KevinH Senior Member Joined: 23 Apr 2009 Posts: 1 Location: Austin TX Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: Capresso
Posted Sun Mar 11, 2012, 8:16am Subject: Space Challenged for New Coffee Maker
I need advice! We live full-time in our RV. As such, we are severely space challenged for everything. I have a dedicated spot for my Gaggia Classic and a B&D Spacemaker coffee maker. The spacemaker broke when it fell out while I was going down the road and I cannot find replacement parts for this OLD model. Soooooo. I need a new coffee maker (long winded intro to get to the point).
Anyway, here are the criteria for my new machine: > Needs to be front accessible as it will be mounted in upper cabinets and I cannot reach above to fill water. > Size available to mount: 12" deep, 14 1/2" wide, 11" tall.
The Spacemaker proves that we are not sophisticated coffee drinkers but I would not mind going to a higher level. All help appreciated. Let me know if you need more info.
dtlord Senior Member Joined: 13 Mar 2009 Posts: 100 Location: Wisconsin Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Bezzera BZ07sde Grinder: Super Jolly, Virtuoso Vac Pot: Silex Victory, Cory, Sunbeam... Drip: pour over w/ mesh or paper Roaster: A nice guy named Roy
Posted Sun Mar 11, 2012, 9:39am Subject: Re: Space Challenged for New Coffee Maker
I'm not sure what the space saver you had looks like, but B&D still make the space saver model. These are the ones that mount under a cabinet. On the other hand, maybe for your situation a different way of making coffee might be to your advantage. Try looking into pour over brewing. You would need a kettle, carafe, filter holder and filters. In your situation I would get a stainless thermal carafe which survives dropping a bit better than the glass. I switched to a setup like this for home use after becoming dissatisfied with my machine. The advantage I see is that you can store all of this in a minimal space when not in use.
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