The West Bend 13500 coffee urn is a 55-cup commercial coffee percolator.
It is made of polished aluminum with a black plastic base. The UL-listed coffee percolator makes one cup per minute and features a secure twist cover, an aluminum body and brew basket. It has a 2-way dripless faucet with heat resistant handles and base.
The unit comes with a light alarm that detects when coffee is ready to serve. The instructions are also printed on the urn itself, so it doesn't matter if you lose the paper printed manual. The percolator also comes with a scrub brush for cleaning. The unit has to be hand washed and cannot be placed in the dish washer.
It is made in the USA and measures 18-1/4H x 11W x 13-1/2L inches and weighs only 8.6 pounds. The West Bend 13500 comes with an automatic temperature control, on and off switch, and a water-level marker. The West Bend 13500 coffee urn can be washed by hand only, not with a dishwasher.
This is the ideal coffee percolator for big crowds. Some people said that they use it for their church congregation. Those who have used this percolator say that you can have 55 cups of coffee in less than an hour. It also comes with a convenient on and off switch which other percolators don't have.
Others say they use it for catering services for weddings, funerals, and big office parties. Some users also said that they use the Bend 13500 coffee urn for community centers, cafes, diners and restaurants. It beats having to brew coffee on a regular sized coffee brewer several times a day.
Some reviews said that the West Bend 13500 coffee urn came in the mail damaged. The base according to some buyers, easily breaks. Once broken, they could not make the unit stand upright properly. A number of buyers also said that it was more expensive than other percolators. The unit is also large which makes it harder to clean.
The black handles on the sides are also made of plastic which does not look tough enough to carry to whole machine if the percolator is full of coffee.
Despite some minor complaints, the West Bend 13500 coffee urn is still considered by most as one of the best coffee percolator for large gatherings like funerals, weddings, church meetings, and office parties. It is also useful for hospitals, waiting rooms, bars, restaurants, and offices.
The price is worth it if you consider the convenience of just brewing coffee once instead of several times on a regular coffee maker. You don't have to keep refilling a small coffee maker. You won't have to deal with changing filters often. You just turn the percolator on and leave it. After less than an hour, you will have enough coffee for at least 55 people.
The West Bend 13500 coffee urn is sturdy and tough, and makes brewing coffee for large crowds a bit more convenient for organizers and caterers.
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