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Topic: Replacement Drip Machine, Tea Kettles (14 msgs / 273 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
Welp, my drip machine kicked the bucket last night, and I'm trying to decid=
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if I should replace it.  I'm considering either not getting a drip machine,
getting a Presto Scandi, or getting a Technivorm KTBS.  I've heard a lot of
good things about the Presto, but I've also heard its cheaply made and coul=
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break easily.  The Technivorm is a good machine, I hear, but its price is a
bit prohibitive.  Any other options I should be considering?  If I don't ge=
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a drip, I'll probably get a water kettle and switch over to FP and other
types of brewing other than automatic.  Specifically, Adagio Teas UtiliTea
kettle, which has variable temperature control .  Tom should consider
carrying this item, if possible.  Not sure how it holds up, but its pretty
much the only kettle I've been able to find that does anything but boiling
water.
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2) From: Aaron Peterson
On 4/30/06, Steve Hay  wrote:
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I bought a 3 litre Zojirushi Electric Water Dispenser (CD-LCC30) that
I am very happy with...  It holds temperature at one of 3 selectable
temperatures, 175F, 195F and 208F.  I bought mine on ebay for around
$90, but it has been well worth the investment I think.  It is the
perfect compliment to french press brewing.
Aaron Peterson
Versailles, KY

3) From: Tom Ogren
Another alternative...and the way I'm going to go soon...is to get the
Bodum Ibis 50oz. electric kettle and pair it with the 48oz. FP for
home use. I already have a 32oz. Nissan Thermos, which is simply an
incredible product. This things keeps my coffee steaming hot for about
14 hours and drinkably warm for 24 hours. I am not exaggerating. With
this set up, I will have 48oz of FPed coffee to distribute between my
16oz. travel mug and the 32 oz. thermos. Beautifully simple and still
the tastiest coffee possible in my humble opinion. The Ibis and the
large FP will run me about 60 or 70 dollars total. Now I probably
don't need to be drinking 48oz. of FPed coffee daily, but I do enjoy
sharing with coworkers now and again, so this will be ideal for me.
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4) From: Tom Ogren
As a follow up, and to really drive home my enthusiasm for the Nissan
Vacuum bottles for those who are not in the know, I once left mine
completely full of hot coffee and forgot about it. I finally
remembered that I left my coffee in there. I tasted it and it was
still warm...not hot, but absolutely drinkable. It had been 40 (forty)
hours. Mine is the 32oz. one that, apart from size, looks identical to
the 61oz. model sold by Tom and Maria.
On my mother's honor this is true,
Tom in VA
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agio Teas UtiliTea kettle, which has variable temperature control .  Tom sh=
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ut its pretty much the only kettle I've been able to find that does anythin=
g but boiling water.
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5) From: James House
Steve,
Have you considered a pour over manual like a Chemex or a vacuum brewer?
There is a review on the Technivorm MoccaMaster here:http://www.coffeegeek.com/proreviews/quickshot/technivormIf you go the Chemex/FP route, I think Aaron's suggestion on the Zojirushi
Electric Water Dispenser is a good one.  I am going to consider one of thes=
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myself!   It would be nice if you could dial in the temp control, looks lik=
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you have to choose one of three "presets".  Of course I guess you could jus=
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dial in one, then pour and probe it till it gets where you want...
-james
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6) From: b cook
Regarding the Technivorm -
It's the mother of all drip machines.  Get it if you can!  I've enjoyed my
Presto Scandi.  I've heard of a lot of people having problems with them
though.
Last I saw Sweet Maria's had 3 different Technivorms at awesome prices on
the sale page.  One was imperfect and two were returns.  If I had the money
I woulda snatched one up.  Not sure if they're still there.
brad
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7) From: b cook
Yeah...the coffee may be drinkably hot still (and I can back you up on that
as a fellow Nissan owner) but it's not DRINKABLE.  It gets sour after 8
hours, much less 40!
brad
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8) From: Tom Ogren
Ok, point taken. But the next time I brew a bunch of coffee and wander
out into the wilderness for two days with nothing but my trusty
Nissan, sour won't seem so bad!
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9) From: b cook
Yeah, I've drank the sour stuff occasionally...a couple of times after work
(teacher - need a kick before after-school tutoring sometimes!) a couple of
times on long road trips.  Add a little milk or cream and it covers over
some of the bite.
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For coffee, I can't imagine why either 208F or 195F wouldn't fit your
needs.  The Zojirushi is great because it is designed to just hold
this temperature all the time.  So you seldom need to wait to get your
water, just push the button to dispense...
Aaron Peterson
Versailles, KY

11) From: john kahla
One other option you might want to consider is the Krups Moka Brew. I
started using it and use the drip to take to the office durning the week an=
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the Krups on the weekend. Makes great coffee.
John
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12) From: Richard Hoffbeck
I'd second the KMB but its slower than most drip machines. I mostly use 
mine on the weekend when I have the extra time.
I'm not sure how many places have them anymore - I got mine at J&R 
during an Amazon Friday sale for $90 a couple of years ago but Amazon 
only lists one from a 3rd party seller at $129 for a new unit. I found 2 
on e-bay, one for a 'buy it now' for $107 and another auction just 
starting at $25.
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13) From: Woody DeCasere
i found a place selling them for $80 bucks, not a bad price.
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"Good night, and Good Coffee"

14) From: raymanowen
"The Technivorm is a good machine, I hear, but its price is a bit
prohibitive.  Any other options I should be considering?"
 Whole Latte Love (WLL) has a current listing at $120 for the Krups Moka
Brew.
When "steam" and "low pressure brewing" are in the same description, that's
kinda' like stove top espresso. Tom's are cheaper. No "fast" involved. A
very pleasing brew, methinks.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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