Farberware Coffee Makers
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Original review: July 14, 2017

It's great that Farberware Coffee Makers can make coffee and hot water. I obviously love having the setting to have my coffee ready in the morning. I like and love it. I like the sleek look, too. However, the carafe is hard to clean. The water sometimes tastes like coffee. I wish the lines were separate from each other. This is fine for hot chocolate but not for tea. Nevertheless, it is so simple to use. Put the coffee in and hit the button. It also gives the option to make a small pot of coffee which runs it slower so that the coffee isn't weak. That feature is simple and fun.

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Original review: July 11, 2017

It's simple to use and easy to clean. It functions perfectly well for someone who only wants one or two cups of coffee at a time. It uses k cups and brews fairly quickly. The turnaround time between brews is relatively short. But the cord is too short and water reservoir overflows easily when adding water. It spills out of the back and you don't always know that it's happening. Also, it does not work well for multiple cups as you have to wait in between each cup for it to cool down. Other than that, it has a good warranty and good customer service. Very good value for the price.

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Original review: March 26, 2017

When my old Black and Decker coffee pot died I went and bought this Farberware 12 cup from Wal-Mart. Worked great for about two weeks. Now the element won't turn on and it won't brew anything. Waste of cash. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. On top of things they won't do anything for me because like most people I can't find the receipt to get it replaced.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 27, 2017

Like others who have voiced similar discontent, the Farberware electric percolators (both 8 and 12 cup) I have owned over the years have tended to malfunction within a few months of use and most likely due to poor design or manufacture of heating sensors. I have not contacted the company to complain so I do not know what the quality of their customer service, but if they or any other manufacturer chooses to make their products in China or anywhere else for that matter for economic reasons for the company, at least get your product to work right.

4 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Dec. 10, 2016

My complaint is just like everyone else. I took it out of the box, made sure charcoal filter pushed all the way in but it leaked like a sieve. Quality!!! Not one bit of quality! Only good thing is the cash register couldn't get a definite price (which turned out to be $19.75 or so but I paid $8 because someone put it under the wrong price. Worst 8 bucks I've ever spent. Back to Bunn. Hey Farberware... You suck!

2 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 27, 2016

A Farberware user for over 40 yrs. For more than 30 of those years, the Farberware percolators worked like a charm and were work horses. Like many here before me, I can't believe how they breakdown in a year or less. I have 3, 12 cup pots lined up in my garage. They don't make coffee any longer. They make tea. Hey Farberware, if I drank tea I would have purchased a tea pot. It's a shame that such an iconic American brand has lost its way.

13 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Sept. 5, 2016

I have loved my small Farberware 2-4 C Percolator. I've used it every morning for the last 2 years. Even taking it on every trip because it is the perfect size. But last week it stopped brewing coffee and it is just lukewarm. In reading reviews I see it is the thermostat & being MADE in CHINA, some people's coffee makers are breaking after a couple months!!! This is UNACCEPTABLE, Farberware!!! My family has been diehard Farberware users for 3 GENERATIONS!! Both my Grandmothers only used Farberware Pans, full sets. My Mother, a Home Economist & Huge Cook for a big family ONLY used Farberware because it was stainless & cooked well!!! When I registered for my wedding 30 years ago I only registered for Farberware because of the quality!!

To take your production to CHINA is to destroy your reputation on your products! These coffee makers should last more than 3 months or 2 years!! We should be able to REFER our friends & family to them because of quality. Come back to the USA for ALL products, Farberware. Stand by your products & your reputation like you use to!!

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17 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 3, 2016

The BEST electric percolator I ever owned was an old Dormeyer. When it broke I picked up a cheap Farberware and was content for a few years. It wasn't as nice as the Dormeyer, but I tried a drip and hated it. When the heating element went I found a Farberware Superfast. The coffee was weaker, but as I'd aged, so did my tummy, so I put up with it. Then I had the "weak tea" look happen one day and found myself without my morning Joe, which really irritated me. Hubby immediately went out and bought another Superfast he'd seen at a thrift shop (he isn't the sort to put up with a complaining wife).

I hope to find another Dormeyer. My mother always swore by the Pyrex Cornflower pot, even though hers was recalled because the handles were falling off. Dad said he didn't care and every time he found one at a yard sale, he'd buy it just in case theirs broke. (I should have kept one of theirs.) Hope this helps someone have a happier morning than I had today.

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4 people found this review helpful
Original review: Aug. 25, 2016

I started using the Farberware superfast coffee maker about 8 months ago. It was fantastic - fast coffee, good strength. About 1 month ago the coffee came out the color of tea - weak and watery. I thought I hadn't put enough grains in and tried again - still weak. I tried about 10 times since to make a strong cup of coffee but nothing has worked. I loved the initial coffee but hesitate to buy another because of the short life of the coffeemaker.

