Sunbeam AP-20 automatic 10-cup percolator.

by James Jollimore
(New Windsor,N.Y.)

Sunbeam AP-20 Automatic Coffee Percolator.

Sunbeam AP-20 Automatic Coffee Percolator.

Sunbeam AP-20 Automatic Coffee Percolator.
1962 ad for the exact same model of Sunbeam percolator.

My percolator is 50yrs old and makes excellent coffee. I like that it has a dial that allows me to control the strength of the coffee so I get a perfect cup of coffee just the way I like it every time.


Back when this percolator was made things were built to last and will most likely outlast me.

Above is the photo of my percolator, plus I found an ad from life magazine April 1962. The sunbeam toaster in the picture my parents received as a wedding gift in 1960 it also works as good as when it was new.

I forgot to mention another reason that I like my percolator is that it is 1000w and it makes coffee super fast.

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Jan 24, 2015
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Can anyone beat 50 years for a coffee maker?
by: Coffee Detective

James, hi

Many thanks for the submission. If only the appliances we buy today would last as long!

Now let's see if there is anyone else out there who can beat 50 years. Somehow I doubt it.

BTW - I was looking on eBay and these percolators are selling for a pretty good price - some at $80 and over.

Best wishes,

Nick
aka Coffee Detective

May 18, 2015
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AP20 strength dial
by: George

Anyone know where I can get a replacement "strength dial" switch for this model?

May 20, 2015
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AP20 strength dial
by: James

Try kitchenmadeusa.com they restore vintage small appliances they might know where you can obtain a strength dial

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