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Old 06-06-2013, 11:37 AM   #151
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gee andy, you sound reluctant/resigned rather than eager/enthusiastic at the prospect of 'going keurig'. trust me on this one thing. as a keurig owner, you will fall in love with your keurig coffeemaker in at least ten different ways you never even knew existed before.

my keurig elite (b60) is similar to pac's #145. i like it almost as much as the platinum (b70) which died out on me after about 1 1/2 years. the elite is a bit noisier, but i have come to rather enjoy the little coffee making sounds it makes....
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:02 PM   #152
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I'm happy with my current coffeemaker. SO is now drinking decaf or part decaf so this means brewing two pots of coffee. So a one-cup seems to make sense.

The proliferation of Keurig models is confusing. Not sure why they need so many. I also like the Cuisinart SS700 but that's more expensive.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #153
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I tried a Keurig in a hotel. I wasn't impressed. I prefer the coffee I get out of my espresso maker. We don't usually drink regular espresso. We make "allongé", which means we make espresso and then "elongate" it with hot water (we start the kettle when we start the espresso maker). We sometimes have café au lait or cappuccino.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:14 PM   #154
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...I used to run 2-6 oz cups through one K-cup and it tasted fine, but now I run the machine on the 10 oz setting and use a fresh K-cup every time. That allows me to put a little milk in my cup, run the cycle and carry it without spilling over the edge...
If I understand correctly, you use the same K-Cup for a 6 ounce or 10 ounce cup. Assuming the 6 ounce cup is normal strength, doesn't that make the 10 ounce cup pretty weak?

If you use the thingy that you fill with your own coffee, is there room enough to add extra coffee so a 10 ounce cup will be stronger?
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andy, have you already decided whose coffee the new one cup coffeemaker is to be used for--yours or your so's decaf?
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andy, have you already decided whose coffee the new one cup coffeemaker is to be used for--yours or your so's decaf?
I don't have the room for or interest in keeping two coffee makers on my limited kitchen counter space. We both will use the same coffee maker.
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Apparently it's all academic. SO just called to check in. When I told her I have been researching Keurigs at her request she confessed she had already bought one. She wants us to check out the model she got and we can exchange it if necessary. All I know is it's a Platinum Series.
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Apparently it's all academic. SO just called to check in. When I told her I have been researching Keurigs at her request she confessed she had already bought one. She wants us to check out the model she got and we can exchange it if necessary. All I know is it's a Platinum Series.

Oh then you don't want my nickles worth of advice then?


So what I have is a Mr. Coffee 4 cup maker. Oddly it only really makes one cup at a time. I also have a 24oz cup.
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Oh then you don't want my nickles worth of advice then?


So what I have is a Mr. Coffee 4 cup maker. Oddly it only really makes one cup at a time. I also have a 24oz cup.
So that's actually about two mugs of coffee. Seems to tie in with most coffee makers. If it says it's a 12 cup you get 6 mugs.

I have some reservations with the Keurig. I read a lot of durability complaints and am concerned about getting a strong enough mug of coffee without using two K-Cups.
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the strength of your coffee is going to depend on the coffee k cups you choose to use in your keurig machine.
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