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Date: 30 Jul 2007 09:10:30
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Subject: Broken Melita Clarity Carafe - I Was Bound To Happen
Well it finally happened. After being so careful with the Calrity's
carafe I finally managed to damage it. A portion of the lip just
above the metal band broke off cleanly. The carafe is sill usable, but
I suspect that it is just a matter of time since the overall
structural integrity of the unit has been compromised. I have
considered attempting to smooth the razor sharp edge with a butane
torch, but the glass is tempered and i am afraid that i will do more
damage than good.

So..

If anyone out there in the group has a Melita carafe there are willing
to part with I would like to discuss purchasing it ..

Or.

If anyone has found a suitable replacement carafe I would appreciate
hearing about that as well. I have no problem disabling the heating
pad since I transfer the brewed coffee to a thermal carafe anyway. And
disabling the stop valve in the filter unit is ok too since I never
whip the carafe out during the brewing process.

I really like the Clarity and would hate to have to retire it. Then I
would be forced to go out and buy a Technivorm :-) :-)

Thanks for any assistance,

Phil
philipquillen@yahoo.com





 
Date: 01 Aug 2007 18:30:48
From: Rich Adams
Subject: Re: Broken Melita Clarity Carafe - I Was Bound To Happen

<philipquillen@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1185811830.757399.115540@22g2000hsm.googlegroups.com...

> If anyone out there in the group has a Melita carafe there are willing
> to part with I would like to discuss purchasing it ..




Steven Bookman once wrote...


As of March 2006 more than one hundred Melitta Clarity replacement carafes
are still in stock at 800 947-3744 which is staffed weekdays 9:00 AM to 7:00
PM EST. This is Part Number 30746 for Model Number MESC10 and costs $18.50
+ sales tax (no shipping charge). The rep should ask you how long you have
owned the machine. If under one year the replacement should be free.
(1 user) More options Mar 15 2006, 6:14 pm

Newsgroups: alt.coffee
From: Steven Bookman <st...@bookman.net >
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 18:14:31 -0500
Local: Wed, Mar 15 2006 6:14 pm
Subject: Melitta Clarity Replacement Carafes Still Available




 
Date: 30 Jul 2007 14:18:14
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Broken Melita Clarity Carafe - I Was Bound To Happen
In <1185811830.757399.115540@22g2000hsm.googlegroups.com >, on Mon, 30
Jul 2007 09:10:30 -0700, philipquillen@yahoo.com, philipquillen@yahoo.com wrote:

> ... I have
> considered attempting to smooth the razor sharp edge with a butane
> torch, but the glass is tempered and i am afraid that i will do more
> damage than good.

If the glass were tempered, it would now be in
hundreds of pieces. With tempered glass, you get all
or nothing. The slightest chip makes the entire thing
practically "implode."

It's almost certainly a borosilicate glass instead.
You know, Pyrex-type. This type of glass has a much
lower coefficient of expansion than your standard
sodium or potassium glasses, making it much more
resistant to thermal shock, but still... taking a
torch to it would be a bad idea unless you heated the
entire thing to the strain point... ~937F°. THEN, you
could easily fire polish the sharp edge with a torch
without worrying about thermal shock.

As a stopgap until you fine a new carafe, you could
take an abrasive stone to it. There are stone "files"
that work fine at taking off sharp edges, which does
prevent cuts, but it won't be a anything resembling a
polished edge. For instance,
http://delphiglass.com/index.cfm?page=itemView&itemSYSid=144417

> So..
>
> If anyone out there in the group has a Melita carafe there are willing
> to part with I would like to discuss purchasing it ..

I have one, but not an extra. Sorry.

> I really like the Clarity and would hate to have to retire it. Then I
> would be forced to go out and buy a Technivorm :-) :-)

... or there's always the Melitta Momentum. Right
temp, right brew time... The coffee it makes is more
like a Bunn than what you're used to from the Clarity,
but it is one of the few that does coffee "correctly."

I put it though its paces; results here:

http://tinyurl.com/2b47qk
or the full url
> http://groups.google.com/group/alt.coffee/browse_frm/thread/c34ffd08819d8595/2a844640c52f95f3?lnk=st&q=&rnum=1#2a844640c52f95f3