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Topic: Broken Yama Vac Pot Base (7 msgs / 167 lines)
1) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Add another not so pretty sight to the list of Yama Vac Pot disasters.
The bottom of the 8 cup pot is a simple coffee pot, it is all glass and has
a neck at the top with a metal ring around it, and a handle attached.  On
top of the metal ring is the pour spout.
This morning, as I have done every morning for a long time, I poured the
boiling water into the bottom of the Vac Pot.  I lifted it up by the handle,
and the entire neck of the vac pot came off.  I had the handle in one hand,
and the base was still on the counter.  An almost perfect break.http://picasaweb.google.com/bonnie.polkinghorn/YamaVacPot#5434093550447403746http://picasaweb.google.com/bonnie.polkinghorn/YamaVacPot#5434093566726007570
Luckily, I have an emergency backup drip brewer.
As far as disasters go, at least there was no mess, no shards of broken
glass anywhere, no boiling water spewing all over.  Most importantly, no
wasted roasted beans!   I can probably order a replacement pot, too.  I
think it looks so funny with the handle separate from the bowl.
I'm glad I can share the humor of the situation with you all, too.
-Bonnie P.
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2) From: John Mac
Bonnie-
I've managed to break the top piece twice, so I have two extra pots. You can
have one of my spares if you'd like, just send me an e-mail off list and
I'll ship it out to you.
Cheers!
John in Nor Cal
On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 4:18 PM, Bonnie Polkinghorn <
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3) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Thank you John.  I will email you off list.
I am always amazed at the kindness of this group.  I do appreciate it.
-Bonnie P.
(also in Nor Cal)
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4) From: John and Emma
John,
It is kindness like this that makes this list so valuable.
John H.

5) From: Ryan M. Ward
That sucks!
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6) From: Doug Hoople
Shame you broke your pot, Bonnie, but what a great way to resolve the
problem.
Thanks, John! Lovely gesture!
I really like being part of this community.
Doug
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7) From: Bob Glasscock
I had a similar experience. The culprit was me - swishing (holding by the
handle) the pot to rinse. Am more careful now. I also monitor the area under
the clamp for stress cracks...just in case.
-Bob G.
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