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Topic: Coffee maker question (8 msgs / 181 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
John wrote"
Anyway, in researching a replacement, the Cuisinart Brew Central
is pretty enticing. Has anyone had one? Could you please let me
know what you think of it?
Have not tried the Cuisinart, my old standby drip pot is a Bunn Pour =
Omatic,  and have used it for many year. It makes a decent drip pot of =
coffee.]
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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2) From: John Cramer
Hi guys,
I've just lost a very dear old friend. My 1986 vintage Toshiba
coffee maker just died. I had stocked up on replacement parts
except for the thermostat, which broke. It'll cost at least half of
a new one to fix it.
Anyway, in researching a replacement, the Cuisinart Brew Central
is pretty enticing. Has anyone had one? Could you please let me
know what you think of it?
Blessings to all from the quintessential lurker,
John
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3) From: Ed Needham
Sounds to me like you'll need to get a PID and a thermocouple to replace your
thermostat, and keep on brewin'. 
Ed Needhamhttp://www.homeroaster.comed
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4) From: Andrew J. Lynn
Cuisinart makes quality stuff, and that Brew Central is about as good as 
a drip machine gets, but have you thought about going with something 
that's not a drip machine?  I'm a big fan of the French press, but I'm 
assuming the Toshiba had a timer and you want another timer machine, so 
have you looked at the Bodum Electric Santos?  Amazon.com sells it for 
less than the Cuisinart...
Andy Lynn
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5) From: jim jordan
HI John- I have a Cuisinart Brew Central.  Got it at
Bed Bath and Beyond for about $90.  I have been quite
pleased with it, particularly since I got the Swiss
gold filter (not the one that came with it).  The
timing and temperature are about right.  It makes good
coffee which is a good thing in a coffee maker. I
think it makes coffee as good as the French press,
Chemex,  or Vacuum pots that I sometimes use. 
By the way, I have been trying the Mexican Fina Rojas
and like it a lot.
Cheers Jim Jordan
 
--- John Cramer <cramerj> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've just lost a very dear old friend. My 1986
> vintage Toshiba
> coffee maker just died. I had stocked up on
> replacement parts
> except for the thermostat, which broke. It'll
cost
> at least half of
> a new one to fix it.
> Anyway, in researching a replacement, the
Cuisinart
> Brew Central
> is pretty enticing. Has anyone had one? Could you
> please let me
> know what you think of it?
> Blessings to all from the quintessential lurker,
> John
> 
> 
>
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6) From: javed.akhtar
Also consider the Kitchenaid machines - I have the 4-cup (i.e. 2-mug) model,
and it's great.  The temperature is almost spot on at the showerhead.
Couple it with the Swissgold #2 filter, and you've got great, easy coffee.

7) From: John Cramer
Javed,
Thank you, but 4 cups is too puny for me. I'll not use anything less than 12 cups.
This makes sure that there's never too much blood in my caffiene system...:-).
John
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8) From: javed.akhtar
I hear you, and for folks of your ilk, Kitchenaid makes a 12-cup model as
well.  If I'm not mistaken, it also has double elements, unlike the 4-cup
counterpart.  This way the water gets nice and hot, without the hot plate
getting so hot that it burns the coffee... If you're in Canada, the
Kitchenaid products are readily available at The Bay, which is where I
bought mine.  If you're in Bushland, I think Sears also carries them.  And a
bonus: they come in all sorts of great colours.
-Javed


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