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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #120 on: December 07, 2018, 03:45 PM »
I concur with you, Keurig is a great company when it comes to customer care. I bought a Keurig 2.0 when they came out and the machine worked for two months. Stop working after, placed a call and they sent a brand new machine. When I asked what to do with the non working one, they said keep it for the parts if you like :)
Which I read as an indication of these machines having a quite high markup...


Or not worth the repair time, parts and shipping.

I have had a couple items in the last few years that arrived defective and the retailer did not want it back.

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Offline HowardH

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #121 on: December 27, 2018, 10:47 PM »
We got the Moccamaster a few years ago when I read about it here in another thread.  I don't drink coffee but my wife does and she said this has been the best coffee maker she has owned to date.  I actually cleaned it for the first time tonight.   [scared] [scared] . I ran two packets of descaler through it and the first pot of water came out green from all the scale and minerals in the copper but the second time it came out clean.  Should be interesting tomorrow morning to see how the actual coffee turns out. 
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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #122 on: December 28, 2018, 09:35 AM »
I’ve gone through two other makers over the years and got the Ninja a few months ago.  It brews so much stronger than the ones I’ve had. It’s saving me coffee and looks sharp on the counter. Very happy with it. Being able to remove the water tank and fill it at the sink is a luxury I didn’t think was a problem before but I like that feature a lot.  For around $70 it’s worth every penny.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #123 on: December 30, 2018, 08:12 AM »
We got the Moccamaster a few years ago when I read about it here in another thread.  I don't drink coffee but my wife does and she said this has been the best coffee maker she has owned to date.  I actually cleaned it for the first time tonight.   [scared] [scared] . I ran two packets of descaler through it and the first pot of water came out green from all the scale and minerals in the copper but the second time it came out clean.  Should be interesting tomorrow morning to see how the actual coffee turns out.

Yikes they say you're supposed to descale after about 100 uses.  I just bought the descaling powder but have yet to use it.  I'm almost finished with my first box of 100 coffee filters so I will be descaling soon.

How did the coffee turn out after descaling?  I used the Nespresso descaler for our Nespresso maker and that left the water with a terrible floral smell.  I even rinsed it like 3,4,5+ extra times.  Eventually it went away, but I said never again to that.  A couple people had speculated that the scale buildup must have been so bad inside that it was a combination of scale remaining inside and those remnants actually absorbed the descaling solution and hence it was still scenting the water as it came out.
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #124 on: December 30, 2018, 03:48 PM »
We got the Moccamaster a few years ago when I read about it here in another thread.  I don't drink coffee but my wife does and she said this has been the best coffee maker she has owned to date.  I actually cleaned it for the first time tonight.   [scared] [scared] . I ran two packets of descaler through it and the first pot of water came out green from all the scale and minerals in the copper but the second time it came out clean.  Should be interesting tomorrow morning to see how the actual coffee turns out.

Yikes they say you're supposed to descale after about 100 uses.  I just bought the descaling powder but have yet to use it.  I'm almost finished with my first box of 100 coffee filters so I will be descaling soon.

How did the coffee turn out after descaling?  I used the Nespresso descaler for our Nespresso maker and that left the water with a terrible floral smell.  I even rinsed it like 3,4,5+ extra times.  Eventually it went away, but I said never again to that.  A couple people had speculated that the scale buildup must have been so bad inside that it was a combination of scale remaining inside and those remnants actually absorbed the descaling solution and hence it was still scenting the water as it came out.


I occasionally descale my Russell Hobbs tea kettle using distilled white vinegar.  Fill the kettle just above any scale, let it come up to a boil and turn itself off, then just let it sit there for an overnight.  The scale is gone in the morning.  Rinse thoroughly, then boil up a couple of pots of clear water, discarding both.  Good to go.  No aftertaste whatsoever.  No damage to the kettle.  YMMV...   [smile]
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Offline JeremyFXDWG

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #125 on: January 02, 2019, 11:14 PM »
I just got rid of my Technivorm for a Ratio 8. That combined with a Forte Brew series grinder makes some pretty amazing coffee.

Offline l0pht

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #126 on: January 10, 2019, 02:08 PM »
Technivorm or a Chemex!


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Offline Bob Marino

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #127 on: February 06, 2019, 09:09 PM »
I just got rid of my Technivorm for a Ratio 8. That combined with a Forte Brew series grinder makes some pretty amazing coffee.


 Why did you toss the Technivorm? 
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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #128 on: March 13, 2019, 09:14 AM »
Get yourself a Bialetti stovetop coffee pot! It's very affordable, you easily vary the strength of your brew, there's nothing to break down, no waste, and coffee doesn't get more real than that.
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