7 people found this review helpful
Original review: Feb. 22, 2016

Makes great coffee but the carafe is horrible! When you pour out (whether water in the pot or coffee out of the pot) it spills every time. What a mess!

6 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 2, 2016

I have always owned Farberware percolators, and very satisfied with them. I came on this site to make a complaint as so many have with the same problems. Coffee tasting horrible. Coffee was not coming out hot. So wait! I go to and call their toll free number and explained to the operator. She told me to wash it out using Dip-it Lime-A-way. I can't believe it. I have my hot good tasting coffee back, and the pot is like shiny and new. I also started using the round filters so no coffee grounds would settle in the bottom. So I really don't have a complaint. Just wanted to inform everyone. It is worth a try. I am glad I didn't throw my pot away. Good luck everyone.

15 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 9, 2015

Farberware superfast automatic model 138 M. I have had this coffee pot over twenty years. Using it daily. I have purchased five different coffee maker, usually they last about two years. This has outlasted them all. I kept buying coffee pots that looked good with the decor. Wrong!

10 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 16, 2015

Just as so many people before me have complained, my percolator also stopped perking, after just a few short months. My pot was very hot, water very hot, but when I poured my "coffee", it looked like tea. I opened up the top and the grounds were barely wet. It appeared as though it perked just a few times and stopped, but continued to heat. Of course I thought it was my fault, maybe I didn't get the perk tube in correctly. So I tried again, and lo and behold, great coffee. Not so lucky there on out. So after a lot of wasted coffee, time, and frustration, that would be the last pot of coffee I was to get out of a $70 pot. Tomorrow I am off to Target to buy another brand. They have 2 others to choose from. I think I will check this site before I choose though, lol.

12 people found this review helpful
Original review: Sept. 13, 2015

Coffee Pot was purchased 1 year ago. I don't think it should of stop working properly so soon. I tried new cord and still coffee is weak. Please help because I love my coffee pot. Sad but true. Kindly respond and let me know my options. Farberware 12 oz. coffee pot. #485F E70052 Model PCP.

8 people found this review helpful
Original review: Aug. 1, 2015

Bought at Walmart. The pot spills coffee when it pours just as others have said. My personal frustration is the quality of coffee it brews. When I fill the pot with 6 cups of water and then transfer for brewing, I can see on the side that resevoir shows 4 cups worth of water. This has resulted in lots of wasted coffee because we can't get the ratio of water to coffee grounds correct for a decent tasting cup of coffee. It's either way too strong or way too weak. The coffee tastes horrible. I have been brewing coffee for years and have NEVER had so much trouble brewing a cup of coffee. I bought it 3-4 months ago when my 8-year old Mr. Coffee busted. This coffee maker is awful and a waste of money and I am now looking to buy something else. Just a shame I have to do that.

6 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 24, 2015

I love my 20 year old farberware percolator, so I bought a new and have struggled with the bitterness taste ever since. I tried several comparison coffees, creamers etc. but it boils down to the temp just being too hot and producing a bitter brew. Please understand I like hot coffee, but this unit's calibration must be off.

10 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 20, 2015

Farberware Millennium 12-Cup and 8-10 Cup Coffee Makers. I have been using Farberware coffee makers (2-pronged, Superfast) for over 30 years. I swore they made the best coffee I had ever tasted. A couple of years ago one I had had for many years quit working and I went out and bought a new, 3-pronged Millennium 12-cup and it made the worst coffee I have ever tasted (except for the one time I got coffee at a McDonald's that had some sort of cleaning fluid in it). I thought maybe it was that particular pot, so I bought another one. Same thing; terrible coffee. I then bought an 8-10 cup pot. Also terrible. I am now searching thrift stores for the original 12-cup 2-pronged. I noticed that the material on the inside of the new pots is not the same type of finish as the old pots. Whatever Farberware is doing now is NOT working and I am sorely, sorely disappointed.

16 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 18, 2015

Purchased the coffee pot. The glass dispenser with the plastic pouring spout spills coffee over the sides. It causes a big mess, plus loss of coffee. I wish we could replace the carafe. The coffee pot brews very good coffee and I like the ability of extending the time in order to keep the coffee hot. Please step up and replace the carafe. Model 103744. Purchased at Walmart.

4 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 1, 2015

I have been buying Farberware coffee pots for the past 25 years and am very disappointed with the product they are making. The coffee pot does not last more than 1 1/2 years. It just stops making hot coffee and doesn't drip all the way. This last one lasted only 6 months. Called the 800 number and it doesn't even list Farberware products. I will not buy another one again which saddens me because they use to make good products.

20 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 1, 2015

My 12 cup programmable worked perfect for about 11 months until I moved. I cleaned it, packed it, got to new place, set it up. Now it takes over an hour to brew a pot. Very frustrating. It supposedly has 2 year warranty but after the move can't find receipt.

