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!