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Old 08-28-2008, 06:12 PM   #1
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Doesn't everyone want hot coffee?!?!?!

I am on my second thermal coffee maker and this one, along with the last doesn't actually keep your coffee hot for four hours....getting very discouraged. i will bring this one back and try a third. Anyone have any suggestions on brands they find really good. Trying not to spend more than a hundred dollars or so. help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: sad:

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Old 08-28-2008, 06:22 PM   #2
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I haven't tried this one personally but it sounds like what you've described.

The Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker. at Hammacher Schlemmer
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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why would you want it to last for 4 hours? brew yourself a new pot! coffee's only fresh for about 20 min anyway.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:42 PM   #4
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why would you want it to last for 4 hours? brew yourself a new pot! coffee's only fresh for about 20 min anyway.
Coffee put in a thermal carafe will stay fresh for a good 8 hours but only with a GOOD thermal carafe - I've done it and it's just like fresh-brewed.

peeper - I'm seriously thinking about investing the money in a commercial grade coffee thermal carafe. They are expensive but they WORK!!!!!!!!! We used to put coffee in in the morning and 12 hours later it it is hot enough to burn your hand! I wish someone would make one for the home - maybe hold 6 - 8 cups of brewed coffee.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:00 PM   #5
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Do you preheat carafe with really hot water before you add coffee? I rinse DHs regular thermos with hot water and then put in really hot water until coffee is ready then dump hot water and then put in hot coffee it will stay hot for two days.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:26 PM   #6
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JP is right - pre-heat the thermos with very hot (even boiling) water before putting the coffee in and it will stay hot at least all day. I use an airpot that I bought at a restaurant supply house and it works very well. I think it was about $35.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:33 PM   #7
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coffee brews best at under the boil, around 190F and your carafe is at room temp so your stored coffee is cooling off fast from the start. If you preheat your carafe, it will stay much hotter. I also find glass thermal carafes better at insulating than SS ones.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:35 PM   #8
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alright.....
this thread keeps popping up to the top and it made me start a pot!!
a teeny one, but it sounded so good!!!!!
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:38 PM   #9
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I knew you were secretly a Coffee Achiever, Suzie!
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Oh its no secret... I am a straight up coffee snob and proud of it!!!!
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