6 people found this review helpful
Original review: May 28, 2015

I have never poured a cup of coffee that it didn't spill out around the lid. If I hold the lid back it helps but this process is very awkward. I used Mr Coffee for years but bought the Farberware brand because it projected itself as being higher quality. I have found that not to be true. I'd like my coffee maker replaced.

6 people found this review helpful
Original review: May 20, 2015

12 cup Coffee Maker Model #103744I got this coffee maker for a birthday present from my husband. This has to be the worst coffee maker I have ever had. 1.) When pouring a cup of coffee, the coffee spills more on the counter than my cup. 2.) When the coffee is brewing, it pours over the lid and down the carafe to the burner which makes a sizzling noise. 3.) It comes with a charcoal filter for the water but they do not have replacements. The one that makes me the most mad is number 2 because it could possibly start a fire or short out the burner. I have had it for almost 5 months now and thought maybe it needed to be broke in a little but nope. I am going to see if I can return it because this coffee maker I think is a hazard.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 28, 2015

I bought my first 4 cup Farberware pot about 15 years ago lasted about 8 years. The cord that goes into the pot area just caved in that area. I bought another one it lasted about 2 years, just stopped heating and would leak from the bottom. Number 3 is now about 3 yrs old, coffee starts reperking instead of staying warm. I quit, will not buy again.

11 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 23, 2015

I have a model 103477 for a number of years, maybe 4 yrs. I notice in on the glass reservoir is starting to turn green. I guess it is mold. I clean the machine once with white vinegar and water, also with an commercial type coffee cleaner. The green mold is still there. How do I get rid of it? I would hate to throw it away. I would then get another brand. Can you help me with this problem.

4 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 18, 2015

12 cup coffee maker model 103744 - I bought this coffee maker over a year ago. Within the first few weeks of owning it, the lid to the pot broke off. From day one, the coffee does not pour properly and it drips coffee on the counter. If you pour it real slow with the lid up, it will minimize the amount that you waste and have to clean up after each pour of a cup. I have tried for months to buy a replacement charcoal filter for the water reserve tank and have NEVER been able to find any. I am on a list to be emailed when they become available from the box store I bought it from. I do not think they will ever become available because I have a belief that this model has now been discontinued. I guess it is time to buy a new and different brand of coffee maker.

12 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 9, 2015

I just bought this product and discover the pot leaks around the plastic cover which caused me to burn my hand and leak on everything while pouring. Each time I have nearly as much coffee on the countertop as in my cup. I don't use because it makes such a mess and is impractical to have to cleanup the counter each time I use it.

8 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 17, 2015

I have used Farberware coffee pots since 1958. My mom gave me 2-4 cup size she had and I had it for 7 yrs. - it burned out. I have purchased 4, all 3 sizes for myself. I still have all 3 and they all work well, I love my Farberware pot. I love 2 to 4 cup most because just me, my others I use often when friends and family visit. One of the ladies wrote about being made in China. Yes they are now, I think Black & Decker bought Farberware out. I still have one pot made in USA...NO MATTER when my pot don't work anymore. I'll always buy Farberware. I make coffee twice a day most every day.

I've bought several Farberware coffee pots for family and friends and they all love them. This pot makes the best tasting coffee. I just sent a friend one that's in college. These pots are also easy to clean. When friends drink coffee from my pot, they buy the Farberware pot. I don't like it that they are made in China, but if that's the only way I can get one when I need it, I'll purchase it.

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11 people found this review helpful
Original review: Feb. 7, 2015

I have used these for 30+ years. As I drink a lot of coffee and use it daily, they burn out rather quickly, about 1-1 1/2 years. I've learned to save the cords from the old pot as they can randomly burn out too, but because of the quality, I have been willing to replace them. However, my last 3 pots have been junk and even shorter lived. A hole burned through the 1 pot in under 3 months. The 2nd pot started brewing weak, cold coffee at 3 months and my LAST stopped brewing at 6 months, after several months of adding more coffee to compensate it getting weaker. Sadly, the quality is just not there and I will be replacing with a different brand.

28 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 31, 2015

I just went through everyone else's complaints and I have to agree. We have been using Farberware Coffee Pots for 40 years and just in the last 5-10 years or so, they have turned into crap. We have tried other manufacturers and methods and they are either terrible at making a simple cup of coffee or just too inconvenient. I love the Farberware method! Now, they make them in China and even though they have a QC stamp on the bottom, the thermostats are just plain lousy, cheap, poor quality, and bad, bad, bad. I will buy a replacement one, because I like the percolator, but if doesn't last, I will have to figure something else out. This is an American tragedy.

40 people found this review helpful
Original review: Nov. 30, 2014

This Farberware Coffeemaker should be removed... You waste a cup of coffee just trying to pour a cup. Your what grout gets stained. All because of a poor designed glass carafe... Give me a break and test your products before you put them on shelf to sell...

18 people found this review helpful

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