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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Coffee Makers. You are doing it wrong!

For years I have run a Kitchen Aid Coffee maker. My old one throws out an error code and dies last year after many years of service. After a bit of time with the replacement I have come to some conclusions. I must have gotten the box that did not have the sticker on it that said "Be the life of the party, unit equipped with dribble carafe".

I don't know how many paper towels I used to clean up after this hot mess of a coffee maker.  Getting the "CLEAN" indicator off of the screen was just as problematic. I had well enough and searched for a replacement. I came up with this. 

 















It is sitting next to a old burr Kitchen Aid grinder. The grinder is awesome.  How sad that Kitchen Aid is crap now. 

What were the selling points for the new coffee maker? A momentary toggle and rotary switches for all of the important stuff. A LCD clock that did not light up and overwhelm. How many clocks do you need in the kitchen anyway?  The range, microwave, and alarm keypad all have them.

Now back to some other tasks. Can anyone guess what this tool does? 



 











Give ya a hint. It will be used to put something in this pile of stuff on a 1966 Mustang. 


 














To make it more difficult the pile of stuff contains parts for a '66, 71, '94, and 2013 Mustang.

 

12 comments:

  1. I have the same Cuisnart coffee maker and LOVE it, mine's going on 4 years old, no troubles... Just make sure you buy spare filters.

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    1. Good to hear NFO. Thanks for the tip on the filters!

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  2. I have no idea what that tool is, but I'd like to introduce it to a couple of men I know. Slowly. And twist.

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  3. It's for removing wiper arms from their pivots.

    Not as clumsy or random as a blaster.

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    1. Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Thanks John!

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  4. I use a percolator, along with a cheap grinder. The coffee maker has two speeds... off and on.... and does NOTHING but brew coffee. This, it does very well.

    As for the tool, even my years in the business allow me to only guess. It appears to be a tool to pop plastic panel fittings apart.

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    1. I hear ya my friend! Simple is better.

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  5. I also have the same coffee maker at home and work. Also at a favorite vacation spot we visit annually. Works great!

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    1. Thanks for the review Knucklehead!

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  6. Circlip pliers - for those damn clips (also called e-clips). Pins go in the little holes and squeezing the handles forces the jaws open, rather than closed.

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