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Post# 980311   1/28/2018 at 19:53 (260 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Has anyone ever seen a Revere Ware electric drip coffee maker, I bought one ,in the box but of course no instruction book,I cant figure out how the silly thing works, Pictures to come , but I never saw such a contraption.

Post# 980333 , Reply# 1   1/29/2018 at 01:26 (260 days old) by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
Never seen one live.......

However, in the late 1960s, very early 70s, in one of their last tests of electric percolators, Consumer Reports did a sidebar review of this Revere electric drip. I do not remember the entire review, I do remember two things.....they said it made very good coffee, and they said it had a lot of parts. Nice score!!


Post# 980334 , Reply# 2   1/29/2018 at 01:39 (260 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Looking forward to seeing pictures.  Sounds like it could have hit the market before the Norelco.

Post# 980376 , Reply# 3   1/29/2018 at 08:26 (259 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I've never heard of a Revere Ware drip coffeemaker....until now.  Can't wait to see pictures, this sounds like a real one-of-kind find!!

Post# 980384 , Reply# 4   1/29/2018 at 09:26 (259 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I remembered reading about it in a CU report on coffee makers in the early 60s. It has a 4 cup capacity. Bought one years ago. Basically, the water goes in a can in the bottom with the percolator-style pump, then a plate above it and the coffee basket and spreader above that. As CU said, even though it does not look like a drip coffee maker, it meets the definition of a drip coffee maker in that the water only passes through the grounds once even though it is "perked" up onto them. If I can find the thing, I will send you the directions. 

Post# 980403 , Reply# 5   1/29/2018 at 11:28 (259 days old) by Norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Here it is

Real strange.

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Post# 980407 , Reply# 6   1/29/2018 at 11:36 (259 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Um, sorry Revere Ware, but that's a percolator, plain and not so simple.


No wonder they're so rare.  Looks like it was used once and then boxed up -- as it should remain.

Post# 980454 , Reply# 7   1/29/2018 at 17:05 (259 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Seems more like a Moka pot on the stovetop where the grounds are in the middle and the drip is pressure flowed through.

Post# 980459 , Reply# 8   1/29/2018 at 17:33 (259 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

That is one interesting little coffeemaker, Hans! It makes today's drip machines look extremely simple, but I love off-the-beaten-path appliances like this. A classic example of a conversation piece. Be sure to post photos when you get it working.

Post# 980460 , Reply# 9   1/29/2018 at 17:37 (259 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Hans, did you find the directions tucked in the cardboard at the top of the box that holds the pot in place? I found my directions there, a small tri-fold thing about 2 X 4. I will scan at work tomorrow and send to you. Every part has a letter and the letters direct you in which order things go into the outer pot--very simple really.

Post# 980465 , Reply# 10   1/29/2018 at 18:01 (259 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Didnt find directions

Will sure appreciate them!!! I think I get it now after you explained it, it sure is weird! Just up my alley!

Post# 980472 , Reply# 11   1/29/2018 at 18:16 (259 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

I spy a can of Cel-Ray!

Post# 980473 , Reply# 12   1/29/2018 at 18:21 (259 days old) by Imperial70 (******)        

My Uncle had a stovetop Revere Ware drip maker. Made great coffee. Thing must be 60 years old now.

Post# 980500 , Reply# 13   1/29/2018 at 20:17 (259 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Re Cel Ray

Thanks Steve, my FAVORITE soda! Donald washes out the cans for recycling.

Post# 980501 , Reply# 14   1/29/2018 at 20:20 (259 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
This thing

Is NOT a percolator, not in the ordinary sense, Now that I understand how it works, the water only contacts the grounds once unlike a percolator which circulates over and over, .

Post# 980510 , Reply# 15   1/29/2018 at 21:05 (259 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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My grandmother gave me her old one just like this...back in the early 80s. It stayed a display item in my kitchen for awhile because I HATED all the washing/cleanup involved....hahahah.

Post# 980656 , Reply# 16   1/30/2018 at 22:23 (258 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Good to know it's not a percolator.  It sure likes it employs some classic percolator components. 


That is one weird contraption.

Post# 980687 , Reply# 17   1/31/2018 at 06:23 (257 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
A link to a coffee brewing device website

The Dulane Coffyryte was an electric drip coffee brewer from the late 40s into the early 50s that was one of the early electric drip devices that preceded the Revere pot that Hans found.  I offer the link as a research resource. I have never found one of the Coffyrytes, but I have magazines with the ads. It, like the Revere Ware copper clad stainless steel deep well kettle, seems to be one of those housewares that was beautifully designed, but remained scarce and so is hard to find today.


Dulane was the company that made the Fryryte deep fryer.

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