## Black & Decker CO85 Spacemaker Can Opener, Best product, best price

Can opener works great once you get it installed. They should have it mounted on a wooden or hard plastic platform to avoid drilling holes in your cabinet. I had the tools and the wood that i could cut to size and mount the opener on it than screw the wood onto the underside of the cabinet. Without the proper know how and equipment it would be a real pain in the ass to get it mounted. Someone should show them how to prepare it properly for mounting. Otherwise you have a major headache. Opener works great and the wife is pleased with it. If you buy it be prepared to need more parts and screws as well as the wood or plastic. You then drill a hole in each corner and use 11/4 drywall screws to attach unit to the cabinet.

Hey i don’t know why everyone is so hating this product. Had mine for a year and a half. But sorry to say the wheel that turns the cans finally broke in half. Called customer service and they told me that this model is no longer being made so no parts replacements. But other then that i used this thing everyday. I have five kids so can openers are very much a part of my life. And i never ever ever had a problem opening big or small cans. Strong motor and the lid catcher worked great. Easy to clean and never ever dropped a can. So all in all 20 dollars well spent.

I took a long time to decide on this one. The reviews that i had read went from extremely negative to extremely positive. I felt challenged to make an informed, intelligent decision. Though i had an earlier version of this can opener in a previous home – that operated flawlwssly – a lot of reviewers did not like this unit. Still, i had no other reasonable choices for an under-the-counter can opener, and the department manager at a bed, bath, and beyond store spoke highly of the black and decker units, though that store did not carry this item. I finally just decided to try it and see. I ordered one and installed it; it was less that $25. The provided spacers were required to attach it under the lip of the overhead cupboard. I wanted to do a flush-mount, but could not, due to my cupboard design. Key specs for Black & Decker CO85 Spacemaker Can Opener, White: • Make sure this fits by entering your model number. • Power Pierce Cutter • Knife Sharpener and Bottle Opener • Hands Free Operation • Opens Big and Tall Cans • Spacemaker Comments from buyers “I love it. It is so smooth and easy to , Best product, best price , Good replacement! Bought this for my 84 year old mom, who still cares for my 88 year old dad. Her 40 plus year old can opener quit. This is what she wanted for her birthday so i started to look around in stores. Absolutely no under counter space saver can openers available period. Got on line and found a few that were so pricey they should come with a title and be financed by the bank. I bought it for my mother and installed it. She is a happy camper once again. My dad immediately used the knife sharpener feather and sharpened all her kitchen knives. They are total satisfied with this product. There were no product installation instruction for mounting the can opener. I had a black and decker can opener before i got this one and i loved it. My can opener started to go bad. I know what your thinking how does a can opener go bad. This is how mine was going bad. When it would start to open cans it would stop like half way and get stuck. This happen sometimes not all the time. So i was thinking what could be wrong. Is the motor going bad or something else i can’t see or is the cutting blade bad. So i figure i would sharpen the cutting blade and see what happens. I did such a good job sharpening the cutting blade it wouldn’t even cut a 1/8 of an inch. This is my 3rd can opener exactly like this one. I keep ordering them because its the only space saver can opener i can find. 2 things i don’t like about it are the blade comes off easily. So easily that when you take the can of from opening, the blade comes off also. The blade only lasts about 1 1/2-2 years. I tried to online and only buy a new blade but they don’t sell them so you have \to buy a whole new opener. It would be a great product if they fixed those things. I never knew two people could be so excited about a can opener, but apparently my grandparents have been searching for one in stores and a little bit online for a long time. They used to have a black and decker that lasted them over 10 years, but when it finally died they couldn’t find one, and had purchased several cheaper versions that were not that great. So when i found this on amazon i was really happy because i knew it was something they needed and wanted and it would be better than something random. My dad is going to set it up for them, and it seems like it will be great. I owned a b&d spacemaker can opener for several years and i had no desire to have another type. I could not find one in a store so i called b&d and they said ‘oh, we don’t make that one anymore’. . So, i went to amazon and ‘prunedanish’. I received it so quickly and well packaged. Brand new and boy, did that make me happyi would definately order from them again and be first to recommend this seller to anyone. I was trying tho replace an old under the counter can opener, but this model had to be flush with the front of the cabinet which made it way too noticable. My old one hung at the back of the cabinet. Anyway, i returned this model and went back to using the old one which is more in the background. The can opener works great but i liked my 20 year old model better. You have to drill four hole through your cabinet to mount it and the old one attached to a bracket that screwed in under the cabinet. I don’t like drilling holes in my oak cabinets so this one better last twenty years. And actually the old one still works but the wife wanted a new one (go figure). I installed this unit years ago in our kitchen. The magnet on the arm came off and there really wasn’t a good way to re-attach it and unfortunately the part is not available. That would be my only gripe. I wish black and decker would make the basic part (like the arm) available instead of me having to buy another unit. My old unit worked great when the magnet broke off–the motor still ran good and everything. On the up side my old one lasted for years and i’m hoping this one will do the same. I looked everywhere for a suitable replacement to my last can opener. I don’t know why there are so few cabinet mounted openers available now, but i could only find two models. Saw bad review on each, but opted for this because it had a similar design to one i had previously. I had to add an additional spacer to lower it to where the arm wouldn’t bump into the bottom of my cabinet, but it now works great, and i am very happy with the purchase. The mounting frees up my valuable and limited counter space. This can opener works very well. We have always had under-cabinet units because i like to keep the countertops uncluttered for easy cleaning. Speaking of easy cleaning, just pop out the cutter thing once in a while and throw it in the dishwasher and wipe off the front while it’s washing. The knife sharpener works remarkably well, too and the bottle opener is nice because you can open a beer one-handed. Much easier than fishing through the drawer for the church key and then having to put down the bag of chips because you have to use two hands. Ok, so if it’s a screw off you don’t have to have an opener, but you still have to use two hands, so it’s better for a screw off, also. If you want an under-cab unit, this one is fine. I would give it 5 stars if it were not so unreasonably expensive. But since i could not find something similar made by any other manufacturer, i ordered it. Works very well after a year at this point and i am pleased at that level. I couldn’t find an under-cabinet replacement for my last b&d can opener in any local stores. I’ve had my last one in at least my last two houses (so long ago, i don’t recall when i got it). I was happy to find it on amazon. It was easy to install and is working great. I like having it off my limited counter space. I also like the sturdiness that having it mounted adds to large cans as well as having both hands free for the can and lid while opening. I use my can opener at least several times a day. It fits well under the counter which takes up less room than sitting on the counter. It came in several colors although i chose black. I used to have one of these but it finally quit after i don’t know how many years of service. The old one had a light on the back that was very handy. It is a little hard to load the cans at first and required quite a bit of maneuvering to find out how to get it in the jaws, but it opens the cans fine once you get it started. I purchased this can opener to replace an earlier model that died after 15 years. Since this replaced an earlier b&d i figured i could use the existing holes and just unscrew the old one and install the new one. The holes need to be farther apart. So i did have to drill new holes, no problem. Then i couldn’t get the final screw to grab, figured that i had the holes drilled unevenly. After checking further i found that one screw supplied with the opener was not threaded properly. Had to wait until the next am and go to the hardware store and buy screws. Screws that came with the opener are 10-32, 2. , hardware store had only 10-32, 3 in. Screws, didn’t have to cut the screw since the 3 in. Opener works perfectly and installed easily once i realized the problem. My old can opener quit working after 20 years of use. I was surprised that the black and decker under counter can openers are so hard to find. After searching local stores and not finding the under the counter can opener i checked online and was very happy to find a replacement on amazon. The model is slightly different, but basically it was the same can opener. Easy to install, works great. I bought this and it works okay and is out of the way. However every 18 months to 2 years the rivet that holds the magnet breaks. If you like it, keep the parts because sometimes the blade wears out before the rivetfor the magnet breaks and you can use the parts to fix your next one. The removable cutter/magnet assembly is not available any longer and was too expensive anyway. So i have replaced the first unit with the second unit and then the second unit with the third unit. Now the third is broken do i replace it a fourth time?i just don’t know. Why doesn’t anyone else make these things. I had one of these many years ago – like 20 – and then someone got me a new one with no cut edges. I have missed this unit ever since and recently bought one again. I was worried about construction and quality after all these years. My upper cabinet is too deep to mount it so i had to in glue wood strips so that the handle properly clears – just so you know. A flat cabinet underneath is perfect, and there are some washers included in case the inset is just minor. Mine was like an inch, so more drastic measures were needed. Also has a bag opener – which you will get used to using very quickly and not have to open a draw and grab a knife or scissors. We’ve had this for several months now and we mounted it under the cabinets. It works well and is out of the way. It’s not loud (or any louder than other can openers). Tip: make sure when you mount it that the chord can reach an outlet and doesn’t get stretched too tightly. I wish this was the kind of can open that makes the cuts on the underside of the outside rim, rather than the inside of the can, but it works fine. This can opener is the easiest and most convenient unit i have ever owned. The first one i bought is over 15 years old and works everytime. I remodled my kitchen and got a new one for the kitchen the old one will be in the new bar. ## Hamilton Beach 67650H Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor, Holy moly! This juicer rocks. Hamilton beach big mouth juicer / b000fhqj6ci bought this juicer back in 2009 and have used it less than i’d hoped (more on that in a minute) but often enough to feel that the purchase was worth it. When a kuvings nj-9500u centrifugal juice extractor came up on vine, i figured i was well-placed to review an expensive juicer and contrast it with the cheaper stuff on the market, and post the same essential review in both places. But i’ll just cut to the chase right here: as a hobbyist juicer who just wants to whirl the juice out of a handful of fruits, i cannot honestly tell that much of a difference between the expensive kuvings and the half-price hamilton — the kuvings is better in some ways, but it’s not twice as good in proportion to being twice as expensive. * parts: both the juicers have mostly the same basic parts: base (with cord and buttons), whirl-er (where the mesh screen sits and the juice comes out), pulp-bucket (where the waste goes), top (where the fruit is fed), and piston (to help jam the fruits through the top and to the whirl-er. But i was surprised to see that the juice pitcher that came standard with the hamilton is not included with the kuvings; you have to supply your own bowl for the juice to pour into, and since our bowl was wide and uncovered, the new juice pouring in caused the existing juice to splash lightly all over the nearby counter, which i found quite annoying. * weight: the juicers take up about the same footprint on the counter, in terms of width and height. The immediate obvious difference is that the kuvings is plastic and lighter, whereas the hamilton is heavier and uses stainless steel clamps. The lighter kuvings is easier to carry, but i don’t know how sturdy the clamps will be over time. Personally, i care more about weight than about sturdiness (we tend to ‘baby’ our appliances in general). After doing a lot of research i ended up with this juicer. I was actually set on the breville after watching fat, sick, & nearly dead. After reading reviews of food getting stuck in the strainer, being hard to clean, and also the strainer becoming damage and the price of replacing it, i opted to do some further research. The hamilton beach juicer had positive ratings similar to the breville, with the exception this one was about 3 times cheaper.I am so glad i ended up with this juicermy mom owns a norwalk, the holy grail of juicers. However, i would choose the hamilton beach juicer over the norwalk for one simple reason. It’s quick to use and easy to clean. I have this thing cleaned within a few minutes. It takes longer to clean the veggies than it does to clean this juicer. Albeit a bit loud, but not enough to sway my decision otherwise. The pulp is very dry when all is said and done which means you are getting the most juice out of your fruits and veggies. I highly recommend this juicer for the following reasons:1. Wise mouth (saves time on cutting if you even need to)3. After seeing the documentary ‘fat, sick, and almost dead’, i decided to try out a semi-juice diet where i replace one of my meals with a juice for few weeks. From past experience, i have generally bought something like this in excitement, used it for few weeks, and then never taken it out. So this time, i decided that i will buy something that is more budget-friendly, yet decent. After some poking around on several review sites and consumer reports, i found that the breville blenders are good, but somewhat on the expensive side (their cheapest well-rated models are around$150). So i decided to try this model – consumerreports seem to like it, and amazon had decent reviews for this one. Overall, i am very happy with the purchase. In fact, i think this is as good as the \$120-150 breville juicers around, except that this one does not have a metal brushed body. The motor speed on this one is better than the breville fountain, and this one is just as easy to clean. I know this because a friend bought the breville fountain, and i used it a couple times. This one juices hard-vegetables very well.

