Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Adventures in Coffee Pots

I love my new coffee pot. It has NO bells and whistles. It doesn't beep to tell me it's through brewing. It doesn't let me know what time it is. It doesn't brew before the sun comes up and then wait for us to stumble in and pour that first cup. It doesn't shut off all by itself (even if you don't want it to). It does have a short cord which drives me bonkers -- I promise I won't drape it over chairs and the floor so some unsuspecting someone trips on it.




IT ONLY BREWS COFFEE!!!

Why is this so fantastic, you ask?

Well, we had quite the problem with our last coffee pot. I won't mention any names but its initials are Hamilton Beach Brew Station. : ) Now if you have one and its working fine for you, then three cheers! But for me....nope.

Several years ago we bought a H.B. Brew Station and it was terrific -- the whole point was that there was no decanter and you just put your cup up to the little push toggle and poured your coffee. It had all the bells and whistles and I truly loved it. But, as happens every few years with small appliances, it stopped working properly.  So we bought another.

But the powers that be over at H.B. took it upon themselves to CHANGE the Brew Station. And it never worked right again. Small irritations that we could live with. Of course, these small irritations began AFTER the warranty period and the time to return it to the store. Naturally.

But then the small irritations became bigger.... and bigger.... and it started leaking. Little drips on the counter top at first, and then more, and more until we were forced to stop using the toggle and just poured out of the bucket, grumbling that we really needed to go buy a new coffee pot. And then the other day there was a huge coffee puddle on the counter! I still don't know how, or where, it was leaking. I think it knew I really didn't like it and began to plot its revenge....

And here's something funny -- we put it out with the garbage and somebody came by and picked it up! Sans filter basket -- I had recycled it! Oh well, maybe it won't carry out its revenge on its new owner...




So, deciding that we really didn't need to set a coffee pot to begin brewing and go off by itself -- we are, after all, intelligent people and can do these things by ourselves -- we went to our local big box and bought the simplest (and consequently, least expensive) coffee pot we could find!




Good old Mr. Coffee! With a decanter. And only one button to push! Not a bell or a whistle in sight!

I'm in love.

♥  linking that bit of red in my coffee cup to Rednesday at  It's a Very Cherry World!


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12 comments:

Nancy said...

Three cheers for simple! We're even more low tech around here: we've got a french press and stick to it!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Simple is good :) I do like my auto-timer so my coffee's ready when I need to leave for work, but other than that...I just want it to brew :)

Brooke Shambley said...

I prefer doing things easy peasy. Many things are much better that way! Enjoy your simplicity ;-)

Dorothy said...

My favorite kind of appliance! Simple. :=D
Dorothy

Erika said...

I am all about simplicity around here.

storybeader said...

I'm in love with my Mr. Coffee too. It's very plain too - good thing for me in the morning. And I've had it for years. I love that someone went into your garbage and picked out that broken coffee maker. The thing is, people don't usually throw away a c.m. unless it's broken! Enjoy! {:-D

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

I go for simple when it comes to my coffee too. No frills. I bought a coffee maker just like yours but mine didn't get hot enough so I took it back and got a Black and Decker. It works great and is my early morning pal!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Simple is often much, much better!

Rose said...

I'm seconding the thoughts here that sometimes the simple one is the best one!

Kathleen said...

Simplicity at it's best!

Resweater said...

Gotta love simple! Try an electric percolator, and you'll never go back. It makes cheap coffee taste like it came from a coffee shop.

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