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Old 08-24-2015, 01:21 PM   #6831
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Wasn't sure where to post this, but here seems good enough.

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Old 08-24-2015, 01:34 PM   #6832
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Has anyone else filled the carafe with water, set it on the hot plate, turned on the coffee maker, and a few minutes later wondered why I was not smelling fresh coffee?

I have done this more than once.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:35 PM   #6833
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I LOVE the Scottie pinwheel! That's adorable!
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:05 PM   #6834
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Has anyone else filled the carafe with water, set it on the hot plate, turned on the coffee maker, and a few minutes later wondered why I was not smelling fresh coffee?

I have done this more than once.
Oh yes. I just figure it was deliberate so I could rinse out the coffee maker innards.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:11 PM   #6835
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"Scottie Pinwheel" is great! Just what I needed for a lift-me-up today. Thanks, taxy!

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Has anyone else filled the carafe with water, set it on the hot plate, turned on the coffee maker, and a few minutes later wondered why I was not smelling fresh coffee?

I have done this more than once.
Himself has done that. I use a measuring cup for the water; if I use the carafe I end up missing the reservoir with some of the water. I'm more guilty of putting the grounds in the basket, then forgetting to add water at all. And when I'm really foggy, I've even put water in, then forgot the grounds. You end up with a very weak cup of coffee.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:21 PM   #6836
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Oh Good! I'm not the only one.

I have, on more than one occasion, put coffee into the coffeemaker and forgotten the water. I don't recall ever putting in water and forgetting the coffee.

Keurig makes it harder to screw up that way but adds the option of starting the brew cycle and forgetting the coffee cup.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:28 PM   #6837
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I remember Pacanis mentioning the Keurig doesn't work too well without a coffee cup.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:32 PM   #6838
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...I don't recall ever putting in water and forgetting the coffee...
I have to clarify how I can add water and forget grounds. I'm actually not as stupid as that sounds. Close, maybe, but...

Our coffee maker is on the kitchen counter and is "parked" under the upper cupboards when not in use. When pulled out, you can't open the door to get to the bowls and small plates. IF I put water in, then distract myself (or get distracted) by the need for a bowl or plate, I have to slide the maker back under the cover. The lid to the unit closes, I forget there's no grounds, and pull the thing back out from under the cupboard. Since it's heavier than when empty, I figure it's ready to go and push the button. Result: weak "coffee".

Besides, I rather end up with hot water IN the pot than hot coffee ON the counter.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:09 PM   #6839
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I have probably figured out more ways to have a coffee fail than most people. I have forgotten the water. I have forgotten the coffee grounds. I have left the lid off the carafe, so the little button on the basket doesn't get pushed up and the basket overflows. I have forgotten to empty the carafe of yesterday's leftover coffee, so the carafe overflows. I think I have done other things. I remember once almost pouring yesterday's old coffee into the water reservoir.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:25 PM   #6840
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I'm so glad DH gets up earlier than I do so the coffee is already made! When he's out of town, I try to remember to set it up with the timer the night before, so I don't have to think about it in the morning.
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