Reviews and Problems with West Bend 58002 - 42 Cup Polished Urn
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Simple and functional
S. Shepherd, Amazon
14 April 2014
Summary: We go through a lot of coffee around here. After wearing out our second drip machine, we decided to upgrade. The stem and basket are slightly awkward to use and I wish it had an on/off switch, but it is easy to use and keeps coffee hot but not burned for hours and hours. My partner always managed to make a mess with the drip pot, but the area is much cleaner with this. I am pleased.
Summary: I thought I read no filter required, but the first time I used it I had grounds in my coffee. Now maybe I used a finer grind (Folgers) than they suggest. I used a filter the next time and it worked perfectly. Maybe they should suggest using a filter.
Summary: I chose this rating because I am disappointed with the basket that holds the coffee grounds. I bought two of these urns for my church based on the ratings of others. Though we did NOT use fine coffee grounds, the grounds sifted right through the basket and into the coffee pot as we were putting them in. These were regular coffee grounds from the coffee can that we have always used. We had to put paper coffee filters in the basket in order to make the coffee.