Safety Precautions for Using a Coffee Percolator

Using a Coffee Percolator

A good cup of coffee jump-starts a good day for many of us. But there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. An excessive amount of coffee can hurt us fatally! For a 150-pound healthy man 70 cups, a day will do it in. There’s also the coffee percolator or maker.

Stovetop coffee percolators are made of aluminum and using a percolator continuously will result in aluminum poisoning!

Aluminum Poisoning

Too much aluminum intake might cause damage to the bloodstream. It will be in the way of iron intake, therefore, injuring metabolism. Overuse of an old percolator will cause aluminum poisoning.

If you’re using uncoated aluminum, then the risks will go further up. A study shows the link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease.

However, if the pot is aluminum and we heat acidic content such as tomato or coffee, the percentages of aluminum increases steadily. As a result, it violates coffee machine safety.

It is found that Farberware FCP412 Coffee Percolator comes with a stainless steel body which makes it durable and reduces the risk of aluminum poisoning. Moreover, it keeps the coffee warm inside it for a long time automatically. Besides, it is very much easy to handle as well. 

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Fire Safety

A few points how a coffee percolator may be the cause of the fire –

  • Approximately 145000 coffee maker caused a fire by wire overheating in 3008 alone
  • In 1989 a number of coffee makers were recalled off the market due to the malfunctioning of the coffee maker’s thermostat.
  • Thermoplastic insulation may get damaged due to heat or torn away and can cause short-circuit fire

For these reasons in some cases, coffee machines are not safe. 

Read more advantages of using a coffee percolator here.


After buying a new coffee pot many consumers taste some odd plastic taste that is not originated from the beans. There are traces of Byphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor that could lead to reproductive issues as far as infertility and cancers which is one of the major safety concerns of a coffee machine.

Rember these safety precautions and get to know about different types of coffee percolators.

If you’re still concerned, feel free to visit the FAQ section where I’ve answered the questions that people asked me.

Roja D’Costa
Hi there, it’s Roja D'Costa. I have been crazy about food for a very long time. I think from this, I got my passion for cooking. Cooking is my everything if I describe myself in a word. We all know that kitchen appliances play a great role in good cooking, That’s why I decided to give reviews about kitchen appliances. My reviews will not only help you to find the best kitchen appliance but also will help you to maintain the quality of your dish and most importantly it’s Taste. So brace yourself and be ready to explore what’s best for you. Happy Cooking!