5.30.2011

Hamilton Beach BrewStation Coffee Maker: once I fixed the leak I loved it again

Prior to our Keurig Coffee Maker(s) we owned a Hamilton Beach BrewStation. We loved the style, the convenience, the fact that there was no carafe, no 'burnt' taste after it sat for 30 minutes and it stayed hot. However, if some of you remember, I was frustrated that it leaked! When we bought our Keurig we did not throw out the Hamilton Beach brewer, but instead, kept it in storage to bring out when making coffee cup by cup was not feasible.

One day (about a year ago) I took the Hamilton Beach out to try to fix the leaking problem. After studying the various places it *could* leak I realized it wasn't in a seal or a part at all. It was the sealant they used on the seams! The canister itself was leaking. Having caulk on hand already for our kitchen, I simply sealed the outside of the machine's water reservoir with clear caulk. This gave a second barrier to their seal and after a few trial runs, realized it was back to new.

I still love the Hamilton Beach Brewstation. We like them so much it's what we bought our daughter for college and what my parents and brother/SIL now own.


Hamilton Beach BrewStation Coffee Maker

* Enclosed brewing system and no need for a carafe
* 1-handed dispensing; brew-pause function; thermal-lined insulation
* Programmable for "wake-up" coffee; simple push-button controls
* 2-hour auto shut-off; digital clock/timer; removable water tank; drip tray
* Measures 6 by 8 by 17 inches; 1-year warranty




5.14.2011

I tried a new (to me) tea; chocolate hazelnut by Stash

Stash Premium Decaf Chocolate Hazelnut Tea, Tea Bags, 18-Count Boxes (Pack of 6)  Although I started my day with 2 cups of Neumann's Coffee, I ended up tasting something brand new today and surprisingly (for me) chocolate flavored.  It was Chocolate Hazelnut Tea from Stash.  I was shopping yesterday and picking up more Chai Spice Tea when I spied this next to it.  Although not a fan of dark chocolate, this was a light chocolaty flavor with vanilla and hazelnut.  It reminded me something from my childhood, but even after 2 hours now, I haven't been able to put my finger on just what it is.  I think it may be a similar flavor to a light chocolate frosting I had 'way back when' but in general I'd have to say this product is an interesting and intriguing thumbs up.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...