Thread Number: 72219  /  Tag: Small Appliances
Strange Percolator Sounds
[Down to Last]'s exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 954861   8/27/2017 at 14:48 by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

beekeyknee's profile picture
Has anyone had any actual experience with this brand and model of percolator? I've never heard of a Society percolator. I wonder if all Society percolators make this sound or just this model? I would buy one just for this sound. When I heard it I started laughing immediately. There are other designs I like better, but I can always buy another one for looks. What designs do you all like.

Post# 954862 , Reply# 1   8/27/2017 at 14:50 by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

beekeyknee's profile picture
That didn't work out so well. Try link.


Post# 954868 , Reply# 2   8/27/2017 at 15:01 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

rp2813's profile picture

Sounds a little like my mom's old West Bend 30-cupper.  Strange that such a refined looking percolator with a name like "Society" would make such a gutteral racket.


If you really want to hear an oddball percolator, listen to a Jet-O-Matic sometime!

Post# 954869 , Reply# 3   8/27/2017 at 15:07 by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

beekeyknee's profile picture
The Society one sounds like it's moaning. I think that's what made me laugh. I'll check out the Jet-O-Matic. Anyone else on funny sounds and good designs?

Post# 954872 , Reply# 4   8/27/2017 at 15:15 by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

beekeyknee's profile picture
I can't find any You tube videos of the Jet-O-Matic in action.

Post# 954876 , Reply# 5   8/27/2017 at 15:34 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Jet O Matics make terrible coffee, but sound like like a flatulent  old fart with a tight sphincter. They shoot a blend of steam and water through the tube and it is apparently too cool to properly extract flavor from the grounds. Jet O Matics were made in Mississippi and were sold under a number of names, like a cheap whore, three of which are Duncan Hines (from when he had a rep as a restaurant critic and would sell his name like another cheap whore to be put on anything from cookware to restaurants), Saladmaster and Amway, a name on which we do not need to elaborate, but it is fitting for a coffee pot that does not brew good coffee and wastes perfectly good ground coffee. I think the Saladmaster brewer was mostly given away with exorbitantly priced sets of cookware.

Post# 954886 , Reply# 6   8/27/2017 at 16:13 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

rp2813's profile picture

I swear I've seen a video of a Jet-O-Matic in action, but couldn't find one either when I just checked.

Post# 955086 , Reply# 7   8/28/2017 at 18:23 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

My Aunt Eloise and Uncle TW, who lived in Ocean Springs, MS had one of these. I don't drink coffee, so can't say how it turned out.

Post# 955110 , Reply# 8   8/28/2017 at 20:47 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

petek's profile picture

Hmmm I thought I'd made a video of my Jet O Matic years ago on youtube but apparently not.  I never made coffee in it.. just tried it out to see if it worked, it did and made an interesting jet like sound but that was it. 


Post# 955162 , Reply# 9   8/29/2017 at 08:48 by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

mrb627's profile picture
Sounds like that pot is still sleeping...


Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

The Discuss-o-Mat has stopped, buzzer is sounding!!!
If you would like to reply to this thread please log-in...

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy