Steel replacement parts for aluminum coffee percolator?

by Kim
(New Jersey)


I love my stovetop, glass percolator. It not only makes delicious, rich coffee - it also makes it HOT. (I hate tepid coffee from a drip). The problem is, the plastic parts.

I recently bought an old Pyrex glass stovetop percolator, with glass stem and basket - however, the basket bottom and lid appear to be aluminum. I'm wondering if no one has ever made steel replacements for these aluminum parts?

I also have an all steel stovetop pot, however, I like the see-through glass.



Sounds like you’re a serious percolator fan!

I can’t say I know the answer to your question, but I don’t imagine you’ll be able to find steel replacement parts for a particular model of percolator that includes aluminum.

That said, I’m publishing your question because I know we have a lot of readers who are fans of percolators, and maybe one or more of them will be able to help you.

My guess is that you’ll have to find a new percolator that is made just with glass and steel.

Best wishes,


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Sep 04, 2016
All glass percolator basket
by: Wendy Girl

I have an ALL GLASS basket. The area with holes is white and the globe is clear, in my Pyrex 4-6 cup pot. Who is the manufacturer? THANKS!

Sep 03, 2016
A well kept secret..........
by: Anonymous


I am glad it worked out for you.
This trick appears to be a well kept secret.


Aug 17, 2016
Farberware Perc
by: Nora

Airborne, I wanted to come on here and thank you for your post about using the Farberware basket as a replacement for the Pyrex one. I recently purchased a 9 cup Pyrex perc from Etsy and upon receiving it, noticed that there were chips on the base of the stem. Ugh, I was completely disappointed. I started scouring Etsy, Ebay and then with no luck. Seller of my chipped item offered to send me a replacement parts, but I believe the one she has is metal (aluminum). Thankfully, a google search brought me here to your post! Many thanks again, it's working well :)

Aug 14, 2016
All stainless insert
by: Airborne

The Farberware insert is all stainless and this is what I use in my Pyrex; no plastic or aluminum are involved. It works great. I have the 9 cup Pyrex.

Aug 06, 2016
stainless with pyrex
by: Kim

Those of you who have tried the Farberware stainless inserts in a pyrex pot - do you still have to use the plastic lid? I can't imagine the stainless lid fits...

Jul 28, 2016
Stainless insert for glass Pyrex
by: Airborne

Yes, I am using the all stainless in my Pyrex coffee pot maker. It is a tight fit, height wise, but mine works just fine.

Jul 16, 2016
steel insert for Pyrex
by: KL

Wow - thanks for this info, including the link! I actually bought an all-stainless pot, but it's large (I think 10 cup) and the basket does not fit the pyrex. I like it, but my husband really prefers seeing the coffee in the clear glass. He doesn't mind using the glass pot with plastic inserts - but I don't like the plastic!

So maybe the insert from this smaller steel pot will fit. Have you tried it? I'm wondering if it may be heavy for the glass.

If I do buy it - I'll report back if it worked!

Jul 15, 2016
by: pistachio


that is Soooooo simple......

[ I feel like a ninny ]


Jul 10, 2016
Stainless insert for Pyrex coffee maker....
by: Airborne

For those looking for an ''all'' stainless insert for the Pyrex coffee is the solution you are looking for.

The insert in the Faberware Stainless Coffee Pot, will fit in your Pyrex.

Apr 22, 2016
perc - SS - indestructible
by: pistachio

I had at one time a Pyrex glass percolator.

I enjoyed it immensely and was always fascinated by the visible transition from clear water to coffee as the first perks began to infuse the water.
Kinda like turning water to wine, an amazing event.

I cannot find an aluminum free glass perc pot but I still love to perc coffee.

Today's electric perc pots don't do anything for me so I have decided to stay with Indestructible Stainless Steel

A quick search on Amazon will yield good results. There are pages of choices though my two favorite stovetop perc pots is


both equal in quality however I prefer and have the Copco. Amazingly both are about Twenty Bucks.
Keurig should fold. LoL!

Mar 16, 2016
glass and steel!
by: Kim

Carafe coffee makers have come back, French presses are in style, and people are finding out that the popular Keurig is no fun to clean (if you worry about the tubes...) Someone should bring back the stovetop glass percolator with steel parts! Somebody write to Pyrex!

Mar 16, 2016
Steel replacement parts for a flameware Pyrex coffee pot
by: Kim

Hi, I too am trying to figure out how to replace the aluminum bottom and top of the coffee grounds basket, for an otherwise perfect nontoxic coffee percolator. Please let me know if anyone discovers an alternative to the aluminum.

Dec 13, 2015
Finally! A glass stovetop percolator with non-metallic inserts!
by: Anonymous

After my second electric percolator burned out, I opened the base of the electric percolator. could never keep out the water from my washings so the wiring eventually corroded and heating element stopped working. I don't think I will buy another metallic one until the manufacturers can find a way to seal that base chamber to keep the wash water out. Luckily, I found a glass (borosilicate) percolator with a handle made out of phenolic (?) plastic as written on the box of the unit. The plastic inserts appear to be made of the same plastic material as the carafe's handle because they share the same color and feel. Marketed and manufactured by Medelco ( under the "One All" brand (, I bought mine (Model PK008) from for $14.99 plus shipping. The unit has a maximum capacity of 8 cups, which is equivalent to 40 ounces. Plastic inserts and lid are dishwasher safe. Glass carafe must be washed by hand only. It comes with a wire trivet to place on electric coil stoves for heating the carafe. This trivet does not need to be used for heating the carafe on gas or ceramic glass stovetops. I've only used it twice and you do need to know the temperature and heating time to figure out how to make the coffee according to personal preference. Good luck!

Aug 20, 2015
to perc or not to perc..... !
by: Anonymous

I really do not think you will find stainless parts for sale and I do not think you will find baskets from other perc coffee pots that will fit.

Sorry to say I don't think this is gonna happen for you.

I like glass also and was always fascinated by the transition from water to coffee... for me it's like the miracle for water to wine...

I checked Amazon and saw an old glass perc pot used from long ago made by FLAMEWARE. $125 and guess what.. Aluminum basket top and bottom... Arrgh!

Ok,, I agree,, no aluminum no plastic...

If you give up the glass there are great choices for full Stainless Steel Perc Pot everywhere including Amazon.

Since you like the glass idea,, you really should visit Amazon and search Silex and Vacuum and Syphon or Siphon Coffee Makers...

If you don't know,,, the process is amazing where the clear water reaches boiling on the bottom vessel and magically as if to defy gravity pours upwards to mix with the coffee grounds that will float freely in the water....and the transition from clear to coffee is great...

When the temp cools to negate the Vacuum pressure the coffee flow down with gravity but the grounds are caught in the net or basket...

This coffee is extremely smooth and much different from perc. But,, it is totally fascinating.....

There was a time when Silex was a little popular...


ps, I found on Ebay an old glass perk with SS on E Bay:

Vintage Pyrex Glass Percolator Coffee Pot Flameware Smoke 9 Cup 7826-B Corning

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