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Sunbeam Vacpots - Ed Dotson's Review
Posted: August 9, 2002, 12:32pm
review rating: 5.3
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Sunbeam Antique Vacuum Coffee Makers
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David Winer 9.75
Gary Henderson 9.60
D Hill 9.00
Stephen Jones 8.00
Mike Rolf 7.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: C50
Manufacturer: Sunbeam Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $5.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: flea market Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: no other electric vacuum pots
Bottom Line: Save your money for a Silex or Cory or Hario or a Cona
Positive Product Points

Well made and dependable. Sunbeam had the right idea.

Negative Product Points

The infusion period is far too long and it can be a bit of pain to clean.

Detailed Commentary

The C50 was my first vacuum pot and I used it a long time. After I got a stove top silex I stopped using the C50. The infusion time is far too long and it ruins the subtlety of a good bean. But it is not a total loss. The longer infusion time means that it makes a good iced tea brewer. Use 1 teaspoon of loose tea per 8 ounces of water. Run it through the regular cycle and you got great tea for the ice. I like a blend of Assam and Ceylon that I get from Porto Rico. Blend it 50/50, amazing iced tea. So it's not a total loss of my $5.00.

Buying Experience

I got this pot for $5.00 at a flea market. Because of the poor design of the too long brew cycle, I would not encourage anyone to buy this pot for coffee making.

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