Vintage Appliances Single Owner Auction | Nov 14 | 10am
Hughes is pleased to present this Single Owner Auction of Vintage & Antique Electric Home Appliances. This museum quality collection was amassed over 20 years seeking out the best examples of each piece with high standards for condition, completeness, and functionality. Many pieces are unused, in excellent to mint condition, and with their original box and tags. All are tested and in working condition.
Date: Sun, Nov 14, 2021 10:00 AM
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A true slice of American history, these appliances tell the fascinating story of the 20th Century’s extraordinary economic growth between WWI and WWII. Innovations in electrical power, industrial design, and advertising converged in a heyday for home appliance design. From the modernistic 1939 Walter Von Nessen Chase Comet Coffee Set and the Saarinen-inspired Manning Bowman Harmony Coffee Set to the 1930’s Victorian Universal and Royal Rochester Coffee Sets, this collection celebrates the breadth of industrial design in the first half of the 20th Century.
Lot 153: Walter Von Nessen for Chase Comet Coffee Set 1939
Beyond excellent design, these appliances were build to last! Impress your friends and family with tasty waffles, toast and hot coffee whipped up with vintage style. Percolator coffee is delicious when brewed correctly. See detailed instructions here for how to get the best results with a vintage Percolator.
Brewing In A Vintage Percolator
** DO NOT PLUG IN THE POT UNTIL YOU HAVE PUT WATER IN IT **
Measure 6 oz cold water for each measured cup you’re making. If you’re using a large mug, 3 cups will be enough for 1 mug.
Pour the water into the pot with the basket in place.
Use 1 round TB of ground coffee for each cup and add 1 TB for the pot. 3 cups = 4 TB coffee.
Most commercial ground coffees will do okay if you don’t grind your own. Percolators use a medium fine grind. If it’s too coarse you won’t get the full flavor. Not too fine because it will clog the basket and overflow.
Fill the basket with your ground coffee. Place the basket lid on the basket.
Put the pot lid on and you’re ready to plug in. Wait for it to start perking.
When you see it perk, set a timer for 23 min. To stop the perking, unplug the pot. You can adjust the time to suit your taste.
Let it sit for a minute so the coffee in the basket will drain into the pot. Your coffee will be lava hot. If it sits for a few minutes, it will be cool enough to drink.
You can’t leave the pot plugged it because it will continue perking and burn the coffee. NEVER allow the pot to boil dry because the heating element can break.
Wash the basket and lid with soapy water and dry all the parts. Rinse the pot with clear water and wipe dry with a paper towel. Every couple months, remove the brewing assembly from the pot, add 2 tablespoons baking soda to the pot and fill with water. Plug it in for 20 min which will remove any coffee reside from the inside of the pot. If you leave the aluminum parts inside, they will turn black, so be sure to remove.
Use a soft damp cloth on the outside to clean any coffee spots.
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