Key specs for Hamilton Beach 67650H Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor:

• Make sure this fits
• CHROME MIXER

“Great budget juicer with few flaws
, first time juicer
, I bought 1 for me and 6 others for friends and family

I ordered this last week from amazon, it was delivered quickly. However, when i was opening the package, broken pieces of the pulp container fell onto the floor. I packed it back up into the package and went right online to amazon to request a replacement and planned to ship the broken one back the next day. Before i even got to ups to drop off the juicer, i received an email from amazon that my replacement had shipped.I received the juicer today and it is in perfect condition. I am new to juicing and was excited to try it out. I had spent the last few weeks debating on whether or not to purchase one. I had done a lot of research on juicers that were affordable. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a product i was afraid i wouldn’t like but still wanted something reliable and durable. So after seeing a lot of positive reviews for this juicer, i decided to go ahead and buy this one.

My grandfather is a big freshly made juice fan who has owned several juicers and wanted an inexpensive one for his vacation home. We opted for this one based on the price and good reviews. His first impression of the juicer was that it was small compared to his two previous juicers (the jack lalanne jlpjb which he hates and gave to me and a stainless steel sharper image juicer which he likes and has at home). Nevertheless, he was very excited to have it and we washed everything and easily put it together in a couple of minutes. He immediately prepared the fruit/veggies (apples, oranges, pears, and carrots) and began juicing. Within minutes, we had delicious fresh juice. I was impressed at how much juice came out and how little pulp was left behind. I also noticed that this juicer did not make as much of a mess with shooting pulp that his other juicers did. Cleanup was a breeze compared to other juicers because the parts didn’t have many crevices that were tough to wash. The on/off button is simple and very easy for grandpa to control.

I decided to finally try juicing since i’m not into veggies, esp. I researched on-line to see what was out there price and quality wise before buying this one based on the ratings. The first thing i have to say is read the instructions. Lol i just tossed things into the hopper willy nilly as i went along. There is a reason for processing certain things in order. Also, peel citrus first or juice will be bitter. I love berries, and grow several kinds in my yard, however, i found out this type of juicer won’t process berries. I grabbed a handful of spinach and a handful of blueberries and mixed the two. Stuffed the hopper and viola’, spinach blueberry juice. Depending upon what and how much you’re juicing you will need to stop and clean the grinder/strainer periodically. Oranges really clog it fast. I recommend first juicing a small amount of individual veggies/fruits separately and tasting them in order to get an idea on what blend to make so it will taste good. For example, i found there is a big difference in how sweet carrots are, so i had to adjust accordingly. Cleaning this is a snap, especially if you put a plastic grocery bag in the pulp collector before you start. I mostly clean each piece in the sink and use the dishwasher every so often. What i don’t like: the juice catcher is way too small. A few oranges and apples fill it up quick.

We wanted something good quality and inexpensive. Thank god for amazon reviews because that is what helped me end up choosing this one. Pros:*easy and quick cleaning (all juicers are going to take a few minutes and some effort to clean up, i wish more people could know and consider that when they write reviews on any juicer)*you can place a plastic shopping bag in the pulp bin for even more convenient cleanup. *very powerful*fairly compactcons:*loud as hell and actually made me worry about our eardrums/hearing damagei’d like to offer some pointers for making the most of this juicer. -the blades will become clogged with plant matter that ends up turning into an almost cement-like substance. Always immediately at least soak the basket in water and never let it dry, even briefly. This was a huge issue for me and had i known how important this is i could have saved myself many hours of soaking in all kinds of solvents and lots of chipping away at the gunk. -rejuicing your pulp will get you a little extra juice and is well worth the small effort-always read the instructions before using any juicer. There are certain things you must avoid doing or you will end up wearing it out or breaking it way ahead of schedule.

