Monday, October 16, 2017

Corning Ware Electromatic Percolator Cords - What You Should Know

There seems to be some confusion out there about replacement cords for Electromatic items.  Hopefully this post will shed some light on the subject.  I am going to focus primarily on Electromatic Percolators, however, cord replacement on the P-54 Warming Tray will be included as well.  But first, it is imparative that you know which percolator model you have, for not all cords are created equal.

There are 4 models of Electromatic percolator (2 of which are basically the same, just different cup sizes).  You must MUST MUST know which one you have.  I cannot stress this enough...   Percolators usually are not marked with their model numbers, but there is a simple way to determine your immersible heater module.  Look at the top.

                                 P-80-EP/P-6-EP       -       P-23-EP          -         E-1210

This is the top to the P-13-EP (Trefoil) P-23-EP (Cornflower) and W-23-EP (Wheat) percolator.  There is a black plastic version with no chrome, but the shape is unique - that is the important part.  Other patterns show up in this model, but they are generally designated as P-23-EPs (Ducks being one of them)

This heater module takes a standard appliance cord that you can purchase at the hardware store (#30123) for about $3.99.

This heater module is the ONLY one that will take that cord.  NONE of the other 3 models can use this cord as a replacement.

Now let's take a look at those other modules...........

This is the P-80-EP Heater Module (the P-6-EP module looks the same, just a little smaller).  This module was also used for the P-480-EP & P-406-EP (Platinum Filigree) and the W-80-EP & W-6-EP (Wheat) as well as the P-280-EP & P-206-EP (All White).  Other patterns appear in this model of percolator as well, though they are generally just P-80-EPs or P-6-EPs.  (Green Wheat, Morning Glory, Early American, Floral Bouquet, Avocado Medallion and, of course, Cornflower)

This is the E-1210 Heater module.  All patterns of this percolator are designated as E-1210. (Spice o' Life, Country Festival, Floral Bouquet, Blue Medallion)

I will type it again..... These 3 percolator models (P-80-EP, P-6-EP and E-1210) will not work with the same appliance cord (30123) that can be used on the P-23-EP models.  These 3 models have a proprietary plug that used a special cord.  (P-6-HC/E-1210-HC)

They can be found on eBay, ranging in price anywhere from $20.00 to $42.00, depending on how money hungry the seller is.

Incidentally, the the prong spacing is the same as that of the P-54 Warming Tray, thus cords are swap-able between these items.

Where is your Corning Ware??


  1. I began reading this post with high hopes only to have them dashed. Alas! The warming tray has the proprietary plug! Off to E-bay I go...

  2. Corning ware has always been a trustable company to look forward to. And replacing the cords have been a big issue,but they have explained so clearly that every model has its own specific cord.Thankyou!

  3. Awesome contribution and information.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have a question, not related to the cords. So, several people are having a debate with a guy on YouTube.
    Here's the question: Are ANY Corningware electric percolators enameled steel? Or, are they ALL Pyroceram? The majority of us believe Pyroceram. His is a Blue Corn flower pattern. All of mine, electric and stovetop are, I believe Pyroceram.
    Can you help us out please?
    Thank you!!!

    1. The vast majority of Corning Ware percolators were made of Pyroceram... There were 4 electromatic models released that had a significant amount of plastic parts... of those 4, two of them still had Pyroceram pots while the other two had glass pots.. the only enameled steel pieces I am aware of that bare the "Corning Ware" name are the 90s Tea Kettles.. They come in late patterns like Callaway, Summer Blush and Sunsations.

    2. Thank you!! This YouTube guy is convinced his pot is enameled steel. I guess he'll only be convinced if it ever
      (hopefully not) breaks.
      I really enjoy the information on this site.
      Thanks again!!

    3. I am a order lady And I am still und unsure of what cord to order for my 10C Corning Ware Percolator coffee pot,I have ordered 2 different ones and neither one fit. I didn’t nohow so I gave them away . Please help. This is what I see. 120 VAC only621W Corning Ware P-80.

  5. Thank you so much for this article it was very helpful! This whole website is helpful! I purchased a Spice O’ Life E-1210 And because of this information I found I could use the cords from my P-54 warming trays. It worked beautifully. Thanks again!

  6. I have to thank you so much for your wonderful, detailed information on this website. I found a Corningware electric percolator with the 1970 floral pattern at the thrift shop this weekend, noticing it initially for its cute vintage print. In my haste, I assumed it must be a stovetop percolator, and later realized the thing required a cord but did not come with one!
    This very corner of your site is an enormous help. Plus, I am learning so much about these vintage kitchen appliances just from an impromptu thrift shop purchase... I am not a Corningware collector or anything. So thank you!

  7. Thank you so much for the information.

  8. I have a question I cannot find the chord to mine. Can I just use it on the stove top?

    1. I am assuming the frustration is being brought on by the fact that you have a proprietary percolator (P-80-EP, P-6-EP or E-1210) You can use it on the stove, but you will need a different pump and stem assembly for it to function as a stovetop percolator.... Classic Kitchens & More still carries the proprietary cords on their site.

  9. nkmiller1024@yahoo.comAugust 20, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Am I correct that you are saying a P-80 cord and a e-1210 cord will fit on a P-80 model?

    1. Yes, the cords from both of these pots are interchangeable.. there is a slight difference in the molded plastic housing of the P-6-HC and the E-1210-HC; but they both fit as the connection prongs on the element assembly are the same.

  10. I have a question about the stem, basket and cover for the P-23-EP. (I identified this as what I have from your photos!)
    Would you know what other models have the SAME stem, basket and cover?
    The P- 80-EP is too long for the P-23-EP.
    Thank you!

  11. Not sure about other models but the stem and basket measure 7-5/8” tall on my P-23-EP pot. That may help in your search for the correct one.