready, it is not always as warm as it should be, unless your percolator has a gentle internal heater that works all the time.

This Stainless Steel Percolator by Hamilton Beach is something that is a good choice for those who want to keep their brew hot, even if it is for one hour after they have put it on.

The device also has additional features that are similar to some of the other products mentioned on this list.

7. Faberware 1000W Stainless Steel Percolator

Farberware Percolator 4 Cup Stainless Steel 1000 W

For the final pick on our list, we have the compact Faberware steel percolator.

This particular product is great for those who want something that doesn't take up any space and can brew them the perfect cup of coffee at the same time. 

The percolator by Faberware a brew up to four cups of coffee at a time and has the standard brewing speed as most other percolators.

The product has its detachable chord so that you can take this percolator out onto the table if need be.


Buying a percolator is all about buying the one that fits your needs, and buying the one that is right for you.

The main factors that one must take into consideration when buying a percolator are the size, look capacity, and power usage of the product.

Knowing what you need about these four factors can help you immensely when trying to figure out which one is the best.

While there is no one best percolator for everyone, we tried and tested out all of the products on this list and came to the conclusion that in terms of overall efficiency, the Faberware FCP240 Stainless Steel Percolator is by far the best electric coffee percolator among our list.

My name is Kathy Gallo, Editor of Daily Cupo, a Coffee buff. The guide you find here is designed exactly for you, and it is our hope that you find it not only interesting but also actionable.

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