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  1. #1
    Guest

    Default CoffeePots

    My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    has served me well for years.
    When it gave up the ghost,
    I went shopping for a replacement.

    Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) No luck !

    While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    all use "basket filters".
    ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )

    Shopped AMAZON. ( 4963 pots available )
    Except for a few overpriced europots,
    there was only the "TOASTMASTER" pot.
    ( I may have bought the last two available )

    Who decides these things ?
    Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    ???

  2. #2
    mequeenbe.nospam Guest

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    <RJ> wrote:
    > My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    > has served me well for years.
    > When it gave up the ghost,
    > I went shopping for a replacement.
    >
    > Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) No luck !
    >
    > While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    > all use "basket filters".
    > ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )
    >
    > Shopped AMAZON. ( 4963 pots available )


    my four cup pot cracked at the top & i put it away, for an "emergency
    use. i've been looking for a replacement for several years and have
    still not been able to find one. you might try a garage sale or a
    thrift shop. i'm in socal & volunteer at a thrift shop and haven't
    seen a 4 cup pot. most of the ones that come in, as donations, are at
    least 6 cups in size.

    harriet & critters in azusa, ca (everything from a-z in the usa)

  3. #3
    [email protected] Guest

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    On Feb 18, 12:18*pm, "<RJ>" <baran...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    > has served me well for years.
    > When it gave up the ghost,
    > I went shopping for a replacement.
    >
    > Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) *No luck !
    >
    > While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    > all use "basket filters". *
    > ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )
    >
    > Shopped AMAZON. ( 4963 pots available )
    > Except for a few overpriced europots,
    > there was only the "TOASTMASTER" pot.
    > ( I may have bought the last two available )
    >
    > Who decides these things ?
    > Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    > ???


    Cuisinart makes one. I've seen them at closeout stores.
    I believe Emerson makes one with a cone filter but it's a POS.
    Very flimsy, my friend had one, developed a leak in a few months time.
    The cuisinart uses a metal carafe so it's unbreakable.


  4. #4
    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

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    "<RJ>" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    > While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    > all use "basket filters".
    > ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )
    >
    > Shopped AMAZON. ( 4963 pots available )
    > Except for a few overpriced europots,
    > there was only the "TOASTMASTER" pot.
    > ( I may have bought the last two available )
    >
    > Who decides these things ?
    > Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    > ???


    Now may be the time to consider alternatives. French press?



  5. #5
    mequeenbe.nospam Guest

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    cartgirl...@gmail.com wrote:
    > On Feb 18, 12:18 pm, "<RJ>" <baran...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    > > has served me well for years.

    >
    > >
    > > Who decides these things ?
    > > Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    > > ???

    >
    > Cuisinart makes one. I've seen them at closeout stores.
    > I believe Emerson makes one with a cone filter but it's a POS.
    > Very flimsy, my friend had one, developed a leak in a few months time.
    > The cuisinart uses a metal carafe so it's unbreakable.


    thank you for the info. i just checked the cuisinart website and the
    price for a 4 cup glass pot is $14.00 plus shipping, with either a
    black plastic or white plastic top. i prefer not having an electric
    drip pot on the counter, and have used the separate 4 cup cone drip
    holder & pot for years.

    harriet & critters in azusa, ca (j j the world famous jack russell
    terrior who is sitting on my right foot; and faddy tabby caddy the
    lady maine coon cat who is somewhere else...napping)

  6. #6
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: CoffeePots

    On Feb 18, 11:18*am, "<RJ>" <baran...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    > has served me well for years.
    > When it gave up the ghost,
    > I went shopping for a replacement.
    >
    > Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) *No luck !
    >
    > While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    > all use "basket filters". *
    > ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )
    >
    > Shopped AMAZON. ( 4963 pots available )
    > Except for a few overpriced europots,
    > there was only the "TOASTMASTER" pot.
    > ( I may have bought the last two available )
    >
    > Who decides these things ?
    > Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    > ???


    I have a cone one - 12 cup, but so what if you only make 4 cups? It's
    a Hamilton Beach, I think (I don't buy small Black & Decker ever) -
    has a "permanent" gold mesh cone, and I can put paper cone filters in
    it - is that what you're talking about? I like mine, but only use it
    once a week or so. It's got drip suspension (so you can take the pot
    off while it's brewing) and a clock/timer.

    I used to have a Braun - great outfit - free replacement if it's still
    under warranty and they refund your shipping cost.

    N.

  7. #7
    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Feb 18, 11:18*am, "<RJ>" <baran...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    > has served me well for years.
    > When it gave up the ghost,
    > I went shopping for a replacement.
    >
    > Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) *No luck !
    >
    > While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    > all use "basket filters". *
    > ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )
    >
    > Shopped AMAZON. ( 4963 pots available )
    > Except for a few overpriced europots,
    > there was only the "TOASTMASTER" pot.
    > ( I may have bought the last two available )
    >
    > Who decides these things ?
    > Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    > ???


    Oh, one more thing - be careful at Amazon - lots of their small
    electrics and appliances are "factory reconditioned." If that's o.k.
    with you, fine; if not, be sure to pay attention to what you're
    looking at.

    N.

  8. #8
    Tracy Guest

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    Nancy2 wrote:
    > On Feb 18, 11:18 am, "<RJ>" <baran...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    >> has served me well for years.
    >> When it gave up the ghost,
    >> I went shopping for a replacement.
    >>
    >> Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) No luck !
    >>
    >> While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    >> all use "basket filters".
    >> ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )
    >>
    >> Shopped AMAZON. ( 4963 pots available )
    >> Except for a few overpriced europots,
    >> there was only the "TOASTMASTER" pot.
    >> ( I may have bought the last two available )
    >>
    >> Who decides these things ?
    >> Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    >> ???