I’ve used my juicer so far with vegetables (carrots, beets, cucumber, spinach, celery) and fruits (apples, pears). In the future, i think i’ll puree the pears in a blender because it gets too mushy in the juicer and i end up losing a lot of liquid. I used a grocery bag to line the refuse container to make cleaning up easier. I also took the advice of other reviewers and put some paper towel under the cup to soak up any ‘spilled juice’. The juicer works great so far but i have some reservations. Here are my observations so far:pros:1. Juicing yields a fair amount of juice and very little pulp (2 large granny smith apples yielded a tall glass)2. The pulp is somewhat moist but not excessively. I plan to use some of the carrot and apple pulp when i am baking muffins and cakes.

This things amazing, my only complaint is the noise, it sounds like a shop wetvac. I looked on youtube, ussually theres some wacko selling a juicer, i almost went with a model they were pushing, its a shame there were only 1 or 2 hamilton bay vids. One of the descriptions mentioned in many of the vids were that the pulp needed to be dry, the dryer the pulp the more efficient the machine was at extracting the juice. This juice leaves a pretty dry paste, like the consistancy of tunafish but not as moist. The wide mouth is also very usefull, you still have to slice apples in half but it takes large chunks of fruit and vegtables and obliterates them, whole cucumbers, several whole carrots, beets, unstopable – with 1 horse power motor, its easily the strongest juicer at an affordable price online. Another complain i have is the tiny juice collector cup, i mean, wth, easy fix is to have a big pitcher inside your kitchen sink and the juicer right next to it on the counter, any run-off would be in the sink itself. For clean up, i just run warm water on the plastic parts, as for the strainer, you have to diligently brush that thing clean, i left mine gunked up for an hr, and it took me 6 minutes of scrubbing. Im looking into mason jars with foodsaver lid to store some of the juices for 3-6 hrs so i dont wake up the neighbors and want to have something for the late evening. All in all, the hasps are also aluminum, very sturdy construction, loads of power, what more could you want, and its 70 bucks.

I started looking into juicers for two reasons: our toddler tends to not eat his veggies, and i figure i can slip some nutritious fresh juices in under his radar; and i like to fast every once in a while. I wanted a dependable juicer, but i didn’t want to commit to a high-end model until i knew whether i would even like the process or the results. Based on the reviews and its performance, i may not have to upgrade at all. Other reviewers mentioned that this unit is loud, and it is: this thing spooled up like a jet engine and just vaporized the first (sliced) fuji apple i put into it. It was so startling that i laughed. A few seconds before, i had an apple; now i had a glass of delicious, fresh apple juice. (i suddenly found myself thinking about the climactic scene in fargo. ) my wife tasted it and declared, ‘i’ll never drink store-bought apple juice again. ‘i hauled out a bag of broccoli, a bag of spinach and a bag of baby carrots and did some experiments. (i combined it with apple juice and water and the baby didn’t suspect a thing. ) spinach/broccoli juice: well, it’s not bad with a lot of v8 juice and some tabasco. The next day i learned that although i don’t like eating celery or bell peppers, the combined juice of both is frankly delicious. Clean-up was very easy, but be advised that broccoli pulp is quite, uh, fragrant. (the user manual advises using a plastic bag in the pulp bin to save clean-up time.

## Cuisinart CBC-00FR Brew-Central Programmable 12-Cup Coffeemaker : Five Stars

Perfect father day gift and he liked it (which is saying a lot).

We’ve been using this model for at least 15 years & feel it to be one of the best. Additionally, it is the right size & color for our kitchen. Unfortunately, we have hard water, so mineral build-up is eventually a problem. I’ve tried a variety of cleaners from vinegar to citric acid to clr, but sooner or later the heating element dies. The ‘remanufactured’ units are as good as new at half the regular price (if we can even find the model available). I have been purchasing 2 at a time so we always have 1 ready to go.

#### Cuisinart CBC-00FR Brew-Central Programmable 12-Cup Coffeemaker (Renewed)

• Make sure this fits
• Charcoal water filter helps produce great-tasting coffee by removing impurities
• Indicator light tells you when it’s time to clean your coffeemaker to remove calcium buildup
• Heater plate has 3 settings, so you can decide how hot the coffee stays
• 12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle, drip-less spout and knuckle guard
• Programmable automatic shutoff, 0-4 hours
• 12-cup automatic coffeemaker with 24-hour programmable timer
• 1-to-4-cup setting; adjustable keep-warm; brew-pause; 0- to 4-hour auto shut-off
• Carafe provides ergonomic handle and dripless spout for graceful pouring
• Clock; cord storage; instructions and paper-filter starter kit included
• Measures approximately 14-1/4 by 8 by 10-3/4 inches; 3-year limited warranty

Controls not the easiest, but makes great coffee.

Just as good as the old one.

