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I hate our new coffeemaker, though it looks much nicer than our old coffee maker-- which was a cheap piece of junk, and it had no built -in grinder, so we used a little grinder, which wasn't very loud; this new machine is fancier, and it has a built-in grinder, but the problem with this is that the built in grinder gets wet from condensation every time you make coffee, so you really need to clean it far more often than the old combination, and it sounds like an airplane taking off . . . so in essence, our upgrade was a downgrade.

6 comments:

Esoderic said...

Maybe it's because I buy bulk, preground coffee from a wholesaler warehouse and make it in an age-worn coffee maker I bought at a garage sale (sometimes I use paper towels or nakins for filters as needed), or maybe it is my Midwestern roots, but I'm having a hard time empathizing with the your built-in,Ray-Bradburyesque, ivory-tower, coffee porblems...or maybe I just felt like using a lot of hyphens today.

Greasetruck said...

i know, i know-- it's a ridiculous problem. people in haiti would LIVE in my coffee maker, but still-- it's a design flaw . . .

and i'm not making you use paper towels as filters. coffee filters are actually much cheaper than paper towels.

zoltan said...

I swear by this thing:

http://tinyurl.com/yep2599

It's $3, easy to clean, silent, and it takes up zero counter space.

Dave said...

i so thought you were going to post a cup of starbucks coffee.

Whitney said...

On Amsterdam houseboats, British ex-pats use a handful of toilet paper for coffee filters.

At least that one bloke did, right before he showed us his pistol collection at 4AM and scared us out of there.

Lecky said...

this was getting Andy Rooneyish until Whitney's post

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