    >
    > I have a cone one - 12 cup, but so what if you only make 4 cups? It's
    > a Hamilton Beach, I think (I don't buy small Black & Decker ever) -
    > has a "permanent" gold mesh cone, and I can put paper cone filters in
    > it - is that what you're talking about? I like mine, but only use it
    > once a week or so. It's got drip suspension (so you can take the pot
    > off while it's brewing) and a clock/timer.
    >
    > I used to have a Braun - great outfit - free replacement if it's still
    > under warranty and they refund your shipping cost.
    >
    > N.


    I have a 12 cup Braun which I have had for years. It is starting to leak
    now :-( I dread trying to replace it.

    I hardly ever make a full pot unless I have people over. I use it only
    during the weekends and I am the only coffee drinker in the house. I
    usually make enough for 2 cups. Works for me.

    I have one of those one cup pod things at work.

    -Tracy

  9. #9
    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "<RJ>" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    > has served me well for years.
    > When it gave up the ghost,
    > I went shopping for a replacement.
    >
    > Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) No luck !
    >
    > While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    > all use "basket filters".
    > (personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains)


    Not grains, grounds. And yes, I agree, the cone is more efficient at
    extracting, but only very slightly more efficient... and if one is careful a
    basket filter can be used in place of a cone so that it works as well.

    You don't give much to go on... do you mean an ADC or a manual drip where
    you pour the hot water yourself a la Melitta:
    http://www.amazon.com/Melitta-Black-...4987821&sr=1-3

    My 12 cup ADC Cuisinart uses cone filters, it has a button that changes to
    the 1-4 cup mode, I use that mode most times and it works well, with larger
    amounts it makes stronger coffee but the extraction takes twice as long..

    I think nowadays most ADCs are made for the basket filter because those
    filters cost about half the price of cone filters... when cone filter ADCs
    were more popular people would squeeze in the basket filters, saved like a
    penny a pop. I have a huge supply of basket filters from my last ADC,
    whenever I have company and make a full pot I squeeze one in, trying to use
    them up, I have like five thousand, will take forever... if they weren't so
    stiff from those flutes I'd use them for TP.

    Obviously the basket filters are much cheaper to manufacture, they are
    formed in stacks of like 50 at a shot... the cones are seamed and need to be
    formed one at a time.



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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Feb 18, 1:10*pm, "Edwin Pawlowski" <e...@snet.net> wrote:
    > "<RJ>" <baran...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    > > While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    > > all use "basket filters".
    > > ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )


    You can use a 6 cup one and just use less coffee/water.
    >
    > > Shopped AMAZON. ( 4963 pots available )
    > > Except for a few overpriced europots,
    > > there was only the "TOASTMASTER" pot.
    > > ( I may have bought the last two available )

    >
    > > Who decides these things ?
    > > Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    > > ???

    >
    > Now may be the time to consider alternatives. *French press?


    French press coffee has a compound called cafestol, which gets
    filtered out by paper filters. Read the pages below:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cafestol
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0614162223.htm

    I discovered this about a year and a half ago, and have relegated my
    French press to "camping trip only" status.

    --Bryan

  11. #11
    Dave Smith Guest

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    Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
    > "<RJ>" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    >> Who decides these things ?
    >> Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    >> ???

    >
    > Now may be the time to consider alternatives. French press?



    That is what we use most of the time when we want just a small amount of
    coffee. For some reason the regular drip machines don't make coffee as
    well in small batches. We have two sizes of French presses, one 2 cup
    size that makes enough for two small cups or one large mug, and one that
    makes six cups. I hadn't had much luck with French presses until I
    learned to use a coarser grind.

  12. #12
    Gloria P Guest

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    <RJ> wrote:
    > My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    > has served me well for years.
    > When it gave up the ghost,
    > I went shopping for a replacement.
    >
    > Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) No luck !
    >
    > While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    > all use "basket filters".
    > ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )


    >
    > Who decides these things ?
    > Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    > ???


    It may be the four cup spec that's limiting your choice.
    My last two pots were both cone, both 8 cup.

    gloria p

  13. #13
    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > <RJ> wrote:
    >> My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot has served me well for years.
    >> When it gave up the ghost, I went shopping for a replacement.
    >>
    >> Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) No luck !
    >>
    >> While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    >> all use "basket filters". ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out
    >> of the grains )

    >
    >>
    >> Who decides these things ?
    >> Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    >> ???

    >
    > It may be the four cup spec that's limiting your choice.
    > My last two pots were both cone, both 8 cup.


    True. There's nothing preventing one from brewing less in an 8 cup pot...
    my 12 cup has a setting for brewing 1-4 cups. I usually brew to the 5 cup
    mark with the 1-4 cup setting makes stronger coffee... fills my big 12 ounce
    mug twice. With coffee 6 ounces is considered a cup, but because of what
    water is absorbed by the grounds it yields somewhat less coffee.



  14. #14
    R P Guest

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    I'll take my old-fashioned percolator Thank you!


  15. #15
    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    <RJ> wrote:
    > My "4-cup" cone-filter coffee pot
    > has served me well for years.
    > When it gave up the ghost,
    > I went shopping for a replacement.
    >
    > Target, WalMart, Kmart, ( even SEARS ) No luck !
    >
    > While there are several 4-cuppers available,
    > all use "basket filters".
    > ( personally, I feel that a cone gets more out of the grains )
    >
    > Shopped AMAZON. ( 4963 pots available )
    > Except for a few overpriced europots,
    > there was only the "TOASTMASTER" pot.
    > ( I may have bought the last two available )
    >
    > Who decides these things ?
    > Are American consumers anti-cone-filter ??
    > ???

    I've bought my Mellita pots from the Mellita site for years.. Give it a
    try.
    Janet



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