Happiness is: A vintage percolator Posted by: pam kueber • June 11, 2009 MONEY can’t buy you love. But it can buy you a percolator full of coffee and that’s darn close enough. Comments 19 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Comments Tikimama says June 15, 2009 at 6:22 pm I just found a mint condition stovetop percolator for $5 at Goodwill. I was quite pleased because it’s the Cornflower blue pattern I grew up with, and I don’t have a coffee maker for guests. At our last get-together, I had 3 people in the kitchen with me giving advice on how to use it! It seemed to take forever to perc, but they all liked the coffee! I’m a tea-drinker, myself…. (and I have the matching teapot!) Reply Nancy says June 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm I have to say there is nothing better than “Perked” coffee, I bought a Purculater that Cuisenart makes and it is the best!!! I will never buy another drip pot again. Just remeber the old Maxwell house commercials… Reply marlee says March 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm How did a percolator cost in the 1920’s? I need to know for a history project!!!!! HELP Reply pam kueber says March 13, 2011 at 7:08 pm I don’t think anyone will answer you here, marlee. Try the FB page. Reply marlee says March 13, 2011 at 7:18 pm ohh ok thanks Reply Robert says February 21, 2015 at 5:18 pm I have been a vintage-percolator enthusiast for several years now. I have 2 Universal Coffeematic models from 1956, which look like they just came off the assembly line yesterday. The styling and build quality are far superior to most makers on the market today. The Coffeematics automatically shift over to the “warm” cycle after brewing, where it holds the coffee at a perfect (for me) 172 degrees F, without degrading the coffee. That happy perking sound, and the aroma that permeates the house, add to the enjoyment of the coffee experience. “Retro-Perk” RULES ! Reply pam kueber says February 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm i neeeeeed Reply Robert says February 24, 2015 at 3:11 am You can find them on eBay all the time….just type “Universal Coffeematic” into the searchbox. Most are fairly reasonably-priced, I would spend a few extra bucks and get one of the nicer ones…. there`s a seller named “doug`sperks” who has about the nicest ones around. Happy Hunting ! Reply « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment Renovate Safe! Get informed about the environmental & safety issues in your vintage home. #1 RULE: Consult with pros. More info: EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... Consumer Reports safety blog ... U.S.F.A. – electrical fire safety.