Pros:Makes great coffee and tea. Last forever. Still looks new after 25 years.
The Bottom Line: Buy it. It will outlast you.
I've had my Model 281104 Presto percolator for about 25 years. We previously went through 3 drip coffee makers in two years. I did not want an aluminum coffee maker. I've seen the display models in the stores already scratched up and looking old.I use it about once a week, usually to make tea since we moved to Texas in 1991. Two large tea bags for a pot. The I unplug it and let the tea cool down to about 100 degrees F. I put it in a plastic half gallon bottle that originally came with cranberry juce. I put 5/8 of a cup of sugar and about a quarter cup of lemon juice in it and shake it up. Then I fill the bottle the rest of the way with water and put it in the refirgerator. It makes great ice tea. And of course it makes great coffee too.
Tea tends to stain the stainless steel coffee maker more than coffee. But that's no problem. several times a year I fill it to the top with water and put a little bleach in it. I put the basket, lid and tub in it too. In a few hours it looks (and works) just like it did when I took it out of the box in 1982.