Is the Cory a good vacuum pot? It appears to use the glass rod filter like the Cona... -- Thanks, Robert "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." - Ben Franklin "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?" - Anonymous
I do not know how the Cory compares to the Cona but the Cory has always worked well for me and the price is right. They both use the same principal and the same basic construction so it should be fine. Rich On Tue, 27 Feb 2007 12:32:48 -0800, Robert Pearce wrote: <Snip>
Thanks Rich, if I'd only gotten your message a few minutes earlier I could have gotten one in the original unopened box for $56... =( Doh!
They used to come with a nice 2 burner electric hot plate also. I used the hot plate with both burners on to heat the engine in my XK-E in the winter time so it would start. Jags hate cold... The vacuum pot will make coffee you can stand a spoon up in with no problem. Be careful... Rich On Tue, 27 Feb 2007 13:05:49 -0800, Robert Pearce wrote: <Snip> <Snip>
Caution: I used my new Cona last weekend and must not have push the two pieces together tight enough. The top popped out and spilled hot coffee and grounds all over the kitchen. The burner landed close to a roll of paper towels, nothing sever other than I burned my hand. I didn't press and turn as tightly as the first time I used it as the first time I couldn't get them apart. Recommend a small batch for a couple of usages until you get the hang of the Vac Pot. -- Linda ---- Robert Pearce wrote: ============= Thanks Rich, if I'd only gotten your message a few minutes earlier I could have gotten one in the original unopened box for $56... =( Doh!
If the vacuum seal seems too tight, you might grind a little more coarse next time. This should help... Regards, Brett RWA On 2/27/07, LG Sharpe wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
Linda, Amazing it didn't break - or is that how you got burned - trying to save it. I'm sure I would have done the same. :-( Too bad that a real positive feature like the solid seal can have a downside too. I take it off the stand or the stovetop when I'm ready to put the top on, put it on a dry flat surface, then press straight down with some force and then turn to get a real tight fit. When it comes time to remove it, I lean it to one side and rotate at as steep an angle as I can get till the seal breaks and I can lift it out. Pretty quick and reliable way to break the seal every time so don't skimp on the force to get a good seal in the beginning. On 2/27/07, LG Sharpe wrote: <Snip> -- MichaelB