07-14-2014 12:50 PM
I've been selling the inserts of the 9 Cup Corning Ware Blue Cornflower Stove top percolators/coffee pots for years on Ebay. I thought only the pot was recalled not the parts. Ebay just shut my recent auction only selling the parts. Has Ebay changed its policy about the parts?
05-28-2014 08:08 PM
I forgot I had kept them after Corning mailed to me and found with the owners manuals for my Corning percolators.
If you do decide to get a percolator remember to look for the models on the first list I posted. This is my E-1210-8 pot and you can see the three digit number to the right of the handle on the metal band and these three numbers will vary on the pots that have them. This is NOT part of the recall and is safe to use. Mine stays on our kitchen counter daily unless it is on the breakfast table.
05-28-2014 04:57 AM
Thanks for posting - this info does help clarify things.
I have the 6-cup rangetop perculator with the stainless steel pouring lip. I can't find a model number on my pot.
Per the second illustration you just posted, it looks like mine was on that recall list. It's still sitting in my kitchen - not put to any use.
I spotted another at a thrift store last week but didn't pick it up. I noticed it was gone pretty quickly. It also had the stainless steel rim.
From the illustrations you posted, I'm thinking that the easiest way to spot those recalled from those not recalled is by the rim. Looks like the stainless steel rims were the ones they were havinging problems with - and the glass pouring rim pots were okay.
I do like to pick up pieces in the cornflower blue pattern whenever I come accross them - will probably just stay away from any perculators I see though.
Okay so - I have no idea what to do with this perculator I have in my kitchen. Can I use it as a planter for kitchen herbs?
05-23-2014 03:39 PM
Regarding ALL Corning percolators and or coffee pots:
Back in the 1990's I contacted Corning about an extra cord to have on hand (before Ebay) Corning advised me on the recall and that no more parts were available. Corning mailed me these diagrams about percolators involved and not involved. I wish to share them with all of you.
I have used my Corning E-1210-8 percolator for more than 40 years Never a problem and I drink coffee more than I should daily.
In 1976 after the recall Corning still made the E-1210 Cornflower, E-1210-8 Spice O' Life, and E-1210-9 Country Festival percolators. Consumers mail their unsafe pots in and were sent a new safe percolator in one of these three patterns, because these were the only patterns availible.
04-12-2014 09:10 AM
Thank you! Very helpful.
I just did one more google search - before putting my pot to work boiling water for tea - and found http://www.corellecorner.com/company-history/241-c
I was thinking that, hey! If the handle hasn't fallen off yet, after all these years, I'm probably safe! Right? But - it seems quite the opposite (according to this site) it seems that the recall was for all of these pots (not just specific ones) and the glue holding the handles in place tends to weaken over time with use and washing - so it would seem that the older the pot is, the more susceptible it is to handles falling off.
"the connection between the black handle and the metal collar is not the problem, the fault lies with how the metal collar is attached to the glass-ceramic pot. They are glued together, and in time the glue will shrink and crack after repeated heating cycles and exposure to moisture. The seepage of coffee, water and detergents into the overlap between the pot and the collar is particularly destructive"
Okay - so this pot will probably live out its retirement days holding flowers - and I think I will buy a new pot for boiling water :-)
04-12-2014 08:00 AM
The one you show in the link is definitely a stove-top model. My grandmother had - and for many years used - one just like it, back in the days before the Mister Coffee & other kitchen coffee makers became ubiquitous.
The recall was indeed for the handles on certain Corningware pots - apparently, they had a nasty habit of falling off... I don't know which models were actually involved in the "recall" - but eBay apparently disallows all of them, recalled or not.
Your pot was made for stove-top use, and as such, it would certainly be safe to use on a stove for heating water - provided that you're not concerned about the handle. As mentioned, I don't know if that particular pot was actually recalled or not, but I would check it often & confirm that the handle is not loose, cracked, or otherwise unstable. You certainly don't want the handle to fall off and leave you covered in boiling water!
04-11-2014 06:59 PM
its an electric appliance, so, no,
you would not want to use it on a stove.
these were recalled because of the hazard of catching fire.
is it really worth it to risk using?
your dh is correct. flowers.
Oh - Mine's not electric - it doesn't have any cords. I was told the recall was due to the handles falling off. This isn't my pic - but is what mine looks like: http://img.thrfun.com/images/database/tff42226801.
No - I wouldn't even think of putting an electric appliance on the stove! I'm assuming this is a stovetop perculator. Though I'm in my 40s, drip coffee makers took the place of perculators by the time I started drinking coffee - and may parents didn't drink coffee - so I don't have a clue as to how to use a perculator!
I do seem to recall though - at relative's houses - seeing perculators on the stove as well as others with cords that sat on countertops. In my own home, we had a smaller pot (same design, different shape) that was used on the stove to boil water for tea. That's why I'm wondering if I could use this one to boil water for tea (without the perculator parts).
04-11-2014 05:59 PM
04-08-2014 05:33 PM
It sounds like if eBay lifts their block on selling this percolator then there are a lot of listings that will go up!
I found one last summer, listed it, and quickly received a phone call from eBay explaining that they had to pull my listing.
My percolator has been sitting around in my kitchen all this time. I have several pieces of the matching bakeware - it's my favorite for brownies & microwake rice dishes (Zatarain's!) I also recently found a pie plate - I think I'll keep it just because it matches, though I don't make pie.
