hey, that's a good tip. just checked their web site, sure enough they
sell replacement parts. Already have a couple of their other kitchen
things - I'm sure that at least the rice cooker is from them - as the
girlie's mom is Japanese, and they sell a lot of Japanese cooking type
stuff. Don't recall a problem with anything, and she's had at least the
rice cooker since college, I'm pretty sure.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
Yeah, that's one nice think about Zojirushi, they're pretty good about
spare parts, even small parts. I've got a bread maker, hot water boiler,
and coffee maker from them. I'll likely replace the old rice cooker with
a Zojirushi as well.
I seem to recall a review about that coffee maker that mentioned that it
was one of the few where the hot water going up through a hose that
passed through the water reservoir did not cool it so much to affect
brewing. Still, I often flip the hot water spout back over the reservoir
for a couple of minutes to recirculate the water to warm it up so the
coffee is hotter.
Do the REALLY eco-friendly thing and forget the timer. Set it up the
night before, punch the button when you head into the shower, and then
TURN OFF the coffeemaker and pour the entire pot into a stainless
steel coffee warmer when you get out of the shower. The contents stay
hot all day, the container costs about $8 and lasts forever, and the
coffee tastes great all day because it's not being over heated for
That's what the one I have does, but automatically.
Unfortunately, the only way to pour out the coffee now is to unscrew the
lid from the carafe, which isn't really that big a deal, but annoying -
so I figured I'd buy a new lid. The result of that attempt (which I
figured would take a couple minutes of keyboard time) is this thread.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
If you are only making one or two cups of coffee at a time, you might
also want to think about a "single serve" brewer. I have a Senseo that
takes a minute or so for the water to heat up and then about 30 seconds
to make a cup of coffee. Second cup would be another 30 seconds. And
since you make each cup fresh, you don't have to worry with the thermal
carafe or a heating element under the carafe. I just brew directly into
My Senseo is admittedly a low end model. There are other SS machines
that have lots of bells and whistles, including timers. There are models
that take pods and ones that use those plastic cups. If she likes the
eco-friendly part, she'd probably prefer the pods.
Informative forum at http://www.singleservecoffeeforums.com .
On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 19:17:45 -0400, Nate Nagel wrote:
BTDT, with a Bodum one. Piece of crap; the surface of the heating plate
started to rust quickly, the valve that's supposed to shut things off
unless the pot's underneath broke in a couple of weeks, the pipework
within the heating element part filled up with sediment. The rubber feet
fell off, then the glass pot suddenly cracked one day (without being hit
I've looked around the stores, but everything seems to be equally
plastic-fantastic and built like crap, no matter how much you pay.
Wife has her eye on a thermal one which might be the same as yours,
so I'll have to check for that - thanks for the warning if so :-)
We boil water in the kettle now and just use the filter part of the Bodum
(actually it took paper filters, but we found a wire basket that'd fit
from somewhere - but even that's starting to fail now and needs
replacing). *Much* quicker to make. I like my coffee hot anyway, not just
slightly warm, so it suits me fine that way; the only issue is not being
able to leave it and do its stuff.
I really don't know why there's so much crap on the market - I mean it's
not like it's hard to make something that heats water and pours it
through a filter into a pot, but all the vendors of "home" equipment seem
to screw it up nicely. In the spirit of the newsgroup, I'm tempted to
build my own...
on 10/17/2009 7:17 PM (ET) Nate Nagel wrote the following:
Cuisinart has a model with no carafe. I have one. The only problem is
that there is no carafe.
To fill the the reservoir, you need a large measuring cup or some other
container to fill it.
The answer: yes, no, definitely, maybe, and I don't know.
It all depends on your coffee needs.
I am the only person who drinks coffee in my house. I like strong coffee,
so to make 12 oz. mug of coffee in the morning, I use 2 tbsp dark Starbucks
coffee. One cup is all I make. Melitta #4 paper filter, but first the fine
mesh screen out of a dead coffee maker. I leave the grounds for about a
week, or until they fill the #4 filter, only adding two new fresh scoops of
coffee to the grounds in the filter. When it gets full, I toss it and start
Werks fer me. One strong 12 oz. cup in the morning. If I drink two, I
can't keep up with myself.
It's like life, just a matter of choice.
I have a Black and Decker coffee maker and thermal pot, no burner.
I like it. It has a screw top you give 1/4 turn to pour. Was a good
price at Target too. I bought it because of the metal pot; I kept
breaking the stupid glass ones.
I looked on ebay and found this using the search terms Mr. Coffee
If you have Goodwill stores in your area, it might be a place to find
one. I don't know how you are about used items of this type. I
inspected mine and it appeared to perhaps never been used, then I
washed it thoroughly and repeatedly.
We finally gave up on "quality" coffee makers and just buy the Mr
Coffee on sale and consider them to be disposable. When it craps out
it is simply replaced with a new one which has already been purchased
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