The first thing to consider when choosing an electric percolator is its brewing capacity. Depending on the brand, brewing capacity varies from 4-cup models to 12-cup models for individual and household use. For larger groups, a brand such as the Avantco CU110 has a capacity of 110 cups.
Electric percolators come in a variety of sizes and styles from modern to retro. Percolators are available from brand names such as Cuisinart, Farberware, Hamilton Beach, and West Bend. Features may include a no-drip spout, indicator brewing light, stay-cool base, handle and lid, and detachable cord. The most common finish on electric percolators is stainless steel.