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Dec 28, 2009
Are both the upper and lower sections made of glass?
Yes, Both are made of glass, You need to watch carefully that you don't let it boil dry in the brewing process. There shoud be about 1/8" inch water left in the bottom when you remove it from the burner. If you let it boil dry the bottom glass will crack.
From: Philadelphia, Pa.
Sep 09, 2010
Does the pot come in metal other than glass??
Sorry, this stovetop vacuum coffee maker is only made in glass.
By: astrid coffee lover
From: Orchard Park, NY
Mar 09, 2011
Do you get the top and stand for this? I have a yama and when I take off the top, it doubles as a place to put the top half into the little round tube which sometimes causes the glass tube to break. Does this one have something to put the top carafe into to balance it? What kind of filter is used with this one? With my yama it uses cloth filters that I have to replace. Thanks for any help.
You do receive the top and bottom with this coffee maker. There is a glass funnel that the water will go through to mix with the coffee grounds. There is a hook that is connected from the filter to the glass funnel.
Dec 28, 2011
does it work on gaz burner.thank you vacum coffe maker
Hi. This can work on a gas burner. They recommend that a heat diffuser plate be used with it to prevent damage, but i've read some peoples' experience without a diffuser. They just heat it at a medium-high setting.
From: GREAT NECK , NY
Jun 19, 2012
MANY YEARS AGO AND I AM 72 NOW I HAD A STAINLESS STEAL COFFEE MAKER WHICH WAS BASED ON GRAVITY... THE WATER HEATED ROSE TO UPPER PART AND THEN FILTERED DOWN., I SINCE HAVE A GLASS MAKER BUT I AM UNCOMFOTYABLE TO USE GLASS ITEM AS I AM AFRAID IT WILL BREAK.... DO YOU STILL PRODUCE THE BODEM IN STAINLESS OR CAN YOU SUGGEST WHERE I MIGHT FIND IT.... THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
Hi. Sorry, I can't seem to find any manufacturers that still make the stainless steel vacuum coffee makers. Perhaps some vintage stores or private online sellers would have them. Some brands that used to make them are Nicro, Adcraft, and Clydeware. Thanks!
From: Milford, Ct
Aug 09, 2012
What is the difference between the Bodum Santos and Bodum Pebo Vacuum coffee makers?
Hello, they are the same items. The Pebo was called the Santos before but has been renamed. Thank you!
Dec 15, 2012
what heat source does it need.
Hi. This is for use on stovetops. This can work on a gas burner, electric top, and methylated spirits stove. They recommend that for gas stoves, a heat diffuser plate be used with it to prevent damage, but i've read some peoples' experience without a diffuser. They just heat it at a medium-high setting. Thanks!
From: Loris, S.C.
Jan 26, 2013
I had one of these back in the late 60s and early 70s. My question : Do I need filters. I can remember that it did make very good coffee. I will have to learn all over again how to do this.
Hello, this item includes a nylon filter. Thank you!
From: austin texas
Nov 15, 2014
Can this product be used on an electric glass top range?
Hello, this can be used on an electric top, gas burner, and methylated spirits stove. As an aside, it is recommended that for gas stoves a heat diffuser plate be used with it to prevent damage. Thank you!
From: Laguna Woods, CA
Feb 17, 2015
Please give directions on how to make the coffee in this vacuum coffee maker.
Hello, here are the instructions for this product:
1) Pour the required amount of water into the bottom glass jug.
2) Then place the jug either on an electric, gas or methylated spirits stove. The glass jug may not be wet on the outside. For gas stoves we recommend that you use a heat diffuser.
3) Now insert the filter in the funnel.4) There is a small chain on the filter with a hook. Pull the chain gently and secure the hook to the edge of the tube.
5) Place the ground coffee in the funnel. Use one scoop of coffee for each cup. Any grind of coffee can be used.
6) Now place the funnel on the jug and bring the water to a boil.
7) The water in the jug will now rise into the funnel and mix with the ground coffee. Around 2 cm of water will remain in the glass jug at the bottom. (If no water remains in the jug, it must be removed from the heat immediately and then replace since there is a risk that it will crack from the heat).
8) Now take the coffee machine off the heat and place it on a surface which is neither cold nor wet. The coffee is now “brewed”, the coffee should now pass into the lower jug. Should it cease to fall into the jug simply replace onto the heat and bring to the boil again.
9) As soon as the coffee has run out of the funnel into the jug, remove the funnel. The coffee is now ready to drink. Clean the funnel by removing the coffee grinds, releasing the filter hook from the glass tube and rinsing both thoroughly.