So anyway - was actually moving things around my kitchen today and wondering what to do with this perculator. My husband suggested flowers - but - I wonder... I've been looking for a teapot - to boil water for tea - could I use this just to boil water?
I know this may sound like a really stupid question - but I honestly don't know. My mom had a much smaller pot (same design) for boiling water when I was a kid. We had a gas range then, I have an electric range now. I never use any of these pieces on the stove top - only microwave or oven.
Is this pot safe to boil water on an electric stovetop? (I don't mean in regards to the handle falling off / per the recall, I mean in regards to the pot itself - the glass on the electric burner)
And for that matter - does anyone know if the other covered dishes I have are safe for stovetop use?
03-28-2014 10:27 PM
I saw your post and thought I would contact you. I have a Corning Ware Cornflower percolator (the large one) that I bought at a flea market in November 2013. It looked to be in new condition but the plug caught fire ( the end that was plugged into the outlet, not the end that goes in the pot). Do you have the cord to your pot and if so, would you be willing to sell it?
09-26-2013 12:10 PM
Based on reading others experiences onother threads,you might consider it is likely not important whether Ebay is right or wrong on the variations of this item.
One should consider if the policy violations on your account (whther rightly or wrong applied) are worth the small profit one might get for this item.
09-26-2013 11:30 AM
My name is Tim and just wanted to let everyone in one information about the Corning Recalls for Percolators.
Corning had 2 Recalls one in 1976 and the other in 1979.
In 1976 during the recall people that sent in their percolators were sent new percolator with a three digit number to the right of the handle ingraved on the metal band of the coffee pot. Each three digit number on these percolators will be different for each pot. The percolators that DO NOT have this three digit number are NOT safe to use.
By 1979 Corning no longer made percolators because everyone was going to the automatic drip coffee makers. Corning even make a filter-drip coffee pot know as P-106.
I called Corning back in the early 90’s when I found a percolator at a Flea Market and asked about an extra cord. They revised about the Recall and sent me information to identify my percolator. We have the Spice O’ Life Percolator E-1210-8 model (with the 3 digit number) and use it almost everyday for more that twenty years. Well I also have a 6 and 10 cup stovetop percolator Spice O' Life both with the three digit number on the metal band. I use the stovetop with a filter-drip cone only because it take a long time to wait for the water to boil and perk on the stovetop.
If your sure about the percolator you have then call Corning 1-800-999-3436 and they will send or email a diagram on how identify your percolator. This is off the letter from the 90’s, but still their number…very cool.
I have tried to information Ebay on the details of the recall and was unsuccessful. If Ebay would just contact Corning!!!
03-30-2013 08:41 AM
There seems to be some confusion in these posts. For more specific info, please read the following: http://corellecorner.com/company-history/241-corni
02-15-2013 12:19 PM
first i was told by agent "Easter" that the item could be sold if the listing stated it had been repaired. i re-listed it with a photo of the pot, but clearly stated it was not for sale, and it was pulled again. this time when i called, trust and safety supervisor "Larry" said that the parts could not be sold either. when i asked him about the 219 other active listings for this part, he told me not to concern myself with other listings! i asked him to specify where it states in ebay listing rules that parts of recalled items (that have not themselves been stated in the recall) can not be listed. he could not, but said "trust me" it's a rule. it's hard to trust anyone at ebay when every agent gives a different answer ~ especially when an agent like "Larry" ends the call with a comment like, "if you don't believe me, you ca call back and speak to someone else".
FYI ~ the product safety recall is for the pot only, as stated above, because in "rare cases" the epoxy seal fails when heated and the pot can come loose from the handle.
it's extremely frustrating and unsettling to deal with ebay when the apply rules capriciously, and differently to different users.
10-14-2011 06:58 PM
I had one pulled a couple years ago (but mine had the screws). I found a listing of one of the recalled ones that had sold recently, so I contacted that seller and asked her for some info on this recall business, and asked her how she was able to sell hers without it being pulled. She told me the exact same thing that Skipper-J said above; that the listings that were being allowed to remain were listed as for the parts only, and that all the parts were present and accounted for. She said most sellers would include a couple of pics that showed the actual pot in the background. She went so far as to say it was like an unspoken knowledge between the buyer and seller that the auction was actually for the entire package. I just farmed the 5 I had out to my coffee-drinking family members, and they are still using them! I'm not taking any chances trying to list one!
10-03-2011 05:28 PM
Bummer. I guess eBay doesn't want to get into the business of identifying which Corningware percolators were recalled.
Here's probably the best info about which Corningware coffee pots were recalled and when -
10-03-2011 02:28 PM
Well I just had my auction for a 4 cup coffee pot pulled and the 4 cup ones were never in the recall. The pots that were recalled were only the ones with the metal spouts. They never even made 4 cuppers with metal spouts. I called to complain but they said it is easier to just ban them all than to go through all the listings. Why not just ban the ones with metal spouts? What the heck? The stinkin thing was sold and this was the last day.............I am ticked......
09-30-2011 01:32 PM
Sellers of the recalled Corningware percolators are just skating around the legalities of selling them.
Almost all the listings that actually have the pot and all parts, just say Corningware coffe pot (or percolator) parts, and list that all parts are included.
It would sort of be the same as if a seller sold any other recalled item (e.g. a child's toy that could be disassembled) by saying that their listing was just for the parts for the toy, and all parts were included.
Usually, such listings are pulled because someone reported the listing, not because eBay actively pursued such listings for recalled items.