Yes I love my Keurig and we use it every day... but sometimes if I know it's going to be a 4-5 cup morning or there are 2 or 3 of us drinking morning coffee, or I'm having guests, I like to have a back up! It's easy to go through a $12 box of k-cups in one sitting if you are entertaining coffee drinkers. That is why I love having a 'regular' coffee pot to fall back on.
Currently that is my Hamilton Beach Brewstation which I really, really love but I bought it about 8 or 9 years ago and it has a flaw. The heating element is in a position so it dries out the seal on the carafe and it leaks. To remedy that and buy a little more life out of my favorite coffeemaker, I used silicone sealant, sealed the edges, let it dry and got a few more years out of it. But I have to admit, it's time has come. (They changed the design and fixed this design flaw since then).
I must invest in a new 'back up' brewer. That is how this post was born.
I bought a TV for my oldest daughter, who has just graduated college and lives in a place of her own 1100 miles away. I had it shipped to the Best Buy store closest to her home for easy pick up. Apparently they were offering a promotion at the time to receive a $15 gift card or gift code when you used the ship-to-store option. I got my code yesterday and immediately thought; "I bet I can put it towards a new back up coffee maker!"
I was thrilled to find the Mr. Coffee (12 cup, programmable) normally $30 on sale at Bestbuy.com for $14.99 but then I saw this one... a 10 cup basic, no bells and whistles brewer with a built in brewer basket so you don't need a filter. Love that option. What to do????
In the end... I got both! For a grand total of $10 with shipping and handling and tax, I just got 2 coffee pots. One of which, I wanted to share with my readers... if you need a dirt cheap, basic coffee pot, how does a $4.99 brewer sound?
10-Cup Drip Coffeemaker
Original Price: $19.99
You Save: $15.00
Complete your morning ritual with this SA-PDCM01 10-Cup drip coffeemaker that features a dishwasher-safe glass carafe and a removable brew basket for easy cleaning. A water level gauge on the carafe makes it simple to brew plenty of coffee.
- On/off button for simple operation.
- 750 watt output
- 10-cup capacity
- Water level gauge on the water tank
- Up to 10-minute brewing time
- Dishwasher-safe carafe
- Along with a removable brew basket allows simple cleaning.