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Topic: My cheap auto drip pot... (5 msgs / 84 lines)
1) From: Larry Dorman
Since joining the list about a month ago I've been trying to sit back 
and learn a lot... I feel that is coming right along.  I've gone from 
never having roasted before to roasting about every other day and have 
managed some decent roasts... I've only had one roast that was 
undrinkable because I dumped it too early and it just wasn't done.
Anyway, I still use a cheap auto drip coffee maker and find that I can 
really tell a big difference between my fresh roasted beans versus 
anything I can buy at the local store.  For that matter, I can tell a 
lot of difference between the different fresh roasted varieties and 
roast levels.  I really didn't expect to be able to tell so much difference.
I don't believe I paid more than $12 for my coffee maker, so when 
everyone started talking about how most autos don't get hot enough I was 
surprised to measure that mine was right at the target range... just a 
little below 200 degrees.  I've been using this coffee maker for a 
couple years.
If my cheap coffee maker can reach the desired temperature and keep 
doing so for years, why is it seemingly difficult for others to do?
LarryD
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2) From: Gene Smith
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You didn't say what your el cheapo coffe maker was, Larry.
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

3) From: Larry Dorman
It's a 12 cup (6 oz cups) Proctor-Silex from K-Mart that uses the fluted 
  bowl shape filters.
Gene Smith wrote:
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4) From: Ben Treichel
Larry Dorman wrote:
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Actually the little B&D one cup (mug to go) works fine; also.

5) From: AlChemist John
I think the main thing is consistency.  Yes your is there, but if you go 
get another, will it be there or 20 F lower?  I have used many cheap ones 
in the past and reproducibility was the main difference.
Sometime around 02:14 PM 6/26/2004, Ben Treichel typed:
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AlChemist at large
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