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Old 05-01-05, 10:24 AM
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Ack! My coffee maker just exploded! Need a new one

I went into the kitchen to get some coffee and found it everywhere.
Grounds, water, partially made coffee; all over the counter.
This was one of those Braun paper cone, drip type models.
I had thought that the top might not have been fitting properly recently and just found out that this is indeed the case.

So I need to buy a new coffee maker. (well first I have to get to Starbucks cause I NEED COFFEE NOW!)
What's a decent brand and type of maker these days? Any good deals anywhere.
I don't necessarily need fancy bells & whistles like built-in grinders and auto timers. It just needs to make good coffee.
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Old 05-01-05, 10:32 AM
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You can usually get a free coffemaker and coffee from Gevalia. Its a monthly coffee program but you can cancel and keep the maker and the first month of coffee usually.

Doing a quick google search I found this:
http://www.joingevalia.com/Promo/Gev...keycode=107889
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Get one of these:

http://www.keurig.com/AW/index.html

They are really cool.

Here's the at home version:

http://www.keurig.com/brewers.asp?ms...1VTEH3LUP97BC4

You pop in a little plastic cup, and 20 seconds later you have a perfect cup of coffee. Then, the machine disposes of the cup and cleans itself (at least the at work version does).

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Old 05-01-05, 11:17 AM
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your wife usually makes the coffee huh?
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Senseo machines are very popular over here (40-50% of households having one):

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...onics&n=507846
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Originally Posted by costanza
your wife usually makes the coffee huh?
*sigh* Yes. Yes she does.
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your wife usually makes the coffee huh?
duh, coffee makers are in kitchens
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Old 05-01-05, 03:19 PM
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French Press. Quick, easy, inexpensive, and GREAT coffee.
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Old 05-01-05, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by matta
Get one of these:

http://www.keurig.com/AW/index.html

They are really cool.

Here's the at home version:

http://www.keurig.com/brewers.asp?ms...1VTEH3LUP97BC4

You pop in a little plastic cup, and 20 seconds later you have a perfect cup of coffee. Then, the machine disposes of the cup and cleans itself (at least the at work version does).
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These things BITE. We have them at work. Besides being incredibly wasteful (those dumb cups are bulky) and overpriced (more than 50 cents per small cup of weak coffee at home!!!!!), they make weak, stale-tasting coffee. Even shutting off the water halfway through produces a weak cuppa joe.

If you actually *like* coffee, I would agree with the above recommendations of a Gevalia machine (and then quit because their coffe is overpriced), a french press, or a Senseo. (Pods are pricey but you can use regular ground coffee in a 3.5" basket filter folded over inside the pod holder.)

The best method (not fully automatic) is to get a cone filter holder. Heat water in a kettle/teapot and pour it over the grinds/filter/holder assembly. You can use a little coffee and make coffee directly into any cup or mug, or (best) make a pot directly into a thermos/carafe. This avoids both the residue-collecting nature of automatic drip machines and the burning of coffee on the heating pad.

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Originally Posted by suziq999
You can usually get a free coffemaker and coffee from Gevalia. Its a monthly coffee program but you can cancel and keep the maker and the first month of coffee usually.

Doing a quick google search I found this:
http://www.joingevalia.com/Promo/Gev...keycode=107889
My parents got a coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, and some other free stuff from gevalia
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Well since I pretty much needed a new one right away cause I'm gonna want to make coffee (hopefully successfully) tomorrow morning, I couldn't get something online. So I got this one from Best Buy.

http://tinyurl.com/da67c

Same price as Amazon ($79.99) and came with a free $10 BB gift card.
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Originally Posted by drmoze
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These things BITE. We have them at work. Besides being incredibly wasteful (those dumb cups are bulky) and overpriced (more than 50 cents per small cup of weak coffee at home!!!!!), they make weak, stale-tasting coffee. Even shutting off the water halfway through produces a weak cuppa joe.

If you actually *like* coffee, I would agree with the above recommendations of a Gevalia machine (and then quit because their coffe is overpriced), a french press, or a Senseo. (Pods are pricey but you can use regular ground coffee in a 3.5" basket filter folded over inside the pod holder.)

The best method (not fully automatic) is to get a cone filter holder. Heat water in a kettle/teapot and pour it over the grinds/filter/holder assembly. You can use a little coffee and make coffee directly into any cup or mug, or (best) make a pot directly into a thermos/carafe. This avoids both the residue-collecting nature of automatic drip machines and the burning of coffee on the heating pad.


YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, now I feel better. I think you may have a bum machine at your work. The one we have works really well, and I know a good cup of joe when I have one.

Of course, I don't have one at home. I prefer french press and vacuum brewing, but those aren't as cool. I've wanted to try the Senseo, but it bothers me that you have to buy preground pods and can't grind / blend the coffee yourself.
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Originally Posted by Canadian Bacon
duh, coffee makers are in kitchens

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Mrs. Phil L will be so excited when you tell her she's getting a new electrical appliance. But she'll be sad when she finds out it's not used in the bedroom.



Any pics of the exploded area?
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French Press. Quick, easy, inexpensive, and GREAT coffee.
Yes, yes, yes. The french press rocks. It's the only way to drink coffee.
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
Mrs. Phil L will be so excited when you tell her she's getting a new electrical appliance. But she'll be sad when she finds out it's not used in the bedroom.

Any pics of the exploded area?

Oh she's already excited. She is coming home tomorrow afternoon. It could turn into quite a homecoming scene in the kitchen.


No pics. I was so traumatized by the event that I immediately went into HazMat cleanup mode.
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NCMojo is back??????????
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NCMojo is back??????????
hey Mojo, been a while
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