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Date: 26 Oct 2006 16:13:26
From: Kaptain Kaos
Subject: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
Please don't abuse me for this, but I have a Cuisinart DC1200 maker, on my
5th!!!!

What a nice looking piece of shit!
I just noticed when removing the used basket full of coffee, that only half
of it is actually "wet".
The rest is dry, no water ever touched it.... so I am wasting coffee and not
getting the full potential.

I have had these die or break over the last 6 months, the store keeps
replacing them, BUT after 5, enough is enough.

I realize you all use kickass machines - what should I be looking for, price
is not the issue.

I want something simple and easy to clean.

I make 8 cups once a day, I want it hot and tasty, no more "wanna be"
machines.... what should I get?

I am in Canada, but can buy over the net if necessary.

I look forward to some good advice!
Thanks




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Date: 28 Oct 2006 18:02:27
From:
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
I would get one of the Bunn "Home versions" Bunn is the commercial
standard and they put their knowledge into their home version for about
$100

Then I would get a good burr grinder and of course get good coffee.


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Date: 28 Oct 2006 18:01:55
From:
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
I would get one of the Bunn "Home versions" Bunn is the commercial
standard and they put their knowledge into their home version for about
$100

Then I would get a good burr grinder and of course get good coffee.


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Date: 27 Oct 2006 05:17:30
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
This may sound a little effete but the thermal carafe that Techie
provides is not the best quality; definitely not up to the standards of
the rest of the machine. Having used Techies for well more than a
decade, my suggestion is that no matter which model you purchase, get a
top quality thermal carafe from Nissan or equivalent and pour your
coffee into that as soon as it is brewed.



  
Date: 27 Oct 2006 15:07:48
From: Steve
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
On 27 Oct 2006 05:17:30 -0700, "Omniryx@gmail.com" <Omniryx@gmail.com >
wrote:

>This may sound a little effete but the thermal carafe that Techie
>provides is not the best quality; definitely not up to the standards of
>the rest of the machine. Having used Techies for well more than a
>decade, my suggestion is that no matter which model you purchase, get a
>top quality thermal carafe from Nissan or equivalent and pour your
>coffee into that as soon as it is brewed.

I've read that sentiment in a number of posts. My experience is
different, or perhaps the Nissan is more than I need.
Out of curiosity, what does the Nissan do that the stock carafe does
not do?
Is there a possibility that Techie has "upgraded" the carafe in the
last couple of years? Mine keeps coffee warm for around 7-8 hours.


 
Date: 27 Oct 2006 02:46:44
From: Phil P
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!

Tamzen Cannoy wrote:
> In article <45413966$0$19726$88260bb3@free.teranews.com>,
> "Kaptain Kaos" <biteme1@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Is the Mocamaster using a hot plate?
> > I think I may go for the thermal carafe instead, a lot of positive things
> > said about that over the hot plate.
> > I guess the KBTS, any input on that choice gents?
> > Again, if anyone knows of a Canadian seller.... thanks!
>
> It does but I just turn off the coffee soon as it's made. I don't keep
> the coffee around, it's gone in 30-45 min and it stays hot enough for
> that long without cooking it since I drink it black. I wanted the larger
> capacity and none of their insulated carafes are more than a liter.

Looks like the model KBT 741 has a 1.25 L insulated carafe.



 
Date: 26 Oct 2006 23:05:16
From: Harry Avant
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
I had a Mr Coffee for several years but it gave up the ghost. I
usually make four cups at a time and bought three different name brand
drip makers over the past year and a half. None were for me right.
Most seemed to burn the coffee unless I removed it from the plate
warmer.

I spent quite a few bucks on a Zojirushi which produced a "plastic"
taste no matter what coffee I used. After 5 months of this I purchased
a Technivorm KBTS - 8 cup. I've been making four cups in the morning
and four in the afternoon. I'll tell you it's a dammed funny looking
thing but with four different coffees I tried in the past few days
it's worth the money. I just wish I would have purchased it a year
ago.

Harry



"Kaptain Kaos" <biteme1@hotmail.com > wrote:

>Please don't abuse me for this, but I have a Cuisinart DC1200 maker, on my
>5th!!!!
>
>What a nice looking piece of shit!
>I just noticed when removing the used basket full of coffee, that only half
>of it is actually "wet".
>The rest is dry, no water ever touched it.... so I am wasting coffee and not
>getting the full potential.
>
>I have had these die or break over the last 6 months, the store keeps
>replacing them, BUT after 5, enough is enough.
>
>I realize you all use kickass machines - what should I be looking for, price
>is not the issue.
>
>I want something simple and easy to clean.
>
>I make 8 cups once a day, I want it hot and tasty, no more "wanna be"
>machines.... what should I get?
>
>I am in Canada, but can buy over the net if necessary.
>
>I look forward to some good advice!
>Thanks
>
>
>
>
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>



 
Date: 26 Oct 2006 16:50:20
From: Kaptain Kaos
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
Thanks so far!
I can probably go for the technivorm, anyone know who sells it in Canada?
It looks old school, but if it is the best, so be it!
Do you suggest the Clubline, KBTS or Moccamaster...?
The prices are all so close, which is the right one?

I don't need the 10 cupper, but for the small $ change, I don't want to
exclude any!



