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Old 02-22-2006, 03:02 AM   #1
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Coffee Pots

I think it borders on fraud the way the coffee pot mfgs. state their product is a 12 cup pot.
I have always thought a cup was 8 oz.
I venture to say I bet NONE of the popular brands will make 12 cups of coffee.
How many cups (8 oz) does your _______Brand)________ pot make?

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Old 02-22-2006, 08:34 AM   #2
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Agreed. My Cuisinart Grind and Brew would not even let me make 12 cups, everything would overflow if I ever filled it past 8 cups! I encountered the same problem even after Cuisinart sent me a new one - of course, I had to send my old one to them which cost me a trip to the post office and additional $14 - After another year of problems, I dumped it and bought a cheap coffee maker at Target
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:37 AM   #3
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The coffee pot makers never claimed their pots made 12 measuring cups of coffee. The 'cup' they're talking about is the one that comes with a place setting of china. They figure that's about 5.5 fluid ounces.

So, no 12-cup coffee pot will make 12 measuring cups of coffee.

We drink out of mugs and figure you get 5-6 mugs of coffee out of a 12-cup pot.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:45 AM   #4
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I would fill my Cuisinart by the 12-cup filling line on their coffee pot - I don't know what the ounces, I just assumed that if I used their measurement it would work, I assumed wrong. Oh well, I usually just make coffee for me, and that is 5 cups on the pot's marking.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:55 PM   #5
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I own the Phillips Senseo Coffee machine.

It makes coffee similar to cappachino.


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Old 02-22-2006, 03:29 PM   #6
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I have a Cuisinart brand coffee/espresso machine. It goes by a 6 fl oz. measurement.
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Old 02-22-2006, 03:38 PM   #7
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The instructions on my Krups coffee/espresso combo specifically state "12 cups or 6 mugs."
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:15 AM   #8
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Thanks all for the responses. I see I'm not alone in my concern.

I like the Krups information as to cups or mugs from Caine.

Andy, your comment is the logical explanation. But, my concern is that they, for the most part, never say coffee serving cups. They say CUPS which is the basis for my complaint.
I still say a cup is 8 oz.
Which leads me to want a coffee pot that will produce 96 oz of coffee.
Maybe I wouldn't have to make two pots.


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Old 02-23-2006, 04:12 PM   #10
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Which leads me to want a coffee pot that will produce 96 oz of coffee. Maybe I wouldn't have to make two pots.


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Sure you would. I have one coffeemaker that makes 8 cups, one that makes 10 cups, and one that makes 12 cups, and no matter which one I use, I always end up making another pot.
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