Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The continuing saga

I don't know if I'm on the verge of getting sick, or if maybe I'm just lazy, or then again maybe it's a combination thereof. Whatever it is, today I've been a slug. You know how it is, or then again maybe you don't, but I've been dragging, moping, lying around like a wet dishrag, doing nothing of consequence.

Yeah, I posted that stumbling theologian post, but I didn't really write it today. I pulled it out of the draft bin, dusted it off, made an adjustment here and there, and sent it on to published status. Of course, now I worry that it says something other than what I intended, that some may read it and hear a lack of respect for the necessity of pastoral teaching and authority.

But it's a worry I'll worry over tomorrow.

The coffee pot saga continues. Yes, my new pot works, in that it brews just fine. However, the hours on the time clock number 0-15. Yep, zero to fifteen. Nope, not military time, as there is a button for am and pm, and military time is as you know zero to twenty three (right?). It's really no big deal, unless you need to know what time it is, and far more importantly, if you want to set the timer so your coffee will be brewed and at the ready when you stumble down the stairs at 5 am.

So I'll be returning this one to Wal Mart and getting another. Any recommendations from my fellow coffee addicts out there? Since this purchase won't be made, you know, in the wee hours of the morning, under the duress of desperation, I can actually put some thought into it and make an educated choice. So, if you have an opinion or recommendation on a coffee maker, and by the way, one with correct numbering of the hours is an imperative, then let me know!

15 comments:

  1. My mil gave us a Cuisinart coffee maker for Christmas. It makes really good coffee, and the clock and timer work, which is good because I am a member of the 5:00am club and I need to wake up to my coffee! I'm not sure how much it costs.

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  2. No opinion on the coffeepot, I'm afraid, in spite of the blog name! :-)

    And don't be worrying about the stumbling theologian post...you say more when you're half sick/lazy/a wet dishrag than I do on my best, most alert days!!

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  3. Hmmmm....must be something going on with the day because I, too, have been a slug. Not really sick, but feeling like I could be if pushed just a little further -- know what I mean?

    I'm not much of a "coffee pot snob" so all of my Mr. Coffee's have been just dandy. I especially like the one I have now that I got from Target and I think it is on sale now. You can see it here...

    http://www.target.com/Mr-Coffee-12-Cup-Programmable-Coffeemaker/dp/B000K36ER0/sr=1-5/qid=1202863013/ref=sr_1_5/602-8581335-6775804?ie=UTF8&index=target&rh=k%3Amr.%20coffee&page=1

    Blessings,
    Dori

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  4. I have a Cuisinart, too. Love it! Mine has a timer...a must for us early risers. I think it was around $60 - $70. I got stainless. It has a water filter and a you can decide how long you want the pot to stay on after it's brewed.

    It was more $$, but considering I'd bought several cheaper ones that just didn't last, I figured it was money well spent. (also...you don't have to buy filters, which is a bonus)

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  5. Unfortunately, we make coffee in a French Press. Not a single thing electronic about it. But it makes great coffee! Good luck on the hunt for a good coffee maker. A morning without coffee just isn't right.

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  6. We love our Delonghi. It's fairly expensive, but we bought it at Starbucks during a coffee maker sale. (And they are great about letting you return the pot if it breaks. I've had friends return coffee makers when they were 15 months old only to be given a brand new one, no questions asked.)

    It makes AMAZING coffee, and since it has a thermal carafe, my husband (who wakes at 6:00) and I (who leaves for school at 8:30) can both have steaming hot joe.

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  7. O-15? How weird! No idea what that could possibly mean! Hope you find a good one. In the market myself for my aunt who isn't so good at working coffee pots any more. Let me know if you find a good one! Oh, and I feel VERY lazy too. Too cold and dreary. Just want to go back to bed!

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  8. I know how you feel! I've been dragging today as well. I have a bit of a cold but I also donated blood yesterday, so I'm using that as my excuse!
    I also have a Delonghi but I'm not crazy about it. (It was a wedding gift.) I'm a simple girl and a good ol' Mr. Coffee is good to me.
    Hope you get to feeling better!

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  9. Lisa,
    Get that fancy coffee pot you told me about and quit dealing with those cruddy ones. It is kind of like your hobby, only far less expensive than a carbon frame.

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  10. Hey! It could be a really sweet Valentine gift, right?

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  11. I have a Hamilton Beach thermal carafe coffee maker. I went with this as it doesn't have a burner that I have to worry about catching fire or someone getting hurt on. It has very simple programming and clock feature. It handle our hard well water just fine (I do clean it with vinigar every 30-35 days to ensure that this continues). I bought mine from Fred Meyer (part of the Kroger chain) 1 1/2 to 2 years ago and have never had any problems. If there is any downside to this one it's that it only comes in the 8cup capacity but it also comes w/2 travel mugs and you can set it to brew 1-2 of those instead of a full pot.

    Let us know what you decide to get.

    Elaine
    my blog: http://akhmmm.wordpress.com

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  12. arrrg. My coffee pot mocks me. No matter how hard we try, we CANNOT pour the first cup without dripping coffee all over the place! It has to be the design. It's a Mr. Coffee 12 Cup Programmable. Need to see it to avoid it? Go to www.target.com, hover over "kitchen" in the nav bar, then select "electronic coffeemakers." It's the third one on the second page. From the reviews, I'm not the only one who wipes up coffee every day. Please let us know what you get!

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  13. Thats hilarious Lisa, again I can totally relate to you coffee saga. I just went through it a few months ago. I did a bunch of research and had decided to purchase a Cuisinart until I got to the store and saw the price...I settled on a Mr. Coffee brand that had all the bells and whistles I was looking for. Most of all it was affordable.
    BTW I gave you a well deserved award on my blog.
    Blessings,
    Terri

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  14. Well we are Bunn Coffee Maker people through and through. Ours have never had timers or clocks or anything on them because a Bunn keeps a reservoir of hot water in it so that your coffee is ready lickety split. Once you pour the water in the top it's coming out into the pot brewing away fast and fresh. Yep I grind the beans just before the water goes through them. Hope you find a pot that fits your needs...

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  15. I have a Cuisinart, too. Love it! Mine has a timer...a must for us early risers. I think it was around $60 - $70. I got stainless. It has a water filter and a you can decide how long you want the pot to stay on after it's brewed.

    It was more $$, but considering I'd bought several cheaper ones that just didn't last, I figured it was money well spent. (also...you don't have to buy filters, which is a bonus)

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