Pulled the trigger on a dripper today

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Pulled the trigger on a dripper today

Postby cooldaddybeck » Thu May 24, 2007 9:21 pm

Picked up this one with an order i placed for some books.

Sure, it's a refurb, but a $150 machine for under $30, and it does the grinding on it's own. Can't complain about that price at all.

Just received my next 6 llbs of coffee today via UPS as well. Heading out tomorrow, but looking forward to roasting and brewing (french press can be a pain) next weekend.

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Thanks for the link . . .

Postby djbrewer » Sat May 26, 2007 4:40 pm

Hey, thanks for the link. I rolled the dice and ordered one as well. Owners' reviews seem to indicate a 'love it or leave it' machine and that there's a reason its factory reconditioned. I remember when these were 'the newest fangled thing' and selling for well over a $100 at the local Costco.
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Postby Beach Brewer » Sat May 26, 2007 10:03 pm

I have the same one except it's the stainless model with the programmable grinder/brewer. I've had it for about 2 years now and still like it. It does have problems but it still makes a great pot of coffee.
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Postby cooldaddybeck » Sun May 27, 2007 9:38 pm

For $27 and change, I could care less if it's a refurb. Besides, that just means the kinks are already worked out... :wink:
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Postby clubba51 » Tue May 29, 2007 6:30 pm

I have the stainless model and only have it still because the old lady likes it. My preference is vaccum press, but like the french press, it too is a mess to clean. Taste cannot be beat though!
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Postby cooldaddybeck » Thu May 31, 2007 8:56 am

I looked at one yesterday at Lowe's (mine should arrive today or tomorrow). I guess I'll have to deal with the blade grinder vs burr in exchange for convenience.

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Postby cooldaddybeck » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:39 am

It arrived yesterday. I roasted up some Peru Norte yesterday afternoon and just kicked off the first pot of coffee a couple minutes ago. (ran a pot of water through the machine yesterday to clean it out).

I thought it would be louder, it really wasn't that bad and shouldn't wake up everyone upstairs.

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Postby Tim » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:59 am

I have the silver model too. I like it, but stopped using the grinder in it. I didn't think it did even as good a job as my regular grinder (I don't have a burr grinder, but I have more control when I do it myself). I am curious whether you come to the same conclusion after using it for a while.
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Postby Beach Brewer » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:58 pm

I don't much like the grinder either. It gets clogged too fast and I don't really like the grind. I'd like to get a burr grinder eventually and stop using the one in this coffeemaker.
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Postby MDixon » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:03 pm

I just posted on the grinder thread about my Grindmaster 875. It's a beast of a machine but puts out a beauty of a grind.
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Postby cooldaddybeck » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:12 pm

I haven't noticed any major issues with the built-in grinder. I use it when I'm too lazy to pre-grind my beans the night before...which is most of the time.

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