I was so excited to buy this coffee pot after reading the wonderful reviews. I bought the refurbished one to save $$. And less than a year later, it hasn’t been working the greatest. The drip got clogged and would take sometimes 2 hours to brew a pot (a little vinegar cleared that up) – but the carafe leaks. A huge pet peave – when you pour coffee and it dribbles on the counter. That is why i spent more money on one of these, to avoid the dripage – but, here we are again dealing with it. I am overall happy with the pot, i just wish i would have bought a new one instead of a refurbished one (no warranty on mine, a year with a new one). Cuisinart CBC-00FR Brew-Central Programmable 12-Cup Coffeemaker (Renewed) : I bought this for my parents (almost 80 yo) after they went through several cheap coffee makers. Easy to set, easy to operate. I have the same coffee maker and it has lasted going on 15 years. This is my 2nd purchase of this particular cuisinart coffee brewer. My 1st purchase was a refurbished model back in 1998. We loved the coffee maker so much, we were devastated when it broke. I went right online to amazon to purchase another refurb and so far so good. I would recommend this coffee maker to anyone who loves to brew their own coffee. Came in brand new,important note;only 90 day warranty on repacked products not shown at amazon site. Works great ,good coffee maker costs 75dollars @most stores, [email protected] and pd 25 @ amazon deliverd to door. Makes a great pot of coffee. Like the filter, just wondering where i can get another one. Coffee stays hot, not burnt for an hour and brew is fairly quick. I like the little alarm letting me know it’s ready. A great deal on a refurbished, old model cuisianart. I bought this coffee maker based on the reviews of others. This is a very easy to use machine. I have used a couple of times already and don’t see why some are complaining about features. The water reservoir is not that small, i had a melitta that was less than half as big. Taking off lid to fill and clean is easy. This coffeemaker is quieter than alot of the most of the other ones i have owned. All in all it is a great buy since mine was refurbished and i only paid 40. I would definately buy another and highly recommend. Works great and i love the coffee maker. After 6 years the timer on my old coffee maker started acting up. I liked my old one so much i searched out the same model to replace it. This remanufactured one looks and works like new. I am very pleased with my purchase. A really great coffee maker. I took away one star because of the poorly designed user interface of buttons to brew coffee. Love the 4 hour shut off, and the temperature control (low, medium, and high). This is by far the best coffee maker i have ever purchased. It works great, looks like brand new, and keeps my coffee super hot (i like the hot setting on the maker). ## Aroma Housewares 20-Cup – Still works like new. I’ve cooked rice, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli & asparagus, they all came out delicious. So far, besides my blender, my next best utensil. Very nice rice cooker true in colorhighly recommend. Purchased for my brother-in-law for christmas; he loved it so much he even wrote me a thank you card. Thinking of getting one for myself it works so well. Here are the specifications for the Aroma Housewares 20-Cup: • Make sure this fits by entering your model number. • Perfectly prepares 4 to 20 cups of any variety of cooked rice • Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below • Simple, one-touch operation with automatic Keep-Warm • Great for soups, jambalaya, chili and so much more! • Full-view tempered glass lid • Includes Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula It is very good for first 6 months but after that its not working – not sure why its not. Easy to use and so much of a difference in taste for rice. I will never go back to boil in a bag. Reviews from purchasers : • Five Stars • Have to keep a eye on it has it wouldn’t cook the rice Awesome rice maker,very simple to use. Great was able to cook 5 cups of dry rice. Texture of rice and cooking time were excellent. Used it for almost 10 months. Very beautiful rice cooker, fits in my small kitchen and does not take up a lot of space. Thanks a real good product for the money. Look very fashion in my kitchen, everything is red. Works awesome–cooks brown rice perfectly (follow water/rice recommendations in the little booklet that comes with it–also in a little chart that you can keep with the pot or taped inside a cabinet for easy access). Don’t forget to add a cube or two of bouillon (we love celifibr veg chicken. And we’ve tried all the veg bouillons around). Then stir in a little earth balance. The steamer basket couldn’t be easier to use. Just sprinkle on some organic frozen veggies, set the basket on the rim over the rice and water, put on the lid, and press the button. When done, top the rice with the veggies and the veggies wih progresso lentil for protein-packed ‘gravy’. And requires about five minutes total attention from you. Other than the 45 seconds it takes to polish off the plate when it’s done. ; >to summarize: rice pot good. When i started using this cooker i really like it but since i’ve had it for 9 months it has been turning to warm setting when rice hasn’t been cooked. It started to do this about 2 months ago. I have to keep a eye on it to switch it back to cook almost every time i use it. Good quality and love the color though plastic steam basket is a bit disappointing. It appears to be a good product & cooks rice fast. I am so very glad that i have this product. Most of the time, i even look forward to cooking with it. It cooks barley and other grains as well. I have as yet to try oatmeal with it. I do let it soak before cleaning it. Cooking oil actually helps with this product both for cooking and cleaning up afterward. It takes about an hour for the food to cook, i don’t use the steamer. ## Flexzion Deep Fryer 1700W 6 Liter Stainless Steel Electric Fryer w/Fry Basket : It’s a nice size I haven’t got a chance to use it Came quickly, and in good condition. Really nice commercial fryer. Heats up quickly, and holds a good amount. The degrees are in celsius which is odd to me, but overall nice product. Excellent  but little small. #### Flexzion Deep Fryer 1700W 6 Liter Stainless Steel Electric Fryer w/Fry Basket for Commercial Restaurant, Countertop, Kitchen w/Adjustable Temperature, Built-in Timer, CE Certified • Make sure this fits by entering your model number. • Heavy duty stainless steel construction for home or commercial applications • The lid cover prevents the oil from spilling or splashing • CE Certified for added safety; The temperature limiter kicks in when the temperature reaches abnormality to prevent any potential accidents. Microswitch protection turns the fryer off when experiencing sudden impact • Thermostat control dial makes it easy to fine tune the temperature. Allows up to 374 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degree Celsius) • Residue plates for filtering out the dregs; Removable oil pan for easy cleaning Fryer arrived on time and double boxed. The assembly was simple and easy. However, as noted by other reviewers, there was a considerable amount of oil and grease on several parts. I attributed the oil and grease to residue remaining from the manufacturing process, lubricant used by the forming presses. I just washed all the contaminated parts in dishwashing liquid and it cleaned right up. Also, there was an over abundant use of plastic film on many parts that had to be peeled off before use, some of it a little difficult to remove. One gallon of oil will fill the tank to just below the “max” line. After the oil is heated it will expand to the “max” line. It takes an average of fourteen minutes to heat the oil from room temperature to 170 degrees c. As with all of these small counter top fryers, once the potatoes or other articles to fry are placed in the heated oil the temperature drops around 20 degrees c or more and there just isn’t enough power to recover the lost temperature. It’s a nice size i haven’t got a chance to use it yet, but it is perfect i’m going to deep fry some chicken saturday for a birthday. I know that it will work out fine. For the money great fryer, gets hot super fast and does a great job. Flexzion Deep Fryer 1700W 6 Liter Stainless Steel Electric Fryer w/Fry Basket for Commercial Restaurant, Countertop, Kitchen w/Adjustable Temperature, Built-in Timer, CE Certified : I got my deep fryer a few days ago. Gave it a test run last nite and i must say i am impressed. I cooked shrimp and fries and im telling you. They were done in all of 6 mins 🙂 it takes the grease about 10 minutes to get really hot but thats acceptable. This is the best deep fryer i have purchased. Already thinking about what i can fry in it tonite lol. It works well for what i need it for it comes in handy when i have big parties and i just love it great item i will buy it again if i needed to no problem with it yet so far so good. Great product easy to clean and awesome price. Heats up quick and does a great job. The sheet metal gives it a very inexpensive feel. Does heat up and fry food well so far. Nice large basket does do a lot of french fries. Not too deep but fair width and length. Temperature recovery is not as fast as i would like but it is only a 120v ac unit. The flimsiness of the metal is disturbing. Just slightly thicker would have been nice. The lid was bent in the packaging and shipping of the unit, but it was so thin i bent it straight with my fingers. Like the two side, we use one side for fish only, that leave the other side for everything else. Easy to set up and easy to clean up. Just wish the cover had a slot so that the basket could be left in the pan while the unit in not in use. The handle is easy to remove but must store handle seperate if greas is still in pan. It is easy to clean and to keep clean. I bought this back in december 2017, it’s now jan 2019. Funny, i bought this to replace a well-used fryer. When it arrived i unboxed it and immediately had buyers remorse. It was very lightweight, the panels were sharp on the edges, and it was assembled with all this blue clear protective plastic stuck to all surfaces and was clearly bolted together with some of this underneath another panel. So, i removed all the protective plastic (it was a bear to get off without tearing, etc, but i got it all off), used an emory cloth to dull the edges underneath, filled it with oil and plugged it in. It didn’t leak, it heated to temp quickly (~10 mins). Tested temp with a thermopen and temp was spot on (celcius to fahrenheit conversions are printed next to the dial). Fried a full basket of frozen fries and they were perfect. Heat recovery was very quick. My wife came in to test the fries with me and fell in love with the full stainless surfaces (i too love ss). Product was nice but didn’t fit my need so returned it and got my money back. Very nice people to working with. It fries beautifully, and cleans up relatively easily. The oil pan comes out for easy emptying and cleaning. In 9 out of 10 times when the word commercial is on a product , the cost is more than tripled. This is the 1 time it is not. You have excellent quality and a reasonable price. Not a bad unit if you have the space for it , two large independent wells are nice if you want to fry with different oils at the same time. I received a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Very nice just didn’t realize how big it was. Quick shipping, nice large baskets. This fryer is awesome but the plastic on basket handle broke so i give it 4 stars. ## ProChef Pro Chef PC3010 3 : A good hot water machine for a party or a office. Got it last week and tried over the weekend. Kept the water boiling hot all shabbat. It has a luck key so that the kids wont be able to pump the hot water out. We had another brand for 10 years and it was great. When it finally pooped out we started searching for another. Decided to try this one because of the good reviews, the price, and the sabbath mode. The pot is attractive, doesn’t take up lots of counter space, the water is steaming hot, one push fills the entire mug (using the manual pump),the electric pump fills the mug quickly, and the ‘lock’ is great for keeping little ones from accidentally spilling/burning themselves. Cannot think of one negative. I ordered this item because i was looking for a hot pot that had a stainless steel water container. I almost did not order it because the price was too good to be true. However, i took a chance and i’m glad i did. I ordered it on november 4 and received it on november 11, an amazing 4 days. It has been plugged in nonstop and is performing perfectly. I love that it can dispense water 3 ways, and the stainless steel interior is easy to clean. I ordered one for my sister on december 7 and it was delivered on december 14. I recommend it without reservation and would order it again. Just be careful, the water is very hot and comes out very quickly, both the pump and the automatic feed work great. • A good hot water machine for a party or a office. • Quality product • Five Stars #### Pro Chef PC3010 3.5 – Quart Hot Water Urn With Auto Dispenser And Auto Saftey Lock and Shabbat Mode • Make sure this fits by entering your model number. • 3.5 qt auto & manual hot water dispenser with manual & electronic safety locks and Shabbos mode • Safe base ensures no dangerous tilting or tipping, simply turn the dispenser toward you • Insulated stainless steel inner tank; Classic euro design complements any decor • Fill anything from a cup to a cooking pot with electronic push button hands free conveniance • special low design that will fit nicely on your counter under top cabinets. Didn’t quite heat up the water as fast as i wanted. If i was setting out a large jug of hot water to be used at a party or to have it on hand all day, this would be perfect. But for a quick cup of water for tea it was too slow. Not to mention it took up a lot of space. Again for a get together it would be ideal. For an office to keep hot water going all day it would be ideal. But it wasn’t what i was looking for. It’s very sturdy and well built. Only other complaint was the ;lack of an on/off switch. You had to pull the plug out to turn it on or off. It is a very good product, works fast, keeps water hot and very easy to dispense. I wish the instruction would give more details. I am definitely recommend it. So happy with this hot water dispenser. A lovely new addition for shabbat. Easy and convenient to use, but takes quite a long time to bring to a boil, even when it’s only one-quarter full. ## Nesco Gwk-57 : Awesome kettle I limit the amount of plastic in my life, and like to see the water boil, so this is a beautiful issue to my countertop. It may have limited functionality, but it works fine for me. The spout is very nice, the lid does not stick like others i have had, and it’s a very attractive design. It also seems well made and i hope it lasts awhile. Best electric kettle i’ve ever owned or used. I love my tea and researched like crazy to replace my amazing mini russell hobbs kettle that finally gave out and settled on this one after reading the reviews. It’s made of glass and brushed stainless steel and looks just like the photo. There is a small circular strip of silicone around the concealed heating element hmm. Wish list: long lasting, bpa free, fast, small footprint and super attractive design. Good points:bpa free (silicone strip though). Glass – fun to see water boil. Fun feature: blue ‘on’ light illuminates boiling water -looks great at night. Doesn’t take up much counter space. Has on/off tab – surprisingly, some kettles don’t have this basic feature. #### Nesco Gwk-57, 1.7-Liter Glass Water Kettle • Make sure this fits by entering your model number. • 57-ounce capacity • 360-degree swivel power base with cord storage • Removable, washable water filter • Stay-cool handle for a secure, comfortable grip • Easy to clean I love this streamline and very efficient water kettle. The price range is great too. It looks cool and all, but the button on the lid doesn’t always open the lid when being pressed. I have to press it a few times literally before the lid would open. The product holds a sizable portion of water, without the bulkiness of a insulated heater carafe type. The unit can heat a whole pot in about 3 minutes to a full boil. It has a pleasant design, modern with a complete view of the heating water. Good value and great functionality. Cost a little more than some others , but it looks great and after a year of use- still boiling strong. Nesco Gwk-57, 1.7-Liter Glass Water Kettle : This is different then my last hot pot and better built then many of the others. It’s clear and easy to see into the pot. The top opens with big visable button on top. The blue light is easy to see when the big toggle switch on the bottom is turned on. There is a filter at the spout to keep impurities out. I like the bright blue color and heavy plug. Boils a french press worth of coffee in one minute, or a cup of water in about 30 seconds. The light illuminates the boil at night, really cool effect. The best glass/electric kettle i have found to date. Holds plenty of water, fast heat time, and no smells. It is very pretty but takes an awful long time to register that the water is boiling, so it completely soaked under my cabinet whenever i used it. I ended up returning it and getting the ‘cuisinart cpk-17 perfectemp 1. 