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Topic: Has anybody else bought a Sharper Image Bean Vac? (3 msgs / 40 lines)
1) From: Turbosimba
I bought a Sharper Image *BEAN VAC* a few weeks ago. It is just a canister  
which holds a pound or slightly more of beans or grounds. It has a motor which, 
 when you close it, activates to remove all air from the inside of the  
container.   The first time I stored coffee in it and then opened it,  the aroma 
was just wonderful. Reminded me of the days when my mom would open a  can of 
coffee from the market with that little built in key thingie they used to  
include. You'd hear that, *whooooosh* as the air rushed into the can, and smell  
that wonderful aroma. The *whoooosh* is back. I highly recommend one of these  
gadgets. Slightly pricey ad $39 bucks, but, hey, we pay $50 a pound for the  
coffee that goes into it, why not $39 to protect its flavor for awhile.
 
Jeff

2) From: Angelo
I have used the VacuVin container and pump for years. A few pumps and 
you have a strong vacuum. I can also use the Foodsaver to extract 
from the canister. I think they sell for about $20...
And you can use it to take the air out of your wine bottles...
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3) From: raymanowen
I have tried to "Mildly propose" that my daughter's Sharper Image at
Flatirons Crossing in Broomfield, CO, carry some coffee prep equipment. From
roasters to real grinders and brewers to a couple of flavors of espresso
makers.
What the heck- home roasters can always make do with the odd popcorn popper
and sandwich saver. Wonder if I should show her how one can use a food
saver?
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita WurliTzer- 1976


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