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Metal VacPots (Cory, Nicro, Others) - Dan Nathan's Review
Posted: March 27, 2002, 3:51pm
review rating: 8.3
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Metal VacPots (Cory, Nicro, Others)
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Harbor Pirate 10.00
Bruce Thompson 8.33
Dan Nathan 8.33
Keith Wissman 7.00
Jake Delwiche 2.40

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Product Reviewed: Adcraft
Manufacturer: Nicro / Cory / Others Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $40.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Food Service Direct Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: none
Bottom Line: A humble little device that does not do a show or offer original style - but it does make fine coffee.
Positive Product Points

All stainless construction with a great polymer gasket.  Light enough to prevent back strains; quick cleanup; excellent filtration; and 40 oz capacity.

Negative Product Points

Very light gauge steel, bordering on flimsy.  It's OK, but does not offer a substantial feel.  This may be great for folks with arthritis in their hands.  The handle is small and will bend at the attachment collar when stressed a tiny bit.

Detailed Commentary

After giving up auto-drip machines for many years of press pot and espresso coffee, I thought I'd try something new.  I'd never used a vac-pot before purchasing the (Adcraft/Korea) Food Service Direct model.  It has a capacity of 40 oz. (1.5l).

Zeroing in a suitable grind wasn't too difficult.  I use something slightly finer than I would with a french press.  Following time honored posts, I use 1 rounded tablespoon per 4 oz. water.  This produces a full-bodied cup.  Moving down to 1T per 6 oz. was a bit weak tasting for my preference.  The pot is suitable to boil water in - just.  A few minutes of northbound bubbling followed by a one minute drawdown produces a fine cup of coffee.  I do not detect any metallic taste.

All 18-8 stainless, it cleans up in a minute in the sink.  Don't stress the handle too much when washing because it feels like it might bend and break after a while.  The all-metal filter (offset holes on two small convex disks) keeps any grounds out of the coffee.  There remains only the slightest amount of fine sediment; it is not evident in any but the last cup poured.  The gasket is substantial and seals perfectly.  Less the gasket, there would be no dishwasher problem with this pot.

I cannot compare the performance to any other vac-pot, but I am impressed with this little guy.  It isn't bulletproof, exactly, but it is tougher than glass and I expect it would last a lifetime if not run over with a car.

Buying Experience

Food Service Direct (internet) delivered in four days.

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