7-liter stainless steel cordless electric kettle’ instead, and i am thrilled with that one. The blue light is not nearly as bright as the photo makes out. It does take a long time to boil. . Longer than my previous 20 kettle. We had an older style plastic one, but i always worried about drinking water that was boiled in plastic. We got this one for a wedding present and i love it. My only complaint is right when i start to pour out of it the stream seems a little large, like it might spill, it never has. But i always start to pour then it startles me, then i continue pouring and all is well. Just may be me over thinking is stream size. I had one prior to this one and bought it at a local all in one super market. It lasted about 2 years and then one morning the switch would no longer work. I went from store to store and could not find it locally. I went on line and purchased this one for 40 more. It is not as nice as my previous one that is why only 4 stars. After it boils it leaves moisture beads at the top of the glass and it never goes away. My last one did not do that. I don’t know why the difference between the 2 but my first one never left moisture. After it boiled the glass was clear as could be. Only down side is the top gets hot after boiling, so opening, refilling and closing if you have company and have to boil a lot of water is a little tricky and a bit of a chore. Aside from that, beautiful kettle, does what it’s supposed to, blue backlight is an excellent touch. I was hesitant to purchase this kettle because it had many negative reviews. I was especially worried about the weakness of the handle and the top. However, i have been using it for six months now (and i am very rough on my kettles, boiling it at least six times a day and probably closer to ten) and i love it. It looks fantastic on the kitchen counter and i really like that you can see the water beginning to boil. The handle is plastic but i haven’t had any issues with it nor has it shown any signs of weakness. If you’re looking for a stylish glass kettle, i recommend this one. I wanted a modern looking kettle and this was the best looking one at the price range. I got it when it was on sale so the review is slightly inflated for that. At full price, i’m not sure i would buy it. It boils water slightly faster than my older plastic kettle but is quite loud. The design is great though, it looks much more expensive than it is and has held up well so farpros- looks great- comes to a boil faster than my older kettlecons- at full price, it is quite expensive- slightly loud but i’m not sure if that can be helped?. I’ve had this kettle for awhile now and i’m still in love with it. It’s attractive looking in my kitchen, what you see in the picture is very accurate. It heats water very quickly. It does exactly as advertised. Obviously if you fill the kettle completely full expect to wait longer for it to heat up, otherwise it starts to boil anywhere between 5-10 mins. I would have given it 5 stars except for the fact that the lid seems to stick. It’s just a minor problem and has no impact if the kettle works well or not so do not let my small problem prevent you from purchasing this beautiful and functional water kettle. Did i mention its not plastic. This is a delightful small appliance. We became friends very quickly. I knew these existed, it just never occurred to me to purchase one. After decades of heating water in the microwave and stove top–and always hating it–i found this gem. It works perfectly, looks great and gives me instant hot water for my coffee, tea and oatmeal. It’s the little things that give you joy, you know?. Love the design (and got compliments about it from visitors), but it’s quite slow in boiling water. Love the features: cordless, large capacity, stainless and glass, auto shutoff. To me, it seems more hygienic than a plastic pot, looks really high-end and is fun to watch. I purchased and open box model and saved nearly half the retail cost. I had chef’s choice m679 cordless electric glass kettle i have been using for one 6 month and worked excellent, but i have always problem to feel water into kettle because the button to open lid on kettle was always stuck and did not open easy and eventually broke. So i decide to look for different style and i picked nesco gwk-57, 1. So far i am happy with purchase and cover opens easy. I had some doubt on the lid quality which has some plastic in it. Even on the very first use it didn’t smell. The kettle is a little noisy but nothing other then that. The power switch is designed to stay off if the kettle was removed from the base. That actually makes use of this product really safe in case no water in it at the moment the kettles is back on its base. Added to my review 2 1/2 years later after purchase: the power switch finally got loose. It appears that plastic tips on it broke off. The switch is not able to maintain ‘on’ position longer. I’ve purchased many electric water kettles for work, home and friends. It has an automatic shut off, the water comes to a rolling, circular boil with a blue light shining on it which makes it interesting to look at. It’s very light weight, has a good handle, easy flip turn on switch, push button on the top that opens the lid. Sometimes i push it more than once, but that’s o. I’ve been using it for over a year and it’s still working perfectly. The price is good, it’s all good. ## Redi Edge Retac201 Tactical Knife Sharpener Set : easy to use, lightweight sharpener system Very happy with the product. Great to keep around the kitchen to put an edge on knives then finish up with a steel. Will sharpen just about anything you want. #### Redi Edge Retac201 Tactical Knife Sharpener Set, Black • Make sure this fits by entering your model number. • Produced from military-grade aluminum for extreme durability, long life and lightweight • Factory pre-set to sharpen tactical knife blades at a 30, 40 and 60 degrees inclusive angle to maintain a 15, 20 and 30 degree double cutting edge • Redi-Edge Caramelized coating will protect your sharpener • Convenient honing surface and a v-groove for sharpening fish hooks and needle points located on the bottom • Sharpening, honing, and polishing all in one This product works well but seems a little cheap. Not sure how it will hold up. Great item to use no matter where you are. I find these sharpeners easy to use. They seem to work better than some of the other v-style quick sharpeners out there. I highly recommend getting this kit to quickly put an edge on a knife. It will not fix a beat up or damaged blade, but for quick touch ups, these are great. They are all metal, not plastic, as i had thought. Redi Edge Retac201 Tactical Knife Sharpener Set, Black : Redi-edge sharpeners are the best and fastest sharpeners i have used. 25 years in the infantry, many years in back-country adventures, and i only regret that redi-edge had not produced these products many decades ago. Excellent sharpeners and nearly fool-proof. I have forsaken all the lansky’s, stones, strops, etc. , i own, in favor of these babies. The carrying case is garbage, threw it out already. But it’s a good price for all 3 sizes. Sharpened up an old folder that’s really needed it. I’m no expert, but the edge is much better. I had a 40 degree inclusive sharpener that is identical to these that is sold by a major quality northwestern knive manufacturing company. I bought this set to replace the one i lost. A single sharpener by that major knife company costs 3/4 of what this 3 sharpener set costs and these units appear to be identical if not better made. I used the 30 degree on some kitchen knives, the 40 degree on my pocket knives and the 60 on my chinese meat knife (cleaver). They all worked wonderfully. I am very happy and impressed with these sharpeners. Very pleased and great quick sharpening. It really puts that factory finish or cut on your blades. For me this is the best sharpener that i have. I have used these sharpeners for several years and highly recommend them. They are grate in the field while dressing game and in the kitchen. The presentation case is cheesy but makes a good choice for a gift and you can’t beet the proice for three sharpeners. This was a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it. It has many different edges and ways to sharpen any knife. ## Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, I highly recommend this basic, well-designed coffee maker. Great coffee pot, it does exactly what i want it to do. There isn’t much else i could ask for it. I initially bummed when i got it that it uses cone filters but actually i like that it does. I feel it helps brew a bolder cup of coffee. Very good pot for the money. I had a merlita for 3 yrs which worked good, then died. It is no longer available so i chose this one due to the feedback. It fits nicely under my cabinets, takes a #4 cone coffee filter (which is important to us). It takes awhile to brew, but makes a nice hot pot of coffee. I noticed some reviews say it isn’t 12 cups but it is. It seems the pot is shorter, but is a little wider, so there’s the difference. I like it, fast shipping, good deal. Key specs for Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable (49618): • Make sure this fits by entering your model number. • 3 Brew strength options – regular; bold; and 1-4 cups • Easy-pour carafe for no-mess pouring • Sleek stainless steel design • Cone-shaped brew basket • Programmable clock/timer Comments from buyers “Very good , Simple, functional, easy to usecould just use ONE silly little thing. , Very satisfied. Good coffee. Can make 1-4 cups if desired. Great replacement for my old coffee maker. Looks great in the kitchen as well. I had to get a new coffeemaker since a rubber band fell into the water chamber of my 25-year-old krups and melted. I’ve had this unit for a few days now, and it makes very good coffee. I’m drinking some now as i write this review. I haven’t tried the programmable start time yet. More compact compared to others. Pot has plastic ring around the rim which gives more protection if you bump the pot against a kitchen sink spout. Works fine for such small amounts. Note: don’t use the ‘1-4 cup’ setting when making small amount – was a little weak. So i just leave it on bold, even for 2-3 cups. Uses no 4 cone filters, which i prefer. Nothing fancy but does the job. Good coffee pot – everything works great and i like that you can change the strength of the coffee and as long as you remember to fix it before you go to bed 🙂 you have hot coffee when you wake up. This is one of the best h/b coffee makers i have ever had when this one is gone i will be back for manother. Coffee is ready to go when i am. Even more convenient than my keurig considering my effort level in the morning is literally 0. Didn’t realize it had cone filters, but oh well, my fault. I bought this coffee maker when our last one finally bit the dust. Rather than spend a bundle for a new one, i thought i’d give this inexpensive model a try. I found that this basic coffee maker does its job as well as the fancier, more expensive coffee makers i’ve owned in the past. No bells and whistles, literally: there is no beeping. Thank you for that, hamilton beach. The lid on the pot is well designed. It stays firmly in place as you pour, doesn’t cause splashing as you pour, doesn’t drip when you set it back on the warmer. The control buttons on the front are intuitive, no need for fiddling around to get your coffee ‘just right. ‘we grind our own beans and find that the coffee from this machine is just as good as, if not better than, what we’ve poured from more complicated and expensive coffee makers. Note that this model takes cone-shaped filters, by the way. I went round in circles reading coffee maker reviews – looking for a new one after my third cuisinart stopped working. I finally decided “ it is just water over ground beans” and from the reviews about 25% of all brands break in the first year: conclusion – don’t spend too much. Summary of this one:- works fine. – looks attractive on counter ( sorry, yes that is important to me)- i was worried mostly that i could get a very strong brew. In fact am using less beans in this than my previous. – filter is cone but weird oval shape. #4 papers or you can take your cone gold filter and sort of bend it to fit. – plastic taste issue – apparently common. There was a strong plastic smell “ outgassing” aggravated by heating so i understand. I did a vinegar and water brew and then about 5 water brews; thought i still smelled it, so did a lemon juice and water brew followed by 5 water only, the repeated the vinegar brew and 5 waters. I am not smelling or tasting plastic. I am leaving the lid to the back open for a while i think just in case / to help. – carafe doesn’t dribble like cuisinart did. – water reservoir a little small to fill, but no more than old one. I considered a 50 with removable resevoir – that seemed nice but this is okay – especially as the darn carafe is not dribbling. I will update if things change. I didn’t know whether to give this 2 stars or 3 stars. Like other people have said after a couple uses the lid will not close. Unlike other cone filters coffee makers my filters in this one collapse and yes i do know about folding the seam. I would be willing to pay much for for coffee pot that does the job and will last. Manufacturers take notei have found a little trick to keep the filter from collapsing. I had a gold filter basket from a previous one and i installed the basket and still used a filter because it’s easier cleaning. Don’t ask me why but this solve the problem of the filter collapsing. Wow, very nice machine, especially for the$$. Makes an excellent cup of brew as outlined in great detail by other reviewers. Very nice quality machine, nice carafe, etc. My suggestions:-use the cheap brown filters from the grocery store. The ‘permanent’ mesh filter does let the water out too fast and weakens the brew. This seems to extract max flavoronly thing to be aware of:-fill the water tank first. It’s easy to splash cold water on your grounds.

