Hello, Eric. Childishly, I allowed myself to get a bit piqued by some of the noise that takes place on here. Initially wanted to remove my profile - then found you couldn't, and anyway if you did, your posts would almost certainly remain without you having any opportunity to respond to the types of allegations that seem to be more and more common. What I did find - and the site owners/managers may or may not know this - is that you can change your profile name, and that change will populate throughout the forum and posts - even those quoted by others. Sometimes a data model will permit this, in other cases it's prohibited, but on coffeegeek you can.
Initially decided, well having done that that am finished with coffeegeek, but then - inevitably - you feel obliged to post when you see some of things being said on here. from there, it's a slippery slope ;o)
Anyway, in the global scheme of things, this forum has been informative up to a point, and occasionally amusing (perhaps unintentionally). Dipping into it from time to time is a bit of a diversion, but no more than that.
Can't feel anything but a bit elated at the moment having just scored a brand new unused Cona Model "A" (hens teeth are common in comparison) for just over half the price I saw the last one go for. Whoopie doo - now got the complete set of post 1950 Conas :o))))))
But you point at a super-auto, advising that it might be a wise purchase. So that is exactly where that advice is offered. So, I'm not ignoring the question, just pointing out that you did, in fact, advocate spreading mediocrity.
Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:28am Subject: Re: Which Coffee Machine to buy
Oh, dear - did I say I wouldn't argue ? Well perhaps this once despite good advice to the contrary.....
"Advising that it might be a wise purchase ?" really ?? Definitely I did not. That is a complete invention by you.
You grossly misrepresent what I said. Anyone who's interested (can't imagine many will be by now) can read my post rather than your invented version of it and come to their own conclusions.
A few extracts "they don't do a very good job" "have a poor reputation for reliability" "Have to perform quite mechanically complicated and precise processes....but have to be cheaply mass produced. These 2 requirements don't fit well together"
I pointed out all the problems and issues others have reported with these these of machine. At no point did I advise buying one.
I'm sure the original poster will have been totally convinced from that, that these machines are the ideal way to make coffee, and he/she should rush out and get one at any price.
If you're bitter because you burned your fingers buying one and you didn't like it, that's your own issue. Don't blame me.
qualin Senior Member Joined: 30 Jun 2012 Posts: 665 Location: Calgary, AB Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto 3 Grinder: Mazzer Mini Elect. Type A Vac Pot: Looking to buy Drip: Manual Roaster: Considering?
Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012, 2:23am Subject: Re: Which Coffee Machine to buy
Back the OP's post, it is better to consider buying a decently engineered drip coffee maker than aspiring to buy them a poorly thought out appliance.
For example, consider the Technivorm KBTS 741 Clubline Thermo. Not only is it within your budget, but I've heard very rave reviews about Technivorms. These coffee makers have won awards due to their engineering and design.
This is the gift that keeps on giving, because it is designed to last for decades with proper maintenance. Not just that it keeps making great coffee, but it looks good as well and will keep those looks.
I'm not even going to get into super-automatics because I don't know the state of the market in the UK and anything you'll look at will be outside of your budget anyway.
Good luck on your search.
Garbage In, Garbage Out, for every step of the process. From Beans to grinder, grounds to machine, coffee to cup.
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