How to Use a General Electric Automatic Percolator

General Electric offers two types of automatic percolators, one holds 12 cups, which is designed for everyday household use. The other is a 40 cup coffee urn, designed more for office or party settings. In either model, coffee is made in much the same way.

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Cup of coffee

12-Cup Model

Step 1

Wash and dry all parts of the percolator before the first use. This will remove any shipping or packaging dust from the appliance.

Step 2

Fill the coffee pot with water for the desired amount of coffee as indicated by the fill lines inside the pot.

Step 3

Place the basket stem inside the pot, then place the coffee basket on the stem.

Step 4

Place approximately 1 tbsp. of coarsely ground coffee per cup into the basket. For example, for a full pot, use at least 12 tbsp. of coffee.

Step 5

Place the lid on the pot, and lock it in place by turning the lid into the locking position.

Step 6

Plug the electric cord into the machine then into a wall outlet. The coffee pot will begin to perk automatically, once it is plugged into the power.

Step 7

Allow approximately 1 minute per cup for the coffee to perk. The ready light will glow when the coffee is done.

40-Cup Urn

Step 1

Fill the coffee urn with water to the appropriate water gauge line marked inside the urn.

Step 2

Place the stem and basket into the urn.

Step 3

Fill the coffee basket with coarsely ground coffee. A full 40 cups may take 2 1/2 cups or more of coffee for full flavor.

Step 4

Attach the lid to the machine. Plug the electric cord into the coffee urn and the opposite end into an electrical outlet. The coffee urn will begin brewing automatically.

Step 5

Watch for the blue light to appear as this indicates the coffee is brewing. The blue light will turn green when the coffee is ready to serve.