I had one before i bought this one and loved it; i just wanted a new one. This one makes great coffee but there is a problem with the top, it won’t close all the way. Since that doesn’t affect the way the coffee is made i’m ok with that. I don’t like mr coffee products and this is the best one out there for the price.

Only thing i don’t like is the cone filters.

High quality machine, regular or bold brew, keeps coffee hot, oval shaped filter basket-no permanent filter, good looking.

Really nice and great price. Works well and looks good on the counter.

I hate this coffee maker more than hate itself. I’m giving 3 stars because it does indeed make coffee, the timer works, the auto shutoff after 2 hours is nice, but it leaksevery time i pour coffee, whether fast or slow, with the lid closed or holding it open, it drips coffee all over the counter. I don’t mean just a few little drips. It leaves a lake of coffee so bad that we’ve had to start holding it over the sink to pour it. If i knew then what i know now, i would definitely not buy this coffee maker.

I purchased this after i broke the coffeepot on my cuisnart coffee maker. I’m very pleased with this coffee maker. I actually like it better than my old cuisinart. The brew options make for a great cup of coffee. This offers the options of a 1-4 cup, bold brew, regular brew. I also have a keurig and it is not getting much use now. Excellent product and great price.

Very nice pot for the price – new kind of filters, though, so you have to purchase those, too.

The front metal plate had rust spots, a slight dent, and was surprisingly greased up for a new product. After inspecting the inside it appears the innards are new but maybe the product got that way during the final packaging step. We decided to keep it since the blemish doesn’t affect the coffee machine functions, but i wondered about the quality control. The coffee maker can be easily disassembled for cleaning, which is great for the family member who occasionally forget to take out the coffee ground until it starts molding. The three drip options also brings subtle flavor changes, which was appreciated.

Terrific, perfect product, great price. Hard to find cone filter pots, so glad to find this one.

If you like coffee, buy coffee maker.

