Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator

Coffee Just like Grandma Used to Make

In the old days, making a cup of great tasting brewed coffee only requires a gadget called a percolator. And thanks to the Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator, you can now enjoy coffee the traditional way.

For some coffee lovers, brewing coffee using a percolator will result to better tasting coffee. According to them, the process prevents the coffee flavonoids and natural oils from being lost. This is what usually happens with drip coffees that employs the use of filters. And so, you will notice how different coffee tastes with the Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator.

Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator

Aside from the unique taste, you will also be delighted with its classic design. The Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator comes in a stainless steel finish, which makes it quite elegant. And because of its detachable cord, there is no need for you to transfer coffee into another pot. You can use the Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator to serve coffee to your guests directly. This coffee percolator also features rolled edges, a “stay cool” handle and cover knob that prevents users from being scalded by the hot coffee.

When it comes to speed, the coffee percolator beats out the drip coffee makers. The Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator is quite proud of its cup-a-minute speed feature. It brews coffee almost instantly and in no time at all, you are enjoying a fresh cup of rich and smooth coffee.

Keeping your coffee hot is also not a problem with the Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator’s automatic “keep warm” feature. As soon as it finishes brewing your coffee, it quickly switches to this mode. For most coffee lovers, this feature is certainly an advantage especially if you are planning on drinking cup after cup of rich coffee while going through the Sunday paper.

Cleaning the Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator is not at all difficult. You can choose to rinse it and wipe it dry afterwards. For coffee bean stains or buildup, you can always choose to use a percolator cleaner, which is available in most groceries. Other than that, you will enjoy many years of flavorful coffee with this particular percolator.

Problems with the Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator
If you are always forgetting to turn off your coffee maker before leaving your home, you will find the “keep warm” feature to be troublesome. You can remedy this problem by unplugging your Farberware FCP240 Electric Percolator immediately after you have finished brewing your coffee. If not, you will find yourself being greeted with the smell of burnt coffee when you arrive home from work.

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  1. Rose says

    One year warranty is about right. Any new Farberware is junk-not made to last; so you can purchase another when it no longer functions. I’ve had 2 that stopped working properly after a year, one Farberware, one Presto. The vintage percolators are the ones that were made to last (hence the longer warranty) Too bad most of these have aluminum inner parts. You still see working percolators on eBay from the 30’s, 40’s 50’s-when America produced quality. No more.

  2. Michael says

    Just purchased an UNUSED model 134B 2-4 cup Faberware ‘Superfast’ Made in USA at the Sonoma Church Mouse for all of $4.00 plus tax. Does any one have a copy of the instructions manual for me please?

  3. Karen says

    Do yourself a favor and buy a used Farberware percolator Made in USA at a flea market or yard sale. Make sure you check the bottom for made in USA, by Farberware, Inc., a division of W. Kidde Company. There are still some around and they still work great. Don’t waste your money on Chinese junk.

  4. William O'Kelly says

    It is just this simple when it comes to buying things….SCREW CHINA! I HATE corporations that have shifted all of thier production to China, while still charging the same price and giving us SHIT products to buy. They are only interested in their stock dividends (must be Republicans)! GO USA!!!!!!! SCREW CHINA and their corporate WHORES!

  5. gerald greenstein says

    I agree with a lot of the comments I read here. I had 2 farberware percolators. One a 12 cup and also a 12 cup. Both were well over 25 years old. The 12 cup finally died a mature death. I bought a new farberware 12 and It lasted less than six months. I called the company and tried to purchase the new cord, they said they didn’t sell the parts. I demanded a new machine, they did send me one that lasted another six months. At this point I quit. I ended up buying an old (made in USA) model and guess what it has been brewing well over a year and going strong. Stuff made in china is BAD. I OWNED A BICYCLE SHOP AND GUESS WHAT, CHINESE BICYCLES ARE AS BAD AS FARBERWARE PERCOLATORS. Wake up everybody, stop buying chinese, stop importing chinese, stop selling chinese, PLEASE STOP IMPORTING AND START MANUFACTURING OR THERE WON’T BE AMERICA ANY MORE

  6. Steve says

    I have a suggestion about the new Farberware products failing. It’s junk made in China, don’t buy it. What i did was find a 30-40 year old GE and Farberware on eBay. I bought 2 so they will last me forever! They are made in the USA and are extremely dependable.

  7. Russ says

    Claire, sorry to hear about your Faberware percolator, but you got the bad egg apparently. All electric precolators are basically the same, the differnces being in the bells and whistles. I had good luck with Presto, too. It is a less expensive brand, but it perks well.

  8. claire says

    I was using a 35 yr old farberware percolator….it was fantastic. Then something blew on it so I went and bought a new version of the same percolator . It is AWFUL!!!!! I am so frustrated. It worked for about a week….now it doesn’t perk properly and the coffee looks like weak tea and tastes like hot water. The customer service is pointless.
    I need some non-Farberware suggestions, because this piece of $75 garbage is getting thrown out

  9. Russ says

    Love my Farberware cordless. I just wish it had the variable brew dial at the base of the stem. With that you could adjust the amount of water running over the grounds in the perk basket, controlling the richness, and bitterness, of the brew.

  10. kristen says

    I also have a Farberware pot (from when I got married 9 years ago) and now I can’t get it serviced!! I was looking online for a new one and saw that now they only offer a one year warranty? Not sure if that is correct but it shouldn’t affect those who have had pots for years. I am in the market for a new one and probably WON’T be buying Farberware because of this….

  11. Frank Palestrini says

    I have been a fan of their 12 cup pot. However Faberware no longer services the appliance. I use to mail it to them and they would either fix it or send you a new one. Can you enlighten me on the “lifetime” warranty they boast of but no longer back? I have my original pot and we want to keep it because the stainless on it is twice as thick as the new ones we have purchased. Do you have any knowledge about who makes the pot now and who services them. Thanks frank Palestrini

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