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post #1 of 49 Old 11-09-2012, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Man, I probably should have never gotten this thing. I've been swilling rotgut coffee for years, but after a few travel mugs of "designer coffee" I'm already addicted to this machine and it never says, "Sorry Joe, there ain't no more. You gotta go." This thing makes it way too easy to drink way too much good coffee in the comfort of your own home. They should give methamphetamine addicts one of these things when they've successfully completed their treatment program and are heading back home. Maxwell House, here I come....






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They are pretty darned cool machines...

My fave flavor of all the ones I've tried so far is Hazelnut by Green Mountain Coffee.

http://www.keurig.ca/coffee/coffee-k...offee-hazelnut

I found out if you make the hot chocolate with it, you have to run a cup of water through it afterwards or it can plug the tip.

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We discussed Keurigs a while back here:

http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.p...ghlight=keurig

This is what I said then and things haven't changed. I've had issues with my machine but been able to get it going every time. It's very frustrating when you push the button for a large cup and only a half cup of water comes out. It got to the point that I usually run a cup of water first to see what it's going to do. You have to use it. If it sits idle the very thin water lines will plug up.

Some say that the coffee is expensive but then they don't have a problem paying $2 for a cup of rot gut in a cafe. Go figure.

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Great machine - when it works so here comes some advice. Use the thing everyday even if you just make a cup of hot water. You have to keep that pump working and the water fresh. May depend on your water situation. I'm just using regular tap water. Also about every two months run some vinegar through it.

Best and cheapest place to buy K-cups is from keurig.com. Lots of selection and free shipping on $45 even to Canada although they charge $10 to Canadians for handling.

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They are pretty darned cool machines...

My fave flavor of all the ones I've tried so far is Hazelnut by Green Mountain Coffee.

http://www.keurig.ca/coffee/coffee-k...offee-hazelnut

I found out if you make the hot chocolate with it, you have to run a cup of water through it afterwards or it can plug the tip.
The wife's going to be making hot chocolate, so thanks for the tip. Ours will also do iced tea and I'm curious to see what that's like since I drink that stuff by the gallon.



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We discussed Keurigs a while back here:

http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.p...ghlight=keurig

This is what I said then and things haven't changed. I've had issues with my machine but been able to get it going every time. It's very frustrating when you push the button for a large cup and only a half cup of water comes out. It got to the point that I usually run a cup of water first to see what it's going to do. You have to use it. If it sits idle the very thin water lines will plug up.

Some say that the coffee is expensive but then they don't have a problem paying $2 for a cup of rot gut in a cafe. Go figure.
Ah, I forgot about that thread. At the time it started, I wasn't planning on getting one of these things. I was wrong about that. I will be sure to share with the wife that it must be used or it will plug up. I figure 2 of the little cups (brewing 12 ounces of coffee each) is a worthwhile extravagance every day. I've found that with the stronger coffee, 2 of those in the morning is plenty. Amazing how much stuff I got done around here today......



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The Achilles Heel: I don't think it will be as effective as a regular coffee maker when it comes to cooking ramen noodles.





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The wife's going to be making hot chocolate, so thanks for the tip. Ours will also do iced tea and I'm curious to see what that's like since I drink that stuff by the gallon.
The iced tea is good as well, you just brew it with ice in the cup. Lol, I found that if you totally fill the tumbler with ice though, your tea tastes pretty watered down .

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We discussed Keurigs a while back here:

http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.p...ghlight=keurig

This is what I said then and things haven't changed. I've had issues with my machine but been able to get it going every time. It's very frustrating when you push the button for a large cup and only a half cup of water comes out. It got to the point that I usually run a cup of water first to see what it's going to do. You have to use it. If it sits idle the very thin water lines will plug up.

Some say that the coffee is expensive but then they don't have a problem paying $2 for a cup of rot gut in a cafe. Go figure.
I have to admit....I've grown fond of the machine

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Oh yeah !!! Mrs. Flash got a Cuisinart that uses the K-cups and holds 80 oz of water. You have the best one right there......Italian Roast, set it for 6 oz, add a little half & half or cream....ahhhh. She goes for the frilly flavored stuff and I have to say some of it is good, most of it is awful. I never thought I would like the K-cup thing over regular coffee makers but I'm sold now. BTW, the regular Folgers K-cups are surprisingly good.
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I thought I was the only 8-10 cup a day coffee swiller here!!!
I told the wife, I don't need one of them fancy crap machines, I drink Maxwell house and am fine with it! She bought one home and I see 8-10 cups going down at 50cents a shot......it really starts to add up if you compare it to a jug of instant....something I was very happy swilling back untill the fancy woman showed up! Now I have to limit myself to one cup of good stuff and two of the swill.....I still can drink the swill, but it just isn't the same any more!....You have ruined me....miss fancy pants!!!

There is still no way in hell I will go into a Starbucks and pay through the arse for a cup of their swill.....augh!!!

I have the very same machine pictured above.....3 cup sizes to choose from...I've almost worn the big size button off by now.....lol.

I also buy my coffee from Costco in the 84 bulk buy boxes.....and try not to look at the $35 price tag!!! AUGH!!!!

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