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    Default How long does an automatic coffee maker last you?

    Coffee drinkers, how long does an automatic coffee pot last you before it breaks down?

    I'm only getting about 2.5 years out of them.

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    Ross, our coffee maker does'nt get used everyday now. We have change to a French Press coffee maker. Enjoy the taste alot better. So our other coffee maker which is a drip kind, has lasted us almost 6 years. For company that enjoys drip coffee.
    OHS 6/20/2006

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    mine goes everyday,always and some didn't last 2 years

    we have gone through alot of pots(drip type) and some

    just couldn't keep up.Finally bought 3 years ago a tim hotins

    drip pot and i hate tim hortins coffee,but you can use your own

    ground coffee. Finally it is hitting third year and going strong

    (WATCH NOW IT WILL DIE)cus i said that.


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    Ours is used on a daily basis. Use only distilled water as the water in my area is especially hard. We usually get about 4 years out of ours...I guess we have been pretty lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    Coffee drinkers, how long does an automatic coffee pot last you before it breaks down?

    I'm only getting about 2.5 years out of them.
    3-4 years here Ross. Although my 3 year old coffee pot is now leaking...time to get a new one! I drink 1/2 of a pot every day. I have a French Press coffee maker, but honestly, with an hour commute, I just don't have the time to mess with it. I need my coffee to make itself while I get ready.
    Kristy S.
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    We had one for close to 10 years. We'd probably still have it if my son hadn't emersed the glass pot into water while it was still hot. It wasn't an expensive one but I thought it made excellent coffee. The new one we got just doesn't taste the same.
    Wayne
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    We use a Braun. It seems to make the best coffee, compared to a Krups, Mr. Coffee, Cuisinart, and several others. The only real difference I've noted is that they use a metal tube for the hot water, instead of plastic, which must give off some kind of chemical or taste.

    They aren't made anymore, so I scout Ebay for them, and have several used ones in the wings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    Coffee drinkers, how long does an automatic coffee pot last you before it breaks down?

    I'm only getting about 2.5 years out of them.
    Well, I'm fixing to find that out Ross! I just went & bought us one of those 1 cup Turig Coffee Brewers w/the different flavors of coffee. I have been using an old fashion, glass coffee makers for years. But since I'm the only one that drinks coffee first thing in the morning a lot of it goes to waste so I got the 1-cup machine.
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    i'm curious, why do they die?

    I've drank maybe 3 cups of coffee in my life.
    In the living room.

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    Proctor-Silex drip coffee maker over here. Its used every day and sometimes twice a day when there's company during the holiday season.

    Had this poor old machine for at least 12 years........and its starting to show its age........but hay it still works.
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    I love ours (Braun) which is over four years now and it is like brand new and the coffee stays hot for a very long time without any change in taste.
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    They don't make Braun anymore? I have had 2 and they are good. I think
    Bob must be right about the plastic affecting the taste. Right now I have
    a Hamilton Beach 'brewing station' - the one that doesnt have a pot, you
    just press the mug against the button and it streams out. I have had this
    one for 3 years now and while it still works, the inside of the machine
    has coffee gunk stuck on it that I can't get to--time for new new one.
    Most of the others I had lasted close to 3 years too, but none of them
    actually stopped working except for one(a Mr. Coffee),with the others I
    broke the glass pot
    So 2-3 years for me.
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    Put me down in the more than 10 year category.....we have a couple of machines, including the little single mug version.
    Hubby goes in phases and uses it and then forgets about it, so they last a LONG time.
    I don't touch the stuff.....I prefer a very milky hot chocolate with a pinch of decaf instant coffee.
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    Dina - have you tried to clean your machine with vinegar? It works well for me.
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    3-4 years I use a Cuisinart both here and home in CT. Like it, but find that none of the pots I have had over the years keep the coffee hot enough for very long.

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    The only one I've ever owned lasted about 15 years before I gave it to Purple Heart. Of course, I only used it for guests, and not very often even then.

    My mother is a daily coffee drinker. She inherited an under the counter pot when she bought her house 10 years ago. I'm not sure how old it was, but it certainly wasn't new. It gave up the ghost about 3 years ago, so she got another one that shows no sign of slowing down. The longevity probably has something to do with the water. We are on neighborhood wells here (Municipal Utility Districts). She uses filtered tap water. She also cleans her pot with vinegar and lemon juice every couple of months.

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    Red face The Mr. Coffee coffee maker I bought at Walmart

    lasted about a year, and I only had it because my mom is a huge coffee drinker, and I am not, however, it started to leak from the bottom and soon it got to the point that the minute you filled the resovoir with water, it leaked out of the bottom and flooded the counter. Needless to say, I don't by coffee makers from Walmart any more...it's either Home Depot or Lowes....

    It's aweful, you pay good money for something (I paid 45 dollars for it) and it dies on you even though you hardly used it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    Coffee drinkers, how long does an automatic coffee pot last you before it breaks down?

    I'm only getting about 2.5 years out of them.
    You're lucky if you can count it in YEARS, around here it is usually months that we count Once, we went looking for a GOOD one, and all the really expensive ones (DeLonghi, Cuisinart etc.) that we could find were made in China, so we gave up and got another cheapish one. We've been married 7.5 years, and have gone through aboaut 10 coffemakers.
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    Braun was out of my price range when they were around, but honestly, I've probably replaced enough of them to have bought one. Anyone in here have a Bunn? I'm wondering if they're worth the money or not.

    My last one was a Mr.Coffee and the thermal limiter went out causing the hot plate to stay on all the time. Burned my counter!

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    I too would give a hearty endorsement of French Press. It will never wear out, and I think it makes the best coffee by far. I have a couple of very fancy coffee makers, but we always find ourselves coming back to the little French Press.
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    I can't recall the number of coffee makers we've owned over the years, but we've gone through a bunch--both expensive and inexpensive brands.
    I think the hard water in our area is responsible for their demise. We started using distilled water after the last one bit the dust, and six months later, the new one is still working. We'll see how long it lasts.

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    According to Consumer reports; their ratings on coffeemakers in 2004 the Bunn was listed at #20 for $90 and lacked convenience.

    Assuming you want a 8 to 12 cup drip and just the basics;
    #3 Black & Decker $35
    #11 Black & Decker $25
    #12 Hamilton Beach $40
    #15 Proctor Silex $20

    Best value with extra features;
    #5 Hamilton Beach $60

    Keep in mind these 2004 prices and the Braun was rated #1 for basic and #4 with extra features.
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    Try this Ross. Looks like Braun is still around,
    http://www.consumersearch.com/coffee-maker-reviews
    http://www.ctv.consumerreports.org/coffeemakers.html - done on Dec 5 2008

    Hope this helps.
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    We buy the cheapo Proctor- Silex drip style ($10) ...we use it for coffee every morning and tea 3-4 times a week ....last one lasted over 10 years
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