Love This Non-Electric Drip Coffee Maker
Oct 15, 2018
I have had this coffee pot for quite a few years and use it 1-2 a day, everyday. It works great for coarsely ground coffee beans and I think this was the manufacturers intended use. However, sometimes I buy coffee that is already ground. The ready ground coffee beans are intended for use with paper filters or reusable cloth filters. I did add a stainless steel funnel mesh filter and place it inside of the filter part of this coffee maker. But, even the pricey stainless steel filter needs the paper or cloth filter IF one is using already ground coffee beans. Unfortunately, I did drop mine and the handle broke. I would very much like to buy a replacement handle. Does Lehman's sell these? Thank you!
Lehman's says: We are glad to hear you enjoy your coffee maker! We regret that replacement handles are not available.
Nov 2, 2017
My dad used a smaller (cheaper) version of this coffee pot the entire time I was growing up. Took me forever to find one for myself and once I did, was shocked at the price. HOWEVER, the quality and taste of the coffee is so much better. Being stainless steel, it'll last forever. And since it's bigger, plenty of coffee for both my wife and I, even on a lazy Saturday morning. And it's so much easier to clean than those nasty old electric coffee makers. For those who complain - First, if your coffee isn't flavorful enough, try a smaller grind. I like strong coffee and have no issues with this coffee pot. I've used it without a filter and with a filter; I generally use it with a filter now. Makes cleanup easier (just pull the old filter full of coffee out and throw it into the compost bucket) and I think it slows the water dripping through down a little too. Lastly, for those who complain about the measurements - Get yourself a tea kettle with measurements on the side. My glass teakettle's high water mark is 12 cups. For a full pot of coffee, I use the full tea kettle and a half cup of coffee. Easy.
Love this pot!
Mar 20, 2017
It's stainless steel, easy to fill, easy to clean, and it sits perfectly on the center burner of my 5 burner gas stove when in keep warm mode. I use 5 scoops of drip grind coffee to fill the paper liner I've placed in the coffee basket, boil filtered water in a stainless steel tea kettle, then use a two cup Pyrex glass measuring cup to be sure of water amount (7 cups) poured into the pot. Five scoops of coffee and 8 cups of boiled water also work, but I end up having to lift the pot top half off the coffee pot so that the last bit of water can drain into the pot. Once the coffee is made, I put the top half in the sink, put the lid on the pot, pour coffee into a cup I've prewarmed with excess boiled water, and enjoy. Yes, the process takes a minute, but it's a lovely cup of coffee. My daughter, rather than use the stove to keep coffee warm, pours her pot of coffee into a prewarmed thermal carafe.
Mar 20, 2016
I'm getting one of these ASAP!!!they make superb coffee, Its the only coffee pot you will ever need,I had one years ago.And lost it when moving. Its hard to find.
Mar 13, 2015
There are 3 things I don't like about this Coffee Pot 1) It is only a 8 cup Pot. I prefer a 12 Cup Pot. 2) A glass knob on top would be better because you can watch as the water starts turning Brown. 3) Lacked markings showing the # of cups
Jun 6, 2014
Not worth almost $100! Water ran straight thru, even with a paper filter. Gonna try it with finer ground coffee, but if that doesn't work, I've just bought a really expensive veggie steamer.
Aug 8, 2013
I am baffled at all the rave reviews, unless our pot is defective! First, this pot has no markings for the water level. I used drip pots for many years, and they were always embossed with the number of cups needed. Second, the water rushed through the pot in about twenty seconds, making a pot of undrinkable bilge. I was expecting a separate water reservoir and basket for the grounds, and was surprised to see them combined with the little perforated lid over the grounds. I think that is the point of failure. I'm hoping Lehman's will take this back; $90 is too much to pay for a non-functional item.
Mar 15, 2013
This coffeepot is almost an exact duplicate of the one my mom and dad had in the 50's which was still in use when I came home on military leave in the 70's. It's like I remember, makes a great pot of coffee.
Feb 27, 2013
I add a heaping 1/2 cup of coarse ground beans to the stainless steel basket (no paper filter) and then add about 60 ounces of very warm water. Delicious and no BPA, bleaching agents from the paper filter, etc. So, so healthy and easy and low-cost in the long run. This will not wear out or break; my grandchildren will be inheriting this one day! Hurrah for no-tech and no plastic!
Feb 26, 2012
The quality of this pot is top notch, and I would recommend to anybody seeking a new camp or cabin pot, a backup for when the power is out etc... I bought it in the hopes of using it as an every day pot, and I find it inconvenient. We usually have a tea kettle on the stove so it isn't a big deal to heat the water and pour it through, but after it drips, when you need to have a bowl or saucer to set the top half in.... Or else you can wash it right away before you have your first cup, OR let it drip on your counter, OR you can leave the top half in place to pour, but hang on to both halves, the top can fall off. It is generally shelved and I use my percolator. It's a well made pot, a good idea, and I do use it now and then. In retrospect, it is a rather expensive alternative to a good stainless percolator that, in my opinion, is a better option.
May 7, 2011
Love this coffee maker, we used the drip kind for years and are delighted with the fresh flavor this pot creates. I am drinking more coffee than before, which may or may not be a good thing but I am happy with it.
Nov 13, 2010
After suffering for months with crunchy percolated coffee on our wood stove, I was so happy to receive this non-electric drip pot! No more Mississippi Mud. No more worrying about bending or breaking the percolator basket or glass knob on the lid. This stainless steel pot is so much easier to use and clean. Fast enough to brew two batches back-to-back to fill our big thermos, which used to take nearly an hour with the perked coffee maker. Loved this so much I'm buying them as gifts for all my friends out here in the Alaska bush.
Nov 5, 2010
This coffee maker is fantastic! The electric coffee makers in the stores are made from a porous type of plastic that seems to absorb old coffee smells. Eventually, it ruins the flavor of the coffee. The stainless steel is easy to wash and will last a lifetime. I was skeptical of this coffee maker when I received it as a gift, but now I am its biggest fan. I'll never have to buy another coffee pot for the rest of my life. 10 thumbs up! My coffee is delicious and I'm all hopped up on caffeine because I can't stop drinking it.
Sep 23, 2010
I didn't know what to expect , but this Drip Coffee Maker works pretty nice . The hardest part about using it, is how much coffee grounds to use . That's normal with any coffee maker . The price seemed a little high , but I'm sure it'll be the last coffee maker I have to buy . That's worth it . Russ Wisconsin
Jan 20, 2010
Love my coffee pot! No more waiting for a slow eletric drip coffee maker. We have even taken it on a trip and made coffee in our room.Those small kitchens have small drip coffee makers and this was so much faster. I have purchased many drip coffee makers over the years but I think this will be the last one I have to buy for many years. Would highly recommend this to anyone. Well worth the money.