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Looks Good But Is Awful Junk
on July 21, 2006
What a failure!
Seemed just right for a simple way to make a quick single brewed cup of coffee. Small, low profile and uses little space on the counter. The science is so simple and established that I figured there could be no problems.
Wrong, it cannot deliver more than 6 ounces of water through the system, even though the water well holds 12 ounces. If you drink more than six ounces (smaller than a juice glass) of coffee, this is not the unit for you.
The well is filled with 12 ounces and the machine starts to brew. Good. Then, about half way through the process (VERY slow) it simply stops. I used my own 12oz mug which fits well but the pot seems pooped and just keeps on heating the water without delivering it through the plumbing. I have "plunged" the small water hole in the bottom if the well with no results.
I've tried it five times, wasting coffee and time and it simply doesn't want to work.
I'm planning to use it for a planter. Small cut wildflowers will look nice. For coffee, I'm going to a real working product.
It doesn't pay to return this item because the time and postage will make it too expensive.
This is junk, pure and simple.