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Topic: Technivorm KB741:Minor Gripe and Perplexions (4 msgs / 182 lines)
1) From: David Liguori
I'm Glad SM got the Technivorms in again, at least long enough for me to get mine.
My gripe: that new "improved" carafe is just awful to pour from without spilling, especially before you've had your first cup of coffee. What were they thinking?  Any chance of getting one of the old ones?
How do you attach that bottom thing, and what is it for?  It seems to work just fine with the carafe resting on the counter.  The bottom plate sort of fits in the grooves, but doesn't stay on if you move the unit.
What is that extra notch in the side of the reservoir for?  It doesn't seem particularly useful either as a storage/ rest position for the head or an alternative position for a different carafe,eg. Chemex--at least no more so than if it weren't there at all, since there is no corresponding notch in the lid.
The directions have little information other than how to use an automatic drip brewer, which most people know.
The reason I chose a thermal carafe model is because I go even further than Tom's recommendation that you only use half-heat on the heated models.  I don't think coffee should be held with heat at all, and when I use a heated model I turn it off immediately when the brewing is finished.  The coffee in restaurants typically goes from tasteless to undrinkable swill in a very short time from being held on burners.  The thermal carafe holds the coffee plenty warm enough for us until it's finished.
I have absolutely no gripes about Technivorm's ability to brew a fine cup of coffee.

2) From: Sandy Andina
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hmmm..my bottom plate stays on just fine when I move the unit forward  
on the counter to fill the reservoir. Maybe you need to make sure it  
locks in place.  I have the unimproved carafe, which also pours just  
fine. (if it ain't broke....).  Never noticed an extra notch in the  
side of the reservoir.
On May 4, 2007, at 8:13 AM, David Liguori wrote:
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hmmm..my bottom plate stays on =
just fine when I move the unit forward on the counter to fill the =
reservoir. Maybe you need to make sure it locks in place.  I have the =
unimproved carafe, which also pours just fine. (if it ain't broke....). =
 Never noticed an extra notch in the side of the =
reservoir.
On May 4, 2007, at 8:13 AM, David Liguori =
wrote:
I'm Glad SM got the Technivorms = in again, at least long enough for me to get mine. My = gripe: that new "improved" carafe is just awful to pour from without = spilling, especially before you've had your first cup of coffee. What = were they thinking?  Any = chance of getting one of the old ones? How do you = attach that bottom thing, and what is it for?  It seems to work just fine = with the carafe resting on the counter.  The bottom plate sort of fits = in the grooves, but doesn't stay on if you move the unit. What is = that extra notch in the side of the reservoir for?  It doesn't seem particularly = useful either as a storage/ rest position for the head or an alternative = position for a different carafe,eg. Chemex--at least no more so than if = it weren't there at all, since there is no corresponding notch in the = lid. The directions have little information other than = how to use an automatic drip brewer, which most people know. The = reason I chose a thermal carafe model is because I go even further than = Tom's recommendation that you only use half-heat on the heated = models.  I don't think = coffee should be held with heat at all, and when I use a heated model I = turn it off immediately when the brewing is finished.  The coffee in restaurants = typically goes from tasteless to undrinkable swill in a very short time = from being held on burners.  = The thermal carafe holds the coffee plenty warm enough for us = until it's finished.I have absolutely no gripes = about Technivorm's ability to brew a fine cup of coffee.homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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3) From: Jeff Dingbaum
I just got one this week and my bottom plate doesn't fit too well either.  I
haven't
tried taking it off.   It does brew a great cup of coffee, though.  I have a
poppery 1
and usually roast about 5 minutes, depending on the bean.  It's fast and
it's waaay
better than anything else I've had before.  It was pretty eye opening as to
how hot
the Technivorm brews.  My old coffee maker was lukewarm by comparison.
I don't like heated coffee either.  I used to nuke the last cup off of my
old themal
pot, but I don't have to with the TV.  I usually put cold water in the
hopper, put hot water
in the thermal carafe, and grind my beans.
If you pour a slow cup you won't have a problem with no pour spout.  If you
try to pour
to fast you will likely have a mess to clean up because the flow will be too
wide and
the outer portions will miss your cup.
Jeff
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4) From: David Liguori
Jeff Dingbaum wrote:
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5 minutes seems pretty fast.  The closest to that I've done is with the 
original FreshRoast.
   It was pretty eye opening as
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Yes, therein lies the annoyance.  The carafe does seem well insulated. 
I'm wondering whether I should try to obtain an original one, or if it 
would be less satisfactory in the insulation department.
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