"Kaptain Kaos" <biteme1@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:454109e4$0$19717$88260bb3@free.teranews.com...
> Please don't abuse me for this, but I have a Cuisinart DC1200 maker, on my
> 5th!!!!
>
> What a nice looking piece of shit!
> I just noticed when removing the used basket full of coffee, that only
> half of it is actually "wet".
> The rest is dry, no water ever touched it.... so I am wasting coffee and
> not getting the full potential.
>
> I have had these die or break over the last 6 months, the store keeps
> replacing them, BUT after 5, enough is enough.
>
> I realize you all use kickass machines - what should I be looking for,
> price is not the issue.
>
> I want something simple and easy to clean.
>
> I make 8 cups once a day, I want it hot and tasty, no more "wanna be"
> machines.... what should I get?
>
> I am in Canada, but can buy over the net if necessary.
>
> I look forward to some good advice!
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
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>



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Date: 26 Oct 2006 16:08:35
From: Tamzen Cannoy
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
In article <4541128a$0$19677$88260bb3@free.teranews.com >,
"Kaptain Kaos" <biteme1@hotmail.com > wrote:

> Thanks so far!
> I can probably go for the technivorm, anyone know who sells it in Canada?
> It looks old school, but if it is the best, so be it!
> Do you suggest the Clubline, KBTS or Moccamaster...?
> The prices are all so close, which is the right one?
>
> I don't need the 10 cupper, but for the small $ change, I don't want to
> exclude any!

I went for the Moccamaster CD for the few extra bucks it is a LOT
better looking I think. I got it and the Kitchenaid ProLine burr grinder
and WOW is my coffee better.


   
Date: 26 Oct 2006 19:36:09
From: Kaptain Kaos
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
Is the Mocamaster using a hot plate?
I think I may go for the thermal carafe instead, a lot of positive things
said about that over the hot plate.
I guess the KBTS, any input on that choice gents?
Again, if anyone knows of a Canadian seller.... thanks!

"Tamzen Cannoy" <tamzen@worldbenders.com > wrote in message
news:tamzen-F7A531.16083426102006@localhost...
> In article <4541128a$0$19677$88260bb3@free.teranews.com>,
> "Kaptain Kaos" <biteme1@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks so far!
>> I can probably go for the technivorm, anyone know who sells it in Canada?
>> It looks old school, but if it is the best, so be it!
>> Do you suggest the Clubline, KBTS or Moccamaster...?
>> The prices are all so close, which is the right one?
>>
>> I don't need the 10 cupper, but for the small $ change, I don't want to
>> exclude any!
>
> I went for the Moccamaster CD for the few extra bucks it is a LOT
> better looking I think. I got it and the Kitchenaid ProLine burr grinder
> and WOW is my coffee better.



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Date: 26 Oct 2006 21:39:44
From: Tamzen Cannoy
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
In article <45413966$0$19726$88260bb3@free.teranews.com >,
"Kaptain Kaos" <biteme1@hotmail.com > wrote:

> Is the Mocamaster using a hot plate?
> I think I may go for the thermal carafe instead, a lot of positive things
> said about that over the hot plate.
> I guess the KBTS, any input on that choice gents?
> Again, if anyone knows of a Canadian seller.... thanks!

It does but I just turn off the coffee soon as it's made. I don't keep
the coffee around, it's gone in 30-45 min and it stays hot enough for
that long without cooking it since I drink it black. I wanted the larger
capacity and none of their insulated carafes are more than a liter.


 
Date: 26 Oct 2006 13:42:41
From:
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!

Kaptain Kaos wrote:
> I realize you all use kickass machines - what should I be looking for, price
> is not the issue.
>
> I want something simple and easy to clean.
>
> I make 8 cups once a day, I want it hot and tasty, no more "wanna be"
> machines.... what should I get?
>
> I am in Canada, but can buy over the net if necessary.
>
> I look forward to some good advice!
> Thanks

In that case make sure you get a burr grinder, too.

Matthew



  
Date: 26 Oct 2006 18:03:53
From: Kaptain Kaos
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
I have a burr grinder now, so that is all good!

<
> In that case make sure you get a burr grinder, too.
>
> Matthew
>



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Date: 26 Oct 2006 13:38:29
From: Phil P
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!

Steve wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 16:13:26 -0400, "Kaptain Kaos"
> <biteme1@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >what should I be looking for, price
> >is not the issue.
>
> Technivorm. Period.

There's an excellent online review ici :

http://www.sweetias.com/prod.technivorm.shtml



 
Date: 26 Oct 2006 13:35:31
From: daveb
Subject: COFFEE maker should I be buying?
Braun -- if you do not have $200.


dave
www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 26 Oct 2006 13:32:24
From: daveb
Subject: COFFEE maker should I be buying?
Braun -- if you do not have $200.


dave
www.hitechespresso.com



  
Date: 26 Oct 2006 16:36:06
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: COFFEE maker should I be buying?

"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1161894744.032509.28630@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Braun -- if you do not have $200.
>
>
> dave
> www.hitechespresso.com
>

Or, this., or that.., & ad infinitum...
Craig.



 
Date: 26 Oct 2006 20:19:02
From: Steve
Subject: Re: Which COFFEE maker should I be buying? 8 cups a day, simple and easy!? don't laugh!
On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 16:13:26 -0400, "Kaptain Kaos"
<biteme1@hotmail.com > wrote:

>what should I be looking for, price
>is not the issue.

Technivorm. Period.