2. You will not need a paper coffee filter for your percolator. You will reuse the filter basket provided with the pot. This is a great convenience. No more wasting money on disposable filters or filling up the landfills with them.
3. Use good quality water. Filter your water if necessary. Start out with cool water, never hot. Once it receives enough heat from the stove, the water will form bubbles and move up the percolator stem. It will then seep through the coffee grounds and continue the cycle. You will hear the percolator perking.
4. Remember your coffee-making basics. Do the right measurements with water and coffee grounds.
5. When you place your stovetop coffee percolator on the stovetop, making sure all the components are securely in their proper place, turn the stovetop to medium heat. You don’t want to burn your coffee and this may take some practice. But only because you are starting something new. Using a stovetop coffee percolator is not at all difficult.
6. When your coffee is brewed to your liking take it off the stovetop. Use an oven mitt because the pot and lid are all hot! Also be careful of steam. Using a stovetop coffee percolator is not dangerous, you just have to take sensible precautions.
7. Be certain to keep your stovetop coffee percolator clean. Just wash like you would any of your dishes with a mild detergent and sponge. Keeping your coffee percolator free of coffee residue is going to keep that cup of joe fresh and tasty!
8. Using a glass stovetop coffee percolator can also be fun. You watch the water brew right before your eyes. It is fun to look forward to that coffee while watching the water become darker and darker with that delectable taste.
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