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Topic: TV KTBS741 carafe replacement (6 msgs / 121 lines)
1) From: Brad Baker
The carafe on the KTBS is stainless.  It does not keep coffee hot.  We
brew in the stainless carafe and immediately transfer to a glass lined
carafe.
Will the TV glass carafe fit the KTBS and still depress the cutoff
switch (correct height and diameter)?
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2) From: Sandy Andina
We fill our KBTS carafe with very hot water and let it sit while we  
grind the coffee, put the coffee in the filter, and fill the tank with  
water. We let the filter fill at least halfway (with the slide switch  
on "closed") and only then uncap and empty the carafe and place it  
against the cutoff, stir the grounds, and open the slide switch on the  
filter. Stays piping hot for an average of 2-1/2 hrs. and nukably warm  
for at least an hour more.  I hate glass-lined carafes because they're  
so fragile.
On Oct 27, 2008, at 4:07 PM, Brad Baker wrote:
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3) From: Peter Walsh
I also preheat the stainless carafe and it stays hot long enough for  
me...
-Peter
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4) From: Rich Adams
The glass carafe models keep the coffee hot from below using a hot plate. 
Which is why Tom stopped selling this kind.  I bet the glass carafe will not 
keep coffee any longer and in fact probably for a shorter amount of time 
when used on a unit sans hot plate.
Respectfully,
Rich Adams

5) From: Donald Varona
I'm not sure what you're saying.
If you're saying you own a stainless carafe, and it does not keep your
coffee hot, then there is a problem.  I own a stainless thermal carafe and
it will keep the coffee drinkably hot for hours.  If yours does not, then it
is defective or has been damaged.  Perhaps the vacuum that keeps the hot
from convecting out has been broken; it is hard to tell with these carafes
as they will otherwise look and operate normally.
Now it also sounds like you're considering replacing the stainless carafe
with a glass (non-thermal) carafe.  I'm not sure that this will be helpful,
as it won't do anything more than the current (broken) stainless one does.
Why not keep using the stainless?  In any case, it is easier to keep the
cutoff switch depressed with masking tape than it is to find some other
carafe which fits exactly in place.  I find the cutoff switch more of a
nuisance than anything else.  Maybe the TV glass one fits, but why buy
another specialty carafe just for the button?  Get anyone that fits, or even
put your glass-lined thermos under the spout with the masking tape holding
the cutoff switch in-- assuming it fits.
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6) From: Brad Baker
On 10/29/08, Donald Varona  wrote:
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I own a stainless carafe and it does not keep the coffee hot, even
with preheat.
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Perhaps.  It has been this way since new.
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There is probably no rational reason not to (since we transfer the
coffee to a glass-insulated carafe anyway).  I suppose I am just annoyed
by it on some level.  I've never really been enamored with how it
pours - it seems to go all over the place, and considering its thermal
characteristic I was just looking for options.  If the glass one fit,
that might be one.  No big thing really - just asking...
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