Summary: At last a reasonably priced coffee maker with no plastic internal parts = BPA free. I ignored the negative remarks for this unit because I really wanted plastic free. The negative remarks turned out to be frivolous.
Summary: I have given it a 4 star rating. Why not a 5 star, you might ask? Well, the ONLY thing wrong with this percolator is that I find coffee grounds in my coffee cup, and that's even with 2 filters. Other than a few annoying grounds, this percolator does it's job!!
Summary: The nut that secures the heating element is made from aluminum. Other reviewers have stated the heating element is aluminum as well. Some reviewers have commented this coffee pot lends a metallic taste to the coffee. I too found the coffee to have a strange taste which got worse over time.
Summary: A throwback--in a good way. It's a nice little coffee maker. It takes up very little cupboard space and doesn't hog counter space like a drip machine would. The 6 cups made is good for 3 mugs. The temperature of the coffee produced is hot, but not boiling--just right.