## BUNN HG Phase Brew 8-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Excellent Coffee Maker – Great Value

I think this unit makes a better tasting cup of coffee which is why i bought it. The only problem i have with it is the carafe. I cant believe the folks at bunn put this carafe in production. I’ve seen some other comments on this too. You have to pour so slow in order not to drizzle coffee all over your counter (more so when full). I thought at first, maybe i forgot how to pour coffee. Lol but everybody who pours from it, same thing. Other things to consider is that it is very tall.

My krups aroma control type 229 coffee maker has been running strong now for 12 years, but i thought it time to change up my brewing station. I ordered this bunn hg phase brew coffee brewer based off of reviews i read online. This machine made two incredible batches of coffee and then broke by the third time. Not much more i can say about this other than bunn customer support is fantastic.Within 2 minutes on the phone with their customer department, i had a new unit sent out to me and a pre-paid return for the broken item. I am giving this unit 2 stars due to faulty quality control and/or design. I hope the next one works better. For now, i’ll continue using my 12 year old krups. Update:i received my new bunn hg phase brew 8-cup from bunn. As mentioned earlier in my review, they replaced my broken unit, no questions asked.

I love this coffee maker for a lot of reasons and after much research i’m very happy with my choice. Like many i was tired of replacing cheaper units every couple of yrs. That only made mediocre coffee. As a school bus driver up at 5am i need my morning coffee hot and ready to go into a travel mug and this one delivers. I’m the only coffee drinker in the house and the 8-cup brew size is perfect for me. It does make a little noise getting the water temperature just right before starting the brew cycle but not a deal breaker. For a full brew cycle and doesnt have a pause feature. To be honest i’ve never understood the need for the sneek-a-cup option since the coffee is not completely done brewing anyway. When my old coffee maker broke i had to use my back-up french press which makes the best coffee of any brew system but is not very convenient.

Key specs for BUNN HG Phase Brew 8-Cup Home Coffee Brewer:

• Make sure this fits
• Brews 4 to 8 cups (20 to 40 -ounces)
• Glass carafe and stainless brew funnel
• 6-Minute heating phase + 4-minute brewing phase = 10 minutes to better coffee
• Programmable auto-start, easy to read LCD display, time-to-clean indicator, and warmer that automatically shuts off after 2 hours
• Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

“Big improvement over BUNN Velocity models.
, Mixed Review – I Own Two
, Love Bunn Products and Especially Their Customer Service and Warranties

I don’t beleive you can find a better coffeemaker for the price. Simple in design and easy to use, this bunn makes a great cup of coffee with no fuss or bother. Could one ask for more?only downside i found is that the carafe is designed so that it doesn’t empty fully of water after being washed so it requires a wipe down. I may try the optional thermal carafe sold on the bunn website as see it this resolves the issue. A very good overall product.

Even after five months of daily use, the coffee tastes like plastic if i leave water sitting in the reservoir or if the reservoir lid is closed between uses. I can’t detect any plastic taste if i pour water in immediately before brewing, so i do that. If you need to let your water off-gas overnight to reduce the chlorine, you’ll have to do that in the carafe. This also means that the clock and timer are worthless to me. The other electronics work oddly too. It frequently flashes its bright, annoying cleaning request just after i’ve cleaned it. Or two days later, just for a half-hour. Sometimes the reservoir heater kicks on an hour after brewing has finished. One time after a power outage the reservoir heater wouldn’t turn on at all.

This coffee maker promises to make delicious, hot, flavorful coffee. And on that promise, it deliversthe water is heated to the perfect temperature before brewing (if it’s too cold, it leaves flavor behind; too hot, it makes coffee taste bitter). Measure out a good amount of coffee grounds, pour in the water, wait about 10 minutes, and you have one of the best cups of coffee you’ve ever tasted. It rivals all the best coffee makers – biggby, starbucks, caribou, pancake house, whatever you love. You can match the quality or get even better with this machine. Here’s why i gave it only 4 stars:i love the shape, design, and size; i was actually looking for a pot that brewed about 8 cups so it worked out perfectly for me. I never thought i’d be questioning the quality of a product made by bunn, but there are a few issues with it. A bunn carafe actually begins to leak when pouring coffee. Maybe i’m pouring my coffee to fast – i don’t know – but it starts to drip down the glass and on the table or floor while i’m pouring it. Second:there’s no drip stopper under the filter. I know you should let the coffee fully brew before pouring a cup, but this coffee maker takes a full ten minutes or more to finish (it warms the water to the ideal temp – like 210 degrees – before it begins the drip cycle) and it seems to continue dripping for a few minutes after finishing. So when i get impatient and pull the pot out to pour myself a cup it drips all over the hot burner and sizzles a little.

Metal filter-basket, no crappy plastic drip-stop nozzle — the coffee drips directly down into the carafe. Cons: the carafe is a bit smaller than most kitchen coffee makers. 8 cups is the absolute top-line max. Also, the reservoir in which water is poured, and heated, appears to be plastic. Notes: doesn’t store preheated water, like most of the commercial-grade bunn machines. You pour water in, it heats up, then brews.

I was a little apprehensive about this brewer – the reviews aren’t quite as great as other bunn brewers – but it’s been great so far. It appears that they’ve corrected the carafe dripping issue and it brews nice hot coffee. I decided to go with this brewer because bunn has such a great reputation but i didn’t want the continuously heated water – i don’t mind waiting the additional 6 minutes the machine takes to heat the water. Based on the reviews it appears that bunn’s customer service is also really good so i figured i had nothing to lose. The unit looks cool but it’s a bit bigger than i expected. I can find bunn filters for much cheaper than amazon at both our local grocer and wal mart. My only complaint, similar to other reviews, is that it is hard to see the water level in the window at top.

I don’t think this model has even been on the market 3 years, and this model comes with a 3-year warranty. I went on the bunn website, emailed them about my concerns, and 2 days later got an email saying they’ve ordered a replacement unit to be shipped to me. The only thing wrong with mine was the paint peeling off of the warming tray; it functioned perfectly otherwise. Bunn uses items that fail during the warranty period as research items to determine how they can improve their product. I’ve had to use their warranty service more than once in my life and they’ve always been very gracious. No arguments, no hassle returns, just the way i like it. I’m so pleased with their customer service, i bought their single-serve machine directly from their website the same day they addressed my phase brew issue. I will continue to support them as they have supported me through the years. Some reviewers here are new to the product and don’t get the concept of how to properly use this machine. If you’re using the bare minimum amount of water, more than likely it won’t brew.

I have been using a bunn nhbb velocity brew 10-cup home coffee brewer for about 6 years. It makes good coffee, and it does it fast (approximately 3 minutes). The reason it is so fast is because it maintains a tank of heated water, so when you press brew it uses this already hot water to brew, and then takes the water you just added and heats it up in preparation for the next brew. Despite the fact that you got good coffee fast, there were a couple bothersome points with this strategy:1) it was an energy hog, constantly maintaining a tank of hot water even though you might only use the maker once a day. 2) the amount of coffee made is not based on how much water you poured into the maker, it is based on how much water was added on the previous brew. So if you poured in 10 cups yesterday, and you want to only make 4 cups today – sorry, you will get 10 cups now, but next time it will be 4. 3) if you don;t use the brewer for a few days, the heated reservoir tends to evaporate, delivering less that the expected amount on the next use. I recently replaced this older model with the bunn hg phase brew 8-cup home coffee brewer. They have managed to correct all of the problems i had with the older brewer. 1) the water you pour in is used to brew the coffee.

Makes a great cup of coffee, nice and strong, very hot. Requires less coffee to get a good cup of coffee than any other unit i have tried. Not as fast as i would like (10 minutes is a long time to wait for my coffee 🙂 )the bad. The carafe leaks when you pour like a sieve. No matter what i try i end up pouring coffee all over the counter. Come on bunn, can’t you design a better carafe?????.

I bought this coffee maker to replace an aged cuisinart maker. As usual with anything i buy from amazon, it was delivered a lot faster than expected. Setting up this unit was a breeze and within minutes, i had it set up to brew my first pot of coffee on auto timer which i am enjoying right now. It is the first hot, straight out of the pot, cup of coffee (bunn, if you use this ‘great line’ for your ads, i want royalties) i ever had from a home coffee brewer. Great job with this coffee maker bunn.

