The best way to clean a percolator is with white vinegar and water. First wash with dish soap and hot water, rinse, then fill to the highest water level with one part vinegar and two parts water, plug it in and let it run through its full perk cycle. Empty water-vinegar mix, rinse, fill with cold water to max water level and run through full perk cycle again.All of the perky copulators that I have had, have eventually been given away to friends. Coffee percolators need regular cleaning if you don't want a manky tasting brew. Unfortunately they are not usually cleaner friendly.
Instant coffee and an easy to use and clean Ilsa Napoletana , Cuccamella for proper coffee are my methods these days.
Same here. Been eyeing the Phin for a while now. Still haven't pulled the trigger.I have been looking into and toying with the ideas of a Phin and an Ibrik. Just haven't pulled the trigger yet. I don't have a decent grinder either so I am at the mercy of preground most of the time.