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Newco OCS-8 - Kas Sac's Review
Posted: February 18, 2006, 10:05pm
review rating: 3.8
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Newco OCS-8
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Arrow The Newco OCS-8 has 11 Reviews
Arrow The Newco OCS-8 has been rated 7.20 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since March 16, 2002.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Shayne Schuldt 8.75
Charles Adams 8.66
Dan Taylor 8.00
Colin Newell 7.88
David Sternlight 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.0
Manufacturer: Newco Quality: 0
Average Price: $129.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: google link Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 week Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: First try didn't work.  We'll see if they send a functional replacement....
Positive Product Points

Looks a lot better than the ugly brown photo would suggest.  
Has a glass-lined thermal caraff, so no metalic taste (guessing, since the machine didn't work and I've not tasted any coffee, yet)
Very straightforward operation, if the thing worked.

Negative Product Points

Received the machine TODAY: doesn't work.
In performing the test run to clean out and get ready to brew coffee, the machine stalled at about 3 cups and then just sat there doing nothing (no brewing, no heating, nothing...) until the beeper went off signalling that the brew cycle was "complete".

Detailed Commentary

Obviously, my machine is defective.  At this point, I have not yet talked to the company, who may turn out to be wonderful with their customer service (or not).   Regardless, it is not a great first impression or experience to open a machine like this only to have it fail BEFORE one even gets to use it to make real coffee !  

What's interesting is that it seems to work fine, otherwise.  It just doesn't make it through a complete brew cycle.  I know I just said that, but I apparently don't have enough characters in this review to allow me to publish it (since I can't really say much more than I have, at this point), so I'm really just typing to get enough characters down here...

I will update this review, once I have more info....

Buying Experience

The buying experience was great online.  I just went to google and found multiple vendors -- compared them and bought at the best price.

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Posted: February 18, 2006, 10:05pm
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