I had a bunn years ago but i switched teams and i’ve a owned few different coffee makers the past few years. The last one was a cuisinart that failed in less than three years. I love the brew that bunn produces but i could not give it five stars. Just as my old unit did, the carafe still drips and spills when you pour. I also have problem with the fill window. It has a ‘frosted’ finish which makes it difficult to see the water level and i have to shake the unit a little to see how much it’s filled. In addition, be sure to stock filters because the bunn brand fits best and is not readily available in local stores. One other thing is the four cup minimum brewing. Although it fills my largest mug with a half cup wasted, this adds up over time to money wasted. What i love about bunn is the water distribution so all of the grinds get wet.

It’s the perfect size and style for a medium sized, modern kitchen. I make coffee at home every day and the 4-cup amount is just the right amount for a large mug or my travel mug. But from day 1 of having this brewer it has said ‘cle’ on the display and despite following cleaning instructions i can’t get that to go away. It doesn’t seem to affect anything so i’ve just been trying to ignore it so i don’t have to go through the hassle of a return. But now i’m also noticing that the warming plate absolutely not does keep a pot of coffee warm for 2 hours; try 30 minutes max. I am disappointed but it still does what i need it to do so i’ll probably keep it rather than deal with a return or warranty situation.

I have bought two of these brewers in the last two months, one for my mother and one for me. I read the plethora of negative reviews after i bought the first one and was quite concerned as my 80 year old mother who lives alone would be disappointed if hers started malfunctioning, leaked, or quit working. We’ve had great success and everyone raves over the coffee we brew. I had a kuerig previously-no comparison, the bunn is a ‘coffeemaker’.As to the people who get the ‘clean’ display often-you must be living where the water is awful. We use reverse osmosis water and have yet to see the ‘clean’ prompt. As for the dribbling pots, i have yet to spill a drop. Well, it’s not silent – set it to come on 5 minutes after your alarm as a snooze alarm, if the sound doesn’t get you up the aroma a few minutes later will.

When it comes to the features of this brewer it’s possible to find some faults, but in the end, there’s no denying that it simply makes a good cup of coffee that isn’t bitter. I think this is because they got the brew temperature and brew time about right. I measured the stream flowing into the pot at 200 f with a thermopen, which is in the recommended range. We’ve only had it one week, but we haven’t seen any of the reliability problems or cleaning issues described in other reviews. Our carafe pours great without any leaks or dripping. It does make noise when the water is being heated. It’s comparable to the noise other drip makers during their brewing cycle, possibly a little more, but we don’t find it intolerable. However, it’s definitely there. Once the heating phase is done there is no noise during the brewing cycle. Put a smidgen less than 4 cups of water into the system, and the water will heat but nothing will come out.

Definitely makes hot coffee. It is also very easy to use, compared to a cuisinart i was using before which had a couple of extra parts that had to be messed with when making coffee. The coffee pot definitely drips when pouring. Always have to pour over the sink. Refuses to make 4 cups, when i put the water to the 4 cup line, it just heats the water without ever advancing to the brew stage. As soon as i up the water to the 6 cups line, it starts brewing. Timer button sticks sometimes, which is a problem because it thinks i am trying to set the time on the timer rather than turning it on. Overall, makes a good cup of coffee, but definitely has some minor defects.

Over the last 20 years, i’ve owned several home coffee makers and this one has brewed the best tasting coffee; however, my experience has been it requires about 10% more coffee than i was using in my delonghi brewer. Brew times are under 10 minutes, which is good. At first, i had a hard time pouring coffee without spilling a little, and this due largely to how the pour spout is designed on the carafe; this is no longer a problem now that i figured out to pour a lot slower than i’ve been used to. I also like the very modern looking design of this unit–it’s much better looking than most of the other bunn home brewers i’ve seen. Lastly, my hope now is this appliance will be reliable and last for several years. If so, i will stick with bunn.

I purchased this particular brand and unit because of the prior reputation of the company’s products and their supportive customer service and easy parts repairs; and also for the small size serving we preferred. It arrived quickly and worked the first two days as expected and then the heating element failed to work. I called the customer service center at bunn, explained the problem and they shipped a new replacement model the same day. A small chip was defective on the unit and they simply replaced it with a new one. No problems what so ever with their support. This unit is great for the size cups we wanted. It makes a louder sound initially than prior models when it heats the water but the resulting extra hot coffee is simply great. The clean see through design and engineering is what makes this better than most others i reviewed. I happen to be an engineer by education and wanted a well designed product with great customer support and parts availability when ever needed.

My husband and i love our fresh morning coffee, ground in a burr grinder and brewed at the perfect temperature to extract the maximum flavor from our beans. We just purchased our second phase brew coffee brewer. The first one still sits on the counter at our primary residence where we use it daily. The second one sits at our secondary residence. We use it daily when we are here. I have mixed feelings about this appliance. First of all, it does brew coffee at the perfect temperature. It makes the best tasting pot of joe i’ve ever had. But there are a couple of downsides.

I have used my bunn hg phase brewer for 8 months now and have really been pleased with this product. It is an unconventional looking coffee brewer and at 15 1/2 inches high it could present storage problems in some kitchens. I choose this model over the other bunn velocity models because i did not want to use more energy in keeping a 10 cup or more container constantly hot so that there could be ‘instant’ coffee brewing (in 4 minutes or less). With this model i grind and prepare my coffee the night before and use the convenient ‘auto start’ button to set the timer to start brewing in the morning at about the time that i wake up. It generally takes about 8 – 10 minutes to prepare hot, delicious coffee that is at just the right temperature. As other reviewers have mentioned it is somewhat noisy as it heats up the water prior to dispensing but i have come to actually enjoy the sounds which are then followed by the aroma of fresh coffee in the mornings.

I originally gave this coffee maker five stars, because it simply made what i can honestly call the best coffee i’ve ever had. Unfortunately, that was, to quote camelot lyricist alan jay lerner, ‘for one brief, shining moment. ‘ in less than a year, the heating element died, and bunn does not make any repairs on home coffee makers. The coffee maker was still under warranty, and i will give bunn credit for having an outstanding customer service team, but sadly they were no longer making this model. Apparently for americans on the go, 10 whole minutes to make a superlative pot of coffee was just too darn long, so bunn discontinued it. They did replace my phase brew with another of their models that makes a pot of coffee in 3 minutes, by keeping a tank of water at brewing temperature constantly, 24/7, a concept i’m not fond of. Worse, the replacement coffee maker does not make coffee as good as the phase brew, and i am nowhere near as enthusiastic with the final product as i had been. The customer service rep said she had heard that they might start making something comparable to the original phase brew in the near future, but that hasn’t happened yet. The one original phase brew maker amazon has lists at something like three times the price i originally paid, and since they conk out so quickly, it’s just not worth it. I hope all those fast-paced americans whose impatience spelled the death of this maker make good use of those 7 extra minutes they have gained.

After having this coffee maker for 2 month it failed. Nothing lights up on the display. When the ‘brew’ button is pressed, you can hear the click but the heating element never comes on. The phase brew makes good coffee when it works. Wish i had not recommended it to my friends now. Contacted bunn and they sent me a new phase brew before i sent them the broken one. They also paid for all shipping. Good companymay 2011 update: 2nd phase brew heating element failed may 10, 2011. Bunn sent me another new phase brew in two days. I still like this bunn coffee maker and the company.

I ordered this coffee brewer after reading other reviews online about it about how hot the coffee is and the good taste. My main goal for coffee is for it to be very hot which in my experience never happens with home coffee brewers. This phase brew is the hottest coffee i have made from a home coffee brewer but, in my opinion, i would like it even hotter, but, i know that is probably not possible. A lot of the reviews said that the coffee was strong but, i found it to be just regular and not strong which is fine. The carafe is as other reviewers stated two cups smaller than a regular size which fine unless you have company over or you drink more than four large mugs of coffee. A full carafe will make about 4 large mugs of coffee. The height is no problem as it fits under my kitchen cabinets. I did have a problem with it as the ‘clean’ message started coming on a week after i purchased it which meant i was supposed to clean the minerals, etc. So, even though it was one week old, i cleaned it and the light came back on.